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Gravity

**Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES.**
\- What is Gravity?
\- How does it work?
\- And why are there extreme gravitational environments?
EXPLORE how gravity controls the shape of space and the passage of time itself, influencing the history and destiny of the entire Universe.
IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN ‘WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN.’
Discover the vast and momentous effects of this profound force on the world around us. Written by celebrated physicist and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili, *Gravity* is a fascinating and authoritative introduction to a phenomenon as familiar to us as breathing.

Grammar Smart

**Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru.**
The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That’s why we at The Princeton Review created *Grammar Smart*! Instead of boring readers with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book uses a witty approach to show the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated third edition of *Grammar Smart* helps you:
• Learn the nuts and bolts of grammar rules and usage
• Practice your grammar skills with a series of quizzes
• Master how to write and speak more effectively

**Inside the book, you’ll find:**
• In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech
• Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles
• A glossary of key grammar terms
• Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress
• Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes
• Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic

Getting Started With Tableau 2019.2

**Leverage the power of Tableau 2019.1’s new features to create impactful data visualization**
#### Key Features
* Get up and running with the newly released features of Tableau 2019.1
* Create enterprise-grade dashboard and reports to communicate your insights effectively
* Begin your Tableau journey by understanding its core functionalities

#### Book Description
Tableau is one of the leading data visualization tools and is regularly updated with new functionalities and features. The latest release, Tableau 2019.1, promises new and advanced features related to visual analytics, reporting, dashboarding, and a host of other data visualization aspects. Getting Started with Tableau 2019.1 will get you up to speed with these additional functionalities.
The book starts by highlighting the new functionalities of Tableau 2019.1, providing concrete examples of how to use them. However, if you’re new to Tableau, don’t worry – you’ll be guided through the major aspects of Tableau with relevant examples. You’ll learn how to connect to data, build a data source, visualize your data, build a dashboard, and even share data online. In the concluding chapters, you’ll delve into advanced techniques such as creating a cross-database join and data blending.
By the end of this book, you will be able to use Tableau effectively to create quick, cost-effective, and business-efficient Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.
#### What you will learn
* Discover new functionalities such as ‘Ask Data’, the new way to interact with your data using natural language
* Connect tables and make transformations such as pivoting the field and splitting columns
* Build an efficient data source for analysis
* Design insightful data visualization using different mark types and properties
* Develop powerful dashboards and stories
* Share your work and interact with Tableau Server
* Use Tableau to explore your data and find new insights
* Explore Tableau’s advanced features and gear up for upcoming challenges

#### Who this book is for
Existing Tableau users and BI professionals who want to get up to speed with what’s new in Tableau 2019 will find this beginner-level book to be a very useful resource. Some experience of Tableau is assumed, however, the book also features introductory concepts, which even beginners can take advantage of.

Gain

**FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF *THE OVERSTORY***
Richard Powers’ novel is a fascinating and profound exploration of the interaction of an individual human life and a corporate one. It tells two stories: the first that of an American company, which starts as a small family soap and candle-making firm in the early 1800s, and ends as a vast pharmaceuticals-to-pesticides combine in the 1990s. The second is that of a contemporary woman, living in the company town, who during the course of the novel is diagnosed and then finally dies of cancer, a cancer that is almost certainly caused by exposure to chemical wastes from the company’s factories.
Richly intellectually stimulating, deeply moving and beautifully written, Gain is very much a ‘Great American Novel’, an exploration of the history, uniqueness and soul of America, in the tradition of *Underworld*. But it is most reminiscent of Graham Swift’s *Waterland* , another novel that combines history, both public and private, with contemporary lives, showing how individuals are both the victims and shapers of large-scale historical and economic forces

Fourth Mansions

*Fourth Mansions* was inspired by Teresa of Ávila’s Interior Castle, & contains quotations from the book, which quotations Lafferty uses as chapter headings. The Interior Castle is a metaphor for an individual’s soul; its different rooms, different states of the soul. In the middle of the Castle the soul is in the purest state, which equals Heaven. Lafferty uses more complex symbols to bring colorfully into life his many-sided tale of an individual’s reaching towards Heaven or Truth.
Take a trip thru a psychedelic reality, with seven very special people blending to create a higher form of humanity: A laughing man living alone on a mountaintop, guarding the world. The Returnees: men who live again & again, century after century. A dog-ape “Plappergeist,” who can only be seen out of the corner of one’s eye. A young man named Foley, very much like us, who begins to find out about the above people & things, & how they’re reshaping the world!

