Break Point

Author: Vince Spadea,Dan Markowitz

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554902703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 6873


Groomed since the age of eight by his obsessive father Vince Spadea, by most accounts'except Andre Agassi:rsquo;s, who called Vince "a journeyman" at age 25'has been a success. At the start of the 2005 season, 19th seed Spadea was the only over-30-year-old player besides Agassi to be ranked in the top-20 on the world professional tennis circuit. Now in his 13th professional season, Spadea gives a riveting account of the ultra-competitive and often hilarious world of a pro tennis player. He battles injuries, coaching and agent changes, and a slight from American Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe as he continues his improbable climb back up the rankings. Along the way, he considers taking two months off to appear on The Bachelor, practices with a still combative John McEnroe in a New York City tennis club, and prowls LA parties with his buddy, comedian Jon Lovitz, trying to pick up actresses like Natalie Portman and jump start his fledgling acting career. Agassi, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Martina Navratilova, Maria Sharapova, Jennifer Capriati, Tim Henman, and Marat Safin are all analyzed in more colourful and personal terms than the tennis media has ever provided. In these pages, Spadea breaks the taboo of the "whatever you see, hear and do here, stays here" locker room mentality.

Apple Pro Training Series

Author: Martin Sitter,Adrian Ramseier,Robbie Carman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132089395

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 6115


Updated for DVD Studio Pro 4.2.2, this best-selling, Apple certified guide uses striking real-world footage to build four complete DVDs and share a Blu-ray disc. It covers how to use DVD Studio Pro on its own, as well as how to integrate it into your workflow with Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, and Compressor 3.5. Each lesson takes you step-by-step through an aspect of DVD creation and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. You'll learn to storyboard your DVD and plan its interactions, set chapter markers, build still and motion menus, and add overlays and subtitles. You’ll also work with multiple audio tracks and camera angles, create smart buttons and custom transitions, professionally encode audio and video files, and build useful scripts. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Distributed Antenna Systems

Author: Yan Zhang,Honglin Hu,Jijun Luo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420042894

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 9156


The rapid growth in mobile communications has led to an increasing demand for wideband high data rate communications services. In recent years, the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) has emerged as a promising candidate beyond 3G and 4G mobile communications. Distributed Antenna Systems: Open Architecture for Future Wireless Communications is a comprehensive technical guide that covers the fundamental concepts, recent advances and open issues of the DAS. The topic is explored with various key challenges in diverse scenarios, including architecture, capacity, connectivity, scalability, medium access control, scheduling, dynamic channel assignment and cross-layer optimization. The primary focus of this book is the introduction of concepts, effective protocols, system integration, performance analysis techniques, simulations and experiments, and more importantly, future research directions in the DAS. The first part of the book introduces DAS fundamentals, including channel models and theoretical issues, examining the capacity of the DAS with different structures. Concentrating on the MAC and protocols for the DAS, the second part of the book includes information on distributed signal processing, optimal resource allocation, cooperative MAC protocols, cross layer design, and distributed organization. The third part presents case studies and applications of the DAS, including experiment, RF engineering, and applications.

The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse

Author: Jim D'Anjou

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321305027

Category: Computers

Page: 1138

View: 5473


Explains how to customize the Java integrated development environment, covering navigation, terminology, extension, the plug-in architecture, and frameworks.

Mastering Sporting Clays

Author: Don Currie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811766152

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 2801


Mastering Sporting Clays is a perfect guide for all levels of sporting clays shooters, from recreational to competitor. Beginner and novice shooters learn essential first steps, including an easy to remember set of fundamentals and, equally important, a system for recalling those fundamentals. Advanced shooters, including competitive shooters, will benefit from target-specific tactics, allowing them to focus on improving their problem areas.

AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 Bible

Author: Ellen Finkelstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079329

Category: Computers

Page: 1328

View: 9826


"Whether you're new to AutoCAD or a veteran, you will undoubtedly find this book to be an excellent resource." -- Abhi Singh, AutoCAD Product Manager, Autodesk, Inc. Here's the book that makes AutoCAD approachable Even the people at Autodesk look to Ellen Finkelstein for AutoCAD training, so who better to teach you about AutoCAD 2008? This comprehensive guide brings veterans up to speed on AutoCAD updates and takes novices from the basics to programming in AutoLISP(r) and VBA. Every feature is covered in a logical order, and with the Quick Start chapter, you'll be creating drawings on your very first day. Success is in your hands. * Start drawing right away with the easy Quick Start project * Master commands and procedures for 2D drawings * Work in 3D with hiding, shading, and rendering techniques * Automate drawing annotation and the display of layers in viewports * Organize and share data * Customize commands, toolbars, hatch patterns, and more What's on the DVD? * 30-day trial versions of AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD LT 2008 * All drawings needed to complete the exercises in the book, including before-and-after versions * The entire text of the book in searchable PDF format * A selection of add-on programs that will enhance your use of AutoCAD System Requirements: Please see the DVD-ROM appendix for details and complete system requirements Connect to external spreadsheets and extract essential data from your drawing objects Draw and display sophisticated 3D models Develop flexible, easy-to-use dynamic blocks

AutoCAD 2018 Instructor

Author: James Leach,Shawna Lockhart,Eric Tilleson

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571156

Category: Computers

Page: 1250

View: 5660


This book is your AutoCAD 2018 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. AutoCAD 2018 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. AutoCAD 2018 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system. The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas. AutoCAD 2018 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.

Coronavirus Outbreak and the Great Lockdown

Author: Bhaskar Bagchi,Susmita Chatterjee,Raktim Ghosh,Dhrubaranjan Dandapat

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 981157782X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 3538


This book captures the dynamic relationship between COVID-19 pandemic, crude oil prices and major stock indices as well as the crude oil prices and stock market volatility that have been caused due to outbreak of this pandemic. The pandemic has changed the world melodramatically and major world markets collapsed in the beginning, affecting major industries in an unprecedented way. The book will be useful to the researcher in the field of finance and economics, and policy makers both at government and private level, keeping in view the present state of economy throughout the world.

AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 Bible

Author: Ellen Finkelstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079922

Category: Computers

Page: 1274

View: 5487


Even Autodesk developers keep this book on hand! Eight previous editions of fans ranging from novices to Autodesk insiders can't be wrong. This bestselling, comprehensive guide is your best, one-stop, go-to guide for everything you'll need to master AutoCAD. Whether you're an AutoCAD veteran exploring what's new or a novice seeking to start with the basics and progress to advanced programming, every feature is covered. Start drawing today with the one book you need to succeed with AutoCAD 2009. Start drawing right away with the Quick Start project Draw, view, and edit in 2D, then add text and dimensions Reference other drawings and link data to objects Build, view, and present complex 3D drawings Customize commands, create shortcuts, and use scripts and macros Program AutoCAD using AutoLISP and VBA What's on the DVD? Trial versions of AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 Over 300 before-and-after drawings from working AutoCAD professionals A selection of helpful add-on programs The entire book in searchable PDF System Requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Methods in Drug Abuse Research

Author: Barry D. Waterhouse

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420038680

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 9514


The field of drug addiction and substance abuse, which was initially confined to behavioral studies, has broadened dramatically. It now includes a vast array of cellular and molecular approaches as well as sophisticated electrophysiological and neurochemical methodologies that bridge the gap between cellular/molecular events and behavior. In many cases, these techniques are used to clarify and characterize specific dimensions of the addictive process or actions of potential abuse. Methods of Drug Abuse Research: Cellular and Circuit Level Analyses assembles this information in one volume. It bridges the gap between cellular and molecular studies of drug actions and behavioral approaches to questions in drug abuse research. The book presents state-of-the-art technical information and critical reviews of the experimental strategies used to dissect the problem of compulsive drug use and addiction at the systems or whole brain level. Chapters provide examples of the use of neurochemical and delectrophysiological the techniques in drug studies, as well as insight into the pros and cons of these various experimental strategies. Focusing on neurochemical and neurophysiological techniques that assess drug actions on neural circuits and neural networks in intact animals, this state-of-the-art reference provides detailed descriptions of procedures as well as methods and equipment used in experiments that often employ multiple technical approaches. Methods of Drug Abuse Research brings together pertinent issues in drug abuse research and systems level investigative techniques, thus allowing you to effectively grasp the critical conceptual and technical issues associated with modern drug abuse studies.