2020-11-03

Star Wars Complete Vehicles New Edition

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  • Full Title : Star Wars Complete Vehicles New Edition
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744038324
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explore the epic Star Wars saga through incredible cross-sections More than 100 magnificent cross-section artworks bring the vehicles of Star Wars to life. New cross-sections, amazing detail, and comprehensive text make this the ultimate reference to the craft of a galaxy far, far away.... SEE - Poe Dameron's X-wing in action - The terrifying power of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 - Obi-Wan Kenobi's fast and agile Jedi starfighter DISCOVER - The inner workings of Rey's speeder - The advanced technology of the Rebel Alliance's U-wing - The devastating weaponry of the Death Star EXPLORE - The famous corridors of the Millennium Falcon - The brutal design of the Knights of Ren's Night Buzzard - The mighty and fearsome Final Order Star Destroyer © & TM 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd


2016-09-27

Star Wars Complete Locations

By DK
  • Full Title : Star Wars Complete Locations
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744046262
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Includes more than 50 intricate full-color cross-section artwork and 3-D maps, this visual e-guide will take you into the incredible worlds and locations in the Star WarsTM galaxy. From the towering skyscrapers of Coruscant to the terrifying technology of the Death Star, Star Wars: Complete Locations lets you see in astonishing detail the numerous worlds, bases, cities, landscapes, and battle sites from the Star Wars galaxy. Discover the secrets of the Jedi Temple Complex and tour Maz's Castle on Takodana. With brand-new cross-section artwork from Star Wars: The Force AwakensTM, Star Wars: Complete Locations is the definitive collection that takes you inside the world of the Star Wars saga. © & TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.


2020-06-23

Star Wars: Book of Lists

By Cole Horton
  • Full Title : Star Wars: Book of Lists
  • Author : Cole Horton
  • Publisher : becker&mayer! books ISBN
  • ISBN Code : 0760365644
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Star Wars: Book of Lists takes a fascinating look at the galaxy far, far away through trivia culled from both on-screen and off over the history of the franchise. More than a simple accounting of fan-favorite characters or biggest opening weekends, this book is a compendium of the most compelling facts about the saga and fandom summarized in 100 lists. Find out these fun facts and more with comprehensive lists covering everything you'd want to know about the characters, creatures, ships, planets, and more: Which character has been to the most planets? What are the deadliest creatures in the galaxy? Who shared the most memorable kisses? Which actors have voiced the most characters? What are some of the most surprising cameos? Compiling a galaxy's worth of trivia and information about the Star Wars Universe, Star Wars: Book of Lists is an entertainingly accessible trivia format for both hardcore fans and casual viewers.


2021-11-02

Star Wars Year By Year

By Kristin Baver,Pablo Hidalgo,Daniel Wallace,Ryder Windham
  • Full Title : Star Wars Year By Year
  • Author : Kristin Baver,Pablo Hidalgo,Daniel Wallace,Ryder Windham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744055660
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Discover everything you've ever wanted to know about Star Wars in this complete history of the most famous franchise in movie history. Painstakingly researched and superbly illustrated, Star WarsTM Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition presents a unique Star Wars timeline-the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you've never seen it before. This stunning visual journey features trivia and cultural cornerstones from director George Lucas' early life through to the iconic movie stills, comic books, novels, toys, video games, and theme parks that have spawned from five decades of seminal film making. Fully updated and expanded, this edition encompasses all nine episodes of the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies, along with the standalone movies Rogue One and Solo, and the acclaimed television series, The Mandalorian. Produced in full collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars experts, Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, New Edition is ideal for Star Wars fanatics and newbies alike. © & TM 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.


2019-11-05

I Am C-3PO - The Inside Story

By Anthony Daniels
  • Full Title : I Am C-3PO - The Inside Story
  • Author : Anthony Daniels
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1465492569
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Gloriously witty, keen and spirited" J.J. Abrams, Director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker "The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately... Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things - I don't. I have indeed now written a book - telling my story, in my voice, not his - recognizing that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined." When Star Wars burst onto the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels. In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film - from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. With a foreword by J.J. Abrams and never-before-seen photography, this book is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C- 3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels' vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes readers on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away.


