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Dumbbell training

Dumbbell training
£15.99

Develop strength, power, or tone the entire body with Dumbbell Training. Whether looking to start a new workout regimen or seeking a way to spice things up in a current programme, this resource has it covered. Dumbbell Training provides a blueprint to success regardless of overall objectives. Regular patrons of the gym or athletes preparing for an upcoming season, will learn how to incorporate dumbbells into their routine in ways never previously considered. For those just getting started with a new routine or those who prefer to workout in their own home, dumbbells are an excellent alternative to traditional barbell workouts. So before anyone starts racking plates onto a barbell for another set, they should first grab a copy of Dumbbell Training and see how dumbbells could help first. This is the complete Guide to Dumbbell Training.

Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual 7th Edition

Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual 7th Edition
Was: £47.99 Now: £36.72

Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced-impact options for group exercise, small-group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Seventh Edition, is the most comprehensive resource to help you design and lead effective exercise sessions in the pool. With contributions from 17 industry experts, you will learn how to energize your teaching with techniques and programs based on many popular fitness formats, such as kickboxing, yoga, body sculpting, Pilates, walking and jogging, circuits, intervals, and sport-specific training. You'll also find updated research on shallow- and deep-water exercise, as well as new and revised content on the following: ? Specialty equipment such as bikes, treadmills, and gym stations intended for the aquatic environment ? The latest interval training techniques, including HIIT and Tabata ? Water safety guidelines ? Aquatics recommendations from organizations such as the Arthritis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation ? Nutrition and weight management guidance that reflects the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans ? Business and legal insights on compliance with insurance, music licensing, and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) In addition, the Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual covers basic exercise science concepts, including exercise anatomy and physiology. The text reviews injuries, emergencies, and working with special populations. For those preparing for the AEA Aquatic Fitness ...

Disrupted

Disrupted
Was: £16.95 Now: £15.16

People don't get exponential - Nicholas NegroponteIn the next 5 years, global Machine-to-Machine connections will grow by 400% from 5 billion to over 20 billion. In the past six years Uber has grown from a mere app to a 50 billion-dollar business. The driverless electric car is a reality, and the noxious methane gas that once escaped the Artic Ocean in meter-wide plumes now bubbles out of the water in kilometer-wide columns. This is exponential change... and it's happening now!We are in an environment where the exponential "elbows" of multiple systems are converging and disrupting lives and organizations at an accelerated rate. Disruptive change is turning business models upside-down, destroying legacy value, and opening the possibility for revolutionary futures to emerge across all industries.This is new territory. And if there was ever a time we needed to "get exponential" - it is now! And in this environment organizations have two choices: leverage disruptive, exponential change to generate new value or fall afoul of its consequences.In the convergence of accelerating change, the strategic planning processes of yesteryear are inadequate. Tenuous visions and missions framed across five to ten-year time horizons are predicated on a slower pace of life. Too often, these approaches produce irrelevant strategies with rapidly diminishing shelf lives and little power to inspire team members, let alone leverage exponential change.Disrupted is a distillation of the wisdom of Resilient Futures', Strategy in Action (SiA), a framework designed to support teams and leaders to leverage-rather than fall prey to- exponential, disruptive change.Disrupted is a guidebook to the exponential era and a toolbox for proactively leveraging this change. By exploring well-known examples of disruption-opportunists like Apple and Tesla Motors, Disrupted helps readers to understand the kind of "strategic thinking" that allow teams and leaders to confidently pursue opportunities with a s ...

Machine Mart Xtra Build Like A Pro: Building Decks

Machine Mart Xtra Build Like A Pro: Building Decks
£12.99

This essential reference for pros and passionate amateurs is back with a fresh design and new content. Written by respected builders from all over America, this completely revised and expanded edition collects all the latest deck-building articles from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, covering every aspect of deck design and construction, including the pros and cons of the newest decking materials. Building Decks guides the reader through the entire process from first footings to final finishes, sharing insider secrets that only the pros know.

