Mellencamp

American Troubadour

Author: David Masciotra

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813147352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

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Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," and "Cherry Bomb" are iconic American songs that have played an important role in defining midwestern music and developing the rock genre. Despite his critical and commercial success, however, the rough guy from a small town writing songs about everything he "learned about living" is often omitted from the ranks of America's songwriting elite. In Mellencamp, David Masciotra explores the life and career of one of America's most important and underrated songwriters, persuasively arguing that he deserves to be celebrated alongside artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Beginning with his modest beginnings in Seymour, Indiana, Masciotra details Mellencamp's road to fame, examining his struggles with the music industry and his persistent dedication to his midwestern roots. Shaking off the shortsighted "regionalist" stereotype and dismissing his assumed pop-star persona, Mellencamp found success by remaining true to where he came from. This thoughtful analysis highlights four decades of the artist's music, which has consistently elevated the dignity of everyday people and honored the quiet heroism of raising families and working hard. This first serious biography of the legendary musician will charm fans and music enthusiasts who are interested in the development of roots rock and Americana music.
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Java Servlet & JSP Cookbook

Author: Bruce Perry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596005725

Category: Computers

Page: 723

View: 859

Provides real-world Web application development problems and practical solutions and hundreds of examples and sample code for Java Web developers who use JavaServer Pages or servlets, along with useful tips, techniques, tools, and shortcuts.
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Too Much Magic

Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194389

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8039

James Howard Kunstler’s critically acclaimed and bestselling The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit, going into nine printings in hardcover. Kunstler’s shocking vision of our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders alike, and stimulated widespread discussion about our dependence on fossil fuels and our dysfunctional financial and government institutions. Kunstler has since been profiled in The New Yorker and invited to speak at TED. In Too Much Magic, Kunstler evaluates what has changed in the last seven years and shows us that, in a post-financial-crisis world, his ideas are more relevant than ever. “Too Much Magic” is what Kunstler sees in the bright visions of a future world dreamed up by optimistic souls who believe technology will solve all our problems. Their visions remind him of the flying cars and robot maids that were the dominant images of the future in the 1950s. Kunstler’s image of the future is much more sober. With vision, clarity of thought, and a pragmatic worldview, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun.
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JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook

Author: Danny Goodman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596517130

Category: Computers

Page: 604

View: 8911

Offers problems, solutions, and examples for readers using JavaScript and DHTML in Web pages, covering topics such as interactive forms, user-friendly navigation, dynamic and stationary content, and frames.
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Wi-Foo

Author: Andrew A. Vladimirov,Konstantin V. Gavrilenko,Andrei A. Mikhailovsky

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321202178

Category: Computers

Page: 555

View: 5203

The definitive guide to penetrating and defending wireless networks. Straight from the field, this is the definitive guide to hacking wireless networks. Authored by world-renowned wireless security auditors, this hands-on, practical guide covers everything you need to attack -- or protect -- any wireless network. The authors introduce the 'battlefield, ' exposing today's 'wide open' 802.11 wireless networks and their attackers. One step at a time, you'll master the attacker's entire arsenal of hardware and software tools: crucial knowledge for crackers and auditors alike. Next, you'll learn systematic countermeasures for building hardened wireless 'citadels''including cryptography-based techniques, authentication, wireless VPNs, intrusion detection, and more. Coverage includes: Step-by-step walkthroughs and explanations of typical attacks Building wireless hacking/auditing toolkit: detailed recommendations, ranging from discovery tools to chipsets and antennas Wardriving: network mapping and site surveying Potential weaknesses in current and emerging standards, including 802.11i, PPTP, and IPSec Implementing strong, multilayered defenses Wireless IDS: why attackers aren't as untraceable as they think Wireless hacking and the law: what's legal, what isn't If you're a hacker or security auditor, this book will get you in. If you're a netadmin, sysadmin, consultant, or home user, it will keep everyone else out.
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Linux Cookbook

