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Build solid applications for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod Touch, regardless of whether you have basic programming skills or years of programming experience. With this book, you'll learn how to use Apple's Cocoa framework and the Objective-C language through step-by-step tutorials, hands-on exercises, clear examples, and sound advice from a Cocoa expert. Cocoa and Objective-C: Up and Running offers just enough theory to ground you, then shows you how to use Apple's rapid development tools - Xcode and Interface Builder - to develop Cocoa applications, manage user interaction, create great UIs, and more. You'll quickly gain the experience you need to develop sophisticated Apple software, whether you're somewhat new to programming or just new to this platform. Get a quick hands-on tour of basic programming skills with the C language Learn how to use Interface Builder to quickly design and prototype your application's user interface Start using Objective-C by creating objects and learning memory management Learn about the Model-View-Controller (MVC) method of sharing data between objects Understand the Foundation value classes, Cocoa's robust API for storing common data types Become familiar with Apple's graphics frameworks, and learn how to make custom views with AppKit
Set-up, run, and measure successful mobile media marketing campaigns Go Mobile is packed with tools, tips, and techniques that will help readers set-up, launch, run, and measure mobile media campaigns. This book will help readers understand the different mobile media platforms, learn how to us SMS for business, incorporate 2D and QR Codes into their campaigns, develop mobile websites and mobile apps, see case studies, and much more. Go Mobile offers practical, step-by-step guidance for implementing a mobile marketing campaign. Readers will learn how to: Use location-based marketing to get new customers and keep existing ones Integrate social media with your mobile media campaign Use mobile E-commerce to improve brand loyalty Measure the ROI of a mobile media campaign Develop mobile media business models you can use to grow revenues With these effective, efficient, and integrated mobile marketing campaigns, business owners and marketers will garner enviable response rates and watch their revenue grow more rapidly than ever before.
Citing the adage that "those who do not study history are condemned to get it from Hollywood," popular historian Mona Sizer profiles a dozen notorious Texas outlaws and how they have been portrayed on the Silver Screen. From Pancho Villa - who was paid $25,000 by the Mutual Film Company to portray himself - to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty), Sizer separates fact from fancy in a fun, rollicking look at the bad guys of Texas Westerns. Sidebars ("How to Rob a Train," "How to Hold Up a Stagecoach," and "The Hollywood Posse") round out this delightful homage to actual and movie bandits alike.
This practical guide will show you how to make your business blog different from the crowd and attractive to your target audience by implementing the features of WordPress. This book is for current users of the WordPress platform who want to get the most out of WordPress to manage business/professional blogs; it is not an introduction to WordPress and does not cover basics such as installation or creating posts and pages, configuring blog settings, etc. Readers are expected to have a WordPress blog or to be in the advanced stages of planning one. The book is aimed at managers of business/professional blogs, which broadly fall into four categories: Professional Expert Blogs? owned by individuals who blog in their area of expertise to increase their personal exposure and standing. Corporate Blogs? owned by companies that blog to reach customers and encourage closer relationships, sales, and referrals. Online News Sources / Magazines? blogs that provide content on particular topics, funded by ads. Campaign Blogs? not-for-profit blogs run by charities or "causes", designed to promote ideas or encourage certain behaviors. Non-business bloggers will also find the book useful if they want to take their WordPress skills beyond the basics.