Strategic Customer Service: Managing the Customer Experience to Increase Positive Word of Mouth, Build Loyalty, and Maximize Profits

Strategic Customer Service: Managing the Customer Experience to Increase Positive Word of Mouth, Build Loyalty, and Maximize Profits
Was: £19.99 Now: £19.98

Customer care and measurement consultant John Goodman shows companies how to leverage the incredible power of customer service to become profitable word-of-mouth machines that experience long-term loyalty and success. Drawing on over thirty years of research for companies such as 3M, American Express, Chick-fil-A, USAA, Coca-Cola, FedEx, GE, Cisco Systems, Neiman Marcus, and Toyota, his strategic book challenges conventional business wisdom and teaches readers how to: calculate the financial impact of good and bad customer service; make the financial case for customer service improvements; systematically identify the causes of problems; align customer service with their brand; and harness customer service strategy into their organization's culture and behavior.Any organization can win more customers and increase sales if it would only learn to align customer service with corporate strategy. Filled with patented practices and eye-opening case studies, Strategic Customer Service uses hard data to teach readers how reap the benefits of customer loyalty.

Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound

Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound
Was: £68.99 Now: £68.72

A quick-access practical handbook for the use of ultrasound in critical care and emergency department settings Point-of-care ultrasound offers a readily available, noninvasive, reproducible modality that can expedite and improve care in the critical care and the emergency setting. This handy guide clarifies basic concepts and provides the hands-on guidance necessary for clinicians to arrive at better therapeutic decisions and perform safer procedures with the use of ultrasound. Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound opens with important chapters on ultrasound basics, ultrasound orientation, and probe selection, machine controls, and equipment. 22 additional chapters cover organ or system-specific procedural applications and approaches to the trauma patient. You will also find algorithms for the patient with undifferentiated chest pain, dyspnea, hypotension, and abdominal pain. 259 drawings and photographs support the text, illustrating patient positioning, basic views, anatomy, and common pathology. Handbook of Critical Care and Emergency Ultrasound is the perfect resource for critical care and emergency providers who wish to deepen their knowledge of sonography and broaden their use of ultrasound in the care of their patient.

Tiger, Tiger

Tiger, Tiger
Was: £6.99 Now: £5.99

Two tigers. One city. Two very different lives.A compelling story about friendship, brotherhood and battling against the odds. In Ancient Rome Caesar is almighty and his power is played out in the gladiatorial arena, where animals and men are baited, challenged and destroyed. Two tiger cubs have been kidnapped from the jungle. One is tamed and de-clawed for pampered life as an exotic pet for Aurelia, Caesar's daughter, but the other is cruelly caged and made even more brutal, trained to fight and kill. Princess Aurelia loves her pet tiger, Boots, and grows ever more fond of his keeper, Julius. But when a childish prank goes awry, Boots escapes. Furious Caesar sentences Julius to death in the arena... and Boots is to face the same fate. So the two tigers are reunited in the gladiatorial ring, one a cosseted pet, the other a vicious predator. In a world dominated by Caesar's will, all must fight for freedom.

The Ascendant Stars

The Ascendant Stars
£9.99

'Proper galaxy-spanning space opera' Iain M. Banks on Seeds of EarthDarien's future hangs in the balance as conflict rages across the planet's surface and, in the skies above, interstellar power politics has turned to war.On one side lies the Construct AI and its millennia-long mission to protect sentient species. On the other is an army of twisted machine intelligences and its allies, whose goal is nothing less than the destruction or subversion of all organic life. They were caged in a hyperspace prison beneath Darien in a past age but now they are roaring to the surface, to freedom and an orgy of destruction which will rend the planets - starting with Darien. Their allies circle above Darien and their armies are rising from below as an ancient battle is about to recommence. Machine vs human. Life or the sterile dusts of space.For more epic space opera action from Michael Cobley, check out:Humanity's Fire Trilogy:Seeds of Earth The Orphaned Worlds The Ascendant Stars Standalone novels in the Humanity's Fire universe:Ancestral MachinesSplintered SunsAlso look out for Cobley's epic fantasy trilogy, Shadowkings!

