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New Eco Homes

A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today’s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. *New Eco Homes* explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. *New Eco Homes* includes an introductory interview with an international specialist in green building, site plans, architectural drawings, and a complete directory of resources. Combining concern for the environmental with aesthetic sensibility, it is an essential resource for architects, designers, and homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that are not only beautiful to inhabit, but help protect and conserve our natural environment as well.

A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today’s architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. *New Eco Homes* explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. *New Eco Homes* includes an introductory interview with an international specialist in green building, site plans, architectural drawings, and a complete directory of resources. Combining concern for the environmental with aesthetic sensibility, it is an essential resource for architects, designers, and homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that are not only beautiful to inhabit, but help protect and conserve our natural environment as well.

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Networking All-In-One for Dummies

Are you ready to build a network, but aren’t sure where to start? Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition walks you through the basics. With nine self-contained minibooks that feature the latest updates on networking trends, including revised content for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, as well as updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and back-up, this fully-updated text will become your go-to guide for network development. This easy-to-understand guide gives you everything you need to dive into the network development game. Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you’re a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success. Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build one Understand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of security Explore different types of networking, including wireless and mobile Leverage the most up to date information that covers the latest networking trends and practices Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition is the best-selling resource you need to catch up on the latest networking tools and trends.

Are you ready to build a network, but aren’t sure where to start? Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition walks you through the basics. With nine self-contained minibooks that feature the latest updates on networking trends, including revised content for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, as well as updated coverage of broadband technologies, storage, and back-up, this fully-updated text will become your go-to guide for network development. This easy-to-understand guide gives you everything you need to dive into the network development game. Networking entails the connection of two or more computers, allowing them to share resources and exchange data. This is essential in the workplace, and has become highly popular in home settings as more and more people are connecting their home computers. Whether you’re a network administrator or someone who wants to create a home-based network, understanding how to build your network effectively is critical to your success. Learn networking basics, including what a network is and how to build one Understand how to effectively carry out network administration while maintaining high levels of security Explore different types of networking, including wireless and mobile Leverage the most up to date information that covers the latest networking trends and practices Networking All-In-One For Dummies, 6th Edition is the best-selling resource you need to catch up on the latest networking tools and trends.

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Neon Spark

A hundred years I’ve waited for this, my chance for revenge. To confront and kill the person who murdered my parents and caused such unbearable heartache.
Tokyo has other ideas. As neon burns my retinas, and bizarre, utterly foreign Hidden try to thwart me at every turn, I lose control. Obsessed, single-minded, and utterly deranged, I sink deeper and deeper into a desperate madness as I chase across the megalopolis seeking vengeance.
They torture me, they blast me, they try to eat me, and they threaten my very soul, but they don’t know what they’re dealing with, and neither do I any longer.
Strange powers stir inside my battered body, forces I have little control over, and it isn’t long before this fury will explode and rain down bloody hell on all who stand in my way.
I’m not called Black Spark for nothing, and my nemesis is going to pay for her crimes, even if it costs me my life. I’ll show her; I’ll show them all.
Look out, Tokyo – the gaijin’s in town.

A hundred years I’ve waited for this, my chance for revenge. To confront and kill the person who murdered my parents and caused such unbearable heartache.
Tokyo has other ideas. As neon burns my retinas, and bizarre, utterly foreign Hidden try to thwart me at every turn, I lose control. Obsessed, single-minded, and utterly deranged, I sink deeper and deeper into a desperate madness as I chase across the megalopolis seeking vengeance.
They torture me, they blast me, they try to eat me, and they threaten my very soul, but they don’t know what they’re dealing with, and neither do I any longer.
Strange powers stir inside my battered body, forces I have little control over, and it isn’t long before this fury will explode and rain down bloody hell on all who stand in my way.
I’m not called Black Spark for nothing, and my nemesis is going to pay for her crimes, even if it costs me my life. I’ll show her; I’ll show them all.
Look out, Tokyo – the gaijin’s in town.

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My Spartan Hellion

Book one in The Spartan Chronicles Series When a spirited, Carthaginian slave and a noble Spartan general are thrust together, passion flourishes between the unlikely pair. But is passion enough to weather the turmoil of treachery, war and murder brewing in Ancient Sparta? Ripped from her home and forced into slavery, Lamia escapes from one master only to find herself the prisoner of another handsome Spartan general, Thanos Aristaeus. Lamia vows never to surrender to Thanos, who openly desires her body. Yet, she never imagines he will also threaten to steal her heart. General Thanos Aristaeus couldn t have anticipated that his brief trip to Athens would yield him a spirited Carthaginian beauty…who despises his very existence. Lamia defies him at every turn, but Thanos soon learns that lurking beneath the surface of her vehement denials of him is desire a desire which she fails to disguise and is equally matched by his own passion for her. Unable to deny the scorching attraction between them, the pair find themselves embroiled in a heated affair, one that is doomed to meet a bitter end when faced with the political turmoil brewing in Ancient Greece. Torn between their two worlds, Thanos and Lamia must ultimately decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything for a love they never imagined they would find. Treachery, war and murder can an unexpected and unlikely love flourish when faced with such obstacles? Lamia and Thanos are about to find out.”