Author: Carla Schroder

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596517505

Category: Computers

Page: 580

View: 9215

This unique and valuable collection of tips, tools, and scripts provides clear, concise, hands-on solutions that can be applied to the challenges facing anyone running a network of Linux servers from small networks to large data centers in the practical and popular problem-solution-discussion O'Reilly cookbook format.The Linux Cookbook covers everything you'd expect: backups, new users, and the like. But it also covers the non-obvious information that is often ignored in other books the time-sinks and headaches that are a real part of an administrator's job, such as: dealing with odd kinds of devices that Linux historically hasn't supported well, building multi-boot systems, and handling things like video and audio.The knowledge needed to install, deploy, and maintain Linux is not easily found, and no Linux distribution gets it just right. Scattered information can be found in a pile of man pages, texinfo files, and source code comments, but the best source of information is the experts themselves who built up a working knowledge of managing Linux systems. This cookbook's proven techniques distill years of hard-won experience into practical cut-and-paste solutions to everyday Linux dilemmas.Use just one recipe from this varied collection of real-world solutions, and the hours of tedious trial-and-error saved will more than pay for the cost of the book. But those who prefer to learn hands-on will find that this cookbook not only solves immediate problems quickly, it also cuts right to the chase pointing out potential pitfalls and illustrating tested practices that can be applied to a myriad of other situations.Whether you're responsible for a small Linux system, a huge corporate system, or a mixed Linux/Windows/MacOS network, you'll find valuable, to-the-point, practical recipes for dealing with Linux systems everyday. The Linux Cookbook is more than a time-saver; it's a sanity saver.
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Sun Certified Security Administrator for Solaris 9 & 10 Study Guide

Author: John Chirillo,Edgar Danielyan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072264500

Category: Computers

Page: 538

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Get the book that shows you not only what--but how--to study Complete coverage of all official exam objectives Exam Readiness checklist at the front of the book--you’re ready for the exams when all objectives on the list are checked off Real-world exercises--Step-by-step instruction modeled after the hands-on exam questions Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exams Covers all Sun Certified Security Administrator topics, including: Attacks, Motives, and Methods * Best Security Practices * Logging and Process Accounting * Auditing, Planning, and Management * Device, System, and File Security * Denial of Service and Remote Access Attacks * Access Control * Solaris Cryptographic Framework * Authentication * Secure Shell The best fully integrated study system available. Electronic content includes: Complete MasterExam practice testing engine, featuring: One full practice exam Detailed answers with explanations Score Report performance assessment tool Electronic book for studying on the go with free online registration: Bonus downloadable MasterExam practice test About the Authors: John Chirillo, CISSP, ISSAP, CCNP, ASE, SCSA, is a Senior Internetworking Engineer at ValCom and the author of several computer security books. Edgar Danielyan, CISSP, CIW, Security+, CCNA, CCDP, CWNA, is a Solaris security expert and author.
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HTTP Pocket Reference

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Author: Clinton Wong

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379605

Category: Computers

Page: 82

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The HyperText Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is the backbone of the World Wide Web. HTTP is the language that each web browser (or other web client) uses to communicate with servers around the world. All web programmers, administrators, and application developers need to be familiar with HTTP in order to work effectively.The HTTP Pocket Reference not only provides a solid conceptual foundation of HTTP, it also serves as a quick reference to each of the headers and status codes that comprise an HTTP transaction. The book starts with a tutorial of HTTP, but then explains the client request and server responses in more detail, and gives a thorough technical explanation of more advanced features of HTTP (such as persistent connections and caching).Most people use the Web every day without knowing anything about HTTP, but for those who need to get "beyond the browser," this book is the place to start.
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The Civil War Paintings of Mort Künstler ; [foreword by William C. Davis].: Fort Sumter to Antietam

Author: Mort Kunstler

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581825565

Category: Art

Page: 239

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For nearly thirty years, Mort Kunstler has focused his considerable artistic talent on interpreting the Civil War. In crafting his work to reflect poignant moments or critical circumstances of the conflict, he has turned to leading historians and scholars for informative details that he has then translated on canvas to create an indelible image of this defining ordeal in America's history. More than 160 of these images?supplemented by preliminary sketches, early studies, and photographs of works in progress?are the basis for this book. Kunstler has also explored the human side of this national struggle. Thus he has produced thoughtful studies of leaders at decisive moments, instances of daily camp life for the soldiers, and those early romantic notions that it would be a bloodless war, predicated on the belief that a show of inner strength would prevail. In the past twenty years, Kunstler's portfolio has been published in twelve books, including companion pieces for the epic films ?Ge
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The Fragile Wisdom

