Academic Writing for International Students of Business [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 23:31
2010 | EPUB | 21.15MB
Academic Writing for International Students of Business is the first book specially designed to assist overseas students studying Business or Economics courses in English. Most courses expect students to complete a variety of writing tasks as part of their assessment, such as essays, reports and projects. For many students these can be a major concern, but this book explains the writing process from start to finish and practises all the key writing skills.
Academic Writing for International Students of Business is clearly organised and can be used either with a teacher or for self-study. It is divided into four main parts:
- the Writing Process, from assessing sources to proof-reading the completed work
- elements of Writing, practising such skills as giving definitions and examples
- accuracy in Writing, with 15 units on areas from abbreviations to verb tenses
- writing models, which illustrate emails, CVs, reports and longer essays.
This pattern makes it easy for teachers or students to find the help they need with writing tasks. All the units include extensive practice exercises, and a full answer key is included. All the material has been thoroughly tested and revised.
This is an up-to-date course which reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business studies. Critical reading, avoiding plagiarism and working in groups are dealt with in detail. This practical and easy-to-use guide will help students planning to progress onto a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is an important asset.
77 Reasons Why Your Book Was Rejected [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 22:24
2011 | EPUB | 1.14MB
Discover the tips and tricks to avoiding the rejection pile.
You've done it! You've written the next "must have" book and everyone you know who reads your manuscript agrees – it's guaranteed to be a bestseller. So why can't you find a publisher for it? For some reason (maybe even more than one) editors and agents alike keep rejecting your proposal.
So what are you doing wrong?
Discover 77 of the most common reasons why thousands of book proposals are rejected every year, and find out what you can do to make your proposal stand out from the rest. Working as an author, editor, and agent from more than 20 years, publishing industry veteran Mike Nappa knows the most frequent mistakes authors make in their proposals and then simple steps you can take to avoid catching a ride on the train to Rejection-ville.
Fiction Attack [Audiobook]
05 July 2014, 22:21
2013 | MP3@36 kbps | 6 hrs 59 mins | 106.73MB
How to Write Fiction That Sells Across All Channels . . .
Just what are the inner secrets of selling fiction to an ever-growing audience of readers? It's not just the same old tips you see repeated over and over. It's almost always a matter of specialized tools and techniques bestselling authors use--consciously or unconsciously--to break away from the slush into bestseller territory.
Whether traditionally or self published--or both--the writers doing these things in their fiction are the ones generating substantial income and happy fans.
Now these keys are revealed.
Bestselling author and #1 bestselling writing coach James Scott Bell brings you dozens of powerhouse techniques and strategies, many of which are adapted from his popular writing posts at The Kill Zone blog. Among the many subjects covered are:
- The 10 commandments all writers must follow.
- The What-Do-You-Want-to-Say-to-Me test.
- The cure for overstuffed dialogue.
- Must you show compassion for the bad guys?
- What makes a novel a page turner?
- How not to write your novel.
- The two things every novel needs, no matter the genre.
- The things you never, ever do in your opening pages.
- The myth of the "inciting incident."
- How much exposition up front?
- Why "Show, Don't Tell" might be overrated.
- The #1 secret in using First Person Point-of-View
- How to use dialogue as a weapon.
- Where to get plots.
- The secret to adding fireworks to your style.
- The answer to the flashback quagmire.
- The art of listening to the book.
- How to find the "premise" of your novel.
- How to write a novella.
And many more. PLUS, interviews with some of the best writers working today, including: Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Barry Eisler, Joseph Finder, Peter Straub, Stephen Coonts, Katherine Neville, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, Kathy Reichs, M.J. Rose
If you're serious about selling your fiction, Fiction Attack! is your battle plan for breakthrough.
The Book of Awakening [Audiobook]
05 July 2014, 21:57
2011 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 17 hrs 16 mins | 465.5MB
Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy--an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness--that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection.
The Book of Awakening is the result of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. Nepo speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.
