Description : This 165-page international study looks closely at how academic libraries are using eBooks. It helps librarians to answer questions such as: how fast is eBook spending growing? Which eBook purchasing models are growing fastest? Subscription models that allow unlimited access” pay per view models? Outright ownership? Other models? What percentage of eBook purchases are through consortia? What percentage direct from publishers? What percentage through aggregators? The report also gives detailed data on spending on various major players such as OverDrive, ebrary, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, EBL and many others. It's particularly rich on data about eBook purchases from academic presses. The study also looks at the growth of tablet computing in academic libraries, at the use of eBooks in course reserve, at purchases of eDirectories and eTextbooks, and other issues in academic library eBook purchasing and deployment.
Description : Two complete e-books covering Java and Android application development for one low price! This unique value-priced e-book set brings together two bestselling For Dummies books in a single e-book file. Including a comprehensive table of contents and the full text of each book, complete with cover, this e-book set gives you in-depth information on using the Java language to create powerful Android applications for mobile devices. Best of all, you'll pay less than the cost of each book purchased separately. You'll get the complete text of: Java For Dummies, 5th Edition, which shows you how to Master object-oriented programming and use J2SE 7.0 and JDK 7 Work with new libraries, closure, parallel frameworks, and other new features Create basic Java objects and reuse code Handle exceptions and events and work with variables, arrays, and collections Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition, which covers Creating amazing apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets How to download and install the SDK and start working with the JDK tools Directions for adapting your existing phone apps for use on Android tablets Steps for publishing your apps to the Google Play Store About the authors Barry Burd, PhD, author of Java For Dummies, is a professor of mathematics and computer science and a frequent contributor to online technology resources. Michael Burton is a Groupon software engineer and the creator of Groupon, Digg, TripIt, OpenTable, and many other Android apps. Donn Felker is an Android programmer, Microsoft ASP Insider, and MCTS in Web Client Development for .NET 2.0 and 3.5. They are coauthors of Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Description : He was, of course, a man better known for burning books than collecting them and yet by the time he died, aged 56, Adolf Hitler owned an estimated 16,000 volumes - the works of historians, philosophers, poets, playwrights and novelists. For the first time, Timothy W. Ryback offers a systematic examination of this remarkable collection. The volumes in Hitler's library are fascinating in themselves but it is the marginalia - the comments, the exclamation marks, the questions and underlinings - even the dirty thumbprints on the pages of a book he read in the trenches of the First World War - which are so revealing. Hitler's Private Library provides us with a remarkable view of Hitler's evolution - and unparalleled insights into his emotional and intellectual world. Utterly compelling, it is also a landmark in our understanding of the Third Reich.
Description : When you enter the Vatican Museums, built and expanded by Roman Popes over the course of five centuries, you are entering one of the most important locations in the history of human civilization.
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Description : Insight Guides City Guide Beijing Travel made easy. Ask local experts. Explore one of the most exciting cities in the world with this inspirational travel guide. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this guide to Beijing is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best this city has to offer, with insider information on must-see, top attractions like the Imperial Palace, the Great Wall and the 798 Art District, and cultural gems like the picturesque Black Lakes area, the unforgettable Tiananmen Square and the beautiful environs of the New Summer Palace. Features of this travel guide to Beijing: - Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Historical and cultural insights: immerse yourself in Beijing's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Editor's Choice: uncover the best of Beijing with our pick of the city's top destinations - Key tips and essential information: packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation - Covers: Tiananmen Square and Surroundings; The Forbidden City; Southern Beijing; The Lake District and the North; Eastern Beijing; Western Beijing; The Summer Palaces; Western Fringes; The Great Wall; Further Afield Looking for a comprehensive guide to China? Check out Insight Guides China for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.