Category: Nonfiction

The Elements of Typographic Style: Version 4.0: 20th Anniversary Edition

Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings readability to the paintings of typography with this masterful sort consultant. Combining the sensible, theoretical, and ancient, this variation is totally up to date, with a radical revision and updating of the longest bankruptcy, "Prowling the Specimen Books," and plenty of different small yet very important updates in response to issues which are continuously altering within the field.

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A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America

By Ernest Drucker

When Dr. John Snow first traced a plague of cholera to a water pump within the Soho district of London in 1854, the sector of epidemiology was once born. Ernest Drucker’s A Plague of Prisons takes a similar thoughts and instruments of public overall healthiness that experience effectively tracked epidemics of flu, tuberculosis, and AIDS to make the case that our present remarkable point of imprisonment has turn into a virulent disease. Drucker passionately argues that imprisonment—originally conceived as a reaction to the crimes of individuals—has turn into mass incarceration: a destabilizing strength, a pandemic upon our physique politic, that undermines households and groups, harmful the very social buildings that hinder crime.

Described as a “towering success” (Ira Glasser) and “the clearest and so much intelligible case for a reevaluation of ways we view incarceration” (Spectrum Culture), A Plague of Prisons bargains a state of the art point of view on felony justice in twenty-first-century the US that “could support to disgrace the U.S. public into difficult remedial motion” (The Lancet).

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Wasn't It Smart of God to...

By Steve Chapman

Bestselling writer Steve Chapman deals this little gem of a e-book that might have readers chuckling, grinning, and nodding their heads on the witty quips, outrageous insights, and interesting observations. Drawing on people humor, a splash of technological know-how, backwoods knowledge, and biblical truths, Steve encourages readers to consider:

Wasn't it shrewdpermanent of God to...
design us to sneeze out rather than in?
have rain fall in little drops rather than one significant one?
give us outdated age so we'll wait for heaven?
devise human legs to allow them to straddle horses and Harleys?
make us curious so we'll search Him?

Fun and thought-provoking, Wasn't It clever of God To... is stuffed with the little and large issues round us that spotlight God's creativity and make our lives fascinating and beautiful.

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EPUB 3 Best Practices

By Matt Garrish

Ready to take your ebooks to the following point with EPUB three? This concise consultant comprises top practices and suggestion that can assist you navigate the format’s wide selection of applied sciences and performance. EPUB three is determined to show digital publishing on its head with wealthy multimedia examining reports and scripted interactivity, yet this specification should be formidable to study. This publication offers you an exceptional foundation.

Written through humans inquisitive about the improvement of this specification, EPUB three top Practices contains chapters that conceal targeted points of the EPUB publishing strategy, akin to expertise, content material construction, and distribution.

  • Get a accomplished survey of obtainable construction features
  • Learn new worldwide language-support beneficial properties, together with right-to-left web page progressions
  • Embed content material with EPUB 3’s new multimedia elements
  • Make your content material dynamic via scripting and interactive elements
  • Work with book and distribution metadata
  • Create synchronized textual content and audio playback in interpreting systems
  • Learn ideas for fastened and adaptive layouts

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Churchill and Sea Power

By Christopher M. Bell

Winston Churchill had an extended and nearer courting with the Royal military than any British statesman nowa days, yet his checklist as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea strength has been mired in controversy because the ill-fated Dardanelles crusade in 1915. at the present time, Churchill is appeared through many as a clumsy strategist who interfered in naval operations and sometimes overrode his expert advisers - with necessarily disastrous effects.

Churchill and Seapower is the 1st significant examine of Winston Churchill's list as a naval strategist and his influence because the so much in demand dad or mum of Britain's sea strength within the glossy period. in accordance with wide archival learn, the booklet debunks many well known and well-entrenched myths surrounding debatable episodes in either international Wars, together with the Dardanelles catastrophe, the Norwegian crusade, the conflict of the Atlantic, and the devastating lack of the Prince of Wales and Repulse in 1941. It indicates that many universal criticisms of Churchill were exaggerated, but additionally that a few of his errors were principally ignored - akin to his willingness to lengthen the conflict of the Atlantic with a purpose to focus assets at the bombing crusade opposed to Nazi Germany.