The Authentic Tarot: Discovering Your Inner Self [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 21:39
2013 | EPUB | 1.65MB
The Authentic Tarot challenges the popular view of the cards as merely a device for fortune-telling – the Tarot deck is a ‘book’ of 78 cards that tells an allegorical story of our quest in life, using a symbolic language of archetypal pictograms and numbers. In its truest form it is an ancient tool for self-development—and, indeed, self-realization.
Thomas Saunders decodes what may be the oldest known complete deck of cards -the Ancien Tarot de Marseille— which retains the greatest integrity for their original function. He explains the symbolism of each card and the relationships between the cards, interpreting not only the Major Arcana, but also the significance of the fifty-six Minor cards, and suggests how the wisdom of the Tarot can help us to self-awareness, an understanding of where we are on life’s path, and a sense of our place in the world.
Beyond Coincidence [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 21:16
2013 | EPUB | 471.3KB
Ever wonder what the odds are of being struck by lightning?
Or winning the lottery?
Or meeting someone from Timbuktu with the same middle name as you?
Beyond Coincidence recounts and analyzes more than two hundred amazing stories of synchronicity, the likes of:
- Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her backyard. It lands 140 miles away in the backyard of another Laura Buxton, also age ten.
- Two sisters in Alabama decide, independently, to visit the other. En route, their identical jeeps collide and both sisters are killed.
- A British cavalry officer was fighting in the last year of World War One when he was knocked off his horse by a flash of lightning. He was paralyzed from the waist down. The man moved to Vancouver, Canada where, six years later, while fishing in a river, lightning struck him again, paralyzing his right side. Two years later, he was sufficiently recovered to take walks in a local park when, in 1930, lightning sought him out again, this time permanently paralyzing him. He died soon after. Four years later, lightning destroyed his tomb.
- The winning number in the evening drawing of the New York Lottery three-digit “numbers” game on September 11, 2002 is 9-1-1.
From magic and religion to subatomic particles and the laws of probability, Beyond Coincidence deeply explores the roots of luck, odds, and circumstance while telling amazing stories that will have you shaking your head.
Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 21:04
2014 | EPUB | 3.51MB
Everyone has heard of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But what about close encounters of the fatal kind? The field of UFOs is rife with unsettling examples of suspicious deaths. Accounts of accidents that might not have been accidents after all, abound. Researchers and witnesses have vanished, never to be seen again. Conveniently timed heart attacks are reported.
Out-of-the-blue suicides that, upon investigation, bear the distinct hallmarks of murder, are all too common. And grisly deaths at the hands of both extraterrestrials and government agents have occurred.
Highlights of Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind include:
- The strange saga of the incredible melting man.
- The UFO-related death of the first U.S. Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal.
- The mysterious disappearances of military pilots and their connection to UFOs.
- The connections between national security and the sudden deaths of UFO investigators.
Getting too close to the cosmic truth about alien abductions, Roswell, and what the government really knows about UFOs can--clearly--be a deadly business. The government's latest admission of the existence of Area 51 is barely the tip of a very big iceberg.
The Pyramids and the Pentagon [Audiobook]
05 July 2014, 21:01
2013 | MP3@256 kbps | 6 hrs 54 mins | 763.03MB
The Pyramids and the Pentagon is a detailed study of how and why government agencies have, for decades, taken a clandestine and profound interest in numerous archeological, historical, and religious puzzles.
Focusing primarily upon the classified work of the U.S. Government, The Pyramids and the Pentagon invites you to take a wild ride into the fog-shrouded past. It's a ride that incorporates highlights such as:
- The CIA's top-secret files on Noah's Ark
- U.S. Army documents positing that the Egyptian Pyramids were constructed via levitation
- Disturbing military encounters with Middle Eastern djinns
- Claims of nuclear warfare in ancient India
- Links between the Face on Mars and the pharaohs
- And many more
Nick Redfern's The Pyramids and the Pentagon clearly and provocatively demonstrates that deep and dark conspiracies exist within the shadowy world of officialdom--conspiracies that have the ability to rock the foundations of civilization, religion, and history to their very core. The strange and amazing secrets of the past are just a heavily guarded government vault away.
Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 03:13
2013 | EPUB | 4.06MB
Translating Anarchy tells the story of the anti-capitalist anti-authoritarians of Occupy Wall Street who strategically communicated their revolutionary politics to the public in a way that was both accessible and revolutionary. OWS organizer Mark Bray combines his direct experience in the movement with nearly 200 interviews with the most active, influential architects of Occupy Wall Street, to reveal the revolutionary anarchist core of Occupy. Although The New York Times and CNN thought that OWS simply wanted tighter financial regulations and a millionaire's tax, Bray shows that the vast majority of organizers called for the abolition of capitalism altogether.
By "translating" their ideas into everyday concepts like community empowerment and collective needs, these anarchists sparked the most dynamic American social movement in decades.
Belly of the Beast [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:52
2014 | EPUB | 8.2MB
On December 13, 1944, POW Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship, the Oryoku Maru, with more than 1,600 other American captives. More than 1,100 of them would be dead by journey’s end...
The son of a Kentucky sharecropper and an enlistee in the Navy’s medical corps, Myers arrived in Manilla shortly before the bombings of Pearl Harbor and the other six targets of the Imperial Japanese military. While he and his fellow corpsmen tended to the bloody tide of soldiers pouring into their once peaceful Naval hospital, the Japanese overwhelmed the Pacific islands, capturing 78,000 POWs by April 1942. Myers was one of the first captured.
After a brutal three-year encampment, Myers and his fellow POWs were forced onto an enemy hell ship bound for Japan. Suffocation, malnutrition, disease, dehydration, infestation, madness, and simple despair claimed the lives of nearly three quarters of those who boarded "the beast".
A compelling account of a rarely recorded event in military history, this is more than Estel Myers’ true story—this is an homage to the unfailing courage of men at war, an inspiring chronicle of self-sacrifice and endurance, and a tribute to the power of faith, the strength of the soul, and the triumph of the human spirit.
A Companion to Roman Religion [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:46
2011 | EPUB | 4.58MB
A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion.
- An innovative introduction to Roman religion
- Approaches the field with a focus on the human-figures instead of the gods
- Analyzes religious changes from the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD
- Offers the first history of religious motifs on coins and household/everyday utensils
- Presents Roman religion within its cultural, social, and historical contexts
A Companion to Ancient Macedonia [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:43
2010 | EPUB | 2.75MB
The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancient Macedonian history and material culture, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike.
- Features new, specially commissioned essays by leading and up-and-coming scholars in the field
- Examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman period and beyond
- Discusses the importance of art, archaeology and architecture
- All ancient sources are translated in English
- Each chapter includes bibliographical essays for further reading
Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space [Audiobook]
05 July 2014, 02:37
2014 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 26 mins | 370.25MB
The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite.
Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women.
After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances she faulted NASA’s rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. She cofounded a company promoting scienceand education for children, especially girls.
Sherr also writes about Ride’s scrupulously guarded personal life—she kept her sexual orientation private—with exclusive access to Ride’s partner, her former husband, her family, and countless friends and colleagues. Sherr draws from Ride’s diaries, files, and letters. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Sherr’s revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.
Women's History For Beginners [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:29
2012 | EPUB | 3.74MB
Women’s History For Beginners offers a lively, revealing, and provocative overview of this important (and controversial) academic field. Who are the great women of history, and why don’t we know more about them? You don’t need to be a scholar to notice that men’s history dominates everything we learn in school; yet a quick tour of the past reveals dynamic female role models at every turn.
This is more than an introduction to women’s roles and contributions across time. It also examines the ways that women in all societies have been ruled by men, according to law and custom. Women’s History For Beginners opens with a critical investigation of why so few of us are exposed to women’s history in our years of schooling—and why educators and political groups remain leery of bringing fair, accurate women’s history content into the classroom even now. It concludes with the reminder that women, too, are divided by race and class and nationality; that there is no one-size-fits-all women’s history but many different versions, each worthy of investigation and understanding.
