The Fire Athlete Fitness Program
Veteran firefighter and peer fitness trainer Ryan Vacek shares his unique perspective on physical training with workouts specifically designed for fellow 'fire athletes' in "The Fire Athlete Fitness Program."
On Krishnamurti s Teachings
This seminal collection of works by Allan Anderson expresses his deep concern with vital matters that are shared by all of humanity. His exploration into questions that profoundly affect people of every race and gender, from every quarter of the globe, are brought into focus in his discerning questions posed to J. Krishnamurti. In 1974 he held 18 one hour conversations with the philosopher, teacher and author Krishnamurti, who was perhaps the most noted iconoclast of his day. One who spoke on a wide range of topics, often focusing on 'what is', as he put it. His teaching pointed again and again to not being hobbled by the influence of others, be they those we look up to such as Gurus, Priests and Masters but, also the culture into which we are born, with its deep impact on our conditioned mindset. Our admiration can also include Rulers, Kings or Dictators whose iron hand can impose a sense of order into the confusion and disorder of our lives. Our beliefs, the rules set out by our conditioned past, can prevent us from direct observation and true insight. As a teacher Krishnamurti did not offer comfort or consolation, but rather asked that we take direct responsibility for our actions and to our relationship with others. As the interviews continued under the challenging exploration of both Anderson and Krishnamurti, the topics plumb depths that could only be achieved by those who are able to interact with direct responsiveness. The universality of the topics, ranging in part from questions regarding Fear, Desire, Death, Religion and Authority and lastly Meditation, to offering the widest scope for those willing to face essential questions. The rapport with which the two men interact, the open minded approach to serious issues, indicate not only the depth and passion of their concern but the ability to really listen. Each responding to the other, not as if from across the ravine of pre-held positions, but each looking afresh at every issue as it arises. Lastly, the awakening of that supreme intelligence which does not depend on any authority and which is beyond all thought can only come about from the well-spring of direct perception. Each man, in his own way, makes clear that such perception is possible. (From the Foreword by Evelyne Blau)
Automating with SIMATIC S7 1500
With many innovations, the SIMATIC S7-1500 programmable logic controller (PLC) sets new standards in productivity and efficiency in control technology. By its outstanding system performance and with PROFINET as the standard interface, it ensures extremely short system response times and the highest control quality with a maximum of flexibility for most demanding automation tasks. The engineering software STEP 7 Professional operates inside TIA Portal, a user interface that is designed for intuitive operation. Functionality includes all aspects of Automation: from the configuration of the controllers via the programming in the IEC languages ??LAD, FBD, STL, and SCL up to the program test. In the book, the hardware components of the automation system S7-1500 are presented including the description of their configuration and parameterization. A comprehensive introduction into STEP 7 Professional illustrates the basics of programming and troubleshooting. Beginners learn the basics of automation with Simatic S7-1500 and users who will switch from S7-300 and S7-400 receive the necessary knowledge.
Excel 2013 avanc
Mettre en oeuvre les fonctions avancées d'Excel 2013 dans vos documents professionnels Ce manuel d'autoformation est destiné aux utilisateurs ayant une bonne pratique des fonctions de base d'Excel et souhaitant découvrir et maîtriser les fonctionnalités avancées de la version 2013 du logiciel. La première partie présente sous forme de fiches pratiques les fonctions avancées d'Excel 2013 : calculs et simulations, outils graphiques, analyse des données, import-export de données, etc. La seconde partie propose vingt-deux cas pratiques consistant à réaliser des documents d'entreprise complets intégrant les fonctions avancées étudiées dans la première partie. L'ouvrage décrit comment effectuer les tâches Excel 2013 aussi bien avec la souris qu'à l'aide de l'écran tactile d'un ordinateur ou d'une tablette. Une annexe fournit les équivalences entre les commandes de l'ancienne version Excel 2003 et celles du Ruban d'Excel 2013. Une autre annexe recense les nouveautés, améliorations et modifications d'Excel 2013 par rapport à la version Excel 2010.