2017-10-03

Ultimate LEGO Star Wars

By Andrew Becraft,Chris Malloy
  • Full Title : Ultimate LEGO Star Wars
  • Author : Andrew Becraft,Chris Malloy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 146549555X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The definitive guide to the LEGO® Star WarsTM universe, showcasing the vast collection of LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures released over the last 20 years. This is a complete, unrivaled encyclopedia of the LEGO Star Wars theme. Fans will have an all-encompassing companion to the LEGO Star Wars cultural phenomenon. Produced in large format and featuring beautiful imagery, this is an indispensable guide for young fans and a stunning reference work for adults. With behind-the-scenes material, it tells the complete story of LEGO Star Wars, from the earliest concepts in the late 1990s to the creation of the most recent sets for The Force AwakensTM and Rogue OneTM. Created with the LEGO Star Wars team. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under license from the LEGO Group. © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.


2020-09-29

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima

By Sucker Punch Productions
  • Full Title : The Art of Ghost of Tsushima
  • Author : Sucker Punch Productions
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN Code : 1506713785
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On sale date subject to change. A beautifully realized tome inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and featuring art from the delicately crafted video game from Sucker Punch Productions. Dark Horse Books and Sucker Punch Productions are honored to present The Art of Ghost of Tsushima. Explore a unique and intimate look at the Tsushima Islands--all collected into a gorgeous, ornately designed art book. Step into the role of Tsushima Island's last samurai, instilling fear and fighting back against the Mongolian invasion of Japan in the open-world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima. This volume vividly showcases every detail of the vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques, along with a look at storyboards and renders from the most intense, eloquent, and expressive cinematic moments of the game.


2021-04-27

Star Wars The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia

By Jason Fry
  • Full Title : Star Wars The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
  • Author : Jason Fry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744047536
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Meet more than 350 incredible clones, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, and a host of other characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. What is the Bad Batch? Who inducted Ahsoka Tano into the Jedi Order? Where does General Grievous keep a secret lair? Why does Captain Rex mutiny against his Jedi General on Umbara? To learn the answers to these questions and more, look no further than Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! Written by Star Wars expert Jason Fry, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 350 incredible characters and teams, including Anakin Skywalker, Maul, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Clone Force 99. Perfect for fans of all ages, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle! will enthrall readers for hours on end. © & TM 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.


2013-03

Inside Out & Back Again

By Thanhha Lai
  • Full Title : Inside Out & Back Again
  • Author : Thanhha Lai
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • ISBN Code : 0702251178
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.


2013-07-29

Star Wars: Complete Vehicles

By DK
  • Full Title : Star Wars: Complete Vehicles
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1465495517
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Foreword authors: John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic. For any fan who wants to explore the inner workings of the spaceships and vehicles of all six Star WarsTM movies comes this fascinating expanded edition of a fan favorite, now with new cross-section artworks and a wealth of new photos. Star Wars: Complete Vehicles is packed with visual explorations of more than fifty essential Star Wars spacecraft and landcraft, including the TIE bomber, Imperial shuttle, A-wing, B-wing, and more. Full-color cross-section artwork presents in-depth examinations of each craft's weapon systems, engines, hyperdrives, cockpits, and construction secrets, providing a never-before-seen glimpse at the vehicles that drive the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Complete Vehicles now features new and never-before-seen cross-sections!


2019-04-02

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition

By DK
  • Full Title : LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744038901
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jump into the action-included Star WarsTM galaxy with this updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, complete with a new chapter featuring the Rise of the First Order. Discover everything you need to know about the latest sets, vehicles and minifigures. See every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter, explore Darth Vader's castle and find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures - from Rey to Lando Calrissian. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team. ©2019 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.


2020-10-13

LEGO® Minifigure A Visual History New Edition

By Gregory Farshtey,Daniel Lipkowitz,Simon Hugo
  • Full Title : LEGO® Minifigure A Visual History New Edition
  • Author : Gregory Farshtey,Daniel Lipkowitz,Simon Hugo
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744037700
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 1978, and today the entire minifigure population could circle the globe more than five times! Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIETM, LEGO® Star WarsTM, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry PotterTM, and many more. From astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade! ©2020 The LEGO Group.


