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Download E-books Fried Eggs with Chopsticks: One Woman's Hilarious Adventure into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own PDF

By Polly Evans

Polly Evans’s itinerary for China was once easy: commute via sumptuous high-speed educate and long-distance bus, flow alongside the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. as a substitute, the linguistically impaired adventurer came upon herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus the place sleep used to be out of the query; perched atop a tiny mule on a distant mountain move; and trying a doubtful ferry journey down the Yangtze River. Polly used to be gaining knowledge of China in a fashion she’d by no means expected–and might by no means, ever disregard.

From struggling with six-year-olds in kung-fu classification to learning Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian event with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and backbone. no matter if she’s viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or consuming yak-butter tea, this can be Polly’s eye-opening account of a tradition torn among lovely sleek structure and sometimes strange historic mysteries…and of her try and resolve the last word gastronomic conundrum: how precisely does one consume a soft-fried egg with chopsticks

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Download E-books New Worlds and the Italian Renaissance: Contributions to the History of European Intellectual Culture (Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, Volume 216) PDF

Tthis selection of essays is the results of a graduate convention, Foundations of Modernity: A Graduate Symposium at the Italian Renaissance, held at Yale college in April of 2009.

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Download E-books Autocar [UK] (16 July 2014) PDF

Autocar is the auto nut’s weekly repair, offering you a distinct mixture of the most recent information, opinion, gains, first drives of recent automobiles and in-depth street assessments – all complemented via the easiest images within the enterprise. No different journal covers the topic you like with such enthusiasm, perception and caliber a week of the yr. Autocar stands for the very best quality in motor vehicle journalism – and is rewarded with entry to the easiest new vehicles and the most important information tales sooner than any of the competition which we percentage with you, our readers, a week. Please notice: This cost excludes VAT with the intention to be extra for those who checkout.

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Download E-books Rogues' Gallery: The Secret Story of the Lust, Lies, Greed, and Betrayals That Made the Metropolitan Museum of Art PDF

By Michael Gross

“Behind virtually each portray is a fortune and at the back of sin or a crime.”
With those phrases as a kick off point, Michael Gross, major chronicler of the yankee wealthy, starts off the 1st self reliant, unauthorized examine the saga of the nation’s maximum museum, the Metropolitan Museum of paintings. during this forever unique follow-up to his bestselling social background 740 Park, Gross pulls again the colours of secrecy that experience lengthy shrouded the higher class’s cultural and philanthropic pursuits and maneuvers. And he paints a revealing portrait of a formerly hidden face of yankee wealth and power.

The Metropolitan, Gross writes, “is a major alchemical scan, turning the worst of man’s attributes—extravagance, lust, gluttony, acquisitiveness, envy, avarice, greed, egotism, and pride—into the superior, transmuting lethal sins into valuable treasure.” The ebook covers the full 138-year heritage of the Met, targeting the museum’s such a lot colourful characters. establishing with the lame-duck director Philippe de Montebello, the museum’s longest-serving chief who eventually stepped down in 2008, Rogues’ Gallery then is going again to the very starting, highlighting, between many others: the 1st director, Luigi Palma di Cesnola, an Italian-born epic phony, whose legacy is a trove of plundered old relics, a few of which stay on demonstrate this day; John Pierpont Morgan, the best capitalist and artwork collector of his day, who became the museum from the plaything of a handful of wealthy amateurs right into a expert operation committed, type of, to the general public solid; John D. Rockefeller Jr., who by no means served the Met in any reputable capability yet who, throughout the nice melancholy, proved the one guy keen and wealthy adequate to be its benefactor, which made him its behind-the-scenes puppeteer; the arguable Thomas Hoving, whose tenure as director through the sixties and seventies revolutionized museums world wide yet left the Met in chaos; and Jane Engelhard and Annette de l. a. Renta, a mother-daughter trustee tag workforce whose tales will astonish you (think Casablanca rewritten via Edith Wharton).

