Free eBooks by Ray Smith

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Command-Line Interface shows how to use Enterprise Manager’s powerful scripting language to automate your database administration work and save time by scripting routine tasks, and then executing those scripts across collections of databases and instances in your environment. This book is chock full of ready-made scripting examples contributed by the authors and leading members of the community. For... more...
Turn the pages of this guide and discover an art course that aims to help you learn the many ways of painting still lifes in popular medium of watercolour. Fully annotated, all-photographic sequences guide you from selecting your objects to creating richly varied paintings. Still lifes created before your eyes by professional artists show you, in progressive stages, how to master each new technique. Gallery pages then aim to inspire you by displaying... more...
The DK Art School series provides all the fundamental techniques both adult and juvenile artists need. At the heart of each book are twelve projects that explore the methods of the great masters. Each specially commissioned painting is broken down in step-by-step color photos that show every stage of its creation. Lists of materials, subjects, and techniques complete each volume. 300 color photos.
Scientific and Commercial Information for More Than 1,000 Polymers Polymers: A Property Database, Second Edition offers a central and reliable source for scientific and commercial information on more than 1,000 polymers. Revised and updated throughout, this edition features 25% new material, including 50 entirely new entries that reflect advances in areas such as conducting polymers, hydrogels, nano-polymers, and biomaterials.  The second edition... more...
The vast majority of plastic products are made from petroleum-based synthetic polymers that do not degrade in a landfill or in a compost-like environment. Therefore, the disposal of these products poses a serious environmental problem. An environmentally-conscious alternative is to design/synthesize polymers that are biodegradable. This book introduces the subject in part one by outlining the classification and development of biodegradable polymers... more...
An introduction to the essential techniques of oil painting in a full range of media. It provides fully annotated, photographic sequences to guide the reader from the first strokes to the final composition, and full-size reproductions allow closer inspections of great masterworks.
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