Native American Tools and Weapons (Native American Life)

By Rob Staeger

The instruments and guns utilized by local American tribes weren't simply sensible. usually, those instruments and guns have been created in the course of a distinct rite or ritual, so there has been a religious value to them to boot. Shamans or medication males might bless such goods within the desire that they might serve their vendors good. This ebook discusses the first instruments and guns made through tribes in particular areas in addition to how those instruments and guns have been created and used.

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The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

By Deborah Davis

From the writer of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a booklet a few little-known highway journey Andy Warhol took from big apple to los angeles in 1963, and the way that journey—and the varied artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly encouraged his lifestyles and art.

In 1963, up-and-coming artist Andy Warhol took a street journey throughout the US. What started as a madcap, drug-fueled romp turned a trip that took Warhol on a kaleidoscopic experience from long island urban, around the gigantic American heartland, the entire strategy to Hollywood and back.

With destinations starting from a Texas panhandle truck cease to a Beverly Hills mansion, from the shores of Santa Monica to a Photomat sales space in Albuquerque, The Trip captures Warhol’s interactions with Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Marcel Duchamp, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. alongside the way in which he additionally met rednecks, seashore bums, underground filmmakers, artists, poets, socialites, and newly minted hippies, they usually every one left an indelible mark on his psyche.

In The Trip, Andy Warhol’s dashing Ford Falcon is our time laptop, transporting us from the final vestiges of the sleepy Eisenhower epoch to the real starting of the explosive, fascinating ’60s. via in-depth, unique examine, Deborah Davis sheds new gentle on some of the most enduring figures within the artwork global and captures a desirable second in Nineteen Sixties America—with Warhol at its middle.

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Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders

By Tony Attwood, Jeanette McAfee

Author note: Tony Attwood (Foreword)
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Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee initially created this hassle-free social curriculum for her daughter Rachel, who was once clinically determined with Asperger's at age ten. considering then, it has develop into a staple for folks and educators. It addresses the main pressing difficulties dealing with people with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and similar issues.

Dr. McAfee covers how to:
• bring up conversation abilities realize and focus on feelings realize and stop tension increase summary pondering abilities tackle behavioral problems

Tasks are damaged down into small steps, repeated until eventually they're mastered, then generalized. priceless handouts, templates, and kinds can help retain academics and freshmen on track.

Helpful sections include:
• spotting and dealing with One’s personal feelings conversation and Social talents • summary considering talents Behavioral Issues

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How Products Are Made: An Illustrated Guide to Product Manufacturing, Volume 7

By Deirdre Blanchfield

Welcome to How items Are Made: An Illustrated advisor to Product Manufacturing.
This sequence presents info at the manufacture of quite a few goods, from
everyday loved ones items to heavy equipment to stylish digital equipment.
You will locate step by step descriptions of strategies, easy motives of
technical phrases and ideas, and transparent, easy-to-follow illustrations.
Each quantity of the way items Are Made covers a extensive diversity of manufacturing
areas: meals, garments, electronics, transportation, equipment, tools, sporting
goods, and extra. a few are intermediate items bought to brands of alternative products,
while others are retail items bought on to shoppers. you will discover items
made from a number of fabrics, together with items reminiscent of useful metals and
minerals that aren't "made" a lot as they're extracted and sophisticated.

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Clicker Training for Clever Cats: Learning Can Be Fun!

There is a technique of studying to which no mammal is impervious—not even cats. it's referred to as "classical conditioning," and is utilized in a really particular manner as a part of clicker education. each click on leads to whatever confident for the cat: a deal with, a cuddle, a favourite video game. simply because cats are clever, they fast comprehend what sort of habit will get them a click on and a present, and they'll test which will discover what else may well paintings. This handbook explains what classical conditioning consists of, why it works with each cat, tips on how to avoid mistakes, and the way to take advantage of rewards safely and advance chains and sequences of habit, in addition to small tricks.

