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Lean Python: Learn Just Enough Python to Build Useful Tools

Learn only the essential aspects of Python without cluttering up your mind with features you may never use. This compact book is not a "best way to write code" type of book; rather, the author goes over his most-used functions, which are all you need to know as a beginner and some way beyond. Lean Python takes 58 Python methods and functions and whittles them down to 15: as author Paul Gerrard says, "I haven't found a need for the re...

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The Global Pigeon

The pigeon is the quintessential city bird. Domesticated thousands of years ago as a messenger and a source of food, its presence on our sidewalks is so common that people consider the bird a nuisance—if they notice it at all. Yet pigeons are also kept for pleasure, sport, and profit by people all over the world, from the “pigeon wars” waged by breeding enthusiasts in the skies over Brooklyn to the Million Dollar Pigeon Race held eve...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words

We all know what the words cat and dog and mother and tree mean. What we really need is a dictionary that helps us with the tough words, like elucubrate, or demesne, or cynosure. True, a standard dictionary can bail us out when we run across a tough word at home or in a library. But we often read elsewhere–in a doctor's waiting room or on a plane, or while on vacation. What do we do then? The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words is d...

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The Lamb Method. A Manual with Illustrations of a New Concept in the Use of the Police Baton

Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration. Wright's engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual ...

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The Spirit of Aikido

Discusses the philosophy of this martial art, describes aikido's basic movements, and demonstrates specific strike techniques. KISSHOMARU UESHIBA: the second Aikido Doshu (the person who embodies the spirit of Aikido as inherited from the founder and is the living symbol of Aikido). He was born in 1921, the third son of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. He graduated from Waseda University in 1946, became master of the Aikido Wo...

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When Children Die

Contents Summary 1. Introduction 2. Patterns of Childhood Death in America 3. Pathways to a Child 4. Communication, Goal Setting, and Care Planning 5. Care and Caring From Diagnosis Through Death and Bereavement 6. Providing, Organizing, and Improving Care 7. Financing of Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families 8. Ethical and Legal Issues 9. Educating Health Care Professionals 10. Directions for Research Refer...

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Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

A full-color, value-packed reference to Photoshop CS5 Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editingsoftware, with more than four million users worldwide. Professionalphotographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well asphoto hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of PhotoshopCS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nineself-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop. Photoshop is the image-...

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Water Paper Paint

This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor text books, this unique, beautiful volume is a field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to's, and projects, all from an artist's perspective. Each creative exercise features a technique, show...

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Créez l'abondance - La richesse ici et maintenant

Éprouvez-vous de la frustration dans vos efforts pour connaître le succès et créer de la richesse ? Ressentez-vous de l'exaspération, même si vous avez établi des objectifs financiers, acquis des connaissances et beaucoup travaillé ? Vous demandez-vous ce qui vous bloque, ce qui vous empêche de vivre cette vie de liberté à laquelle vous aspirez ? Dans ""Créez l'abondance"", vous apprendrez que vous pouvez (et devez) reprogrammer votr...

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Knight without Armor

Knight without Armor: Carlos E. Castañeda is the definitive biography of one of the most honored yet unknown historians of the twentieth century. No other historian of Hispanic descent has matched Castañeda's success, with twelve books and nearly eighty articles published in three decades. He was also one of the most distinguished, having earned prestigious accolades such knighthood in the Vatican's Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepul...