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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Wonder Woman


At 75, DC Comics’s Amazonian princess is finally getting her own movie, and EW is celebrating with a gorgeously illustrated issue devoted entirely to Wonder Woman—from her groundbreaking girl-power comic book debut to the beloved 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter to Gal Gadot’s action-star spin on the first superheroine. Inside:

  • The making of the new film Wonder Woman, with behind-the-scenes photos and interviews with stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins
  • Lynda Carter talks about her pioneering TV role and the meaning of Wonder Woman
  • The evolution of Wonder Woman’s look, from prim skirts to go-go boots to modern-day armor
  • The surprising story of Wonder Woman’s creator—the man who dreamed up her Golden Lasso of Truth also invented the lie-detector test!
  • Plus: The most memorable WW plots of all time

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Photography: The Complete Photography For Beginners Guide


GET THE DIGITAL BOOK FOR FREE, TRY THE PHYSICAL BOOK FOR ONLY $12.99, OR GIVE THE AUDIO BOOK A TRY!!!

DISCOVER THE INS AND OUTS OF LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY!

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • PICKING OUT THE RIGHT CAMERA
  • THE RULES OF COMPOSITION
  • COLOUR AND LIGHTING
  • EDITING YOUR PHOTOS
  • LEVELING AND LAYERS
  • THE ORTON EFFECT
  • FIXING COMMON PROBLEMS WITH YOUR PHOTOS
  • MUCH, MUCH, MORE!

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Instant Cordova Mobile and Desktop Development: A Practical Guide to Writing Mobile and Desktop Applications with Cordova and Electron


A practical guide for beginners and intermediate persons to learn, install, configure and build applications using the Cordova framework. This framework allows developers to craft applications for mobile and desktop environments. Mobile platforms can be Android, IOS, Windows Phone, Other Windows Mobile, Amazon Fire, FireFox OS, Chrome, Blackberry, etc. Desktop platforms shown here include Linux and Windows but applications will run on MAC as well if the developer desires. Desktop applications covered can be developed with Visual Studio using UWP but coverage is focused on the Electron Framework for Windows, Linux and MAC and specifically for hybrid web-based applications. A web developer in particular can easily port his or her skills to Cordova and successfully build an application, with a single code-base, on all the platforms listed above. This book shows the beginner which tools are used, which are the best, how to locate, download and install these tools, how to configure the tools for running and debugging applications on devices and emulators and finally, how to sign and deploy these applications to application stores. A Google Android release, which typically has the most steps, is covered in detail. In addition to this, developers and prospective developers get a tutorial on the GIT version control system and the SmartGit application as well as a tutorial on Visual Studio Code. Instructions are provided for Windows and Linux with references for MAC. Resources are added so that developers can learn HTML, JAVA, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript and other technologies easily and at their leisure. We are also providing a fully-functional Lap Timer application as a means of illustrating building a professional application from scratch. This application fully illustrates the following concepts: >> Design and development and version control >> Distributed Version Control >> JavaScript Programming >> HTML and CSS Design >> JQUERY Mobile >> Functional objects such as timers and counters >> Full UI and UX development >> Code Signing, distribution and deployment Developers learn to design, debug and package applications so they can target all stores.

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The Hacker Playbook 2: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing


Just as a professional athlete doesn’t show up without a solid game plan, ethical hackers, IT professionals, and security researchers should not be unprepared, either. The Hacker Playbook provides them their own game plans. Written by a longtime security professional and CEO of Secure Planet, LLC, this step-by-step guide to the “game” of penetration hacking features hands-on examples and helpful advice from the top of the field.

Through a series of football-style “plays,” this straightforward guide gets to the root of many of the roadblocks people may face while penetration testing—including attacking different types of networks, pivoting through security controls, privilege escalation, and evading antivirus software.

From “Pregame” research to “The Drive” and “The Lateral Pass,” the practical plays listed can be read in order or referenced as needed. Either way, the valuable advice within will put you in the mindset of a penetration tester of a Fortune 500 company, regardless of your career or level of experience.

This second version of The Hacker Playbook takes all the best “plays” from the original book and incorporates the latest attacks, tools, and lessons learned. Double the content compared to its predecessor, this guide further outlines building a lab, walks through test cases for attacks, and provides more customized code.

Whether you’re downing energy drinks while desperately looking for an exploit, or preparing for an exciting new job in IT security, this guide is an essential part of any ethical hacker’s library—so there’s no reason not to get in the game.