The booklet additionally examines Churchill's evolution as a maritime strategist over the process his profession, and records his severe half in handling Britain's naval decline through the first half the 20th century. Churchill's real affection for the Royal army has usually distracted cognizance from the truth that his perspectives on sea energy have been pragmatic and unsentimental. For, as Christopher M. Bell exhibits, in a interval ruled by way of declining assets, worldwide threats, and fast technological swap, it was once more and more air instead of sea energy that Churchill regarded to because the origin of Britain's security.

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Foundation Flash CS3 Video

By Tom Green, Adam Thomas

Video is without doubt one of the most fun good points on today's web, with frequent adoption being made attainable by means of advances in bandwidth and software program. yet easily streaming videos to internet clients is barely the end of the iceberg! Flash CS3 deals an entire host of complex video gains, permitting you to create breathtaking consumer experiences.

And this booklet, the second one variation of the critically-acclaimed starting place Flash eight Video, exhibits you ways to utilize video in Flash CS3. The authors begin with the fundamentals of making video prepared to be used on the net utilizing renowned purposes reminiscent of home windows motion picture Maker and iMovie, developing FLV (Flash video) utilizing either Flash and different functions akin to Sorenson Squeeze, and uploading that video into Flash.

With that out the way in which, they then flip their cognizance to crucial sensible ideas, similar to growing and customizing video gamers, using blends and filters to Flash video, potent use of video alpha channel and mask, captioning, cue issues, interactivity utilizing the digital camera item, going complete reveal, and lots more and plenty more.

This variation is fully-updated for Flash CS3 and ActionScript 3.0, and contains many new examples.
* the best way to create video for the internet utilizing well known functions comparable to iMovie and film Maker, and switch it into Flash Video utilizing Flash, and different instruments equivalent to Sorenson Squeeze
* study numerous crucial sensible strategies for manipulating video in Flash
* up-to-date for Flash CS3 and ActionScript 3.0, with new examples

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Busted! Drug War Survival Skills

By Robert Crumb, M. Chris Fabricant

Busted! is a humorous, clever, subversive worst-case state of affairs consultant for informal drug clients and their tolerant friends.It's the Bible on how to not get busted and what to do while you're. utilizing superstar busts, outrageous everyman busts, and the author's expert adventure, Busted! is every thing you want to find out about the legal justice approach, Drug conflict type, prior to it's too overdue.
Like a legislations & Order episode, the publication takes the reader via a standard small-time drug ownership case from committing the crime (the buy/recommending a dealer), to dealing with police encounters like a professional, to getting busted, to spending an evening in penal complex, to scuffling with your drug bust, to pleading accountable, via trials and appeals, and, eventually, punishment - with irreverent humor and professional recommendation all of the solution to the sour finish.
Busted! additionally contains drug ownership legislation for the home celebration, the rave, your roommate's stash; seek and seizure in the street, on your trip, on your condo, and up your ass. Drug warfare riding classes covers DUI's and drugged using; additionally the best way to make your telephone name from prison count number, tips to ace your bail listening to, and safeguard your net privateness. The Dope legislations Index contains ownership legislations for marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamine for all 50 states. BUSTED! is helping the informal drug consumer to grasp his rights, stroll the skinny gray line among criminal and unlawful and finally remain out of penal complex.

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The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th Edition

Choice remarkable educational name! four Stars - Doody's!

Praise for the 3rd Edition:

"This paintings may be person who scholars and clinicians carry on their cabinets because the gold-standard reference for future health habit switch. Summing up: crucial"

--Choice

Substantially revised to mirror present developments within the box of future health habit swap, this new version of the hugely acclaimed "gold regular" textual content keeps to supply a complete evaluation of habit swap because it pertains to public health and wellbeing. it's been widely reorganized to put off redundancies within the past version, and takes a broader, extra pragmatic procedure in its insurance of future health habit swap.

