Description : A fictional story of Zac and Ana, a half-fairy, who live near the Great Forest, but who is kidnapped by the evil Rufus who knows she can communicate with the fairies who have stolen his jewels, with clues to real jewels hidden around the U.S.
Description : Fourteenth-century Egyptian cookbook Kanz al-Fawāʾid fī Tanwīʿ al-Mawāʾid is a treasure trove of 830 recipes of dishes, digestives, refreshing beverages, and more. Meticulously translated into English and supplemented with a comprehensive introduction, glossary, illustrations, and twenty-two modern adaptations of its recipes.
Description : This timely, expertly written monograph looks at the legal impact that the use of 'Big Data' will have on the provision – and substantive law – of insurance. Insurance companies are set to become some of the biggest consumers of big data which will enable them to profile prospective individual insureds at an increasingly granular level. More particularly, the book explores how: (i) insurers gain access to information relevant to assessing risk and/or the pricing of premiums; (ii) the impact which that increased information will have on substantive insurance law (and in particular duties of good faith disclosure and fair presentation of risk); and (iii) the impact that insurers' new knowledge may have on individual and group access to insurance. This raises several consequential legal questions: (i) To what extent is the use of big data analytics to profile risk compatible (at least in the EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation? (ii) Does insurers' ability to parse vast quantities of individual data about insureds invert the information asymmetry that has historically existed between insured and insurer such as to breathe life into insurers' duty of good faith disclosure? And (iii) by what means might legal challenges be brought against insurers both in relation to the use of big data and the consequences it may have on access to cover? Written by a leading expert in the field, this book will both stimulate further debate and operate as a reference text for academics and practitioners who are faced with emerging legal problems arising from the increasing opportunities that big data offers to the insurance industry.
Description : With the iOS 6 software and the new iPhone 5, Apple has two world-class hits on its hands. This sleek, highly refined pocket computer comes with everything—cellphone, iPod, Internet, camcorder—except a printed manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with this expanded edition of his witty, full-color guide: the world’s most popular iPhone book. The important stuff you need to know: The iPhone 5. This book unearths all the secrets of the newest iPhone. Taller screen, faster chip, 4G LTE Internet, thinner than ever. The iOS 6 software. Older iPhones gain Do Not Disturb, the new Maps app, shared Photo Streams, camera panoramas, smarter Siri, and about 197 more new features. It’s all here. The apps. That catalog of 750,000 add-on programs makes the iPhone’s phone features almost secondary. Now you’ll know how to find, manage, and exploit those apps. The iPhone may be the world’s coolest computer, but it’s still a computer, with all of a computer’s complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone addict.
Description : The 2008 crisis set off a systemic panic which almost engulfed the world's financial system. Through a lens of sustainability this book examines how organisations can explore a new business culture today. Drawing from real-life examples and new ideas Bowles and Cooper discuss how organisations can move from 'me' to 'we'.
Description : Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is fast becoming the digital photographer’s tool of choice, with its killer combination of versatile photo cataloging features and powerful image editing tools. Adobe Photoshop, its older relative, is still around, though, and is still indispensable for the unique tools it offers, as well as its wide range of uses. This book shows photographers how to use these two great products together to achieve results they could not have produced working with one alone. First, the book provides a quick overview of the cataloging functions of Lightroom -- useful for Photoshop users who may have used a different photo organization tool (or none at all!). Then you’ll work through a series of projects that focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop to use tools not available in Lightroom. Typical workflows include stitching images into a panorama, layering multiple exposures of a scene to create a high dynamic range (HDR) image, fixing common photo problems (like blur caused by camera shake), bringing out important details or adding creative effects with adjustment layers, or layering images to create composites (including adding text or 3D objects), or doing precise photo retouching. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Description : The purpose of this book is to act as a tonic to nourish and rejuvenate our souls in order to turn our life into a fountain of bliss. Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. Just a few words at the right time and place have the power to raise one’s vision to a higher level of thought and purpose. This book is a collection of such thoughts. These thoughts provide inspiration and solace to touch perceptions that might otherwise have remained idle and forgotten in the back of the mind. Like short fiction, each piece leads to a point of illumination, evoking an original, spontaneous response that we are sure to treasure. Let these thoughts serve as a change agent and provide a sense of fulfillment. It is a rare book that changes a life, a poor one that adds nothing to it. Let this book be a pathway of life that might lead to one’s highest good.