Author: Grazyna Jasienska

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070976

Category: Medical

Page: 329

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Women’s physiology evolved to aid reproduction, not to reduce disease. Any trait—however detrimental to post-reproductive health—is preserved in the next generation if it increases the chances of having offspring who will survive and reproduce. For this reason, the author argues, many common diseases are especially difficult for women to prevent.
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Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials

Author: Allison Randal,Dan Sugalski,Leopold Tötsch

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596007379

Category: Computers

Page: 279

View: 8155

This look at Perl 6 uncovers developments in Parrot - the interpreter engine that will execute code written in the new Perl 6 language and the most revolutionary change in the language itself - Apocalypse 12 on objects.
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Ukraine (Other Places Travel Guide)

Author: Ashley Hardaway

Publisher: Other Places Publishing

ISBN: 1935850040

Category: Travel

Page: 250

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Palaces that emerge from the mountains, beaches with names like "New World," ski resort towns straight out of a Bond film, and clubs where passwords must be whispered to enter - it must be Ukraine. A secret favorite of backpackers for years, Ukraine is finally getting recognized by the outside world for what it is: a can't miss travel destination. This unique travel guide provides insight into Ukraine's vast history in a - dare we say - fun way. Travelers will be eased into this Eastern European country's cultural norms and introduced to its taboos in order to avoid embarrassing cross-cultural no-no's. With transliterations of all entries, first-hand reviews and recommendations, and a focus on the country's must-see places and off-the-beaten-path gems, this guidebook will act like your international chaperone; making falling in love with Ukraine that much easier. The author, Ashley Hardaway, has lived and worked in Ukraine for over two years; getting to know the culture overtime through the slow-burn of a budding relationship. This isn't merely a one-off observation - this is true love.
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MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide

Author: Paul DuBois,Stefan Hinz,Carsten Pedersen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0672332701

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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This is the eBook version of the print title and does not include the CD or DVD accompanying the print version of the book. This is the official guide to passing the two MySQL certification tests for MySQL 5, the long-awaited major revision of MySQL. The number of MySQL certification exams taken has doubled in the last six months. Certcities.com lists the MySQL certification as one of the top 10 certifications to grow in 2005. MySQL professionals need a way to distinguish themselves from the vast majority of database administrators and developers. With more than 4 million active installations, MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database. Known for its speed, reliability and case of use, MySQL has become a low-cost alternative to expensive database systems such as Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. MySQL AB has aggressively improved the feature set of MySQL with MySQL 5, making it more suitable for enterprise-level applications and uses. The MySQL certification tests, available at over 3,000 PearsonVUE testing centers, is a key component of this enterprise growth strategy, establishing a base level of skills for database users, administrators and programmers. The MySQL Core Certification is aimed at the database user who wants proof of his or her abilities in such fundamental areas as SQL, data entry and maintenance, and data extraction. The MySQL Professional Certification test is designed for the advanced user who wants to prove his or her knowledge in such areas as database management, installation, security, disaster prevention and optimization. Both tests are thoroughly covered in the MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide . Written by Paul DuBois, the leading author of books on MySQL topics, and reviewed for technical accuracy by MySQL AB, this book is the fastest, most reliable way for MySQL users, developers, and administrators to prepare for either of the MySQL tests.
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Ghost Hunting in Montana

A Search for Roots in the Old West

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781585747207

Category: History

Page: 352

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An unforgettable tour through Montana's past and present.
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Reproductive Politics

