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A Type Primer by John Kane
A guide full of practical hints to help build the confidence of graphics and typography students. Its aim is to bring the reader to the point where they understand the basic principles of typography and to strengthen the designer's eye through informed, direct observation.
Getting It Right With Type by Victoria Squire
Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms.
The Sustainable Tall Building by Philip Oldfield
The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer is an accessible and highly illustrated guide, which primes those involved in the design and research of tall buildings to dramatically improve their performance. Using a mixture of original research and analysis, best-practice design thinking and a detailed look at exemplar case studies, author Philip Oldfield takes the reader through the architectural ideas, engineering strategies and cutting-edge technologies that are available to the tall building design team. The book takes a global perspective, examining high-rise design in different climates, cultures and contexts. It considers common functions such as high-rise housing and offices, to more radical designs such as vertical farming and vertical cemeteries. Innovation is provided by examining not only the environmental performance of tall buildings but also their social sustainability, guiding the reader through strategies to create successful communities at height. The book starts by critically appraising the sustainability of tall building architecture past and present, before demonstrating innovative ways for future tall buildings to be designed. These include themes such as climatically responsive architecture, siting a tall building in the city, zero-carbon towers, skygardens and community spaces at height, sustainable structural systems and novel façades. In doing so, the book provides essential reading for architects, engineers, consultants, developers, researchers and students engaged with sustainable design and high-rise architecture.
Polyurethane Casting Primer by I.R. Clemitson
Omitting complicated chemistry concepts, Polyurethane Casting Primer presents practical details on the casting of polyurethane products to assist readers in their daily work. It covers fundamental methods, explores hands-on design and production topics, and keeps theory to a minimum. The book fully explains casting and allied processes. Starting from a "bucket and paddle mix" open pour, postcuring machining, bonding, and painting, it discusses how to produce quality products continuously. The author describes the necessary precautions for maintaining the health and safety of workers. He covers the properties of polyurethane systems, the tests and results of polyurethanes commonly used in compression, and the correct grade and processing of polyurethanes for meeting customer requirements. He also reveals how to fix issues such as molding problems and premature end of life. The versatility of polyurethane enables a wide range of applications, from simple, noncritical parts to vital engineering products. This book guides manufacturers in designing and producing polyurethane products. Batch calculations are available for download at www.crcpress.com
C Primer by Stanley B. Lippman
This popular tutorial introduction to standard C++ has been completely updated, reorganized, and rewritten to help programmers learn the language faster and use it in a more modern, effective way. Just as C++ has evolved since the last edition, so has the authors' approach to teaching it. They now introduce the C++ standard library from the beginning, giving readers the means to write useful programs without first having to master every language detail. Highlighting today's best practices, they show how to write programs that are safe, can be built quickly, and yet offer outstanding performance. Examples that take advantage of the library, and explain the features of C++, also show how to make the best use of the language. As in its previous editions, the book's authoritative discussion of fundamental C++ concepts and techniques makes it a valuable resource even for more experienced programmers. Program Faster and More Effectively with This Rewritten Classic Restructured for quicker learning, using the C++ standard library Updated to teach the most current programming styles and program design techniques Filled with new learning aids that emphasize important points, warn about common pitfalls, suggest good programming practices, and provide general usage tips Complete with exercises that reinforce skills learned Authoritative and comprehensive in its coverage The source code for the book's extended examples is available on the Web at the address below.