Abigail Adams by Woody Holton [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:25
2010 | EPUB | 3.95MB
In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award–winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams’s life story and of women’s roles in the creation of the republic.
Using previously overlooked documents from numerous archives, Abigail Adams shows that the wife of the second president of the United States was far more charismatic and influential than historians have realized. One of the finest writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women’s education, denounced sex discrimination, and matched wits not only with her brilliant husband, John, but with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. When male Patriots ignored her famous appeal to "Remember the Ladies," she accomplished her own personal declaration of independence: Defying centuries of legislation that assigned married women’s property to their husbands, she amassed a fortune in her own name.
Adams’s life story encapsulates the history of the founding era, for she defined herself in relation to the people she loved or hated (she was never neutral), a cast of characters that included her mother and sisters; Benjamin Franklin and James Lovell, her husband’s bawdy congressional colleagues; Phoebe Abdee, her father’s former slave; her financially naïve husband; and her son John Quincy.
At once epic and intimate, Abigail Adams, sheds light on a complicated, fascinating woman, one of the most beloved figures of American history.
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:19
2014 | EPUB | 2.23MB
In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history’s greatest women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. Bringing together all surviving documents and uncovering a trove of new sources for the first time, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Queen of Scots as a romantic leading lady — achieving her ends through feminine wiles — and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I.
Through Guy’s pioneering research and superbly readable prose, we come to see Mary as a skillful diplomat, maneuvering ingeniously among a dizzying array of factions that sought to control or dethrone her. Queen of Scots is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time.
Football Wit: Quips and Quotes for the Football Fanatic [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:15
2008 | EPUB | 2.81MB
When you’ve finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this goal-scoring collection of footy wisecracks. No matter if your team win, lose or draw, Football Wit: Quips and Quotes for the Football Fanatic will keep you smiling through all the own goals and red cards that come your way.
How Not to Be a Professional Footballer [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:11
2012 | EPUB | 1.79MB
An anecdote-driven narrative of the classic footballer's ‘DOs and DO NOTs’ from the ever-popular Arsenal legend and football pundit Paul Merson, aka ‘The Merse’.
When it comes to advice on the pitfalls of life as a professional footballer, Paul Merson can pretty much write the manual. In fact, that's exactly what he's done in this hilarious new book which manages to be simultaneously poignant and gloriously funny.
Merson was a prodigiously talented footballer in the 80s and 90s, gracing the upper echelons of the game - and the tabloid front pages - with his breathtakingly skills and larger-than-life off-field persona.
His much-publicised battles with gambling, drug and alcohol addiction are behind him now, and football fans continue to be drawn to his sharp footballing brain and playful antics on SkySports cult results show Soccer Saturday.
The book delights and entertains with a treasure chest of terrific anecdotes from a man who has never lost his love of football and his inimitable joie de vivre through a 25-year association with the Beautiful Game.
The DO NOTs include:
- DO NOT adopt 'Champagne' Charlie Nicholas as your mentor
- DO NOT share a house with Gazza
- DO NOT regularly place £30,000 bets at the bookie's
- DO NOT get so drunk that you can't remember the 90 minutes of football you just played in
- DO NOT manage Walsall (at any cost)
How Not to be a Professional Footballer is a hugely entertaining, moving and laugh-out-loud funny story.
Football For Dummies (UK Edition) [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 02:02
2010 | EPUB | 2.57MB
Whether you want to impress friends and colleagues with new-found football wisdom, brush up on details you're unsure about (the offside rule, anyone?) or improve your practical skills, this is the book for you! Covering all the basics of the game, rules and tactics, as well as giving an in-depth history of the sport and how it has evolved to the present day, this indispensable guide will get you up to speed on the most popular game in the world in no time. With dream team formations, tips on football betting and supporting, essential coverage on the World Cup, and stats on current teams, players and managers both at home and abroad, football expert and Guardian journalist Scott Murray keeps it fun, fresh and knowledgeable to get you through the major tournaments and beyond.
