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The Ultimate Guide to Raised Beds

Using a raised bed is a great way to get started with growing a vegetable garden. But if you’re just getting started, the question is: how to build a raised garden bed?
This book answers the question by providing a variety of methods for constructing a raised garden bed. Written by a veteran urban gardener, the book shares many tips about raised bed gardening, such as:
*constructing attractive front yard vegetable garden beds;
*how to build raised beds with a tight budget;
*shaping a bed that fits more plants per linear foot than the usual rectangular bed; and even
*creating a bed that will self-water and self-fertilize.
From describing the benefits of raised beds, to illustrating efficient ways to design your plantings – including a variety of ways to incorporate vertical supports – this book (50+ pages) about how to build raised beds shows you how to grow vegetables in the most space-, time- and money-saving ways possible.
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Emily Josephine has been studying, teaching and writing on the subject of natural health and nutrition since the late 1990s. A health nut and a homesteader, she can be found, at various times, harvesting fresh produce from her garden, managing the household finances, making fresh milk yogurt and kefir, and homeschooling her son. Her passion is to help others create the most healthy, fulfilling life possible, while working tirelessly to improve her own.

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

JavaScript is loosely based on Java, which is an object-oriented programming language that became popular for use on the Web by way of embedded applets. It has a similar syntax and programming methodology to Java, however, it should not be considered the “light” version of the language. JavaScript is its own language that found its home in web browsers around the world and enabled enhanced user interaction on websites as well as web applications. In this book JavaScript is covered from its beginning in the earliest Netscape browsers to the present-day versions that can support the DOM and Ajax. You will learn how to extend the language to suit specific needs and how to create client-server communications without intermediaries such as Java or hidden frames. You will also learn how to apply JavaScript solutions to business problems faced by web developers everywhere.
This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. The book begins by exploring how JavaScript originated and evolved into what it is today. There is a discussion of the components that make up a JavaScript implementation that follows that has a specific focus on standards such as ECMAScript and the Document Object Model (DOM). The differences in JavaScript implementations used in different popular web browsers are also discussed. After building a strong base, the book goes on to cover basic concepts of JavaScript including its version of object-oriented programming, inheritance, and its use in HTML. The book then explores new APIs, such as HTML5, the Selectors API, and the File API. The last part of the book is focused on advanced topics including performance/memory optimization, best practices, and a look at Where JavaScript is going in the future.
The book is broken up into 25 chapters. Chapter 1 explains the origins of JavaScript including where it came from, how it evolved, and what it is today. Chapter 2 examines how JavaScript is used in conjunction with HTML to create dynamic webpages. Chapter 3 introduces basic language concepts including syntax and flow control statements. Chapter 4 explores how variables are handled in JavaScript given their loosely typed nature. Chapter 5 covers all of the details regarding JavaScript’s built-in reference types such as object and array. Chapter 6 explains how to use object-oriented programing in JavaScript. Chapter 7 explores one of the most powerful aspects of JavaScript: function expressions. Chapter 8 introduces the Browser Object Model (BOM), which is responsible for objects allowing interaction with the browser itself. Chapter 9 explains various approaches to detecting the client machine and its capabilities. Chapter 10 introduces the Document Object Model (DOM) objects available in JavaScript as defined in DOM Level 1. Chapter 11 explains how other APIs, as well as other browsers, extend the DOM with more functionality. Chapter 12 builds on the previous two chapters by explaining how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM with additional properties, methods, and objects.
Chapter 13 explains the nature of events in JavaScript, where they originated, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should work. Devices such as the Wii and iPhone are covered. Chapter 14 looks at using JavaScript to enhance form interactions and work around browser limitations. Chapter 15 discusses the tag and how to use it to create on-the-fly graphics. Chapter 16 introduces JavaScript API changes as defined in HTML5. Chapter 17 discusses how browsers handle errors in JavaScript code and presents several ways to handle errors. Chapter 18 presents the features of JavaScript used to read and manipulate eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data. Chapter 19 discusses the ECMAScript for XML (E4X) extension to JavaScript, which is designed to simplify working with XML. Chapter 20 introduces the JSON data format as an alternative to XML. Chapter 21 look

Mushrooming without Fear

Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion—including “Never, never take a mushroom with gills” and “If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten.” Among the many mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay, and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty, and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there’s also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes.

