Psychology: Through the Eyes of Faith

Psychology: Through the Eyes of Faith cover image

Identifies the major ideas that college and university students will encounter in a basic psychology course and explores connections with Christian belief. This psychology has remained a class standard and top of its game for many years now. Myers continually adds the latest research, technologies and case studies to each successive edition, providing students with the best and latest information available in the field.

Far and away the best-selling book on introductory psychology, Myer’s text has found a place in the education of millions of students.

Gross Anatomy: The Big Picture

Gross Anatomy: The Big Picture cover image

Get the BIG PICTURE of Gross Anatomy in the context of healthcare – and zero-in on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams!

Gross Anatomy: The Big Picture is the perfect bridge between review and textbooks. With an emphasis on what you truly need to know versus “what’s nice to know,” it features 450 full-color illustrations that give you a complete, yet concise, overview of essential anatomy.

The book’s user-friendly presentation consists of text on the left-hand page and beautiful full-color illustrations on the right-hand page. In this way, you get a “big picture” of anatomy principles, delivered one concept at a time -– making them easier to understand and retain.

Land of Lisp

Land of Lisp cover image

Lisp has been hailed as the world’s most powerful programming language, but its cryptic syntax and academic reputation can be enough to scare off even experienced programmers. Those dark days are finally over—Land of Lisp brings the power of functional programming to the people!

Conrad Barski tackles the subject of Common Lisp with his brilliantly quirky comics and out-of-this-world games to help get you into this fantastic language. Starting from the very basics and to more complex topics such as macros and domain-specific languages.

CurveExpert: Regression Analysis

CurveExpert: Regression Analysis cover image

This curve fitting analysis tool from Daniel G. Hyams also comes with it’s own EPUB manual. The current documentation is only available for the basic app and although a little rough around the edges, it does present all the information along with an appropriate EPUB Table of Contents.

Daniael is currently developing a new version, CurveExpert Professional, and hopefully he will also iron out those rough edges on the manual.

Information on the Software

CurveExpert is a curve fitting software tool which employs a large number of both linear and nonlinear regression models, various interpolation schemes and splines to represent XY data in a very precise manner.

CurveExpert has over 30 built-in regression models while also allowing for the design of custom models. Full-featured graphing capabilities allow a thorough examination of the curve fit and CurveExpert can automatically find the best fit; comparing your data to each model to choose the best curve.

MySQL Workbench Manual

MySQL Workbench Manual cover image

MySQL Workbench is a graphical tool used for the development of MySQL Databases and Servers, helping developers in three main areas; SQL Development for the creation and management of database server connection, Data Modelling provides a graphical tool for creating database schema, and Server Administration for working with server instances.

Along with having access to great software, every developer also needs great documentation and the manual for Workbench from Sun Microsystems has certainly provided this.

openSUSE Documentation

openSUSE Documentation cover image

openSUSE is considered one of the best Linux OS distributions available and this project was also one of the first to release their technical documentation in the EPUB eBook format.

Like many great Open Source projects, openSUSE is proud of the community they’ve built with all kinds of people of differing expertise, language and cultural backgrounds. Their project relies on the contributions from worldwide who work together in all aspects of the project from testing, translators, artists, documentation writers, etc.

The official documentation (provided by Novell) can be found at where you will also find the link to all the EPUB files.

MySQL 5.x Documentation

MySQL 5.x Documentation cover image

After 13 years of using the CHM (Compiled HTML Help) as the de facto format for the Windows OS, the MySQL Documentation Team has decided to drop it and adopt the EPUB format. This is a great move not only because EPUB is now the industry eBook standard, but also because this will save the team a huge amount of time and resources in trying to compile CHM, which can be very finicky, and be often broken, so would need some manual intervention.

The MySQL manual is a very large (over 1.6 Million words), complex piece of documentation, but the team has done a great job. Due to the sheer amount of information involved the file size comes in at a whopping 15MB. Because of this, and that some of the internal chapter sizes are larger than the recommended size (300KB) for EPUB, the navigation will definitely be a little sluggish on portable devices.

I tried the manual on several different eReaders with mixed results.