Book one in The Spartan Chronicles Series When a spirited, Carthaginian slave and a noble Spartan general are thrust together, passion flourishes between the unlikely pair. But is passion enough to weather the turmoil of treachery, war and murder brewing in Ancient Sparta? Ripped from her home and forced into slavery, Lamia escapes from one master only to find herself the prisoner of another handsome Spartan general, Thanos Aristaeus. Lamia vows never to surrender to Thanos, who openly desires her body. Yet, she never imagines he will also threaten to steal her heart. General Thanos Aristaeus couldn t have anticipated that his brief trip to Athens would yield him a spirited Carthaginian beauty…who despises his very existence. Lamia defies him at every turn, but Thanos soon learns that lurking beneath the surface of her vehement denials of him is desire a desire which she fails to disguise and is equally matched by his own passion for her. Unable to deny the scorching attraction between them, the pair find themselves embroiled in a heated affair, one that is doomed to meet a bitter end when faced with the political turmoil brewing in Ancient Greece. Torn between their two worlds, Thanos and Lamia must ultimately decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything for a love they never imagined they would find. Treachery, war and murder can an unexpected and unlikely love flourish when faced with such obstacles? Lamia and Thanos are about to find out.”

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Must Love Hellhounds

From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook come four paranormal tales of man’s worst friend…Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s “The Britlingens Go to Hell.” Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s “Angels’ Judgment.” Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world—and whose scent he’s following—in Ilona Andrews’s “Magic Mourns.” Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind—and damn sexy—companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook’s “Blind Spot.”

From New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook come four paranormal tales of man’s worst friend…Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer’s realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris’s “The Britlingens Go to Hell.” Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh’s “Angels’ Judgment.” Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world—and whose scent he’s following—in Ilona Andrews’s “Magic Mourns.” Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind—and damn sexy—companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook’s “Blind Spot.”

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MindSighted

In or out of the Alliances, sorcerers and necromancers are considered a myth–until a single, shadowy figure brings those myths to life.
In or out of the Alliances, nobody is prepared for that…
The BlackWing Pirates, a fleet of space cruisers that form a secret branch of the Alliance Security Detail, discover what a myth-come-to-life is capable of doing when this sinister aberration begins a slow and deliberate attack against the upcoming Joint Alliances Conclave.
In the ensuing chaos, where deaths are unexplained and the impossible becomes possible, the BlackWing Pirates’ most effective weapon turns out to be a blind clairvoyant, who sees better than anyone when his eyes are closed…
MindSighted–BlackWing Pirates, Book 1

In or out of the Alliances, sorcerers and necromancers are considered a myth–until a single, shadowy figure brings those myths to life.
In or out of the Alliances, nobody is prepared for that…
The BlackWing Pirates, a fleet of space cruisers that form a secret branch of the Alliance Security Detail, discover what a myth-come-to-life is capable of doing when this sinister aberration begins a slow and deliberate attack against the upcoming Joint Alliances Conclave.
In the ensuing chaos, where deaths are unexplained and the impossible becomes possible, the BlackWing Pirates’ most effective weapon turns out to be a blind clairvoyant, who sees better than anyone when his eyes are closed…
MindSighted–BlackWing Pirates, Book 1

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MindMage

In and out of the Alliances, a new evil is on the rise–an evil whose attacks forced the postponement of the Joint Alliances Conclave nearly a year earlier.
During the attacks, some of those who fought the evil reported things that couldn’t be explained–things that were considered myths–until now.
Sorcery. Necromancy. The wielding of power never seen before. The target? Every world, in or out of the Alliances.
The best hope to combat the evil? A blind man, who sees everything.
\–Private journal of Bryan Riley,
News Administrator, Le-Ath Veronis

In and out of the Alliances, a new evil is on the rise–an evil whose attacks forced the postponement of the Joint Alliances Conclave nearly a year earlier.
During the attacks, some of those who fought the evil reported things that couldn’t be explained–things that were considered myths–until now.
Sorcery. Necromancy. The wielding of power never seen before. The target? Every world, in or out of the Alliances.
The best hope to combat the evil? A blind man, who sees everything.
\–Private journal of Bryan Riley,
News Administrator, Le-Ath Veronis

