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Matplotlib 3.0 Cookbook

**Build attractive, insightful, and powerful visualizations to gain quality insights from your data**
#### Key Features
* Master Matplotlib for data visualization
* Customize basic plots to make and deploy figures in cloud environments
* Explore recipes to design various data visualizations from simple bar charts to advanced 3D plots

#### Book Description
Matplotlib provides a large library of customizable plots, along with a comprehensive set of backends. Matplotlib 3.0 Cookbook is your hands-on guide to exploring the world of Matplotlib, and covers the most effective plotting packages for Python 3.7.
With the help of this cookbook, you’ll be able to tackle any problem you might come across while designing attractive, insightful data visualizations. With the help of over 150 recipes, you’ll learn how to develop plots related to business intelligence, data science, and engineering disciplines with highly detailed visualizations. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the fundamentals, you’ll move on to developing professional dashboards with a wide variety of graphs and sophisticated grid layouts in 2D and 3D. You’ll annotate and add rich text to the plots, enabling the creation of a business storyline. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to save figures and animations in various formats for downstream deployment, followed by extending the functionality offered by various internal and third-party toolkits, such as axisartist, axes_grid, Cartopy, and Seaborn.
By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create high-quality customized plots and deploy them on the web and on supported GUI applications such as Tkinter, Qt 5, and wxPython by implementing real-world use cases and examples.
#### What you will learn
* Develop simple to advanced data visualizations in Matplotlib
* Use the pyplot API to quickly develop and deploy different plots
* Use object-oriented APIs for maximum flexibility with the customization of figures
* Develop interactive plots with animation and widgets
* Use maps for geographical plotting
* Enrich your visualizations using embedded texts and mathematical expressions
* Embed Matplotlib plots into other GUIs used for developing applications
* Use toolkits such as axisartist, axes_grid1, and cartopy to extend the base functionality of Matplotlib

#### Who this book is for
The Matplotlib 3.0 Cookbook is for you if you are a data analyst, data scientist, or Python developer looking for quick recipes for a multitude of visualizations. This book is also for those who want to build variations of interactive visualizations.

**Build attractive, insightful, and powerful visualizations to gain quality insights from your data**
#### Key Features
* Master Matplotlib for data visualization
* Customize basic plots to make and deploy figures in cloud environments
* Explore recipes to design various data visualizations from simple bar charts to advanced 3D plots

#### Book Description
Matplotlib provides a large library of customizable plots, along with a comprehensive set of backends. Matplotlib 3.0 Cookbook is your hands-on guide to exploring the world of Matplotlib, and covers the most effective plotting packages for Python 3.7.
With the help of this cookbook, you’ll be able to tackle any problem you might come across while designing attractive, insightful data visualizations. With the help of over 150 recipes, you’ll learn how to develop plots related to business intelligence, data science, and engineering disciplines with highly detailed visualizations. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the fundamentals, you’ll move on to developing professional dashboards with a wide variety of graphs and sophisticated grid layouts in 2D and 3D. You’ll annotate and add rich text to the plots, enabling the creation of a business storyline. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to save figures and animations in various formats for downstream deployment, followed by extending the functionality offered by various internal and third-party toolkits, such as axisartist, axes_grid, Cartopy, and Seaborn.
By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create high-quality customized plots and deploy them on the web and on supported GUI applications such as Tkinter, Qt 5, and wxPython by implementing real-world use cases and examples.
#### What you will learn
* Develop simple to advanced data visualizations in Matplotlib
* Use the pyplot API to quickly develop and deploy different plots
* Use object-oriented APIs for maximum flexibility with the customization of figures
* Develop interactive plots with animation and widgets
* Use maps for geographical plotting
* Enrich your visualizations using embedded texts and mathematical expressions
* Embed Matplotlib plots into other GUIs used for developing applications
* Use toolkits such as axisartist, axes_grid1, and cartopy to extend the base functionality of Matplotlib

#### Who this book is for
The Matplotlib 3.0 Cookbook is for you if you are a data analyst, data scientist, or Python developer looking for quick recipes for a multitude of visualizations. This book is also for those who want to build variations of interactive visualizations.

Only registered users can download this free product.

Mastering Windows Server 2019, Second Edition

**Enhance and secure your data center with the latest Microsoft Server platform**
#### Key Features
* Develop skills to design and implement Microsoft Server 2019 in an enterprise environment
* Support your medium to large enterprise with the latest features by Microsoft Server 2019
* Administer Windows Server 2019 effectively with the help of practical examples

