Category: Guidebooks

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything

By Steve Miller

“Why are so much crops green?”

Why doesn’t belly acid dissolve the tummy itself? Why are there extra tornados within the Midwest than at the coast? This quantity solutions those questions and over two hundred extra, laying off mild at the technology in the back of them. As informative because it is unique, it addresses each significant department of technology, together with physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and cosmology. It highlights many of the titanic rules that contributed to shaping technology as we all know it, and discusses the way forward for technology almost about nanotechnology, genetic amendment, molecular drugs, and string theory.

•Complete Idiot’s Guides®</I> have a confirmed tune list of simplifying technological know-how with nice good fortune, as with volumes on physics and chemistry
•Entertaining clinical overviews of this sort additionally profitable, together with such titles as The Pocket Idiot’s Guide™ to Not-So-Useless Facts and The whole Idiot’s Guide® to realizing Einstein

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A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7th Edition)

By Mark G. Sobell

“I have came across this booklet to be a truly beneficial lecture room textual content, in addition to an outstanding Linux source. It teaches Linux utilizing a ground-up procedure that offers scholars the opportunity to development with their abilities and develop into the Linux international. i've got usually pointed to this e-book while requested to suggest a fantastic Linux reference.”
— Eric Hartwell, Chair, college of knowledge know-how, ITT Technical Institute

Master the entire recommendations you want to be successful with Fedora™ or purple Hat® firm Linux®

  • The number one Fedora and RHEL resource—a instructional AND on-the-job reference
  • Master Linux management and safeguard utilizing the command line, GUI instruments, Python, systemd, and firewalld
  • Set up key web servers, step-by-step, together with Samba, Apache, MariaDB/MySQL, sendmail, OpenSSH, DNS, LDAP, and extra
  • Brand-new bankruptcy on digital Machines and Cloud Computing!

In this finished advisor, one of many world’s top Linux specialists brings jointly the entire wisdom and real-world insights you want to grasp and be successful with today’s types of Fedora or pink Hat firm Linux. Best-selling writer Mark Sobell explains Linux essentially and successfully, concentrating on abilities you’ll really need as a consumer, programmer, or administrator.


Sobell assumes no earlier Linux wisdom. He starts off at the start and walks you thru each subject and activity that concerns, utilizing easy-to-understand examples. step-by-step, you’ll how you can set up and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical consumer interface, supply file/printer sharing, configure community servers, safe Linux pcs and networks, paintings with the command line, administer Linux successfully, and automate management utilizing Python and bash.


Mark Sobell has taught millions of Linux and UNIX pros. He is familiar with each Linux corner and cranny—and he by no means forgets what it’s wish to be new to Linux. no matter what you must do with Linux—now or within the future—you’ll locate it during this booklet.


Compared with different Linux books, A sensible advisor to Fedora™and purple Hat®Enterprise Linux ®, 7th Edition, offers

  • Complete, up to the moment insurance of Fedora 19 and RHEL 7 (beta)
  • New programming chapters that hide Python and MariaDB/MySQL, plus a brand new instructional on utilizing GnuPG to encrypt communications
  • Information on cutting-edge safety: SELinux, ACLs, firewalld (firewall-config and firewall-cmd), iptables (system-config-firewall), GnuPG, and OpenSSH
  • New bankruptcy on VMs (virtual machines) and cloud computing, together with VMware, QEMU/KVM, virt-manager, virsh, GNOME containers, and AWS (Amazon net prone)
  • Expanded command-line assurance, together with a brand new bankruptcy that info 32 vital utilities
  • Practical details on net server configuration, together with Apache, sendmail, NFSv4, DNS/BIND, the recent LDAP Dynamic Server, and IPv6
  • Complete “meat-and-potatoes” details on system/network management, now together with GRUB 2, the XFS filesystem, the recent Anaconda Installer, the systemd init daemon, firewalld, and NetworkManager
  • Detailed directions on retaining Linux structures modern, discovering software program programs, and dealing with repositories utilizing yum and rpm
  • Full assurance of the LPI Linux necessities examination pursuits plus large insurance of the CompTIA Linux+ examination ambitions; Appendix E offers a map from pursuits to pages within the ebook
  • New assurance of find, sort, xz (compression), free, xargs, and the nano editor
  • And even more, together with a 500+ time period word list and complete indexes

Includes DVD! Get the entire model of the Fedora 19 release!