Forgotten Realms: Homeland

Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But “Homeland” first reveals the startling tale of how this one lone drow walked out of the shadowy depths of the Underdark, leaving behind a society of evil and a family who want him dead. It is here that the story of this amazing dark elf truly began.

Folk Art Fusion

**With *Folk Art Fusion* , you will learn to paint folk art subjects in a distinct style that is vibrant and modern, while also homespun and simple.**
*Folk Art Fusion*  shows you how to blend classic subjects with new techniques to **create unique works of art**. In this re-issued hardcover gift edition, professional artist Heather Galler explores a colorful combination of art styles and presents them step by step in her **modern folk art paintings**. Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today’s painters as you learn to create your own contemporary folk-art paintings.
Even if you’re new to creating art,  *Folk Art Fusion* will have you following along easily with  **step-by-step projects** that are as varied as they are colorful. You’ll create **art from classic subjects** , including: flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits, and more. Some of the vibrant folk art pieces you’ll learn to replicate are Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead, Maneki Neko, and Russian Nesting Dolls. 
Colorful, contemporary, and inspirational, *Folk Art Fusion* allows artists of all skill levels to quickly discover the joy of creating modern, globally inspired art in this time-treasured genre. **

Fifty Figure Drawings

Crafted by leading students from the finest American art schools of the early twentieth century, these black-and-white illustrations represent a wide variety of life drawing styles. The original renderings—in crayon, charcoal, pencil, and ink—are beautifully reproduced here, with faithful attention to every shadow and nuance.
George B. Bridgman, a longtime instructor at New York’s Art Students League and a prominent teacher of figure drawing, selected these fifty drawings as examples of differing styles, techniques, and forms of artistic expression. Bridgman deliberately declined to accompany the drawings with critical text, in the expectation that the illustrations would speak for themselves. Inspiring for students and invaluable for instructors, this collection offers a wealth of expressive possibilities.

Fifth Planet

The year is 2087. The two great power blocs still face each other, with Britain having adopted the political role formerly occupied by Switzerland.
For 75 years the world has known of the approach of another solar system which will pass between our sun and its outermost planets. The sun of the other solar system is named Helios by astronomers, and it too is found to have planets. Its fifth planet, Achilles, is the one most similar to Earth; and rival rocket ship expeditions are launched by the Euro-American and Communist blocs to explore this transient neighbour…
From here on the story is weird and wonderful, the action lively; the scientific ideas are intriguing and the social satire is amusing.

Everwild

Going against Mary Hightower’s wishes, Nick, “the chocolate ogre,” is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can’t skinjack and Allie can – and there is a very good reason: Allie is not actually dead. **
### Recensione
“Thought-provoking and scary, invoking elements from history and mythology, the novel ends with a shocking event that will leave its fans wanting the next volume immediately.”– *Horn Book Magazine*
“Shusterman creates a solid, entertaining sequel to *Everlost*. In fact, it might even be better…The broad scope of this installment creates wonderful tension and excitement as readers flip the pages to find out what will happen next. Secondary readers of fantasy will eat up this sequel.”– *VOYA*
### Sinossi
Going against Mary Hightower’s wishes, Nick, “the chocolate ogre,” is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can’t skinjack and Allie can – and there is a very good reason: Allie is not actually dead.

English Grammar for Dummies

Improve the writing and speaking skills you use every day Graceless with grammar? Perplexed by punctuation? Have no fear! This second Australian edition of English Grammar For Dummies explains everything from basic sentence structure to the finer points of grammar. Packed with expert advice, this book will help you to communicate more effectively and make the right impression every time. Structure sentences correctly — learn everything from making verbs agree to understanding clauses Avoid and fix common mistakes — find out how to revise the things your grammar checker underlines Punctuate like a professional — explore the correct use of commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons and dashes Polish your writing style — discover how good grammar and good style go hand in hand Open the book and find: Ways to accessorise with adjectives and adverbs Tips for pairing the correct pronoun with the noun Advice about how to use numerals in documents Hints for writing emails and slide presentations Explanations of errors missed by spell checkers Learn to: Improve your writing and editing Understand and apply grammar rules Avoid common errors Connect grammar with style

Empire of the Summer Moon

Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

Elephants on Acid

**The *Sunday Times* Top Ten Bestseller**
Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out…
‘Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology’ Simon Singh
**If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet?**
**Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes**
**Which really tastes better in a blind tasting – Coke or Pepsi?**

Elemental Damage

With the Master Summoner out of the way, shapeshifter Lyle Finnegan and his best friend, Rebekah Scarlet, have to pick up the pieces if they want their lives to fall back to normal.
However, an unexpected phone call changes all that when Healing Druid Stephanie McPherson asks for a favor.
After a brief cup of coffee, Lyle learns that a powerful Shaman has made his way to Raleigh with one thing in mind. Find the Druid and take her down. Not wanting to get mixed up with Stephanie and whatever she’s gotten herself into, Lyle refuses to help her until a mysterious knock on his door becomes the most shocking experience of his life.