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Written specifically to challenge readers with the powerful lives of Christians who have profoundly shaped history, these books answer today's call for positive role models and for opportunities to see how God works through the lives of those who follow Him. These exciting true stories inspire readers as they witness the amazing lives of these heroes unfold. Books 1-5 Gift Set includes: Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime, Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer, Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China, Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems, Corrie ten Boom: Keep of the Angels' Den
Much has been written about the German submarine arm during World War II, but what was really known about the men serving in these special "ships"? This book, written by a specialist of naval history, evokes how the men were recruited and how they went through the long arduous training (this training regime started to collapse in 1941); it also covers the main training schools, the principles, tactics, team spirit and politics together with the long test periods for the submarine itself. Many other aspects are covered, such as the drive and spirit with which Admiral Doenitz inspired the men; the very direct and informal relations between the Admiral and his U-Boat commanders, the very strong bond between the commanders and their men; the different compartments and machines, the men at action stations, daily life aboard with all the inconveniences of this claustrophobic life with its various superstitions, its hygiene problems, pollution, food etc. Jean Delize is a Doctor of History, a teacher of History and Geography and a specialist of the French, British and German Navies of the first half of the 20th Century. The book is fully illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and modern color artworks REVIEWS "A must have for readers interested in the Kreigsmarine or submarine service in WWII. contains a wealth of informative text and pictorial material."Military Trader, 08/2008
Got kugel? Got Kugel with Toffee Walnuts? Now you do. Here's the real homemade Gefilte Fish? and also Salmon en Papillote. Grandma Sera Fritkin?s Russian Brisket and Hazelnut-Crusted Rack of Lamb. Aunt Irene's traditional matzoh balls and Judy's contemporary version with shiitake mushrooms. Cooking Jewish gathers recipes from five generations of a food-obsessed family into a celebratory saga of cousins and kasha, Passover feasts? the holiday has its own chapter? and crossover dishes. And for all cooks who love to get together for coffee and a little something, dozens and dozens of desserts: pies, cakes, cookies, bars, and a multitude of cheesecakes; Rugelach and Hamantaschen, Mandelbrot and Sufganyot (Hanukkah jelly doughnuts). Not to mention Tanta Esther Gittel?s Husband?s Second Wife Lena?s Nut Cake. Blending the recipes with over 160 stories from the Rabinowitz family?by the end of the book you'll have gotten to know the whole wacky clan?and illustrated throughout with more than 500 photographs reaching back to the 19th century, Cooking Jewish invites the reader not just into the kitchen, but into a vibrant world of family and friends. Written and recipe-tested by Judy Bart Kancigor, a food journalist with the Orange County Register, who self-published her first family cookbook as a gift and then went on to sell 11,000 copies, here are 532 recipes from her extended family of outstanding cooks, including the best chicken soup ever? really! from her mother, Lillian. (Or as the author says, "When you write your cookbook, you can say your mother's is the best.") Every recipe, a joy in the belly.
This is a delicious collection of fun cake pop treats for every occasion. Over 40 colorful projects, from cute animals and romantic wedding rings, to creepy Halloween creatures and festive Christmas characters. The simple step-by-step instructions are perfect for beginners, while the gorgeous designs provide inspiration for the more experienced sugarcrafter.
SEE the songs and stories of music as you?ve never HEARD them before An integrated textbook which traces the societal impact of music and provides wonderful listening features Music: A Social Experience presents different contexts and ways for students to think about music. Authors Steve Cornelius and Mary Natvig provide active music listening exercises and narratives that aim to promote the student's social and cultural awareness through musical knowledge. The organization of the text is aimed at introducing themes and subjects that influence the musical experience in today's world. By introducing musical elements, social factors, lively narratives and innovative activities, the student is given the tools to form a personal appreciation and understanding of the power of music. The book is paired with MySearchLab, featuring listening guides with streaming audio, short texts on special topics, and sample recordings and notation to illustrate basic concepts in music. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning -MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Active Listening- The authors bring the music to the foreground for the student, helping students listen to and analyze the music. Engage Students-Music: A Social Experience introduces students to major topics (music in war; music and worship; music and gender) as a means of introducing them to a wide variety of listening experiences. This topical approach will engage students in learning by showing them how musicians in different musical styles and from different eras addressed similar themes. Support Instructors- Supported by the best instructor resources on the market; MySearchLab, an Instructor?s Manual, and PowerPoint slides. Note: MySearchLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www. MySearchLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205245226, VP ISBN-13: 9780205245222)
Bite-sized cakes are perfect for parties, gatherings, and anyone looking for just a little bit of sweets! Featuring everything from bite-sized cupcakes, individual celebration cakes, and the newest trend, cake pops, this baking book includes easy-to-follow instructions and a picture for every recipe, making it a wonderful guide for bakers of all experience levels.
