The Big Picture by Tom Reilly

The Big Picture: Filmmaking Lessons from a Life on the Set by Tom Reilly
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 740 KB
Overview: Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades?including seventeen years alongside director Woody Allen. In The Big Picture, he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples unlike any of those in other books on film, Reilly exposes not only the power and the personalities, but the secrets of the pros. He shares the insights he gleaned while working with more than sixty Oscar-winning professionals?from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Vanessa Redgrave to Sydney Pollack, Sven Nykvist, and Barbra Streisand.

In these fifty entertaining, illuminating short essays, Reilly invites you to join him on the film set. What is it like to shoot a love scene? How do you do a full body burn? What is it like to film in the Everglades or in a morgue? What is blocking or matching, and how long should a script be? How do you decide when to build a set? Why is the color palette so critical? Is night shooting worth the suffering?

The Big Picture delivers the surprising answers to these and other fascinating questions about what it takes to make a feature film, offering a glimpse into what it’s like when the lights are bright, the camera is rolling, and the moviemakers are calling the shots.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Beautiful Edible Garden by Leslie Bennett

The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs by Leslie Bennett , Stefani Bittner
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 43.7 MB
Overview: One of Amazon’s Best Garden Books of 2013. From the founders of landscape design firm Star Apple Edible & Fine Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area comes a stylish, beautifully-photographed guide to artfully incorporating organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs into an attractive modern garden design.We’ve all seen the vegetable garden overflowing with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that looks good for a short time, but then quickly turns straggly and unattractive (usually right before friends show up for a backyard barbecue). If you want to grow food but you don’t want your yard to look like a farm, what can you do? The Beautiful Edible Garden shares how to not only grow organic fruits and vegetables, but also make your garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and fits your personal style. Written by a landscape design team that specializes in artfully blending edibles and ornamentals together, The Beautiful Edible Garden shows that it’s possible for gardeners of all levels to reap the best of both worlds. Featuring a fresh approach to garden design, glorious photographs, and ideas for a range of spaces–from large yards to tiny patios–this guide is perfect for anyone who wants a gorgeous and productive garden.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Art of Currency Trading by Brent Donnelly

The Art of Currency Trading: A Professional’s Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market (Wiley Trading) by Brent Donnelly
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 39.6 MB
Overview: Now you can master the art of foreign exchange trading

While most currency trading and foreign exchange books focus on international finance theory or simplistic chart-based strategies, The Art of Currency Trading is a comprehensive guide that will teach you how to profitably trade currencies in the real world. Author Brent Donnelly has been a successful interbank FX trader for more than 20 years and in this book, he shares the specific strategies and tactics he has used to profit in the forex marketplace.

The book helps investors understand and master foreign exchange trading in order to achieve sustainable long-term financial success. The book builds in intensity and depth one topic at a time, starting with the basics and moving on to intermediate then advanced setups and strategies. Whether you are new to currency trading or have years of experience, The Art of Currency Trading provides the information you need to learn to trade like an expert.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Accidental Leader by Harvey Robbins+

The Accidental Leader by Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2 mb
Overview: It could happen today. You are called into the office, and the boss tells you that due to unforeseen circumstances, starting today you will be in charge of a team, a project, an office, a committee, or a business unit. Without any warning (or preparation on your part) you’ve become an accidental leader.If you have been thrust into a position of sudden responsibility, you need "The Accidental Leader." This book is a first aid kit that gives you the information and inspiration you need toKnow what you bring to the challenge– your pluses and minusesDefine success and achieve itGet other people on your sideOvercome your natural shortcomingsGet organized– right nowSee through the apparent system to the culture withinDirect people and get them to act"The Accidental Leader" is your lifeline to leadership success. It is filled with practical answers to the many leadership questions that you will face.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America


State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
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Start at the End by Matt Wallaert

Start at the End: How to Build Products That Create Change by Matt Wallaert
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 800 KB
Overview: Nudge meets Hooked in a practical approach to designing products and services that change behavior, from what we buy to how we work.

Deciding what to create at modern companies often looks like an episode of Mad Men: people throw ideas around until one sounds sexy enough to execute and then they scale it to everyone. The result? Companies overspend on marketing to drive engagement with products and services that people don’t want and won’t help them be happier and healthier.

Start at the End offers a new framework for design, grounded in behavioral science. Technology executive and behavioral scientist Matt Wallaert argues that the purpose of everything is behavior change. By starting with outcomes instead of processes, the most effective companies understand what people want to do and why they aren’t already doing it, then build products and services to bridge the gap.

Wallaert is a behavioral psychologist who has led product design at organizations ranging from startups like Clover Health to industry leaders such as Microsoft. Whether dissecting the success behind Uber’s ridesharing service or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, he underscores with clarity and humor how this approach can improve the way we work and live.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Start at the End by Matt Wallaert

Start at the End: How to Build Products That Create Change by Matt Wallaert
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 800 KB
Overview: Nudge meets Hooked in a practical approach to designing products and services that change behavior, from what we buy to how we work.

