Bulldogs For Dummies

By Susan M. Ewing

The way to opt for, teach, and take care of your Bulldog

notwithstanding initially bred for bull baiting, modern-day Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and brave - and make nice pets. no matter if you are already a Bulldog proprietor or you are considering turning into one, this pleasant consultant will resolution your questions and assist you and your Bully stay fortunately ever after. From settling on your puppy to education, vitamin, and healthiness, it is simply what you wish for Bulldog success!

become aware of how to
* comprehend the breed and its history
* purchase or undertake a fit Bulldog
* Housetrain your Bulldog and educate easy commands
* continue your Bulldog well-groomed and active
* look forward to breed-specific illnesses

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The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden

By Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE

Writing with entry to hundreds of thousands of lately published legitimate records, clean interviews, and the viewpoint which could come in simple terms from a decade of analysis and mirrored image, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan carry the 1st panoramic, authoritative glance again at 9/11.

For so much dwelling americans, September eleven, 2001, is the darkest date within the nation’s historical past. What precisely occurred? may well it were avoided? How and why did lots acrimony and undesirable info come up from the ashes of the realm exchange middle, the Pentagon, and a quiet box in Pennsylvania? And what is still unresolved? what's convinced: Discord and dissent proceed to this day.

Beginning with the 1st brutal activities of the hijackers aboard American airways Flight eleven, The 11th Day tracks definitely the right series of occasions and introduces the gamers: pilots, terrorists, the airliners’ passengers, and the innocents who died at the flooring. Drawing on formerly categorized files and uncooked transcripts, Summers and Swan examine the reaction of President Bush and the U.S. army that day, and the failure to intercept the hijacked airliners. They rfile the untruths informed in a while by way of U.S. officers and, as a counterpoint, completely examine the contentions of the “9/11 fact” flow. With meticulous learn, they study the personalities of the lads in the back of the onslaught, research the factors that drove them, and divulge the U.S. intelligence errors that preceded the assaults. They word how afterward—without strong evidence—the Bush management continued in attempting to hyperlink  Sep 11 to Iraq. and so they confront, ultimately, the query the 11th of September Commission’s file blurred: have been the terrorists sponsored via robust figures in one other international nation—one the U.S. had lengthy considered as a friend?

Riveting, revelatory, and unforgettable, completely sourced and whole with vast endnotes, The 11th Day is the basic one-volume paintings on a pivotal occasion in our background.

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Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work

By Walt Harrington

“This number of profiles approximately nice American craftsmen is itself the handiwork of a good American craftsman.” --David Grogan, This outdated condo journal.

For Acts of production, award-winning journalist Walt Harrington travels the USA trying to find the paranormal nexus of craft, expertise, and mastery that offers delivery to a practical paintings of art—and leaves its maker with a feeling of delight and success recognized good to wonderful craftsmen around the a while.

A builder of huge fireplaces in Maine. a cupboard maker in Maryland. A millwright in Virginia. A locksmith and a home framer in Ohio. A hardwood flooring guy in Indiana. A blacksmith in Illinois. A stone carver in California. none of the fourteen craftsmen and lady profiled believes he's operating in basic terms to construct a home, to renovate a watermill, to forged a plaster medallion. each one imbues his paintings with grander purpose—Michael Seward desires the folks who purchase his furnishings to event an emotional connection; Chuck Crispin desires his clients’ lives to be evoked in his ground designs; Charles Keller wishes the hugely knowledgeable international to understand the complex genius of not just positive blacksmithing yet all fantastic craftsmen.

The profiles in Acts of production support to reclaim where of workmanship in a consumerist period that areas better worth on revenue and branding than it does on devoted excellence. those craftsmen supply not just classes approximately craftsmanship, but in addition approximately existence.

“Acts of production is a beautiful choice of literary journalism, written by way of a grasp of the shape. Walt Harrington’s gracefully nuanced prose, choked with feeling and finely saw aspect, splendidly conveys the realm of craftsmen in all its crafty integrity. within the grand culture of Tracy Kidder, John McPhee and Joseph Mitchell, Harrington deals us a desirable and enduring homage to males at work.” --Barry Siegel, Pulitzer Prize winner, director of the Literary Journalism application, collage of California, Irvine

“Acts of construction is an instance of what occurs whilst a top-notch author, laboring in solitude with purity of goal, places the suitable phrases within the correct order.” --Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize winner, writer of Uphill Walkers: Portrait of a kinfolk

“A compelling tribute to americans who paintings with their palms -- and hearts.” --Pete Earley, writer, loopy: A Father’s seek via America’s psychological wellbeing and fitness insanity.

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Relational Database Design and Implementation: Clearly Explained (3rd Edition)

By Jan L. Harrington

Absolutely revised, up-to-date, and multiplied, Relational Database layout and Implementation, Third Edition is the main lucid and powerful advent to the topic to be had for IT/IS pros drawn to honing their talents in database layout, implementation, and management. This e-book presents the conceptual and useful details essential to advance a layout and administration scheme that guarantees facts accuracy and person delight whereas optimizing functionality, despite event point or collection of DBMS.

The booklet starts by way of reviewing uncomplicated techniques of databases and database layout, then in brief stories the SQL one could use to create databases. issues reminiscent of the relational information version, normalization, information entities and Codd's principles (and why they're very important) are coated sincerely and concisely yet with no resorting to "Dummies"-style speaking right down to the reader.