Promote your product using the most visceral form of social media-online video Learn how to create cost-effective videos, engage your customers, compel them to measurable behaviors (awareness, intent, and purchase), and sustain your brand online. Beyond Viral gives you the tools and tricks to successfully use online video to reach your business goals. Author Kevin Nalty is the only career marketer who doubles as one of the most-viewed YouTube comedians Foreword by veteran vlogger David Meerman Scott First-hand case studies of leading brands include Microsoft, Starbucks, GE, MTV, Mentos, Holiday Inn, and Fox Broadcasting Learn from the successes of top companies and startups as well as the pitfalls and mistakes many of them are making Online video has huge potential, mostly untapped. Put your business at the forefront of this important medium with the proven methods described by Beyond Viral.
Featuring 400 outstanding works that range from traditional to wildly contemporary, this superb gallery celebrates the art of the wooden box. The wonderfully wide variety of styles includes traditional jewelry and keepsake, turned, and tool boxes; miniature treasure chests; and sculptural work. Each one has been personally chosen by renowned boxmaker Tony Lydgate, and appears in an exquisite color plate; many of the boxes also come with detailed images that reveal important construction secrets. The selection includes pieces by a distinguished group of artists.
Reduce, Reuse, Refashion! Handbags are the ultimate accessory. Fortunately, you don't need a cookie-cutter designer bag to make a fashion statement. In today's greener, more fiscally responsible world, it makes a lot more sense?and is a lot more fun?to make your own. Whether your closet is already an amalgam of hand-made clothing and remastered mash-ups or you're diving into DIY for the very first time, bags are one of the easiest accessories to make over and require little more than a needle, thread, and everyday items you can find in the closet, garage, attic, or flea market. That's why the authors of 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special show you how to make boutique-ready bags on the cheap. The Blakeney sisters twist and weave, turn inside-out, and reappropriate just about anything and everything to fashion radical accessories with mad style and a message. In Refashioned Bags, you'll learn how to create carryalls, clutches, laptop bags, totes, and more. And all of them will get a unique look, whether from the use of an old wool sweater, an ex-boyfriend's neckties, extra shower curtains, dad's hand-me-down suit jacket, a quilt, an umbrella, or even a bath mat. Some of the inventive and one-of-a-kind bags you'll learn to make include: ? Boho Hobo Bag? Sweater Computer Cozy? Dapper Diaper Bag? Dolce Doily Purse? Le Zip Sac? Tux Redux Bag And more! Helpful diagrams accompany the step-by-step instructions, along with bonus crafting ideas, fun facts, and tips and tricks from top bag designers in the DIY field who work with, at times, unusual materials. By following just a few easy steps that require little more than cutting, folding, gluing, and basic stitching, you'll be able to add refashioned bag designer to your repertoire.
