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Blood Doctor Penguin
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Wi-Fi Home Networking McGraw-Hill
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This book: describes the costs, benefits and necessity of networking; reviews software networking tools that save money for small-time operators; summarizes business expenses and savings to help a prospective user choose their office setup; offers criteria for deciding on distribution media; compares wireless versus wired connections; and includes important, practical information about security, viruses, and backing up. Booking a new career Ojai man, laid off after 25 years by Verizon, becomes author By Roger Harris, email@example.com For 18 months, Ray Smith had way too much time to smell the pink and red roses growing in his Ojai back yard. Like thousands of other telecommunications workers across the country who were laid off by struggling telecom companies, Smith was out of work. A veteran network engineer with more than 25 years of experience, Smith hated being jobless. He looked for work constantly after being let go by Verizon Communications in January 2001. He made a million phone calls and knocked on a like number of doors. Or so it seemed. Too often he heard the words that every 50-something job hunter learns to hate: "You're overqualified." No nibbles. No offers. "I was desperate," said Smith, 55. So with his back to the wall, Smith tried something new -- he wrote a book. Other than the Christmas letters he writes instead of sending cards, Smith was a novice writer. But he knows computer networking. With the help of a good editor and his patient and supportive wife, Jade, he began writing last June. Six months later, Smith delivered the last pages of WiFi Home Networking to his publisher. In the process, he rediscovered himself and put those pesky out-of-work blues into the closet. Seeing his book on the shelf at Barnes & Noble for the first time was "an out-of-body experience almost," Smith said. "Suddenly, I was somebody again." His book was published by McGraw Hill, one of the largest publishing houses in the country. The 347-page book details how to build a wireless network for your home. WiFi is short for "wireless fidelity," the radio frequency technology used to connect computers. Step by step, Smith outlines everything from the history of WiFi and the benefits of a wireless network to choosing the right equipment and setting up the network. The book, which sells for $29.95 and includes a CD version, is aimed primarily at small-office/home-office users. There are several advantages of a wireless network, said Smith, who found in researching the book that more than 20 million U.S. households have more than one computer. With a WiFi home network, several computers can share the same high-speed wireless Internet connection and the same printer. If you have a laptop computer, you can work anywhere in the house or even the back yard -- because there are no wires to trip over. Wireless networks make it easy to share files between computers and remotely control one computer with another computer. And, homeowners don't have to knock holes in walls like they would when running cable for a wired network. Smith said a wireless network makes working from home easier and more productive. Real estate agents, for example, can connect a WiFi camera to their computer and show out-of-town home buyers photos of houses, and a salesperson could sit in their home office and use the technology to video conference with field engineers. How it happened In the last few months, interest in wireless networking has taken off. In addition to being a useful tool for home offices, wireless networks are cropping up in coffee shops, airports and hotels. "Ray has a real knack of seeing things before they become popular," said Jade, who works for Verizon's DSL division. "... A lot of families have more than one computer, and (WiFi) is a way to get them to talk to each other. It's the next logical step." Although Smith never wrote a book before, his longtime friend David Leathers, a Videography magazine editor and president of Eye Square Productions, a video and film production company in Culver City, didn't hesitate to recommend Smith when McGraw-Hill was looking for a WiFi writer. "I knew he knew the subject matter because he had been directly involved in it a very long time," said Leathers, who has written technical books for McGraw-Hill. "I've not been particularly impressed with some of the technical writing I see. Some of it looks like somebody took some downloads from the Net, some press releases and rescrambled it and then called it an article. But I knew Ray would take it seriously and do original work on it." Smith's serious work-ethic impressed his editor at McGraw-Hill. "He did a great job of researching and getting enough information from the vendors," said Judy Bass, senior editor with McGraw-Hill. Smith accepted criticism without complaint and quickly learned the style preferred by McGraw-Hill's Professional Book Group, which publishes hundreds of titles a year. "He really went out and learned about the market and in the process marketed himself really well," Bass said. Unlike many how-to technical books, Smith writes in a manner understandable by both novices and tech-savvy readers. The book is sprinkled with interesting tidbits. For instance, the first wireless communication was in 1880 when Alexander Graham Bell invented the photophone, which used a beam of light to carry a voice message between buildings in Washington, D.C. The Ventura County Star 20030608
Under the Duvet Penguin
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'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances, hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are adored by millions around the world
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Praise for The Secrets of Happily Married Men "Manly men rest assured: You can hope to become a better husband without having to get in touch with your feminine side...Lively and entertaining, this broad guidebook provides Haltzman's insights illuminated by anecdotes from his online discussion forum for married men." -Psychology Today "Haltzman ...launches his eight strategies with remarkable vigor. More important, they are extraordinarily well fleshed out and convincingly supported with useful 'to do' lists and a multitude of examples. They will no doubt prove helpful to many men struggling to build a happy marriage." -Publisher's Weekly "Scott Haltzman, a psychiatrist and Brown University professor, has been studying marriages good and bad for a long time...View marriage as your most important task, Haltzman urges men, and pursue success as you would anything else that matters." -Washington Post "Men are good at fixing problems, not talking about them, so Haltzman advises playing to your strength. The genius of this book is that it ...asks politically incorrect questions about men and women at home-the neglected front in the gender wars." -New York Times "The insights in this book reveal a new and effective way for men and women to understand and appreciate each other. It shows what it really takes to create a loving and lasting relationship." -John Gray, author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Marriage and relationships are in crisis. The breakup and divorce rate remain incredibly high, despite all the couples therapy, afternoon talk shows, and other books in the marketplace, many of which describe men as abusive commitment phobic creeps who'd better change fast or else. But this new book is totally different, a whole different way of looking at how to build a successful long-lasting relationship from a man's point of view, men who are happy in their partnerships, who have figured out what works for them in accomplishing the goal of a loving, intimate, lifetime commitment. Dr. Scott Haltzman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and founder of www.secretsofmarriedmen.com, has devised a proven method for improving relationships, based on a man's special and unique skills, strengths, powers-as a responsible and motivated worker, manager, leader, problem-solver, partner, husband, and father. Men are different, Dr. Haltzman says. They don't approach relationships with the same skills and techniques that women do-and viva la difference. Dr.Haltzman therefore lays out eight ways, tasks, proven techniques which men have revealed in confidential correspondence to his highly successful website, including The First Way: Make Your Marriage Your Job, The Second Way: Know Your Wife, The Third Way: Be Home Now, The Fourth Way: Expect Conflict and Deal With It, The Fifth Way: Learn to Listen, The Sixth Way: Aim to Please, The Seventh Way: Understand the Truth About Sex, The Eighth Way: Introduce Yourself, and finally, Celebrate Your Love. Within each of these steps, he provides both specific analysis, guidelines and techniques based on male biology, neuro-science, brain differences, unique developmental stages from youth to seniority. To illustrate these ideas in action, he's included wonderful true stories, anecdotes, and confessions from the website. The result is a practical, very entertaining, totally original way to build successful relationships for men and their partners, girlfriends, and wives. For a lasting commitment, a continuing guide to solving inevitable problems and bumps in the road, for more fun, better sex, genuine intimacy, and a life-long partnership-this dynamic new author shows the way in a manner that finally includes an authentic male perspective.
