The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts

By Dane Sherwood, Sandy Wood

A pocketful of trivia—special hardcover edition!

humans love bizarre evidence. And this reward hardcover is bursting with 208 pages of all kinds of wonderful, arcane, attention-grabbing, and surprising bits of data approximately every little thing less than the sun—and then a few. prepare by way of a professional staff of truth finders and dad tradition experts, this assortment comprises attention-grabbing proof which may be beneficial to scholars, creditors, travelers, and lovers alike.
• approximately 1,000 extraordinary, not-so-useless facts

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The Nature of Space and Time (Princeton Science Library)

By Stephen Hawking

Einstein acknowledged that the main incomprehensible factor in regards to the universe is that it really is understandable. yet used to be he correct? Can the quantum conception of fields and Einstein's basic conception of relativity, the 2 so much actual and winning theories in all of physics, be united right into a unmarried quantum conception of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be mixed? In The Nature of house and Time, of the world's most famed physicists--Stephen Hawking (A short historical past of Time) and Roger Penrose (The street to Reality)--debate those questions.

The authors define how their positions have additional diverged on a couple of key matters, together with the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary as opposed to cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox. even though a lot growth has been made, Hawking and Penrose rigidity that physicists nonetheless have extra to move of their quest for a quantum idea of gravity.

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PowerShell in Depth: An administrator's guide

By Don Jones


PowerShell in Depth is the type of booklet you will need open in your table as a rule. With forty brief chapters, every one excited by a selected quarter of PowerShell, one can locate the solutions you would like speedy. every one bankruptcy is concise and to-the-point, so that you can spend much less time interpreting and extra time setting out to the enterprise handy. It was once written by way of 3 professional PowerShell specialists, and each method has been completely proven. With this publication in hand, you can continuously and quick produce creation caliber, maintainable scripts that would prevent numerous hours of time and effort.

About this Book

prepared into forty concise chapters, PowerShell in Depth is the go-to reference for directors operating with home windows PowerShell. each significant shell method, expertise, and tactic is defined and confirmed, offering a accomplished connection with nearly every thing an admin may do within the shell. Written through 3 skilled authors and PowerShell MVPs, this can be the PowerShell e-book you will continue subsequent on your monitor—not in your bookshelf!

This ebook calls for uncomplicated familiarity with PowerShell.

What's Inside

  • Covers PowerShell 3.0
  • Automating time-consuming tasks
  • Managing HTML and XML data
  • Background jobs and scheduling
  • PowerShell security
  • Packaging and deploying scripts
  • Standard scripting conventions
  • Using the .NET Framework in PowerShell scripts
  • Much more

Purchase of the print e-book features a unfastened book in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Authors

Don Jones, Jeffery Hicks, and Richard Siddaway are Microsoft MVPs who've jointly authored approximately 3 dozen books on PowerShell and home windows management.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. PowerShell hosts
  3. Using the PowerShell aid system
  4. The fundamentals of PowerShell syntax
  5. Working with PSSnapins and modules
  6. Operators
  7. Working with objects
  8. The PowerShell pipeline
  9. Formatting
  11. PowerShell Remoting
  12. Background jobs and scheduling
  13. Working with credentials
  14. Regular expressions
  15. Working with HTML and XML data
  16. PSDrives and PSProviders
  17. Variables, arrays, hash tables, and scriptblocks
  18. PowerShell security
  19. Advanced PowerShell syntax
  21. PowerShell's scripting language
  22. Basic scripts and functions
  23. Creating items for output
  24. Scope
  25. PowerShell workflows
  26. Advanced syntax for scripts and functions
  27. Script modules and take place modules
  28. Custom formatting views
  29. Custom sort extensions
  30. Data language and internationalization
  31. Writing help
  32. Error dealing with techniques
  33. Debugging instruments and techniques
  34. Functions that paintings like cmdlets
  35. Tips and methods for developing reports
  36. PART four: complex POWERSHELL
  37. Working with the part item version (COM)
  38. Working with .NET Framework objects
  39. Accessing databases
  40. Proxy functions
  41. Building a GUI
  42. WMI and CIM
  43. Best practices

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Blender Master Class: A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering

By Ben Simonds

Blender is a strong and unfastened 3D snap shots instrument utilized by artists and architects around the world. yet even skilled designers can locate it tough to show an idea right into a polished piece.

For those that have struggled to create specialist caliber tasks in Blender, writer Ben Simonds deals this peek inside of his studio. you will methods to create 3D versions as you discover the artistic procedure that he makes use of to version 3 instance tasks: a muscular bat creature, a futuristic robot spider, and old temple ruins. alongside the way in which, you will grasp the Blender interface and how to create and refine your individual models.

