Nutshell

Nutshell
Author: Ian McEwan
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780345812421
Available:
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From literary superstar Ian McEwan Ian McEwan comes Nutshell, a gloriously entertaining, wonderfully imagined novel—a mesmerizing thriller to delight all readers. "Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams." --William Shakespeare's Hamlet Trudy has betrayed her husband, John, who trusts and adores her. She's living in the marital home--a dilapidated, and priceless London townhouse--but John's not there. In his stead is the profoundly banal Claude--and together they're hatching a murderous plan. But there is an unexpected witness to their plot, who cares deeply about the outcome: the inquisitive nine-month-old inhabitant of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is riveting--an unforgettably original, wickedly entertaining, novel of murder and deceipt from one of the world's master storytellers.

Nutshell

Nutshell
Author: Ian McEwan
Pages: 199
ISBN: 1784705128
Available:
Release: 2017-06
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.

The Universe in a Nutshell

The Universe in a Nutshell
Author: Stephen Hawking
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780553802023
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Bantam
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

R in a Nutshell

R in a Nutshell
Author: Joseph Adler
Pages: 699
ISBN: 9781449312084
Available:
Release: 2012-10-09
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"R in a Nutshell" provides a quick and practical way to learn this increasingly popular open source language and environment. Readers will not only learn how to program in R, but also how to find the right user-contributed R packages for statistical modeling, visualization, and bioinformatics.

Unix in a Nutshell

Unix in a Nutshell
Author: Arnold Robbins
Pages: 885
ISBN: UOM:39015062623528
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Release: 2005-10-26
Editor: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A guide to the operating system's commands and options covers the shell, package management, text editing, source code management, and GDB debugger.

The Nutshell Technique

The Nutshell Technique
Author: Jill Chamberlain
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9781477303733
Available:
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don’t know how to tell a story. These writers may know how to format a script, write snappy dialogue, and set a scene. They may have interesting characters and perhaps some clever plot devices. But, invariably, while they may have the kernel of a good idea for a screenplay, they fail to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the Nutshell Technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow diagrams (“nutshells”), she thoroughly explains how the Nutshell Technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes readers step-by-step through thirty classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches readers exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the Nutshell Technique, and you’ll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.

Java in a Nutshell

Java in a Nutshell
Author: Ben Evans,David Flanagan
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9781492037200
Available:
Release: 2018-12-03
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This updated edition of Java in a Nutshell not only helps experienced Java programmers get the most out of Java versions 9 through 11, it’s also a learning path for new developers. Chock full of examples that demonstrate how to take complete advantage of modern Java APIs and development best practices, this thoroughly revised book includes new material on Java Concurrency Utilities. The book’s first section provides a fast-paced, no-fluff introduction to the Java programming language and the core runtime aspects of the Java platform. The second section is a reference to core concepts and APIs that explains how to perform real programming work in the Java environment. Get up to speed on language details, including Java 9-11 changes Learn object-oriented programming, using basic Java syntax Explore generics, enumerations, annotations, and lambda expressions Understand basic techniques used in object-oriented design Examine concurrency and memory, and how they’re intertwined Work with Java collections and handle common data formats Delve into Java’s latest I/O APIs, including asynchronous channels Use Nashorn to execute JavaScript on the Java Virtual Machine Become familiar with development tools in OpenJDK

Permaculture in a Nutshell

Permaculture in a Nutshell
Author: Patrick Whitefield
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1856230031
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Permanent Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Permaculture is a creative approach to abundant and fulfilling lifestyles. It is for everyone wishing to live sustainable and tread more lightly on the Earth. Permaculture is an ecologically sound approach to providing for our needs, including our food, shelter and financial and social structures. It is based on co-operating with nature and caring for the Earth and its people. Permaculture in a Nutshell is a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of permaculture in temperate climates. It covers how permaculture works in the city, the country and on the farm and explores ways in which people can work together to recreate real communities. This inspiring book clearly describes how we can live fruitfully and sustainably and is essential reading for anyone wishing to reduce their environmental impact.

Happiness in a Nutshell

Happiness in a Nutshell
Author: Andrew Matthews
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780957757264
Available:
Release: 1999-11-01
Editor: Seashell Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The hugely popular pocket book featuring Andrew Matthews' favorite sayings and cartoons.

