The must-have resource guidebook for those looking to learn the ancient Asian game of Go Beginning Go is a clear, concise and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. Players will learn the rules, how to keep score, as well as effective winning strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun. By the time players finish the instructional sections, they'll have all the confidence, skill and techniques they'll need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.
Choices are "make-or-break" decisions that have lasting or even eternal impact. Every choice has a consequence or reward associated with it--no choice is totally insignificant. But, Hughes shares that there is good news even for bad choices.
Teach yourself French Language with the all-new and exciting book Beginning French Language. This book is a systematic guide for the Anglophone learner. From now on, French language ceases to be a nightmare to the Anglophone learner since the books are especially packaged for an easy study and learning of the French language and more especially, it has accompanying mp3. Ah Ezinne, why didn't you bring out this book before now? You would have saved me the stress of running to and fro in search of where to study French Language. Your work is excellent and I am getting the best out of it. A. Ayo, IT expert/student, Alliance Française, Lagos, Nigeria. Great work! Phonetics and pronunciation well dissected. Emeka C; student, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Teach-yourself is indeed an understatement. You become a teacher of the language. It is a refreshing delight!!! Sade O; banker, Lagos, Nigeria
This document provides a summary and evaluation of the methodological procedures and results of the full-scale implementation of the Beginning Postsecondary Student Longitudinal Study Second Follow-up, 1990-94 (BPS:90/94). The study was conducted for the National Center for Education Statistics by Research Triangle Institute with the assistance of Abt Associations and Management Planning Research Associates. BPS:90/94 involved locating and computer-assisted telephone interviewing of a sample of individuals identified initially in the 1990 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. An introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the background, purposes, and scheduled projects of the BPS:90/94 full-scale study. Chapter 2 describes the design and method of the study, including sample design, respondent locating, data collection, and design of the operating control system. Chapter 3 presents the results of the locating and data collection, and Chapter 4 evaluates the quality of the data collected. The final three chapters present issues related to the construction of the study data file, sample weighting, and estimation techniques. Six appendixes describe the survey review panel membership and present student prenotification materials, the interview instruments, data collection materials, supplemental analytic results, and the variables used for design effects tables. (Contains 13 figures and 55 tables.) (SLD)
Enter the Swift future of iOS and OS X programming Beginning Swift Programming is your ideal starting point for creating Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps using Apple's new Swift programming language. Written by an experienced Apple developer and trainer, this comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know to jumpstart the creation of your app idea. Coverage includes data types, strings and characters, operators and functions, arrays and dictionaries, control flow, and looping, with expert guidance on classes, objects, class inheritance, closures, protocols, and generics. This succinct — yet complete — overview provides a detailed introduction to the core features of Swift. Apple developed Swift to address the limitations of Objective-C, and add features found in more complex languages like Python. The results is simpler, cleaner, more expressive code with automatic memory management, functional programming patterns, and more, including built-in features that make Swift apps faster, scalable, and more secure. This book explains it all, helping developers master Apple's new language. Become fluent with syntax that's easier to read and maintain Understand inferred types for cleaner, less mistake-prone code Learn the key features that make Swift more expressive than Objective-C Learn the new optional types in Swift that make your code more resilient Understand the key design patterns in iOS and Mac OS programming using protocols and delegates Learn how to use generics to create highly reusable code Learn the new access controls mechanism in Swift Get up to speed quickly to remain relevant and ahead of the curve.
Xcode is Apple's Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Interface Builder, and other tools for helping app developers and coders to build iPhone and iPad apps more efficiently and quickly. Beginning Xcode aims to get you up and running with Apple's latest Xcode 5 and includes a wide variety of exciting projects to build. So, if you have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in depth tutorial on Xcode, then Beginning Xcode is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 5, to complement the latest iOS 7 SDK. You'll learn: • How to build iOS apps using the latest Xcode • How to get started with Xcode, using Workspaces, Interface Builder, storyboarding, tables/collection views and more • How to dive deeper into Xcode using advanced searches, filtering, advanced editing, debugging, and source control • How to take advantage of Xcode's vast libraries, frameworks and bundles • How to create exciting interactive apps for iPhone or iPad using Sprite Kit, Map Kit, and other Apple technologies • How to share your app using organizer, localization, auto layout, and more By the end of this book, you'll have all of the skills and a variety of examples to draw from to get your very first app out the door using Xcode. Maybe, you'll even sell it on Apple iTunes App Store.
Semi-autobiographical poems in English about life as a Cuban American, women's experiences, and related topics explore the role of language in identity.
This is a practical Handbook for beginning youth defensive lacrosse players, coaches, and parents. It has individual pictures and yy illustration variations to look at. All the skill activities and drills are numbered for easy reference between coaches and parents. Complete with diagram, illustration, and explanation for each one. It covers all the fundamentals you will need to get started in rrrr. It also has training games to play, sample practice schedules, and many plays to run to get your team started.
