Nutshell

Nutshell
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Author: Ian McEwan
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780345812421
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Knopf Canada

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From literary superstar Ian McEwan Ian McEwan comes Nutshell, a gloriously entertaining, wonderfully imagined novel—a mesmerizing thriller to delight all readers. "Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams." --William Shakespeare's Hamlet Trudy has betrayed her husband, John, who trusts and adores her. She's living in the marital home--a dilapidated, and priceless London townhouse--but John's not there. In his stead is the profoundly banal Claude--and together they're hatching a murderous plan. But there is an unexpected witness to their plot, who cares deeply about the outcome: the inquisitive nine-month-old inhabitant of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is riveting--an unforgettably original, wickedly entertaining, novel of murder and deceipt from one of the world's master storytellers.

C In a Nutshell

C   In a Nutshell
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Author: Ray Lischner
Pages: 810
ISBN: 1449378838
Release: 2003-05-08
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To-the-point, authoritative, no-nonsense solutions have always been a trademark of O'Reilly books. The In a Nutshell books have earned a solid reputation in the field as the well-thumbed references that sit beside the knowledgeable developer's keyboard. C++ in a Nutshell lives up to the In a Nutshell promise. C++ in a Nutshell is a lean, focused reference that offers practical examples for the most important, most often used, aspects of C++.C++ in a Nutshell packs an enormous amount of information on C++ (and the many libraries used with it) in an indispensable quick reference for those who live in a deadline-driven world and need the facts but not the frills.The book's language reference is organized first by topic, followed by an alphabetical reference to the language's keywords, complete with syntax summaries and pointers to the topic references. The library reference is organized by header file, and each library chapter and class declaration presents the classes and types in alphabetical order, for easy lookup. Cross-references link related methods, classes, and other key features. This is an ideal resource for students as well as professional programmers.When you're programming, you need answers to questions about language syntax or parameters required by library routines quickly. What, for example, is the C++ syntax to define an alias for a namespace? Just how do you create and use an iterator to work with the contents of a standard library container? C++ in a Nutshell is a concise desktop reference that answers these questions, putting the full power of this flexible, adaptable (but somewhat difficult to master) language at every C++ programmer's fingertips.

Nutshell

Nutshell
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Author: Ian McEwan
Pages: 199
ISBN: 1784705128
Release: 2017-06
Editor: Vintage Books

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Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.

The Universe in a Nutshell

The Universe in a Nutshell
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Author: Stephen Hawking
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780553802023
Release: 2001
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

Python in a Nutshell

Python in a Nutshell
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Author: Alex Martelli
Pages: 695
ISBN: 9780596100469
Release: 2006-07-14
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Demonstrates the programming language's strength as a Web development tool, covering syntax, data types, built-ins, the Python standard module library, and real world examples.

Unix in a Nutshell

Unix in a Nutshell
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Author: Arnold Robbins
Pages: 885
ISBN: UOM:39015062623528
Release: 2005-10-26
Editor: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to the operating system's commands and options covers the shell, package management, text editing, source code management, and GDB debugger.

The Nutshell Technique

The Nutshell Technique
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Author: Jill Chamberlain
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9781477303733
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: University of Texas Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don’t know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write snappy dialogue, and set a scene. They may have interesting characters and perhaps some clever plot devices. But, invariably, while they may have the kernel of a good idea for a screenplay, they fail to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the Nutshell Technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow diagrams (“nutshells”), she thoroughly explains how the Nutshell Technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes readers step-by-step through thirty classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches readers exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the Nutshell Technique, and you’ll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.

R in a Nutshell

R in a Nutshell
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Author: Joseph Adler
Pages: 699
ISBN: 9781449312084
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

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"R in a Nutshell" provides a quick and practical way to learn this increasingly popular open source language and environment. Readers will not only learn how to program in R, but also how to find the right user-contributed R packages for statistical modeling, visualization, and bioinformatics.

