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Martin Marix Evans, “Encyclopedia of the Boer War”

Publisher: ABC-CLIO | 2000 | ISBN: 1851093427 | EPUB | 275 pages | 1 MB

This volume covers all aspects of the Boer War including its origins, military strategy and tactics, the main battles and sieges, the principal political and military figures, weaponry, and subjects such as the role of the railways, the treatment of the wounded, and the use of concentration camps. The encyclopedia shows how the camps intended to house refugees became infamous concentration camps, how the peace negotiated between the Boers and the British established the conditions under which apartheid was able to flourish and how the war marked an important stage in the evolution of warfare and is often regarded as the first “modern” war. Download & Continue reading

 

 

Bernice Elger – Ethical issues in governing biobanks: Global perspectives

Publisher: Ashgаte Ð*ublishing | 2008 | ISBN: 0754672557 | PDF | 257 pages | 1.06 MB

Population genomics research drawing on genetic databases has expanded rapidly in recent years. In some cases, this information has been combined with details on individuals’ health, lifestyle or genealogy. Protecting the data available from such databases has consequently emerged as a highly complex ethical issue in the health policy arena. This book combines theoretical and empirical research to discuss the development of an international regulatory framework to provide practical guidance. Download & Continue reading

 

 

Ray S. Vizgirdas, “Wild Plants Of The Sierra Nevada”

Publisher: University of Nevada Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0874175356 | PDF | 321 pages | 2.1 MB

The first comprehensive look at the many uses, from historical to pharmacological, of vascular plants found in the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada of California and Nevada is the longest continuous mountain range in the United States. Covering about 20 percent of California’s land base and part of western Nevada, it offers an exceptional variety of topographic relief and environmental conditions that allow for a high diversity of plant species, many of them endemic to the range. The Sierra contains over 50 percent of California’s total flora, approximately 405 plant taxa endemic to the Sierra, and 218 taxa considered rare. Download & Continue reading

 

 

Ian Robertson Sinclair, “Electronics Simplified, Third Edition”

Ne n s | 2011 | ISBN: 008097063X | 368 pages | PDF | 8,5 MB

Electronics Simplified is essential reading for everyone who wants to know more about the electronics revolution. No previous knowledge is assumed, and by focusing on how systems work, rather than on details of circuit diagrams and calculations, this book introduces you to the key principles and technology of modern electronics without needing access to expensive equipment or laboratories. This approach also enables you to gain a firm grasp of the principles they will be applying in the lab. Download & Continue reading

 

Java for Programmers, 2nd Edition 

 

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The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Java™ development and the powerful Java platform

Written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores the Java language and Java APIs in depth. The book presents concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, line-by-line code walkthroughs and program outputs. The book features 200+ complete Java programs with 18,000+ lines of proven Java code, and hundreds of tips that will help you build robust applications. Download & Continue reading

 

 

Susan Weinschenk, “100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People”

N.w R.ders Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0321767535 | 224 pages | PDF | 8,2 MB

If you want to design intuitive and engaging web sites, apps, print materials or products, then you need to know the psychology that underlies people’s behavior. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People explores both the foundational and the latest research in the psychology of the conscious mind and applies it to design. What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What is more important, peripheral vision or central vision? How much information is too much at one time? How do you motivate people to continue on to the next step? What line length should you use if you want people to read text on or offline? What about color? Imagery? Does font type really matter? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers. Download & Continue reading

 

 

Starting Out • The Accelerated Dragon by IM Andrew Greet

Fundamental coverage of a dynamic Sicilian

EVERYMAN CHESS | 2008 | ISBN 1857445309 | English | PDF 300 dpi | 324 pages | 5.63 MB

“The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unsuspecting white players hoping for a direct attack similar to the one used against the traditional Dragon are shocked by Black’s increased options due to the flexible move order. Instead, White sometimes employs a more positional approach incorporating the famous Maroczy Bind, when the battle centres on White’s impressive pawn structure against Black’s lively pieces and the ability to create a pawn break. Download & Continue reading

 

 

Ognyan Ivanov, “Applications and Experiences of Quality Control”

InTech | 2011 | ISBN: 9789533072364 | 704 pages | PDF | 36,4 MB

The rich palette of topics set out in this book provides a sufficiently broad overview of the developments in the field of quality control. By providing detailed information on various aspects of quality control, this book can serve as a basis for starting interdisciplinary cooperation, which has increasingly become an integral part of scientific and applied research. Download & Continue reading

 

How to Content – The Home Security Handbook 2005 

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Surveys have revealed that when asked what people worry most about for themselves and their family 45 per cent of them said ‘CRIME’. Crime statistics certainly indicate that people have good reason to worry: A burglary takes place on average every 30 seconds in the UK. Alarming though this and other statistics may be, this book will show you how you can use them to reduce the risk of becoming a crime statistic yourself. It will teach you how to audit and review your home and lifestyle, to identify a range of vulnerabilities, threats and risks and then show you how to provide effective countermeasures to avoid the threat and reduce the risk. The countermeasures suggested are designed to be realistic, achievable at minimal cost and effort and simple enough to be introduced or implemented by the average person. Download & Continue reading

 

Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management 

 

Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management
Publisher: Packt Publishing | ISBN: 1847197868 | edition 2009 | PDF | 352 pages | 8,2 mb

The book is a step-by-step tutorial for phpMyAdmin explaining and demonstrating the potential of this tool with clear instructions and screenshots. After covering installation and basic features of phpMyAdmin it goes on to show its less well known and generally under-used features and capabilities. phpMyAdmin is a must-have tool for everyone who needs to manage their MySQL databases and tables in an effective manner. This book is a must-read for every serious phpMyAdmin user who would like to use this outstanding application to its full power. Download & Continue reading