Functional Training

Functional Training
Was: £16.99 Now: £12.34

Take your performance to the next level with Functional Training. Author Juan Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. Functional Training covers the recent breakthroughs, the most exercises, and proven programs that you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan. Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls. Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you'll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals. No matter what your sport, Functional Training will help you achieve optimal results.

Mastering Swift 5

Mastering Swift 5
£34.99

Harness the power of the latest edition with this in-depth and comprehensive guide to the Swift languageKey FeaturesFifth edition of this bestselling book, improved and updated to cover the latest version of the Swift 5 programming languageGet to grips with popular and modern design techniques to write easy-to-manage Swift codeLearn how to use core Swift features such as concurrency, generics, and copy-on-write in your codeBook DescriptionOver the years, the Mastering Swift book has established itself amongst developers as a popular choice as an in-depth and practical guide to the Swift programming language. The latest edition is fully updated and revised to cover the new version: Swift 5.Inside this book, you'll find the key features of Swift 5 easily explained with complete sets of examples. From the basics of the language to popular features such as concurrency, generics, and memory management, this definitive guide will help you develop your expertise and mastery of the Swift language.Mastering Swift 5, Fifth Edition will give you an in-depth knowledge of some of the most sophisticated elements in Swift development, including protocol extensions, error handling, and closures. It will guide you on how to use and apply them in your own projects.Later, you'll see how to leverage the power of protocol-oriented programming to write flexible and easier-to-manage code. You will also see how to add the copy-on-write feature to your custom value types and how to avoid memory management issues caused by strong reference cycles.What you will learnUnderstand core Swift components, including operators, collections, control flows, and functionsLearn how and when to use classes, structures, and enumerationsUnderstand how to use protocol-oriented design with extensions to write easier-to-manage codeUse design patterns with Swift, to solve commonly occurring design problemsImplement copy-on-write for you custom value types to improve performanceAdd concurrency to your applications using Grand Central Dispatch and Operation QueuesImplement generics to write flexible and reusable codeWho this book is forThis book is for developers who want to delve into the newest version of Swift. If you are a developer and learn best by looking at and working with code, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of Apple's tools would be beneficial but not mandatory. All examples should work on the Linux platform as well.

Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step

Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step
£40.99

Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2017 Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2017. If you are an experienced software developer, you'll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable, cloud-connected applications that can run almost anywhere. . Discover how to: Quickly start creating Visual C# code and projects with Visual Studio 2017 Work with variables, operators, expressions, methods, and program flow Build more robust apps with error, exception, and resource management Spot problems fast with the Visual Studio debugger Make the most of improvements to C# methods, parameters, and switch statements Master the C# object model, and create your own functional data structures Leverage advanced properties, indexers, generics, and collection classes Create Windows 10 apps that share data, collaborate, and use cloud services Integrate Cortana to voice-enable your applications Perform complex queries over object collections with LINQ Improve application throughput and response time with asynchronous methods Use delegates and decoupling to construct highly extensible systems Customize C# operator behavior over your own classes and structures Streamline development with app templates Implement the powerful Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern Develop cloud-connected applications that seamlessly follow users across devices Build UWP applications that retrieve complex data via REST and present it intuitively

War Cry

War Cry
£19.99

`That time is upon us. I can feel it coming. That evil barbarian will not be satisfied until he has engulfed the whole world in war and death. I fear for us all.' In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan country estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her life is idyllic and sheltered until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary - as she becomes a young woman her ambitions lead her to England for an education while her stubbornness and resilience draw her inevitably towards the complicated political machinations developing in the lead-up to WWII. Gerhard von Meerbach is the privileged and idealistic younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to the Meerbach Motor Works, and vocal supporter of Germany's National Socialist Party and Hitler's racial ideology. Gerhard struggles to stay true to his principles in an increasingly cruel world headed towards war. His friendship with a Jewish man puts him in a dangerous position, living as he does under the scrutinising gaze of the Gestapo. As the Second World War looms over them all, Saffron and Gerhard's worlds collide - but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart?