With a assisting forged that comes with artists, forgers, and looters, monetary geniuses and scoundrels, museum officials (like its chairman Arthur Amory Houghton, head of Corning Glass, who as soon as ripped aside a beneficial and old Islamic booklet so one can promote it off piecemeal), trustees (like Jayne Wrightsman, the Hollywood get together woman grew to become society grand dame), curators (like the getting older Dietrich von Bothmer, a refugee from Nazi Germany with a Bronze superstar for heroism whose maximum acquisitions became out to be looted), and donors (like Irwin Untermyer, whose gathering obsession drove his spouse and kids to suicide), and with cameo appearances by means of every body from Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland to intercourse Pistols entrance guy Johnny Rotten, Rogues’ Gallery is a wealthy, gratifying, alternately hilarious and frightening examine America’s top classification, and what's might be its maximum creation.

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Download E-books The Master Strategist: Power, Purpose and Principle PDF

By Ketan Patel

Within the similar approach that Machiavelli, and solar Tzu prior to him, exploded all latest rules approximately procedure within the Prince and The artwork of struggle, The grasp Strategist cuts throughout politics, economics and company to set out a brand new and compelling solution to take into consideration process for a relaxed, wealthy and extra loose destiny.

We stand at some degree in historical past the place we will be able to have virtually whatever we wish. Our skill to compute the underlying equations of every thing — our genetic code, the constitution of topic, the character of time and house — provides to permit us to go into a brand new period of miracles. the facility to create new guns that could succeed in any enemy offers to allow us to salary any warfare. studying find out how to harness and direct this strength is now severe if we're to forge a greater destiny.

It is in Man’s nature to dream and aspire after which to endeavour, mislead and struggle to accomplish his goals and aspirations. method is basically the be aware we provide to the concept that is going into picking how we'll be successful.

Ketan Patel, founder and head of the Strategic crew at Goldman Sachs, meets with leaders in foreign company, making an investment and govt coverage a week. This distinctive entry to humans at this point has given him the potential of discussing with them probably the most primary questions dealing with us, specifically, the thoughts for developing peace, prosperity and freedom.

The grasp Strategist explains why our present techniques to approach are failing to create a global the place strength, function and precept are exercised to supply worldwide peace, prosperity and freedom. It units out the schedule for a brand new method of procedure that might be compelling for strategists from the White apartment to Wall highway to the streets of London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai and beyond.

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Download E-books Mastering jQuery Mobile PDF

By Chip Lambert

Design and advance state of the art cellular net functions utilizing jQuery cellular to paintings throughout a couple of platforms

About This Book

  • Create awesome cellular purposes utilizing jQuery cellular to its fullest potential
  • Build a whole and customizable specialist, regular subject utilizing complicated results equivalent to ChangePage, PageInit, and Swipe
  • Take your net app to the following point by means of turning your local software with Apache Cordova

Who This ebook Is For

You've all started down the trail of jQuery cellular, now start learning a few of jQuery Mobile's better point issues. transcend jQuery Mobile's documentation and grasp one of many preferred cellular applied sciences available in the market. earlier JavaScript and Hypertext Preprocessor event can help get the main out of this book.

What you are going to Learn

  • Create a subject matter to your jQuery cellular program through the use of the ThemeRoller tool
  • Test your software on various resolutions via Screenfly
  • Master pages, panels, popups, toolbars, and navbars in jQuery Mobile
  • Understand how cellular website design top practices can increase your cellular internet application
  • Allow your clients to navigate pages with a swipe gesture and upload transitions and results to the web page changes
  • Discover the best way to create jQuery cellular widgets that may expand the framework to fit your needs
  • See how Apache Cordova can flip your net program right into a local Android or iOS app
  • Use jQuery cellular with different renowned JavaScript frameworks and applied sciences similar to Backbone.js and Node.js

In Detail

jQuery cellular is a touch-optimized JavaScript framework. utilizing this framework, we will create cellular net purposes utilizing usual net applied sciences akin to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript that allows you to functionality and behave always throughout a number of units of other shape factors.

The publication starts off with you developing the improvement setting that may make it easier to entire the undertaking that accompanies the ebook. moreover, you'll get a short review of constructing for cellular units and a quick examine RESS. you'll then begin placing jointly a touch-based navigation method as you hyperlink pages jointly and discover some of the widgets and controls used to construct the venture. ultimately, a few cellular most sensible practices that may profit you can be checked out as you move deeper into jQuery cellular improvement. by means of the top of the booklet, you'll be good outfitted with an intensive wisdom of jQuery cellular, not just to construct functions, yet to successfully customise and retain them.

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Download E-books Hot Bikes PDF

By Hugo Wilson

Jam-packed with greater than three hundred bikes, from classic cycles to the newest BMW, Yamaha, and Honda superbikes, Hot Bikes is a revved-up assortment that would satisfaction bikers and bike fans alike.

Author Hugo Wilson has handpicked the main unprecedented bikes ever to rule the roads, and additional a range of 21st-century machines to convey the e-book modern. outstanding images and a vintage DK format exhibit the motorcycles, with specifications and textual content that commemorate the charm of every superb machine.

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Download E-books Pro iOS Continuous Integration PDF

By Romain Pouclet

Pro iOS non-stop Integration teaches you ways to make use of the strengths of continuing integration on your daily paintings. CI is extra renowned now than ever, as iOS builders notice how time-consuming construction and deploying an program for checking out reasons and caliber insurance will be. This publication indicates you the way to make your constructing lifestyles more straightforward, with real-world functions and examples.

With this booklet, you are going to research what non-stop integration and non-stop supply rather are and the way they are often utilized in your iOS tasks. you are going to how one can free up an iOS program outdoors the App shop utilizing Xcode. you are going to know how to leverage the ability of the command line to construct your initiatives, and run your assessments. you are going to use Jenkins and Bamboo to architect computerized builds and automate the total construct method. additionally, you are going to additionally how one can use Xcode server and bots, what caliber coverage instruments can be utilized to degree the standard of your code, and the way to ship builds on your beta testers.

Author Romain Pouclet presents hands-on, useful event in iOS non-stop integration and, utilizing this e-book, you will find it is not really that onerous to establish a fully-featured non-stop integration platform, even if you're an self sufficient iOS developer operating from domestic or a member of a crew in an immense company.

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Download E-books Lose Weight Without Dieting or Working Out: Discover Secrets to a Slimmer, Sexier, and Healthier You PDF

By JJ Smith

Notice the amazing secrets and techniques that can assist you drop a few pounds speedy and retain it off—without food plan or exercise—with this number 1 nationwide bestseller from the writer of the fit dwelling bible, 10-Day eco-friendly Smoothie Cleanse!

Want to drop pounds with out counting energy, ravenous your self, or giving up your favourite meals? do you want to appear and think more youthful and fitter than ever with out crash diets or laborious workout? Then this publication is for you! JJ Smith’s leap forward weight reduction resolution should help drop extra pounds quick by way of detoxifying your physique, balancing your hormones, and rushing up your metabolism. You’ll learn the way pollutants sluggish your metabolism and why sugar and starch prevent everlasting weight reduction. You’ll additionally come to a willing realizing of which meals assist you remain narrow and which meals reason you to get fats so that you can ultimately get off the rollercoaster journey of weight loss/weight achieve and remain narrow for life!

You will learn the way to:
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-Lose as much as fifteen kilos within the first 3 weeks
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-Use eco-friendly smoothies to detox
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In an advantage bankruptcy, JJ offers an all-new eco-friendly smoothie recipe and tips for utilizing her famed 10-Day eco-friendly Smoothie Cleanse to leap commence the more healthy consuming and healthy eating plan defined in Lose Weight with out food plan or operating Out. this can be your final cease in an effort to a brand new healthy and fit you! Create your top body—NOW!

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