C Primer Plus by Stephen Prata
C++ Primer Plus, Sixth Edition New C++11 Coverage C++ Primer Plus is a carefully crafted, complete tutorial on one of the most significant and widely used programming languages today. An accessible and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book is appropriate for both serious students of programming as well as developers already proficient in other languages. The sixth edition of C++ Primer Plus has been updated and expanded to cover the latest developments in C++, including a detailed look at the new C++11 standard. Author and educator Stephen Prata has created an introduction to C++ that is instructive, clear, and insightful. Fundamental programming concepts are explained along with details of the C++ language. Many short, practical examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, encouraging readers to master new topics by immediately putting them to use. Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter help readers zero in on the most critical information and digest the most difficult concepts. In C++ Primer Plus, you’ll find depth, breadth, and a variety of teaching techniques and tools to enhance your learning: A new detailed chapter on the changes and additional capabilities introduced in the C++11 standard Complete, integrated discussion of both basic C language and additional C++ features Clear guidance about when and why to use a feature Hands-on learning with concise and simple examples that develop your understanding a concept or two at a time Hundreds of practical sample programs Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter to test your understanding Coverage of generic C++ gives you the greatest possible flexibility Teaches the ISO standard, including discussions of templates, the Standard Template Library, the string class, exceptions, RTTI, and namespaces Table of Contents 1: Getting Started with C++ 2: Setting Out to C++ 3: Dealing with Data 4: Compound Types 5: Loops and Relational Expressions 6: Branching Statements and Logical Operators 7: Functions: C++’s Programming Modules 8: Adventures in Functions 9: Memory Models and Namespaces 10: Objects and Classes 11: Working with Classes 12: Classes and Dynamic Memory Allocation 13: Class Inheritance 14: Reusing Code in C++ 15: Friends, Exceptions, and More 16: The string Class and the Standard Template Library 17: Input, Output, and Files 18: The New C++11 Standard A Number Bases B C++ Reserved Words C The ASCII Character Set D Operator Precedence E Other Operators F The stringTemplate Class G The Standard Template Library Methods and Functions H Selected Readings and Internet Resources I Converting to ISO Standard C++ J Answers to Chapter Reviews
The Robotics Primer by Maja J. Matarić
1. What is a robot? 2. Where do robots come from? 3. What's in a robot? 4. Arms, legs, wheels, tracks, and really drives them 5. Move it! 6. Grasping at straws 7. What's going on? 8. Switch on ghe light 9. Sonars, lasers, and cameras 10. Stay in control 11. The building bolcks of control 12. What's in your head? 13. Think hard, act later 14. Don't think, react! 15. Think and act separately, in parallel 16. Think the way you act 17. Making your robot behave 18. When the unexpected happens 19. Going places 20. Go, team! 21. Things keep getting better 22. Where to next?
Primer To The Immune Response by Tak W. Mak
Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject’s fascinating appeal. The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections. Complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology Engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable Over 200 clear, elegant color illustrations Comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations
Pcr Primer Design by Anton Yuryev
In the past decade, molecular biology has been transformed from the art of cloning a single gene to a statistical science measuring and calculating properties of entire genomes. New high-throughput methods have been developed for genome sequencing and studying the cell at different systematic levels such as transcriptome, proteome, metabolome and other -omes. At the heart of most high-throughput methods is the technique of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR Primer Design focuses on primer design, which is critical to both the efficiency and the accuracy of the PCR. With intricate descriptions of basic approaches as well as specialized methods, this volume is an exceptional reference for all those involved in studying the genome. In PCR Primer Design, authors describe basic approaches for PCR primer design in addition to specialized methods. These state-of-the-art methods can be used for both genome-scale experiments and for small-scale individual PCR amplifications. This volume will be useful for organizations performing whole genome studies, companies designing instruments that utilize PCR, and individual scientists ??? geneticists, molecular biologists, molecular geneticists, and more ??? who routinely use PCR in their research.
Clinical Therapeutics Primer Link To The Evidence For The Ambulatory Care Pharmacist by Jennifer A. Reinhold
Clinical Therapeutics Primer: Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist is a valuable resource for pharmacy students, new pharmacist practitioners, and practicing pharmacists in the ambulatory setting. Organized by therapeutic concentration, this in-depth text will assist the reader in mastering the skills required to successfully assess and treat commonly encountered outpatient medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, and more. Featuring over 40 practical cases and the patient-centered care approach, Clinical Therapeutics Primer provides an evidence-based field guide for applying complex concepts into best clinical practices. Key Features • Key Terms • Learning Objectives • Over 40 Sample Patient Cases • Treatment Algorithms • Key Terminology Review • Clinical Pearls • Discussion Questions • Web Resources Instructor Resources Instructor's Manual PowerPoint Presentations Test Bank Student Companion Website, including: Crossword Puzzles Interactive Flashcards Interactive Glossary Matching Exercises WebLinks Each new, print textbook includes a card with an access code for the Student Companion Website. Access to the Companion Website may also be purchased separately, under the RESOURCES tab, FOR STUDENTS.