Amplified Art: Dynamic Techniques for High-Impact Pages [EPUB]
29 June 2017, 14:01
2016 | EPUB | 64.36MB
Create art with a visual impact!
Discover how to express yourself loud and proud with the help of Amplified Art. In this fiercely fun technique book, you'll learn to create art journal pages that pop, using step-by-step instruction for adding arresting color, high contrast graphic elements and dynamic hand-lettering!
- Learn an easy method for creating your own collage papers using the Gelli Plate, stencils, paint, stamps and more
- Develop visually-grabbing handwritten fonts
- Create whimsical faces (even if you think you can't draw a face!)
- Experiment with processes for working in both black and white as well as limited color palettes and more
Experiment, play and express yourself boldly with Amplified Art!
Six Armies In Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris [EPUB]
29 June 2017, 13:58
2004 | EPUB | 2.73MB
The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated.
In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants - each encounter related from the point of view of a different nationality. While transcending conventional military history, it provides an intensely vivid picture of one of the Second World War's most crucial campaigns.
Robots, Zombies and Us: Understanding Consciousness [EPUB]
29 June 2017, 13:56
2017 | EPUB | 0.32MB
Could robots be genuinely intelligent? Could they be conscious? Could there be zombies? Prompted by these questions Robert Kirk introduces the main problems of consciousness and sets out a new approach to solving them.
He starts by discussing behaviourism, Turing's test of intelligence and Searle's famous Chinese Room argument, and goes on to examine dualism – the idea that consciousness requires something beyond the physical – together with its opposite, physicalism. Probing the idea of zombies, he concludes they are logically impossible. Having presented the central problems, he sketches his solution: a version of functionalism, according to which consciousness consists in the performance of functions.
While there is wide agreement among philosophers about what the main problems of consciousness are, there is little agreement on how to go about solving them. With this powerful case for his version of functionalism, Kirk offers an engaging introduction to both the problems and a possible solution.
Breaking into Information Security: Crafting a Custom Career Path to Get the Job You Really Want [EPUB]
29 June 2017, 13:15
2017 | EPUB + PDF | 3.45/4.69MB
Whether you want to break into information security, move from one job to another, or transition into management, Breaking into Information Security will help. No other book surveys all the different jobs available in the industry, frankly discusses the positives and negatives of each, and what you need to learn to get into and out of each role.
Unlike books that focus on a specific skill set or on how to gain a certification or get a job, this book encompasses the "big picture," including why certifications, if any, are worthwhile for you. In a profession where new career paths aren’t always clear, Breaking into Information Security will teach you how to identify where you are in your career today, understand where you wish to go, and provide proven methods to get there.
From entry-level jobs to the extremely specific skills needed to be an InfoSec consultant, this book covers it all, including in-job skill building, working within the community, and building your skills after hours. If you are seeking to advance in the highly competitive field of information security, this book will give you the edge you need to break in.
- The most practical guide to starting your career in information security, or advancing to the next level
- Presented in a “level-up” gaming framework for career progression, with a “Learn, Do, Teach” approach through three tiers of InfoSec jobs
- Provides examples of specific roles and career paths in each job tier so you can identify and max out skills for the role you want
- Learn how to advance to management and training roles, as well as the specific skills you need to become an independent consultant
- Find out about career "booster paths" to help you advance your career at high speed
Double Bind: Women on Ambition [EPUB]
29 June 2017, 12:51
2017 | EPUB | 1.05MB
Breaking the last feminist taboo--once and for all.
Even as toweringly successful women from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word "feminism," the word "ambition," for many, remains loaded with ambivalence. Women who are naturally driven and goal-oriented shy away from it. They’re loath to see themselves―or be seen by others―as aggressive or, worst of all, as a bitch. Double Bind could not come at a more urgent time, a necessary collection that explodes this conflict, examining the concept of female ambition from every angle in essays full of insight, wisdom, humor, and rage.
Perceptively identifying a paradox at the very heart of feminism, editor Robin Romm has marshaled a stunning constellation of thinkers to examine their relationships with ambition with candor, intimacy, and wit. Roxane Gay discusses how race informs and feeds her ambition. Theresa Rebeck takes on Hollywood and confronts her own unquenchable thirst to overcome its sexism. Francine Prose considers the origins of the stigma; Nadia Manzoor discusses its cultural weight. Women who work in fields long-dominated by men―from butchery to tech to dogsledding―weigh in on what it takes to crack that ever-present glass ceiling, and the sometimes unexpected costs of shattering it. The eternally complex questions of aspiration and identity can be made even more treacherous at the dawn of motherhood; Allison Barrett Carter attempts leaning in at home, while Sarah Ruhl tries to uphold her feminist vision within motherhood’s infinite daily compromises.
Taken together, these essays show women from a range of backgrounds and at all stages of their lives and careers grappling with aspiration, failure, achievement, guilt, and, yes, success. Forthright and empowering, Double Bind breaks a long silence, reclaiming "ambition" from the roster of dirty words at last.