Supporting the book's step by step guide are 3 NEW case stories illustrating database making plans, research, layout, and administration practices. as well as those real-world examples, which come with object-relational layout suggestions, a wholly NEW part such as 3 chapters is dedicated to database implementation and administration concerns.

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The Poker Tournament Formula II: Advanced Strategies

By Arnold Snyder

Snyder adapts the unfastened competitive speedy event recommendations of his groundbreaking first publication to the massive buy-in occasions the place the true funds is made. gamers study never-before-revealed suggestions and secrets and techniques that indicates gamers why playing cards do not subject up to the dynamics of a event. Readers modify their approach for any match constitution and opponent, why arms needs to be performed another way from funds video games, and why gamers cannot work out what winners are doing simply from looking at them play. The e-book additionally covers optimum satellite tv for pc method, sit'n'go approach, equipment for estimating match win expense and area, plus:

  • Why a few of the so much skillful poker avid gamers fail in poker tournaments
  • Why it really is usually right to play a hand "wrong" in a match
  • How to enhance the optimum process for any event in line with its blind constitution
  • How to regularly construct an incredible stack and use it to terrorize your competitors

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The Playboy Interview: The Essentials

By Editors of Playboy Magazine

"About the sequence: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner used to be given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It lined jazz, in fact, however it additionally integrated Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and tradition. involved, Hef despatched the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Alex Haley, an unknown on the time—back to glean much more opinion and perception from Davis. The ensuing trade, released within the September 1962 factor, grew to become the 1st reputable Playboy Interview and kicked off a extraordinary run of public inquisition that keeps today—and that has featured as regards to each cultural titan of the previous part century.
To have fun the interview’s fiftieth anniversary, the editors of Playboy have assembled thirteen compilations of the magazine’s such a lot (in)famous interviews—from tremendous mouths and wild males to activities gods and literary mavericks. this is our selection of the 50 such a lot crucial interviews.
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XML For Dummies

By Lucinda Dykes, Ed Tittel

See how XML works for enterprise wishes and RSS feeds

Create consistency on the net, or tag your facts for various purposes

Tag -- XML is it! XML tags allow you to proportion your layout in addition to your information, and this useful consultant will convey you the way. you will soon be utilizing this markup language to create every thing from sites to company varieties, gaining knowledge of schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with workplace 2003, and more.

become aware of how to
* Make details portable
* Use XML with notice 2003
* shop forms of data
* Convert HTML records to XHTML
* upload CSS to XML
* comprehend and use DTDs

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XQuery

By Priscilla Walmsley

With the XQuery 1.0 ordinary, you ultimately have a device that may make it a lot more straightforward to go looking, extract and manage info from XML content material saved in databases. This in-depth educational not just walks you thru the XQuery specification, but in addition teaches you the way to software with this broadly expected question language.

XQuery is for question writers who've a few wisdom of XML fundamentals, yet now not unavoidably complicated wisdom of XML-related applied sciences. it may be used either as an instructional, by way of studying hide to hide, and as a reference, through the use of the great index and appendixes. both approach, you can find the history wisdom in namespaces, schemas, integrated kinds and standard expressions that's correct to writing XML queries. This booklet provides:

  • A high-level evaluation and quickly journey of XQuery
  • Information to put in writing subtle queries, with out being slowed down by way of the main points of varieties, namespaces, and schemas
  • Advanced innovations for clients who are looking to reap the benefits of modularity, namespaces, typing and schemas
  • Guidelines for operating with particular forms of info, resembling numbers, strings, dates, URIs and processing instructions
  • A whole alphabetical connection with the integrated services and types

You also will know about XQuery's help for filtering, sorting, and grouping facts, in addition to the way to use FLWOR expressions, XPath, and XQuery instruments for extracting and mixing details. With this publication, you'll find the right way to practice all of those instruments to a large choice of information resources, and the way to recombine info from a number of assets right into a unmarried ultimate output result.

Whether you are coming from SQL, XSLT, or ranging from scratch, this rigorously paced instructional takes you thru the ultimate 1.0 normal in detail.

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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: Developing a Model for Lifelong Learning (Chandos Information Professional Series)

There's a complicated and contested terrain of cultural history within the library, archive and museum context. info Literacy and Cultural historical past explores this panorama and covers views from museums, records and libraries, highlighting the function of reminiscence and contested background within the assortment, description and presentation of cultural history. The booklet argues that the convergence of libraries, data and museums in electronic maintenance could be prolonged to incorporate the advance of mixed lifelong studying programmes, educating either info literacy talents and knowledge of cultural heritage.

This name is established into seven chapters, overlaying cultural historical past within the library, archive and museum context; electronic info contexts; an summary of data literacy versions of phases and procedures, in addition to types of criteria, capabilities and function signs. The booklet then examines the function of serious considering and lifetime studying; proposes a prevalent version of knowledge literacy and cultural background for lifelong studying; bargains guidance for adapting the version to neighborhood contexts; and provides a conclusion.

  • Covers cultural historical past within the museums, files and library context
  • Explores where of cultural history and social concerns within the electronic details context
  • Reviews latest versions of data literacy techniques, criteria and indicators

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