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Microsoft Project 2019 for Dummies

**Keep projects on track** Microsoft Project 2019 is a powerhouse project management, portfolio management, and resource management tool. Whether you’re a full-time project manager or manage projects as part of a larger set of duties, *Microsoft* *Project 2019 For Dummies* will get you thinking and operating at the level of a project management guru. Written by a noted project management pro, this book covers the ins and outs of Microsoft Project. Throughout the book, you’ll find project management best practices and tips for keeping any project on schedule and under budget. * Reference the full set of Microsoft Project 2019 features * Learn to think like a project management professional * Get into the nuts and bolts of Project for better productivity * Create a task schedule that keeps a project moving * Identify the golden rules that keep projects on track
With *Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies* , you’ll soon get a grip on all the powerful features of this popular project management software. No matter your level of training or experience, this book will show you how improve your project management with Microsoft Project 2019. **
### From the Back Cover
* Manage project resources, calendars, and budgets
* Create a dynamic schedule that keeps a project moving
* Get the “golden rules” that keep projects on track

**Manage your projects like a pro!** Whether project management is in your job title or just one of many tasks on your plate, Microsoft Project 2019 is the secret weapon you’ve been looking for. Even if you already know a little about managing projects, this book shows you how to use the valuable features of Microsoft Project 2019 to make your process run like a well-oiled machine. Learn how to enter tasks, estimate durations, work with resources and calendars, set baselines, fine-tune schedules, stay on track, analyze your progress, and report results. **Inside…** * Launch a project * Enter tasks and estimate durations * Change project views * Create a resource calendar * Develop a budget * Track project progress * Deal with delays * Use time-saving shortcuts
### About the Author
**Cynthia Snyder Dionisio** is a project management consultant, trainer, and author. She also leads the team that creates the *PMBOK Guide,* the standard for project management that is published by the Project Management Institute. She has written more than a dozen books, including *A Project Manager’s Book of Forms* and *A Project Manager’s Book of Tools and Techniques.*

**Keep projects on track** Microsoft Project 2019 is a powerhouse project management, portfolio management, and resource management tool. Whether you’re a full-time project manager or manage projects as part of a larger set of duties, *Microsoft* *Project 2019 For Dummies* will get you thinking and operating at the level of a project management guru. Written by a noted project management pro, this book covers the ins and outs of Microsoft Project. Throughout the book, you’ll find project management best practices and tips for keeping any project on schedule and under budget. * Reference the full set of Microsoft Project 2019 features * Learn to think like a project management professional * Get into the nuts and bolts of Project for better productivity * Create a task schedule that keeps a project moving * Identify the golden rules that keep projects on track
With *Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies* , you’ll soon get a grip on all the powerful features of this popular project management software. No matter your level of training or experience, this book will show you how improve your project management with Microsoft Project 2019. **
### From the Back Cover
* Manage project resources, calendars, and budgets
* Create a dynamic schedule that keeps a project moving
* Get the “golden rules” that keep projects on track

**Manage your projects like a pro!** Whether project management is in your job title or just one of many tasks on your plate, Microsoft Project 2019 is the secret weapon you’ve been looking for. Even if you already know a little about managing projects, this book shows you how to use the valuable features of Microsoft Project 2019 to make your process run like a well-oiled machine. Learn how to enter tasks, estimate durations, work with resources and calendars, set baselines, fine-tune schedules, stay on track, analyze your progress, and report results. **Inside…** * Launch a project * Enter tasks and estimate durations * Change project views * Create a resource calendar * Develop a budget * Track project progress * Deal with delays * Use time-saving shortcuts
### About the Author
**Cynthia Snyder Dionisio** is a project management consultant, trainer, and author. She also leads the team that creates the *PMBOK Guide,* the standard for project management that is published by the Project Management Institute. She has written more than a dozen books, including *A Project Manager’s Book of Forms* and *A Project Manager’s Book of Tools and Techniques.*

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Microsoft Excel 2019 VBA and Macros

Renowned Excel experts Bill Jelen (MrExcel) and Tracy Syrstad explain how to build more powerful, reliable, and efficient Excel spreadsheets.
 
Use this guide to automate virtually any routine Excel task: save yourself hours, days, maybe even weeks. Make Excel do things you thought were impossible, discover macro techniques you won’t find anywhere else, and create automated reports that are amazingly powerful. Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad help you instantly visualize information to make it actionable; capture data from anywhere, and use it anywhere; and automate the best new features in Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, and 50 workbooks packed with examples and complete, easy-to-adapt solutions.
 