Machine Learning in Python

Learn a simpler and more effective way to analyze data and predict outcomes with Python

Machine Learning in Python shows you how to successfully analyze data using only two core machine learning algorithms, and how to apply them using Python. By focusing on two algorithm families that effectively predict outcomes, this book is able to provide full descriptions of the mechanisms at work, and the examples that illustrate the machinery with specific, hackable code. The algorithms are explained in simple terms with no complex math and applied using Python, with guidance on algorithm selection, data preparation, and using the trained models in practice. You will learn a core set of Python programming techniques, various methods of building predictive models, and how to measure the performance of each model to ensure that the right one is used. The chapters on penalized linear regression and ensemble methods dive deep into each of the algorithms, and you can use the sample code in the book to develop your own data analysis solutions.

Machine learning algorithms are at the core of data analytics and visualization. In the past, these methods required a deep background in math and statistics, often in combination with the specialized R programming language. This book demonstrates how machine learning can be implemented using the more widely used and accessible Python programming language.

* Predict outcomes using linear and ensemble algorithm families

* Build predictive models that solve a range of simple and complex problems

* Apply core machine learning algorithms using Python

* Use sample code directly to build custom solutions

Machine learning doesn’t have to be complex and highly specialized. Python makes this technology more accessible to a much wider audience, using methods that are simpler, effective, and well tested. Machine Learning in Python shows you how to do this, without requiring an extensive background in math or statistics.

(source: Bol.com)

Learning Data Mining With Python

The next step in the information age is to gain insights from the deluge of data coming our way. Data mining provides a way of finding this insight, and Python is one of the most popular languages for data mining, providing both power and flexibility in analysis.
This book teaches you to design and develop data mining applications using a variety of datasets, starting with basic classification and affinity analysis. Next, we move on to more complex data types including text, images, and graphs. In every chapter, we create models that solve real-world problems.
There is a rich and varied set of libraries available in Python for data mining. This book covers a large number, including the IPython Notebook, pandas, scikit-learn and NLTK.
Each chapter of this book introduces you to new algorithms and techniques. By the end of the book, you will gain a large insight into using Python for data mining, with a good knowledge and understanding of the algorithms and implementations.

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals

**With over 500,000 copies sold—enjoy 100+ easy, wholesome, customizable recipes offered in the #1 bestselling official Instant Pot® cookbook.** There’s nothing the Instant Pot® can’t do—and with the right cookbook in hand, there’s nothing you can’t cook. *The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook* will teach you to create a variety of healthy, easy-to-make recipes with confidence. From savory breakfasts and hearty stews to decadent desserts and more, this Instant Pot® cookbook is sure to satisfy everyone at the table. In the pages of this bestselling Instant Pot® cookbook you’ll find: **100+ no-fuss meals** with options for vegetarian, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly diets **Low-maintenance recipe guidelines** including pressure levels and cooking times **Handy prep-time labels** that specify meals that cook in 20 minutes or longer (45+ minutes), as well as kid-friendly dishes Perfect for beginners or long-time enthusiasts, this Instant Pot® cookbook is your A-Z guide for all things Instant Pot®. “For this busy mom, [the Instant Pot] was like learning to cook all over again…until I got this Instant Pot cookbook. Whether you are new to the Instant Pot or you are a pressure-cooker pro, this Instant Pot cookbook needs to be in your kitchen!” **—Julie Clark, *Tastes of Lizzy T* blog** “This Instant Pot cookbook has everything you need to know to use your Instant Pot…I highly recommend [it], It has been the best purchase I made since getting my Instant Pot.” **―LMFerron, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer**