New content material comprises chapters on way of life swap and prevention and persistent illness administration, with a thorough concentrate on particular behaviors (i.e. nutrition and foodstuff, tobacco use) and persistent disorder (i.e diabetes, middle disease). a brand new part on group, approach, and supplier Interventions to help wellbeing and fitness habit swap specializes in the efficacy of interventions applied inside of numerous platforms corresponding to colleges, places of work, and well-being care structures. The fourth variation additionally presents studying ambitions and dialogue inquiries to facilitate use via direction teachers in wellbeing and fitness psychology, behavioral drugs, and public health.

This multidisciplinary textual content has been authored and edited by way of hugely esteemed practitioners, educators, and researchers who're specialists of their particular parts of research. the vast majority of the textual content is still equipped round the particular behaviors and protracted health problems with the main major public overall healthiness affects when it comes to morbidity and mortality. every one bankruptcy explains the importance of a selected challenge and studies the empirical proof for many of the intervention approaches.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Extensively reorganized to dispose of redundancies
  • Updated to surround the most up-tp-date study in overall healthiness habit switch
  • Includes new chapters on Alcohol, rigidity and temper administration, Diabetes, weight problems, The office, outfitted surroundings, and behaviour facts
  • Focuses intensively on particular behaviors and persistent health problems that considerably impact public health and wellbeing
  • Includes a brand new part on neighborhood, approach, and supplier Interventions to help healthiness habit switch
  • Applicable to a wide selection of classes together with public future health, habit swap, preventive medication, and future health psychology
  • Authored by means of prime researchers, educators, and practitioners with a multidisciplinary concentration
  • Includes studying goals and dialogue questions

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The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life

By Thomas M. Sterner

Current second information is a necessary element in existence if one expects to event any measure of actual peace and contentment. it's been stated for hundreds of years because the cornerstone of non secular awakening in all traditions of jap concept. within the West, even if, it really is nonetheless a comparatively unrecognized inspiration of residing. The Western brain is usually stressed, by no means content material with the instant. Its inner discussion is usually firing off strategies packed with emotional content material and pulling the person out of the current and into the earlier or destiny. yet participants raised in Western tradition have gotten a growing number of conscious of their total feel of psychological exhaustion, their loss of self-discipline and their lack of ability to target call for. they're prepared to fritter away the power essential to event internal peace and a quiet brain that's ready to stick with the path in their will. they're figuring out that the never-ending fight to meet the insatiable urge for food of immediate gratification is fruitless and tiresome at most sensible. they're ripe for a brand new course in existence and longing for a brand new set of directions. this is often the aim of The training brain. It comprehensively offers with aiding the person comprehend precisely what current second information is, how we're raised in a way contradictory to this, and the way we modify our attitude to make this part of our day-by-day residing. This publication is out there to readers of all philosophical backgrounds. despite your viewpoint, you can find the book's insights so much compelling.
You can locate the knowledge of either The working towards Mind and The Meditating Mind within the mix package deal: The overall Mindset.
For your comfort, THE working towards brain is now in mp3 CD audiobook format.

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Live and Laugh with Dementia: The essential guide to maximizing quality of life

All over the world, over forty five million humans undergo with dementia. That quantity is anticipated to extend to seventy five million through 2030; one hundred thirty five million via 2050. for everyone with dementia, their kin and carers are confronted with the choice of the way most sensible to deal with them. reside and chuckle with Dementia is all approximately the right way to make existence with dementia as optimistic as attainable - to maximize caliber of existence for all involved. simply as we have to workout our body's muscle tissues to maintain them robust, versatile and dealing good, so too can we have to workout our psychological muscular tissues (our mind) which will improve and preserve our neural functions. via tailoring actions to fit the desires and skills of dementia sufferers, we will aid them to: * hold their relationships with others * retain their self-identity * gradual the decline of psychological functionality through offering actual and psychological stimulation * stave off boredom * event happiness and enjoyment. 'Live and chuckle with Dementia' additionally addresses our angle in the direction of dementia and taking care of individuals with dementia. It helps and conjures up carers to construct their dating with the individual with dementia and supply significant attractive actions. in addition to feedback for actions and the way to tailor them, suggestions for individuals with light dementia are integrated to be able to empower them to be lively and continue regulate in their lives up to attainable.

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