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DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices

By Kyle Rankin

“If you’re a developer attempting to work out why your program isn't really responding at three am, you would like this ebook! this is often now my go-to publication whilst diagnosing construction concerns. It has kept me hours in troubleshooting complex operations problems.”

Trotter Cashion, cofounder, Mashion


DevOps will help builders, QAs, and admins interact to unravel Linux server difficulties way more speedily, considerably bettering IT functionality, availability, and potency. to achieve those advantages, although, workforce contributors desire universal troubleshooting abilities and practices.


In DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server top Practices , award-winning Linux professional Kyle Rankin brings jointly all of the standardized, repeatable ideas your group must cease finger-pointing, collaborate successfully, and speedy clear up almost any Linux server challenge. Rankin walks you thru utilizing DevOps strategies to troubleshoot every little thing from boot disasters and corrupt disks to misplaced e mail and downed web content. You’ll grasp integral abilities for diagnosing high-load platforms and community difficulties in creation environments.


Rankin exhibits how to

  • Master DevOps’ method of troubleshooting and confirmed Linux server problem-solving principles
  • Diagnose gradual servers and functions by way of making a choice on CPU, RAM, and Disk I/O bottlenecks
  • Understand fit boots, so that you can establish failure issues and fasten them
  • Solve complete or corrupt disk matters that hinder disk writes
  • Track down the resources of community problems
  • Troubleshoot DNS, electronic mail, and different community services
  • Isolate and diagnose Apache and Nginx net server disasters and slowdowns
  • Solve issues of MySQL and Postgres database servers and queries
  • Identify failures–even notoriously elusive intermittent failures

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Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles

By Charles Fleming

Containing walks and targeted maps from through the urban, Secret Stairs highlights the charms and quirks of a distinct function of the la panorama, and chronicles the geographical, architectural, and old facets of the city’s staircases, in addition to of the neighborhoods within which the stairs are located.

From walking during the vintage l. a. Loma local in Pasadena to strolling the sundown Junction Loop in Silver Lake, to taking the Beachwood Canyon hike via “Hollywoodland” to having fun with the very good ocean perspectives from the Castellammare district in Pacific Palisades, Secret Stairs takes you on a travel of the staircases all around the urban of Angels.

The round walks, rated for period and trouble, carry stories of ancient houses and their attention-grabbing population, bits of surprising neighborhood minutiae, and tales of the neighborhoods surrounding the steps. That’s the place William Faulkner was once dwelling whilst he wrote the screenplay for To Have and feature Not; that residence was once designed via Neutra; over there's a Schindler; that’s the place Woody Guthrie lived, the place Anais Nin died, and the place Thelma Todd used to be murdered . . .

Despite the truth that this kind of staircases starred in an Oscar-winning brief film—Laurel and Hardy’s The song Box, from 1932—these civic treasures were almost unknown to lots of the city’s citizens and viewers. Now, Secret Stairs places those hidden stairways again at the map, whereas introducing city hikers to fascinating new “trails” all over the urban of Los Angeles.

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Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino - Second Edition

Unleash the facility of the preferred microboards to construct handy, valuable, and enjoyable domestic automation projects

About This Book

  • Revolutionize how you automate your house through combining the facility of the Raspberry Pi and Arduino
  • Build easy but notable domestic computerized initiatives utilizing an Arduino and the Raspberry Pi
  • Learn how one can dynamically regulate your dwelling surroundings with exact step by step examples

Who This publication Is For

If you're new to the Raspberry Pi, the Arduino, or domestic automation and want to boost a few striking tasks utilizing those instruments, then this ebook is for you. Any adventure in utilizing the Raspberry Pi will be an extra advantage.