Doing Math With Python

*Doing Math with Python* shows you how to use Python to delve into high school–level math topics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus. You’ll start with simple projects, like a factoring program and a quadratic-equation solver, and then create more complex projects once you’ve gotten the hang of things.
Along the way, you’ll discover new ways to explore math and gain valuable programming skills that you’ll use throughout your study of math and computer science. Learn how to:
–Describe your data with statistics, and visualize it with line graphs, bar charts, and scatter plots
–Explore set theory and probability with programs for coin flips, dicing, and other games of chance
–Solve algebra problems using Python’s symbolic math functions
–Draw geometric shapes and explore fractals like the Barnsley fern, the Sierpinski triangle, and the Mandelbrot set
–Write programs to find derivatives and integrate functions
Creative coding challenges and applied examples help you see how you can put your new math and coding skills into practice. You’ll write an inequality solver, plot gravity’s effect on how far a bullet will travel, shuffle a deck of cards, estimate the area of a circle by throwing 100,000 “darts” at a board, explore the relationship between the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, and more.
Whether you’re interested in math but have yet to dip into programming or you’re a teacher looking to bring programming into the classroom, you’ll find that Python makes programming easy and practical. Let Python handle the grunt work while you focus on the math.
**Uses Python 3**

Sed & Awk

*sed & awk* describes two text processing programs that are mainstays of the UNIX programmer’s toolbox.
*sed* is a “stream editor” for editing streams of text that might be too large to edit as a single file, or that might be generated on the fly as part of a larger data processing step. The most common operation done with *sed* is substitution, replacing one block of text with another.
*awk* is a complete programming language. Unlike many conventional languages, *awk* is “data driven” — you specify what kind of data you are interested in and the operations to be performed when that data is found. *awk* does many things for you, including automatically opening and closing data files, reading records, breaking the records up into fields, and counting the records. While *awk* provides the features of most conventional programming languages, it also includes some unconventional features, such as extended regular expression matching and associative arrays. *sed & awk* describes both programs in detail and includes a chapter of example *sed* and *awk* scripts.
This edition covers features of *sed* and *awk* that are mandated by the POSIX standard. This most notably affects *awk*, where POSIX standardized a new variable, CONVFMT, and new functions, *toupper*() and *tolower*(). The CONVFMT variable specifies the conversion format to use when converting numbers to strings (*awk* used to use OFMT for this purpose). The *toupper*() and *tolower*() functions each take a (presumably mixed case) string argument and return a new version of the string with all letters translated to the corresponding case.
In addition, this edition covers GNU *sed*, newly available since the first edition. It also updates the first edition coverage of Bell Labs *nawk* and GNU *awk* (*gawk*), covers *mawk*, an additional freely available implementation of *awk*, and briefly discusses three commercial versions of *awk*, MKS *awk*, Thompson Automation *awk* (*tawk*), and Videosoft (VSAwk).

How to Build a Fire


As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time.

Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to

• buck up and be brave in the face of adversity
• play hard and break in a baseball mitt
• bait a hook and catch a big fish
• look dapper and tie a perfect tie
• get a raise and earn more
• write a love letter and kindle romance
• change a flat tire and save the day
• stand up and give a sparkling toast
• play the harmonica and make your own music

Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

(source: Bol.com)

Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women

Revised and updated throughout, including all-new chapters specifically for beginners and for women giving anal pleasure to men,*The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women* is a comprehensive and creative guide to anal pleasure. Tristan Taormino offers the kind of informed reassurance that can encourage even an absolute beginner to explore this nerve-rich part of the body, either alone or with a partner of any gender. Anal sex enthusiasts may need no encouragement, but will welcome Taormino’s sense of adventure and her detailed discussions of toys, fantasy play, and positions. Beginning by dispelling common myths about anal eroticism, Taormino goes on to illustrate anatomy, give tips on building trust and communicating desires, and provide reliable, easy-to-understand information on safety, preparation, hygiene, and much more. This new edition has been substantially expanded and revised to include new information on masturbation, anal health, BDSM and anal sex, and many other topics. In a new feature, Taormino answers actual reader questions.

