Top Incomes: A Global Perspective
Oxford University Press | 2010 | ISBN: 0199286892 | 799 pages | PDF | 5,4 MB
A rapidly growing area of economic research investigates the top of the income distribution using data from income tax records. This volume brings together studies of top incomes for twelve countries from around the world, including China, India, Japan, Argentina and Indonesia. Together with the first volume, published in 2007, the studies cover twenty two countries. They have a long time span, the earliest data relating to 1875 (for Norway), allowing recent developments to be placed in historical perspective. The volume describes in detail the source data and the methods employed. It will be an invaluable reference source for researchers in the field. Individual country chapters deal with the specific nature of the data for each of the countries, and describe the long-term evolution of top income shares.
The Knights Templars
Publisher: Millad Book Centre | 2003 | ISBN 8188273775 | PDF | 225 pages | 10.3 MB
The Templars were a shadowy medieval cult proscribed by a joint decision of the King of France and the Pope. It was originally founded to fight for Christianity, but over time_as the Templars acquired immense power, adopted heretical teachings, and established a capitalist system based on material gain, their order fell afoul of the Church. After being dispersed, the cult survived underground.
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin | 2005 | ISBN 1840243570 | PDF | 288 pages | 10.4 MB
Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The threat of the disease kept ships close to home and doomed those vessels that ventured too far from port. The willful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while ignoring the life-saving properties of citrus fruit, cost tens of thousands of lives and altered the course of many battles at sea
Mediaeval: Patterns of the Romanesque Period
Publisher: Pepin Press | 2006 | ISBN 9057680270 | PDF | 122 pages | 10.1 MB
There is no doubt that at its best, medieval pattern design can match that of any other era, even though it has often been overlooked in favour of the styles devised after the Middle Ages. However, it was during the Romanesque and Gothic periods that two-dimensional decorative elements and structures were developed that remain popular even today. Their particularly strong qualities include bold and powerful forms and subdued colours.
How to Cheat at Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network
Publisher: Syngress 2006 | 500 Pages | ISBN: 1597492434 | PDF | 66 MB
Windows 2003 Server is unquestionably the dominant enterprise level operating system in the industry, with 95% of all companies running it. And for the last tow years, over 50% of all product upgrades have been security related. Securing Windows Server, according to bill gates, is the company's #1 priority.
Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional 2007 | 576 Pages | ISBN: 0321446119 | PDF | 45 MB
Fuzzing has evolved into one of today’s most effective approaches to test software security. To “fuzz,” you attach a program’s inputs to a source of random data, and then systematically identify the failures that arise. Hackers have relied on fuzzing for years: Now, it’s your turn. In this book, renowned fuzzing experts show you how to use fuzzing to reveal weaknesses in your software before someone else does.
22 Radio and Receiver Projects for the Evil Genius
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics 2008 | 281 Pages | ISBN: 0071489290 | PDF | 6 MB
22 Radio and Receiver Projects for the Evil Genius features a unique collection of projects that teach you radio and electronics essentials such as the radio spectrum, how to read schematics, and how to solder. After each project is completed, you can enjoy listening to and using their new receiver.
The New Encyclopedia of Airbrush Techniques
Publisher: Search Press Ltd | ISBN: 0855329866 | edition 2001 | PDF | 175 pages | 20,4 mb
A complete A-Z visual directory of airbrushing techniques and how to use them. Using step-by-step demonstrations and the work of a wide variety of professional artists, this book explores all the major methods of working. An initial techniques section shows how basic forms are built up - with guidance on casting shadows, masking, highlighting, ghosting, haloing and more. An inspirational gallery of original work is included with many ideas which will help improve skills and develop individual styles.
Mastering Digital Photography
Publisher: Course Technology PTR 2006 | 382 Pages | ISBN: 1598630172 | CHM | 14 MB
Get ready to go from digital picture taker to digital photographer! "Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition" shows you how to take your digital photography to the next level using the simple tools and techniques that separate the amateurs from the pros. Achieve pixel proficiency as you learn what your digital camera's controls mean to your photographs as well as the creative techniques that allow you to capture the ideal image digitally. Discover both the technical side of digital photography - why so many options, features
Publisher: Digital Press | ISBN: 1555581668 | edition 1997 | CHM | 536 pages | 15,4 mb
TCP/IP Explained concentrates on how each protocol works within the Internet Protocol Suite and discusses the addressing, delivery, transport and routing protocols. Many books on this subject concentrate on why protocols are designed in a particular way. This book concentrates on how they actually work. The approach is practical, and the reader can see how network changes affect overall operation
A Short Course in Canon EOS 40D Photography
Publisher: ShortCourses.com | Pages: 156 | 2007-10-15 | ISBN:1928873804 | PDF | 20 MB
This book/eBook package is your guide to getting more interesting and creative photos with the 10.1 megapixel Canon EOS 40D. If you want to learn more about the concepts of photography, this book/ebook is for you. It discusses every camera setting on this high-quality camera in a clear, well-illustrated style, with many integrated tips and QuickSteps, but it also does much more. You'll see why and when you use specific settings, not just how to set them. You'll find that this guide helps you quickly master your camera so you ll be getting the kinds of photos you hope for
Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery
Taylor & Francis, Inc. | 2001-06-01 | ISBN: 0203215370 | 200 pages | PDF | 48 MB
This concise book presents the latest non-penetrating surgical techniques for glaucoma and combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. Professor Mermoud has assembled an international team of contributors to offer their expertise on this increasingly used technique. Contents Introduction, History of Non-Penetrating Filtering Surgery, Anatomic Considerations, Pathophysiology of Glaucoma , Experimental Work on Non-Penetrating Filtering Surgery