By reading this book, you will:
* Quickly master Excel macro development
* Work more efficiently with ranges, cells, and formulas
* Generate automated reports and quickly adapt them for new requirements
* Learn to automate pivot tables to summarize, analyze, explore, and present data
* Use custom dialog boxes to collect data from others using Excel
* Improve the reliability and resiliency of your macros
* Integrate data from the internet, Access databases, and other sources
* Automatically generate charts, visualizations, sparklines, and Word documents
* Create powerful solutions with classes, collections, and custom functions
* Solve sophisticated business analysis problems more rapidly

 
About This Book
* For everyone who wants to get more done with Microsoft Excel in less time
* For business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data

Renowned Excel experts Bill Jelen (MrExcel) and Tracy Syrstad explain how to build more powerful, reliable, and efficient Excel spreadsheets.
 
Use this guide to automate virtually any routine Excel task: save yourself hours, days, maybe even weeks. Make Excel do things you thought were impossible, discover macro techniques you won’t find anywhere else, and create automated reports that are amazingly powerful. Bill Jelen and Tracy Syrstad help you instantly visualize information to make it actionable; capture data from anywhere, and use it anywhere; and automate the best new features in Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, and 50 workbooks packed with examples and complete, easy-to-adapt solutions.
 
By reading this book, you will:
* Quickly master Excel macro development
* Work more efficiently with ranges, cells, and formulas
* Generate automated reports and quickly adapt them for new requirements
* Learn to automate pivot tables to summarize, analyze, explore, and present data
* Use custom dialog boxes to collect data from others using Excel
* Improve the reliability and resiliency of your macros
* Integrate data from the internet, Access databases, and other sources
* Automatically generate charts, visualizations, sparklines, and Word documents
* Create powerful solutions with classes, collections, and custom functions
* Solve sophisticated business analysis problems more rapidly

 
About This Book
* For everyone who wants to get more done with Microsoft Excel in less time
* For business and financial professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and others who need to efficiently manage and analyze data

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Microsoft Excel 2019 Pivot Table Data Crunching

Renowned Excel experts Bill Jelen (MrExcel) and Michael Alexander help you crunch data from any source with Excel 2019 pivot tables.    Use Excel 2019 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours, to take control of your data and your business. Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their remarkable flexibility and analytical power–including valuable improvements in Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365. Drawing on more than 45 combined years of Excel experience, Bill Jelen and Michael Alexander offer practical “recipes” for solving real business problems, help you avoid common mistakes, and present tips and tricks you’ll find nowhere else. 
By reading this book, you will:  • Master easy, powerful ways to create, customize, change, and control pivot tables  • Control all future pivot tables using new pivot table defaults  • Transform huge data sets into clear summary reports  • Instantly highlight your most profitable customers, products, or regions  • Use Power Query to quickly import, clean, shape, and analyze disparate data sources  • Build geographical pivot tables with 3D Map  • Construct and share state-of-the-art dynamic dashboards  • Revamp analyses on the fly by dragging and dropping fields  • Build dynamic self-service reporting systems  • Share your pivot tables with colleagues  • Create data mashups using the full Power Pivot capabilities of Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365  • Automate pivot tables with macros and VBA  • Save time by adapting reports with GetPivotData  • Discover today’s most useful pivot table tips and shortcuts    **

Renowned Excel experts Bill Jelen (MrExcel) and Michael Alexander help you crunch data from any source with Excel 2019 pivot tables.    Use Excel 2019 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours, to take control of your data and your business. Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their remarkable flexibility and analytical power–including valuable improvements in Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365. Drawing on more than 45 combined years of Excel experience, Bill Jelen and Michael Alexander offer practical “recipes” for solving real business problems, help you avoid common mistakes, and present tips and tricks you’ll find nowhere else. 
By reading this book, you will:  • Master easy, powerful ways to create, customize, change, and control pivot tables  • Control all future pivot tables using new pivot table defaults  • Transform huge data sets into clear summary reports  • Instantly highlight your most profitable customers, products, or regions  • Use Power Query to quickly import, clean, shape, and analyze disparate data sources  • Build geographical pivot tables with 3D Map  • Construct and share state-of-the-art dynamic dashboards  • Revamp analyses on the fly by dragging and dropping fields  • Build dynamic self-service reporting systems  • Share your pivot tables with colleagues  • Create data mashups using the full Power Pivot capabilities of Excel 2019 and Excel in Office 365  • Automate pivot tables with macros and VBA  • Save time by adapting reports with GetPivotData  • Discover today’s most useful pivot table tips and shortcuts    **

