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Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)
Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)

'Metonymy' is a type of figurative language used in everyday conversation, a form of shorthand that allows us to use our shared knowledge to communicate with fewer words than we would otherwise need. 'I'll pencil you in' and 'let me give you a hand' are both examples of metonymic language. Metonymy serves a wide...

Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook
Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook

Over 70 hands-on recipes for professional embedded Linux developers to optimize and boost their Yocto know-how

About This Book

  • Explore best practices for all embedded product development stages
  • Use what is quickly becoming the standard embedded Linux product builder framework, the Yocto...
House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Is Democracy overrated?

Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power?

Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians’ strings?

Why does Frank talk to the camera?

Can politics deliver on the promise of justice?

...
Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games
Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games

Written for children ages 8–12 with little to no coding experience, this straightforward visual guide uses fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions to show young learners how to build their own computer projects using Scratch, a popular free programming language.

With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single...

Word 2016 For Dummies
Word 2016 For Dummies

The bestselling beginner's guide to Microsoft Word

Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book, Dan Gookin, this new edition of Word For Dummies quickly and painlessly gets you up to speed on mastering the world's number-one word processing software. In a friendly, human, and often irreverent...

Ruby Cookbook: Recipes for Object-Oriented Scripting
Ruby Cookbook: Recipes for Object-Oriented Scripting

Why spend time on coding problems that others have already solved when you could be making real progress on your Ruby project? This updated cookbook provides more than 350 recipes for solving common problems, on topics ranging from basic data structures, classes, and objects, to web development, distributed programming, and...

Clojure High Performance Programming - Second Edition
Clojure High Performance Programming - Second Edition

Become an expert at writing fast and high performant code in Clojure 1.7.0

About This Book

  • Enhance code performance by using appropriate Clojure features
  • Improve the efficiency of applications and plan their deployment
  • A hands-on guide to designing Clojure programs to get...
Risk-Pooling Essentials: Reducing Demand and Lead Time Uncertainty (SpringerBriefs in Business)
Risk-Pooling Essentials: Reducing Demand and Lead Time Uncertainty (SpringerBriefs in Business)

This book provides comprehensive and concise definitions of risk pooling and risk-pooling methods, a straightforward statistical explanation, and a value-chain oriented framework for analyzing risk-pooling methods. Risk pooling mitigates demand and lead time uncertainty in logistics and supply chain...

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication
The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume.

  • Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most...
PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition
PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition

Extend PostgreSQL using PostgreSQL server programming to create, test, debug, and optimize a range of user-defined functions in your favorite programming language

About This Book

  • Acquaint yourself with all the options to extend PostgreSQL using the programming language of your choice such as C++ and...
Ansible: Up and Running
Ansible: Up and Running

Among the many configuration management tools available, Ansible has some distinct advantages—it’s minimal in nature, you don’t need to install anything on your nodes, and it has an easy learning curve. This practical guide shows you how to be productive with this tool quickly, whether you’re a developer...

HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World
HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World

HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World is your perfect introduction to the latest generation of web technologies. This easy-to-follow guide covers everything you need to know to get started today. You'll master the semantic markup available in HTML5, as well as how to use CSS3 to create amazing-looking websites without...

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