Practical Windows Forensics

Practical Windows Forensics
Was: £31.99 Now: £31.98

Leverage the power of digital forensics for Windows systems About This Book * Build your own lab environment to analyze forensic data and practice techniques. * This book offers meticulous coverage with an example-driven approach and helps you build the key skills of performing forensics on Windows-based systems using digital artifacts. * It uses specific open source and Linux-based tools so you can become proficient at analyzing forensic data and upgrade your existing knowledge. Who This Book Is For This book targets forensic analysts and professionals who would like to develop skills in digital forensic analysis for the Windows platform. You will acquire proficiency, knowledge, and core skills to undertake forensic analysis of digital data. Prior experience of information security and forensic analysis would be helpful. You will gain knowledge and an understanding of performing forensic analysis with tools especially built for the Windows platform. What You Will Learn * Perform live analysis on victim or suspect Windows systems locally or remotely * Understand the different natures and acquisition techniques of volatile and non-volatile data. * Create a timeline of all the system actions to restore the history of an incident. * Recover and analyze data from FAT and NTFS file systems. * Make use of various tools to perform registry analysis. * Track a system user's browser and e-mail activities to prove or refute some hypotheses. * Get to know how to dump and analyze computer memory. In Detail Over the last few years, the wave of the cybercrime has risen rapidly. We have witnessed many major attacks on the governmental, military, financial, and media sectors. Tracking all these attacks and crimes requires a deep understanding of operating system operations, how to extract evident data from digital evidence, and the best usage of the digital forensic tools and techniques. Regardless of your level of experience in the field of information securi ...

JCBs at Work

JCBs at Work
Was: £10.00 Now: £8.60

Machines shown include backhoe loaders, excavators, dump trucks and telehandlers. The different sites provide opportunities to see other machines such as pile-drivers working alongside JCBs in a variety of settings. The clear script has been prepared with technical advice from Tim Starkey-Smith.

The Crystal Code

The Crystal Code
£12.99

Our lives are pretty stressful, from the mountains of work emails to the never-ending life admin, finding time to see friends and family whilst still getting in those gym workouts, and why does everyone on Instagram have all this figured out. Working with crystals is a way to slow that frenetic world down, realign your intentions and find the inner calm we all seek. Some say that crystals are magic, but they're more than just magic. They have the power to reveal your truest self, the version of you that's been waiting to be seen and acknowledged. The Crystal Code explains how to the harness the power of these awesome rocks, introducing us to seventy stones and their unique personalities. It will show you how to find the perfect crystals to empower and energize you and will teach you some easy rituals, meditations and crystallized self-care routines. Whether it's peacock ore to give you more confidence on that nerve-racking first date, white celestite to conquer anxiety or purple amethyst to you help you feel centred, this is the ultimate guide to regaining control of your life and to feeling happier, healthier and more grounded.

Men and Machines

Men and Machines
Was: £12.04 Now: £7.99

Included: "Counter Foil," by George O. Smith; "A Bad Day for Sales," by Fritz Leiber; "Without a Thought," by Fred Saberhagan; "Solar Plexus," by James Blish; "The Macauley Circuit," by Robert Silverberg; "But Who Can Replace a Man?," by Brian W. Aldiss; "Instinct," by Lester del Rey; "The Twonky," by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner); "Hunting Lodge," by Randall Garrett; and "With Folded Hands," by Jack Williamson.

The Miracle of Self-Love

The Miracle of Self-Love
£8.99

Bestselling author Barbel Mohr's books have sold over a million copies worldwide. She is the creator of the Cosmic Ordering technique and author of the original book which introduced to the world this powerful way to tune into the universe and manifest all the things that you truly desire. In her final book, The Miracle of Self-Love, she goes one step further and explains that love, friendship or wealth can only become a permanent fixture in your life once you have first learned to truly love yourself. After years of experience working with seminar participants, it was clear to Barbel that the universe can only work its magic if we are feeling love and appreciation for ourselves, as well as for others. With numerous practical tools, including self-love mantras and visualization exercises, this book teaches you how to cultivate a fundamentally positive and loving relationship with yourself so that you can know the miracle of self love, and the abundance of joy that it will bring to your life.