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Microsoft Excel 2019 Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Sixth Edition

Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2019 and Office 365 and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. New coverage ranges from Power Query/Get & Transform to Office 365 Geography and Stock data types. Practice with more than 800 problems, many based on actual challenges faced by working analysts.
Solve real business problems with Excel—and build your competitive advantage:
 
* Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
* Use PowerQuery or Get & Transform to connect, combine, and refine data sources
* Leverage Office 365’s new Geography and Stock data types and six new functions
* Illuminate insights from geographic and temporal data with 3D Maps
* Summarize data with pivot tables, descriptive statistics, histograms, and Pareto charts
* Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
* Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
* Master all of Excel’s great charts
* Quickly create forecasts from historical time-based data
* Use Solver to optimize product mix, logistics, work schedules, and investments—and even rate sports teams
* Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models
* Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem
* Use the Data Model and Power Pivot to effectively build and use relational data sources inside an Excel workbook
* Automate repetitive analytics tasks by using macros

Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2019 and Office 365 and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. New coverage ranges from Power Query/Get & Transform to Office 365 Geography and Stock data types. Practice with more than 800 problems, many based on actual challenges faced by working analysts.
Solve real business problems with Excel—and build your competitive advantage:
 
* Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
* Use PowerQuery or Get & Transform to connect, combine, and refine data sources
* Leverage Office 365’s new Geography and Stock data types and six new functions
* Illuminate insights from geographic and temporal data with 3D Maps
* Summarize data with pivot tables, descriptive statistics, histograms, and Pareto charts
* Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
* Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
* Master all of Excel’s great charts
* Quickly create forecasts from historical time-based data
* Use Solver to optimize product mix, logistics, work schedules, and investments—and even rate sports teams
* Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models
* Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem
* Use the Data Model and Power Pivot to effectively build and use relational data sources inside an Excel workbook
* Automate repetitive analytics tasks by using macros

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Metal Beast

Through the Khyber Pass of Afghanistan, a demon drives a metal beast on a hellish mission to destroy the desert city of Gushtia. Tasked with stopping the beast, Hari Singh is aided by a young Navy Lieutenant, Jamie Hanover, for whom the lessons of Afghanistan are harsh and bloody. But as the unlikely comrades make their own preparations Hari must ask himself who is the greater demon? The demon in control of the beast, or the beast that hunts the demon?
Metal Beast is a short story for Halloween, taking an alternative look at events from book 1 in the Adventures of Hanover Singh: Metal Emissary.
Metal Emissary is followed by
Slow Demons, book 2
Khronos, book 3
and
Djinn, book 4
Events in Metal Beast are not intended to have any bearing on the continued Adventures of Hanover and Singh.

Through the Khyber Pass of Afghanistan, a demon drives a metal beast on a hellish mission to destroy the desert city of Gushtia. Tasked with stopping the beast, Hari Singh is aided by a young Navy Lieutenant, Jamie Hanover, for whom the lessons of Afghanistan are harsh and bloody. But as the unlikely comrades make their own preparations Hari must ask himself who is the greater demon? The demon in control of the beast, or the beast that hunts the demon?
Metal Beast is a short story for Halloween, taking an alternative look at events from book 1 in the Adventures of Hanover Singh: Metal Emissary.
Metal Emissary is followed by
Slow Demons, book 2
Khronos, book 3
and
Djinn, book 4
Events in Metal Beast are not intended to have any bearing on the continued Adventures of Hanover and Singh.

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Mastering Proxmox – Third Edition: Build Virtualized Environments Using the Proxmox VE Hypervisor