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MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

By Rick Copeland

Whether you’re development a social media web site or an internal-use company software, this hands-on consultant indicates you the relationship among MongoDB and the enterprise difficulties it’s designed to unravel. You’ll how to practice MongoDB layout styles to numerous difficult domain names, reminiscent of ecommerce, content material administration, and on-line gaming. utilizing Python and JavaScript code examples, you’ll notice how MongoDB permits you to scale your facts version whereas simplifying the improvement process.

Many companies release NoSQL databases with no realizing the suggestions for utilizing their good points so much successfully. This ebook demonstrates the advantages of record embedding, polymorphic schemas, and different MongoDB styles for tackling particular substantial info use instances, including:

  • Operational intelligence: practice real-time analytics of industrial data
  • Ecommerce: Use MongoDB as a product catalog grasp or stock administration system
  • Content management: research tools for storing content material nodes, binary resources, and discussions
  • Online ads networks: practice suggestions for frequency capping advert impressions, and key-phrase concentrating on and bidding
  • Social networking: the right way to shop a fancy social graph, modeled after Google+
  • Online gaming: offer concurrent entry to personality and global info for a multiplayer role-playing game

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Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

By Tom Kizzia

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting actual tale of a modern day homesteading kin within the private reaches of the Alaskan wildernessand of the chilling secrets and techniques of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch.
 
When Papa Pilgrim, his spouse, and their fifteen children appeared within the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy, their new acquaintances observed them as a shining instance of the homespun Christian perfect. yet at the back of the family's proud piety and gorgeous old-timey tune lay Pilgrim's darkish past: his strange  connection to the Kennedy assassination and a path of chaos and affliction that him from Dallas and New Mexico. Pilgrim quickly sparked a demanding disagreement with the nationwide Park provider fiercely dividing the group over the place a citizen’s rights finish and the government’s energy starts off. because the conflict grew extra extreme, the turmoil in his brood made it more and more tricky to inform no matter if his young children have been messianic fans or hostages in determined want of rescue. 

In this robust piece of Americana, written with unusual grace and excessive drama, veteran Alaska journalist, Tom Kizzia makes use of his extraordinary entry to trap an era-defining conflict among environmentalists and pioneers ignited via a captivating sociopath who held a city and a relations captive.

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The Mammoth Book of Chess

By Graham Burgess

For rookie chess gamers or complex avid gamers who easily are looking to hone their talents, this new version of the chess vintage has been absolutely revised and up-to-date. With this consultant, consisting of classes in strategies and attacking method, a range of the best video games ever performed, priceless recommendation on membership and event chess, and an invaluable thesaurus of chess phrases, victory could be yours. Checkmate!

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Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction

“Dr. Dodes’s process runs without delay counter to the paralyzing, yet ordinary, message of ‘powerlessness’—a mes­sage that enhances the feel of helplessness that's on the root of addicts’ existence predicaments! Many psychiatrists realize that this can be the place we needs to head, yet Dr. Dodes is one with the center to polish a beacon within the correct direction.”

—Stanton Peele, PhD, writer of 7 instruments to overcome habit and The existence procedure software of Treatment

 

The follow-up to his groundbreaking quantity The middle of habit, Dr. Lance Dodes’s Breaking dependancy is a step by step consultant to beating habit of any kind—from medications and playing to alcoholism, overeating, and intercourse habit. by means of spotting and knowing the emotional forces underlying addictive behaviors, Dr. Dodes says any risky, life-destroying obsession may be triumph over. together with specific bonus sections for either households and health-care execs, Breaking dependancy is the new instruction manual for these struggling with addiction—a important source that addresses addiction’s root explanations and serves instead to Alcoholics nameless and related restoration programs.

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How to Design a Boat

By John Teale

Since it was once first released, How to layout a Boat has confirmed itself a bestseller.

This booklet will take you step by step in the course of the phases of designing either energy and crusing boats, explaining the explanations at the back of the approaches and utilizing sketches and reproductions of operating drawings to facilitate learning.

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