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Placemaking : An Urban Design Methodology

End-users provide the most valuable perspective and insights into how public social space should function. Much of the failure of urban settings can be related to over-structured urban environments which deterministically prescribe usage, constraining instead of enabling socio-spatial performance. Planning decisions by specialists should be made with the participation of the end-user to minimise uncertainty as far as possible, creati...

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The Works: Anatomy of a City

A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. 60,000 first printing.

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Pro Tools 10 for Game Audio

With a basic understanding of Pro Tools, and the information in this book, you will be on your way to joining the exciting world of producing game audio. PRO TOOLS 10 FOR GAME AUDIO covers the world of Pro Tools audio production in the gaming environment. In this book, you will be guided, step-by-step, through eight different components of game audio, including music, dialog, and sound effects. You'll also cover using Pro Tools to cr...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess (2nd edition)

Confused by esoteric chess terms like castling, forking, and making Luft? Can't tell whether you've got your opponent in check or checkmate? This book will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov, from the names of pieces and their movements to tactics and strategies, from advanced maneuvers to setting up chess tournaments and clubs where you can test your skills. Also covered: a history of chess, from its b...

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Critical Chain Project Management, Third Edition

Providing the tools and techniques needed to implement critical chain project management in an organization, this text shows how to reduce stress on a project team, eliminate cost and scheduling over-runs, effectively manage project resources, and finish projects that meet or even exceed expectations.

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Quantifying Software

Software is one of the most important products in human history and is widely used by all industries and all countries. It is also one of the most expensive and labor-intensive products in human history. Software also has very poor quality that has caused many major disasters and wasted many millions of dollars. Software is also the target of frequent and increasingly serious cyber-attacks. Among the reasons for these software proble...

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Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Amsterdam

Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist tr...

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Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria

For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together more than 150 of the best walks, tracks and trails in Victoria, which can be walked, cycled or driven by the moderately fit individual. They are located in national and state parks, state forests, conservation reserves, historic parks and local government and public easements. Other routes follow state highways, old railways and gold routes, or pass bushranger haunts an...

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Personal Cybersecurity

Discover the most prevalent cyber threats against individual users of all kinds of computing devices. This book teaches you the defensive best practices and state-of-the-art tools available to you to repel each kind of threat. Personal Cybersecurity addresses the needs of individual users at work and at home. This book covers personal cybersecurity for all modes of personal computing whether on consumer-acquired or company-issued dev...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Photographers' Guide

There is no doubt that the digital photography revolution has opened up a world of wonderful possibilities for photographers of all levels. However, the issue of processing workflow can present a true challenge. The number of photographs that a photographer shoots with a digital camera increases tremendously over what might be shot using standard film. After the shoot is over, each of these images must be processed and edited on a co...