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The Heartland: An American History
The Heartland: An American History
A history of a quintessentially American place--the rural and small town heartland--that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.

When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas,
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Northern Lights: One Woman, Two Teams, and the Football Field That Changed Their Lives
Northern Lights: One Woman, Two Teams, and the Football Field That Changed Their Lives

Life is hard in Barrow, Alaska. Football mom Cathy Parker first caught a glimpse of this far-away reality from the comfort of her Jacksonville, Florida, living room while watching a 2006 ESPN report on the Barrow Whalers, a high school football team consisting mostly of Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo natives playing in the most difficult of...

Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path through Stress and Spirituality
Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path through Stress and Spirituality
"Reading Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is like eavesdropping on a conversation between Lao Tzu and Joseph Campbell—a pure pleasure to read!"
—Deepak Chopra, M.D., coauthor of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and author of The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

"Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is an enchanting piece...

Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, Professional Reference
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, Professional Reference
"Wordy and plodding, but a nicely paced introduction to the Visual Basic world."

This book has all the earmarks of a series designed in-house. This is a bad thing. It means the book contains elements that obviously are the result of compromises made by people sitting through endless meetings and eventually settling on the...

Olaf's Kitchen: A Master Chef Shares His Passion
Olaf's Kitchen: A Master Chef Shares His Passion

"Whether he's cooking for the British Royal family or whipping up a casual dinner,it's the same every time: exquisite meals, stunningly presented." - Josh Sleeman

"Chef Olaf is a bright light in the world of food - a culinary commando dedicated to the pursuit of excellence." - Anna...

Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server: Data Loss Management and Prevention Techniques
Beginning Backup and Restore for SQL Server: Data Loss Management and Prevention Techniques
As database administrators, our primary duty is to protect the data in the databases we are responsible for. This data represents the heart and soul of the company employing us, and could destroy a business if not maintained properly. In this context, the proper application of a sound backup and restore solution is absolutely...
Plato and the Divided Self
Plato and the Divided Self

Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a...

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of immense real experience, much of it quantified. Many, many varied projects have been reflected on and distilled; but what we are given is not just lifeless distillate, but vivid examples from...

Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk (Painted Turtle)
Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk (Painted Turtle)

When it was originally published in 1999, Techno Rebels became the definitive text on a hard-to-define but vital genre of music. Author Dan Sicko demystified techno's characteristics, influences, and origins and argued that although techno enjoyed its most widespread popularity in Europe, its birthplace and most important incubator was...

How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
Designers are quick to tell us about their sources of inspiration, but they are much less willing to reveal such critical matters as how to find work, how much they charge, and what to do when a client rejects three weeks of work and refuses to pay the bill. How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul addresses the concerns of...
Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL
Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL

Since the first edition of Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist came out in June 2008, we have been encouraged by the reception the book has received. Practitioners from a wide variety of industries— health care, energy, environmental science, life sciences, national intelligence, and publishing, to name a few—have told...

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters
The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters
Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for...
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