Nutshell

A Novel

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542089

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 453

New from the bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home—a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse—but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers. From the Hardcover edition.

The Universe in a Nutshell

Author: Stephen W. Hawking,STEPHEN W AUTOR HAWKING

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055380202X

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 3364

The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

Statistics in a Nutshell

Author: Sarah Boslaugh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449316824

Category: Mathematics

Page: 569

View: 5918

A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

Python in a Nutshell

Author: Alex Martelli

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596100469

Category: Computers

Page: 695

View: 315

Demonstrates the programming language's strength as a Web development tool, covering syntax, data types, built-ins, the Python standard module library, and real world examples.

C in a Nutshell

Author: Peter Prinz,Tony Crawford

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596550714

Category: Computers

Page: 622

View: 9859

Learning a language--any language--involves a process wherein you learn to rely less and less on instruction and more increasingly on the aspects of the language you've mastered. Whether you're learning French, Java, or C, at some point you'll set aside the tutorial and attempt to converse on your own. It's not necessary to know every subtle facet of French in order to speak it well, especially if there's a good dictionary available. Likewise, C programmers don't need to memorize every detail of C in order to write good programs. What they need instead is a reliable, comprehensive reference that they can keep nearby. C in a Nutshell is that reference. This long-awaited book is a complete reference to the C programming language and C runtime library. Its purpose is to serve as a convenient, reliable companion in your day-to-day work as a C programmer. C in a Nutshell covers virtually everything you need to program in C, describing all the elements of the language and illustrating their use with numerous examples. The book is divided into three distinct parts. The first part is a fast-paced description, reminiscent of the classic Kernighan & Ritchie text on which many C programmers cut their teeth. It focuses specifically on the C language and preprocessor directives, including extensions introduced to the ANSI standard in 1999. These topics and others are covered: Numeric constants Implicit and explicit type conversions Expressions and operators Functions Fixed-length and variable-length arrays Pointers Dynamic memory management Input and output The second part of the book is a comprehensive reference to the C runtime library; it includes an overview of the contents of the standard headers and a description of each standard library function. Part III provides the necessary knowledge of the C programmer's basic tools: the compiler, the make utility, and the debugger. The tools described here are those in the GNU software collection. C in a Nutshell is the perfect companion to K&R, and destined to be the most reached-for reference on your desk.

ASP.NET in a Nutshell

Author: G. Andrew Duthie,Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596005207

Category: Computers

Page: 979

View: 1054

This updated bestseller captures all the new changes to ASP.NET in detail, and includes a CD-ROM that integrates the book's contents into Visual Studio .NET's help files.

Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

Author: Greg Kroah-Hartman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596100795

Category: Computers

Page: 182

View: 5135

Presents an overview of kernel configuration and building for version 2.6 of the Linux kernel.

R in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph Adler

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144931208X

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 2053

"R in a Nutshell" provides a quick and practical way to learn this increasingly popular open source language and environment. Readers will not only learn how to program in R, but also how to find the right user-contributed R packages for statistical modeling, visualization, and bioinformatics.

Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell

Author: Carlos A. Bertulani

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839322

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 3759

Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell provides a clear, concise, and up-to-date overview of the atomic nucleus and the theories that seek to explain it. Bringing together a systematic explanation of hadrons, nuclei, and stars for the first time in one volume, Carlos A. Bertulani provides the core material needed by graduate and advanced undergraduate students of physics to acquire a solid understanding of nuclear and particle science. Nuclear Physics in a Nutshell is the definitive new resource for anyone considering a career in this dynamic field. The book opens by setting nuclear physics in the context of elementary particle physics and then shows how simple models can provide an understanding of the properties of nuclei, both in their ground states and excited states, and also of the nature of nuclear reactions. It then describes: nuclear constituents and their characteristics; nuclear interactions; nuclear structure, including the liquid-drop model approach, and the nuclear shell model; and recent developments such as the nuclear mean-field and the nuclear physics of very light nuclei, nuclear reactions with unstable nuclear beams, and the role of nuclear physics in energy production and nucleosynthesis in stars. Throughout, discussions of theory are reinforced with examples that provide applications, thus aiding students in their reading and analysis of current literature. Each chapter closes with problems, and appendixes address supporting technical topics.

Java in a Nutshell

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596007737

Category: Computers

Page: 1224

View: 2628

Aimed for programmers, offers an introduction to Java 5.0, covering topics such as generics, enumerated type, autoboxing, and static imports.

Windows XP in a Nutshell

Author: David Aaron Karp,Tim O'Reilly,Troy Mott

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596009007

Category: Computers

Page: 663

View: 1749

Discusses how to install, run, and configure Windows XP for both the home and office, explaining how to connect to the Internet, design a LAN, and share drives and printers, and includes tips and troubleshooting techniques.

