Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

Houdan. Nankin. Indian Runner. Naragansett. those may possibly sound like unique position names or strange different types of produce, yet every one truly refers to at least one of the numerous thousands of lesser-known bird breeds that tempt the cattle proprietor who is ready to enterprise into much less prevalent territory. delivering a substitute for advertisement breeds and hybrids, background breeds each one boast their very own specified set of features and character qualities, and are a precious (and interesting) addition to a sustainable nutrition system.

Pure Poultry is the 1st booklet in approximately 100 years to concentration particularly on history breeds of chickens, turkeys, and geese and their function in a self-reliant way of life. This well timed, superbly illustrated source includes:

  • Detailed directions on every little thing from housing, breeding, and day by day care, to processing, cooking, and preserving
  • Much-needed info on utilizing historical past breeds for egg and meat production
  • Tips, proposal, steered interpreting, and extra assets
  • A special making plans worksheet that simplifies the method of beginning out with poultry

Brimming with quiet humor, Pure Poultry is an immensely readable "how-to and why-to" dependent solely on own experience—including lots of classes realized the not easy manner. Pure Poultry exhibits how heritage-breed fowl can increase and deepen anyone's caliber of existence, no matter if you've got a farm, a small yard, or a neighbor with area to share.

Victoria Redhed Miller is a author, photographer, and off-grid homesteader who increases historical past bird within the foothills of Washington's Olympic Mountains. Miller blogs approximately her stories at potpiesandeggmoney.blogspot.com and canyoncreekfarms.blogspot.com.

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Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Keir Thomas

Exploit mystery settings and hidden apps, push integrated instruments to the restrict, appreciably customize your Mac event and tweak your approach so it is fabulous for you. each one of these three hundred speedy and simple information, methods, tricks and hacks in Mac Kung Fu makes "it simply works" even higher. turn into the final word Mac consumer, operating quicker, smarter, and easily have plenty extra enjoyable along with your Apple computer.

After you will have exposed the fundamentals in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is the next step. you will the best way to grasp daily instruments reminiscent of the Dock, highlight, project regulate, Launchpad, and Dashboard. you will discover different amazingly necessary instruments and integrated accessories that you just by no means knew existed. you will customise the OS X interface, refine your workflow, research worthy protection methods, paintings greater with pictures, videos and records, and attempt your Mac undefined. you are going to wow neighbors along with your insanely nice Mac knowledge!

Mac Kung Fu info issues even Mac Geniuses have no idea. And why should still they? the various counsel during this ebook make the most settings or experimental beneficial properties by no means formally made public.

Each tip during this particular ebook is intentionally brief and readable, and you'll dip out and in everytime you wish. such a lot take lower than a minute to accomplish, but the consequences final for a life of larger computing.

What You Need:

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and above.

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Alien Technology: Coping with Modern Mysteries

This publication explores the results of technological alienation on participants and groups within the glossy time. This booklet explores advanced applied sciences, offers methods of deciding on the degrees of alienation and indicates treatments for overcoming the alienation and turning into higher and empowered clients of expertise. The publication deals alienation scales in questionnaires on the finish of each bankruptcy facing expertise alienation which might serve very convenient for the readers. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its funny, tongue-in-cheek sort will interact the reader.

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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques

By Gebre Waddell

Learn the artwork audio mastering

"Gebre Waddell covers this all-important topic in higher intensity than has ever been performed in a book." -- Dave Collins, learning engineer for The Nightmare ahead of Christmas, Jurassic Park, Soundgarden, warfare, Ben Harper, and others

"Gebre offers scholars and educators with the entire sensible suggestion and hands-on instruments they should be successful." -- Jeffrey Rabhan, Chair of the hot York collage Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

Written via a qualified getting to know engineer, this special advisor unearths world-class equipment for offering broadcast-ready masters. In Complete Audio getting to know: useful Techniques, Gebre Waddell of Stonebridge gaining knowledge of explains each step within the method, from room and equipment configuration to distribution of the ultimate product. the way to positioned the ultimate sheen in your mixes, paintings with DAWs, tweak loudness, use equalizers and compressors, and deal with sequencing and fades. you will additionally get assistance for beginning and working your individual getting to know studio.

Features complete assurance of:

  • Mastering thoughts and gear
  • Room setup and speaker placement
  • Session workflow and association
  • DAWs and audio interfaces
  • Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters
  • Loudness optimization and dynamics
  • Digital and analog EQs and filters
  • Professional compressors and limiters
  • Fades, crossfades, spacing, and sequencing
  • Red publication CD, WAV, MP3, and DDP formats

Includes insights from the world’s premiere specialists in audio getting to know, including:
-- Robin Schmidt of 24-96 Mastering
-- Scott Hull of Masterdisk
-- Jaakko Viitalähde of Virtalähde Mastering
-- Dave Hill of Crane tune, Ltd., and Dave Hill Designs
-- Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters
-- Pieter Stenekes of Sonoris Software
-- Cornelius Gould of Omnia Audio
-- Jeff Powell, Grammy award–winning engineer; direct vinyl move engineer; engineer for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, and others
-- David A. Hoatson of Lynx Studio know-how, Inc.

