Book: HTML5 – Up and Running

HTML 5 Book

HTML5: Up and Running

If you don’t know about the new features available in HTML5, now’s the time to find out. The latest version of this markup language is going to significantly change the way you develop web applications, and this book provides your first real look at HTML5’s new elements and attributes.

Even though work on HTML5 is ongoing, browsers such as Safari, Mozilla, Opera, and Chrome already support many of its features — and browsers for smart phones are even farther ahead, especially iPhone’s MobileSafari browser. With HTML5: Up & Running, you’ll learn how this new version enables browsers to interact with JavaScript much more easily than before. You’ll also learn how HTML5 can help you develop applications that:

  • Display video directly in the browser, without having to rely on plugins
  • Work even when a user is offline, by taking advantage of HTML5’s persistent storage
  • Offer a drawing canvas for dynamically generated 2-D graphics

This concise guide is the most complete and authoritative book you’ll find on the subject. Author Mark Pilgrim writes the weekly digest for the HTML5 Working Group, and represents Google at conferences on HTML5’s capabilities. Stay ahead of the curve. Order a copy of this book today.

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Book: The Lunatic Express

The Lunatic Express

Travel and technology journalist Hoffman (Hunting Warbirds) had two motives for penning this tour of the world’s most life-threatening modes of transportation, including trains in India, buses in South America, and trucks in Afghanistan: to expose the “parallel reality,” obscured by the tourism industry, of millions for whom “travel was still a punishing, unpredictable, and sometimes deadly work of travail”; and for thrills.

By the first measure-showing how much of the world gets from place to place-Hoffman is commendably fascinating: his depiction of the horrors people endure just to see family members or get to work is unforgettable.

Unfortunately, Hoffman’s secondary motive dominates much of the ruminating prose, and it’s hard to sympathize with his middle-aged family-man angst when he’s subjecting his teenage daughter to a 24-hour ride across South American mountains in a bus with no bathroom. Elsewhere, a powerful description of the Indian train system segues into a tepid quasi-love affair. Readers with the patience to avoid some self-indulgent side-tracks will find much to reconsider during their next tough commute.

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Book: The Belly Fat Cure

The Belly Fat Cure

Discover the New Carb Swap System and Lose 4 to 9 lbs. Every Week

For years, experts have told you that you’re overweight because you eat too much and don’t exercise enough. They were WRONG. The truth is that you are eating foods packed with hidden sweeteners that deliver a belly-fattening Sugar/Carb Value. This simple guide makes smart eating effortless and affordable. It includes more than 1,500 options customized for: carboholics, meat lovers, chicken and seafood fans, chocoholics, fast-food junkies, and even vegans! What are you waiting for? Dig in.

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Project Arcade: Build Your Own Arcade Machine

Project Arcade: Build Your Own Arcade Machine

You can go back, and here’s howRemember the days—and quarters—you spent pursuing aliens, fleeing ghosts, and gobbling dots in that beloved arcade? They’re hiding in these pages, along with diagrams, directions, plans, and materials lists that will enable you to build your very own arcade game.

Construct joysticks, buttons, and trackballs; build the console and cabinet; install and configure the software; crank up the speakers; and wham! Step across the time-space continuum and enjoy all those classic games, plus dozens of new ones, whenever you like.Start HereIncludes diagrams, detailed instructions, essential software, and more

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Book: Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America

In celebration of the centennial of Roger Tory Peterson’s birth comes a historic collaboration among renowned birding experts and artists to preserve and enhance the Peterson legacy. This new book combines the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds into one volume, filled with accessible, concise information and including almost three hours of video podcasts to make bird watching even easier.

• 40 new paintings
• Digital updates to Peterson’s original paintings, reflecting the latest knowledge of bird identification
• All new maps for the most up-to-date range information available
• Text rewritten to cover the U.S. and Canada in one guide
• Larger trim size accommodates range maps on every spread

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Book: The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World

What are the rules to the game of life? “The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World” contains the answers to that question. This is the book we all wish someone had handed us when we were teenagers.

It explains the game of life and shows why adults do the things they do. It will help a teenager to become a successful adult , but more importantly it will help them make a lot more sense of what is happening in the world around them.

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Book: Dive Atlas of the World

A global guide to the world’s top dive sites. Written by award-winning and experienced dive authors, coverage starts with the Atlantic, from the West Coast of North America, and proceeds west to east and north to south.

For those inspired to travel to any of the featured sites or regions, the appendix lists all important travel and dive information, the best times to go, contacts, dive operators, and emergency facilities.

From well-known classics to sites which have only recently been discovered, this global selection offers the discerning diver a feast of locations to choose from. Whether you favor muck diving and macro photography, wrecks, walls, reefs, caves, blue holes or the adrenaline rush of a high-speed drift dive in a strong current (or all of these), you will find well-written, clearly mapped accounts of the top places where you can enjoy these dives.

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SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild

How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea – didn’t you always wanted to know that?

The SAS Survival Handbook is the Special Air Service’s complete course in being prepared for any type of emergency. John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman presents real strategies for surviving in any type of situation, from accidents and escape procedures, including chemical and nuclear to successfully adapting to various climates (polar, tropical, desert), to identifying edible plants and creating fire. The book is extremely practical and is illustrated throughout with easy-to-understand line art and diagrams.

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