You'll additionally learn the way to:

  • Work with regard and inspiration artwork in Blender and GIMP to make beginning tasks easier
  • Block in types with easy geometry and increase extra complicated forms
  • Use Blender's robust sculpting brushes to create precise natural models
  • Paint textures with Blender and GIMP and map them onto your 3D artwork
  • Design textures in GIMP and map them onto your 3D artwork
  • Light, render, and composite your types to create impressive images

Each bankruptcy walks you thru a bit of the modeling procedure and provides targeted causes of the instruments and ideas used. jam-packed with full-color art and real-world advice, Blender grasp Class can provide the basis you want to create your individual beautiful masterpieces.

Supplementary obtain comprises records for every undertaking within the publication, as wellas additional textures, brushes, and different resources.

Covers Blender 2.6x

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La France de 1914 à 1945

De l. a. Grande Guerre à los angeles Libération, les années 1914-1945 sont encadrées par deux épreuves tragiques pour les Français. los angeles IIIe République est consolidée par l. a. victoire de 1918 ; aux Années folles succède los angeles longue crise des années 1930 ; puis le régime est emporté dans l. a. défaite de 1940. L'entre-deux-guerres est une période de restructurations : de los angeles politique à l'économie et à l. a. société, mais aussi à l. a. tradition, les changements sont profonds. Une France moderne émerge, bien que les constructions traditionnelles résistent. Dans ce processus de transformation, les deux guerres ont joué chacune à leur manière un rôle déterminant.Ce livre examine donc l'évolution de los angeles France sous les points tant politiques qu'économiques, sociaux, culturels ou diplomatiques... Il fournit aussi de nombreux outils pédagogiques : files et sujets de dissertation commentés, conseils méthodologiques, chronologie, notices biographiques, glossaire, bibliographie.Muriel Montero, ancienne élève de l'ENS (Ulm), agrégée d'histoire, enseigne l'histoire contemporaine à l'université Paris-IV.Ouvrage publié sous los angeles path de Jean Garrigues.
ANALYSE ET SYNTHÈSE : La Première Guerre mondiale. De Sarajevo à los angeles guerre des tranchées (1914-1916). Une guerre totale. De l'impasse à l. a. victoire (1917-1918). La vie politique dans l'entre-deux-guerres. L'évolution de l. a. vie politique (1919-1939). Les forces politiques. los angeles République entre consensus, dysfonctionnement et volonté de rénovation. La prospérité économique et les mutations de los angeles société. los angeles prospérité économique des années 1920. Les mutations de l. a. société. La crise des années 1930. Les caractères originaux de l. a. crise française. L'impuissance des politiques. La politique extérieure dans l'entre-deux-guerres. Entre intransigeance et conciliation (années 1920). L'impuissance de los angeles politique extérieure française (années 1930). los angeles politique coloniale. La tradition en France dans l'entre-deux-guerres. Un monde culturel en profonde mutation. L'art entre avant-gardes et retour à l'ordre. L'ère des lots. L'engagement des intellectuels. La France pendant los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale. De los angeles guerre au nouveau régime (1939-1940). Le régime de Vichy (1940-1944). l. a. Résistance et los angeles France libre. files ET MÉTHODES : los angeles classe ouvrière se rallie à los angeles défense nationale : discours de Jouhaux aux obsèques de Jaurès, four juillet 1914. Blum contre l'adhésion à l. a. Ille Internationale (1920). price range de familles ouvrières. l. a. France est-elle encore une grande puissance au début des années 1930 ? Le 6 février 1934. Bilan d'une expérience gouvernementale originale le entrance populaire. Y a-t-il ecu un fascisme français ? Le mythe Pétain, los angeles propagande du régime de Vichy et l'Église. Les multiples formes de los angeles collaboration. REPÈRES ET OUTILS : Chronologie. Notices biographiques. Chronologie des présidents de l. a. République et des principaux gouvernements. Définitions complémentaires. Bibliographie. Index.

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Modern Pharmacology With Clinical Applications, Sixth Edition

Building at the strengths of past variants, the 6th version of Modern Pharmacology with medical Applications maintains to supply an up to date and complete textbook for college kids of pharmacology. concentrating on the scientific software of substances inside a context of the main rules of pharmacology, this article provides either scholars and school with an creation to fashionable pharmacotherapeutics.

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The Voyageur

By Grace Lee Nute

The Voyageur is the authoritative account of a special and colourful staff of fellows whose exploits, songs, and customs include a permanent legacy. French Canadians who guided and paddled the canoes of explorers and fur investors, the voyageurs have been specialists at traversing the treacherous rapids and unsafe open waters of the canoe routes from Quebec and Montreal to the areas bordering the good Lakes and directly to the Mackenzie and Columbia Rivers. through the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, explorers and fur investors trusted the voyageurs to open up the big reaches of North the US to cost and trade.