#### Book Description
With everything from a clean interface to flexibility in using Server Manager from almost anywhere, Windows Server 2019 has a lot to offer to administrators and IT professionals. This updated edition is designed to help you understand the essential concepts related to implementing and using this platform for your data center computing needs. You’ll begin by installing and managing Server 2019, before moving on to gaining clarity on the common points of confusion surrounding versions and licensing of this new product. Since centralized management, monitoring, and configuration of servers is key to an efficient IT department, you’ll discover multiple methods for quickly managing all your servers from a ‘single pane of glass’ – the ability to monitor different servers across a network using Server Manager from anywhere. Even though this book is more focused on Windows Server 2019 LTSC, you’ll still be able to explore containers and Nano Server, which are more commonly related to the SAC channel. This additional coverage will give you insights into all aspects of using Windows Server in your environment. Finally, you’ll explore various remote access technologies available in this operating system, and guidelines for virtualization of your data center with Hyper-V. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills to implement and manage Windows efficiently.
#### What you will learn
* Work with the updated Windows Server 2019 interface, including Server Core and Windows Admin Center
* Secure your network and data with new technologies in Windows Server 2019
* Learn about containers and understand when to use Nano Server
* Discover new ways to integrate your data center with Microsoft Azure
* Learn how to reinforce and secure your Windows Servers
* Virtualize your data center with Hyper-V
* Explore Server Manager, PowerShell, and the new Windows Admin Center, formerly known as Project Honolulu

**

**Enhance and secure your data center with the latest Microsoft Server platform**
#### Key Features
* Develop skills to design and implement Microsoft Server 2019 in an enterprise environment
* Support your medium to large enterprise with the latest features by Microsoft Server 2019
* Administer Windows Server 2019 effectively with the help of practical examples

#### Book Description
With everything from a clean interface to flexibility in using Server Manager from almost anywhere, Windows Server 2019 has a lot to offer to administrators and IT professionals. This updated edition is designed to help you understand the essential concepts related to implementing and using this platform for your data center computing needs. You’ll begin by installing and managing Server 2019, before moving on to gaining clarity on the common points of confusion surrounding versions and licensing of this new product. Since centralized management, monitoring, and configuration of servers is key to an efficient IT department, you’ll discover multiple methods for quickly managing all your servers from a ‘single pane of glass’ – the ability to monitor different servers across a network using Server Manager from anywhere. Even though this book is more focused on Windows Server 2019 LTSC, you’ll still be able to explore containers and Nano Server, which are more commonly related to the SAC channel. This additional coverage will give you insights into all aspects of using Windows Server in your environment. Finally, you’ll explore various remote access technologies available in this operating system, and guidelines for virtualization of your data center with Hyper-V. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills to implement and manage Windows efficiently.
#### What you will learn
* Work with the updated Windows Server 2019 interface, including Server Core and Windows Admin Center
* Secure your network and data with new technologies in Windows Server 2019
* Learn about containers and understand when to use Nano Server
* Discover new ways to integrate your data center with Microsoft Azure
* Learn how to reinforce and secure your Windows Servers
* Virtualize your data center with Hyper-V
* Explore Server Manager, PowerShell, and the new Windows Admin Center, formerly known as Project Honolulu

**

Only registered users can download this free product.

Mastering Tableau 2019.1

**Build, design and improve advanced business intelligence solutions using Tableau’s latest features, including Tableau Prep, Tableau Hyper, and Tableau Server**
#### Key Features
* Master new features in Tableau 2019.1 to solve real-world analytics challenges
* Perform Geo-Spatial Analytics, Time Series Analysis, and self-service analytics using real-life examples
* Build and publish dashboards and explore storytelling using Python and MATLAB integration support

#### Book Description
Tableau is one of the leading business intelligence (BI) tools used to solve BI and analytics challenges. With this book, you will master Tableau’s features and offerings in various paradigms of the BI domain.
This book is also the second edition of the popular Mastering Tableau series, with new features, examples, and updated code. The book covers essential Tableau concepts and its advanced functionalities. Using Tableau Hyper and Tableau Prep, you’ll be able to handle and prepare data easily. You’ll gear up to perform complex joins, spatial joins, union, and data blending tasks using practical examples. Following this, you’ll learn how to perform data densification to make displaying granular data easier. Next, you’ll explore expert-level examples to help you with advanced calculations, mapping, and visual design using various Tableau extensions. With the help of examples, you’ll also learn about improving dashboard performance, connecting Tableau Server, and understanding data visualizations. In the final chapters, you’ll cover advanced use cases such as Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics, and learn to connect Tableau to R, Python, and MATLAB.
By the end of this book, you’ll have mastered the advanced offerings of Tableau and be able to tackle common and not-so-common challenges faced in the BI domain.
#### What you will learn
* Get up to speed with various Tableau components
* Master data preparation techniques using Tableau Prep
* Discover how to use Tableau to create a PowerPoint-like presentation
* Understand different Tableau visualization techniques and dashboard designs
* Interact with the Tableau server to understand its architecture and functionalities
* Study advanced visualizations and dashboard creation techniques
* Brush up on powerful Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics

#### Who this book is for
This book is designed for business analysts, BI professionals and data analysts who want to master Tableau to solve a range of data science and business intelligence problems. The book is ideal if you have a good understanding of Tableau and want to take your skills to the next level.