VB VBA in a Nutshell The Language

VB   VBA in a Nutshell  The Language
Author: Paul Lomax
Pages: 633
ISBN: 1565923588
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Collects and defines the programming languages' statements, procedures, and functions, covering syntax, standard code conventions, differences of operation, data type, undocumented behaviors, and practical applications

The Franco Prussian War in a Nutshell

The Franco Prussian War in a Nutshell
Author: Melville De Lancey Landon
Pages: 486
ISBN: WISC:89096151352
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Release: 1871
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Positive Psychology In A Nutshell The Science Of Happiness

Positive Psychology In A Nutshell  The Science Of Happiness
Author: Boniwell, Ilona
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780335247202
Available:
Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The best general introduction to positive psychology available." Dr Alex Linley, University of Leicester, UK "Dr Ilona Boniwell is recognized as Europe’s leading researcher, innovator and thinker in the expanding world of positive psychology. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant little book is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better." Dr Cecilia d'Felice, Consultant Psychologist, Author and Columnist for The Times and The Metro "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a little gem of a book, beautifully and engagingly written, and having the marks of a cogent teacher who has mastered the contemporary structure, bounds and outreach of her field. This is a 'must read', and a welcome antidote for all those engaged in the caring professions." Richard Whitfield, Human Development Specialist, Educator, Poet and Chairman of Trustees of the Face-to-Face Trust "As good an introduction to positive psychology as you can read. A must-read book for all those involved in the education and health industries." Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, user friendly, thoughtful introduction and critique of the field. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field." Dr Carol Kauffman, Co-founder and Director of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative, Harvard Medical School, USA "In a nutshell, I could scarcely put down this intelligent, balanced and irresistible introduction to positive psychology!" Dr Sean Cameron, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London, UK "It is very readable, seductively so, and is no doubt as good an introduction to the subject as you can get ... Emotional wellbeing is complex and there are useful insights here to shore up the flabby phrases tossed around by politicians ... There are some parts of this book I will use and anyone who wants to find out about positive psychology should start here." Mike Shooter is a child psychiatrist and President of BACP, UK When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about? 'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life. Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to: Change your mindset Practice mindfulness Develop better resilience Enhance your well-being at work Adopt positive leadership Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.

In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell
Author: Joseph Anthony,Cris Arbo
Pages: 32
ISBN: 188322098X
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Dawn Publications (CA)
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An acorn grows into a mighty oak, helps sustain other life, and eventually dies and continues to give life to others.

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell
Author: A. Zee
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780691140346
Available:
Release: 2010-02-21
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Since it was first published, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell has quickly established itself as the most accessible and comprehensive introduction to this profound and deeply fascinating area of theoretical physics. Now in this fully revised and expanded edition, A. Zee covers the latest advances while providing a solid conceptual foundation for students to build on, making this the most up-to-date and modern textbook on quantum field theory available. This expanded edition features several additional chapters, as well as an entirely new section describing recent developments in quantum field theory such as gravitational waves, the helicity spinor formalism, on-shell gluon scattering, recursion relations for amplitudes with complex momenta, and the hidden connection between Yang-Mills theory and Einstein gravity. Zee also provides added exercises, explanations, and examples, as well as detailed appendices, solutions to selected exercises, and suggestions for further reading. The most accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook available Features a fully revised, updated, and expanded text Covers the latest exciting advances in the field Includes new exercises Offers a one-of-a-kind resource for students and researchers Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Brown University California Institute of Technology Carnegie Mellon College of William & Mary Cornell Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Ohio State University Princeton University Purdue University - Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rutgers University - New Brunswick Stanford University University of California - Berkeley University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Michigan University of Montreal University of Notre Dame Vanderbilt University Virginia Tech University

PHP in a Nutshell

PHP in a Nutshell
Author: Paul Hudson
Pages: 370
ISBN: 0596100671
Available:
Release: 2007-12-11
Editor: O'Reilly Media
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Now installed on more than 20 million Internet domains around the world, PHP is an undisputed leader in web programming languages. Database connectivity, powerful extensions, and rich object-orientation are all reasons for its popularity, but nearly everyone would agree that, above all, PHP is one of the easiest languages to learn and use for developing dynamic web applications. The ease of development and simplicity of PHP, combined with a large community and expansive repository of open source PHP libraries, make it a favorite of web designers and developers worldwide. PHP in a Nutshell is a complete reference to the core of the language as well as the most popular PHP extensions. This book doesn't try to compete with or replace the widely available online documentation. Instead, it is designed to provide depth and breadth that can't be found elsewhere. PHP in a Nutshell provides the maximum information density on PHP, without all the fluff and extras that get in the way. The topic grouping, tips, and examples in this book complement the online guide and make this an essential reference for every PHP programmer. This book focuses on the functions commonly used by a majority of developers, so you can look up the information you need quickly. Topics include: Object-oriented PHP Networking String manipulation Working with files Database interaction XML Multimedia creation Mathematics Whether you're just getting started or have years of experience in PHP development, PHP in a Nutshell is a valuable addition to your desk library.