2014-11-26

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films

By Carl Silvio,Tony M. Vinci,Donald E. Palumbo
  • Full Title : Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films
  • Author : Carl Silvio,Tony M. Vinci,Donald E. Palumbo
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476611068
  • Pages : 243
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed—and consequently analyzed—as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas’ presentation of technology. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


2013

Fan Phenomena: Star Wars

By Mika Elovaara
  • Full Title : Fan Phenomena: Star Wars
  • Author : Mika Elovaara
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • ISBN Code : 1783200227
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In October 2012, the Walt Disney Company paid more than $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilms, the film and production company responsible for Howard the Duck. But Disney, despite its history and success with duck characters, wasn't after Howard; in buying Lucasfilms, it also bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise. Soon after the purchase, Disney announced a new Star Wars film was in the works and would be released in 2015, nearly four decades after the first movie hit big screens around the world and changed popular culture forever. The continued relevance of Star Wars owes much to the passion of its fans. For millions of people around the world, the films are more than diversions—they are a way of life. Through costumed role-playing, incessant quoting, Yoda-like grammatical inversions, and scholarly debates about the Force, fans keep the films alive in a variety of ways, and in so doing, add to the saga's cultural relevance. The first book to address the films holistically and from a variety of cultural perspectives, Fan Phenomena: Star Wars explores numerous aspects of Star Wars fandom, from its characters to its philosophy. As one contributor notes, “the saga that George Lucas created affects our lives almost daily, whether we ourselves are fans of the saga or not.” Anyone who is struggling to forget Jar Jar Binks can certainly agree to that. Academically informed but written for a general audience, this book will appeal to every fan and critic of the films. That is, all of us.


2012-11-13

A Million Little Bricks

By Sarah Herman
  • Full Title : A Million Little Bricks
  • Author : Sarah Herman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1620878674
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven’t been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group’s history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand’s creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasn’t always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company’s ever-increasing catalogof products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).


2017-01-24

A Profile of the United States Toy Industry, Second Edition

By Christopher Byrne
  • Full Title : A Profile of the United States Toy Industry, Second Edition
  • Author : Christopher Byrne
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • ISBN Code : 1631576070
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The toy industry is one of the most consistently misunderstood sectors of American business, comprising a wide range of businesses under one banner-entertainment, commodities, fashion and licensing-that each behave differently. Broad-based change is constant, with more than 40 percent of toy products new each year. The U.S. market comprises about 600 publicly and privately held companies, valued at about $22 billion per year at wholesale for traditional toys, which has remained relatively constant since the 1990s. It is also the only industry where success depends on the whims of a child. This book is a concise and in-depth introduction to the structure, practices, and market forces that impact the toy industry, including a short history, a description of the current market landscape, product trends, emerging opportunities and threats and expectations for the future, as well as aspects of retailing, consumer behavior, and financial markets. While the book's primary focus is the U.S. toy industry, one cannot ignore the global scope of the business, particularly related to manufacturing, growth potential and emerging markets. It is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the diverse and dynamic nature of the toy industry and many things that make it unique and to provide an introduction to this fast-paced, always changing and fiercely competitive business where success is often more an art than a science.


2006-03-13

Beyond the Multiplex

By Barbara Klinger
  • Full Title : Beyond the Multiplex
  • Author : Barbara Klinger
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520939077
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since the mid-eighties, more audiences have been watching Hollywood movies at home than at movie theaters, yet little is known about just how viewers experience film outside of the multiplex. This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media—from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores topics such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in U.S. households. Balancing industry history with theoretical and cultural analysis, she finds that today cinema's powerful social presence cannot be fully grasped without considering its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues—especially the home.


2013-05-02

The Invisible Art of Film Music

By Laurence E. MacDonald
  • Full Title : The Invisible Art of Film Music
  • Author : Laurence E. MacDonald
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN Code : 0810883988
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. This volume is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films and the development of the films themselves. Arranged as a chronological survey from the silent era to the present day, this volume offers readers insight into the vital contribution film scores have made.