What you are going to Learn

  • Set up the Raspberry Pi and the Cooking Hacks Arduino bridge shield
  • Work with digital parts to construct small circuits
  • Develop purposes that engage along with your circuits
  • Use thermistors, FSRs, and photoresistors to observe and keep watch over your surroundings
  • Communicate together with your Raspberry Pi from an Arduino Uno through Ethernet
  • Send your self email updates while a parcel arrives at your home
  • Control your individual mains energy with a relay guard or even attach a motor in your Raspberry Pi
  • Build a tool that assessments for damp/flooding utilizing the Arduino bridge defend and Raspberry Pi

In Detail

Revolutionize how you engage along with your domestic and develop into a part of the speedily becoming staff of hobbyists and fanatics by way of combining the strong Raspberry Pi with an Arduino board.

Starting with an advent to the Raspberry Pi and Arduino forums you'll arrange your personal domestic automation process via a chain of fascinating tasks, making your lifestyles much easier.

Build a thermostat, a Raspberry Pi keep an eye on gadget, a parcel supply detector, and a water and damp detector, after which circulation directly to extra complicated tasks together with a motor mechanism to regulate your curtains.

By the tip of this useful consultant, you may be a convinced consumer who can application, arrange, and run quite a lot of purposes utilizing either the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design

With this e-book you are going to speedy learn how to advance whole Dynamics NAV purposes and achieve the flexibility to layout for various company wishes and sectors. With a effortless, absolutely targeted process it is an integral tutorial.


  • Learn how Dynamics NAV ERP suite is decided up and customised for numerous industries
  • Integrate quite a few elements of a company's operations together with monetary reporting, revenues, order administration, stock, and forecasting
  • Develop whole purposes and never simply skeleton platforms
  • Covers the layout and implementation of 2 new add-on providers: The Squash program and the garage & Logistics software
  • Also usable for past models similar to 3.x, 4.0, and 5.0
  • Easy-to-read type, full of hard-won functional suggestion
  • Real-world examples with step by step causes

What you are going to study from this book

  • Implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite with a pattern software during the e-book
  • Set up Dynamics NAV and customise it for varied industries together with type, retail, and the car
  • Get to grips with key Dynamics NAV positive factors corresponding to stock Valuation, merchandise monitoring, and Reservations
  • Learn approximately B2B and B2C Interfacing and the basics of program layout
  • Learn and customise software good points designed by way of Microsoft equivalent to monetary administration, CRM, production, Distribution / Wholesale, and Retail and expand them effectively
  • Design your functions to have a very good stability among expense of possession and performance
  • Analyze operation info in response to revenues demographics utilizing Dynamics NAV CRM
  • Extend your middle purposes utilizing interfaces similar to Flatfile, CSV, XMLports, ADO, EDI criteria, and net providers


This booklet is an academic in an easy-to-read type. it's going to express Dynamics NAV builders the best way to create functions of alternative types with adequate examples all through.

Who this ebook is written for

IIf you're a NAV advisor and developer, or clothier of industrial functions you'll profit such a lot from this publication.

The ebook assumes that you've got a simple figuring out of industrial administration structures and alertness improvement, with a operating wisdom of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

In Detail

Dynamics NAV 2009 is an firm source making plans (ERP) software program product from Microsoft that may be used for number of enterprise wishes. it's a part of the Microsoft Dynamics kinfolk, and meant to help with finance, production, patron dating administration, provide chains, analytics, and digital trade for small and medium-sized organizations.