Today’s Web 2.0 applications (think Facebook and Twitter) go far beyond the confines of the desktop and are widely used on mobile devices. The mobile Web has become incredibly popular given the success of the iPhone and BlackBerry, the importance of Windows Mobile, and the emergence of Palm Pre (and its webOS platform). At Apress, we are fortunate to have Gail Frederick of the well-known training site Learn the Mobile Web offer her expert advice in Beginning Smartphone Web Development. In this book, Gail teaches the web standards and fundamentals specific to smartphones and other feature-driven mobile phones and devices. Shows you how to build interactive mobile web sites using web technologies optimized for browsers in smartphones Details markup fundamentals, design principles, content adaptation, usability, and interoperability Explores cross-platform standards and best practices for the mobile Web authored by the W3C, dotMobi, and similar organizations Dives deeps into the feature sets of the most popular mobile browsers, including WebKit, Chrome, Palm Pre webOS, Pocket IE, Opera Mobile, and Skyfire By the end of this book, you’ll have the training, tools, and techniques for creating robust mobile web experiences on any of these platforms for your favorite smartphone or other mobile device.
This is a story about a teenage girl that moves to a new town after leaving her old one where she was well known, but not knowing the danger that lurked in the future. She has a strange dream which becomes true where she meets someone that is to help her along the way, while also going to school too. She has to go through the school year making new friends and taking the team to the top while defending and learning this new power that she receives from the new person. But the person she meets is not what u think but a dragon like human that is here to keep the world safe from any harm, they have become part of life and blending in with humans. This teenage girl name is Crystal and she has to become one of these things and take out the ones that want to do harm to the humans, and she will learn more things as she continues on her journey through high school and even into college. She has to change her present in order to save the future from total destruction of the evil that is to come, and meet new dragons and old ones along the way to help her out. Will she succeed in doing so and save the world or will she fail, you will have to find out in the next books to come.
The End and The Beginning: From Darkness to Light is a dramatic portrayal of the Son of God, the Pioneer of our faith: JESUS as depicted in the four gospels. This is His story: a story that reaffirms our belief and faith in Him as our Savior. He Was a Galilean Jew and well-acquainted with Jewish law. His birth, ministry, death and resurrection serve as a basis of Gods continuing proclamation of joy and sadness, despair and hope, isolation and crowds and apparent defeat but in the end VICTORY! It is a story that never leaves us: a story that our parents, the sons and daughters of slaves, born of religious convictions and faith, shared with us during the days of our early youth amidst sweat, tears and a weary life. They referred to Him, both in song and thought as their Sweet Little Jesus Boy. This was the only thing that they truly could claim as their own. A CHILD A SON IS GIVEN UNTO YOU AS GOD HAD PROMISED! Like our fan page on Facebook...
Every weaver weaves a rag rug--or two, or three. In this long-awaited book, well-known weaver and teacher Tom Knisely shares his knowledge and expertise in this collection of favorite rag rug patterns.
Turn a palette of colorful beads into unique bead-woven wall hangings, amulet bags, bookmarks, pendants, and bracelets! Beaded Pictures contains 49 great patterns of everything from flowers to Frankenstein. It provides complete instructions for each piece as well as alternative stitching and finishing ideas. * Subjects include animals, people, floral themes, geometric and ethnic paterns, seasonal designs, and inspirations from fine art, pop culture, and music. * Includes patterns and instructions for peyote stitch, brick stitch, square stitch, loom weaving, fringing, and more. * Inspirational photographs of finished pieces demonstrate the versatility and quality of the completed beaded patterns.
Since the beginning of time, each soul that has walked the earth was bound to its mate. However, as the years went on, an evil named Samiel appeared. Samiel has severed every pair of bound souls but one. With each new pair of severed bound souls, the world became weaker and more undestined. Once the last pair of bound souls is severed, Samiel will rule the world. If Samiel succeeds, the world will become a hellish place, ran by the evilest of evil. The only thing standing in Samiel's way, is the last and strongest pair of bound souls, Katherine Campbell and Jacob Jefferson. It all comes down to one final battle. Will the world perish into forever darkness, ruled by Samiel or will the world be saved and all lost connections between all bound souls be restored, by Katherine and Jacob completing their goal or will Samiel finally complete his goal of world domination?
A model of structural linguistic analysis as well as a teaching tool, this text gives the student a comprehensive grasp of the essentials of modern Korean in 25 lessons, with 5 review lessons, leading to advanced levels of proficiency. It has been designed for adult students working either in classes or by themselves, with the assistance of native speakers or tape recordings. Each lesson contains basic sentences, grammar notes with additional examples, exercises, comprehension practice, and conversation guides. Of particular value is the systematic presentation of grammatical structures, with a detailed cross-index integrated into the Korean-English vocabulary that accompanies the English-Korean vocabulary at the end of the book. The pronunciation is introduced in carefully planned drills that are grouped together at the beginning of the book. The course follows the overall pedagogical methods that have come to be known as the Yale audio-lingual approach.Mr. Martin is chariman of the Department of Linguistics at Yale University, and Mrs. Lee is assistant professor of Korean at the University of Hawaii.