Featured Books

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school.

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help us understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague American children today.

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge.

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time
Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

You've heard the expression, “It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude.

The Acid Reflux Solution: A Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide for Healing Heartburn Naturally
The Acid Reflux Solution: A Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide for Healing Heartburn Naturally

Heal Heartburn and Lose Weight, Naturally   If you suffer from acid reflux, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and while antacids can be effective for short-term relief, they can also cause dangerous medical conditions if they’re used for more than the recommended fifty days at a time.

Bringing Up Boys
Bringing Up Boys

2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys.

Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century

Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology's most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century's most pressing concerns—free will, authoritarianism, conformity, morality.

Recent Books

Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell
by Lee Holmes

How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately.

Updated for PowerShell 3.0, this comprehensive cookbook includes hands-on recipes for common tasks and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on the client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell, including format specifiers and frequently referenced registry keys to selected .NET, COM, and WMI classes.

Learn how to use PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Tour PowerShell's core features, including the command model, object-based pipeline, and ubiquitous scripting
Master fundamentals such as the interactive shell, pipeline, and object concepts
Perform common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and more
Solve tasks in systems and enterprise management, such as working with Active Directory and the filesystem

Exclusive benefit

For book owners, the PowerShell Cookbook offers an always-available, searchable, online edition at powershellcookbook.com/

R Cookbook (O'Reilly Cookbooks)
by Paul Teetor

With more than 200 practical recipes, this book helps you perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently. The R language provides everything you need to do statistical work, but its structure can be difficult to master. This collection of concise, task-oriented recipes makes you productive with R immediately, with solutions ranging from basic tasks to input and output, general statistics, graphics, and linear regression.
Each recipe addresses a specific problem, with a discussion that explains the solution and offers insight into how it works. If you’re a beginner, R Cookbook will help get you started. If you’re an experienced data programmer, it will jog your memory and expand your horizons. You’ll get the job done faster and learn more about R in the process.

Create vectors, handle variables, and perform other basic functions
Input and output data
Tackle data structures such as matrices, lists, factors, and data frames
Work with probability, probability distributions, and random variables
Calculate statistics and confidence intervals, and perform statistical tests
Create a variety of graphic displays
Build statistical models with linear regressions and analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Explore advanced statistical techniques, such as finding clusters in your data

"Wonderfully readable, R Cookbook serves not only as a solutions manual of sorts, but as a truly enjoyable way to explore the R language—one practical example at a time." —Jeffrey Ryan, software consultant and R package author

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Websites
by Robin Nixon

If you're familiar with HTML, using the information in Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and CSS, you will quickly learn how to build interactive, data-driven websites with the powerful combination of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and CSS - the top technologies for creating modern sites. This hands-on guide explains each technology separately, shows you how to combine them, and introduces valuable web programming concepts such as objects, XHTML, cookies, and session management.

Carefully paced for non-programmers, this second edition of the top-selling guide to web development now also provides an extensive introduction to CSS, and benefits from reader questions and suggestions about the first edition, making the new edition even easier to follow and more information-packed than ever.

Plus, to ensure your have understood all the main points, you'll practice what you've learned with review questions at the end of each chapter, and there's even a sample social networking platform built with the elements introduced in this book.

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and CSS will enable you to:

Understand PHP up to an intermediate level, including the basics of object-oriented programming
Master MySQL, from database structure to complex queries
Create web pages with PHP and MySQL by integrating forms and other HTML features
Learn about JavaScript, from functions and event handling to accessing the Document Object Model
Pick up the basics of CSS (and CSS3) and learn how to use it to create compelling and dynamic web pages.
Find out how to manipulate CSS properties directly from JavaScript
Make Ajax calls and turn your website into a highly interactive environment
Upload and manipulate files and images, validate user input, and secure your applications
Bring all these technologies together to create a  social networking site

Arduino Cookbook
by Michael Margolis

Want to create devices that interact with the physical world? This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to experiment with the popular Arduino microcontroller and programming environment. You’ll find more than 200 tips and techniques for building a variety of objects and prototypes such as toys, detectors, robots, and interactive clothing that can sense and respond to touch, sound, position, heat, and light.
You don’t need to have mastered Arduino or programming to get started. Updated for the Arduino 1.0 release, the recipes in this second edition include practical examples and guidance to help you begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away—whether you’re an artist, designer, hobbyist, student, or engineer.

Get up to speed on the Arduino board and essential software concepts quickly
Learn basic techniques for reading digital and analog signals
Use Arduino with a variety of popular input devices and sensors
Drive visual displays, generate sound, and control several types of motors
Interact with devices that use remote controls, including TVs and appliances
Learn techniques for handling time delays and time measurement
Apply advanced coding and memory handling techniques

Python Cookbook
by Brian K. Jones

If you need help writing programs in Python 3, or want to update older Python 2 code, this book is just the ticket. Packed with practical recipes written and tested with Python 3.3, this unique cookbook is for experienced Python programmers who want to focus on modern tools and idioms.
Inside, you’ll find complete recipes for more than a dozen topics, covering the core Python language as well as tasks common to a wide variety of application domains. Each recipe contains code samples you can use in your projects right away, along with a discussion about how and why the solution works.
Topics include:

Data Structures and Algorithms
Strings and Text
Numbers, Dates, and Times
Iterators and Generators
Files and I/O
Data Encoding and Processing
Functions
Classes and Objects
Metaprogramming
Modules and Packages
Network and Web Programming
Concurrency
Utility Scripting and System Administration
Testing, Debugging, and Exceptions
C Extensions