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Photography Demystified – For Kids!: A Kids Guide and Parents Resource for Fun and Learning Photography Together!


Photography Demystified—FOR KIDS! A Kid’s Guide and Parent’s Resource to Fun and Learning Photography Together, the fourth in the Photography Demystified series, is specifically designed for parents to read and follow with their children to create a fun-filled bond and hobby within the family. Many of the projects can be done even with the simplest of cameras, including those in smartphones.

This book is also very much for pre-teen and teenagers to be able to work with on their own, when needed, AND with their parents, so everyone can enjoy their time together!

This is a photography book that children of all ages and parents alike will learn from. Photography Demystified—FOR KIDS caters to younger children working with their parents in the simpler projects, but mostly to children in upper elementary school (ages 8–10), pre-teens (ages 11–12), and early teens (ages 13–14). But don’t be fooled—this book will ALSO help the adult learn photography too!

I wrote this book with the idea that parents and kids could have a fun time learning together. This book is NOT about the “perfect photograph” but rather the journey of learning photography in a fun way as a family.

Because this book is meant for children and their parents to explore and learn photography together, through a child’s eyes, I’ve formatted it differently than the previous books in the Photography Demystified series. In this book, you’ll find over 50 photography projects and step-by-step instructions on how to do them, as well as photographic visuals.

Having taught thousands of people photography and created an international best-selling series on the subject, I have been asked countless times about how to help younger children learn photography. So I’ve written this book.

Most photography books are not appropriate for children because they concentrate on technical information to such an extent that children’s “joy” and “wonder” of depicting the world through photographs get lost in all the “photo jargon” of shutter speeds and F-stops. So, that’s not what you’ll find in this book.

My philosophy is that children need the freedom to be able to “see” and “share” how they see, and their wonder of it all should be acknowledged in a safe and non-critical way, first and foremost.

THEN, upon that foundation, other aspects, including some of the technical aspects, can be brought in to enhance their experience and increase their knowledge. We MUST not put our filters on them! The first rule is to help them develop a love for “seeing” through photographs.

This book is written for parents to experience with their children, according to HOW THEIR CHILDREN SEE THE WORLD. Because of this, many of the projects in the book can be done with the simplest of cameras. This is very purposeful.

Photography Demystified—FOR KIDS! A Kid’s Guide and Parent’s Resource to Fun and Learning Photography Together has been written with the hope that the special sense of wonder children have, and parents cherish, can bring both together through the joy and learning of photography.

My hope is that your children will fall in love with “seeing” through the means of photography, and you, as a parent, will see through your children’s eyes. In doing so, it will give you a bond so that together you experience wonder, joy, and creation, all in expectation that this experience will provide a precious, lifelong memory that is captured forever through the photos you take.

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Creating a Paperback in KDP: A DIY (Do It Yourself) Guide


Here is a concise, easy guide for expanding your manuscript (new or not new) from an e-book into print.
If you are a first-time novice or a seasoned self-publisher, this guide will help you through the entire process.
Written by a self-publishing author with 20 plus years’ experience, and twenty-two e-books, six of which are already in print, she is competent in both KDP and CreateSpace.
Creating a Paperback in KDP, was written for her students in her Cape Cod Writers Studio, where she inspires these brilliant writers to self-publish their own work in KDP.

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Android: App Development & Programming Guide: Learn In A Day! (Android, Rails, Ruby Programming, App Development, Android App Development, Ruby Programming)


#1 Best Seller! – Learn to Program Android Apps – in Only a Day!
2nd Edition – Now in Paperback!

What can this book do for you?

Android: Programming Guide: Android App Development – Learn in a Day teaches you everything you need to become an Android App Developer from scratch. It explains how you can get started by installing Android Studio and learning to use the Android SDK Manager.

Can you really create an app in just a day?

Yes, you can! With Android: Programming Guide: Android App Development – Learn in a Day, you’ll learn to create “OMG Andriod”. This app is similar to the “Hello, World” program that many beginners create when learning new computer languages. Soon, you’ll have your very own app that greets you by name!

You don’t need a Kindle device to read this book – Just download a FREE Kindle reader for your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

Can you create an app and try it out on your personal Android device?

Absolutely! Android: Programming Guide: Android App Development – Learn in a Day teaches you to run your app on emulators and devices, and how to put personal touches on your app. You’ll learn how to update your apps with the Android SDK Manager, use XML, and add buttons and listeners!