Carrie Wilkerson offers the opportunity to live life on your terms. Want to start your workday with e-mail and coffee on the back patio? Want the flexibility of joining your fourth grader on an all-day field trip? Are you ready to take that vacation you've been planning for years? Then you have a choice to make, and The Barefoot Executive will help jump-start your transition. You'll learn: Your "why." The most important question. Why do you want to work for yourself? What type of business best suits your experience and talents. How to stay focused on your goal and avoid distractions. Where to find the support that will accelerate your success. How to link your business to the right market. Whether it's a service, a product, or your insight or expertise, you already have the raw materials necessary to transform your life. Carrie will walk you through the process of building the business you need to achieve the life you want. Her guidance is practical. No philosophical silliness, no theoretical abstractions- just concrete action steps alongside insights from fellow entrepreneurs, interactive exercises, and links to Carrie's online video coaching segments. It's the next best thing to working one-on-one with her. The Barefoot Executive will have you energized by the possibilities and embracing the extraordinary life that is well within your reach. DISCOVER what you already have to offer, how to use it to your advantage, and where to find the people who are eager to buy it. The Barefoot Executive will pull you over the hurdle of uncertainty and get you moving, planning, doing. What Others Are Saying: "Carrie Wilkerson has done a great job with this book, and she's personally helped me make tons of money with my business. I highly recommend this book!" - Chris Brogan, president, Human Business Works, and publisher of chrisbrogan.com "There has never been a better time to turn your passions into income. But just having an idea doesn't mean you're ready to order business cards just yet. Carrie Wilkerson's The Barefoot Executive walks you through the process of developing your idea, finding your audience, and setting yourself up for a lifetime of success doing the work you love for the hardest boss you'll ever have. yourself!" - Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover " One of the best ways to achieve success is to learn from someone who has already done it. If you are looking to build a viable, sustainable, and lucrative business from home- or anywhere else- Carrie Wilkerson is your example, and her new book will show you the way." - Tim Sanders, author of Today We Are Rich and former CSO at Yahoo! "A lot of books can fire up an entrepreneur. But a lot of those books leave readers high and dry when it comes to practical application. Enthusiasm isn't enough. You need a plan and the tools to build with. Carrie Wilkerson's guidance provides just that. Combine that with her enthusiasm, warmth, and core values, and you have someone very real to learn from. As my dad says, 'a great book needs to cover the Why and the How.' This is a great book. I know that when Carrie advises Ziglar, Inc. on marketing ideas, we get results." - Tom Ziglar, CEO and proud son of Zig Ziglar "If you're dreaming of building a business on your terms, then you'll absolutely love Carrie Wilkerson." - Tory Johnson, CEO, Women For Hire and New York Times best-selling author
Power struggles are a common occurrence in everyday life, affecting individuals in every stage of life. Those involved in conflicts often have no idea how to resolve them. This book discusses the hows and whys of conflict and provides easy-to-use solutions for most situations, and its focus is on the role of emotion. According to the authors, conflict results from the way in which one views one's personal power, views largely influenced by personal emotions. The authors, therefore, begin by a close consideration of personal emotions. They offer ways to pinpoint emotions and understand how they bring about the classic roles of the conflict scenario: Victim, Persecutor, Instigator, and Rescuer. The authors examine how emotions can serve productive purposes and how they can be used to minimize and eliminate serious conflict. The text includes vignettes, anecdotes, personal inventories, illustrations, and concrete exercises. We all have power struggles affecting each of us in every stage of our life, nearly every day. We all get wrapped up in conflicts, but often have no idea how to resolve them. This book dicusses the hows and whys of conflict and provides easy-to-use solutions for most situations. The focus is on the role of emotion. Conflict results from the way in which we view our own power, and our views on power are largely influenced by our emotions. So we must begin by looking closely at our emotions. Fisher and Sharp guide us to pinpoint those and see how emotions move us into playing one of the classic roles in conflict - Victim, Persecutor, Instigator or Rescuer. And we learn how emotions can play productive purposes; how they can be used to minimize and remove serious conflict in our lives. The text includes vignettes, anecdotes, personal inventories, illustrations and concrete exercises. While general readers will find this text of interest, it will also provide valuable information for students of psychology, sociology, business management, human resources and family studies.
This reference provides advice and instruction for the planning and detailed design of microwave radio transmission systems. It should be useful for readers planning SDH/SONET broadband networks, backhaul for mobile radio networks such as GSM, transmission links for TETRA networks, TV and utility networks, and Wireless Local Loop networks. The author provides practical guidelines based on hands-on experience. Complex mathematics is avoided and fundamental concepts are explained in the context of real-world applications to encourage a deeper understanding of microwave radio transmission. In addition, the volume serves as a guide to frequency planning for radio networks and provides intelligence on digital radio equipment characteristics and fading in radio systems.
It's a long road to the altarhelp pave the way to marital bliss with this sweet collection of IOUs made especially for the happy couple. Each voucher takes the worry out of asking for big favors, from in-law management and honeymoon planning sessions to permission to splurge or a weekend that's free of wedding talk.
