Sep 8, 2008

Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid

Lisa Moore, "Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid"
NYU Press | ISBN-10: 0814757189 | July 1, 2007 | 256 pages | PDF | 1.3MB

Drawn from fifteen years of research, Sperm Counts examines historical and scientific documents, children's "facts of life" books, pornography, the Internet, forensic transcripts and sex worker narratives to explain how semen got so complicated. Among other things, understanding how we produce, represent, deploy and institutionalize semen-biomedically, socially and culturally-provides valuable new perspectives on the changing social position of men and the evolving meanings of masculinity. Ultimately, as Moore reveals, sperm is intimately involved in not only the physical reproduction of males and females, but in how we come to understand ourselves as men and women.


Professional ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB

Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, Devin Rader, "Professional ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB"
Wrox | ISBN: 0470187573 | March 2008 | 1704 pages | PDF | 28.9MB

Building on the revolutionary ASP.NET 2.0 release, ASP.NET 3.5 adds several key new developer features including AJAX, LINQ, and a new CSS designer in Visual Web Developer 2008. The dramatic reduction in code that developers realized from the more than 50 new server controls in ASP.NET 2.0 now allows developers the time to make their applications more interactive with AJAX, to work with data in their preferred language with LINQ, and to build visually attractive and consistent standards-based sites with CSS.


Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide

Alan Hess, "Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide"
Wiley | ISBN: 0470270314 | June 2008 | 281 pages | PDF | 14.3MB

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know in order to take amazing photographs using your Sony Alpha A700 digital SLR camera. This full-color portable guide walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the A700 using step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only shows you how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and choose lenses, it also teaches you when and why you should adjust each of these key settings. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Digital Field Guide goes beyond camera settings to offer you a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography, covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. Filled with amazing examples, this book also presents a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.


Essentials of Programming Languages, 3rd Edition

Daniel P. Friedman, Mitchell Wand, "Essentials of Programming Languages, 3rd Edition"
The MIT Press | ISBN-10: 0262062798 | April 30, 2008 | 416 pages | PDF | 1.3MB

This book provides students with a deep, working understanding of the essential concepts of programming languages. Most of these essentials relate to the semantics, or meaning, of program elements, and the text uses interpreters (short programs that directly analyze an abstract representation of the program text) to express the semantics of many essential language elements in a way that is both clear and executable. The approach is both analytical and hands-on. The book provides views of programming languages using widely varying levels of abstraction, maintaining a clear connection between the high-level and low-level views. Exercises are a vital part of the text and are scattered throughout; the text explains the key concepts, and the exercises explore alternative designs and other issues.


Distributed and Parallel Systems: In Focus: Desktop Grid Computing

Peter Kacsuk, Robert Lovas, Zsolt Nemeth, "Distributed and Parallel Systems: Desktop Grid Computing"
Springer | ISBN-10: 0387794476 | August 15, 2008 | 210 pages | PDF | 5MB

Distributed and Parallel Systems: Desktop Grid Computing, based on DAPSYS 2008, presents original research, novel concepts and methods, and outstanding results. Contributors investigate parallel and distributed techniques, algorithms, models and applications; present innovative software tools, environments and middleware; focus on various aspects of grid computing; and introduce novel methods for development, deployment, testing and evaluation. This volume features a special focus on desktop grid computing as well.

Designed for a professional audience composed of practitioners and researchers in industry, this book is also suitable for advanced-level students in computer science.


Platform Interference in Wireless Systems: Models, Measurement, and Mitigation

Kevin Slattery, Harry Skinner, "Platform Interference in Wireless Systems: Models, Measurement, and Mitigation"
Newnes | ISBN-10: 0750687576 | April 1, 2008 | 416 pages | PDF | 8MB

A complete guide to identifying, diagnosing, and resolving signal conflicts and interference problems found in the same RF/wireless device!


Wireless Networking

Anurag Kumar, D. Manjunath, Joy Kuri, "Wireless Networking"
Morgan Kaufmann | ISBN-10: 0123742544 | April 11, 2008 | 448 pages | PDF | 2MB

Convenient one-stop view of wireless networking including cellular networks, WiFi and WiMax, ad hoc networks, sensor networks, mesh networking, and the full range of options in between.


Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications, Second Edition: A Programmer's Guide

James M. Van Verth, Lars M. Bishop, "Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications, Second Edition: A Programmer's Guide"
Morgan Kaufmann | ISBN-10: 0123742978 | May 16, 2008 | 704 pages | PDF | 3.2MB

Even though I've worked with these systems for years,this book showed me new ways of looking at several topics that make them easier to remember and use. For someone new to 3D programming, it is extremely useful - it gives them a solid background in pretty much every area they need to understand.


Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide

Todd Perkins, "Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide"
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | ISBN-10: 0071545255 | April 24, 2008 | 315 pages | PDF | 3.7MB

Whip up awesome Wii games using Flash and ActionScript. Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide lays out each next-generation technique alongside real-world examples and cut-and-paste code samples. Learn how to design exciting Flash animations, create cool characters, simulate realistic motion, and use the Wii remote control in innovative ways. Plus, you'll get the latest tricks for supercharging your games and tips for distributing them on the Web.


Pro Tools All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Jeff Strong, "Pro Tools All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition"
Wiley | ISBN: 0470239476 | March 2008 | 720 pages | PDF | 7.4MB

When you add Pro Tools to your home recording studio, you have the software used to create hit records. Throw in Pro Tools All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition and you get the insight you need to capture your sounds, edit your tracks, create a mix, and master your songs for the world to hear. Add a generous helping of your own talent and you have the perfect recipe for music stardom.