New York Times Bestseller, With a New Afterword “Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts .
SUCCESS CAN BE YOURS WITH MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI'S FLOW The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs gives you the tools to unleash the secret of peak performance.
Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.
Widely recommended by therapists, nurses, and physicians, the ultimate stress reduction workbook offers a variety of techniques, a stress awareness test, and information about the sources of stress in professional and personal life.
Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines.
If the conscious mind--the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?
Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world--our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This third edition, an abridgement of American Sign Language, features more than 500 new signs in a guide to the third most common language in the United States.
Practical OpenCV is a hands-on project book that shows you how to get the best results from OpenCV, the open-source computer vision library.
Computer vision is key to technologies like object recognition, shape detection, and depth estimation. OpenCV is an open-source library with over 2500 algorithms that you can use to do all of these, as well as track moving objects, extract 3D models, and overlay augmented reality. It's used by major companies like Google (in its autonomous car), Intel, and Sony; and it is the backbone of the Robot Operating Systems computer vision capability. In short, if you're working with computer vision at all, you need to know OpenCV.
With Practical OpenCV, you'll be able to:
Get OpenCV up and running on Windows or Linux. Use OpenCV to control the camera board and run vision algorithms on Raspberry Pi. Understand what goes on behind the scenes in computer vision applications like object detection, image stitching, filtering, stereo vision, and more. Code complex computer vision projects for your class/hobby/robot/job, many of which can execute in real time on off-the-shelf processors. Combine different modules that you develop to create your own interactive computer vision app.
What youll learn
The ins and outs of OpenCV programming on Windows and Linux Transforming and filtering images Detecting corners, edges, lines, and circles in images and video Detecting pre-trained objects in images and video Making panoramas by stitching images together Getting depth information by using stereo cameras Basic machine learning techniques BONUS: Learn how to run OpenCV on Raspberry Pi
Who this book is for This book is for programmers and makers with little or no previous exposure to computer vision. Some proficiency with C++ is required. Table of ContentsPart 1: Getting comfortable
Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer Vision and OpenCV
Chapter 2: Setting up OpenCV on your computer
Chapter 3: CV Bling – OpenCV inbuilt demos
Chapter 4: Basic operations on images and GUI windows
Part 2: Advanced computer vision problems and coding them in OpenCV
Chapter 5: Image filtering
Chapter 6: Shapes in images
Chapter 7: Image segmentation and histograms
Chapter 8: Basic machine learning and keypoint-based object detection
Chapter 9: Affine and Perspective transformations and their applications to image panoramas
Chapter 10: 3D geometry and stereo vision
Chapter 11: Embedded computer vision: Running OpenCV programs on the Raspberry Pi
Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an update about how to use the latest technologies to help individuals who struggle with communication, literacy, and learning will benefit from the wealth of practical, well-organized information in this second edition of Assistive Technology in Special Education. The indexed update presents an overview of the uses of technologies to help readers zero in on specific, powerful, cutting-edge resources they can use to enhance success. The book features new tools to improve and compensate for challenges relating to speaking, understanding, reading, writing, thinking and remembering, as well as strategies to help students become more organized and efficient. The use of tablets such as the iPad and smartphones, as well as cloud-based products, are highlighted. Online resources and social networking tools are presented to empower readers to learn about new products as they become available.
The Definitive Guide to MongoDB, Second Edition, is updated for the latest version and includes all of the latest MongoDB features, including the aggregation framework introduced in version 2.2 and hashed indexes in version 2.4. MongoDB is the most popular of the "Big Data" NoSQL database technologies, and it's still growing. David Hows from 10gen, along with experienced MongoDB authors Peter Membrey and Eelco Plugge, provide their expertise and experience in teaching you everything you need to know to become a MongoDB pro.