There’s so much you can learn from this essential book – order your copy TODAY!

You’ll be so glad you did!

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Digital Landscape Photography: A guide to better landscape photos


Landscape photography is a popular genre in photography. As a landscape photographer you will find great subjects everywhere. Despite this, taking great landscape photos is more of a challenge. In fact landscape photography is one of the most difficult genres in photography to get right.

This book discuss the basics and what you can do to improve as a landscape photographer. This is a beginners guide but intermediate landscape photographers will also find useful information in the book.

Correct exposure and sharp images are the two biggest struggles for landscape photographers. The book covers both topics.

Topics covered in the book:
What to look for when buying a camera for landscape photography
Learn basic camera settings and understand exposure
Different lenses and how focal length impact on your landscape images
The importance of light and time in landscape photography
How to compose striking landscape photos
How to choose you image editing software

Implement the tactics discussed in the book and you will immediately improve your landscape photography.

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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide


Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience.

Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp course, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up, including coverage of Lollipop and material design.

Write and run code every step of the way, creating apps that integrate with other Android apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

Big Nerd Ranch specializes in developing and designing innovative applications for clients around the world. Our experts teach others through our books, bootcamps, and onsite training. Whether it’s Android, iOS, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Cocoa, Mac OS X, JavaScript, HTML5 or UX/UI, we’ve got you covered.

The Android team is constantly improving and updating Android Studio and other tools. As a result, some of the instructions we provide in the book are no longer correct. You can find an addendum addressing breaking changes at:

https://github.com/bignerdranch/AndroidCourseResources/raw/master/2ndEdition/Errata/2eAddendum.pdf.

 

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POWER : Empowering the Leader Within: A step by step guide on how to develop effective leadership and management skills


“You did good, kid! From next time, say something like Doctor or Engineer or something. Business is not a right thing to say.”…

This was where my journey started.

Join me as I tell you my story of how I broke the shackles of society and my own mind and created an empire out of nothing except my own will and hard work.

“POWER: The Key to Leadership” is the essence of everything I have learned on my journey so far. Everything that I have learnt about business and how to lead people, I have learnt on my own through trial and error. This book is my attempt of sharing my insights and experiences with the people so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

In the book, I talk about the 5 key components of Leadership. The ideas can be summarized in a single word, POWER. But I am not talking about the power that you are thinking of. POWER is a combination of 5 different qualities that a leader must possess in order to be successful at his or her job.

Once you have these five qualities and you hone them to perfection, nothing can stop you from becoming a successful leader, one who inspires his juniors and impresses his bosses.

As I go along telling you about the qualities and what you can do to cultivate them in yourself, I will share with you my own journey and how I applied these concepts in my own life to succeed at my business. Of course, I did it without really realizing it and from trial and error but now that I look back on my journey I realize how every step I took was in line with what I will be telling you in this book.

In this Book, I will

  1. Tell you what does the word POWER truly mean and which are the qualities that a successful leader must have.
  2. Give you real, actual, usable advice that you can use to cultivate these qualities in yourself
  3. Take you along on my journey and show you how do those qualities help you on your journey
  4. Give you real world examples of people who followed these rules and how they succeeded.

So join me as I take you on this journey of how a small town, middle-class boy turned into a successful entrepreneur who is now making a living from teaching leadership and management to second, sometimes third generation entrepreneurs and loving every minute of it.

So click on the Add to Cart button above to buy the book and let’s make your journey of turning into a leader you wish to be, together.”

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AWS Key Management Service (KMS) Developer Guide


This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for AWS Key Management Service (KMS). This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/kms/. KMS is an encryption and key management service scaled for the cloud. KMS keys and functionality are used by other AWS services, and you can use them to protect data in your own applications that use AWS.

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Amazon Cognito Developer Guide


This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Cognito. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/cognito/. Amazon Cognito is a service that you can use to create unique identities for your users, authenticate these identities with identity providers, and save mobile user data in the AWS Cloud. This guide provides an overview of Amazon Cognito and includes development instructions for its features.

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NetBeans¿ IDE Field Guide: Developing Desktop, Web, Enterprise, and Mobile Applications (2nd Edition)


The Only Complete Guide and Reference for NetBeans™ IDE 5.0

The award-winning NetBeans™ IDE eases all aspects of Java application development, incorporating a wide range of powerful features into one well-designed package. NetBeans IDE is consistently first in supporting the latest Java technologies for developing desktop, web, enterprise, and mobile applications.