Deciding what to create at modern companies often looks like an episode of Mad Men: people throw ideas around until one sounds sexy enough to execute and then they scale it to everyone. The result? Companies overspend on marketing to drive engagement with products and services that people don’t want and won’t help them be happier and healthier.

Start at the End offers a new framework for design, grounded in behavioral science. Technology executive and behavioral scientist Matt Wallaert argues that the purpose of everything is behavior change. By starting with outcomes instead of processes, the most effective companies understand what people want to do and why they aren’t already doing it, then build products and services to bridge the gap.

Wallaert is a behavioral psychologist who has led product design at organizations ranging from startups like Clover Health to industry leaders such as Microsoft. Whether dissecting the success behind Uber’s ridesharing service or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, he underscores with clarity and humor how this approach can improve the way we work and live.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Southern Living House Plans by The Editors of Southern Living

Southern Living House Plans (Southern Living) by The Editors of Southern Living
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 66 MB
Overview: The editors of Southern Living Magazine presents House Plans.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Skilled Trade Professionals by Corbin Collins

Skilled Trade Professionals: A Practical Career Guide (Practical Career Guides) by Corbin Collins
Requirements: PDF Reader 976.9 kB
Overview: Welcome to the skilled trade field! If you’re interested in a career in trade, you’ve come to the right book. So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? This book can help you answer these questions and more.
This book, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers five main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions.
• Electrician
• HVAC Technician
• Plumber
• Construction Laborer, Craftsperson, and Manager
• Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic
Genre: Non-Fiction – General –

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Senegal by Janet H. Gritzner

Senegal (Modern World Nations) by Janet H. Gritzner
Requirements: .PDF reader, 11.5 mb
Overview: Provides a comprehensive overview of Senegal’s people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full colour illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery. Maps reflect current political boundaries.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Second Takes by Carolyn Jess-Cooke , Constantine Verevis

Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel by Carolyn Jess-Cooke , Constantine Verevis
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9 MB
Overview: Sequels, serials, and remakes have been a staple of cinema since the very beginning, and recent years have seen the emergence of dynamic and progressive variations of these multi-film franchises. Taking a broad range of sequels as case studies, from the Godfather movies to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Second Takes confronts the complications posed by film sequels and their aftermaths, proposing new critical approaches to what has become a dominant industrial mode of Hollywood cinema. The contributors explore the sequel’s investments in repetition, difference, continuation, and retroactivity, and particularly those attitudes and approaches toward the sequel that hold it up as a kind of figurehead of Hollywood’s commercial imperatives. An invaluable resource to the film student, critic, and fan, Second Takes offers new ways of looking at the film sequel’s industrial, aesthetic, cultural, political, and theoretical contexts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Science, Society, and the Supermarket by David Castle+

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics by David Castle, Cheryl Cline, Abdallah S. Daar, Charoula Tsamis, Peter A. Singer
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: Gene-diet interactions–which underlie relatively benign lactose intolerance to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease–have long been known. But until now, scientists lacked the tools to fully understand the underlying mechanisms that cause these conditions. In recent years, however, strides in human genomics and the nutritional sciences have allowed for the advancement of a new science–dubbed nutrigenomics. Although this science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate, prevent, or cure sickness, current oversight mechanisms and regulations for emerging direct-to-public nutrigenomic tests are still in their infancy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Science, Society, and the Supermarket by David Castle+

Science, Society, and the Supermarket: The Opportunities and Challenges of Nutrigenomics by David Castle, Cheryl Cline, Abdallah S. Daar, Charoula Tsamis, Peter A. Singer
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: Gene-diet interactions–which underlie relatively benign lactose intolerance to life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease–have long been known. But until now, scientists lacked the tools to fully understand the underlying mechanisms that cause these conditions. In recent years, however, strides in human genomics and the nutritional sciences have allowed for the advancement of a new science–dubbed nutrigenomics. Although this science may lead to personalized nutrition and dietary recommendations that can mitigate, prevent, or cure sickness, current oversight mechanisms and regulations for emerging direct-to-public nutrigenomic tests are still in their infancy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Rubber Band Glam by Christina Friedrichsen-Truman

Rubber Band Glam: A Rainbow of Dazzling Beaded Designs for Bracelets, Accessories, and More by Christina Friedrichsen-Truman, Emily Truman, Madeline Truman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 35,1 MB
Overview: The bright colors and fun patterns of rubber band looming make for an easy and fun jewelry craft that everyone loves. Add sparkling glass beads, crystals, and other embellishments, and you have a recipe for some seriously glamorous jewelry and accessories! Rubber Band Glam is perfect for anyone who’s new to looming, and the dazzling designs will inspire avid loomers looking for a new way to use their looms.Enjoy hours of crafting with this engaging book full of fun, stylish projects that everyone will love!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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