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The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge

By James Burke

In "The wisdom Web," James Burke, the bestselling writer and host of television's "Connections" sequence, takes us on a desirable travel during the interlocking threads of information working via Western historical past. exhibiting enchanting flights of fancy, he exhibits how possible unrelated principles and suggestions leap off each other, spinning an enormous, interactive internet on which every little thing is attached to every thing else: "Carmen" ends up in the speculation of relativity, champagne bottling hyperlinks to wallpaper layout, Joan of Arc connects via vaudeville to Buffalo invoice. Illustrating his open, connective subject matter within the type of a trip around the net, Burke breaks down complicated thoughts, delivering info in a way available to anyone -- highschool graduates and Ph.D. holders alike. the adventure touches a couple of hundred interlinked issues within the background of information, eventually finishing the place it all started. Gateways, set at a variety of issues within the narrative, let readers to leap via literary hyperspace to different diversified yet similar strategies during the ebook. instantaneously a laugh and educating, "The wisdom internet" heightens our wisdom of our interdependence -- with each other and with the prior. Taking Burke's webbed method of wisdom is a technique that we will be able to deal with our details overload as we process the ever-more-complex international that awaits us within the twenty-first century. purely via knowing the interrelated nature of the fashionable international will we desire to spot advanced styles of switch and direct the method of innovation to the typical stable.

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Oculus Rift in Action

By Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla


Oculus Rift in Action introduces the robust Oculus Rift headset and teaches you the way to combine its many gains into 3D video games and different digital truth reports. you will commence by means of knowing the functions of the Rift undefined. Then you will stick with fascinating and instantly-relevant examples that stroll you thru programming genuine functions utilizing the Oculus SDK. Examples are supplied for either utilizing the Oculus C API without delay and for utilizing harmony, a favored improvement and 3D portraits engine, with the Oculus team spirit integration package.

Purchase of the print e-book features a unfastened e-book in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

Virtual truth has lengthy been the area of researchers and builders with entry to really good and proprietary instruments. With the looks of the Oculus Rift VR headset, the sport has replaced. utilizing average programming instruments and the intuitive Oculus SDKs, you could carry robust immersive video games, simulations, and different digital stories that eventually nail the sensation of being in the midst of the action.

Oculus Rift in Action teaches you ways to create 3D video games and different digital truth stories for the Oculus Rift. you will discover the Rift via examples of actual purposes utilizing the Oculus SDK and either the Oculus C API and the harmony 3D pix engine. alongside the best way, you will get useful assistance on tips on how to use the Rift's sensors to supply fluid VR experiences.

Experience with C++, C#, or one other OO language is assumed.

What's Inside

  • Creating immersive VR
  • Integrating the Rift with the team spirit 3D SDK
  • Implementing the maths of 3D
  • Avoiding motion-sickness triggers

About the Authors

Brad Davis is an lively VR developer who continues an excellent set of instance Rift purposes on Github. Karen Bryla is a contract developer and author. Alex Benton is a lecturer in 3D pics on the collage of Cambridge and a software program engineer at Google.

Table of Contents

  1. Meet the Oculus Rift
  2. PART 2 utilizing THE OCULUS C API
  3. Creating your first Rift interactions
  4. Pulling information out of the Rift: operating with the pinnacle tracker
  5. Sending output to the Rift: operating with the display
  6. Putting all of it jointly: integrating head monitoring and 3D rendering
  7. Performance and quality
  8. PART three utilizing UNITY
  9. Unity: growing functions that run at the Rift
  10. Unity: tailoring your program for the Rift
  11. PART four THE VR person EXPERIENCE
  12. UI layout for VR
  13. Reducing movement illness and discomfort
  14. PART five complex RIFT INTEGRATIONS

  15. Using the Rift with Java and Python
  16. Case learn: a VR shader editor
  17. Augmenting digital reality

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

By Nicholas Carr

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize quite often Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”―Michael Agger, Slate

“Is Google making us stupid?” while Nicholas Carr posed that query, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly hide tale, he tapped right into a good of hysteria approximately how the web is altering us. He additionally crystallized probably the most vital debates of our time: As we benefit from the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our skill to learn and imagine deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the main compelling exploration of the Internet’s highbrow and cultural effects but released. As he describes how human concept has been formed in the course of the centuries by means of “tools of the mind”―from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer―Carr interweaves a desirable account of contemporary discoveries in neuroscience through such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the old and clinical facts finds, swap in keeping with our reviews. The applied sciences we use to discover, shop, and percentage info can actually reroute our neural pathways.

development at the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a resounding case that each info know-how contains an highbrow ethic―a set of assumptions in regards to the nature of information and intelligence. He explains how the broadcast booklet served to concentration our consciousness, selling deep and artistic idea. In stark distinction, the net encourages the fast, distracted sampling of small bits of knowledge from many assets. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of velocity and potency, of optimized construction and consumption―and now the web is remaking us in its personal snapshot. we're changing into ever more proficient at scanning and perusing, yet what we're wasting is our skill for focus, contemplation, and reflection.

half highbrow historical past, half renowned technology, and half cultural feedback, The Shallows flickers with memorable vignettes―Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne considering the thunderous procedure of a steam locomotive―even because it plumbs profound questions on the nation of our sleek psyche. this can be a ebook that may eternally adjust the best way we expect approximately media and our minds.

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Electronic Sensors for the Evil Genius: 54 Electrifying Projects


54 super-entertaining initiatives provide insights into the attractions, sounds, and scents of nature
Nature meets the Evil Genius through fifty four enjoyable, secure, and cheap initiatives that let you discover the attention-grabbing and infrequently mysterious international of usual phenomena utilizing your personal home-built sensors. each one venture encompasses a checklist of fabrics, assets for components, schematics, and many transparent, well-illustrated directions. * initiatives comprise: rain detector, air strain sensor, cloud chamber, lightning detector, digital fuel sniffer, seismograph, radiation detector, and extra

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The Third Screen: The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Marketing

By Chuck Martin

The final advisor to cellular advertising and marketing — Revised and Updated
An American convey Open discussion board most sensible enterprise Book

We are in the course of a technological revolution higher than the tv or the computer. How can we, as sellers, harness cellular know-how to serve our shoppers such a lot effectively?

With the “first screen”—the television—companies despatched advertisements without delay into shoppers’ residing rooms, achieving hundreds of thousands with one crusade. The “second screen”—the own computer—increased interplay among businesses and shoppers and allowed for instant patron suggestions. Now, the “third screen”—the cellular device—changed the sport in a fair extra progressive means. The 3rd monitor: the last word advisor to cellular Marketing defines the consequences, recommendations, and strategies used to thrive in enterprise through the cellular revolution. This revised, up to date paperback hyperlinks technological advancements to behavioral alterations, finds the unforeseen forces of the
changes in cellular, and equips dealers and companies for the future.

A new breed of shopper has emerged: at the cross and regularly on, tapping into content material on the contact of a button—anytime, anywhere.

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The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security

By Umesh Hodeghatta Rao, Umesha Nayak

The InfoSec Handbook deals the reader an equipped structure of data that's simply learn and understood. permitting newbies to go into the sphere and comprehend the main ideas and concepts, whereas nonetheless maintaining the skilled readers up to date on issues and ideas.

it's meant almost always for newbies to the sphere of knowledge safeguard, written in a manner that makes it effortless for them to appreciate the precise content material of the e-book. The publication bargains a pragmatic and easy view of the safety practices whereas nonetheless supplying a little technical and certain info on the subject of safety. It is helping the reader construct a robust origin of knowledge, letting them flow ahead from the e-book with a bigger wisdom base.

protection is a continually transforming into hindrance that everybody needs to care for. no matter if it’s an ordinary laptop consumer or a hugely expert desktop consumer, they're continuously faced with varied protection dangers. those dangers diversity at risk and will constantly be handled consequently. regrettably, now not everyone seems to be conscious of the hazards or find out how to hinder them and this is often the place lots of the concerns come up in info expertise (IT). while desktop clients don't take safeguard under consideration many matters can come up from that like procedure compromises or lack of facts and data. this can be an noticeable factor that's current with all laptop clients.

This e-book is meant to coach the typical and skilled consumer of what forms of diversified defense practices and criteria exist. it is going to additionally conceal easy methods to deal with defense software program and updates so one can be as secure as attainable from all the threats that they face.

What you’ll learn

  • Essentials of knowledge safeguard in all varieties
  • Importance of knowledge protection in latest enterprise
  • Establishing an ISMS via a step-by-step strategy
  • Best practices in implementation
  • The a number of domain names of knowledge safeguard

Who this ebook is for

novices to specialists in info security.

Table of Contents

1: advent to Security

2: historical past of computing device Security

3: Key suggestions and Principles

4: entry Controls

5: details platforms Management

6:Application and internet Security

7: Malicious software program and Anti-Virus Software

8: Cryptography

9: figuring out Networks

10: Firewalls

11: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

12: digital deepest Networks

13: info Backups & Cloud Computing

14: actual safety and Biometrics

15: Social Engineering

16. present developments in details Security

17. Bibliography

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