NetBeans™ IDE Field Guide provides an introduction to the IDE and an extensive range of topics to help you with both everyday and advanced programming tasks, including

  • Taking advantage of the Ant-based project system to create easily deployable projects
  • Developing web applications with the built-in Apache Tomcat web server
  • Constructing, assembling, and verifying large-scale Java EE applications
  • Managing the Sun Java System Application Server through NetBeans IDE
  • Developing mobile applications with the NetBeans Mobility Pack
  • In this expanded second edition, you can also learn how to
  • Build powerful and attractive desktop applications with the Matisse GUI Builder
  • Profile your applications for performance issues
  • Develop modules for NetBeans IDE and rich-client applications based on the NetBeans Platform
  • Chat and share code with other developers using the NetBeans Collaboration Modules

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Behavior Management Skills Guide: Practical Activities & Interventions for Ages 3-18


Behavior Management Skills Guide is a unique resource that covers the process of changing behavior in children and adolescents – from start to finish.

With decades of clinical and classroom behavior management success, authors Scott Walls and Deb Rauner have written a comprehensive manual featuring the best methods for effective change. The authors have identified 3 levels of negative behavior components and have paired these levels with interventions proven to increase positive behaviors and skills. Filled with strategies for individuals or groups, this guide also includes downloadable and ready-to-use assessments, exercises, tools and forms.

-Easy-to-use tools to evaluate the function of behavior
-Strategies that match individual motivation to intervention plans
-Skills to change and eliminate inappropriate behavior
-Interventions to increase positive behaviors
-De-escalation strategies
-Reaction plans
-Administrator practice & staff training

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Beauty and The Beast


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AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced Developer Guide


This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for AWS WAF and AWS Shield. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it online or in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/waf/. This guide describes how to get started with AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced, explains key concepts, and provides step-by-step instructions that show you how to use the features.

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Managing risk – a practical guide (Skills development)


If we know for certain that something is going to happen, it has no risk attached to it. Should there be an element of uncertainty surrounding it, then risk(s) will exist. Risk can encompass both positive and negative outcomes that may have an impact on the ability of a business or organisation to fulfil its objectives.

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the key concepts of risk management. It also provides guidance on how the risk management process can be practically applied at an operational level within an organisation. It outlines how managers can identify risks and apply established processes to manage those risks.

This book was written in Australia and therefore (occasionally) refers to Australian laws, systems and workplace requirements. These should be used as a guide to similar types of legislation and organisational expectations that may apply in other countries. The book is structured around the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management – principles and guidelines, but the principles and processes that are described are globally applicable.

Managing risk – a practical guide is a component of the Skills development series of books.

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Kobold Guide to Board Game Design (Kobold Guides to Game Design Book 4)


Pull up a chair and see how the world’s top game designers roll.
You want your games to be many things: Creative. Innovative. Playable. Fun. If you’re a designer, add “published” to that list.

The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design gives you an insider’s view on how to make a game that people will want to play again and again. Author Mike Selinker (Betrayal at House on the Hill) has invited some of the world’s most talented and experienced game designers to share their secrets on game conception, design, development, and presentation. In these pages, you’ll learn about storyboarding, balancing, prototyping, and playtesting from the best in the business.

Featuring a cover and interior art by John Kovalic, the book’s 15 contributors include:

Richard Garfield (Magic: The Gathering)
Steve Jackson (Munchkin)
Dale Yu (Dominion)
James Ernest (Kill Doctor Lucky)
Lisa Steenson (Redneck Life)

Whether you’re a game enthusiast who wants a deeper understanding of the hobby, an aspiring designer looking to break into the industry, or a seasoned pro who knows there’s always more to learn, there’s something for you in the Kobold Guide to Board Game Design.

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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)


Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. 
Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond.
Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

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Tableau Desktop: A Practical Guide for Business Users


Tableau Desktop: A Practical Guide for Business Users has been designed to take beginner and intermediate Tableau Desktop users through the key functions and features they are most likely to need, and therefore use, when working with Tableau Desktop in their business.

This book provides a step-by-step process for quickly connecting to a range of data sources, building useful calculations, creating charts, tables and other visualizations, unleashing the insights that Tableau is famous for, and then sharing these findings with others.

Presented in a business context and working step-by-step through a range of case studies, this book goes beyond simply teaching the functions of Tableau Desktop. This book uses real-world business problems to give you the skills you need to put Tableau Desktop straight to work in your business.

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