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Today's photographic equipment allows amateurs to take pictures of the stars that far surpass images taken just a few decades ago by the largest observatories-and this book will teach you how. Author and world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches the art and techniques of astrophotography-from simple camera-on-tripod night-scene imaging of constellations, star trails, eclipses, artificial satellites, and polar auroras to more intensive astrophotography using specialized equipment for lunar, planetary, solar, and deep-sky imaging. Legault shares advice about equipment and guides you through techniques for achieving excellent results. The first edition of this book received the jury special prize at the Astronomy Festival of Haute-Maurienne in France. Now in its second edition, Astrophotography provides the most thorough treatment of the topic available. This richly illustrated book is intended for all sky enthusiasts-newcomers and veterans alike. Learn how to: Select the most useful equipment: cameras, adapters, filters, focal reducers/extenders, field correctors, and guide telescopes Set up your camera (digital, video, or CCD) and your lens or telescope for optimal results Plan your observing sessions Mount the camera on your telescope and focus it for razor-sharp images Polar-align your equatorial mount and improve tracking for pin-point star images Make celestial time-lapse videos Calculate the shooting parameters: focal length and ratio, field of view, exposure time, etc. Combine multiples exposures to reveal faint galaxies, nebulae details, elusive planetary structures, and tiny lunar craters Adjust contrast, brightness, light curves, and colors Postprocess your images to fix defects such as vignetting, dust shadows, hot pixels, uneven background, and noise Identify problems with your images and improve your results
Give your students a comprehensive, hands-on, and engaging learning experience with the MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007-ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY PREMIUM VIDEO EDITION. This Premium Video Edition includes a Video Companion containing approximately 150 videos each based on a two-page lesson in the book, 10 Capstone Projects and SAM Projects instruction files to help "Bring Learning To Life" For both the computer "rookies" and the computer "hotshots" - MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007-ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTORY PREMIUM VIDEO EDITION appeals to all the learners, covering the essential information that users need to know now. Our signature two-page spread design has been updated and refreshed to take full advantage of the new features of the Office 2007 software. This practical, easy-to-navigate book provides readers with the essential knowledge they need to succeed in both the classroom and beyond.
This tutorial reference serves as a coherent overview of various statistical and mathematical approaches used in brain network analysis, where modeling the complex structures and functions of the human brain often poses many unique computational and statistical challenges. This book fills a gap as a textbook for graduate students while simultaneously articulating important and technically challenging topics. Whereas most available books are graph theory-centric, this text introduces techniques arising from graph theory and expands to include other different models in its discussion on network science, regression, and algebraic topology. Links are included to the sample data and codes used in generating the book's results and figures, helping to empower methodological understanding in a manner immediately usable to both researchers and students.
The bestselling study guide completely updated for the NEW CompTIA Linux+ Exam XK0-004 This is your one-stop resource for complete coverage of Exam XK0-004, covering 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to superior content including, assessment tests that check exam readiness, objective map, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, key topic exam essentials, and challenging chapter review questions. Linux is a UNIX-based operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the help of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code is free. Because of this Linux is viewed by many organizations and companies as an excellent, low-cost, secure alternative to expensive OSs, such as Microsoft Windows. The CompTIA Linux+ exam tests a candidate's understanding and familiarity with the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market share continues to grow, so too does demand for qualified and certified Linux administrators. Building on the popular Sybex Study Guide approach, this book will provide 100% coverage of the NEW Linux+ Exam XK0-004 objectives. The book contains clear and concise information on all Linux administration topic, and includes practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience. Hardware and System Configuration Systems Operation and Maintenance Security Linux Troubleshooting and Diagnostics Automation and Scripting You'll also have access to an online test bank, including a bonus practice exam, electronic flashcards, and a searchable PDF of key terms.
The brand-new official Minecraft novel is a journey into the unknown! When a young girl teams up with her friend to find the boy’s missing uncle, they must leave the safety of the Overworld behind.
