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"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way to smelt metal at home is by using a method found in a fifteenth-century treatise, and that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. In the end, Thwaites's homemade toaster—a haunting and strangely beautiful object—cost 250 times more than the toaster he bought at the store and involved close to two thousand miles of travel to some of Britain's remotest locations. The Toaster Project may seem foolish, even insane. Yet, Thwaites's quixotic tale, told with self-deprecating wit, helps us reflect on the costs and perils of our cheap consumer culture, and in so doing reveals much about the organization of the modern world.

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Genre: Art
Author: Thomas Thwaites
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release: 2012-03-20
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616891190

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The #1 introduction to J2SE 1.5 and enterprise/server-side development! An international bestseller for eight years, Just Java™ 2 is the complete, accessible Java tutorial for working programmers at all levels. Fully updated and revised, this sixth edition is more than an engaging overview of Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE 1.5) and its libraries: it’s also a practical introduction to today’s best enterprise and server-side programming techniques. Just Java™ 2, Sixth Edition, reflects both J2SE 1.5 and the latest Tomcat and servlet specifications. Extensive new coverage includes: New chapters on generics and enumerated types New coverage of Web services, with practical examples using Google and Amazon Web services Simplified interactive I/O with printf() Autoboxing and unboxing of primitive types Static imports, foreach loop construct, and other new language features Peter van der Linden delivers expert advice, clear explanations, and crisp sample programs throughout–including dozens new to this edition. Along the way, he introduces: The core language: syntax, objects, interfaces, nested classes, compiler secrets, and much more Key libraries: date and calendar, pattern matching, network software, mapped I/O, utilities and generic collections Server-side technology: network server systems, a complete tiny HTML Web server, and XML in Java Enterprise J2EE: Sql and JDBC™ tutorial, servlets and JSP and much more Client-side Java: fundamentals of JFC/Swing GUI development, new class data sharing details Companion Web Site All the book’s examples and sample programs are available at http://afu.com.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Peter van der Linden
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release: 2004-06-21
File: 848 Pages
ISBN-13: 0137009909

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THE #1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT CASE STUDIES BOOK NOW FEATURING NEW CASES FROM DISNEY, THE OLYMPICS, AIRBUS, BOEING, AND MORE After on-the-job experience, case studies are the most important part of every project manager's training. This Fifth Edition of Project Management Case Studies features more than one hundred case studies that detail projects at high-profile companies around the world. These cases offer you a unique opportunity to experience, first-hand, project management in action within a variety of contexts and up against some of the most challenging conditions any project manager will likely face. New to this edition are case studies focusing on agile and scrum methodologies. Contains 100-plus case studies from companies that illustrate both successful and not-so-successful project management Represents an array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, entertainment, sports, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, and more Features 18 new case studies, including high-profile cases from Disney, the Olympics, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and Airbus 380 Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam Experienced PMs, project managers in training, and students alike will find this book to be an indispensable resource whether used as a standalone or combined with the bestselling Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 12th Edition. PMI, CAPM, PMBOK, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2017-04-11
File: 816 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119389163

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Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

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Genre: Art
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2008-08-04
File: 520 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780123694966

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Over 79 hands-on recipes for professional embedded Linux developers to optimize and boost their Yocto Project know-how Key Features Optimize your Yocto setup to speed up development and debug build issues Use what is quickly becoming the standard embedded Linux product builder framework—the Yocto Project Recipe-based implementation of best practices to optimize your Linux system Book Description The Yocto Project has become the de facto distribution build framework for reliable and robust embedded systems with a reduced time to market.You'll get started by working on a build system where you set up Yocto, create a build directory, and learn how to debug it. Then, you'll explore everything about the BSP layer, from creating a custom layer to debugging device tree issues. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to add a new software layer, packages, data, scripts, and configuration files to your system. You will then cover topics based on application development, such as using the Software Development Kit and how to use the Yocto project in various development environments. Toward the end, you will learn how to debug, trace, and profile a running system. This second edition has been updated to include new content based on the latest Yocto release. What you will learn Optimize your Yocto Project setup to speed up development and debug build issues Use Docker containers to build Yocto Project-based systems Take advantage of the user-friendly Toaster web interface to the Yocto Project build system Build and debug the Linux kernel and its device trees Customize your root filesystem with already-supported and new Yocto packages Optimize your production systems by reducing the size of both the Linux kernel and root filesystems Explore the mechanisms to increase the root filesystem security Understand the open source licensing requirements and how to comply with them when cohabiting with proprietary programs Create recipes, and build and run applications in C, C++, Python, Node.js, and Java Who this book is for If you are an embedded Linux developer with the basic knowledge of Yocto Project, this book is an ideal way to broaden your knowledge with recipes for embedded development.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Alex González
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release: 2018-01-25
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781788392921