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice

The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: Principles and Practice
Was: £65.35 Now: £37.99

This well-established textbook is a must buy for all mental health nursing students. Comprehensive and broad, it explores in detail the many ways in which mental health nursing can have a positive impact on the lives of those with mental health problems.This book includes pedagogy to help students get the most out of each chapter and apply theory to practice in a rewarding way. Chapters include: Case Studies: Based on real practice in a variety of settingsThinking Space: These will help you reflect on your practice and assess your learningQuotes from service users: These offer the service user perspective throughout the bookNew to this editionThis new edition is extensively revised throughout and has been extended from 35 to 42 chapters. With 11 brand new chapters plus 14 chapters re-written by new authors, the book is brimming with updated material and new contributions. The book now covers these additional topics: family workmotivational approachessolution focused therapymental health medication in practiceadmission and discharge planningworking with groups, families and carersworking with older service userscontinuing professional development andadvanced practiceContributors: Anne Aiyegbusi, Ryan Askey-Jones, Sally Askey-Jones, Paul Calaminus, Samantha Coster, Crispin Day, Julie Dilallo, Graham Durcan, Megan Ellis, Ann Gallagher, Lina Gega, Sue Gurney, Cheryl Kipping, Simon Lawton-Smith, Alison I Machin, Tony Machin, Niall McCrae, Sandra Moran, David Morning, Ian Noonan, Ian Norman, Kingsley Norton, Mary O'Toole, Jane Padmore, Caroline Parker, Jean Penny, Rachel Perkins, Karen Pilkington, Hagen Rampes, Julie Repper, Charlotte Roberts, Debbie Robson, Anthony Ross, Iain Ryrie, Jacqueline Sin, Susan Sookoo, Craig Thompson, Simon Westrip, Helen Wilde and Toby Williamson.Student Reviews: "This book is a must have for anyone that studies within the mental health care setting. It highlights simple ideas while also giving a realistic and more complex notion of what ...

Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric

Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric
Was: £36.99 Now: £27.00

Build exceptionally scalable cloud applications for fast-growing businesses Microsoft Azure Service Fabric makes it easier than ever before to build large-scale distributed cloud applications. You can quickly develop and update microservice-based applications, efficiently operate highly reliable hyperscale services, and deploy the same application code on public, hosted, or private clouds. This book introduces all key Azure Service Fabric concepts and walks you through implementing several real-world applications. You'll find advanced design patterns, tuning tips, and lessons learned from early adopters?all from the perspective of developing and operating large projects in production. Microsoft Azure evangelist Haishi Bai shows how to: Implement background services and use stateless services to handle user requests Solve state-management problems in distributed systems Package, stage, and deploy applications Upgrade applications in place, with zero downtime Leverage Quality of Service (QoS) options throughout app design, implementation, and operation Manage Service Fabric clusters with Windows PowerShell and the Management Portal Configure Service Fabric Diagnostics and analyze collected data Test functionality and performance Design Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that capture and manage petabytes of data Handle demanding real-time data-streaming compute scenarios Understand multitenancy and single-tenancy as logical architecture choices Build Service Fabric game engines to support large-scale, multiplayer online games Model complex systems with the Service Fabric Actors Pattern About This Book For all cloud developers who want to create and operate large-scale distributed cloud applications by using Microsoft Azure Service Fabric For all IT professionals who want to integrate Windows Server and Microsoft Azure in any environment, including datacenters

Economics for Humans, Second Edition

Economics for Humans, Second Edition
Was: £15.00 Now: £12.30

At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that operates outside of human control. In this impassioned and perceptive work, Julie A. Nelson asks a compelling question: given that our economic world is something that we as humans create, aren't ethics and human relationships?dimensions of a full and rich life?intrinsically part of the picture? Economics for Humans argues against the well-ingrained notion that economics is immune to moral values and distant from human relationships. Here, Nelson locates the impediment to a more considerate economic world in an assumption that is shared by both neoliberals and the political left. Despite their seemingly insurmountable differences, both make use of the metaphor, first proposed by Adam Smith, that the economy is a machine. This pervasive idea, Nelson argues, has blinded us to the qualities that make us work and care for one another?qualities that also make businesses thrive and markets grow. We can wed our interest in money with our justifiable concerns about ethics and social well-being. And we can do so if we recognize that an economy is not a machine, but a living thing in need of attention and careful tending. This second edition has been updated and refined throughout, with expanded discussions of many topics and a new chapter that investigates the apparent conflict between economic well-being and ecological sustainability. Further developing the main points of the first edition, Economics for Humans will continue to both invigorate and inspire readers to reshape the way they view the economy, its possibilities, and their place within it.