El Arte De Saber Alimentarte

La nutrición es una ciencia y un arte la buena alimentación. La buena alimentación va más allá de ingerir comestibles. Todo lo que se puede comer no siempre es alimento.La calidad del alimento, no la cantidad, es lo importante en el arte de bien aliment-arte.Mientras la cantidad de calorías señala un índice cuantitativo, la calidad, la forma y el color del alimento plasman un campo energético que nos nutre. Cuando nos alimentamos recogemos y transformamos la energía vital que el alimento ha recogido de la tierra, el agua, el aire y el sol y la humanizamos.Primero se habló de proteínas, grasas y carbohidratos; luego de vitaminas y minerales, actualmente se habla de antioxidantes; en un futuro próximo seremos conscientes de que la forma, el aroma y el color del alimento son tan importantes como sus componentes bioquímicos. Los médicos antiguos recomendaban antes que nada, como tratamiento, un cambio en la dieta. De hecho la palabra receta se usa tanto para indicar la elaboración de un plato cocinado, como los medicamentos que prescribe un médico en su consulta. El arte de bien alimentarte es el primer pilar de la Salud?Dr. Karmelo Bizkarra Maiztegi. Es Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Bilbao, ahora universidad del País Vasco, en el año 1979. Director médico del Centro de Salud Vital Zuhaizpe en Arizaleta-Navarra. Se ha formado en medicina Psicosomática, en teoría Reichiana, terapia Bioenergética y en medicina Antroposófica. Especialista en Educación para la Salud, se dedica desde el año 1980 a buscar y desarrollar nuevas vías en el tratamiento físico y psicoemocional de la enfermedad, a partir de su formación inicial en Medicina Higienista.Su quehacer médico se desarrolla a través de un programa de integración de la salud física con la salud psicoemocional. La alimentación sana, el ayuno, el despertar de los sentidos, el contacto con la naturaleza, la terapia psicocorporal, la expresión emocional y las relaciones humanas trabajadas en dinámicas de grupo, son parte de su programa de salud.Ha colaborado en varias revistas especializadas y es autor de libros en la línea de una educación para la salud: La enfermedad, ¿Qué es y para qué sirve? (Obelisco, 1989), Alimentos para la salud (Zuhaizpe, 1991), Cuidarte para Curarte, la Vía de la Salud Natural (Dilema, 2005). Encrucijada Emocional. Miedo (ansiedad), tristeza (depresión), rabia (violencia), alegría (euforia)( DDB, 2005). El poder curativo del ayuno (DDB, 2007) Bizitzeko edo sendatzeko (en euskera) (Elkar, 1986). **
### Sinossi
La nutrición es una ciencia y un arte la buena alimentación. La buena alimentación va más allá de ingerir comestibles. Todo lo que se puede comer no siempre es alimento.La calidad del alimento, no la cantidad, es lo importante en el arte de bien aliment-arte.Mientras la cantidad de calorías señala un índice cuantitativo, la calidad, la forma y el color del alimento plasman un campo energético que nos nutre. Cuando nos alimentamos recogemos y transformamos la energía vital que el alimento ha recogido de la tierra, el agua, el aire y el sol y la humanizamos.Primero se habló de proteínas, grasas y carbohidratos; luego de vitaminas y minerales, actualmente se habla de antioxidantes; en un futuro próximo seremos conscientes de que la forma, el aroma y el color del alimento son tan importantes como sus componentes bioquímicos. Los médicos antiguos recomendaban antes que nada, como tratamiento, un cambio en la dieta. De hecho la palabra receta se usa tanto para indicar la elaboración de un plato cocinado, como los medicamentos que prescribe un médico en su consulta. El arte de bien alimentarte es el primer pilar de la Salud?Dr. Karmelo Bizkarra Maiztegi. Es Licenciado en Medicina por la Universidad de Bilbao, ahora universidad del País Vasco, en el año 1979. Director médico del Centro de Salud Vital Zuhaizpe en Arizaleta-Navarra. Se ha formado en medicina Psicosomática, en teoría Reichiana, terapia Bioenergética y en medicina Antroposófica. Especialista en Educación para la Salud, se dedica desde el año 1980 a buscar y desarrollar nuevas vías en el tratamiento físico y psicoemocional de la enfermedad, a partir de su formación inicial en Medicina Higienista.Su quehacer médico se desarrolla a través de un programa de integración de la salud física con la salud psicoemocional. La alimentación sana, el ayuno, el despertar de los sentidos, el contacto con la naturaleza, la terapia psicocorporal, la expresión emocional y las relaciones humanas trabajadas en dinámicas de grupo, son parte de su programa de salud.Ha colaborado en varias revistas especializadas y es autor de libros en la línea de una educación para la salud: La enfermedad, ¿Qué es y para qué sirve? (Obelisco, 1989), Alimentos para la salud (Zuhaizpe, 1991), Cuidarte para Curarte, la Vía de la Salud Natural (Dilema, 2005). Encrucijada Emocional. Miedo (ansiedad), tristeza (depresión), rabia (violencia), alegría (euforia)( DDB, 2005). El poder curativo del ayuno (DDB, 2007) Bizitzeko edo sendatzeko (en euskera) (Elkar, 1986).

