In his first book since the bestselling Fermat´s Enigma , Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world´s most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.
The magical realm of unicorns comes to life in this dazzling craft book, brimming with sparkles and rainbows. Let your imagination run wild in creating dozens of fun and entertaining projects to make for yourself or give as gifts, including an amazing unicorn soft toy, a glittering headband and a rainbow-coloured charm. Each project comes with a list of all the items and templates that you will need to create your unicorn-fuelled fun, along with step-by-step instructions and clear photographs to help you create something really special. Get ready to spread the magic!
The Whole Lesbian Sex Book, was the first-ever sex guide to offer information and encouragement for all women who desire women - lesbian, bisexual, butch, femme, androgynous, and transgender. First published in 1999, it´s been lauded for its thoroughness, enthusiastic tone, and creative, nonjudgmental approach to lesbian sex in all its rich variety. (Library Journal lamented, ´´Why can´t more heterosexual sex manuals be this good?´´) Now, five years later, sex educator Felice Newman has completely updated this classic guide. There is new information throughout, up-to-date research, fresh quotes from women who share their real-world experiences, a greatly expanded resource guide, new illustrations, and an entire new chapter on sex and partnership. Topics include: Where to find sex partners (and how to talk to your lovers about sex). Discovering your desires and fantasies. How to have all the orgasms you desire-G-spot orgasms, multiple orgasms, extended orgasms, and ejaculation. Why communication is the most important erotic skill you can offer your partners. How masturbation can improve your sex life. Expert how-to information on cunnilingus, anal sex, vaginal fisting, and other favorite lesbian sex techniques. How to choose vibrators, dildos, and harnesses, and get the most out of your sex toys. And much more.
No-fuss recipes for the ultimate comfort foods: soups, curries, chillies, casseroles, risottos, tagines, pot roasts, stews, and even desserts. With slow cooking, you can simply add some choice ingredients to the pot, let the slow cooker work its magic through the day, and come home to a delicious home-cooked meal - just ´´set it and forget it´´. You don´t even need a slow cooker - each recipe gives instructions for both a traditional hob and oven method and a slow cooker method . Photographic guides show all the key preparation techniques step by step and explain which ingredients and cuts of meat work best, alongside practical advice on braising, stewing, poaching, pot roasting, and other techniques. You may be on a budget and looking to transform cheap cuts of of meat into tender, rich meals, or just time-poor but wanting to make sure your family have a healthy, home-cooked dinner. You may be embracing nose-to-tail eating with unloved cuts, or trying to reduce your food waste by transforming leftover ingredients into delicious dinners. With The Slow Cook Book you can save time and money and have everything you need to prepare nourishing one-pot meals.
The digital colorist´s job is no longer to simply balance, fix, and optimize. Today´s filmmakers often want to recreate the idiosyncrasies of older recording methods, or are looking for something completely new, to differentiate the look of a given project. Furthermore, end-to-end digital shooting, postproduction, and distribution means that stylizations and effects once created by the film lab are no longer photochemically available. The color grading suite has become the lab, and these sorts of stylizations are now part of the colorist´s job description. In this follow-up volume to the bestseller Color Correction Handbook, Alexis Van Hurkman walks you through twenty-one categories of creative grading techniques, designed to give you an arsenal of stylizations you can pull out of your hat when the client asks for something special, unexpected, and unique. Each chapter presents an in-depth examination and step-by-step, cross-platform breakdown of stylistic techniques used in music videos, commercial spots, and cinema. These customizable techniques can be mixed and matched for your own unique effects and include: *; bleach bypass looks*; cross-processing simulation*; day-for-night treatments*; emulating film stocks*; flat looks*; glows, blooms, and gauze looks*; grain, noise, and texture*; greenscreen compositing workflows*; lens flaring and veiling glare*; light leaks and color bleeds*; monitor and screen glow*; monochrome looks*; sharpening*; tints and color washes*; undertones*; vibrance and targeted saturation*; and many more!
A complete guide to playing guitar accompaniment and chord melodies in various Brazilian styles ? Samba, Bossa Nova, Frevo, etc. * Comes with a CD of Nelson demonstrating each exercise, plus a tune in each style * Many variations of basic comping patterns written out, each with complete chord voicings. * Also includes short transcriptions of guitar parts as recorded by Toninho Horta, Joao Bosco, Joao Gilberto, etc. The audio portion of this book is available for free download at http://www.shermusic.com/new/downloads.?shtml.
The ´´Book of Songs´´ is a collection of poems (1827) by Henry Heine, which brought the author world-wide popularity and gave rise to many imitations, so called. ´´Geenism´´, ´´geinemania´´. Hero of ´´Book of Songs´´ - autobiographical. He, like Heine, in love with his sister Amalia, suffers from non-reciprocal feelings. The theme of love penetrates the whole book, it is shown by the author not only in the general philosophical, but also in the subjective-romantic, private aspect. ´´From the´´ Book of Songs ´´´´ contains selected poetic works translated by Lesya Ukrainka and Maxim Stavsky.
A pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world ´Correlation does not imply causation.´ This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl´s discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.