The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire
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The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire

This is a good guide for anyone who is interested in how the Roman army functioned and how it changed over time. For specialists, this book will seem simple but for advanced undergraduates or disinterested graduate students the book is wonderful and I highly recommend it for them. Non-students should find it readable but may wish to consult other sources as well. Advanced graduate students who are more interested in military history ...

Broken Markets: How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your
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Broken Markets: How High Frequency Trading and Predatory Practices on Wall Street are Destroying Investor Confidence and Your

“In one of the most memorable scenes in motion picture history, before giving him the red pill, Morpheus says to Neo, ‘You’re here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life—that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.’ Although Arnuk and Saluzzi will not expose every dark corne...

Count Down: The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of the Big Four Accounting Firms
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Count Down: The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of the Big Four Accounting Firms

The second edition of Count Down is revised to include and discuss developments affecting the Big Four and their business model since the December 2015 release of the first edition. Brought into this updated narrative, for example, are: The Big Four's growth to collective global 2016 revenue of $128 billion, and the continued disparities in growth between their Audit and Advisory practices. The imposition of mandatory auditor rotatio...

Flora of the Pacific Northwest : An Illustrated Manual, Second Edition
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Flora of the Pacific Northwest : An Illustrated Manual, Second Edition

Thanks to all the people who worked and contributed to this very fine flora. I have been waiting a long time for it. My old blue copy is beat up and full of hand written notes. This new 2nd edition is much appreciated and a real tribute to Leo Hitchcock. Arthur Cronquist, and, of course, the amazing Jeanne R. Janish. I will actually be reading it page by page over the winter months. The book is awesome and inspiring. Good job!!!!!

Running Tough
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Running Tough

If you've ever ran in college, and have forgotten some of the tougher workouts that your coach forced you into, this is probably a great reference text for you. I bought this book after I ran Chicago and qualified for Boston to get myself some new insight on what harder workouts I should try on the indoor track during the winter. Two of my favorite workouts are Frank Shorter's 800s and Castella's "400s with Fast Float workout," both ...

Introduction to MATLAB and Simulink: A Project Approach
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Introduction to MATLAB and Simulink: A Project Approach

My impression of this book is it is geared more towards the person who is an infrequent user of Matlab and Simulink, has read one or two Matlab or Simulink books in the past and needs a short refresher on a particular topic. In my opinion Essential Matlab for Engineers and Scientists by Brian D. Hahn and Daniel T. Valentine provides a far superior introduction to Matlab. My copy of an Introduction to Matalb and Simulink came with the...

Tabletop Photography: Using Compact Flashes and Low-Cost Tricks to Create Professional-Looking Studio Shots
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Tabletop Photography

Imagine capturing stunning, professional-looking product shots without needing a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units. This book teaches all the steps for creating your own tabletop photography studio. Affordable compact flashes offer a number of creative lighting options within your tabletop studio; and the appropriate lighting and backdrop, and the creative use of your camera's features are key to a perfect ...

Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer
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Norwegian Wood: The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer's wooden cabins and houses blend effortlessly into their surroundings. Combining local building traditions with modern conveniences, her designs evoke Norway in all its rugged beauty and smart Scandinavian pragmatism. Just looking at these cabins is an invitation to sit down at the lovingly designed dining table for a hea...

Global Environmental Governance and Small States : Architectures and Agency in the Caribbean
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Global Environmental Governance and Small States

This book provides an in-depth analysis of global environmental governance in the Anthropocene in the context of transformative environmental change and of the realities of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It explores the dynamic ways that global to local actors, institutions and norms relate to regional and local environmental policy, histories and contexts, and how this shapes future environmental outcomes for some ...

Automate with Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript
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Automate with Grunt: The Build Tool for JavaScript

JavaScript has moved from being the language you love to hate to the language you need to use. And as JavaScript applications get more complex, you need a process to manage that complexity. While online tutorials just explain how to slap together a configuration file, this book goes further and shows you how to create your own tasks, design your own project templates, combine plugins together to bring a web app to life, and build you...