Thomas and Friends Collection
Thomas the Tank Engine started life as a character in a bedtime story created by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry for his young son Christopher and remains a much-loved character today.
Classical FORTRAN is a college text, self-study guide, and reference about computer programming for numerical calculations. The book features a conversational, classroom-proven style that is easy to read and contains numerous case studies and examples. The author provides practical advice on program design, documentation, and coding style and unusually detailed coverage of floating-point arithmetic. He thoroughly discusses performance measurement and optimization and introduces parallel processing using MPI, FORTRAN-90, High Performance FORTRAN, and vector processing. The author also gives expert advice on dealing with troublesome legacy codes.
Cinema Censorship and the State
The First time I made a film in color... I imposed a small taboo on myselfinternally. It was to never shoot the color green. Nagisa Oshima is generally regarded as the mostimportant Japanese film director after Kurosawa and is one of Japan's most productive and celebratedpostwar artists. His early films represent the Japanese New Wave at its zenith, and the films he hasmade since (including In the Realm of the Senses and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) have woninternational acclaim. The more than 40 writings that make up this intellectual autobiography reveala rare conjunction of personal candor and political commitment. Entertaining, concise,disarmingingly insightful, they trace in vivid and carefully articulated detail the development of0shima's theory and practice.The writings are arranged in chronological order and cover the periodfrom the mid-1950s to the late 1970s. Following a historical overview of contemporary Japanesecinema, a substantial section articulates the theoretical and political rationale of 0shima's ownfilm production, which he sees as being profoundly influenced by the social formation and politicalprocesses of postwar Japan. Among many other topics considered in his essays, Oshima questions theeconomics of film production, the ethics of the documentary film, censorship (both political andsexual), and the relation of aesthetics and social taboos. A filmography and notes round out thisimportant collection.
Compact Numerical Methods for Computers
This second edition of Compact Numerical Methods for Computers presents reliable yet compact algorithms for computational problems. As in the previous edition, the author considers specific mathematical problems of wide applicability, develops approaches to a solution and the consequent algorithm, and provides the program steps. He emphasizes useful applicable methods from various scientific research fields, ranging from mathematical physics to commodity production modeling. While the ubiquitous personal computer is the particular focus, the methods have been implemented on computers as small as a programmable pocket calculator and as large as a highly parallel supercomputer. New to the Second Edition Presents program steps as Turbo Pascal code Includes more algorithmic examples Contains an extended bibliography The accompanying software (available by coupon at no charge) includes not only the algorithm source codes, but also driver programs, example data, and several utility codes to help in the software engineering of end-user programs. The codes are designed for rapid implementation and reliable use in a wide variety of computing environments. Scientists, statisticians, engineers, and economists who prepare/modify programs for use in their work will find this resource invaluable. Moreover, since little previous training in numerical analysis is required, the book can also be used as a supplementary text for courses on numerical methods and mathematical software.
Spot s Baby Sister
Spot the dog enjoys romping with his new baby sister and discovers what it is like to be a big brother. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations.
The Bond Bible
A symbol of security, bonds have long had a place in any well-rounded portfolio. As millions of baby boomers shift their focus from the lure of capital appreciation to the necessity of capital preservation, bonds are moving from a supporting role into the spotlight. Many individual investors, however, know precious little about them. Marilyn Cohen, one of the nation's best known columnists and commentators on the bond market, demystifies bond investing and offers a shopper's guide to finding great bond buys and a master blueprint for building a winning personal bond portfolio. Packed with facts, real-world examples, and savvy advice, The Bond Bible covers: The right bonds-to-stocks ratio for a sound portfolio-- How to turn a bond investment from a safety net into a money-maker -- How to identify a genuine bond bargain -- How to determine which "store" gives the best value for different kinds of bonds -- The pitfalls of the bond market and how to avoid them -- The lowdown on bonds and taxes -- How to know when to sell a bond and for the best price -- The scoop on the latest trends, including on-line bond investing.