Power of the Heart Simon & Schuster
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Baptist de Pape had just finished law school and was about to start his legal career when, plagued with doubts about what job to take, he saw an interview of Eckhart Tolle with Oprah Winfrey that changed his path completely. In the clip, Tolle asked that we consider not what we want from life, but what life wants from us. de Pape underwent an epiphany and felt with utter conviction that part of his purpose in life was to investigate the power of the heart and make a film about the power of listening to your heart. He travelled the world interviewing spiritual teachers, who offered answers to existential questions and taught important lessons about the power of the heart, lessons that reveal your hidden talents and qualities, and which help you bring out the best in yourself. Baptist interviewed 18 masters for the book and film: Maya Angelou; Deepak Chopra; Paulo Coelho; Eckhart Tolle; Marianne Williamson; Gary Zukav; Isabel Allende; Jane Goodall; Joe Dispenza; John Gray; Michael Beckwith; Ruediger Schache; Neale Donald Walsch; Howard Martin; Rollin McCraty; Marci Shimoff; Linda Francis; and Dean Schrock. Each has his or her own cultural, philosophical, and professional background and helps create a sensational portrait of the heart as an inexhaustible source of love, wisdom, and intelligence that far surpasses that of the mind. Here are the lessons from those teachers, a journey to discover the power of your heart that will transform how you think about money, health, relationships, and success and how you live in relation to them. You will discover an original and authentic power, one that is buried inside yourself like a hidden treasure. It is time to take the key and open the treasure chest inside. It is time to discover the power of the heart.
A Merry-Go-Round Forgotten Books
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Excerpt from A Merry-Go-Round: A Comedy in Four Acts Uncle job is sixty years of age, portly, with a broad and genial face, grey hair, slightly bald. He is marked by a peculiarly hearty, pronounced, cheerful character and manner of expression, is bluff, a triże vociferous, but a gentleman in feeling and bearing. John _warren is about thirty years. Of age, a little over middle height, healthy, strong, sincere, courteous, 1m pulsive, and indulgent and affectionate to his man Bob. Mrs. Hawtrey is about seventy years old, lovely in appear ance, rather delicate and small of frame, and with beautiful old-school manners. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Kids' Book of Questions Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
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Kids love to be asked questions almost as much as they love to ask them. And asking is important--parents know the value of having meaningful conversations with their kids, especially as family time is under continuous assault from gadgets and devices. Now the book that solves those needs is back--announcing a fresh new edition of "The Kids' Book of Questions." Including subjects like the Internet, school violence, and climate change, the book remains a timeless treasure. Here is a collection of questions designed to challenge, entertain, provoke, and expand young minds. These are the questions that let kids discover how they feel; let people know what they think; raise issues that everyone loves to discuss. Gregory Stock, author of the original #1 bestselling Book of Questions, took his question-asking ways into schools and came back with over 200 questions, including Thorny dilemmas: "Would you rather have a job you didn't like that paid a lot or a job you loved that paid just enough to get by?" Embarrassing challenges: "Would you kiss someone in front of your whole class for $250?" Provocative ideas: "What things do you think your parents do just to set an example for you?" Intriguing fantasies: "If you could text any famous person and be sure they'd read and answer your text, who would you write to and what would you say?" There is only one requirement: Give an honest answer. Then be amazed to see where one little question leads.
Censoring Queen Victoria Oneworld Publications
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'Fascinating' BBC History 'Remarkable and clever' New York Times 'Original and important' Sir David Cannadine When Queen Victoria died, two gentlemen were commissioned with the monumental task of editing her vast correspondence. It would be the first time that a British monarch's letters had been published, and it would change how Victoria was remembered forever. The men chosen for the job were deeply complex and peculiar characters: Viscount Esher, the consummate royal confidant, blessed with charm and influence, but hiding a secret obsession with Eton boys and incestuous relationship with his son; Arthur Benson, a schoolmaster and author, plagued by depression, struggling to fit in with the blue-blooded clubs and codes of the court. Together with King Edward VII these men would decide Victoria's legacy. In their hands 460 volumes of the Queen's Correspondence became just three, and their decisions and - distortions - would influence perceptions of Victoria for generations to come.
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