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AMERICAN WAYS (P)

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This essential guide sheds light on the unique American psyche and national character, now in a third edition.
Whether you're a businessperson beginning to work in the United States or a foreign student visiting for a semester, this new edition of American Ways will help you navigate America's diverse and changing culture. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the American character to customs and everyday activities, American Ways explores the tapestry of the country's life, providing invaluable information on cultural values, politics, education, religion, and relationships.

In this revised edition, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have added material that reflects some of the important changes that have occurred over the last decade. This edition features new material on American politics, reflecting the impact of the Bush administration as well as the election of the nation's first black president, and an updated chapter on the effects of social networking sites on meeting people and creating friendships.

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HTML5 GAME DEVELOPMENT

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Create a real 2D game from start to finish with ImpactJS, the JavaScript game framework that works with the HTML5's Canvas element. Making video games is hard work that requires technical skills, a lot of planning, and--most critically--a commitment to completing the project. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to use Impact with other technologies step-by-step.

You'll pick up important tips about game design, and discover how to publish Impact games to the Web, desktop, and mobile--including a method to package your game as a native iOS app. Packed with screen shots and sample code, this book is ideal for game developers of all levels.

Set up your development environment and discover Impact's advantages Build a complete game with core logic, collision detection, and player and monster behavior Learn why a game design document is critical before you start building Display and animate game artwork with sprite sheets Add sound effects, background music, and text Create screens to display stats and in-game status Prepare to publish by baking your game files into a single file
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INTRUSION DETECTION WITH SNORT

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With over 100,000 installations, the Snort open-source network instrusion detection system is combined with other free tools to deliver IDS defense to medium - to small-sized companies, changing the tradition of intrusion detection being affordable only for large companies with large budgets.

Until now, Snort users had to rely on the official guide available on snort.org. That guide is aimed at relatively experience snort administrators and covers thousands of rules and known exploits.

The lack of usable information made using Snort a frustrating experience. The average Snort user needs to learn how to actually get their systems up-and-running.

Snort Intrusion Detection provides readers with practical guidance on how to put Snort to work. Opening with a primer to intrusion detection and Snort, the book takes the reader through planning an installation to building the server and sensor, tuning the system, implementing the system and analyzing traffic, writing rules, upgrading the system, and extending Snort.

MA NOTES MEDICAL ASSISTANT'S GUIDE

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The perfect pocket-sized reference for the classroom, externship and beyond! This handy guide provides all of the commonly used but rarely memorized information you need, such as normal lab values, common medical abbreviations, dosage calculations, triage questions, and more. The 2nd Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to put the latest information and practices at your fingertips.

MADE IN AMERICA: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN CULTURE & CHAR

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Our nation began with the simple phrase, "We the People." But who were and are "We"? Who were we in 1776, in 1865, or 1968, and is there any continuity in character between the we of those years and the nearly 300 million people living in the radically different America of today?

With Made in America, Claude S. Fischer draws on decades of historical, psychological, and social research to answer that question by tracking the evolution of American character and culture over three centuries. He explodes myths-such as that contemporary Americans are more mobile and less religious than their ancestors, or that they are more focused on money and consumption-and reveals instead how greater security and wealth have only reinforced the independence, egalitarianism, and commitment to community that characterized our people from the earliest years. Skillfully drawing on personal stories of representative Americans, Fischer shows that affluence and social progress have allowed more people to participate fully in cultural and political life, thus broadening the category of "American" -yet at the same time what it means to be an American has retained surprising continuity with much earlier notions of American character.

Firmly in the vein of such classics as The Lonely Crowd and Habits of the Heart-yet challenging many of their conclusions-Made in America takes readers beyond the simplicity of headlines and the actions of elites to show us the lives, aspirations, and emotions of ordinary Americans, from the settling of the colonies to the settling of the suburbs.