**Build, design and improve advanced business intelligence solutions using Tableau’s latest features, including Tableau Prep, Tableau Hyper, and Tableau Server**
#### Key Features
* Master new features in Tableau 2019.1 to solve real-world analytics challenges
* Perform Geo-Spatial Analytics, Time Series Analysis, and self-service analytics using real-life examples
* Build and publish dashboards and explore storytelling using Python and MATLAB integration support

#### Book Description
Tableau is one of the leading business intelligence (BI) tools used to solve BI and analytics challenges. With this book, you will master Tableau’s features and offerings in various paradigms of the BI domain.
This book is also the second edition of the popular Mastering Tableau series, with new features, examples, and updated code. The book covers essential Tableau concepts and its advanced functionalities. Using Tableau Hyper and Tableau Prep, you’ll be able to handle and prepare data easily. You’ll gear up to perform complex joins, spatial joins, union, and data blending tasks using practical examples. Following this, you’ll learn how to perform data densification to make displaying granular data easier. Next, you’ll explore expert-level examples to help you with advanced calculations, mapping, and visual design using various Tableau extensions. With the help of examples, you’ll also learn about improving dashboard performance, connecting Tableau Server, and understanding data visualizations. In the final chapters, you’ll cover advanced use cases such as Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics, and learn to connect Tableau to R, Python, and MATLAB.
By the end of this book, you’ll have mastered the advanced offerings of Tableau and be able to tackle common and not-so-common challenges faced in the BI domain.
#### What you will learn
* Get up to speed with various Tableau components
* Master data preparation techniques using Tableau Prep
* Discover how to use Tableau to create a PowerPoint-like presentation
* Understand different Tableau visualization techniques and dashboard designs
* Interact with the Tableau server to understand its architecture and functionalities
* Study advanced visualizations and dashboard creation techniques
* Brush up on powerful Self-Service Analytics, Time Series Analytics, and Geo-Spatial Analytics

#### Who this book is for
This book is designed for business analysts, BI professionals and data analysts who want to master Tableau to solve a range of data science and business intelligence problems. The book is ideal if you have a good understanding of Tableau and want to take your skills to the next level.

Only registered users can download this free product.

Mastering Pandas

**Perform advanced data manipulation tasks using pandas and become an expert data analyst.**
#### Key Features
* Manipulate and analyze your data expertly using the power of pandas
* Work with missing data and time series data and become a true pandas expert
* Includes expert tips and techniques on making your data analysis tasks easier

#### Book Description
pandas is a popular Python library used by data scientists and analysts worldwide to manipulate and analyze their data. This book presents useful data manipulation techniques in pandas to perform complex data analysis in various domains.
An update to our highly successful previous edition with new features, examples, updated code, and more, this book is an in-depth guide to get the most out of pandas for data analysis. Designed for both intermediate users as well as seasoned practitioners, you will learn advanced data manipulation techniques, such as multi-indexing, modifying data structures, and sampling your data, which allow for powerful analysis and help you gain accurate insights from it. With the help of this book, you will apply pandas to different domains, such as Bayesian statistics, predictive analytics, and time series analysis using an example-based approach. And not just that; you will also learn how to prepare powerful, interactive business reports in pandas using the Jupyter notebook.
By the end of this book, you will learn how to perform efficient data analysis using pandas on complex data, and become an expert data analyst or data scientist in the process.
#### What you will learn
* Speed up your data analysis by importing data into pandas
* Keep relevant data points by selecting subsets of your data
* Create a high-quality dataset by cleaning data and fixing missing values
* Compute actionable analytics with grouping and aggregation in pandas
* Master time series data analysis in pandas
* Make powerful reports in pandas using Jupyter notebooks

#### Who this book is for
This book is for data scientists, analysts and Python developers who wish to explore advanced data analysis and scientific computing techniques using pandas. Some fundamental understanding of Python programming and familiarity with the basic data analysis concepts is all you need to get started with this book.

**Perform advanced data manipulation tasks using pandas and become an expert data analyst.**
#### Key Features
* Manipulate and analyze your data expertly using the power of pandas
* Work with missing data and time series data and become a true pandas expert
* Includes expert tips and techniques on making your data analysis tasks easier

#### Book Description
pandas is a popular Python library used by data scientists and analysts worldwide to manipulate and analyze their data. This book presents useful data manipulation techniques in pandas to perform complex data analysis in various domains.
An update to our highly successful previous edition with new features, examples, updated code, and more, this book is an in-depth guide to get the most out of pandas for data analysis. Designed for both intermediate users as well as seasoned practitioners, you will learn advanced data manipulation techniques, such as multi-indexing, modifying data structures, and sampling your data, which allow for powerful analysis and help you gain accurate insights from it. With the help of this book, you will apply pandas to different domains, such as Bayesian statistics, predictive analytics, and time series analysis using an example-based approach. And not just that; you will also learn how to prepare powerful, interactive business reports in pandas using the Jupyter notebook.
By the end of this book, you will learn how to perform efficient data analysis using pandas on complex data, and become an expert data analyst or data scientist in the process.
#### What you will learn
* Speed up your data analysis by importing data into pandas
* Keep relevant data points by selecting subsets of your data
* Create a high-quality dataset by cleaning data and fixing missing values
* Compute actionable analytics with grouping and aggregation in pandas
* Master time series data analysis in pandas
* Make powerful reports in pandas using Jupyter notebooks

#### Who this book is for
This book is for data scientists, analysts and Python developers who wish to explore advanced data analysis and scientific computing techniques using pandas. Some fundamental understanding of Python programming and familiarity with the basic data analysis concepts is all you need to get started with this book.

