Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
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Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicane...

Wonderland: Manual for Emerging Architects
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Wonderland: Manual for Emerging Architects

During the first five years of a new architectural practice, typical problems arise that have to be managed. Based on the reports of young architectural practices, which were gathered in workshops throughout Europe, this manual analyzes commonly observed and frequent issues, and offers approaches to resolving them. What is special: the approaches were developed from daily working experience, and can be realistically implemented, not ...

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play
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Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

This book is such a necessary addition, not only to a fangirl's bookshelf, but to history. So many of women's stories and contributions to male dominated fields, STEM, entertainment, and the military, are often entirely erased from existence in history. Here we have it set in stone, 100 pioneers in a field that oftentimes is only ever associated with adolescent men. It's organized into several categories, covers a global reach, and i...

Making Sense of NoSQL: A guide for managers and the rest of us
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Making Sense of NoSQL: A guide for managers and the rest of us

I bought this book expecting a tutorial and review of different NoSQL databases. After reading the first couple of chapters I was a bit disappointed. I continued reading and I started to understand the author's message. This book is an awesome 10,000 feet overview of the current (at the time the book was published) state of major NoSQL products, their advantages and disadvantages along with some comparisons to one another. The book h...

Game Engine Black Book Wolfenstein 3D: v2.1
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Game Engine Black Book Wolfenstein 3D: v2.1

How was Wolfenstein 3D made and what were the secrets of its speed? How did id Software manage to turn a machine designed to display static images for word processing and spreadsheet applications into the best gaming platform in the world, capable of running games at seventy frames per seconds? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, Game Engine Black Book is for you. This is an engineering book. You will not find much prose...

Frommer's Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, 5th Edition (Park Guides)
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Frommer's Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, 5th Edition (Park Guides)

Frommer’s Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, 5th Edition includes all the up-to-date practical information and candid insider advice that you need to have the perfect park vacation, in an easy-to-carry size and at an unbeatable price: The best strategies for seeing these spectacular parks—and the lowdown on equally stunning (and less crowded!) natural wonders nearby. Great places to stay: cozy park lodges, family-friendly gateway ...

Hardcore Horror Cinema in the 21st Century : Production, Marketing and Consumption
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Hardcore Horror Cinema in the 21st Century

The first of its kind, this study examines the exemplars of hardcore horror--Fred Vogel's August Underground trilogy, Shane Ryan's Amateur Porn Star Killer series and Lucifer Valentine's "vomit gore" films. The author begins with a definition and critical overview of this marginalized subgenre before exploring its key aesthetic convention, the pursuit of realist horror. Production practices, exhibition and marketing strategies are di...

The Sonatas of Henry Purcell: Rhetoric and Reversal
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The Sonatas of Henry Purcell: Rhetoric and Reversal

Purcell's trio sonatas are among the cornerstones of Baroque chamber music. The composer himself unassumingly described them as ""a just imitation of the most famed Italian masters."" However, analysis of their underlying structures reveals that Purcell's modesty hides a highly original blend of Italian models, complex English traditional compositional devices, and his own near obsession with compositional and contrapuntal technique....

Qualität von Grundschulunterricht entwickeln, erfassen und bewerten
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Qualität von Grundschulunterricht entwickeln, erfassen und bewerten

Der Band greift die internationale und nationale Diskussion um die Qualität von Unterricht für den Bereich der Grundschule auf und präsentiert den aktuellen Forschungsstand zur Entwicklung, Erfassung und Bewertung der Qualität von Grundschulunterricht. Aus der Perspektive verschiedener fachlicher Disziplinen - Erziehungswissenschaft, Psychologie, Didaktik der Mathematik, Didaktik des Sachunterrichts, Sprachendidaktik - werden normati...