POWER INTERVIEWS (REV & EXP) (P)

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New trends in corporate strategy and structure have led to dramatic changes in what employers look for in prospective employees and in the types of questions you will be asked during an interview. In this revised and expanded edition of their bestselling career guide, two experienced counselors share their inside knowledge--and the expert advice of Fortune 500 recruiters--to equip you with the interviewing skills you need to land the job.
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RHCSA & RHCE RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX 7: TRAINING AND EXAM PREPARATION GUIDE

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RHCSA & RHCE Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Training and Exam Preparation Guide (EX200 and EX300), Third Edition.

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> Updated to the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

> Upated to cover ALL official exam objectives for the RHCSA and RHCE exams based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

> Equally good for self-study and in-class training

> Step-by-step exercises to accomplish tasks

> Do-It-Yourself challenge labs at the end of each chapter

> Concepts explained with diagrams

> Commands and options summarized in tables

> Exam tips included > FOUR scenario-based sample exams (TWO for RHCSA and TWO for RHCE)

> TWENTY-FIVE chapters (THIRTEEN for RHCSA and TWELVE for RHCE)

> Separate sections on RHCSA and RHCE

RHCSA Section (chapters 1 to 13): covers local and network (automated with kickstart) RHEL7 installations, general Linux concepts and basic tools, compression and archiving, text file editing, file manipulation and security, processes and task scheduling, bash shell features, software package administration, yum repository configuration, host virtualization, virtual machines, system boot, kernel management, system initialization and service management with systemd, local logging, users and groups, LVM and file systems, AutoFS, Swap, ACLs, firewall, SELinux, network interfaces, NTP/LDAP clients, SSH, and TCP Wrappers.

RHCE Section (chapters 14 to 25): covers shell scripting, interface bonding and teaming, IPv6 and routing configuration, NTP, firewalld, Kerberos authentication, kernel tuning, resource utilization reporting, network logging, block storage sharing with iSCSI, file sharing with NFS and Samba/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS web servers and virtual hosting, Postfix mail SMTP, DNS, and MariaDB.

Each chapter lists major topics and relevant exam objectives in the beginning and ends with a summary followed by review questions/answers and Do-It-Yourself challenge labs.

THE POTTER'S BIBLE

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An essential illustrated reference for both beginner and advanced potters, these step-by-step photographic sequences guide you through a comprehensive range of shaping, firing and decorating techniques, so you can begin making wonderful ceramics even if you've never attempted pottery before. Learn about essential tools and equipment, different types and constituencies of clay, methods of production and much more. Includes dozens of ideas for creating textured surface effects and decorations. Over 45,000 copies sold worldwide. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. This book will walk you through the essential tools and equipment and different types and constituencies of clay; study methods of building pots using slabbing, coiling, throwing, and molding, and find out how to create a range of different shapes and forms.

WELL-CRAFTED SENTENCE (P)

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Grounded in the art of writing, The Well-Crafted Sentence zeroes in on the building block of great prose: the sentence. With a friendly, approachable, and elegant tone, Nora Bacon shows the benefits of attention to style and offers a range of revision strategies that give students the tools to strengthen and develop their writing. Giving students the opportunity to see successful rhetorical choices at work in writing they admire, the text includes a brief anthology of readings by ten accomplished stylists, five of them new to this edition. Examples throughout the text are drawn from these model pieces, as are integrated exercises that help students apply concepts to their own writing. Additionally, a new first chapter, Approaches to Style, introduces students to the concept of style. Affordable and brief, The Well-Crafted Sentence works as a core classroom text or as a supplement.

WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD (25TH ANNIV ED) (P)

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This is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr. Roger von Oech.


Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many more. The book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers, translated into eleven languages, and used in seminars around the world.

Now Roger von Oech's fully illustrated and updated volume is filled with even more provocative puzzles, anecdotes, exercises, metaphors, cartoons, questions, quotations, stories, and tips designed to systematically break through your mental blocks and unlock your mind for creative thinking. This new edition will attract an entire new generation of readers with updated and mind-stretching material.