His Human Slave

His Human Slave
£7.12

Collared and caged, his human slave awaits her training.Zander, the alien warrior prince intent on recovering his planet, needs a mate. While he would never choose a human of his own accord, his physician's gene-matching program selected Lamira's DNA as the best possible match with his own. Now he must teach the beautiful slave to yield to his will, accept his discipline and learn to serve him as her one true master.Lamira has hidden her claircognizance from the Ocretions, as aberrant traits in human slaves are punished by death. When she's bought by a Zandian prince for breeding and kept by his side at all times, she finds it increasingly harder to hide. His humiliating punishments and dominance awake a powerful lust in her, which he tracks with a monitoring device on her arousal rate. But when she begins to care for the huge, demanding alien, she must choose between preserving her own life and revealing her secret to save his.Devour the first steamy stand-alone romance in USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose's Alien Warrior series. "One of Ms. Rose's darker fantasies. It includes medical play, public humiliation & intense punishment scenes. The scientific monitoring is incredible and [it's] filled with passion and details and enough steaminess to fill a library." ~Wee Little Books"Sexy, dark, and thrilling, this story shows the power of human love. A woman starts out captive to a fierce alien, but she's the one who captures his heart in the end. If you like shivery, dark romances with an HEA, this will keep your heart racing until the very last word." ~Alexis Alvarez, Author of Capturing Kate"I will warn...you may find yourself filling your library with more and more of their stories as you surrender to [the author's] sensual storytelling." ~The Romance Reviews [TOP PICK]

Artificial Intelligence: The Basics

Artificial Intelligence: The Basics
Was: £17.99 Now: £14.84

'if AI is outside your field, or you know something of the subject and would like to know more then Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a brilliant primer.' - Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Magazine November 2011 Artificial Intelligence: The Basics is a concise and cutting-edge introduction to the fast moving world of AI. The author Kevin Warwick, a pioneer in the field, examines issues of what it means to be man or machine and looks at advances in robotics which have blurred the boundaries. Topics covered include: how intelligence can be defined whether machines can 'think' sensory input in machine systemsthe nature of consciousness the controversial culturing of human neurons. Exploring issues at the heart of the subject, this book is suitable for anyone interested in AI, and provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to this fascinating subject.

Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art

Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art
£10.99

A fantastic, all-new, third volume of tattoo art - both tattoos and original artworks - showcasing the best recent work of the world's most outstanding tattoo artists. The format is compact, but contains over 600 full-colour photographs of the work of international tattoo art stars, including Frank Carter, Camila Rocha, Dan Smith and Horikazu (see full list of contributing artists below), representing outstanding value-for-money. Over the past 20 years, tattoos have emphatically entered the mainstream, perhaps most notably on the person of UK prime minister David Cameron's wife Samantha. Whether celebratory tattoos, local landmarks, weddings, gravestones, timepieces, song lyrics, club colours, the Olympic rings, something World Cup-related or even a flight of plaster ducks, more and more people are sporting tattoos. There are also ever more artists who have turned their hands to tattooing, and vice versa. Tattoo styles are changing, too, under the influence of other art forms as traditional methods of designing tattoos - using pencil, marker, ink and pain - are joined by computer-generated art and Photoshop creations. Practically unheard of a few decades ago, women with tattoos are on the rise, and there is also an ever-increasing number of female tattoo artists, a number of whose work is showcased in this book. Full list of contributing artists: Adam Machin, Amy Savage, Anthony Flemming, Camila Rocha, Chris Jones, Davee Blows, Eddie Stacey, Greg Orie, Ian Parkin, Jemma Jones, Kate Shaw, Leigh Oldcorn, Mauro Tampieri, MxM, Oddboy, PriZeMaN, Roxx, Yohann Bonvoisin, Adam Sargent, Andrea Furci, BJ Betts, Chase Tafoya, Claire Reid, David Corden, Emily Wood, Guen Douglas, Ian Saunders, John Anderton, Ken Patten, Luca Ortis, Michael Rose, Nick Skunx, Paul Johnson, Ren Shorney, Stefano C, Aimee Cornwell, Andrew McNally, Bong, Chelsea Shoneck, Crispy Lennox, Dean Taylor, Frank Carter, Hannah Wolf, Johnny Domus, KJT, Mat Lapping, Niki Norberg, Pete Oz, Richard Barclay, Steve Richardson, Akuma Shugi, Andy Engel, Cally Jo, Chris Crooks, Dan Smith, Dris Donnelly, Gari Henderson, Horikazu, Jammes, Jorge Becerra, Lauren Winzer, Matt Adamson, Miss Arianna, Pete the Thief, Rory Pickersgill, Tom Flanagan.