Only registered users can download this free product.

Mastering Adobe Captivate 2019

**Create responsive eLearning content, including quizzes, demonstrations, simulations and Virtual Reality projects that fit on any device with Adobe Captivate 2019**
#### Key Features
* Build responsive, interactive and highly engaging eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 2019
* Build Virtual Reality eLearning experiences with Adobe Captivate 2019
* Assess your student knowledge with interactive and random quizzes
* Seamlessly integrate your eLearning content with any SCORM or xAPI compliant LMS

#### Book Description
Adobe Captivate is used to create highly engaging, interactive, and responsive eLearning content. This book takes you through the production of a few pieces of eLearning content, covering all the project types and workflows of Adobe Captivate.
First, you will learn how to create a typical interactive Captivate project. This will give you the opportunity to review all Captivate objects and uncover the application’s main tools. Then, you will use the built-in capture engine of Captivate to create an interactive software simulation and a Video Demo that can be published as an MP4 video. Then, you will approach the advanced responsive features of Captivate to create a project that can be viewed on any device. And finally, you will immerse your learners in a 360o environment by creating Virtual Reality projects of Adobe Captivate. At the end of the book, you will empower your workflow and projects with the newer and most advanced features of the application, including variables, advanced actions, JavaScript, and using Captivate 2019 with other applications.
If you want to produce high quality eLearning content using a wide variety of techniques, implement eLearning in your company, enable eLearning on any device, assess the effectiveness of the learning by using extensive Quizzing features, or are simply interested in eLearning, this book has you covered!
#### What you will learn
* Learn how to use the objects in Captivate to build professional eLearning content
* Enhance your projects by adding interactivity, animations, and more
* Add multimedia elements, such as audio and video, to create engaging learning experiences
* Use themes to craft a unique visual experience
* Use question slides to create SCORM-compliant quizzes that integrate seamlessly with your LMS
* Make your content fit any device with responsive features of Captivate
* Create immersive 360° experiences with Virtual Reality projects of Captivate 2019
* Integrate Captivate with other applications (such as PowerPoint and Photoshop) to establish a professional eLearning production workflow
* Publish your project in a wide variety of formats including HTML5 and Flash

#### Who this book is for
If you are a teacher, instructional designer, eLearning developer, or human resources manager who wants to implement eLearning, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of your OS is all it takes to create the next generation of responsive eLearning content.

**Create responsive eLearning content, including quizzes, demonstrations, simulations and Virtual Reality projects that fit on any device with Adobe Captivate 2019**
#### Key Features
* Build responsive, interactive and highly engaging eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 2019
* Build Virtual Reality eLearning experiences with Adobe Captivate 2019
* Assess your student knowledge with interactive and random quizzes
* Seamlessly integrate your eLearning content with any SCORM or xAPI compliant LMS

#### Book Description
Adobe Captivate is used to create highly engaging, interactive, and responsive eLearning content. This book takes you through the production of a few pieces of eLearning content, covering all the project types and workflows of Adobe Captivate.
First, you will learn how to create a typical interactive Captivate project. This will give you the opportunity to review all Captivate objects and uncover the application’s main tools. Then, you will use the built-in capture engine of Captivate to create an interactive software simulation and a Video Demo that can be published as an MP4 video. Then, you will approach the advanced responsive features of Captivate to create a project that can be viewed on any device. And finally, you will immerse your learners in a 360o environment by creating Virtual Reality projects of Adobe Captivate. At the end of the book, you will empower your workflow and projects with the newer and most advanced features of the application, including variables, advanced actions, JavaScript, and using Captivate 2019 with other applications.
If you want to produce high quality eLearning content using a wide variety of techniques, implement eLearning in your company, enable eLearning on any device, assess the effectiveness of the learning by using extensive Quizzing features, or are simply interested in eLearning, this book has you covered!
#### What you will learn
* Learn how to use the objects in Captivate to build professional eLearning content
* Enhance your projects by adding interactivity, animations, and more
* Add multimedia elements, such as audio and video, to create engaging learning experiences
* Use themes to craft a unique visual experience
* Use question slides to create SCORM-compliant quizzes that integrate seamlessly with your LMS
* Make your content fit any device with responsive features of Captivate
* Create immersive 360° experiences with Virtual Reality projects of Captivate 2019
* Integrate Captivate with other applications (such as PowerPoint and Photoshop) to establish a professional eLearning production workflow
* Publish your project in a wide variety of formats including HTML5 and Flash

#### Who this book is for
If you are a teacher, instructional designer, eLearning developer, or human resources manager who wants to implement eLearning, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of your OS is all it takes to create the next generation of responsive eLearning content.

Only registered users can download this free product.