Alison and Max must team up to find his missing uncle Nicholas. Using the journal his beloved uncle left as a guide, the duo hurtle headlong into a treacherous and unknown landscape called the Nether. There, they meet a strange girl named Freya and her woefully unheroic dog, Bunny Biter, who agree to help them in their quest. The group must take on dangerous new foes and unravel the cryptic journal to find Nicholas and reunite this fractured family.
A comprehensive guide to AngularJS, Google's open-source client-side framework for app development. Most of the existing guides to AngularJS struggle to provide simple and understandable explanations for more advanced concepts. As a result, some developers who understand all the basic concepts of AngularJS struggle when it comes to building more complex real-world applications. "Professional AngularJS" provides a thorough understanding of AngularJS, covering everything from basic concepts, such as directives and data binding, to more advanced concepts like transclusion, build systems, and automated integration testing. In addition to explaining the features of AngularJS, this book distills real-world experience on how these features fit together to enable teams to work together more effectively in building extraordinary apps.Offers a more thorough and comprehensive approach to AngularJS than other guides to the subjectIncludes pointers to other advanced topics and further reading for those who want to take their skills even furtherLets readers build a simple application from scratch, explaining basic building blocks along way for quick hands-on learning
One of the "six best books for data geeks" - Financial Times With over 200 images and extensive how-to and how-not-to examples, this new edition has everything students and scholars need to understand and create effective data visualisations. Combining `how to think' instruction with a `how to produce' mentality, this book takes readers step-by-step through analysing, designing, and curating information into useful, impactful tools of communication. With this book and its extensive collection of online support, readers can: - Decide what visualisations work best for their data and their audience using the chart gallery - See data visualisation in action and learn the tools to try it themselves - Follow online checklists, tutorials, and exercises to build skills and confidence - Get advice from the UK's leading data visualisation trainer on everything from getting started to honing the craft.
With this groundbreaking text, discover how wireless AI can be used to determine position at centimeter level, sense motion and vital signs, and identify events and people. Using a highly innovative approach that employs existing wireless equipment and signal processing techniques to turn multipaths into virtual antennas, combined with the physical principle of time reversal and machine learning, it covers fundamental theory, extensive experimental results, and real practical use cases developed for products and applications. Topics explored include indoor positioning and tracking, wireless sensing and analytics, wireless power transfer and energy efficiency, 5G and next-generation communications, and the connection of large numbers of heterogeneous IoT devices of various bandwidths and capabilities. Demo videos accompanying the book online at http://www.originwireless.net enhance understanding of these topics. Providing a unified framework for wireless AI, this is an excellent text for graduate students, researchers, and professionals working in wireless sensing, positioning, IoT, machine learning, signal processing and wireless communications.
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2019 CompTIA A+ exam objectives This fully revised and updated resource offers complete coverage of the latest release of CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 & 220-1002. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference. Covers all exam topics, including how to: *Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components*Install, configure, and maintain hard drives*Manage input devices and removable media*Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows*Troubleshoot and fix computer problems*Install printers and other peripherals*Configure and secure mobile devices*Connect to the Internet*Set up wired and wireless networks*Protect your personal computer and your network*Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologies Online content includes: *Practice exams for 1001 & 1002*More than one hour of free video training*TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions*Mike Meyers' favorite PC tools and utilities
Your one-stop guide to all things Excel 2016 Excel 2016 All-in-One For Dummies, the most comprehensive Excel reference on the market, is completely updated to reflect Microsoft's changes in the popular spreadsheet tool. It offers you everything you need to grasp basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, importing data, performing statistical functions, editing macros with Visual Basic and beyond. In no time, your Excel skills will go from 'meh' to excellent. Written by expert Greg Harvey, who has sold more than 4.5 million copies of his previous books combined and has taught and trained extensively in Microsoft Excel, this all-encompassing guide offers everything you need to get started with Excel. From generating pivot tables and performing financial functions to performing error trapping and building and running macros and everything in between this hands-on, friendly guide makes working with Excel easier than ever before. * Serves as the ideal reference for solving common questions and Excel pain points quickly and easily * Helps to increase productivity and efficiency when working in Excel * Fully updated for the new version of Excel * Covers basic and more advanced Excel topics If working in Excel occasionally makes you want to scream, this will be the dog-eared, dust-free reference you'll turn to again and again.