Thermodynamics For Dummies [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 01:56
2011 | EPUB | 15.81MB
Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics
Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants.
- Thermodynamics 101 — take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work
- Turn up the heat — discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines
- Oh, behave — get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases
- Burn with desire — find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes
Open the book and find:
- The laws of thermodynamics
- Important properties and their relationships
- The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases
- How work and heat go handin hand
- The cycles that power thermodynamic processes
- Chemical mixtures and reactions
- Ten pioneers in thermodynamics
- Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts
- Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics
- Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers
- Ace your thermodynamics course
Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies [PDF]
05 July 2014, 01:40
2014 | PDF | 25.41MB
Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies.
- Use your Galaxy S5 to stay in touch with calling, e-mail, and text
- Have fun with games, videos, photos, apps, and much more
- Personalize your phone and make it more secure
- Experience the world the Samsung way with this definitive guide to the powerful Galaxy S5
Now that you’ve powered up with the Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s time to take things to the next level! If you don’t know where to start with your new smartphone, this friendly, easy-to-use guide will get you going. Find out how to set up your phone, use e-mail and text, download apps, utilize advanced capabilities, and so much more!
- Begin at the beginning — find out what your phone can really do, get it set up just right, and dive into the power of the Galaxy S5
- The whole world in your hands — surf the Web, stay in touch with calling, text, and e-mail, and go hands-free with S-Voice
- Taking care of business — be productive with Mobile Office applications, file sharing, and more
- It’s playtime — play games, browse the Play Store, watch videos, listen to music, and share photos easily
- Take it to the limit! — personalize your Galaxy S5 with extra features and tips to make your phone more secure
Open the book and find:
- Great features only available with the Galaxy S5
- Tips on using Mobile Office applications
- How the Calendar can help organize your life
- Tips to use S-Voice to go hands free
- Tricks for finding the apps you want in the Play Store
- Hints for taking better photos with your phone
- How to use Navigation to get where you want to go
Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies is the lively, informative guide you'll want to keep handy. Whether you're new to the world of mobile devices, or consider yourself a more experienced user, this book and covers all the Galaxy S5 capabilities and features.
Business Networking For Dummies [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 01:28
2014 | EPUB + PDF | 1.76/12.38MB
With Business Networking For Dummies, you’ll learn to:
- Use networking to grow your business
- Get the most out of networking events
- Introduce yourself and your business with confidence
- Join up your networking using social media
The definitive guide to business networking
Networking is a great way to promote yourself and your company, find potential clients and suppliers, swap ideas and keep up with market trends. This practical, easy-to-use resource will have you networking with confidence in no time!
- Get a grip — get the basics of networking, including networking for business owners, job seekers and sales professionals
- Face-to-face — find out about the advantages of face-to-face networking groups and how to make connections
- Go online — use social media to network, keep relationships alive and make new connections
- Turbo-charge your networking — discover personal branding, networking to build your business and how to expand your network
- Measure success — understand the benefits of networking and how to measure the success of your efforts
Open the book and find:
- The different aspects of networking
- Tips on measuring your success at networking
- Where to find new networking opportunities
- Advice on networking online
- How to network at trade shows
- Advice on preparing for networking events - and following up afterwards
Training Your Brain For Dummies [PDF]
05 July 2014, 01:12
2011 | PDF | 3.61MB
Put your brain through its paces and achieve first-rate mental agility
The brain is your body's most important muscle and, with regular exercise, you can improve its performance and strengthen it against age-related deterioration. This guide offers everything you need to know to keep your brain and memory in tip-top shape, whether it's by choosing the right foods or playing the piano. From puzzles and exercises to the best day-to-day habits and long-term mental fitness techniques, this book enables you to boost your mental agility and reduce memory loss. So shake off those cobwebs and get your brain fighting-fit in no time!