Master and Apprentice

**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**
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**An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.**
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council―knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.
When Jedi Rael Aveross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the Royal Court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested―just as a threat surfaces which will demand that Master and Apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever. **

**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**
* * *
**An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.**
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master, but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council―knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.
When Jedi Rael Aveross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the Royal Court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested―just as a threat surfaces which will demand that Master and Apprentice come together as never before, or be divided forever. **

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Marx’s Das Kapital for Beginners

Marx’s *Das* *Kapital* cannot be put into a box marked “economics.” It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy and even in places, literature (yes Marx’s style is that rich and evocative). *Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners* is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for a whole range of social activities such as politics, media, education and religion. *Das Kapital* is not a critique of a particular capitalist system in a particular country at a particular time. Rather, Marx ‘s aim was to identify the essential features that define capitalism, in whatever country it develops and in whatever historical period. For this reason, *Das Kapital* is necessarily a fairly general, abstract analysis. As a result, it can be fairly difficult to read and comprehend. At the same time, understanding *Das Kapital* is crucial for mastering Marx’s insights to capitalism.

*Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners* offers an accessible path through Marx’s arguments and his key questions: What is a commodity? Where does wealth come from? What is ‘value’? What happens to work under capitalism? Why is crisis part of capitalism’s DNA? And what happens to our consciousness, our very perceptions of reality and our ways of thinking and feeling under capitalism?  Understanding and learning from Marx’s work has taken on a fresh urgency as questions about the sustainability of the capitalist system in today’s global economy intensify.

Marx’s *Das* *Kapital* cannot be put into a box marked “economics.” It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy and even in places, literature (yes Marx’s style is that rich and evocative). *Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners* is an introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for a whole range of social activities such as politics, media, education and religion. *Das Kapital* is not a critique of a particular capitalist system in a particular country at a particular time. Rather, Marx ‘s aim was to identify the essential features that define capitalism, in whatever country it develops and in whatever historical period. For this reason, *Das Kapital* is necessarily a fairly general, abstract analysis. As a result, it can be fairly difficult to read and comprehend. At the same time, understanding *Das Kapital* is crucial for mastering Marx’s insights to capitalism.

*Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners* offers an accessible path through Marx’s arguments and his key questions: What is a commodity? Where does wealth come from? What is ‘value’? What happens to work under capitalism? Why is crisis part of capitalism’s DNA? And what happens to our consciousness, our very perceptions of reality and our ways of thinking and feeling under capitalism?  Understanding and learning from Marx’s work has taken on a fresh urgency as questions about the sustainability of the capitalist system in today’s global economy intensify.

Only registered users can download this free product.

Marking Territory

Power corrupts. Can Thomas resist the lure?
Thomas may be the first magical cougar to go freelance, but he still has a lot to learn about selecting clients. Guilty over the injuries suffered by his friend and client O’Meara, Thomas resolves to collect enough magical essence to get her healed. Teaming up with an under-appreciated cabal of technomagi, Thomas finds himself battling encroaching mages, vicious spirits, and the forces of the multiverse itself to gather the energy mysteriously popping up all over Grantsville.
Will the promise of absolute power corrupt the people and town he cares for, or will Thomas overcome his own obsession in time to save the people most in danger?
Marking Territory continues Thomas’ adventures in the second installment of Freelance Familiars. If you like the Dresden Files, you’ll love this darkly humorous urban fantasy with an animal twist.
Buy this exciting four-pawed adventure today!
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### Sinossi
Power corrupts. Can Thomas resist the lure?
Thomas may be the first magical cougar to go freelance, but he still has a lot to learn about selecting clients. Guilty over the injuries suffered by his friend and client O’Meara, Thomas resolves to collect enough magical essence to get her healed. Teaming up with an under-appreciated cabal of technomagi, Thomas finds himself battling encroaching mages, vicious spirits, and the forces of the multiverse itself to gather the energy mysteriously popping up all over Grantsville.
Will the promise of absolute power corrupt the people and town he cares for, or will Thomas overcome his own obsession in time to save the people most in danger?
Marking Territory continues Thomas’ adventures in the second installment of Freelance Familiars. If you like the Dresden Files, you’ll love this darkly humorous urban fantasy with an animal twist.
Buy this exciting four-pawed adventure today!
### L’autore
Daniel Potter has always been inspired by the mysteries of the world. His early interest lead him to become avid researcher as well as gamer and writer. After obtaining his PhD in vascular biology, he began exploring fictional magic and spiritualism using his own particular scientific lense. Daniel published the webcomic Walking the Lethe from 2010-2012 and is an active member of the East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meet-up group. His debut novel, Off Leash, is just the first in his Freelance Familiar series. When he’s not chasing his imagination, Daniel works as a vascular biologist in the Bay Area. He shares an apartment with his wife, two cats, and a large collection of video games.

