Computability and Unsolvability

Computability and Unsolvability

Computability and Unsolvability by Martin Davis
1985 | EPUB | 18.01MB

Classic text considers general theory of computability, computable functions, operations on computable functions, Turing machines self-applied, unsolvable decision problems, applications of general theory, mathematical logic, Kleene hierarchy, computable functionals, classification of unsolvable decision problems and more.

Computer: A History of the Information Machine [3rd Edition]

Computer: A History of the Information Machine [3rd Edition]

Computer: A History of the Information Machine [Third Edition] by Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray, Nathan Ensmenger, Jeffrey R. Yost
2013 | EPUB | 2.98MB

Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. Old-fashioned entrepreneurship combined with scientific know-how inspired now famous computer engineers to create the technology that became IBM. Wartime needs drove the giant ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer. Later, the PC enabled modes of computing that liberated people from room-sized, mainframe computers.

This third edition provides updated analysis on software and computer networking, including new material on the programming profession, social networking, and mobile computing. It expands its focus on the IT industry with fresh discussion on the rise of Google and Facebook as well as how powerful applications are changing the way we work, consume, learn, and socialize. Computer is an insightful look at the pace of technological advancement and the seamless way computers are integrated into the modern world. Through comprehensive history and accessible writing, Computer is perfect for courses on computer history, technology history, and information and society, as well as a range of courses in the fields of computer science, communications, sociology, and management.

Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan

Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan

Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan by John Roderick
2007 | EPUB | 4.66MB

In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family, the Takishitas. After musing offhandedly that he would like to one day have his own house in Japan, the familyunbeknownst to Johnset out to grant his wish. They found Roderick a 250-year-old minka, or hand-built farmhouse, with a thatched roof and held together entirely by wooden pegs and joinery. It was about to be washed away by flooding and was being offered for only fourteen dollars. Roderick graciously bought the house, but was privately dismayed at the prospect of living in this enormous old relic lacking heating, bathing, plumbing, and proper kitchenfacilities. So the minka was dismantled and stored, where Roderick secretly hoped it would stay, as it did for several years.

But Roderick's reverence for natural materials and his appreciation of traditional Japanese and Shinto craftsmanship eventually got the better of him. Before long a team of experienced carpenters were hoisting massive beams, laying wide wooden floors, and attaching the split-bamboo ceiling. In just forty days they rebuilt the house on a hill overlooking Kamakura, the ancient capital of Japan. Working together, they renovated the farmhouse, adding features such as floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and a modern kitchen, bath, and toilet. From these humble beginnings, Roderick's minkahas become internationally known and has hosted such luminaries as President George H. W. Bush, and Senator Hillary Clinton.

John Roderick's architectural memoir Minka tells the compelling and often poignant story of how one man fell in love with the people, culture, and ancient building traditions of Japan, and reminds us all about the importance of craftsmanship and the meaning of place and home in the process.

The Natural Soap Book

The Natural Soap Book

The Natural Soap Book: Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps by Susan Miller Cavitch
1995 | EPUB | 5.53MB

It's fun to make your own natural soaps at home!

Susan Miller Cavitch takes the mystery out of soapmaking, sharing her formulas for making high-quality vegetable-based soaps that are good for your skin -- and free of synthetic additives.

The Natural Soap Book gives you:

  • Clear directions and illustrations to guide you step-by-step through the entire process -- from buying supplies to cutting and trimming the final bars.
  • Recipes for old favorites like oatmeal/honey and avocado soaps to Susan's unique recipes for goat milk, borage, and even a tropical shampoo bar.
  • Creative wrapping and gift packaging ideas.
  • Formulas for exotic specialty scents like Holiday Spice, Sweet Earth, and Southern Summers.
  • Profiles and tips from professional soapmakers.

The definitive resource for making vegetable-based soaps from scratch, from buying supplies to cutting the final bars.

Home Brewer's Gold

Home Brewer's Gold

Home Brewer's Gold: Prize-Winning Recipes from the 1996 World Beer Cup Competition by Charlie Papazian
1997 | EPUB | 4.71MB

America's master home brewer shows you how to make the best beers on the world.

In 1996, the brewers of the world met the ultimate challenge: the World Beer Cup International Competition. More than 250 breweries entered their finest creations in sixty-one differentcategories before an international panel of beermaking experts. Only the most magnificent examples of the brewmaster's artqualified for the top award: the Gold Cup. And now, you can taste all these prize-winning brews -- at home.

Here's all you need to know to make five gallons of each Gold Cup champion brew. Based on brewery data, lab analysis, tasting notes, and Charlie Papazian's quarter-century of home brewing experience here are recipes encompassing:

  • British ales, bitters, porters, and stouts
  • Ale in the American, German, and Belgian styles
  • Pilseners
  • Premium, dark, ice, and dry lagers
  • Bocks
  • Light beers
  • Malt liquors
  • Herb, spice, and fruit beers e Non-alcoholic malt beverages
  • And much more.

Chock-full of information about the winning breweries, brewing styles and international beermaking traditions, Home Brewer's Gold represents the state of the art in home brewing.

The world's best beers, served up by America's greatest home brewer -- this book's for you!

Goat School: A Master Class in Caprine Care and Wisdom

Goat School: A Master Class in Caprine Care and Wisdom

Goat School: A Master Class in Caprine Care and Wisdom by Janice Spaulding
2011 | EPUB | 6.45MB

Getting your goat has never been easier. This book is part manual part cookbook, perfect for homesteaders or families looking to own goats for fun or function. It's also a perfect how-to guide for starting a small goat-based business. Packed with insider information on everything from breeding to milking, courtesy of the operators of the only goat school in the country, this book also features more than 100 recipes using goat milk, meat, and cheese.