Counselling in a Nutshell

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 085702115X

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

View: 6869

What is counselling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counselling relationship and the therapeutic process. Drawing together theory from the psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural approaches, Windy Dryden explores: - bonds between counsellor and client - goals and tasks of counselling - stages of the therapeutic process - core therapeutic change. This revised and updated second edition also includes new material on person centred and psychodynamic counselling, further discussion of the influence of counselling contexts on the work of counsellors, and five discussion issues at the end of each chapter to stimulate thinking. Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counsellors of all orientations.

Oracle in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Rick Greenwald,David Kreines

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596003364

Category: Computers

Page: 906

View: 6579

Oracle Languages - Syntax summary for SQL language statements, SQL function calls PL/SQL language statements and characteristics, PL/SQL built-in package headers, and Java (JDBC and SQLJ) interfaces to the Oracle database.

Mac OS X in a Nutshell

Author: Jason McIntosh,Chuck Toporek,Chris Stone

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596003708

Category: Computers

Page: 801

View: 9307

Complete overview of Mac OS Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) including basic system and network administration features, hundreds of tips and tricks, with an overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors and CVS.

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Jeffrey Dean

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565927483

Category: Computers

Page: 551

View: 1579

Covering the LPI General Linux Exams 101 and 102, this helpful test preparation guidebook offers a detailed summary of each exam, along with hands-on exercises, extensive explanations and review, and practice exams. Original. (Intermediate/Advanced)

XML in a Nutshell

Author: Elliotte Harold,Scott Means

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007647

Category: Computers

Page: 689

View: 2554

A reference to the fundamental rules of XML details tags, grammar, placement, element names, attributes, and syntax.

Deconstruction in a Nutshell

A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

Author: Jacques Derrida,John D. Caputo

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823217557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 6508

The Roundtable is annotated by John D. Caputo, the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, who has supplied cross-references to Derrida's writings, where the reader may find further discussion on these topics. Professor Caputo has also supplied a commentary which elaborates the principal issues raised in the Roundtable.

Water Law in a Nutshell

Author: David H. Getches

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314199515

Category: Law

Page: 492

View: 3266

The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses. instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns.

Cisco IOS in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference for IOS on IP Networks

Author: James Boney

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553111

Category: Computers

Page: 798

View: 1027

Cisco routers are everywhere that networks are. They come in all sizes, from inexpensive units for homes and small offices to equipment costing well over $100,000 and capable of routing at gigabit speeds. A fixture in today's networks, Cisco claims roughly 70% of the router market, producing high-end switches, hubs, and other network hardware. One unifying thread runs through the product line: virtually all of Cisco's products run the Internetwork Operating System, or IOS. If you work with Cisco routers, it's likely that you deal with Cisco's IOS software--an extremely powerful and complex operating system, with an equally complex configuration language. With a cryptic command-line interface and thousands of commands--some of which mean different things in different situations--it doesn't have a reputation for being user-friendly. Fortunately, there's help. This second edition of Cisco IOS in a Nutshell consolidates the most important commands and features of IOS into a single, well-organized volume that you'll find refreshingly user-friendly. This handy, two-part reference covers IOS configuration for the TCP/IP protocol family. The first section includes chapters on the user interface, configuring lines and interfaces, access lists, routing protocols, and dial-on-demand routing and security. A brief, example-filled tutorial shows you how to accomplish common tasks. The second part is a classic O'Reilly quick reference to all the commands for working with TCP/IP and the lower-level protocols on which it relies. Brief descriptions and lists of options help you zero in on the commands you for the task at hand. Updated to cover Cisco IOS Software Major Release 12.3, this second edition includes lots of examples of the most common configuration steps for the routers themselves. It's a timely guide that any network administrator will come to rely on.

Algorithms in a Nutshell

A Practical Guide

Author: George T. Heineman,Gary Pollice,Stanley Selkow

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491912995

Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 4584

Creating robust software requires the use of efficient algorithms, but programmers seldom think about them until a problem occurs. This updated edition of Algorithms in a Nutshell describes a large number of existing algorithms for solving a variety of problems, and helps you select and implement the right algorithm for your needs—with just enough math to let you understand and analyze algorithm performance. With its focus on application, rather than theory, this book provides efficient code solutions in several programming languages that you can easily adapt to a specific project. Each major algorithm is presented in the style of a design pattern that includes information to help you understand why and when the algorithm is appropriate. With this book, you will: Solve a particular coding problem or improve on the performance of an existing solution Quickly locate algorithms that relate to the problems you want to solve, and determine why a particular algorithm is the right one to use Get algorithmic solutions in C, C++, Java, and Ruby with implementation tips Learn the expected performance of an algorithm, and the conditions it needs to perform at its best Discover the impact that similar design decisions have on different algorithms Learn advanced data structures to improve the efficiency of algorithms