This publication is a concentrated educational on Microsoft Dynamics NAV software improvement, so that you can boost entire purposes and never simply program outlines. it is going to convey NAV builders easy methods to create other kinds of purposes. other forms of program are very important in numerous industries like type, motor vehicle, retail, books (education), and different industries. It begins by means of introducing the provision chain that you'll be utilizing in the course of the e-book. you'll enforce the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite and find out how it really is manage and customised for numerous industries.

You may be capable of customise Dynamics NAV to fit different points of a company equivalent to monetary administration, courting administration, construction, Jobs, exchange, garage, Logistics, and so forth. The ebook will take you thru those Microsoft-designed software positive factors and allow you to customise and expand them properly. therefore, it is possible for you to to create a constitution of your individual in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

A targeted educational for Microsoft Dynamics NAV software development

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The Windows 10 Book

The home windows 10 booklet is the full consultant to the latest working approach, right here to stroll you thru every little thing you must be aware of, from developing your notebook or capsule, to showcasing some of the best apps try to be downloading. Our step by step tutorials disguise the entire crucial home windows apps, in addition to delivering a few extra complicated how one can assist you get the main from your computing device. turn into extra attached and extra effective than ever with the hot home windows 10 e-book. that includes: whole consultant to home windows 10 – discover extra approximately what this contemporary OS has to supply. consultant to the home windows 10 apps – familiarize yourself with the normal home windows apps, from facet to Mail. grasp home windows 10 – attempt your hand at a few extra complicated computing concepts. crucial apps – detect the a hundred top apps to be had for home windows 10.

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Being and Doing: A Workbook for Actors

By Eric Morris

A enjoyable and interesting workbook for actors to take advantage of in developing a regular paintings agenda. Designed to aid the actor combine the 2 elements of the method, THE tool AND THE CRAFT. which provides spontaneity, measurement, and authenticity to his functionality. the varied day-by-day workouts take care of each point of appearing together with the actor's courting to the enterprise. clean pages give you the actor with house to record his or her personal involvement and growth. Being a workbook, each web page is full of a regular project and instructions to practising the routines and utilizing them to dramatic fabric. a variety of pictures depict a few recognizable actors inquisitive about the paintings method. this can be the second one ebook through Eric Morris that chronicles his procedure of performing. it's a superb better half to "NO appearing PLEASE" because it maintains the place that publication ends

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

By Mark Wigan

"The visible Dictionary of representation" is a complete advisor to the various phrases linked to, and used inside, the sector of representation. The ebook has been designed for paintings scholars, in addition to aspiring illustrators and all these drawn to this consistently evolving self-discipline. Over 250 phrases are defined intimately, offering the reader with compact definitions, supplemented via compelling and intriguing illustrations that supply a transparent advisor to the numerous and numerous illustrative kinds and methods in use this present day. "The visible Dictionary of representation" is a useful reference software that improves the reader's knowing of the pro phrases utilized within the box of up to date representation and linked inventive disciplines.

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Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! (The Self-Sufficiency Series)

By Abigail R. Gehring

All the beneficial information and worthwhile suggestion of Back to Basics and Homesteading—now with initiatives and information aimed at families.
Now, greater than ever, humans around the kingdom are turning towards less complicated, greener, and quieter methods of living—whether they’re urbanites or state people. Following within the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this massive, fully-illustrated e-book presents the whole kinfolk with the data they should make the shift towards self-sufficient living.

Self-Sufficiency offers information, recommendation, and special directions on the best way to enhance way of life from an environmentally and natural standpoint whereas protecting the focal point at the relatives. Readers will how to plant a relations backyard and harvest the produce; can vegatables and fruits; bake bread and cookies; layout interactive and interesting “green” tasks; harness typical wind and solar power to cook dinner foodstuff and hot their houses; boil sap to make maple syrup; and construct treehouses, furnishings, and extra. additionally integrated are typical crafts readers can do with their young children, equivalent to scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and developing seasonal undefined. even if the aim is to stay completely off the grid or simply to scale back their carbon footprints, households will locate this publication a radical source and a good concept. 1,000 colour illustrations

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