The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories

The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories
Was: £20.00 Now: £13.06

For Winston Churchill the men and women at Bletchley Park were `the geese the laid the golden eggs', providing important intelligence that led to the Allied victory in the Second World War. At the peak of Bletchley's success, a total of twelve thousand people worked there of whom more than eight thousand were women. These included a former ballerina who helped to crack the Enigma Code; a debutante working for the Admiralty with a direct line to Churchill; the convent girl who operated the Bombes, the top secret machines that tested Enigma settings; and the German literature student whose codebreaking saved countless lives at D-Day.? All these women were essential cogs in a very large machine, yet their stories have been kept secret. In?The?Debs of Bletchley Park?author Michael Smith, trustee of Bletchley Park and chair of the Trust's Historical Advisory Committee, tells their tale. Through interviews with the women themselves and unique access to the Bletchley Park archives, Smith reveals how they came to be there, the lives they gave up to do `their bit' for the war effort, and the part they played in the vital work of `Station X'. They are an incredible set?of women, and this is their story. ?

The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun

The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun
£12.99

In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a ground-breaking new light machine gun, the Minimi. Its success has been meteoric, arming more than 45 countries around the world. The Minimi offers the ultimate in portable firepower. Firing the high-velocity 5.56x45mm round, the Minimi is a gas-operated, lightweight, belt- or magazine-fed weapon, able to burn through cartridges at a cyclical rate of up to 1,150 rounds per minute, making it the weapon of choice for fire support at squad level. This study uses gripping first-hand accounts and striking combat photographs, following the Minimi to war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. It tracks its design and development, as well as investigating what has made it so compelling a choice for armed forces around the world for more than 40 years.

The Orphaned Worlds

The Orphaned Worlds
£9.99

'Proper galaxy-spanning space opera' Iain M. Banks on Seeds of EarthDarien is no longer a lost outpost of humanity, but the prize in an intergalactic power struggle. Hegemony forces control the planet, while Earth merely observes, rendered impotent by galactic politics. Yet Earth's ambassador to Darien will become a player in a greater conflict as there is more at stake than a turf war on a newly discovered world.An ancient temple hides access to a hyperspace prison, housing the greatest threat sentient life has ever known. Millennia ago, malignant intelligences were caged there following an apocalyptic struggle, and their servants work on their release. Now a new war is coming.For more epic space opera action from Michael Cobley, check out:Humanity's Fire Trilogy:Seeds of Earth The Orphaned Worlds The Ascendant Stars Standalone novels in the Humanity's Fire universe:Ancestral MachinesSplintered SunsAlso look out for Cobley's epic fantasy trilogy, Shadowkings!

