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Minecraft s four bestselling handbooks are available in this stunning gold-foiled boxed set Includes the Essential Handbook Redstone Handbook Combat Handbook and Construction Handbook For the first time ever Minecraft s four bestselling handbooks are available in a stunning gold-foiled boxed set This ultimate collection includes the Essential Handbook Redstone Handbook Combat Handbook and Construction Handbook Minecraft--the indie sandbox video game that took the world by storm--has been hailed as one of the greatest phenomena amongst gamers and educators for both its simplicity and its brilliance Allowing players to build explore create collaborate and even survive Minecraft has created a brave new world of gameplay Each handbook contains helpful tips and information from the creators themselves all of which will prove vital to your survival and creativity as you learn to mine craft and build in a world that you control
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs The Innovators is Walter Isaacson s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities What led to their creative leaps Why did some succeed and others fail In his masterly saga Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace Lord Byron s daughter who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution such as Vannevar Bush Alan Turing John von Neumann J C R Licklider Doug Engelbart Robert Noyce Bill Gates Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive It s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative For an era that seeks to foster innovation creativity and teamwork The Innovators shows how they happen
Gotta read em all Scholastic s publishing program is geared to appeal to Pok mon fans of all ages Handbooks sticker books create trace readers and more It s everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokemon -- all in one place This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about all 646 Pokemon The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the 153 new Pokemon that just debuted in the Pokemon Black White videogames The revised updated Ultimate Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon fans It s sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages
If you can dream it you can build it in Minecraft This OFFICIAL guide will give you tips and tricks on how to be a creative genius You can make theme parks with incredible water rides or entire pirate coves complete with galleons Is there nothing that can t be achieved in Minecraft Here the experts talk you through amazing constructs which range from awe-inspiring cathedrals to wacky inventions--like the hilarious animal cannon that catapults cows out to sea Find out which are Notch s personal favorites and get step-by-step instructions to fuel your own creative genius Be ORE-some
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art the full history of Hyrule the official chronology of the games and much more Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong Mario and The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link s adventures from the creators themselves As a bonus The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga Akira Himekawa
Here s what you ll find inside A complete walkthrough of all the Gym battles the Elite Four becoming the Champion and beyond More Mega Evolutions and the mysterious Primal Reversion All the new game features including Super-Secret Bases Pok mon Contest Spectaculars and more List of TMs HMs items Berries and Mega Stones including where to find them Helpful tips for getting the most out of communication features and online play A pullout map of the Hoenn region
Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar How do you recover photos you ve deleted by accident What can you do if your cell phone s battery is dead by dinnertime each day When it comes to technology there s no driver s ed class or government-issued pamphlet covering the essentials Somehow you re just supposed to know how to use your phone tablet computer camera Web browser e-mail and social networks Luckily award-winning tech expert David Pogue comes to the rescue with Pogue s Basics a book that will change your relationship with all of the technology in your life With wit and authority Pogue s Basics collects every essential technique for making your gadgets seem easier faster and less of a hassle Crystal-clear illustrations accompany these 225 easy-to-follow tips Tips include Make the type bigger on your screen Bring a wet phone back from the dead The fastest way to charge an iPad The 10 best apps to put on your phone How to type symbols Bypass annoyingly long voice mail instructions Use map apps on your phone without an Internet connection Sign a contract electronically See what s in a file without opening it The 12 best free services on the Web Turn off automatic bullets lists and links in Word... Protect yourself from online scams and viruses Set up an automatic backup system on your computer What to do about junk e-mail Send photos so that they don t bounce back Print or email articles without ads How to get money for your used electronics Rename a bunch of files in one fell swoop Make YouTube videos sharper and much more At last you can lose that nagging insecure feeling that you re not the master of your own gadgets The tech tips in Pogue s Basics are all you need the shortcuts to a happier technological life more
