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Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
by John W. Foreman

Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions.

But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold from your data? Nope.

Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet.

Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science
by Andy Clark

Ranging across both standard philosophical territory and the landscape of cutting-edge cognitive science, Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Second Edition, is a vivid and engaging introduction to key issues, research, and opportunities in the field.

Starting with the vision of mindware as software and debates between realists, instrumentalists, and eliminativists, Andy Clark takes students on a no-holds-barred journey through connectionism, dynamical systems, and real-world robotics before moving on to the frontiers of cognitive technologies, enactivism, predictive coding, and the extended mind. Throughout, he highlights challenging issues in an effort to engage students in active debate. Each chapter opens with a brief sketch of a major research tradition or perspective, followed by concise critical discussions dealing with key topics and problems.

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

Pro Arduino
by Rick Anderson

So, you've created a few projects with Arduino, and now it's time to kick it up a notch. Where do you go next? With Pro Arduino, you'll learn about new tools, techniques, and frameworks to make even more ground-breaking, eye-popping projects.

You'll discover how to make Arduino-based gadgets and robots interact with your mobile phone. You'll learn all about the changes in Arduino 1.0, you'll create amazing output with openFrameworks, and you'll learn how to make games with the Gameduino. You'll also learn advanced topics, such as modifying the Arduino to work with non-standard Atmel chips and Microchip's PIC32.

Rick Anderson, an experienced Arduino developer and instructor, and Dan Cervo, an experienced Arduino gadgeteer, will give you a guided tour of advanced Arduino capabilities. If it can be done with an Arduino, you'll learn about it here. What you’ll learn

How to modify the Arduino to work with other chips How to simulate sensors for testing and debugging How to set up advanced XBee networks How to write Arduino libraries and share them with the Arduino community How to get started with the Android accessory development kit How to create games with hardware or with Gameduino How to connect your Android phone to an Arduino sensor network

Who this book is for Arduino fans, technogeeks, and electronic artists who want to take their skills to the next level. Table of Contents

Arduino 1.0 Core updates and libraries   Contributing to Arduino Development      Openframeworks and Arduino       Android ADK    Xbees      Simulating Sensors with Hardware     PID Controllers    Sensor network for Android using Arduino     Arduino to support non-standard Atmel Chips and PIC32    Multiprocessing: Linking the Arduino for more power    Game development with Arduino   Arduino libraries: How to help others use your code    Arduino Test Suite: create and run tests for your project for your software

Windows 8.1 For Dummies Book + DVD Bundle
by Andy Rathbone

A smart value — the complete book plus three hours of video training!
Windows 8.1 brings some welcome tweaks to the Windows operating system, including more ways to customize the interface and boot operations, a new start button that reveals apps, greater integration between the two interfaces, and app updates. This bargain bundle includes the complete Windows 8.1 For Dummies book plus a DVD that walks you visually through the most common Windows tasks. Whether you're just getting started with Windows or are upgrading to 8.1, you can learn everything you need to know, see how things are done, and start using Windows 8.1 with confidence.

Includes the complete Windows 8.1 For Dummies plus three hours of video training on DVD
Covers all the upgrades that make up Window 8.1, including new opportunities to customize the interface, the new start button, and greater integration between the two interface options
Features complete information on using a Windows computer for those new to the system
The DVD provides basic overviews and step-by-step instruction covering the essentials of Windows 8.1, such as getting started, using the start screen and the desktop, getting things done online, managing photos, playing music, customizing Windows, and much more

Windows 8.1 For Dummies Book + DVD Bundle is a value-priced crash course for anyone wanting to understand and use Windows 8.1.

Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5
by Scott Lowe

The 2013 edition of the bestselling vSphere book on the market
Virtualization remains the hottest trend in the IT world, and VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. The demand for IT professionals skilled in virtualization and cloud-related technologies is great and expected to keep growing. This comprehensive Sybex guide covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, showing administrators step by step how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure it.
This perfect blend of hands-on instruction, conceptual explanation, and practical application is reinforced with real-world examples. Led by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, both VMware vExperts, the author team provides expertise that will prepare IT professionals to excel in using this virtualization technology.

Virtualization is seen as a "best practice" for high availability and disaster recovery solutions, as well as for applications such as Exchange Server and SharePoint
IDC estimates that there are as many as 7 million jobs available worldwide in virtualization and cloud technology
Provides hands-on instruction in all the latest features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, with both conceptual explanations and practical applications
Author team is lead by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, well-known VMware experts and popular bloggers

Mastering VMware vSphere provides what every virtualization professional needs to know.

VMware Cookbook: A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use
by Ryan Troy

With scores of step-by-step solutions, this cookbook helps you work with VMware ESXi in a wide range of network environments. You’ll not only learn the basics—how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines—but also how to overcome the stumbling blocks you’ll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security.
This expanded second edition covers recent advances in vCloud Director and vShield cloud security. Ideal for system administrators of any level, VMware Cookbook also includes valuable information to help you determine your virtualization needs.