Effective Cybersecurity: A Guide to Using Best Practices and Standards

**The Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Applying Cybersecurity Best Practices and Standards in Real Environments
**
In **Effective Cybersecurity** , William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the “how” of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action.
Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.
**Effective Cybersecurity** aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document “The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security,” extending ISF’s work with extensive insights from ISO, NIST, COBIT, other official standards and guidelines, and modern professional, academic, and industry literature.
• Understand the cybersecurity discipline and the role of standards and best practices
• Define security governance, assess risks, and manage strategy and tactics
• Safeguard information and privacy, and ensure GDPR compliance
• Harden systems across the system development life cycle (SDLC)
• Protect servers, virtualized systems, and storage
• Secure networks and electronic communications, from email to VoIP
• Apply the most appropriate methods for user authentication
• Mitigate security risks in supply chains and cloud environments
This knowledge is indispensable to every cybersecurity professional. Stallings presents it systematically and coherently, making it practical and actionable.
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### Sinossi
**The Practical, Comprehensive Guide to Applying Cybersecurity Best Practices and Standards in Real Environments
**
In **Effective Cybersecurity** , William Stallings introduces the technology, operational procedures, and management practices needed for successful cybersecurity. Stallings makes extensive use of standards and best practices documents that are often used to guide or mandate cybersecurity implementation. Going beyond these, he offers in-depth tutorials on the “how” of implementation, integrated into a unified framework and realistic plan of action.
Each chapter contains a clear technical overview, as well as a detailed discussion of action items and appropriate policies. Stallings offers many pedagogical features designed to help readers master the material: clear learning objectives, keyword lists, review questions, and QR codes linking to relevant standards documents and web resources.
**Effective Cybersecurity** aligns with the comprehensive Information Security Forum document “The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security,” extending ISF’s work with extensive insights from ISO, NIST, COBIT, other official standards and guidelines, and modern professional, academic, and industry literature.
• Understand the cybersecurity discipline and the role of standards and best practices
• Define security governance, assess risks, and manage strategy and tactics
• Safeguard information and privacy, and ensure GDPR compliance
• Harden systems across the system development life cycle (SDLC)
• Protect servers, virtualized systems, and storage
• Secure networks and electronic communications, from email to VoIP
• Apply the most appropriate methods for user authentication
• Mitigate security risks in supply chains and cloud environments
This knowledge is indispensable to every cybersecurity professional. Stallings presents it systematically and coherently, making it practical and actionable.
### L’autore
**Dr. William Stallings** has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer security, computer networking, and computer architecture. He has authored 18 textbooks, and, counting revised editions, a total of 70 books on various aspects of these subjects. His writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications, including the *Proceedings of the IEEE* and *ACM Computing Reviews*. He is a 13-time recipient of the award for the best computer science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association.
In more than 30 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. He has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. Currently, he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.
He created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at ComputerScienceStudent.com/. This site provides documents and links on a variety of subjects of general interest to computer science students (and professionals). He is a member of the editorial board of *Cryptologia* , a scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology.
Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.