What youll learn
Set up MongoDB on all major server platforms, including Windows, Linux, OS X, and cloud platforms like Rackspace, Azure, and Amazon EC2 Work with GridFS and the new aggregation framework Work with your data using non-SQL commands Write applications using either PHP or Python Optimize MongoDB Master MongoDB administration, including replication, replication tagging, and tag-aware sharding
Who this book is for Database admins and developers who need to get up to speed on MongoDB and its Big Data, NoSQL approach to dealing with data management. Table of ContentsPart I: MongoDB Basics
Ch. 1: Introduction to MongoDB
Ch. 2: Installing MongoDB
Ch. 3: The Data Model
Ch. 4: Working with Data
Ch. 5: GridFS
Part II: Developing with MongoDB
Ch. 6: PHP and MongoDB
Ch. 7: Python and MongoDB
Ch. 8: Advanced Queries
Part III: Advanced MongoDB with Big Data
Ch. 9: Database Administration
Ch. 10: Optimization
Ch. 11: Replication
Ch. 12: Sharding
The Means Concrete & Masonry Cost Data 2014 contains the latest unit price data, with illustrated concrete and masonry assemblies cost tables, helpful reference data and estimating aids. This is your guide to fast, accurate concrete and masonry estimating in 2014.
Best-selling WESTERN CIVILIZATION has helped more than one million users learn about the present by exploring the past. Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a single gifted author makes it easy to follow the story of Western civilization.
This new book introduces readers to a paradigm for understanding classical education that transcends the familiar three-stage pattern of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Instead, this book describes the liberal arts as a central part of a larger and more robust paradigm of classical education that should consist of piety, gymnastic, music, liberal arts, philosophy, and theology. The book also recovers the means by which classical educators developed more than just intellectual virtue (by means of the seven liberal arts) but holistically cultivated the mind, body, will, and affections. A must-read for educators wanting to take a second big step toward recovering the tradition of classical education.
''The foundational distinction between traditional education and modern education is that the ancients believed that education was fundamentally about shaping loves.''
'' Just look at this book's table of contents to see how much is included in this. It's more than the old 'seven liberal arts,' but it builds on them. It is an education of the whole person, not just the calculating intellect. But it is not less 'intellectual' for that, but more so. . . . This little book is a description of that educational program. It's precious because children are precious.''
-from the foreword by Peter Kreeft, Boston College
Classical Academic Press
Educators will find all curricula by Classical Academic Press to be created with four important attributes. Each product is classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, seeking to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said.
We also design and present our products with creativity and zest, from beautiful illustrations to engaging storytelling, ensuring that the classical subjects being taught are anything but boring.
Areas we publish in include:
-Bible, Old & New Testament
-The Art Of Poetry
-Classical Education Resources
This Fourth Edition of The Generic Challenge provides important new updates on current regulatory, legal and commercial issues affecting brand and generic pharmaceutical products, including new laws establishing generics for biologics, and changes brought about by the recently enacted America Invents Act. It explains clearly and understandably the roles of patents, FDA regulation of drugs and the Hatch Waxman Act in commercial drug development in light of generic challenges and how improvements in innovative drug products provide benefits to patients while extending the commercial lives of the drugs. There is simply no other book of its kind available on this important subject.
Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical user-friendly book from the Illustrated Series. New edition features vastly expanded coverage of social media search, with an entire unit now dedicated to the topic. Explores how to use social media meta search engines to find information from multiple social media sites simultaneously. Additional emphasis on evaluating the value, veracity, and reliability of content found online. Continued attention to Boolean search and the use of other advanced search operators to maximize the efficacy of Internet research. Streamlined coverage of specialty searches and the use of subject directories, using state-of-the-art search techniques.
The Restaurant: From Concept to Operation takes the reader from the initial idea to the grand opening. It features comprehensive, applications-based coverage of all aspects of developing, opening, and running a restaurant. This includes topics such as staffing, legal and regulatory concerns, cost control and general financing, marketing and promotion, equipment and design, the menu, sanitation, and concept. A one-stop guide to the restaurant business, the Seventh Edition of Walker’s, The Restaurant continues the success of previous editions, providing, in an easy-to-read way, all of the skills and information needed to master every challenge and succeed in this highly competitive and rewarding industry. Each chapter has been revised, updated, and enhanced with numerous industry examples, sidebars, charts, tables, photographs, and menus. Greater emphasis is placed on restaurant business plans, restaurant management, and restaurant operations. The themes of sustainability and sustainable restaurant management have been added throughout. The Seventh Edition includes new sections on purchasing meat, cocktails, and the early history of eating out. All of this information will help restaurant owners make the decisions necessary to build a thriving business.
Integrates Native American perspectives into American history Native Voices is a source reader that covers the entire span of Native American history. It offers documents for readers to evaluate the “Native Voice” across the American continent and in parts of Latin America. Each document sheds light on Native North America and provides readers with the Native American perspective of their history. MySearchLab is a part of the Nicholas program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand Native American history in even greater depth.