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The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

“For those of you—and your numbers are growing—gardening in drought-stricken parts of the country, The Bold Dry Garden will quench your thirst for inspiration.” —New York Times Book Review Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled access to the garde...

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Designing Clinical Research, 4th Edition

Publisher’s Note:   Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Designing Clinical Research has been extensively revised and continues to set the standard as a practical guide for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals involved in all forms of clinical, translational, and public health res...

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Salish Blankets : Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth

Salish Blankets presents a new perspective on Salish weaving through technical and anthropological lenses. Worn as ceremonial robes, the blankets are complex objects said to preexist in the supernatural realm and made manifest in the natural world through ancestral guidance. The blankets are protective garments that at times of great life changes—birth, marriage, death—offer emotional strength and mental focus. A blanket can help est...

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JavaScript: Novice to Ninja

Learn JavaScript from scratch! Packed with numerous examples, JavaScript: Novice to Ninja is a fun, step-by-step and comprehensive introduction to development in JavaScript. Discover how to use JavaScript to solve real-world problems, build smarter forms, track user events, and design eye-catching animations. Learn JavaScript's built-in functions, methods, and properties. Use JavaScript to validate form entries and interact with your...

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Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing

Wouldn’t it be great to experience three-dimensional ideas in three dimensions? In this book―the first of its kind―mathematician and mathematical artist Henry Segerman takes readers on a fascinating tour of two-, three-, and four-dimensional mathematics, exploring Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, symmetry, knots, tilings, and soap films. Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing includes more than 100 color photographs of 3D pr...

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Cassandra: The Definitive Guide: Distributed Data at Web Scale, 2nd Edition

Imagine what you could do if scalability wasn't a problem. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how the Cassandra database management system handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers. This expanded second edition—updated for Cassandra 3.0—provides the technical details and practical examples you need to put this database to work in a production environment. Authors Jeff Carp...

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Art for Kids: Drawing

What do children hope to create when they put pencil to paper? An accurate likeness of the things they see, of course. With this imaginative, informative, and amply illustrated guide to drawing, it's amazingly easy for kids to make those art dreams come true. After a brief overview of tools and materials, the entertaining hands-on activities begin with contour drawing techniques. With the help of lots of exercises, budding artists wi...

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Peasant Scenes and Landscapes

Modern viewers take for granted the pictorial conventions present in easel paintings and engraved prints of such subjects as landscapes or peasants. These generic subjects and their representational conventions, however, have their own origins and early histories. In sixteenth-century Antwerp, painting and the emerging new medium of engraving began to depart from traditional visual culture, which had been defined primarily by wall pa...

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Über Form und Struktur – Geometrie in Gestaltungsprozessen

Formen und Strukturen werden als grundlegende Gestaltungsrelationen, insbesondere in Architektur und Produktdesign, untersucht. Die Autoren aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen gehen der Frage nach, welche Rolle die Geometrie bei Formbildungsprozessen spielt. Traditionell kommt der Geometrie die Aufgabe zu, Formen erfassbar, darstellbar und umsetzbar zu machen, deren Erzeugungsregeln zu untersuchen. Die aktuellen Entwicklungen zeigen di...

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The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, 2nd Edition

A thorough update to the industry standard for designing, developing, and deploying data warehouse and business intelligence systems The world of data warehousing has changed remarkably since the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit was published in 1998. In that time, the data warehouse industry has reached full maturity and acceptance, hardware and software have made staggering advances, and the techniques promoted...