Download E-books Liquidation on the Chess Board: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending PDF

By Joel Benjamin

2015 top publication Award of the Chess newshounds of the US (CJA)

Pawn endings don't come up out of nowhere. sooner than rising as endgames with simply kings and pawns, they ‘pre-existed' in positions that also contained any variety of items. is not it unusual, then, that almost all chess endgame books make it glance as though they got here all of a sudden? Liquidation is the practical transition right into a pawn finishing. it's a important approach that's seldom taught. unusual, simply because realizing whilst and the way to liquidate might actually help win video games or keep draws.

In this ebook, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you must find out about effectively liquidating into pawn endgames. He specializes in the sensible elements: what to try for and the way to get there. whilst to begin buying and selling items and the way to acknowledge favorable and unfavourable liquidations.
Liquidation is way greater than simply buying and selling items. input a desirable global of pace video games (triangulation, zugzwang and opposition), leap forward, king task, handed pawn dynamics, sacrifices and counter-sacrifices. Exercises will try your growing to be talents. Joel Benjamin doesn't simply asks you for the successful or drawing continuation, he goals to make you think that. A ground-breaking, pleasing and instructive guide.

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Download E-books Learning MySQL and MariaDB: Heading in the Right Direction with MySQL and MariaDB PDF

By Russell J. T. Dyer

If you’re a programmer new to databases—or simply new to MySQL and its community-driven version, MariaDB—you’ve chanced on the proper creation. This hands-on advisor presents a simple, step by step method of fitting, utilizing, and holding those renowned relational database engines.

Author Russell Dyer, Curriculum supervisor at MariaDB and previous editor of the MySQL wisdom Base, takes you thru database layout and the fundamentals of knowledge administration and manipulation, utilizing real-world examples and plenty of useful assistance. workouts and assessment questions assist you perform what you’ve simply learned.

  • Create and change MySQL tables and specify fields and columns inside of them
  • Learn find out how to insert, pick out, replace, delete, sign up for, and subquery facts, utilizing useful examples
  • Use integrated string services to discover, extract, layout, and convert textual content from columns
  • Learn capabilities for mathematical or statistical calculations, and for formatting date and time values
  • Perform administrative tasks equivalent to handling consumer bills, backing up databases, and uploading quite a lot of data
  • Use APIs to attach and question MySQL and MariaDB with Hypertext Preprocessor and different languages

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Download E-books The Art of Application Performance Testing: From Strategy to Tools PDF

By Ian Molyneaux

Because functionality is paramount this present day, this completely up to date consultant indicates you ways to check mission-critical functions for scalability and function sooner than you set up them—whether it’s to the cloud or a cellular gadget. You’ll examine the entire checking out approach lifecycle step by step, besides top practices to devise, coordinate, and behavior functionality assessments in your applications.

  • Set reasonable functionality trying out goals
  • Implement a good software functionality trying out strategy
  • Interpret functionality try out results
  • Cope with varied program applied sciences and architectures
  • Understand the significance of finish person tracking (EUM)
  • Use computerized functionality trying out tools
  • Test conventional neighborhood functions, net purposes, and internet services
  • Recognize and resolves concerns frequently neglected in functionality tests

Written via a expert with over 15 years’ event with functionality trying out, The paintings of software functionality Testing completely explains the pitfalls of an insufficient trying out procedure and provides a strong, dependent technique for making sure that your purposes practice good and scale successfully whilst the necessity arises.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Design Patterns in C++ with Qt 4 PDF

By Alan Ezust

Learn C++, styles, and Qt four Cross-Platform Development

Master C++ and layout styles jointly, utilizing the world's major open resource framework for cross-platform improvement: Qt four.

An advent to layout styles in C++ with Qt 4 is a whole instructional and reference that assumes no past wisdom of C, C++, gadgets, or styles. you will stroll via each middle suggestion, one step at a time, studying via an in depth choice of Qt 4.1-tested examples and workouts.

By the time you are performed, you may be growing multithreaded GUI functions that entry databases and control XML files--applications that run on structures together with home windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X. better of all, you may be writing code that is effective, reusable, and stylish.

  • Learn items speedy: periods, inheritance, polymorphism, and more
  • Master strong layout styles
  • Discover effective high-level programming recommendations utilizing libraries, generics, and containers
  • Build graphical functions utilizing Qt widgets, types, and views
  • Learn complex concepts starting from multithreading to reflective programming
  • Use Qt's integrated periods for gaining access to MySQL data
  • Includes a whole C++ language reference

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Download E-books Guide to US Food Laws and Regulations PDF

For either scholar nutrition scientists and skilled execs, a data of U.S. nutrition legislations is the basis that helps an knowing of all law. according to a well-liked web direction, Guide to foodstuff legislation and laws, 2d Edition informs scholars at the importance, variety, and heritage of nutrition legislation and provides instruments for locating present regulations. 

This compact source outlines significant U.S. foodstuff legislation, elements that resulted in their passage, and explains the function of key enterprises just like the FDA and FSIS in law and enforcement. scholars are directed to websites in addition to to indexes and assets to be had from the government. different issues comprise non secular nutritional legislation, Occupational defense and health and wellbeing management laws, environmental rules, HACCP and GMPs, legislation governing well-being claims, and the rules of biotechnology. 

New to this variation are six chapters on topics that experience risen to prominence over the last few years:

  • Poultry Processing Regulations
  • Federal alternate Commission
  • Animal Welfare laws and foodstuff Production
  • Egg legislation and Regulations
  • Catfish Regulations
  • Locating legislation and Regulations

Guide to foodstuff legislation and rules, 2d Edition is a terrific sourcebook for college kids and execs in nutrients technology and know-how, chemistry, biosystems engineering, meals animal creation and drugs, agribusiness, and different heavily similar fields.

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Download E-books Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer (Technology in Action) PDF

By Patrick Hood-Daniel

Printing in Plastic: construct your personal 3D Printer is your gateway into the fascinating global of private fabrication. The “printer” that you will construct from this booklet is a private fabricator in a position to developing small elements and different items from drops of molten plastic. layout a component utilizing a modeling instrument corresponding to Google SketchUp. Then, watch whereas the fabricator head sweeps backward and forward and upwards, depositing plastic in all of the correct places. You can construct whatever from a alternative tab to carry a bookshelf in position, to a small artwork venture, to a bashguard on your bicycle. when you can conceive it and layout it, you could construct it, and you will have enjoyable doing it!

Printing in Plastic is geared toward inventive humans cozy utilizing energy instruments corresponding to a desk observed, round observed, and drill press. Authors James Kelly and Patrick Hood-Daniel lead you thru construction a private fabrication computer dependent upon a suite of blueprints downloaded from their website. Example initiatives get you begun in designing and fabricating your personal components. deliver your handyman talents, and apply endurance throughout the construct technique. you can also be the proud proprietor of a private fabricator―a 3-dimensional printer.

  • Leads you thru construction a private fabrication computing device able to developing small elements and items from plastic
  • Provides instance tasks to get you began at the highway to designing and fabricating your individual components
  • Provides a superb parent/child, or small team undertaking

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Download E-books Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs PDF

By Rick Woodford

In the event you wouldn’t devour processed nutrients, why feed it on your puppy? The pet food Dude’s crucial nutrients ebook for canines is the one one you’ll want, with guidance, charts, counsel, and greater than eighty five effortless recipes for fit dishes to aid your ally dwell a protracted and chuffed life.

From Rick Woodford, the "Dog nutrients Dude" himself, comes Feed Your ally Better, with effortless recipes that may make even people drool a little. typical foodstuff can allow canines to reside longer, more fit lives, simply because it can for people, and with those nutrition, treats, and cookies, canines won't ever leave out advertisement kibble.

Rick has researched food for canine and has used an analogous manuals veterinarians use to enhance his recipes. Feed Your ally Better makes the transition to selfmade pet food uncomplicated, so that you could make normal nutrients in your puppy on a daily basis. From dietary worth to component sizes, those recipes can assist proprietors understand what their puppy is consuming. The foodstuff are fit, and canine love them.

Rick Woodford wishes canine in each kin to be fit and satisfied. His recipes use quite a few herbs and spices for his or her antioxidant houses yet they odor so reliable every person in the home could be drooling. Recipes include:

* dog Pesto

* Bacon Yappetizers

* Barkscotti

* Mutt Loaf

* Gingerbread Mailman

In addition to eighty five recipes different valuable chapters include:

* find out how to opt for a advertisement foodstuff; making the component label effortless to appreciate with a breakdown of components which are solid for the bowl and people who are most sensible left at the shelf.

* selecting element measurement; details on physique variety and measurement aid readers know how a lot nutrition their canines have to be within the most sensible shape

* challenge Mealtime Behaviors; find out how to take care of the early morning get up name, reluctant eaters, counter browsing and extra

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Download E-books Gods of the Morning: A Bird's Eye View of a Highland Year PDF

'No one writes extra movingly, or with such transporting poetic ability, approximately encounters with wild creatures. Its pages path with sympathy, humility, and knowledge' Helen Macdonald, writer of H is for Hawk

From his domestic deep in a Scottish glen, John Lister-Kaye has watched and are available to appreciate in detail the events and behavior of the animals, and specifically the birds, that inhabit the wild and luxurious Highlands. Drawing on a life of statement, Gods of the Morning is his clever and affectionate get together of the British geographical region and the birds that come and wade through the yr. it's also a lyrical reminder of the connection we have now misplaced with the seasons and a decision to appear afresh on the flora and fauna round us.

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Download E-books Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda PDF

By Gretchen Peters

Most american citizens think about the Taliban and al Qaeda as a host of bearded fans combating an Islamic campaign from caves in Afghanistan. yet that does not clarify their impressive comeback alongside the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Why is it 8 years when we invaded Afghanistan, the CIA says that those teams are greater armed and higher funded than ever?

Seeds of Terror will reshape how you take into consideration America's enemies, revealing them much less as ideologues and extra as criminals who earn part 1000000000 money each year off the opium exchange. With the breakneck velocity of a mystery, writer Gretchen Peters strains their illicit actions from gigantic poppy fields in southern Afghanistan to heroin labs run by way of Taliban commanders, from drug convoys armed with Stinger missiles to the cash launderers of Karachi and Dubai.

This is not a whimsical conspiracy concept. Seeds of Terror is predicated on countless numbers of interviews with Taliban combatants, smugglers, and legislation enforcement and intelligence brokers. Their info is matched by means of intelligence experiences proven to the writer by means of pissed off U.S. officers who worry the subsequent Sep 11 should be a ways deadlier than the first--and paid for with drug profits.

Seeds of Terror makes the case that we needs to reduce terrorists off from their drug profits if we ever wish to overcome them. This conflict is not approximately ideology or faith. it truly is approximately making a new economic system for Afghanistan--and breaking the cycle of violence and extremism that has gripped the sector for decades.

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Download E-books Tom Limbert PDF

By Tom Limbert

This present e-book for dad collects greater than a hundred inspiring prices from the best coaches of all time. in spite of everything, dads do what the easiest coaches do: they encourage, mentor, self-discipline, and love. writer and parenting specialist Tom Limbert takes knowledge from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and plenty of extra, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword via Steve younger and pictures of recognized coaches in motion, dads will discover a wealth of idea in those pages.

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