The Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County, in particular, have been major tourist destinations since the 1920s. Since then, many attractions, motels, restaurants, and other businesses have come and gone, including Jolly Golf, Magic World, Archie Campbell's Hee Haw Village, the Rebel Railroad, Goldrush Junction, and dozens more. This book collects and preserves the memories of these "lost attractions" that formed the foundation of today's Sevier County tourism economy.
The Platoon goes on a devastating mission that goes from bad to worse. Viet Cong soldier LY QUANG has been after Frank and his men for months. Her chance to get them has arrived.
Ruling the Machines that Rule the World? Our planet's information systems have now reached a level of scale and complexity at which we can no longer simply decide how they will behave. They are so sophisticated and so interconnected that humans can neither steer nor comprehend them with certainty. Can we trust such an infrastructure to society? For more than twenty years, Mark Burgess has been one of the pioneers of the science and technology behind the operation of this information infrastructure. In this book, he explains how far we have come in our understanding of the systems, and whether we yet have the necessary knowledge to prevent them from spiralling out of control. In Search of Certainty takes the reader on a fascinating journey, from the beginnings of scientific thought to our present day, illuminating information technology as an integral part of our modern historical and cultural narrative. It lays out key challenges for the future and suggests a daring new way to think about the future governance of the vast cybernetic organism we are in process of creating. "An instant classic in computer science! 'In Search of Certainty' is a brilliant piece of work by one of the most brilliant people I've ever met. Complex systems, like modern IT services, need to be understood from a perspective very different from traditional IT practice. The answers are rooted in science and Mark Burgess exposes this science like nobody else." -- Glenn O'Donnell, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research "An incredible journey by one of the [IT] industry's most important thinkers over the past 20 years. Like everything else he's done, this is unique and astonishing in its implications." --Carolyn Rowland, NIST "Mark brings together the digital microcosm and macrocosm, the mundane and the profound, the human and the technological, in a way that is important, wonderful, and truly mind-stretching." -- Jeff Sussna, Ingineering.IT "Mark Burgess practically invented modern IT infrastructure management software. Now he has produced a revolutionary work, part personal journey, part theoretical review, as he advances the state of infrastructure science -- and our comprehension -- again. IN SEARCH OF CERTAINTY is a must-read book from a true visionary." --Christopher Little, BMC Software "There are thought leaders, and then there are thought leaders. Mark Burgess is a scientist who can talk to the real world, and has been challenging it for 20 years, with the message of science." -- Reynold Jabbour, J.
P. Morgan-Chase "Holy cow!" -- Gene Kim, Author of Phoenix Project "To err is human, to explain is Mark Burgess." -- Patrick Debois "I only got through the Introduction and Chapter 1. I was so encouraged by just those that I started applying it to organization at Joyent and forgot to come back to the book." -- Ben Rockwood, Joyent "A philosophy of informatics obviously contrasting with but also complementing Floridi's philosophy of information." -- Jan Bergstra, Professor University of Amsterdam "What I liked most about the book was the vast number of topics it drew on, there are examples from a very broad array of domains. This made it very fun. ...
It really is a tour de force of most interesting things that have happened for the past 500 years..." -- Sigurd Teigen, CFEngine "The book is in parts a very personal description of the world we live in, and how it evolved... the book is about a journey, a personal one. I did like that part very much.
Photoshop A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Photoshop, Digital Photography And Photo Editing Tips To Create Visually Stunning Photos You have taken a series of photographs you love. Your mother is shining in all her glory.
You have dozens of pictures of her walking in the park with you, with your dad, and with the grandchildren. You want to frame these pictures. They will make a great surprise gift for everyone at the family reunion. When you get home and download the photos, you begin to notice little details that you wish were different. The lighting is a little off or a stranger is too close to the family in the photograph. One is so special you wish you had taken it in black and white or sepia. Small changes would make an incredible impact. How can you make these photos visually stunning now? The answer is Photoshop of course! This book will take you through the basic elements of Photoshop.
Just a few simple techniques will take your ordinary photos to extraordinary.
You love to take photographs and share them with family and friends. Photoshop will help you make those memories even more special by putting the focus where it belongs, on your loved ones. Master these skills for visually stunning digital photographs. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Basic and advanced cropping techniques.
Blurring and sharpening your images. Color saturation and desaturation. Changing color photos to black and white. Colorizing black and white photos. Removing objects and backgrounds from your photos. And much more! Download your copy of ”Photoshop” by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.
Jane Bingham looks at the sporting heroes of the 20th century, giving biographical information, quotes from and about the subjects and considering their legacies.