What Everyone Needs to Know®

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019993004X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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The term "reproductive politics" was coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions about reproductive rights are just as complex--and controversial--as they were then. Focusing mainly on the United States, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® explores the legal, political, religious, social, ethical, and medical dimensions of this hotly contested arena. Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Rickie Solinger considers a range of topics from abortion and contraception to health care reform and assisted reproductive technologies. Solinger tackles some of the most contentious questions up for debate today, including the definition of "fetal personhood," and the roles poverty and welfare policy play in shaping reproductive rights. The answers she provides are informative, balanced, and sometimes quite surprising. Offering a wide range of information in an accessible and engaging manner, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know® orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to follow the debates in this important and continually evolving field. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
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Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in the United States

Author: Domenic Vitiello,Thomas J. Sugrue

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249127

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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After decades of urban crisis, American cities and suburbs have revived, thanks largely to immigration. This is the first book to explore the phenomenon, from big cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, to newer destinations such as Nashville and suburban Boston and New Jersey.
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Cro-Magnon

How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191673

Category: History

Page: 320

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Cro-Magnons were the first fully modern Europeans-not only the creators of the stunning cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere, but the most adaptable and technologically inventive people that had yet lived on earth. The prolonged encounter between the Cro-Magnons and the archaic Neanderthals and between 45,000 and 30,000 years ago was one of the defining moments of history. The Neanderthals survived for some 15,000 years in the face of the newcomers, but were finally pushed aside by the Cro-Magnons' vastly superior intellectual abilities and cutting-edge technologies, which allowed them to thrive in the intensely challenging climate of the Ice Age. What do we know about this remarkable takeover? Who were the first modern Europeans and what were they like? How did they manage to thrive in such an extreme environment? And what legacy did they leave behind them after the cold millennia? The age of the Cro-Magnons lasted some 30,000 years-longer than all of recorded history. Cro-Magnon is the story of a little known, yet seminal, chapter of human experience.
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RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Practice Exams with Virtual Machines (Exams EX200 & EX300)

Author: Michael Jang

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071801596

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Don’t Let the Real Test Be Your First Test! RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Practice Exams with Virtual Machines (Exams EX200 & EX300) features 100+ hands-on labs, four complete practice exams, and three virtual machines. To help you understand the material, the labs and practice exams are accompanied by in-depth answer explanations. This practical guide covers all official objectives for Exams EX200 and EX300 and is the perfect companion to RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, Sixth Edition. Covers all exam topics, including: Virtual Machines and Automated Installations • Fundamental Command Line Skills • RHCSA-Level Security Options • The Boot Process • Linux Filesystem Administration • Package Management • User Administration • RHCSA-Level System Administration Tasks • Security • System Services and SELinux • RHCE Administrative Tasks • Electronic Mail Servers • The Apache Web Server • The Samba File Server • More File-Sharing Services • Administrative Services: DNS, FTP, and Logging Includes three virtual machines preloaded with: Two RHCSA practice exams Two RHCE practice exams 100+ hands-on labs In order to take advantage of the virtual machines that accompany this book you will need a 64-bit system with hardware virtualization enabled as well as RHEL 6 or its equivalent.
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Equine Biomechanics for Riders

The Key to Balanced Riding

Author: Karin Blignault,Maggie Raynor

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851319537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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By understanding how the horse's biomechanics works and how to influence it, most of the misunderstanding between horse and rider is avoidable, and the vast majority of schooling problems solvable. Although in its infancy, equine sport science teaches us how a horse's body and mind functions. Through an understanding of this natural science, together with literature left to us by the classical masters, training horses, without the dependence on gadgets, becomes extremely easy and logical. The knowledge of equine biomechanics turns horse training and riding teaching into a completely logical process.In this work, Karin Blignault investigates the horse's natural methods of performing movements and compares this with the movements he performs in dressage and jumping. Examining each individual gait and movement - including lateral work, piaffe, passage, flying changes - the author highlights the biomechanical difficulties the horse encounters in his effort to please the rider, gives suggestions to riders and trainers on how to overcome these difficulties, and further gives judges pointers on how to recognize these problems.
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JavaScript Professional Projects

Author: Konrad King,Paul Hatcher,John Gosney

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN: 9781592000135

Category: Computers

Page: 591

View: 7404

A guide to JavaScript covers such topics as programming basics, object-oriented programming, DOM HTML elements, windows and frames, security, and debugging scripts.
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