From the authors of the fascinating The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet's next big thing: the blockchain. Many of the `legacy systems' once designed to make our lives easier and our economy more efficient are no longer up to the task; big banks have grown more entrenched, privacy exists only until the next hack, and credit card fraud has become a fact of life. However, there is a way past all this-a new kind of operating system with the potential to revolutionise our economy: the blockchain. In The Truth Machine, Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society's faith in itself. They reveal the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift. With a balanced perspective, Casey and Vigna show why we all must care about the path that blockchain technology takes-moving humanity forward, not backward.
This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.
If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't.
Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face.
And then comes Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, Facebook's leaders still duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travellers who share his concerns, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly – to our public health and to our political order.
Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. This is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.
The Most Complete Guide to Maximizing Oracle Recovery Manager Deploy a rock-solid data backup and disaster recovery strategy with the in-depth guidance of this authoritative volume. From the exclusive publishers of Oracle Press books, Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup & Recovery shows you, step by step, how to set up RMAN-ready databases, create reliable backup tapes and discs, and perform accurate Oracle system restores. Find out how to use RMAN from the command line and from Enterprise Manager, generate meaningful lists and reports, and automate administrative tasks using third-party media management tools. Plus, you'll learn to perform incremental backups, Flashback recoveries, and database cloning. Set up, configure, and maintain Oracle Database 10g RMAN Use RMAN recovery catalogs, target database packages, and control files Centralize backup tape management using Oracle Secure Backup Perform online, offline, and incremental system backups Monitor and tune performance with Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Database Control Accomplish complete and partial RMAN database restores Improve functionality using VERITAS NetBackup, EMC NetWorker Module, and Tivoli Storage Manager Overcome human errors using Flashback Versions Query and Transaction Query Create clone and standby databases from tape and disc backups Work with Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases and sync-and-split hardware technologies
Now you can master the MATLAB language as you learn how to use it effectively to solve typical problems with ESSENTIALS OF MATLAB (R) PROGRAMMING, 3E. Author Stephen Chapman emphasizes problem-solving skills throughout this book as he teaches MATLAB as a technical programming language. This edition clearly shows you how to write clean, efficient and well-documented programs, while simultaneously introducing you to many of the practical functions of MATLAB. The first seven chapters offer an ideal introduction to programming and problem solving with MATLAB. The last two chapters address more advanced topics of additional data types and plot types, cell arrays, structures, and new MATLAB handle graphics to give you the skills you need.
Exploring questions of both exploitation and empowerment, Understanding Social Media provides a critical conceptual toolbox for navigating the evolution and practices of social media. Taking an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, it explores the key themes and concepts, going beyond specific platforms to show you how to place social media more critically within the changing media landscape. Updated throughout, the Second Edition of this bestselling text includes new and expanded discussions of: Qualitative and quantitative approaches to researching social media Datafication and algorithmic cultures Surveillance, privacy and intimacy The rise of apps and platforms, and how they shape our experiences Sharing economies and social media publics The increasing importance of visual economies AR, VR and social media play Death and digital legacy Tying theory to the real world with a range of contemporary case studies throughout, it is essential reading for students and researchers of social media, digital media, digital culture, and the creative and cultural industries.
Discover the hidden magic of your Mac
Maximize the power of your Mac with the useful and entertaining projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all kinds of cool things with your Mac, like convert VHS movies into digital format, control your Mac with your voice, set up a PC-friendly Mac network, and more.
