Arm Candy: A Celebrity Escort's Tales From The Red Carpet by Christopher Gaida, Michael Aloisi

By Christopher Gaida, Michael Aloisi

From Julia Roberts to Angelina Jolie or even Tom Hanks, Chris has escorted all of them down the crimson carpet. regardless of the sinful connotations that the name "escort" has, a star escort is a certified task that has given him ALL entry to Hollywood's such a lot unique occasions accompanying the most important stars together with Sandra Bullock, Fergie, Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Taylor rapid, Megan Fox, Courtney Love, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Pamela Ander- son, Queen Latifah, Susan Lucci, Betty White in addition to dozens of others. Arm sweet: a star Escort's stories From the crimson Carpet tells Chris's striking trip from a small city in Pennsylvania to NYC and eventually Hollywood the place he has rubbed elbows with the world's largest stars. From the purple carpet to the superb after events, Chris unearths what occurs while the cameras are grew to become off, stocks behind the scenes secrets and techniques, dishes the dust on what celebrities have behaved like divas, presents his coveted occasion crashing assistance or even tells a heartfelt story a few megastar that encouraged Chris whereas he battled melanoma. Arm sweet is a ebook for an individual who loves glitz, glam, celebrities and the crimson carpet! even if putting out within the dressing room on the Grammys, operating misplaced via a on line casino with Cyndi Lauper or sneaking out the again door with Paris Hilton, Chris's task is usually an event. Take a peek at what quite is going on behind the scenes and on the fringe of the crimson carpet from the view of Hollywood's final insider. you'll by no means examine Hollywood a similar manner again...

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Ethnographies of the Videogame by Helen Thornham

By Helen Thornham

Ethnographies of the Videogame makes use of the medium of the videogame to discover wider major sociological matters round new media, interplay, identification, functionality, reminiscence and mediation. Addressing questions of ways we interpret, mediate and use media texts, quite within the face of claims concerning the energy of recent media to regularly shift the parameters of lived adventure, gaming is hired as a 'tool' by which we will comprehend the gendered and socio-culturally developed phenomenon of our daily engagement with media. This booklet is especially fascinated with problems with business enterprise and tool, making a choice on powerful correlations among perceptions of gaming and genuine gaming practices, in addition to the reinforcement, via gaming, of proven (gendered, sexed, and classed) energy relationships inside families. As such, it finds the way during which latest kinfolk re-emerge via engagement with new expertise. providing an empirically grounded realizing of what is going on once we mediate know-how and media in our daily lives Ethnographies of the Videogame is greater than a well timed intervention into online game reviews. It offers pertinent and reflexive observation at the dating among textual content and viewers, highlighting the relationships of gender and tool in gaming perform. As such, it's going to attract students attracted to media and new media, gender and sophistication, and the sociology of rest.

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The Job Search Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get by Damian Birkel

By Damian Birkel

Wasting your task could be a crushing setback, however the secret is to recollect the expression: "When one door closes, one other one opens." With the confirmed assistance and strategies featured within the task seek record, you'll the right way to flip your loss into chance and locate one other task quickly. This quintessential advisor covers every thing from facing the emotional impression of being laid off to rebuilding your specialist id. You'll get reliable recommendation on: constructing a profession plan through taking inventory of your adventure, talents, and ambitions; crafting an efficient resume and development Internet-friendly files; making a "personal advertising and marketing plan" to advertise your self to capability employers; and discovering the hidden activity marketplace via in-person and on-line networking. Downloadable templates, pattern disguise letters, a variety of potent resume codecs, or even task seek correspondence may also help you customise your efforts. necessary checklists during the publication gets you on track and hold you there. You'll additionally detect worthy suggestions for interviewing and negotiating successfully, plus tips about hitting the floor working when you commence that new - and better-job.

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NBA Coaches Playbook: Techniques, Tactics, and Teaching by National Basketball Coaches Association

By National Basketball Coaches Association

The Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash shines in operating the holiday, yet how do his teammates be aware of the place to visit get open to obtain his passes? Orlando's Dwight Howard is a major expertise within the publish, yet how has he greater and extra new dimensions to his video game? and the way is it that Utah's Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer run the screen-and-roll as easily as Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone did years prior to?

Coaching. definite, even in a league loaded with stronger athletic expertise, the educating, tactical maneuvers, and techniques supplied by way of NBA coaches are moment to none. And as more youthful, occasionally much less mature and no more skilled avid gamers from worldwide have entered the league, these training talents are extra varied and higher honed than ever before.

Now NBA Coaches Playbook takes you into the perform classes and sideline huddles with special Xs and Os and extra from the game's most sensible at maximizing functionality at the courtroom. permit the likes of Phil Jackson, Mike D'Antoni, Avery Johnson, Stan Van Gundy, George Karl, Eddie Jordan, Mike Dunleavy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and plenty of different head and assistant coaches give you new insights to learn your personal workforce and person avid gamers.

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The muted I: Locating a narrator in the works of W.G. Sebald by Avi Kempinski

By Avi Kempinski

This dissertation probes the identification and targets of the first-person narrator within the fictional works of W.G. Sebald (1944-2001). I posit that the typical narrator of Sebald's fiction is pushed via ontological and old wishes that align with points of his exilic interlocutors whereas trying to distance himself from the Nazi legacy that's obliquely yet unmistakably ascribed to a father determine. whereas experiences of Sebald's works have principally addressed overarching subject matters reminiscent of exile and usual and ancient disaster, I tackle really how the texts' distinct descriptions and plentiful use of names and visible imagery display the first-person narrator's ongoing quest as a foundation for these better subject matters and issues. by way of querying how his encounters with exilic and infrequently German-Jewish protagonists serve the narrator's reasons, my research goals to show a extra covert narrative procedure in Sebald's fiction, one who makes use of nominal and visible references to barter a post-Shoah German identification. bankruptcy One addresses how the mother's identify and its symbolic configurations functionality as a resource for the narrator's id. I study this maternal constellation, and its connection to the narrator's alpine origins, in bankruptcy , the place I convey the way it is inscribed onto the peripatetic narrator's quite a few locations, in addition to into the pictures and work that he encounters. bankruptcy 3 examines the narrator's means of developing an identification via his interlocutors. Focusing totally on Austerlitz , I tackle how Sebald's so much expansive and ultimate paintings deals a extra advanced measurement to the narrator's quest. In looking affinities together with his exilic interlocutors whereas distancing himself from the father's and his generation's Nazi legacy, Sebald's narrator, I finish, evinces commemorative options that inflect that legacy principally via its familial dimensions.

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The Complete Guide to High-End Audio (4th Edition) by Robert Harley

By Robert Harley

During this newly up to date listing, the newest in state of the art audio apparatus is equipped, together with tips to decide on the simplest audio gear on the cheap, the best way to get the simplest sound for the money, and the way to establish a procedure for optimum functionality. Revised and accelerated to incorporate the entire most modern audio applied sciences, this publication is full of professional recommendation tips to make audio system sound as much as 50 percentage higher for free of charge, stay away from the commonest method set-up errors, and the way to settle on the single speaker in 50 worthy possessing. one of the new issues lined are computer-based tune servers, instant streaming of audio, high-resolution electronic audio, web downloads, HD radio, Blu-ray Disc, and the recent high-resolution surround-sound codecs. a brief path on listening-room acoustics is gifted and extra details on audio for domestic theater, multichannel audio, method set-up secrets and techniques, and what each one component's requisites and measurements suggest can also be supplied.

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Cassandra: The Definitive Guide by Eben Hewitt

By Eben Hewitt

What may you do with information if scalability wasn't an issue? With this hands-on advisor, you'll learn the way Apache Cassandra handles countless numbers of terabytes of information whereas ultimate hugely on hand throughout a number of facts facilities -- features that experience attracted fb, Twitter, and different data-intensive businesses. Cassandra: The Definitive Guide offers the technical information and useful examples you must determine this database administration process and placed it to paintings in a creation atmosphere.

writer Eben Hewitt demonstrates some great benefits of Cassandra's nonrelational layout, and will pay certain cognizance to information modeling. If you're a developer, DBA, program architect, or supervisor seeking to clear up a database scaling factor or future-proof your software, this consultant exhibits you the way to harness Cassandra's pace and suppleness.
* comprehend the tenets of Cassandra's column-oriented constitution
* easy methods to write, replace, and browse Cassandra info
* detect how one can upload or eliminate nodes from the cluster as your software calls for
* learn a operating program that interprets from a relational version to Cassandra's information version
* Use examples for writing consumers in Java, Python, and C#
* Use the JMX interface to observe a cluster's utilization, reminiscence styles, and extra
* track reminiscence settings, info garage, and caching for larger functionality

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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

By Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

No schooling is whole and not using a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there's no higher manner of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' ebook. all of the nice gods and goddesses of historical Greece are depicted during this giant, appealing vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully advised. younger readers could be dazzled via strong Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by means of stylish Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated by means of strong Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled via moody Poseidon, ruler of the ocean. those frequently impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their activities conceal the diversity of godly--and mortal--personalities.
The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable caliber: as soon as pored over, they'll by no means go away the minds of the viewer. many years later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the tender eco-friendly photograph of gorgeous mom Earth, her physique hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the celebrities of her husband, Uranus the sky. No baby is simply too younger to savour the myths that experience equipped the root for far of the world's paintings and literature over the centuries. This advent to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to grownup) --Emilie Coulter

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App Inventor: Create Your Own Android Apps by Hal Abelson, David Wolber, Ellen Spertus, Liz Looney

By Hal Abelson, David Wolber, Ellen Spertus, Liz Looney

Yes, you could create your personal apps for Android phones—and it's effortless to do. This impressive e-book introduces App Inventor for Android, a robust visible software that shall we somebody construct apps for Android-based units. study the fundamentals of App Inventor with step by step directions for greater than a dozen enjoyable tasks, similar to developing location-aware apps, information garage, and apps that come with decision-making logic.

The moment 1/2 the e-book beneficial properties an Inventor's guide that will help you comprehend the basics of app development and computing device technology. App Inventor makes a very good textbook for newbies and skilled builders alike.
* layout video games and different apps with second pics and animation
* Create customized multi-media quizzes and learn publications
* Create a customized journey of your urban, college, or place of work
* Use an Android mobile to manage a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotic
* construct location-aware apps via operating along with your phone’s sensors
* discover apps that include details from the internet
* study computing device technology as you construct your apps

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Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun

By Paula Begoun

While ladies search trustworthy information regarding the relative price and function of particular good looks items, they seek advice Paula Begoun. From drug shops and residential procuring to shops and catalogs, Paula Begoun reports the entire significant beauty and skincare strains — greater than 25,000 together with seventy five new product traces during this version. the great good looks bible from “the Ralph Nader of Rouge” — The Detroit information “Paula is nationally well-known ... She takes the cosmetics businesses to activity for his or her puffed-up claims and deceptive information.” — The Miami Herald

Note: Older types of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat go back a 'file broken and can't be repaired error'. utilizing Adobe Reader X i've got no challenge.

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