Pennant races are arguable the most important aspect of baseball. Players, teams, and franchises are all after one goal: to win the pennant and get into the post-season. But what really determines who wins? Statistical analyses of baseball abound: different ways of breaking down everyones individual performance, from hitters and pitchers to managers and even owners. But surprisingly, team success-what makes some teams winners over an entire season-has never been looked at with the same statistical rigor. In It Aint Over Til Its Over, The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts introduces the Davenport Method of deciding which races were the most dramatic-the closest, the most volatile-and determines the ten greatest races of modern baseball history. They use these key races (and a few others) to answer the main question: What really determines who wins? How important are such things as mid-season trades, how much a manager overworks his pitchers, and why teams have winning and losing streaks? Can one player carry a team? Can one bad player ruin a team? Can one bad play ruin a teams chances? This is a fascinating and illuminating statistical analysis of the game that will change our perception of it.
Tall, lean and headstrong, FBI agent Kilraven lives by his own rules. And one of those rules includes keeping his hands off Jacobsville's resident sweetheart, Winnie Sinclair, no matter the temptation. Shy and innocent, Winnie couldn't handle a man like him?a merciless man with a haunted past. And this small town may hold not only the woman he fights to resist, but the answers to a cold case that is very personal to Kilraven? Winnie has had her own share of sorrow and senses Kilraven's pain. Even though she tries to deny it, the gentle 911 operator feels a connection with the darkly handsome agent. When he makes the disturbing discovery that her family's unsavory past might have a bearing on his case, Winnie is determined to help him crack it?and the ice around his heart. As they combine forces in a dangerous investigation, the stakes rise ever higher. Winnie's life is on the line, and she'll need Kilraven more than ever. But if they are to have a future together, her ruthless Texan will need to confront his past and risk it all for their love.
Emily Bront? s gothic tale of tortured love is brought to the stage in all its turbulent, passionate glory. This exhilarating and vibrant adaptation of the literary classic brings to life the all-encompassing love between the taciturn, brooding Heathcliff and the emotionally unstable Catherine. Their destructive relationship is one of the most enduring love stories of English literature.
As the number and variety of lasers increase, it is timely to review which lasers are best for which clinical procedures. This well illustrated text from respected authorities provides the answers for a number of commonly encountered problems. Even established laser surgeons will be interested to learn about newer laser varieties, such as fractionated lasers, and on methods to combine additional and adjunctive procedures for a better esthetic result.
In 100 Days of Favor, Joseph Prince invites you to embark on a purposeful and powerful journey in discovering and experiencing the unmerited favor of God. You will learn how God?s favor releases good success in your life, and will develop a strong sense of favor-consciousness. Prince shows how God empowers you with every blessing to overcome every challenge in life. Immerse yourself in a journey that will impact and change your life forever. This book shows readers how to focus on God?s grace, favor, and love daily. Each daily inspirational reading includes: Today?s Scripture? a scripture that relates to the topic, and gives a biblical foundation Today?s Inspirational Excerpt from Unmerited Favor? A key truth or nugget about God?s unmerited favor to equip, bless and empower the reader. Today?s Prayer? Written prayers to help readers express their hearts to our heavenly Father. Today?s Thought? a liberating, favor-inspired thought Today?s Reflection on Favor? a place to journal the things that the Holy Spirit brings to mind
So much that goes wrong in the lives of individuals, families, schools and society is caused by people generating more emotion than is necessary or helpful in response to their life events, and what they do because of it, or to deal with it. That is why emotional management is the most important life skill. Many self-help books give wonderful advice and information and even teach helpful skills. However, someone has to be in the right cognitive and emotional place to access and act on that advice, and to perform such skills. Most self-help books neglect to teach people how to get there. This book teaches truly effective emotional management by teaching people how to develop an internal locus of control, to recognize and correct irrational thinking, and to have unconditional self and other acceptance. It also teaches a step-by-step approach that can be taken to any troublesome life situations.