A famous pupil of the fur alternate, Grace Lee Nute used to be a curator on the Minnesota old Society, a professor of background at Hamline collage, and the writer of The Voyageur's Highway.

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concrete5 Cookbook

By David Strack

Over one hundred forty recipes that will help you increase web pages utilizing the concrete5 content material administration approach

• Recipes for constructing web pages with concrete5, a well-liked open resource content material administration system
• an invaluable consultant for concrete5 newcomers and specialists alike
• comprises blueprints of chosen tasks defined broadly with a top-to-bottom approach

In Detail

concrete5 is an more and more renowned open resource content material administration process due to its magnificent and easy-to-use interface. yet, it additionally comes entire with a strong Hypertext Preprocessor framework, permitting internet builders to create customized web content and purposes with ease.

"concrete5 Cookbook" is a realistic selection of options to projects that either beginner and skilled concrete5 builders face regularly. Readers will study a number of topics, together with complete blueprints for constructing an occasion calendar add-on and a picture gallery block. builders new to concrete5 will speedy the right way to customise concrete5 to their wishes, and pro professionals will locate it a great quickly reference for acting particular tasks.

"concrete5 Cookbook" will rework usual personal home page builders into concrete5 specialists able to bending concrete5 to their will and unleashing the genuine energy of this up-and-coming content material administration process. in the course of the process over a hundred and forty recipes and three bonus undertaking blueprint chapters, personal home page builders will the way to create customized blocks and dashboard interfaces in addition to programmatically paintings with pages, documents, clients, permissions, and extra. notice the integrated energetic checklist aid that makes operating with databases uncomplicated and maintainable. Readers also will find out how to reap the benefits of the various helper periods incorporated in concrete5, and may dive deep into the concrete5 MVC framework to create robust customized web pages and purposes. Tie jointly all the ideas realized within the recipes with three bonus chapters that includes whole blueprints to create a calendar add-on, a picture gallery block style, and tips to promote your topics and components for money!

"concrete5 Cookbook" is an entire choice of recipes to unravel the commonest (and a few not-so-common) projects that concrete5 builders will face on a standard basis.

What you are going to research from this book
• deal with pages and the sitemap
• connect with and question the database
• Code actual facts types with energetic Record
• Produce customized dashboard interfaces
• Make a customized theme
• Hooke into procedure events
• Create a picture gallery add-on
• promote components within the concrete5 industry and earn money


The Cookbook-style recipes let you move either on to your subject of curiosity or keep on with issues all through a bankruptcy to realize in-depth wisdom. This useful Cookbook will cater to the desires of either intermediate and complex concrete5 developers.

Who this ebook is written for

This booklet is geared in the direction of intermediate to complex Hypertext Preprocessor builders who wish to research extra in regards to the concrete5 content material administration approach. builders already acquainted with concrete5 will research new time-saving methods and may locate the publication to be an excellent reference tool.

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Dirty Sexy Politics

By Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain got here to prominence because the straight-talking, revolutionary daughter of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. And her profile has in simple terms risen because the election resulted in desire of the opposite guy.

What makes Meghan so attractive? As a brand new position version for younger, artistic, and vocal individuals of the GOP, she's unafraid to combine it up and communicate her brain. In Dirty attractive Politics she takes a troublesome examine the way forward for her occasion. She does not draw back from severe matters and her raucous humor and down-to-earth type maintain her positions accessible.

during this witty, candid, and boisterous booklet, Meghan takes us deep backstage of the crusade path. She steals crusade indicators in New Hampshire, tastes the nightlife in Nashville, and has a wierd stumble upon with Laura and Jenna Bush on the White condo. alongside the best way, she falls in love with America--while seeing how a long way the Republican social gathering has veered from its middle values of freedom, honesty, and individuality. In Dirty horny Politics, Meghan McCain supplies us a real insider's account of lifestyles on a crusade path.

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The Theaetetus of Plato (Hackett Classics)

By Myles Burnyeat

M. J. Levett's stylish translation of Plato's Theaetetus, first released in 1928, is the following revised by means of Myles Burnyeat to mirror modern criteria of accuracy whereas conserving the fashion, imagery, and idiomatic speech for which the Levett translation is exceptional. Bernard William’s concise advent, aimed toward undergraduate scholars, illuminates the strong argument of this complicated discussion, and illustrates its connections to modern metaphysical and epistemological concerns.

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