Go from 'beginner' to 'expert' with this professional, tutorial-based guide to Maya 2016 Mastering Autodesk Maya 2016 is your professional hands-on coverage to getting the most out of Maya. If you already know the basics of Maya, this book is your ticket to full coverage of all Maya 2016's latest features, and showcases the tools and methods used in real-world 3D animation and visual effects. From modeling, texturing, animation, and effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book expands your skill set, and helps you prepare for the Autodesk Maya certification exam. Filled with challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios this book provides valuable insight into the entire CG production timeline. Take your Maya skills to the next level with step-by-step instruction and insight from the industry professionals. Learn professional techniques used in real-world visual effects Master Dynamics, Maya Muscle, Stereo Cameras, mental ray, and more Expand your skills with advanced techniques for cloth, fur, and fluids Understand everything you need to know for the Maya certification exam
The comprehensive guide to Visual Basic 2012 Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) is the most popular programming language in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. In this edition of the bestselling Wrox guide, Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens offers novice and experienced developers a comprehensive tutorial and reference to Visual Basic 2012. This latest edition introduces major changes to the Visual Studio development platform, including support for developing mobile applications that can take advantage of the Windows 8 operating system. This new edition includes information on developing Win8-compatible Metro applications using pre-loaded templates Explores the new design features and support for WPF designers Explains how to develop Windows smartphone apps Covers new VB language features such as Asynch and Await Visual Basic 2012 Programmer's Reference is the programmer's go-to reference for the 2012 edition of Visual Basic.
The insight Workbook is an essential accompaniment to the Student's Book, providing further practice for your students, plus an abundance of extra resources including Literature insight, Pronunciation insight and Exam insight sections. The Workbook supports the lessons in the Student's Book with extra exercises for every lesson, a unit-by-unit wordlist with dictionary-style definitions, and a grammar reference and practice section which is linked to the grammar lessons in the Student's book. The Workbook also contains optional extra lessons and activities in the form of the Literature insight bank which will introduce your students to classic pieces of English Literature.
Pocket Dictionary of Finance An essential reference for busy finance professionals, the Pocket Dictionary of Finance will help you keep up-to-date with the latest terminology. Over 5,000 clear definitions of key finance terms Compiled by an international team of expert researchers and information 1 specialists Covers the fields of accounting, currency & exchange, economics, insurance, markets, regulation, risk, statistics, investments, and treasury management Abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon clearly defined Mini-essays explain more complex concepts Reflects the language of the global finance industry
A newly revised edition of the standard reference for the field today—updated with new terms, major discoveries, significant scientists, and illustrations Developmental biology is the study of the mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, and genetic levels. The discipline has gained prominence in part due to new interdisciplinary approaches and advances in technology, which have led to the rapid emergence of new concepts and words. The Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology, Second Edition is the first comprehensive reference focused on the field's terms, research, history, and people. This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology. Extensively cross-referenced, the Dictionary includes definitions of terms, explanations of concepts, and biographies of historical figures. Comparative aspects are described in order to provide a sense of the evolution of structures, and topics range from fundamental terminology, germ layers, and induction to RNAi, evo-devo, stem cell differentiation, and more. Readers will find such features of embryology and developmental biology as: Vertebrates Invertebrates Plants Developmental genetics Evolutionary developmental biology Molecular developmental biology Medical embryology The author's premium on accessibility allows readers at all levels to enhance their vocabulary in their field and understand terminology beyond their specific focus. Researchers and students in developmental biology, cell biology, developmental genetics, and embryology will find the dictionary to be a vital resource.
The first edition of the semi-bilingual English-Russian version of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary with CD-ROM. This is the first edition of the semi-bilingual Russian version of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary, ideal for intermediate to upper-intermediate students. Russian translations are given for every sense, and thesaurus and common error notes give students extra help with producing English. The dictionary is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing the full text of the dictionary, and including SmartThesaurus, QuickFind, recordings of every word in British and American English, plus study material.
Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang is a fascinating and entertaining collection, packed with illustrative quotations and providing full details of origins and dates of first printed use. The text contains expressions from around the English-speaking world such as 'dork' and 'cockamamie' (North America) and 'giggle-house' and 'Jimmy Woodser' (Australia). As well as the A-Z listing of terms, the book contains a comprehensive thematic index, enabling users to home in on particular areas of interest, such as the body, food and drink, and human behaviour. Full of surprises, this is an essential read for word lovers and anyone with an interest in language.
English World is an internationally acclaimed English language learning series for primary schools. It uses best-practice methodology to encourage effective classroom teaching. Active, whole-class learning is supported by grammar and skills work applied in natural contexts. The highly visual printed resources are complemented by digital material featuring video dialogues of native speakers, animated posters and sing-along versions of songs. Packed with practical, course-specific resources, the English World online Teacher's Resource Centre provides tools to help teachers to manage classroom realities and to meet the needs of their pupils. Key features include: English World Starter Pack, core skills record sheets. Teacher Methodology Modules and a test builder.
Англо-русский словарь «Modern Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs and Idioms in the Language of Business / Современный англо-русский словарь фразовых глаголов и идиом в сфере экономики и бизнеса» содержит около 500 идиом и 4000 фразовых глаголов, широко употребляемых в современной экономической литературе и в сфере деловой коммуникации. Цель этого справочника – помочь читателю в его стремлении совершенствовать свои навыки чтения и коммуникации в своей профессиональной области. Словарь предназначен для студентов, аспирантов и преподавателей экономических вузов, а также экономистов и бизнесменов, сталкивающихся в своей деятельности с необходимостью читать литературу на английском языке по своей специальности или говорить по-английски при общении с зарубежными коллегами.
Creating Prehistory deals even-handedly and sympathetically with the creation of several different sorts of prehistory during the volatile period between the two World Wars. Investigates the origins of professional archaeology in Britain during the inter-war period Brings to life many fascinating and controversial personalities and their creeds, including the archaeologists O. G. S. Crawford, Mortimer Wheeler and Gordon Childe; Grafton Elliot Smith and W. H. R. Rivers (of ‘Regeneration’ fame); Alfred Watkins and The Old Straight Track; and the thunderous George Watson Macgregor Reid, who brought the Druids back to Stonehenge Examines the production of archaeological knowledge as a social process, and the relationship between personalities, institutions, ideology, and power Addresses the ongoing debates of the significance of sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury, and Maiden Castle
Twenty years in print, "The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers" contains around 750 entries offering detailed information on every important graphic designer, movement, agency, practice and publication from 1840 up to the present day. The dictionary gives clear and accessible definitions, from technical minutiae of typography to computer-aided design and printing. Cross-references make navigating between entries simple. The endmatter contains a handy bibliography of key texts and recommended reading, as well as a timeline that puts the most influential individuals, developments and movements in chronological order. This third edition contains over 200 new, updated or expanded entries (as well as 45 new illustrations, 22 in colour) on the latest designers, terms and influences; content that ranges from Adobe InDesign to Manga, and from Chip Kidd to Marian Bantjes. Redesigned and re-typeset throughout, the book remains an indispensable reference tool to all students and practitioners of graphic design.
This new edition of the Oxford Portuguese Mini Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases, and 60,000 translations. With a handy phrasefinder, this dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel and quick reference. This small dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. Easy-to-use design and a centre section of useful words and expressions listed by topic make this dictionary ideal for travel and quick reference. It has also been throughly updated with the latest Portuguese spelling reform changes. The dictionary is based on Brazilian Portuguese with extra information where European Portuguese is different. 3rd Edition.
This second edition of the Collins Polish Gem has been specially designed to meet the needs of learners of both Polish and English. A clear layout, up-to-date coverage of everyday words and phrases, and a handy travel supplement make this dictionary the ideal portable companion Collins Polish Gem has been updated for all those learning Polish or English for study or for travel. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. * The Collins Polish Gem Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Polish and English that you will need to know, with a practical supplement for travellers. * This dictionary offers extra help with essential vocabulary, and thousands of useful phrases to guide you to the correct translation. * Clear layout ensures that you can quickly find the information you need. Also available in the Collins Polish dictionary range is the Collins Polish Dictionary and Grammar and the Collins Compact Polish Dictionary.