**Discover real world scenarios for Proxmox troubleshooting and become an expert cloud builder** About This Book Formulate Proxmox-based solutions and set up virtual machines of any size while gaining expertise even on the most complex multi-cluster setups Master the skills needed to analyze, monitor, and troubleshoot real-world virtual environments This is the most up-to-date title on mastering Proxmox, with examples based on the new Linux Kernel 4.10.15 and Debian Stretch (9.x) Who This Book Is For This book is for Linux and system administrators and professionals working in IT teams who would like to design and implement an enterprise-quality virtualized environment using Proxmox. Some knowledge of networking and virtualization concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Install basic Proxmox VE nodes and get to know the Proxmox GUI Get to know Proxmox’s internal structure and mechanics Create and manage KVM or LXC-based virtual machines Understand advanced virtual networks Configure high availability Proxmox nodes Integrate Ceph big data storage with the Proxmox hypervisor Plan a large virtual environment for cloud-based services Discover real-world scenarios for Proxmox troubleshooting In Detail Proxmox is an open source server virtualization solution that has enterprise-class features for managing virtual machines, for storage, and to virtualize both Linux and Windows application workloads. You’ll begin with a refresher on the advanced installation features and the Proxmox GUI to familiarize yourself with the Proxmox VE hypervisor. Then, you’ll move on to explore Proxmox under the hood, focusing on storage systems, such as Ceph, used with Proxmox. Moving on, you’ll learn to manage KVM virtual machines, deploy Linux containers fast, and see how networking is handled in Proxmox. You’ll also learn how to protect a cluster or a VM with a firewall and explore the new high availability features introduced in Proxmox VE 5.0. Next, you’ll dive deeper into the backup/restore strategy and see how to properly update and upgrade a Proxmox node. Later, you’ll learn how to monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix. Finally, you’ll discover how to recover Promox from disaster strikes through some real-world examples. By the end of the book, you’ll be an expert at making Proxmox work in production environments with minimal downtime. Style and approach This book walks you through every aspect of virtualization using Proxmox using a practical, scenario-based approach that features best practices and all the weaponry you need to succeed when building virtual environments with Proxmox 5.0.

**Discover real world scenarios for Proxmox troubleshooting and become an expert cloud builder** About This Book Formulate Proxmox-based solutions and set up virtual machines of any size while gaining expertise even on the most complex multi-cluster setups Master the skills needed to analyze, monitor, and troubleshoot real-world virtual environments This is the most up-to-date title on mastering Proxmox, with examples based on the new Linux Kernel 4.10.15 and Debian Stretch (9.x) Who This Book Is For This book is for Linux and system administrators and professionals working in IT teams who would like to design and implement an enterprise-quality virtualized environment using Proxmox. Some knowledge of networking and virtualization concepts is assumed. What You Will Learn Install basic Proxmox VE nodes and get to know the Proxmox GUI Get to know Proxmox’s internal structure and mechanics Create and manage KVM or LXC-based virtual machines Understand advanced virtual networks Configure high availability Proxmox nodes Integrate Ceph big data storage with the Proxmox hypervisor Plan a large virtual environment for cloud-based services Discover real-world scenarios for Proxmox troubleshooting In Detail Proxmox is an open source server virtualization solution that has enterprise-class features for managing virtual machines, for storage, and to virtualize both Linux and Windows application workloads. You’ll begin with a refresher on the advanced installation features and the Proxmox GUI to familiarize yourself with the Proxmox VE hypervisor. Then, you’ll move on to explore Proxmox under the hood, focusing on storage systems, such as Ceph, used with Proxmox. Moving on, you’ll learn to manage KVM virtual machines, deploy Linux containers fast, and see how networking is handled in Proxmox. You’ll also learn how to protect a cluster or a VM with a firewall and explore the new high availability features introduced in Proxmox VE 5.0. Next, you’ll dive deeper into the backup/restore strategy and see how to properly update and upgrade a Proxmox node. Later, you’ll learn how to monitor a Proxmox cluster and all of its components using Zabbix. Finally, you’ll discover how to recover Promox from disaster strikes through some real-world examples. By the end of the book, you’ll be an expert at making Proxmox work in production environments with minimal downtime. Style and approach This book walks you through every aspect of virtualization using Proxmox using a practical, scenario-based approach that features best practices and all the weaponry you need to succeed when building virtual environments with Proxmox 5.0.

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Mama’s Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions

** *New York Times* Bestseller
Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.**
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling *Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?* , which investigated animal intelligence, *Mama’s Last Hug* delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
*Mama’s Last Hug* begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.
De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. *Mama’s Last Hug* opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us. **
### Recensione
‘Superb… striking… remarkable… illuminating’ **\– *New Statesman** *
‘[De Waal] makes an excellent case for the hypothesis that there is no emotion in our human psyche that we don’t see in our closest relatives – and, in fact, in intelligent animals of all kinds, especially mammals and large-brained birds … A convincing book, and De Waal [is] an excellent observer of primate behaviour [and] immensely knowledgeable… a window into chimps’ lives, and a looking glass for our own’ **\– *The Times** *
‘Frans de Waal has spent most of his working life watching chimpanzees, and his findings have changed our understanding of the animal world’ **\– *Sunday Times** *
**’A captivating and big-hearted book, full of compassion and brimming with insights** about the lives of animals, including human ones’ **\–Yuval Noah Harari, author of *Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind** *
‘I doubt that I’ve ever read a book as good as *Mama’s Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions* , because it presents in irrefutable scientific detail the very important fact that animals do have these emotions as well as the other mental features we once attributed only to people. Not only is the book exceedingly important, it’s also fun to read, **a real page-turner**. I can’t say enough good things about it except that it’s **utterly splendid’** **\–Elizabeth Marshall Thomas**
‘After you’ve read *Mama’s Last Hug* it becomes obvious that animals have emotions. Learn how they resemble us in many ways’ **\– –Temple Grandin, author of *Animals Make us Human* and *Animals in Translation** *
‘ **Fascinating**. Frans De Waal makes us think long and hard about the true nature of animal emotions’ **\–Desmond Morris**
‘This is an important book, wise and accessible’ **\–Robert M. Sapolsky**
‘Anyone reading this book will be changed forever. De Waal has spent so many decades watching intently and thinking deeply that he sees a planet that is deeper and more beautiful than almost anyone realizes. In these pages, you can acquire and share his beautiful, shockingly insightful view of life on Earth’ — **\–Carl Safina, author of *Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel** *
‘De Waal is the **ultimate zoological magician**.. His animals hold up mirrors and make you see yourself. Whether you find that terrifying or exhilarating is up to you. He is prescient, unnerving, politically explosive, and always downright entertaining. He can unmake and remake you, and you should let him’ **\–Charles Foster, author of* Being a Beast*
‘In *Mama’s Last Hug* , Frans de Waal marshals his wealth of knowledge and experience, toggling expertly between rigorous science and captivating anecdote to explain animal behavior-humans included. While doing so, he rebukes the common conceit that we are necessarily better, or smarter, than our closest relatives’ — * *Jonathan Balcombe, author of* What a Fish Knows ** ** * **
### Sinossi
** *New York Times* Bestseller
Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.**
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling *Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?* , which investigated animal intelligence, *Mama’s Last Hug* delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
*Mama’s Last Hug* begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.
De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. *Mama’s Last Hug* opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us. **

** *New York Times* Bestseller
Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.**
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling *Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?* , which investigated animal intelligence, *Mama’s Last Hug* delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
*Mama’s Last Hug* begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.
De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. *Mama’s Last Hug* opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us. **
### Recensione
‘Superb… striking… remarkable… illuminating’ **\– *New Statesman** *
‘[De Waal] makes an excellent case for the hypothesis that there is no emotion in our human psyche that we don’t see in our closest relatives – and, in fact, in intelligent animals of all kinds, especially mammals and large-brained birds … A convincing book, and De Waal [is] an excellent observer of primate behaviour [and] immensely knowledgeable… a window into chimps’ lives, and a looking glass for our own’ **\– *The Times** *
‘Frans de Waal has spent most of his working life watching chimpanzees, and his findings have changed our understanding of the animal world’ **\– *Sunday Times** *
**’A captivating and big-hearted book, full of compassion and brimming with insights** about the lives of animals, including human ones’ **\–Yuval Noah Harari, author of *Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind** *
‘I doubt that I’ve ever read a book as good as *Mama’s Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions* , because it presents in irrefutable scientific detail the very important fact that animals do have these emotions as well as the other mental features we once attributed only to people. Not only is the book exceedingly important, it’s also fun to read, **a real page-turner**. I can’t say enough good things about it except that it’s **utterly splendid’** **\–Elizabeth Marshall Thomas**
‘After you’ve read *Mama’s Last Hug* it becomes obvious that animals have emotions. Learn how they resemble us in many ways’ **\– –Temple Grandin, author of *Animals Make us Human* and *Animals in Translation** *
‘ **Fascinating**. Frans De Waal makes us think long and hard about the true nature of animal emotions’ **\–Desmond Morris**
‘This is an important book, wise and accessible’ **\–Robert M. Sapolsky**
‘Anyone reading this book will be changed forever. De Waal has spent so many decades watching intently and thinking deeply that he sees a planet that is deeper and more beautiful than almost anyone realizes. In these pages, you can acquire and share his beautiful, shockingly insightful view of life on Earth’ — **\–Carl Safina, author of *Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel** *
‘De Waal is the **ultimate zoological magician**.. His animals hold up mirrors and make you see yourself. Whether you find that terrifying or exhilarating is up to you. He is prescient, unnerving, politically explosive, and always downright entertaining. He can unmake and remake you, and you should let him’ **\–Charles Foster, author of* Being a Beast*
‘In *Mama’s Last Hug* , Frans de Waal marshals his wealth of knowledge and experience, toggling expertly between rigorous science and captivating anecdote to explain animal behavior-humans included. While doing so, he rebukes the common conceit that we are necessarily better, or smarter, than our closest relatives’ — * *Jonathan Balcombe, author of* What a Fish Knows ** ** * **
### Sinossi
** *New York Times* Bestseller
Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.**
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling *Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?* , which investigated animal intelligence, *Mama’s Last Hug* delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
*Mama’s Last Hug* begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.
De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama’s life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions. *Mama’s Last Hug* opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us. **