Move into the cloud with vCloud Director, and secure virtual datacenters with vSphere
Secure and monitor your virtual environment from the command line
Manage disk, SSD, and SAN storage implementation and configuration
Discover options for managing resources, such as clustering, shares, and hot add/hotplug support
Configure logical and physical networks, including virtual switches and software and hardware adapters
Make virtual machine replication easier by automating ESXi installations
Gain valuable tips for configuration and fine-tuning

Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi
by Steven Goodwin

Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi shows you how to automate your lights, curtains, music, and more, and control everything via a laptop or mobile phone.

You'll learn how to use Linux, including Linux on Raspberry Pi, to control appliances and everything from kettles to curtains, including how to hack game consoles and even incorporate LEGO Mindstorms into your smart home schemes.

You’ll discover the practicalities on wiring a house in terms of both and power and networking, along with the selection and placement of servers. There are also explanations on handling communication to (and from) your computer with speech, SMS, email, and web. Finally, you’ll see how your automated appliances can collaborate to become a smart home.

Smart Home Automation with Linux was already an excellent resource for home automation, and in this second edition, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software and even open source hardware like Raspberry Pi and Arduino. What you’ll learn

Control appliances like kettles and curtains both locally and remotely. Find and harness data sources to provide context-aware living. Hack/change existing hardware/software to better fit your needs. Integrate various technologies into a function greater than the whole. Set up a home network, for both network and audio/video traffic. Learn how to incorporate Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and even LEGO Mindstorms into your smart home.
Who this book is for This book is for amateur and professional Linux users and electronics enthusiasts who want to control their homes and their gadgets. Table of Contents

Appliance Control: Making Things Do Stuff  Appliance Hacking: Converting Existing Technology   Media Systems: Incorporating the TV and the HiFi  Home is Home: The Physical Practicalities Communication: Humans Talk, Computers Talk  Data Sources: Making Homes Smart  Control Hubs: Bringing It All Together  Working with Raspberry Pi

Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory (Shelly Cashman Series(r) Office 2010)
by Gary B. Shelly

Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory provides a project-based, step-by-step approach to teaching the Office 2010 applications.

About This Edition
Introduce your students to the new generation of Microsoft Office with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Office 2010, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory, you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Office 2010 software through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead. Brand-new end-of-chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable software users by requiring them to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create real-life documents.
New Features
Expanded coverage of PowerPoint and Outlook to provide a thorough introduction to these applications and give exposure to the numerous enhancements made with Office 2010.

Chapter topic redistribution offering concise chapters that ensure complete skill coverage and lead to more manageable chapters.

New pedagogical elements that enrich material, creating an accessible and user-friendly approach, allowing easy navigation through the skills in each chapter.



Additional Features
A step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach allows educators to successfully teach to all learning styles and make sure that students retain information to be used in their personal and professional lives.

A new opening chapter presents essential Office 2010 and Windows® 7 skills, preventing repetitive coverage of basic skills in the applications chapters, and providing students with a strong base for further learning.

Expanded coverage of PowerPoint and Outlook to provide a thorough introduction to these applications and give exposure to the numerous enhancements made with Office 2010.

Manhattan GMAT Complete Strategy Guide Set, 5th Edition (Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides)
by Manhattan GMAT

The 10 Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides included in this set are designed to be clear and comprehensive. Consistently reviewed by students as offering the opportunity for dramatic score improvement, each book delves deeply into a single area of the exam, providing detailed and specialized instruction. When used together, these guides produce a substantial learning impact, helping students develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT. Students will benefit considerably from high-level resources such as:
- Six full-length, computer-adaptive practice exams
- Over 200 additional free practice questions
- A brand new guide designed to address the new 2012 Integrated Reasoning section
- Topical sets of Official Guide practice questions and detailed answer explanations

The Complete Strategy Guide Set is aligned to the 13th edition GMAC Official Guide and includes:
The GMAT Roadmap (264 pages; ISBN: 9781935707691)
The Number Properties Guide (144 pages; ISBN: 9781935707653)
The Fractions, Decimals, & Percents Guide (132 pages; ISBN: 9781935707639)
The Algebra Guide (180 pages; ISBN: 9781935707622)
The Word Problems Guide (156 pages; ISBN: 9781935707684)
The Geometry Guide (132 pages; ISBN: 9781935707646)
The Critical Reasoning Guide (276 pages; ISBN: 9781935707615)
The Reading Comprehension Guide (168 pages; ISBN: 9781935707660)
The Sentence Correction Guide (312 pages; ISBN: 9781935707677)
The Integrated Reasoning & Essay Guide (132 pages; ISBN: 9781935707837)


Purchase of this set includes one year of access to Manhattan GMAT's online computer-adaptive practice exams and Question Banks.