Panarchy

Panarchy
Was: £38.00 Now: £28.28

Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing efforts, researchers have yet to succeed in integrating the various disciplines in a way that gives adequate representation to the insights of each.Panarchy, a term devised to describe evolving hierarchical systems with multiple interrelated elements, offers an important new framework for understanding and resolving this dilemma. Panarchy is the structure in which systems, including those of nature (e.g., forests) and of humans (e.g., capitalism), as well as combined human-natural systems (e.g., institutions that govern natural resource use such as the Forest Service), are interlinked in continual adaptive cycles of growth, accumulation, restructuring, and renewal. These transformational cycles take place at scales ranging from a drop of water to the biosphere, over periods from days to geologic epochs. By understanding these cycles and their scales, researchers can identify the points at which a system is capable of accepting positive change, and can use those leverage points to foster resilience and sustainability within the system.This volume brings together leading thinkers on the subject -- including Fikret Berkes, Buz Brock, Steve Carpenter, Carl Folke, Lance Gunderson, C.S. Holling, Don Ludwig, Karl-Goran Maler, Charles Perrings, Marten Scheffer, Brian Walker, and Frances Westley -- to develop and examine the concept of panarchy and to consider how it can be applied to human, natural, and human-natural systems. Throughout, contributors seek to identify adaptive approaches to management that recognize uncertainty and encourage innovation while fostering resilience.The book is a fundamental new development in a widely acclaimed line of inquiry. It represents the first step in integrating disciplinary knowledge for the adaptive manag ...

Down with the Royals

Down with the Royals
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When Prince George was just eight weeks old, the Evening Standard declared him to be 'the most influential person in London'. He couldn't even walk, let alone talk. Yet one day he could become head of state, whether we like it or not.Joan Smith argues that it has become nearly impossible to question the existence of the monarchy. Articulate republicans are drowned out while the supercharged PR and media machines ask only who designed Kate's dresses.Smith topples the arguments for having a monarchy, one by one. The royals don't provide a boost for tourism, and their deliberately opaque accounting conceals the truth about the huge burden they place on the public purse.And she exposes darker truths. These symbols of so-called impartiality have hidden power and influence. Not only does Charles regularly lobby government ministers but - far from the sycophantic reporting of Kate's baby bump - the royals have dined with despots with blood on their hands. Are these people really fit to be the public face of a modern country?Ultimately, Smith declares that the monarchy - undemocratic, unaccountable and shockingly expensive - has no place in modern Britain.Provocations is a groundbreaking new series of short polemics composed by some of the most intriguing voices in contemporary culture and edited by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Sharp, intelligent and controversial, Provocations provides insightful contributions to the most vital discussions in society today..

Smith and Monkcom: The Law of Gambling

Smith and Monkcom: The Law of Gambling
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The fourth edition of The Law of Gambling provides a detailed and practical explanation of legislation covering casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, amusement arcades, pubs and clubs with gaming machines and lotteries in the UK. This important book provides a detailed and practical explanation of the legislation by detailing the purpose of the legislation, how to apply for operating licences, premises licences and personal licences, the conditions attached to licences and enforcement of the law as it relates to gambling. The fourth edition covers the new Gambling Commission's guidance, all updates to the Gaming Act 2005, and coverage of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014, which requires all operators that transact with, or advertise to, British consumers to obtain an operating licence from the Gambling Commission. Case law includes: R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council; R v Goldstein and Rimmington "Spotting the Ball" Partnership v HMRC; HMRC v IFX Investment Company Limited; The English Bridge Union Limited v HMRC Greene King (tribunal case); and Newham Council v Paddy Power. [Subject: Public Law, Local Government Law, Licensing Litigation]

Mathematics for Machine Technology: With Biological Applications by John C. Peterson, Robert D. Smith (Paperback, 2014)

Mathematics for Machine Technology: With Biological Applications by John C. Peterson, Robert D. Smith (Paperback, 2014)
£53.49

Reflecting the latest technology and tools of the trade MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY 7e provides the mathematical skills and practice that students and apprentices will use on the job in the machine trades and manufacturing fields This comprehensive book combines math concepts with relevant machine applications through industry-specific examples realistic illustrations and actual machine applications Problems and examples progress from simpler to more complex from general math to trigonometry and solid geometry and relate directly to how the math is used in machine trades and manufacturing fields The new Seventh Edition also includes all-new units on electronic calipers height gages and electronic micrometers as well as thorough coverage of measuring in both metric and customary systems

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