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By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. In the new global economy, where, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability. Development as Freedom is essential reading.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2011-05-25
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 030787429X

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An urgent exploration of men's entitlement and how it serves to police and punish women, from the acclaimed author of Down Girl "Kate Manne is a thrilling and provocative feminist thinker. Her work is indispensable."--Rebecca Traister In this bold and stylish critique, Cornell philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. Ranging widely across the culture, from Harvey Weinstein and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to "Cat Person" and the political misfortunes of Elizabeth Warren, Manne's book shows how privileged men's sense of entitlement--to sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, care, bodily autonomy, knowledge, and power--is a pervasive social problem with often devastating consequences. In clear, lucid prose, Manne argues that male entitlement can explain a wide array of phenomena, from mansplaining and the undertreatment of women's pain to mass shootings by incels and the seemingly intractable notion that women are "unelectable." Moreover, Manne implicates each of us in toxic masculinity: It's not just a product of a few bad actors; it's something we all perpetuate, conditioned as we are by the social and cultural mores of our time. The only way to combat it, she says, is to expose the flaws in our default modes of thought while enabling women to take up space, say their piece, and muster resistance to the entitled attitudes of the men around them. With wit and intellectual fierceness, Manne sheds new light on gender and power and offers a vision of a world in which women are just as entitled as men to our collective care and concern.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Kate Manne
Publisher: Crown
Release: 2020
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781984826558

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The trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering: arranging all your disparate things so that they work together. Whether you're decorating your first home or refreshing your space, Amber Lewis teaches you how to layer the things you own for a cohesive, beautifully designed home. Delivering tips on refreshing a room with new paint (including finding the perfect white), mixing textiles and pillows, and blending neutrals, Amber's beautiful, California cool will help you transform your home into one that's elegant and timeless--a look you'll want to keep for the long run.

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Genre: Interior decoration
Author: Amber Lewis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release: 2020
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781984823915

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This dictionary and index comprises a selection of modern and everyday language that will be extremely useful for learners of the Maori language. It has a broader scope than traditional dictionaries, so as well as the words one would usually expect in a dictionary, it also includes; encyclopaedic entries designed to provide key information, explanations of key concepts central to Maori culture, comprehensive explanations for grammatical items, with examples of usage, idioms and colloquialisms with their meanings and examples.

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Genre: English language
Author: John Cornelius Moorfield
Publisher: Longman
Release: 2005
File: 357 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015066792444

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Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art. A vital resource through which to understand the ways technologies, materials, techniques and tools are investigated through the lens of craft in contemporary art. Craft is a contested concept in art history and a vital category through which to understand contemporary art. Through _craft_, materials, techniques and tools are investigated and their histories explored in order to reflect on the politics of labour and on the extraordinary complexity of the made world around us. This anthology offers an ethnography of craft, surveying its shape-shifting identities in the context of progressive art and design through writings by artists and makers, and drawing on poetry, fiction, anthropology and sociology. Reflections on new technologies and materials, lost and found worlds of handwork and the politics of work all throw light on _craft_ as process, product and ideology. Artists surveyed include Anni Albers, El Anatsui, Phyllida Barlow, Louise Bourgeois, Annie Cattrell, Richard Deacon, Sam Durant, Antje Ehmann, Harun Farocki, Lucio Fontana, Theaster Gates, Sabrina Geschwantner, Harmony Hammond, Brian Jungen, Henry Krokatsis, Ana Lupas, Enzo Mari, Ethel Mairet, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Simon Periton, Martin Puryear, Jessi Reaves, Hannah Ryggen, Bridget Riley, Lu Shengzhong, Troy Town Art Pottery, Francis Uprichard, Peter Voulkos, Edmund de Waal. Writers include Glenn Adamson, W. H. Auden, Elissa Auther, Reyner Banham, Jean Baudrillard, John Berger, Walter Benjamin, Michel de Certeau, Iftikhar Dadi, Martin Heidegger, Joan Key, Igor Kopytoff, Primo Levi, Sarat Marahraj, Karl Marx, Lev Manovich, William Morris, Sadie Plant, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jenni Sorkin, Richard Sennett, Julia Bryan- Wilson.

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Genre: Handicraft
Author: Tanya Harrod
Publisher: Documents of Contemporary Art
Release: 2018-09-06
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 0854882669

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