Power corrupts. Can Thomas resist the lure?
Thomas may be the first magical cougar to go freelance, but he still has a lot to learn about selecting clients. Guilty over the injuries suffered by his friend and client O’Meara, Thomas resolves to collect enough magical essence to get her healed. Teaming up with an under-appreciated cabal of technomagi, Thomas finds himself battling encroaching mages, vicious spirits, and the forces of the multiverse itself to gather the energy mysteriously popping up all over Grantsville.
Will the promise of absolute power corrupt the people and town he cares for, or will Thomas overcome his own obsession in time to save the people most in danger?
Marking Territory continues Thomas’ adventures in the second installment of Freelance Familiars. If you like the Dresden Files, you’ll love this darkly humorous urban fantasy with an animal twist.
Buy this exciting four-pawed adventure today!
**
### Sinossi
Power corrupts. Can Thomas resist the lure?
Thomas may be the first magical cougar to go freelance, but he still has a lot to learn about selecting clients. Guilty over the injuries suffered by his friend and client O’Meara, Thomas resolves to collect enough magical essence to get her healed. Teaming up with an under-appreciated cabal of technomagi, Thomas finds himself battling encroaching mages, vicious spirits, and the forces of the multiverse itself to gather the energy mysteriously popping up all over Grantsville.
Will the promise of absolute power corrupt the people and town he cares for, or will Thomas overcome his own obsession in time to save the people most in danger?
Marking Territory continues Thomas’ adventures in the second installment of Freelance Familiars. If you like the Dresden Files, you’ll love this darkly humorous urban fantasy with an animal twist.
Buy this exciting four-pawed adventure today!
### L’autore
Daniel Potter has always been inspired by the mysteries of the world. His early interest lead him to become avid researcher as well as gamer and writer. After obtaining his PhD in vascular biology, he began exploring fictional magic and spiritualism using his own particular scientific lense. Daniel published the webcomic Walking the Lethe from 2010-2012 and is an active member of the East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meet-up group. His debut novel, Off Leash, is just the first in his Freelance Familiar series. When he’s not chasing his imagination, Daniel works as a vascular biologist in the Bay Area. He shares an apartment with his wife, two cats, and a large collection of video games.

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Marine Knots

Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide.
Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, *Marine Knots* includes forty different knots every water sportsperson—including sailors, motor boat enthusiasts, waterskiers, paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and more need to practice their craft or hobby safely and confidently. With *Marine Knots,* you’ll learn how to tie a variety of common knots, including:
* Stopper Knots
* Hitch Knots
* Lashing Knots
* Eyes or Closed Loops
* Bend Knots
* Longitudinal Tension Knots
* Whipping Knots
* Symbolic Knots

For everyone who loves spending time on the water, *Marine Knots* is a reliable, invaluable guide—and the perfect accessory for popular water activities.

Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide.
Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, *Marine Knots* includes forty different knots every water sportsperson—including sailors, motor boat enthusiasts, waterskiers, paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and more need to practice their craft or hobby safely and confidently. With *Marine Knots,* you’ll learn how to tie a variety of common knots, including:
* Stopper Knots
* Hitch Knots
* Lashing Knots
* Eyes or Closed Loops
* Bend Knots
* Longitudinal Tension Knots
* Whipping Knots
* Symbolic Knots

For everyone who loves spending time on the water, *Marine Knots* is a reliable, invaluable guide—and the perfect accessory for popular water activities.

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Man vs Maths

**Could we solve queuing with an equation?  How do algorithms control our news?  What is the secret behind encryption codes?**
 
**Mathematics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, mathematics plays a role.**
 
From controlling a city’s traffic to finding love, spending money online to building a skyscraper, the mathematics at play in our world is fascinating. Yet despite its ubiquity, for many of us, how the maths of today really works remains complex.
 
Timothy Revell distils these complexities in this essential guide to modern-day mathematics. Along the way we discover how social media trends work, why the universe has a favourite number and what this means for you.
 
*Man vs Maths* shows you how understanding a little more mathematics can help improve your life.

**Could we solve queuing with an equation?  How do algorithms control our news?  What is the secret behind encryption codes?**
 
**Mathematics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, mathematics plays a role.**
 
From controlling a city’s traffic to finding love, spending money online to building a skyscraper, the mathematics at play in our world is fascinating. Yet despite its ubiquity, for many of us, how the maths of today really works remains complex.
 
Timothy Revell distils these complexities in this essential guide to modern-day mathematics. Along the way we discover how social media trends work, why the universe has a favourite number and what this means for you.
 
*Man vs Maths* shows you how understanding a little more mathematics can help improve your life.

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Making Data Visual

You have a mound of data front of you and a suite of computation tools at your disposal. Which parts of the data actually matter? Where is the insight hiding? If you’re a data scientist trying to navigate the murky space between data and insight, this practical book shows you how to make sense of your data through high-level questions, well-defined data analysis tasks, and visualizations to clarify understanding and gain insights along the way.
When incorporated into the process early and often, iterative visualization can help you refine the questions you ask of your data. Authors Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer provide detailed case studies that demonstrate how this process can evolve in the real world.
You’ll learn:
* The data counseling process for moving from general to more precise questions about your data, and arriving at a working visualization
* The role that visual representations play in data discovery
* Common visualization types by the tasks they fulfill and the data they use
* Visualization techniques that use multiple views and interaction to support analysis of large, complex data sets