- Start as you mean to go on – get to grips with the basics of brain training and discover how to make it work for you
- Keep your mind razor sharp – improve your memory and banish that pesky 'tip-of-the- tongue' phenomenon
- Have happy thoughts – follow expert advice on how to keep your mind happy and healthy
- Start afresh – adapt to new brain-friendly diet and lifestyle choices
- Let the games begin – get stuck into a compendium of brain games, exercises and puzzles
Open the book and find:
- The facts behind the fiction
- Mental fitness exercises for children and the over-50s
- Ways to memorise your shopping list, put names to faces, and remember directions
- How to visualise your success
- Why socialising is important
- Techniques for managing stress and anxiety
- Advice on nutrition and 'brain food'
- Word searches, sudoku puzzles, and more
Big Data For Dummies [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 01:09
2013 | EPUB | 2.25MB
- Leverage big data tools and architectures
- Explore how big data can transform your business
- Integrate structured and unstructured data into your big data environment
- Use predictive analytics to make better decisions
Here's the guide that can keep big data from becoming a big headache!
Big data can be a complex concept. For Dummies to the rescue! Here's a plain-English explanation of what big data is (and isn't), the technology and database options supporting it, analytics that help you get meaning from your data, how to manage it, and what it can do for your company. Business executive or IT person, here's what you need to know.
- What it is — get your mind around big data from both a technical and business perspective
- Organize it — meet the big data stack and learn about different architectural levels, operational databases, organizing databases, and analytical data warehouses
- Big data computing model — explore distributed computing as well as the power of virtualization and the cloud
- Hadoop and MapReduce — learn the importance of Hadoop and MapReduce for big data analysis
- Get analytical — identify analytics tools for big data and evaluate the various new models that are evolving
- Ready? Implement — discover how to implement your big data solution with an eye to operationalizing and protecting your data
- What it means — see the importance of big data to your organization and how it's used to solve problems
Open the book and find:
- A definition of big data
- Profiles of various available technologies
- The role of the cloud
- How MapReduce aids big data management
- Why Hadoop is so important
- Some specific uses for text analytics
- How to approach big data security and privacy
- Ten best practices for managing big data
Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
XML For Dummies, 4th Edition [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 01:06
2005 | EPUB | 7.75MB
See how XML works for business needs and RSS feeds
Create consistency on the Web, or tag your data for different purposes
Tag -- XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more.
Discover how to:
- Make information portable
- Use XML with Word 2003
- Store different types of data
- Convert HTML documents to XHTML
- Add CSS to XML
- Understand and use DTDs
Basic Maths For Dummies (UK Edition) [EPUB]
05 July 2014, 00:58
2011 | EPUB | 8.75MB
Whether you are returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping your kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths For Dummies, UK Edition, provides the content you need to improve your basic maths skills.
Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as:
- Getting started with the building blocks of maths and setting yourself up for success
- Dealing with decimals, percentages and tackling fractions without fear
- Sizing Up weights, measures, and shapes
- How to handle statistics and gauge probability
Filled with real-world examples and written by a PhD-level mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, Basic Maths For Dummies also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks, and memory aids that make learning maths (almost) painless - and even fun.
Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea [Audiobook]
05 July 2014, 00:51
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 43 mins | 323.7MB
Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic.
Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il.
Young and ambitious, his patriotic work secured him a bizarre audience with Kim Jong-il himself, thus granting him special status as one of the 'Admitted'. This meant special food provisions, a travel pass and immunity from prosecution and harm. He was privy to state secrets, including military and diplomatic policies, how the devastating 'Scrutiny' was effected, and the real position of one of the country's most powerful, elusive men, Im Tong-ok. Because he was praised by the Dear Leader himself, he had every reason to feel satisfied with his lot and safe.
Yet he could not ignore his conscience, or the disparity between his life and that of those he saw starving on the street. After breaking security rules, Jang Jin-sung, together with a close friend, was forced to flee for his life: away from lies and deceit, towards truth and freedom.