2000-01-18

Engineering Digital Design

By Richard F. Tinder
  • Full Title : Engineering Digital Design
  • Author : Richard F. Tinder
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 0080505651
  • Pages : 884
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Engineering Digital Design, Second Edition provides the most extensive coverage of any available textbook in digital logic and design. The new REVISED Second Edition published in September of 2002 provides 5 productivity tools free on the accompanying CD ROM. This software is also included on the Instructor's Manual CD ROM and complete instructions accompany each software program. In the REVISED Second Edition modern notation combines with state-of-the-art treatment of the most important subjects in digital design to provide the student with the background needed to enter industry or graduate study at a competitive level. Combinatorial logic design and synchronous and asynchronous sequential machine design methods are given equal weight, and new ideas and design approaches are explored. The productivity tools provided on the accompanying CD are outlined below: [1] EXL-Sim2002 logic simulator: EXL-Sim2002 is a full-featured, interactive, schematic-capture and simulation program that is ideally suited for use with the text at either the entry or advanced-level of logic design. Its many features include drag-and-drop capability, rubber banding, mixed logic and positive logic simulations, macro generation, individual and global (or randomized) delay assignments, connection features that eliminate the need for wire connections, schematic page sizing and zooming, waveform zooming and scrolling, a variety of printout capabilities, and a host of other useful features. [2] BOOZER logic minimizer: BOOZER is a software minimization tool that is recommended for use with the text. It accepts entered variable (EV) or canonical (1's and 0's) data from K-maps or truth tables, with or without don't cares, and returns an optimal or near optimal single or multi-output solution. It can handle up to 12 functions Boolean functions and as many inputs when used on modern computers. [3] ESPRESSO II logic minimizer: ESPRESSO II is another software minimization tool widely used in schools and industry. It supports advanced heuristic algorithms for minimization of two-level, multi-output Boolean functions but does not accept entered variables. It is also readily available from the University of California, Berkeley, 1986 VLSI Tools Distribution. [4] ADAM design software: ADAM (for Automated Design of Asynchronous Machines) is a very powerful productivity tool that permits the automated design of very complex asynchronous state machines, all free of timing defects. The input files are state tables for the desired state machines. The output files are given in the Berkeley format appropriate for directly programming PLAs. ADAM also allows the designer to design synchronous state machines, timing-defect-free. The options include the lumped path delay (LPD) model or NESTED CELL model for asynchronous FSM designs, and the use of D FLIP-FLOPs for synchronous FSM designs. The background for the use of ADAM is covered in Chapters 11, 14 and 16 of the REVISED 2nd Edition. [5] A-OPS design software: A-OPS (for Asynchronous One-hot Programmable Sequencers) is another very powerful productivity tool that permits the design of asynchronous and synchronous state machines by using a programmable sequencer kernel. This software generates a PLA or PAL output file (in Berkeley format) or the VHDL code for the automated timing-defect-free designs of the following: (a) Any 1-Hot programmable sequencer up to 10 states. (b) The 1-Hot design of multiple asynchronous or synchronous state machines driven by either PLDs or RAM. The input file is that of a state table for the desired state machine. This software can be used to design systems with the capability of instantly switching between several radically different controllers on a time-shared basis. The background for the use of A-OPS is covered in Chapters 13, 14 and 16 of the REVISED 2nd Edition.


2021-05-19

Disney Made Easy: The Essential Guide to Walt Disney World Resort

By J.M. Sparks
  • Full Title : Disney Made Easy: The Essential Guide to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Author : J.M. Sparks
  • Publisher : VIP Tour Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 495
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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(Updated 8/15/2021!) Walt Disney World is more than its four amazing theme parks and two water parks. It goes far beyond the hundreds of restaurants and themed hotels. Learn valuable, time-saving secrets that show you how to travel like a VIP in this comprehensive tour guide, written by Orlando locals and Disney insiders. Here is just a portion of what we share: * Temporary changes for Covid-19; * Over 50 freebies you can take advantage of around Disney World; * Special activities outside of the parks; * Complete instructions on using FastPass+ so that you don't waste time in hot lines; * How to get extra hours in the parks; * How to save money on food; * The best hotel value for your size of family; * Where to dine with your favorite characters; * How to get the most of your character meet-and-greet experience; * Romance in the parks; * What you will find inside Florida’s newest “town,” Disney Springs, Walt Disney World’s downtown shopping center with food and entertainment; * Information on behind-the-scene tours and special events; * How to avoid crowds; * What months and days to visit; and * What to wear to ensure your comfort during any season