Schaum’s Outline of Mathematica

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there’s Schaum’s Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum’s is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum’s Outline gives you Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum’s Outlines-Problem Solved.

Scene & Structure (Elements of Fiction Writing)

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which “everything changed…”
And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene.
This book is your game plan for success. Using dozens of examples from his own work – including “Dropshot,” “Tiebreaker” and other popular novels – Jack M. Bickham will guide you in building a sturdy framework for your novel, whatever its form or length. You’ll learn how to:
-“worry” your readers into following your story to the end
-prolong your main character’s struggle while moving the story ahead
-juggle cause and effect to serve your story action
As you work on crafting compelling scenes that move the reader, moment by moment, toward the story’s resolution, you’ll see why believable fiction must make more sense than real life.
Every scene should end in disastersome scenes should be condensed, and others built big.
Whatever your story, this book can help you arrive at a happy ending in the company of satisfied readers.

SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

**The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival **
**”A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”–*Outside *magazine**
Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller *SAS Survival Handbook* by John “Lofty” Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:
Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.
Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools.
Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.
First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.
Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off.
Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques.
Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft.
Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.

Open Concept Houses

From the author of the successful 150 Best series comes the debut entry in the forward-thinking Open Concept Houses series, filled with nearly 500 pages of color photos—sure to become the ultimate resource for this fast-growing trend in home design and renovation.

One of the hottest lifestyle trends today, open concept living spaces eliminate doorways and walls to create a large combined area for cooking, dining, entertaining, and relaxing. No longer are the kitchen, dining room, and living room compartmentalized. Instead, each space blends into the next to create one large area ”separated” and defined by islands, carpets, and furniture. This increasingly popular style provides a sense of expansiveness, connectedness, and flow that traditional architecture and design—defined by spaces broken by walls—lack.

This engaging, inspiring, and informative volume brings together a diverse collection of houses from all over the world, including spaces that have been designed from the ground up or have been renovated to reflect this popular trend. Inside Open Concept Houses you’ll find an array of beautiful and creative homes by distinguished international architects and designers who have conceived practical and functional solutions adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of their clients.

Filled with hundreds of full-color photographs as well as sets of floorplans for renovated residences—both the original and remodeled blueprints—this imaginative, idea-filled book is a must-have for architects, designers, decorators, and home owners looking to create or adapt the open concept style in their own dwellings.

(source: Bol.com)

Microsoft Word 2016 Step by Step

**The quick way to learn Microsoft Word 2016! **
This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Word 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
Get easy-to-follow guidance from a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master Learn and practice new skills while working with sample content, or look up specific procedures Create visually appealing documents for school, business, community, or personal purposes Use built-in tools to capture and edit graphics Present data in tables, diagrams, and charts Track and compile reference materials Manage document collaboration and review Fix privacy, accessibility, and compatibility issues Supercharge your efficiency by creating custom styles, themes, and templates

Learn Python the Hard Way

This simple book is meant to give you a first start in programming.
The title says it is the hard way to learn to write
code but it’s actually not. It’s the “hard” way only in that it’s the way people used to teach things. In this book you
will do something incredibly simple that all programmers actually do to learn a language:
1. Go through each exercise.
2. Type in each sample exactly.
3. Make it run.
That’s it. This will be very difficult at first, but stick with it. If you go through this book, and do each exercise for
1-2 hours a night, then you’ll have a good foundation for moving on to another book. You might not really learn
“programming” from this book, but you will learn the foundation skills you need to start learning the language.
This book’s job is to teach you the three most basic essential skills that a beginning programmer needs to know:
Reading And Writing, Attention To Detail, Spotting Differences.