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Making the Play

Sometimes switching things up really does mean getting the guy. Allan Clark thought his life as a wide receiver for the Wildcats was over the moment he was told he’d be the new punt returner. He’d thought he didn’t want to be a special teams player. He’d rather have the limelight. But once he starts returning punts, he realizes this was where he should’ve been all along. Speaking of perks, he now gets to spend time with the sexy kicker, Tyler Leigh. Maybe this switch is the best thing that could’ve happened to him. Unlike Allan, Tyler isn’t planning on going into the draft or playing football for the rest of his life. He’s got other plans, though a side trip in the sheets with Allan isn’t off his radar. He’s wanted Allan since he joined the team. But Tyler’s got baggage and an overzealous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on making his life miserable. With Allan, he sees a bright spot. Will these two seeming opposites leave their desires on the field, or will they find common ground together and score?

Sometimes switching things up really does mean getting the guy. Allan Clark thought his life as a wide receiver for the Wildcats was over the moment he was told he’d be the new punt returner. He’d thought he didn’t want to be a special teams player. He’d rather have the limelight. But once he starts returning punts, he realizes this was where he should’ve been all along. Speaking of perks, he now gets to spend time with the sexy kicker, Tyler Leigh. Maybe this switch is the best thing that could’ve happened to him. Unlike Allan, Tyler isn’t planning on going into the draft or playing football for the rest of his life. He’s got other plans, though a side trip in the sheets with Allan isn’t off his radar. He’s wanted Allan since he joined the team. But Tyler’s got baggage and an overzealous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on making his life miserable. With Allan, he sees a bright spot. Will these two seeming opposites leave their desires on the field, or will they find common ground together and score?

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Making Computers Accessible

In 1974, not long after developing the first universal optical character recognition technology, Raymond Kurzweil struck up a conversation with a blind man on a flight. Kurzweil explained that he was searching for a use for his new software. The blind man expressed interest: One of the frustrating obstacles that blind people grappled with, he said, was that no computer program could translate text into speech. Inspired by this chance meeting, Kurzweil decided that he must put his new innovation to work to “overcome this principal handicap of blindness.” By 1976, he had built a working prototype, which he dubbed the Kurzweil Reading Machine. This type of innovation demonstrated the possibilities of computers to dramatically improve the lives of people living with disabilities. In *Making Computers Accessible* , Elizabeth R. Petrick tells the compelling story of how computer engineers and corporations gradually became aware of the need to make computers accessible for all people. Motivated by user feedback and prompted by legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, which offered the promise of equal rights via technological accommodation, companies developed sophisticated computerized devices and software to bridge the accessibility gap. People with disabilities, Petrick argues, are paradigmatic computer users, demonstrating the personal computer’s potential to augment human abilities and provide for new forms of social, professional, and political participation. Bridging the history of technology, science and technology studies, and disability studies, this book traces the psychological, cultural, and economic evolution of a consumer culture aimed at individuals with disabilities, who increasingly rely on personal computers to make their lives richer and more interconnected.

In 1974, not long after developing the first universal optical character recognition technology, Raymond Kurzweil struck up a conversation with a blind man on a flight. Kurzweil explained that he was searching for a use for his new software. The blind man expressed interest: One of the frustrating obstacles that blind people grappled with, he said, was that no computer program could translate text into speech. Inspired by this chance meeting, Kurzweil decided that he must put his new innovation to work to “overcome this principal handicap of blindness.” By 1976, he had built a working prototype, which he dubbed the Kurzweil Reading Machine. This type of innovation demonstrated the possibilities of computers to dramatically improve the lives of people living with disabilities. In *Making Computers Accessible* , Elizabeth R. Petrick tells the compelling story of how computer engineers and corporations gradually became aware of the need to make computers accessible for all people. Motivated by user feedback and prompted by legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, which offered the promise of equal rights via technological accommodation, companies developed sophisticated computerized devices and software to bridge the accessibility gap. People with disabilities, Petrick argues, are paradigmatic computer users, demonstrating the personal computer’s potential to augment human abilities and provide for new forms of social, professional, and political participation. Bridging the history of technology, science and technology studies, and disability studies, this book traces the psychological, cultural, and economic evolution of a consumer culture aimed at individuals with disabilities, who increasingly rely on personal computers to make their lives richer and more interconnected.

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