HomeMade: 101 Easy-to-Make Things

HomeMade: 101 Easy-to-Make Things

HomeMade: 101 Easy-to-Make Things for Your Garden, Home, or Farm by Ken Braren, Roger Griffith
1980 | EPUB | 15.49MB

Here are complete, easy-to-follow directions for 101 homemade items that will save you time and money. Projects include things for your home (such as a tool box, a basement closet, a fuel sled, a solar drier, and a window greenhouse), your garden (compost boxes, cold frames, soil sifters, fences, and tomato supports), and your farm (a moveable shed, a corral gate, a watering trough, a chicken feeder, and an incubator).

Electric Fencing

Electric Fencing

Electric Fencing: How to Choose, Build, and Maintain the Best Fence for Your Plants and Animals by Ann Larkin Hansen
2013 | EPUB | 4.96MB

This practical guide covers everything you need to know about the types of electric fencing available, how to choose the type that is right for your needs, how electric fencing works, how to put an electric fencing system together, and how to use portable electric fencing for rotational grazing. Whether you need to keep livestock and horses in or keep predators out, you'll find the information you need in this comprehensive handbook.

Homegrown Whole Grains

Homegrown Whole Grains

Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More by Sara Pitzer
2009 | EPUB | 7.07MB

A backyard field of grains? Yes, absolutely! Wheat and corn are rapidly replacing grass in the yards of dedicated locavores across the country. For adventurous homeowners who want to get in on the movement, Homegrown Whole Grains is the place to begin.

Growing whole grains is simpler and more rewarding than most people imagine. With as little as 1000 square feet of land, backyard farmers can grow enough wheat to harvest 50 pounds in a single afternoon - and those 50 pounds can be baked into 50 loaves of fresh bread.

In addition to providing information on wheat and corn, Homegrown Whole Grains includes complete growing, harvesting, and threshing instructions for barley, millet, oats, rice, rye, spelt, and quinoa, and lighter coverage of several specialty grains. Readers will also find helpful tips on processing whole grains, from what to look for in a home mill to how to dry corn and remove the hulls from barley and rice.

Chapters for each grain include inventive recipes for cereals, desserts, casseroles, salads, soups and stews, and, of course, home-baked breads, the crowning achievement of the home grain grower. Sara Pitzer shares dozens of ideas for using whole grains - from cooking sturdy wheat berries in a slow cooker to malting barley for homebrewed beer. Whether milled into nutritional flours or used in any of their unmilled states, wheat, barley, quinoa, and the other grain crops are healthful additions to every diet.

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Room Additions

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Room Additions

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Room Additions by Chris Peterson
2011 | EPUB | 32.38MB

Building a major addition to your house can take over your life or drain your bank account if you arenít fully prepared with top-notch information. The Complete Guide to Room Additions is both an insurance policy for dealing with contractors and a planning guide that arms homeowners with vital information about the remodeling process. But it also is much more than that: itís a hardworking how-to manual filled with hundreds of photos that show you the hammer-and-nail details that go into these major projects. From garage conversions to kitchen bump-pout expansions, dormer additions and more, this book will be an indispensable tool for any project that adds new square footage to your homeís footprint.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Basements

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Basements

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Finishing Basements: Step-by-step Projects for Adding Living Space without Adding On
2009 | EPUB | 23.14MB

Creating extra living space affordably has never been easier. This book shows dozens of different uses for basement spaces, then shows readers exactly how to accomplish each task. Painstakingly clear photos leave nothing to the imagination, as they teach consumers exactly how to handle modern materials and tools to add an extra bathroom, a family room, bedroom, home office, or game room to their homes.

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners [Second Edition]

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners [Second Edition]

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners [2nd Edition, Updated through 2014] by Bruce Barker
2012 | EPUB | 35.39MB

A graphic, highly user-friendly guide to national codes for residential construction. Codes for Homeowners uses clear photographs to show exactly how the parts of your house are supposed to look once the work is done.

Written by International Residential Codes-certified home inspector Bruce Barker, this second edition of Codes for Homeowners is current with most national codes in force for the period of 2012 through 2014. Based on his decades of experience, Inspector Bruce has winnowed down the massive heap of codes in force to only those that a single-family homeowner is likely to encounter. Building codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes and mechanical (HVAC) codes are shown and described in everyday language.

The 2nd edition includes all of the great information in the first version but is updated to reflect any changes in the codes in force, including the National Electrical Code, the Universal Plumbing Code and the International Residential Code.

Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning
1998 | EPUB | 3.27MB

At the start of the war in Vietnam, the United States had no snipers; by the end of the war, Marine and army precision marksmen had killed more than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the equivalent of an entire division--at the cost of under 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters still had a place in the battlefield. Now noted military historian Michael Lee Lanning shows how U.S. snipers in Vietnam--combining modern technology in weapons, ammunition, and telescopes--used the experience and traditions of centuries of expert shooters to perfect their craft.

To provide insight into the use of American snipers in Vietnam, Lanning interviewed men with combat trigger time, as well as their instructors, the founders of the Marine and U.S. Army sniper programs, and the generals to whom they reported. Backed by hard information and firsthand accounts, the author demonstrates how the skills these one-shot killers honed in the jungles of Vietnam provided an indelible legacy that helped save American lives in Grenada, the Gulf War, and Somalia and continues to this day with American troops in Bosnia.