You have a mound of data front of you and a suite of computation tools at your disposal. Which parts of the data actually matter? Where is the insight hiding? If you’re a data scientist trying to navigate the murky space between data and insight, this practical book shows you how to make sense of your data through high-level questions, well-defined data analysis tasks, and visualizations to clarify understanding and gain insights along the way.
When incorporated into the process early and often, iterative visualization can help you refine the questions you ask of your data. Authors Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer provide detailed case studies that demonstrate how this process can evolve in the real world.
You’ll learn:
* The data counseling process for moving from general to more precise questions about your data, and arriving at a working visualization
* The role that visual representations play in data discovery
* Common visualization types by the tasks they fulfill and the data they use
* Visualization techniques that use multiple views and interaction to support analysis of large, complex data sets

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Make: Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 3: Light, Sound, Heat, Motion, Ambient, and Electrical Sensors

Want to know how to use an electronic component? This third book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects—complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you know about electronics, you’ll find fascinating details you’ve never come across before. Perfect for teachers, hobbyists, engineers, and students of all ages, this reference puts reliable, fact-checked information right at your fingertips—whether you’re refreshing your memory or exploring a component for the first time. Beginners will quickly grasp important concepts, and more experienced users will find the specific details their projects require. Volume 3 covers components for sensing the physical world, including light, sound, heat, motion, ambient, and electrical sensors. * **Unique:** the first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components, distilled into three separate volumes * **Incredibly detailed:** includes information distilled from hundreds of sources * **Easy to browse:** parts are clearly organized by component type * **Authoritative:** fact-checked by expert advisors to ensure that the information is both current and accurate * **Reliable:** a more consistent source of information than online sources, product datasheets, and manufacturer’s tutorials * **Instructive:** each component description provides details about substitutions, common problems, and workarounds * **Comprehensive:** Volume 1 covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semi-conductors; Volume 2 includes integrated circuits, and light and sound sources; Volume 3 covers a range of sensing devices.
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Want to know how to use an electronic component? This third book of a three-volume set includes key information on electronics parts for your projects—complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. You’ll learn what each one does, how it works, why it’s useful, and what variants exist. No matter how much you know about electronics, you’ll find fascinating details you’ve never come across before. Perfect for teachers, hobbyists, engineers, and students of all ages, this reference puts reliable, fact-checked information right at your fingertips—whether you’re refreshing your memory or exploring a component for the first time. Beginners will quickly grasp important concepts, and more experienced users will find the specific details their projects require. Volume 3 covers components for sensing the physical world, including light, sound, heat, motion, ambient, and electrical sensors. * **Unique:** the first and only encyclopedia set on electronic components, distilled into three separate volumes * **Incredibly detailed:** includes information distilled from hundreds of sources * **Easy to browse:** parts are clearly organized by component type * **Authoritative:** fact-checked by expert advisors to ensure that the information is both current and accurate * **Reliable:** a more consistent source of information than online sources, product datasheets, and manufacturer’s tutorials * **Instructive:** each component description provides details about substitutions, common problems, and workarounds * **Comprehensive:** Volume 1 covers power, electromagnetism, and discrete semi-conductors; Volume 2 includes integrated circuits, and light and sound sources; Volume 3 covers a range of sensing devices.
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Make: Action

Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action!
The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited.
Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you’ll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You’ll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you’ll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In *Make: Action* , you’ll learn to:
* Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino
* Have an Arduino water your plants
* Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs
* Make a random balloon popper with Arduino
* Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself
* Understand and use the PID control algorithm
* Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!

Beginning with the basics and moving gradually to greater challenges, this book takes you step-by-step through experiments and projects that show you how to make your Arduino or Raspberry Pi create and control movement, light, and sound. In other words: action!
The Arduino is a simple microcontroller with an easy-to-learn programming environment, while the Raspberry Pi is a tiny Linux-based computer. This book clearly explains the differences between the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, when to use them, and to which purposes each are best suited.
Using these widely available and inexpensive platforms, you’ll learn to control LEDs, motors of various types, solenoids, AC (alternating current) devices, heaters, coolers, displays, and sound. You’ll even discover how to monitor and control these devices over the Internet. Working with solderless breadboards, you’ll get up and running quickly, learning how to make projects that are as fun as they are informative. In *Make: Action* , you’ll learn to:
* Build a can crusher using a linear actuator with your Arduino
* Have an Arduino water your plants
* Build a personal traffic signal using LEDs
* Make a random balloon popper with Arduino
* Cool down your beverages with a thermostatic drink cooler you build yourself
* Understand and use the PID control algorithm
* Use Raspberry Pi to create a puppet dance party that moves to your tweets!

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Make your own video games!

