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Augment your IoT skills with the help of engaging and enlightening tutorials designed for Raspberry Pi 3 Key Features Design and implement state-of-the-art solutions for the Internet of Things Build complex projects using motions detectors, controllers, sensors, and Raspberry Pi 3 A hands-on guide that provides interoperable solutions for sensors, actuators, and controllers Book Description The Internet of Things... more...

The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers dos and don'ts for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. Covering everything from weddings to gift-giving moments, social events, hosting guests, and so much more, Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature style. Filled with charming illustrations from the beloved Mr.... more...

If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy. You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all:... more...

[Includes Bonus PDF with Commissary Kitchen Recipes] Meals are perhaps the most important aspect of prison life. They keep inmates alive, both physically and emotionally, as mess halls and common areas provide a level of social interaction in an otherwise lonely situation. Albert ''Prodigy'' Johnson served three-and-a-half years in prison, and during that time his focus was on his health -- an almost impossible feat behind bars, where many inmates... more...

Model your company’s future on the success of tech’s quiet giant BusinessWeek once listed Chinese tech firm Huawei as one of the ten most influential companies on the planet, and Time placed its founder Ren Zhengfei in the top 100 most influential men in the world. Once considered an insignificant upstart bound for failure like so many other early tech companies, Huawei is now a $62 billion company employing 190,000 people... more...


Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor. With personal... more...

A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem solving to present-day problems A self-professed ''comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,'' the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his... more...

Here is the story of an often overlooked, one-of-a-kind rock 'n' roll musician and the historic times he lived in. In spite of numerous opportunities for success, he became a tragedy. Jerry Nolan came out of New York in the 1970s as part of two of the most influential and infamous bands of the time, the proto-punk New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers. Jerry had what it took to be a star, but his battles with heroin continually stymied his... more...

Build and program smart robots with the EV3 by following the instructions included in this book and become an EV3 master in no time Key Features Efficiently build smart robots with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3  Learn building techniques and programming concepts that are used by engineers to prototype robots in the real world A project-based guide that will teach you to build exciting projects like the object-tracking... more...

The Guardian publishes over forty thousand reader comments a day below the line. This is a miscellany of the best and most baffling thoughts from their witty, well-meaning readers. In the book, Guardian readers ponder the big questions ('Am I the only one who thinks that ham and cheese is a ghastly mix?') reflect with nostalgia on better days ('Airline employees were so much more agreeable back when they were all drunk') and share hard-won wisdom... more...