Permaculture in a Nutshell

Permaculture in a Nutshell
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Author: Patrick Whitefield
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1856230031
Release: 2000
Editor: Permanent Publications

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Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

Java in a Nutshell

Java in a Nutshell
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Author: Ben Evans,David Flanagan
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9781492037200
Release: 2018-12-03
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This updated edition of Java in a Nutshell not only helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, it’s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities. The book’s first section provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform. The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment. Get up to speed on language details, including Java 9-11 changes Learn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntax Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions Understand basic techniques used in object-oriented design Examine concurrency and memory, and how they’re intertwined Work with Java collections and handle common data formats Delve into Java’s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channels Use Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual Machine Become familiar with development tools in OpenJDK

Positive Psychology In A Nutshell The Science Of Happiness

Positive Psychology In A Nutshell  The Science Of Happiness
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Author: Boniwell, Ilona
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780335247202
Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The best general introduction to positive psychology available." Dr Alex Linley, University of Leicester, UK "Dr Ilona Boniwell is recognized as Europe’s leading researcher, innovator and thinker in the expanding world of positive psychology. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant little book is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better." Dr Cecilia d'Felice, Consultant Psychologist, Author and Columnist for The Times and The Metro "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a little gem of a book, beautifully and engagingly written, and having the marks of a cogent teacher who has mastered the contemporary structure, bounds and outreach of her field. This is a 'must read', and a welcome antidote for all those engaged in the caring professions." Richard Whitfield, Human Development Specialist, Educator, Poet and Chairman of Trustees of the Face-to-Face Trust "As good an introduction to positive psychology as you can read. A must-read book for all those involved in the education and health industries." Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, user friendly, thoughtful introduction and critique of the field. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field." Dr Carol Kauffman, Co-founder and Director of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative, Harvard Medical School, USA "In a nutshell, I could scarcely put down this intelligent, balanced and irresistible introduction to positive psychology!" Dr Sean Cameron, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London, UK "It is very readable, seductively so, and is no doubt as good an introduction to the subject as you can get ... Emotional wellbeing is complex and there are useful insights here to shore up the flabby phrases tossed around by politicians ... There are some parts of this book I will use and anyone who wants to find out about positive psychology should start here." Mike Shooter is a child psychiatrist and President of BACP, UK When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about? 'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life. Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to: Change your mindset Practice mindfulness Develop better resilience Enhance your well-being at work Adopt positive leadership Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.

VB VBA in a Nutshell The Language

VB   VBA in a Nutshell  The Language
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Author: Paul Lomax
Pages: 633
ISBN: 1565923588
Release: 1998
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Collects and defines the programming languages' statements, procedures, and functions, covering syntax, standard code conventions, differences of operation, data type, undocumented behaviors, and practical applications

PHP in a Nutshell

PHP in a Nutshell
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Author: Paul Hudson
Pages: 370
ISBN: 0596100671
Release: 2007-12-11
Editor: O'Reilly Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now installed on more than 20 million Internet domains around the world, PHP is an undisputed leader in web programming languages. Database connectivity, powerful extensions, and rich object-orientation are all reasons for its popularity, but nearly everyone would agree that, above all, PHP is one of the easiest languages to learn and use for developing dynamic web applications. The ease of development and simplicity of PHP, combined with a large community and expansive repository of open source PHP libraries, make it a favorite of web designers and developers worldwide. PHP in a Nutshell is a complete reference to the core of the language as well as the most popular PHP extensions. This book doesn't try to compete with or replace the widely available online documentation. Instead, it is designed to provide depth and breadth that can't be found elsewhere. PHP in a Nutshell provides the maximum information density on PHP, without all the fluff and extras that get in the way. The topic grouping, tips, and examples in this book complement the online guide and make this an essential reference for every PHP programmer. This book focuses on the functions commonly used by a majority of developers, so you can look up the information you need quickly. Topics include: Object-oriented PHP Networking String manipulation Working with files Database interaction XML Multimedia creation Mathematics Whether you're just getting started or have years of experience in PHP development, PHP in a Nutshell is a valuable addition to your desk library.

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
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Author: A. Zee
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780691140346
Release: 2010-02-21
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available. This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text Covers the latest exciting advances in the field Includes new exercises Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Brown University California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon College of William & Mary Cornell Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Ohio State University Princeton University Purdue University - Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University - New Brunswick Stanford University University of California - Berkeley University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Montreal University of Notre Dame Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech University

Happiness in a Nutshell

Happiness in a Nutshell
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Author: Andrew Matthews
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780957757264
Release: 1999-11-01
Editor: Seashell Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The hugely popular pocket book featuring Andrew Matthews' favorite sayings and cartoons.

Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists

Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
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Author: A. Zee
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9780691162690
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Although group theory is a mathematical subject, it is indispensable to many areas of modern theoretical physics, from atomic physics to condensed matter physics, particle physics to string theory. In particular, it is essential for an understanding of the fundamental forces. Yet until now, what has been missing is a modern, accessible, and self-contained textbook on the subject written especially for physicists. Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists fills this gap, providing a user-friendly and classroom-tested text that focuses on those aspects of group theory physicists most need to know. From the basic intuitive notion of a group, A. Zee takes readers all the way up to how theories based on gauge groups could unify three of the four fundamental forces. He also includes a concise review of the linear algebra needed for group theory, making the book ideal for self-study. Provides physicists with a modern and accessible introduction to group theory Covers applications to various areas of physics, including field theory, particle physics, relativity, and much more Topics include finite group and character tables; real, pseudoreal, and complex representations; Weyl, Dirac, and Majorana equations; the expanding universe and group theory; grand unification; and much more The essential textbook for students and an invaluable resource for researchers Features a brief, self-contained treatment of linear algebra An online illustration package is available to professors Solutions manual (available only to professors)

Astrophysics in a Nutshell

Astrophysics in a Nutshell
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Author: Dan Maoz
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780691164793
Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ideal one-semester astrophysics introduction for science undergraduates—now expanded and fully updated Winner of the American Astronomical Society's Chambliss Award, Astrophysics in a Nutshell has become the text of choice in astrophysics courses for science majors at top universities in North America and beyond. In this expanded and fully updated second edition, the book gets even better, with a new chapter on extrasolar planets; a greatly expanded chapter on the interstellar medium; fully updated facts and figures on all subjects, from the observed properties of white dwarfs to the latest results from precision cosmology; and additional instructive problem sets. Throughout, the text features the same focused, concise style and emphasis on physics intuition that have made the book a favorite of students and teachers. Written by Dan Maoz, a leading active researcher, and designed for advanced undergraduate science majors, Astrophysics in a Nutshell is a brief but thorough introduction to the observational data and theoretical concepts underlying modern astronomy. Generously illustrated, it covers the essentials of modern astrophysics, emphasizing the common physical principles that govern astronomical phenomena, and the interplay between theory and observation, while also introducing subjects at the forefront of modern research, including black holes, dark matter, dark energy, and gravitational lensing. In addition to serving as a course textbook, Astrophysics in a Nutshell is an ideal review for a qualifying exam and a handy reference for teachers and researchers. The most concise and current astrophysics textbook for science majors—now expanded and fully updated with the latest research results Contains a broad and well-balanced selection of traditional and current topics Uses simple, short, and clear derivations of physical results Trains students in the essential skills of order-of-magnitude analysis Features a new chapter on extrasolar planets, including discovery techniques Includes new and expanded sections and problems on the physics of shocks, supernova remnants, cosmic-ray acceleration, white dwarf properties, baryon acoustic oscillations, and more Contains instructive problem sets at the end of each chapter Solutions manual (available only to professors)

Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell Geometry Algebra Trigonometry

Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell  Geometry  Algebra  Trigonometry
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Author: George F. Simmons
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781592441303
Release: 2003-01-14
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ÒGeometry is a very beautiful subject whose qualities of elegance, order, and certainty have exerted a powerful attraction on the human mind for many centuries. . . Algebra's importance lies in the student's future. . . as essential preparation for the serious study of science, engineering, economics, or for more advanced types of mathematics. . . The primary importance of trigonometry is not in its applications to surveying and navigation, or in making computations about triangles, but rather in the mathematical description of vibrations, rotations, and periodic phenomena of all kinds, including light, sound, alternating currents, and the orbits of the planets around the sun.Ó In this brief, clearly written book, the essentials of geometry, algebra, and trigonometry are pulled together into three complementary and convenient small packages, providing an excellent preview and review for anyone who wishes to prepare to master calculus with a minimum of misunderstanding and wasted time and effort. Students and other readers will find here all they need to pull them through.

Statistics in a Nutshell

Statistics in a Nutshell
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Author: Sarah Boslaugh
Pages: 569
ISBN: 9781449316822
Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

The Franco Prussian War in a Nutshell

The Franco Prussian War in a Nutshell
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Author: Melville De Lancey Landon
Pages: 486
ISBN: WISC:89096151352
Release: 1871
Editor: Unknown

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