Inside, youAnd#39;ll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself Mac Projects, youAnd#39;ll discover that your Mac has much more to offer than you ever imagined. Set up videoconferencing via your webcamCreate a live radio broadcast, a podcast, or a vodcastConnect to a Windows PC remotelySend and receive SMS messages to and from cell phonesTurn your Mac into a jukebox and stream music wirelesslyCreate a multimedia DVDConvert any video content to iPod video formatAnd much more
The Ultimate Source of New Ideas for High-Tech Enthusiasts Produced in conjunction with CNET, the Web's most popular technology portal, the CNET Do-It-Yourself series offers computer, gadget, and software users exciting and innovative projects to help get more enjoyment and productivity out of the latest high-tech products. Each book features: 24 self-contained projects; easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions; and hundreds of clear photos and screen shots.
Computer Hardware teaches the basic functioning of a computer with a concentration on the machine level elements. It clearly explains the role of each of the parts involved in the computer make up and describes how the whole system ticks, without overwhelming the reader in minute detail. Aimed at introductory courses for computing undergraduates, Computer Hardware covers basic principles behind the design of modern computer systems.
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Amazon makes it easy for customers to find and purchase exactly what they want quickly and securely. "How to Sell Anything on AmazonAnd Make a Fortune!" makes it easy for you to sell your merchandise to millions of buyers all over the world. Whether you want to start your own online business or extend a retail business, youll learn, step-by-step, how to set up shop on Amazon--and start making money--right away. . .
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Discover the selling secrets of Amazon. . Develop listing and pricing strategies to beat the competition. List and sell items on Amazon Marketplace easily. Use Amazon Auctions to get the best prices for special items. Establish your own virtual storefrontan Amazon zShop. Promote your products by becoming an Amazon Expert. Use Paid Placements for maximum exposure. Develop targeted email marketing campaigns. Become an Amazon Pro Merchant. Distribute your own intellectual property through Amazon worldwide. Sell worldwide through Amazons international sites. .
Master Microsoft Office Word 2007 skills easily with the highly visual, full-color Illustrated Course Guides! Lessons are presented in a clean, easy-to-follow two-page spread focusing on teaching a single skill at a time, with steps on the left and visuals on the right. These practical, easy-to-navigate, spiral-bound books allow users to learn quickly, while serving as an excellent reference tool.
Upgrade your Echo expertise with this Dummies guide to all things Alexa Amazon's hugely popular family of Echo devices has made Alexa a household name. She can answer your questions, entertain you, and even help around the house. Alexa for Dummies is the perfect guide for Alexa users who want to get up and running with their Echo devices. From basic setup to making the most of Alexa's powerful smart home capabilities, this is your one-stop resource to all things Alexa. Whether you'll use Alexa to send text messages, play music, control your thermostat, look up recipes, replenish your pantry, or just search the internet for information, you'll find detailed instructions in this fun and easy-to-understand guide. Set up and personalize your Alexa device with an Amazon account and custom settings, including your preferred Alexa voice Use Alexa to play music throughout your home, stream videos online, and meet all your entertainment needs Unlock the power of advanced features like Alexa Skills and make your Alexa accessible Turn your ordinary house into a modern smart home with advanced smart home features and Echo accessories The virtual assistant you've dreamed of is now a reality with your favorite Echo device. Let Alexa For Dummies make your wish Alexa's command.
Learn the secrets of fine art digital photography
Produce captivating and high-quality photographs easily and consistently with help from this invaluable guide, based on renowned photographer George DeWolfe's most popular workshop. Inside, you will learn his "16-bit workflow" technique for mastering the craft of printing fine art photographs. You will also discover how to set up a successful "closed loop" environment--one in which you handle the entire photographic process yourself, sending nothing out for processing, manipulating, or development. Learning the qualities and techniques essential to creating a digital fine print with light, substance, and presence requires skill, experience, time, and vision. "George DeWolfe's Digital Photography Fine Print Workshop" puts all of this expertise at your fingertips.
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