Making video games is a great way to express yourself, tell a funny or spooky story, and, of course, entertain your friends! Best of all, you don’t need fancy computer skills to create games—just this handy book and a few free online tools are enough to begin your game-making journey.
*Make Your Own Video Games!* is a kid-friendly guide to digital game development that shows you how to use Twine, Puzzlescript, and Scratch to create interactive stories, adorable turn-based puzzles, and multi-level games to share with your friends. The author gives you an inside look at games and breaks them down step-by-step, leaving you with a clear understanding of what goes into making a functional and exciting game.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to:
-Make interactive fiction by building a Twine-based story where the player navigates a creepy haunted house
-Create cute and challenging puzzles with Puzzlescript, like one that has the player herd cats!
-Make dynamic action games with Scratch to challenge your friends, like *Weird Bug Chowdown*
-Use level design to tell a story, teach gameplay, and surprise your player
-Create sound effects and music
-Personalize your game with funky colors and effects using CSS
The book ends with a series of challenges designed to take your game design skills to the next level, like creating a two-player game or building your own controller.
Everyone has their own story to share, and making games is a fun way to tell yours. With this book as your guide, you’ll be creating your own cute, weird, silly, scary, and tricky games in no time. **

Making video games is a great way to express yourself, tell a funny or spooky story, and, of course, entertain your friends! Best of all, you don’t need fancy computer skills to create games—just this handy book and a few free online tools are enough to begin your game-making journey.
*Make Your Own Video Games!* is a kid-friendly guide to digital game development that shows you how to use Twine, Puzzlescript, and Scratch to create interactive stories, adorable turn-based puzzles, and multi-level games to share with your friends. The author gives you an inside look at games and breaks them down step-by-step, leaving you with a clear understanding of what goes into making a functional and exciting game.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to:
-Make interactive fiction by building a Twine-based story where the player navigates a creepy haunted house
-Create cute and challenging puzzles with Puzzlescript, like one that has the player herd cats!
-Make dynamic action games with Scratch to challenge your friends, like *Weird Bug Chowdown*
-Use level design to tell a story, teach gameplay, and surprise your player
-Create sound effects and music
-Personalize your game with funky colors and effects using CSS
The book ends with a series of challenges designed to take your game design skills to the next level, like creating a two-player game or building your own controller.
Everyone has their own story to share, and making games is a fun way to tell yours. With this book as your guide, you’ll be creating your own cute, weird, silly, scary, and tricky games in no time. **

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Magic and Manners

It is a truth universally accepted that well-bred members of Society are not beleaguered with magic.
For Elsabeth Dover and her sisters, that truth means living in a perpetual state of caution, never using their sorcerous gifts in public. Elsabeth chafes under the stricture, but not enough to risk the possibility of good marriages for her sisters…until she meets handsome, arrogant Fitzgerald Archer.
Elsabeth, attracted to Archer’s wit and offended by his manner, strives to keep her youngest, impetuous sister’s use of magic in check so that their eldest sister, Rosamund, might find happiness with Archer’s wealthy friend Mr Webber. But when Elsa fails to keep young Leopoldina in line, Archer’s disapproval of the family taint means an abrupt end to Rosamund’s hopes, and leads to a terrible discovery about the price of magic….

It is a truth universally accepted that well-bred members of Society are not beleaguered with magic.
For Elsabeth Dover and her sisters, that truth means living in a perpetual state of caution, never using their sorcerous gifts in public. Elsabeth chafes under the stricture, but not enough to risk the possibility of good marriages for her sisters…until she meets handsome, arrogant Fitzgerald Archer.
Elsabeth, attracted to Archer’s wit and offended by his manner, strives to keep her youngest, impetuous sister’s use of magic in check so that their eldest sister, Rosamund, might find happiness with Archer’s wealthy friend Mr Webber. But when Elsa fails to keep young Leopoldina in line, Archer’s disapproval of the family taint means an abrupt end to Rosamund’s hopes, and leads to a terrible discovery about the price of magic….

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Magemother: The Complete Series

**Brinley will risk everything to become what she was meant to be…**
Brinley has spent most of her life pretending to be invisible. But when a magic bell summons her across time and space she will discover real friendship, face true evil, and overcome her greatest fears in order to save the one she loves.
*Magemother: The Complete Series* includes all three stories (plus a bonus novella) in the captivating, kid-friendly fantasy series readers describe as “a magical daydream gone wild.” If you like quick pacing, lovable heroes, plot twists, quirky witches (and the occasional shapeshifter), then you’ll love Austin J. Bailey’s bestselling series.
**800+ pages. 200+ five-star reviews. Find out why tens of thousands of readers have fallen in love with bestselling author Austin J. Bailey’s new fantasy series!**
Please Note: this item is a large, omnibus version (with all four books in one volume), not an actual box set. The height, width, and page dimensions are larger than the individual paperback versions available elsewhere, which results in more words per page, and fewer overall pages. **

**Brinley will risk everything to become what she was meant to be…**
Brinley has spent most of her life pretending to be invisible. But when a magic bell summons her across time and space she will discover real friendship, face true evil, and overcome her greatest fears in order to save the one she loves.
*Magemother: The Complete Series* includes all three stories (plus a bonus novella) in the captivating, kid-friendly fantasy series readers describe as “a magical daydream gone wild.” If you like quick pacing, lovable heroes, plot twists, quirky witches (and the occasional shapeshifter), then you’ll love Austin J. Bailey’s bestselling series.
**800+ pages. 200+ five-star reviews. Find out why tens of thousands of readers have fallen in love with bestselling author Austin J. Bailey’s new fantasy series!**
Please Note: this item is a large, omnibus version (with all four books in one volume), not an actual box set. The height, width, and page dimensions are larger than the individual paperback versions available elsewhere, which results in more words per page, and fewer overall pages. **

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