The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
  • Author : Carol Strickland
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2007-10
  • ISBN : 0740768727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

Hooked

Hooked
  • Author : Nir Eyal
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2014-11-04
  • ISBN : 9780143193524
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

How do successful companies create products people can't put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the "Hook Model" -- a four steps process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back over and over again, without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a startup founder – not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, startup founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

Essential Elements for Band

Essential Elements for Band
  • Author : Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002-04
  • ISBN : 0634003127
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

(Essential Elements for Band). (Essential Elements for Band and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000 ) Essential Elements for Band offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages. Books 1 and 2 also include access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) , the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to www.essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more! Method features: * Enhanced Learning System * Optimum Reinforced Learning * Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum & Creativity * Daily Warm-ups & Rubank Studies * 12 Full Band Arrangements * Rhythm Studies Book also includes My EE Library* (www.myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/CD-ROM* * Start-up video Learn the basics * Play-along mp3 tracks for all exercises Features a professional player on each individual instrument * Duets and trios Print and play parts with friends * Music listening library Hear great pieces for band! * Internet access required for My EE Library . Book includes instructions to order free opt. CD-ROM.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  • Author : Scott Adams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780698144620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

Gateways to Art

Gateways to Art
  • Author : Debra J. DeWitte
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-10
  • ISBN : 0500841152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A flexible structure that supports teaching and learning, a global perspective, and a focus on visual analysis have quickly made Gateways to Art the best-selling book for art appreciation. With an unmatched illustration program and a wealth of tightly integrated digital resources, the Third Edition will make your course even more exciting. You will love our expanded coverage of contemporary art, new tools for cross-referencing between chapters, new videos, and an Interactive Instructor's Guide before sampling.

All You Need to Know about the Music Business

All You Need to Know about the Music Business
  • Author : Donald S. Passman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780743293181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A guide to the music business and its legal issues provides real-world coverage of a wide range of topics, including teams of advisors, record deals, songwriting and music publishing, touring, and merchandising.

Communicating for Results

Communicating for Results
  • Author : Carolyn Meyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 0195431642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Designed to equip students with the skills for effective business communication, Communicating for Results offers practical, classroom-tested instruction not just in grammar but in the rhetorical techniques and persuasive strategies that students need to become effective writers and speakers. Supplemented with abundant group and individual activities to reinforce key principles and help students hone their skills, this invaluable text will teach students to communicate with confidence.

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
  • Author : H. Ward Silver
  • Publisher : American Radio Relay League
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780872599635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The most popular introduction to amateur radio, this guide offers a unique mix of technology, public service, convenience, and fun. All levels of ham radio operators can brush up on their skills and use the book to study for their first license exam with the latest questions pool with answer key.

Designing Brand Identity

Designing Brand Identity
  • Author : Alina Wheeler
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781118418741
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A revised new edition of the bestselling toolkit for creating, building, and maintaining a strong brand From research and analysis through brand strategy, design development through application design, and identity standards through launch and governance, Designing Brand Identity, Fourth Edition offers brand managers, marketers, and designers a proven, universal five-phase process for creating and implementing effective brand identity. Enriched by new case studies showcasing successful world-class brands, this Fourth Edition brings readers up to date with a detailed look at the latest trends in branding, including social networks, mobile devices, global markets, apps, video, and virtual brands. Features more than 30 all-new case studies showing best practices and world-class Updated to include more than 35 percent new material Offers a proven, universal five-phase process and methodology for creating and implementing effective brand identity