ADO NET in a Nutshell

ADO NET in a Nutshell
Author: Bill Hamilton,Matthew MacDonald
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781449370442
Available:
Release: 2003-04-25
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written by experts on the Microsoft® .NET programming platform, ADO.NET in a Nutshell delivers everything .NET programmers will need to get a jump-start on ADO.NET technology or to sharpen their skills even further. In the tradition of O'Reilly's In a Nutshell Series, ADO.NET in a Nutshell is the most complete and concise source of ADO.NET information available.ADO.NET is the suite of data access technologies in the .NET Framework that developers use to build applications services accessing relational data and XML. Connecting to databases is a fundamental part of most applications, whether they are web, Windows®, distributed, client/server, XML Web Services, or something entirely different. But ADO.NET is substantially different from Microsoft's previous data access technologies--including the previous version of ADO--so even experienced developers need to understand the basics of the new disconnected model before they start programming with it.Current with the .NET Framework 1.1, ADO.NET in a Nutshell offers one place to look when you need help with anything related to this essential technology, including a reference to the ADO.NET namespaces and object model. In addition to being a valuable reference, this book provides a concise foundation for programming with ADO.NET and covers a variety of issues that programmers face when developing web applications or Web Services that rely on database access. Using C#, this book presents real world, practical examples that will help you put ADO.NET to work immediately.Topics covered in the book include: An Introduction to ADO.NET Connections, Commands and DataReaders Disconnected Data Advanced DataSets Transactions DataViews and Data Binding XML and the DataSet Included with the book is a Visual Studio .NET add-in that integrates the entire reference directly into your help files. When combining ADO.NET in a Nutshell with other books from O'Reilly's .NET In a Nutshell series, you'll have a comprehensive, detailed and independent reference collection that will help you become more productive.

Python in a Nutshell

Python in a Nutshell
Author: Alex Martelli
Pages: 636
ISBN: 0596001886
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Demonstrates the programming language's strength as a Web development tool, covering syntax, data types, built-ins, the Python standard module library, and real world examples.

Linux in a Nutshell

Linux in a Nutshell
Author: Ellen Siever,Aaron Weber,Stephen Figgins,Robert Love,Arnold Robbins
Pages: 925
ISBN: 9780596529499
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the last few years, Linux has grown both as an operating system and a tool for personal and business use. Simultaneously becoming more user friendly and more powerful as a back-end system, Linux has achieved new plateaus: the newer filesystems have solidified, new commands and tools have appeared and become standard, and the desktop--including new desktop environments--have proved to be viable, stable, and readily accessible to even those who don't consider themselves computer gurus. Whether you're using Linux for personal software projects, for a small office or home office (often termed the SOHO environment), to provide services to a small group of colleagues, or to administer a site responsible for millions of email and web connections each day, you need quick access to information on a wide range of tools. This book covers all aspects of administering and making effective use of Linux systems. Among its topics are booting, package management, and revision control. But foremost in Linux in a Nutshell are the utilities and commands that make Linux one of the most powerful and flexible systems available. Now in its fifth edition, Linux in a Nutshell brings users up-to-date with the current state of Linux. Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, the book covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions. Comprehensive but concise, the fifth edition has been updated to cover new features of major Linux distributions. Configuration information for the rapidly growing commercial network services and community update services is one of the subjects covered for the first time. But that's just the beginning. The book covers editors, shells, and LILO and GRUB boot options. There's also coverage of Apache, Samba, Postfix, sendmail, CVS, Subversion, Emacs, vi, sed, gawk, and much more. Everything that system administrators, developers, and power users need to know about Linux is referenced here, and they will turn to this book again and again.

Windows XP in a Nutshell

Windows XP in a Nutshell
Author: David A. Karp,Tim O'Reilly,Troy Mott
Pages: 616
ISBN: 0596002491
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses how to install, run, and configure Windows XP for both the home and office, explaining how to connect to the Internet, design a LAN, and share drives and printers, and includes tips and troubleshooting techniques.

C 9 0 in a Nutshell

C  9 0 in a Nutshell
Author: Joseph Albahari
Pages: 1060
ISBN: 9781098100919
Available:
Release: 2021-02-26
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When you have questions about C# 9.0 or .NET 5, this best-selling guide has the answers you need. C# is a language of unusual flexibility and breadth, but with its continual growth there's so much more to learn. In the tradition of O'Reilly's Nutshell guides, this thoroughly updated edition is simply the best one-volume reference to the C# language available today. Organized around concepts and use cases, C# 9.0 in a Nutshell provides intermediate and advanced programmers with a concise map of C# and .NET that also plumbs significant depths. Get up to speed on C#, from syntax and variables to advanced topics such as pointers, records, closures, and patterns Dig deep into LINQ with three chapters dedicated to the topic Explore concurrency and asynchrony, advanced threading, and parallel programming Work with .NET features, including regular expressions, networking, spans, reflection, and cryptography