The OFFICIAL Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players In Minecraft you re never alone and the threat of attack is constant How will you survive The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players You can learn how to build a fort craft armor and weapons set mob traps defeat your enemies in one-on-one combat and battle your way out of the Nether and the End With tips from Minecraft experts developer Jeb and creator Notch himself you ll be a Minecraft warrior in no time
Are you the innovative type the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it s cooking Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish More than just a cookbook Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery inspiration and invention in the kitchen Why is medium-rare steak so popular Why do we bake some things at 350 F 175 C and others at 375 F 190 C And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1 000 F 540 C Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers and offers a unique take on recipes -- from the sweet a mean chocolate chip cookie to the savory duck confit sugo This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking even if you don t consider yourself a geek Initialize your kitchen and calibrate your tools Learn about the important reactions in cooking such as protein denaturation Maillard reactions and caramelization and how they impact the foods we cook Play with your food using hydrocolloids and sous vide cooking Gain firsthand insights from interviews with... researchers food scientists knife experts chefs writers and more including author Harold McGee TV personality Adam Savage chemist Herv This and xkcd From Cooking for Geeks Butternut Squash Soup Pur e in a food processor or with an immersion blender 2 cups 660g butternut squash peeled cubed and roasted about 1 medium squash 2 cups 470g chicken turkey or vegetable stock 1 small 130g yellow onion diced and saut ed 1 2 teaspoon 1g salt adjust to taste Notes The weights are for the prepared ingredients and only rough suggestions So prepare each item individually For example for the squash peel it then coat it with olive oil sprinkle it with salt and roast it in the oven at a temperature around 400 425 F 200 220 C until it begins to brown When you go to pur e the ingredients hold back some of the squash and some of the stock taste the pur e and see which you think it needs Want it thicker Add more squash Thinner Add more stock This soup by itself is very basic Garnish with whatever else you have on hand that you think might go well such as garlic croutons and bacon Or top with a small dab of cream some toasted walnuts and dried cranberries to give it a feeling of Thanksgiving How about a teaspoon of maple syrup a few thin slices of beef and some fresh oregano Chives sour cream and cheddar cheese Why not Instead of purchasing items to follow a recipe exactly try using leftover ingredients from other meals to complement the squash soup If you re in a rush you can jump-start the squash by microwaving it first Peel and quarter the squash using a spoon to scoop out the seeds Then cube it into 1 2 3 5 cm pieces drop it into a glass baking pan that s both oven and microwave safe and nuke it for four to five minutes to partially heat the mass Remove from microwave coat the squash with olive oil and a light sprinkling of salt and roast it in a preheated oven until done about 20 to 30 minutes If you re not in a rush you can skip the peeling step entirely cut the squash in half scoop out the seeds add oil and salt roast it for about an hour until the flesh is soft and use a spoon to scoop it out Pumpkin Cake There are two broad types of cake batters high- ratio cakes--those that have more sugar and water than flour or by some definitions just a lot of sugar --and low-ratio cakes which tend to have coarser crumbs For high-ratio cakes there should be more sugar than flour by weight and more eggs than fats again by weight and the liquid mass eggs milk water should be heavier than the sugar Consider this pumpkin cake which is a high-ratio cake 245g of pumpkin contains 220g of water--you can look these sorts of things up in the USDA National Nutrient Database available online at http www nal usda gov fnic foodcomp search In a mixing bowl measure out and then mix with an electric mixer to thoroughly combine 1 cup 245g pumpkin canned or roast and puree your own 1 cup 200g sugar 3 4 cup 160g canola oil 2 large 120g eggs 1 1 2 cups 180g flour 1 4 cup 40g raisins 2 teaspoons 5g cinnamon 1 teaspoon 5g baking powder 1 2 teaspoon 5g baking soda 1 2 teaspoon 3g salt 1 2 teaspoon 2g vanilla extract Transfer to a greased cake pan or spring form and bake in an oven preheated to 350 F 175 C until a toothpick comes out dry about 20 minutes Notes Try adding dried pears soaked in brandy You can also hold back some of the raisins and sprinkle them on top One nice thing about high-ratio cakes is that they don t have much gluten so they won t turn out like bread even with excessive beating With a total weight of 920 grams of which only roughly 20 grams is gluten there just isn t enough gluten present in this cake to give it a bread-like texture There s also a fair amount of both sugar and fats to interfere with gluten 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From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas In this illustrated history Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries tracing facets of modern life refrigeration clocks and eyeglass lenses to name a few from their creation by hobbyists amateurs and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life In his trademark style Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips Accompanied by a major... six-part television series on PBS How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world written in the provocative informative and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe more