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By Ann Tompert. 2004
By Dave Horowitz. 2009
An unlikely trio heads south for the winter! Moose loves the Great North Woods because they're nice and cold, his…buddy Bear lives there, and the pancakes are top-notch. He doesn't usually go south for the winter, but with Bear off hibernating and the Pancake Hut closing until spring, he figures he might as well take the great schlep with Duck and Other Duck. The trio ends up in the exotic land of Florida and Moose is forever dazzled. Dave Horowitz brings to life the joy of discovering a place completely unlike home as well as the thrills of bringing a little bit of vacation back home with you!
By Norman Ohler. 2020
From the New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed, the incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led…the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin Summertime, 1935. On a lake near Berlin, a young man is out sailing when he glimpses a woman reclining in the prow of a passing boat. Their eyes meet—and one of history&’s greatest conspiracies is born. Harro Schulze-Boysen already had shed blood in the fight against Nazism by the time he and Libertas Haas-Heye began their whirlwind romance. She joined the cause, and soon the two lovers were leading a network of antifascist fighters that stretched across Berlin&’s bohemian underworld. Harro himself infiltrated German intelligence and began funneling Nazi battle plans to the Allies, including the details of Hitler&’s surprise attack on the Soviet Union. But nothing could prepare Harro and Libertas for the betrayals they would suffer in this war of secrets—a struggle in which friend could be indistinguishable from foe. Drawing on unpublished diaries, letters, and Gestapo files, Norman Ohler spins an unforgettable tale of love, heroism, and sacrifice in The Bohemians.
By Brittany Williams. 2020
Best-selling author Brittany Williams returns with Instant Loss on a Budget, featuring delicious, crowd-pleasing meals that are as friendly for…your wallet as they are for your waistline. After a decade of yo-yo dieting and a lifelong battle with the scale, Brittany Williams topped out at 260 pounds and knew she needed to make a lasting change. She shed an astonishing 125 pounds in a year—and has kept it off for 3 years—by getting off the diet rollercoaster and getting back to basics. She ditched processed foods, curbed her takeout habit, and cut back on inflammatory ingredients like gluten, dairy, and sugar. Through her best-selling books and popular blog, Brittany has inspired millions of fans and readers to lose weight, improve their wellness, and forge a healthier relationship with food. As a busy mom of three, Brittany knows how important it is to create nutritious meals that will please the pickiest eaters without breaking your budget. Featuring 125 recipes that all cost less than $10 to make—most can be made for less than $5—Instant Loss on a Budget is proof that wholesome food doesn&’t have to be expensive. In fact, Brittany feeds her family of five for just $75 to $100 a week! Brittany has mastered the art of creating recipes that taste indulgent, yet are surprisingly good for you. With recipes like Chocolate Brownie Donuts, Mini Everything Bagels, Smoky Baby Back Ribs, Barbeque Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw, and plat-based options like Tikka Masala Lentils, The Ultimate Veggie Thin-Crust Pizza, and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, this book offers something for every reader and every craving. You can even indulge your sweet tooth without sabotaging your progress with desserts like Frozen Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie and Raspberry Crumble. Complete with balanced meal plans, budgeting advice, and cost-cutting hacks, this gluten-free and dairy-free cookbook makes it easy to set goals and stick to them. Investing in your health is the best investment you can make: Discover how much lighter and happier you can feel with Instant Loss!
By Austin Camacho. 1999
An eighteen-year-old boy lies dying of leukemia. Kyle's only hope is a bone marrow transplant, but no one in his…wealthy Virginia family can safely supply it. His last chance lies in finding his father, a man who disappeared before he was born. Police and private investigators can find nothing on a trail that has been cold for eighteen years. Kyle's family has nowhere to turn until they learn of a certain troubleshooter--that self-styled knight errant in dark glasses, Hannibal Jones. He has two weeks to find the missing man, but his search turns up so much more. He discovers a woman who might be Kyle's illegitimate sister, a woman who could be her mother, and a chauffeur who may have killed Kyle's father. Hannibal follows a twisting, winding path of deception, conspiracy and greed, from Washington to Mexico. The case only becomes more dangerous as Hannibal steps closer and closer to the truth.
By Bruce K. Waltke, James M. Houston. 2010
This commentary uniquely combines a verse-by-verse exposition of the Hebrew text of selected Psalms with a history of their interpretation…in the Church from the time of the apostles to the present. / Bruce K. Waltke begins the collaboration by first skillfully establishing the meaning of the chosen psalms through careful exegesis in which each text is interpreted in light of its historical backgrounds, its literary form, and the poet’s rhetoric. James M. Houston then exposits each text’s relevance in conjunction with the Church’s interpretation of it throughout her history. To further the accuracy of this interpretation, he commissioned fresh translations of numerous Latin and Middle English texts. / The authors’ purpose in creating this volume was not merely to produce a masterful commentary. Rather, they wished to aid in enriching the daily life of the contemporary Christian and to deepen the church’s community. Waltke and Houston here bring together the two voices of the Holy Spirit — heard infallibly in Scripture and edifyingly in the Church’s response — in a rare and illuminating combination.
By David G. Peterson. 2009
A new landmark in evangelical scholarship on the book of Acts. Fifteen years in the making, this comprehensive commentary by…David Peterson offers thorough exegesis and exposition of the Acts of the Apostles, drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of narrative criticism and theological analysis, incorporating insights into historical-social background, and investigating why Luke presents his material in the way he does. In view of how long the book of Acts is -- over a thousand verses -- Peterson's commentary is admirably economical yet meaty. His judgments, according to Don Carson, are always "sane, evenhanded, and judicious." Even while unpacking exegetical details, Peterson constantly scans the horizon, keeping the larger picture in mind. With its solid exegesis, astute theological analysis, and practical contemporary application, Peterson's Acts of the Apostles is a commentary that preachers, teachers, and students everywhere will want and need.
By Paul B. Armstrong. 2020
This book explains how the brain interacts with the social world--and why stories matter. How do our brains enable us…to tell and follow stories? And how do stories affect our minds? In this book, the author analyzes the cognitive processes involved in constructing and exchanging stories, exploring their role in the neurobiology of mental functioning. Taking up the age-old question of what our ability to tell stories reveals about language and the mind, this truly interdisciplinary project should be of interest to humanists and cognitive scientists alike.
By American Nurses Association Staff. 2010
"Last revised in 2003, this comprehensive revision to an enduring text updates its framework on the social roots and relationships…of the nursing profession and nursing practice. An integrated discussion of its organizing topics - the social context of nursing, nursing's social contract, the definition of nursing, nursing's knowledge base, the scope of nursing practice, the standards of nursing practice, and the regulation of nursing - delineates the essential elements of the profession for nurses in any level or setting of practice and education."--Publisher's description.
By Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof. 1996
When the author spoke at the funeral of her grandfather Yitzhak Rabin, she touched the world's heart. She does so…again, in this deeply moving memoir and plea for peace. She shares her precious memories of her grandfather, with whom she lived until the age of six and to whom she remained close for the rest of his life. She offers insights into his transformation from soldier to leader to peacemaker, his courageous determination to change the course of the Middle East conflict, and the steps he took in search of a lasting peace for future generations of Israelis. She speaks to him, and to the world. A book that is pure, passionate, and unfailingly honest -- and goes straight to the heart.
By James White. 2003
A right understanding of who God is and who man is the foundation for the proper view of the gospel…of Jesus Christ. Without an accurate understanding, we can never fully comprehend or appreciate the awesome sovereign grace of God. Does the Bible really teach the doctrines known as Calvinism? Are the concepts of total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistable grace, and perserverance of the saints based merely on the speculations of theologians or are they actually found clearly revealed in Scripture? In this essential book, the reader is led through a fundamental study of Scripture to scrutinize what God declares concerning these vital doctrines. Whether lay Christian or clergy, we each need to struggle through these difficult questions with the assurance that the Holy Spirit of God will not reveal something in the Scriptures that is not important for God's people to understand, embrace, and benefit from. Come along and learn about the incredible sovereign grace of God!
By Mareike Kleine. 2014
The European Union is the world’s most advanced international organization, presiding over a level of legal and economic integration unmatched…in global politics. To explain this achievement, many observers point to its formal rules that entail strong obligations and delegate substantial power to supranational actors such as the European Commission. This legalistic view, Mareike Kleine contends, is misleading. More often than not, governments and bureaucrats informally depart from the formal rules and thereby contradict their very purpose. Behind the EU’s front of formal rules lies a thick network of informal governance practices.If not the EU’s rules, what accounts for the high level of economic integration among its members? How does the EU really work? In answering these questions, Kleine proposes a new way of thinking about international organizations. Informal governance affords governments the flexibility to resolve conflicts that adherence to EU rules may generate at the domestic level. By dispersing the costs that integration may impose on individual groups, it allows governments to keep domestic interests aligned in favor of European integration. The combination of formal rules and informal governance therefore sustains a level of cooperation that neither regime alone permits, and it reduces the EU’s democratic deficit by including those interests into deliberations that are most immediately affected by its decisions. In illustrating informal norms and testing how they work, Kleine provides the first systematic analysis, based on new material from national and European archives and other primary data, of the parallel development of the formal rules and informal norms that have governed the EU from the 1958 Treaty of Rome until today.
The Art of Micro Frontends: Build websites using compositional UIs that grow naturally as your application scales
By Florian Rappl, Lothar Schottner. 2021
Integrate scikit-learn with various tools such as NumPy, pandas, imbalanced-learn, and scikit-surprise and use it to solve real-world machine learning…problems Key Features Delve into machine learning with this comprehensive guide to scikit-learn and scientific Python Master the art of data-driven problem-solving with hands-on examples Foster your theoretical and practical knowledge of supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms Book Description Machine learning is applied everywhere, from business to research and academia, while scikit-learn is a versatile library that is popular among machine learning practitioners. This book serves as a practical guide for anyone looking to provide hands-on machine learning solutions with scikit-learn and Python toolkits. The book begins with an explanation of machine learning concepts and fundamentals, and strikes a balance between theoretical concepts and their applications. Each chapter covers a different set of algorithms, and shows you how to use them to solve real-life problems. You'll also learn about various key supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms using practical examples. Whether it is an instance-based learning algorithm, Bayesian estimation, a deep neural network, a tree-based ensemble, or a recommendation system, you'll gain a thorough understanding of its theory and learn when to apply it. As you advance, you'll learn how to deal with unlabeled data and when to use different clustering and anomaly detection algorithms. By the end of this machine learning book, you'll have learned how to take a data-driven approach to provide end-to-end machine learning solutions. You'll also have discovered how to formulate the problem at hand, prepare required data, and evaluate and deploy models in production. What you will learn Understand when to use supervised, unsupervised, or reinforcement learning algorithms Find out how to collect and prepare your data for machine learning tasks Tackle imbalanced data and optimize your algorithm for a bias or variance tradeoff Apply supervised and unsupervised algorithms to overcome various machine learning challenges Employ best practices for tuning your algorithm's hyper parameters Discover how to use neural networks for classification and regression Build, evaluate, and deploy your machine learning solutions to production Who this book is for This book is for data scientists, machine learning practitioners, and anyone who wants to learn how machine learning algorithms work and to build different machine learning models using the Python ecosystem. The book will help you take your knowledge of machine learning to the next level by grasping its ins and outs and tailoring it to your needs. Working knowledge of Python and a basic understanding of underlying mathematical and statistical concepts is required.
By Dr Dominik Hauser. 2017
Use test-driven approach to develop highly-functional iOS apps with Swift 4 and Xcode 9 About This Book • A practical…guide to writing effective, organized, and clean code that works well • Learn test-driven principles to help you build better-designed apps with fewer bugs • A comprehensive overview of the techniques available for TDD in Swift Who This Book Is For To get the most out of this book, you will need some prior experience with Swift application development. You may have already heard about Test-Driven Development (TDD) but you don't need any prior experience of applying it to Swift applications. What You Will Learn • Implement TDD in Swift application development • Find bugs before you enter code using the TDD approach • Use TDD to build models, view controllers, and views • Test network code with asynchronous tests and stubs • Write code that is a joy to read and maintain • Develop functional tests to ensure the app works as planned In Detail Test-driven development (TDD) is a proven way to find software bugs early. Writing tests before you code improves the structure and maintainability of your apps. Using TDD, in combination with Swift 4's improved syntax, means there is no longer any excuse for writing bad code. This book will help you understand the process of TDD and how to apply it to your apps written in Swift. Through practical, real-world examples, you'll learn how to implement TDD in context. You will begin with an overview of the TDD workflow and then delve into unit-testing concepts and code cycles. You will also plan and structure your test-driven iOS app, and write tests to drive the development of view controllers and helper classes. Next, you'll learn how to write tests for network code and explore how the test-driven approach—in combination with stubs—helps you write network code even before the backend component is finished. Finally, the book will guide you through the next steps to becoming a testing expert by discussing integration tests, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), open source testing frameworks, and UI Tests (introduced in Xcode 9). Style and approach Using a step-by-step approach, you will develop an entire iOS app using TDD. During the course of the book, you will explore different strategies for writing tests for models, View Controllers, and networking code.
Get to grips with essential concepts and step-by-step explanations to apply TDD practices to your Python projects while keeping your…test suite under controlKey FeaturesBuild robust Python applications using TDD and BDD methodologiesTest Python web applications using WebTest and web frameworksLeverage PyTest to implement stringent testing mechanisms to ensure fault-tolerant applicationsBook DescriptionTest-driven development (TDD) is a set of best practices that helps developers to build more scalable software and is used to increase the robustness of software by using automatic tests. This book shows you how to apply TDD practices effectively in Python projects. You'll begin by learning about built-in unit tests and Mocks before covering rich frameworks like PyTest and web-based libraries such as WebTest and Robot Framework, discovering how Python allows you to embrace all modern testing practices with ease. Moving on, you'll find out how to design tests and balance them with new feature development and learn how to create a complete test suite with PyTest. The book helps you adopt a hands-on approach to implementing TDD and associated methodologies that will have you up and running and make you more productive in no time. With the help of step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you'll explore automatic tests and TDD best practices and get to grips with the methodologies and tools available in Python for creating effective and robust applications. By the end of this Python book, you will be able to write reliable test suites in Python to ensure the long-term resilience of your application using the range of libraries offered by Python for testing and development.What you will learnFind out how tests can make your life easier as a developer and discover related best practicesExplore PyTest, the most widespread testing framework for PythonGet to grips with the most common PyTest plugins, including coverage, flaky, xdist, and pickedWrite functional tests for WSGI web applications with WebTestRun end-to-end tests for web applications using Robot FrameworkUnderstand what test-driven development means and why it is importantDiscover how to use the range of tools available in PythonBuild reliable and robust applicationsWho this book is forThis book is for Python developers looking to get started with test-driven development and developers who want to learn about the testing tools available in Python. Developers who want to create web applications with Python and plan to implement TDD methodology with PyTest will find this book useful. Basic knowledge of Python programming is required.
Practical Autodesk AutoCAD 2021 and AutoCAD LT 2021: A no-nonsense, beginner's guide to drafting and 3D modeling with Autodesk AutoCAD
By Yasser Shoukry, Jaiprakash Pandey. 2020
Learn 2D drawing and 3D modeling from scratch using AutoCAD 2021 and its more affordable LT version to become a…CAD professional Key Features Explore the AutoCAD GUI, file format, and drawing tools to get started with CAD projects Learn to use drawing management tools for working efficiently on large projects Discover techniques for creating, modifying, and managing 3D models and converting 2D plans into 3D models Book Description AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT are one of the most versatile software applications for architectural and engineering designs and the most popular computer-aided design (CAD) platform for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. This hands-on guide will take you through everything you need to know to make the most out of this powerful tool, starting from a simple tour of the user interface through to using advanced tools. Starting with basic drawing shapes and functions, you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of CAD designs. You'll then learn about effective drawing management using layers, dynamic blocks, and groups and discover how to add annotations and plot like professionals. The book delves into 3D modeling and helps you convert your 2D drawings into 3D models and shapes. As you progress, you'll cover advanced tools and features such as isometric drawings, drawing utilities for managing and recovering complex files, quantity surveying, and multidisciplinary drawing files using xRefs, and you'll learn how to implement them with the help of practical exercises at the end of each chapter. Finally, you'll get to grips with rendering and visualizing your designs in AutoCAD. By the end of the book, you'll have developed a solid understanding of CAD principles and be able to work with AutoCAD software confidently to build impressive 2D and 3D drawings. What you will learn Understand CAD fundamentals using AutoCAD's basic functions, navigation, and components Create complex 3d solid objects starting from the primitive shapes using the solid editing tools Working with reusable objects like Blocks and collaborating using xRef Explore some advanced features like external references and dynamic block Get to grips with surface and mesh modeling tools such as Fillet, Trim, and Extend Use the paper space layout in AutoCAD for creating professional plots for 2D and 3D models Convert your 2D drawings into 3D models Who this book is for The book is for design engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, and anyone working in construction, manufacturing, or similar fields. Whether you're an absolute beginner, student, or professional looking to upgrade your engineering design skills, you'll find this AutoCAD book useful. No prior knowledge of CAD or AutoCAD is necessary.
Machine Learning with Go Quick Start Guide: Hands-on techniques for building supervised and unsupervised machine learning workflows
By Michael Bironneau, Toby Coleman. 2019
This quick start guide will bring the readers to a basic level of understanding when it comes to the Machine…Learning (ML) development lifecycle, will introduce Go ML libraries and then will exemplify common ML methods such as Classification, Regression, and ClusteringKey FeaturesYour handy guide to building machine learning workflows in Go for real-world scenariosBuild predictive models using the popular supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniquesLearn all about deployment strategies and take your ML application from prototype to production readyBook DescriptionMachine learning is an essential part of today's data-driven world and is extensively used across industries, including financial forecasting, robotics, and web technology. This book will teach you how to efficiently develop machine learning applications in Go.The book starts with an introduction to machine learning and its development process, explaining the types of problems that it aims to solve and the solutions it offers. It then covers setting up a frictionless Go development environment, including running Go interactively with Jupyter notebooks. Finally, common data processing techniques are introduced.The book then teaches the reader about supervised and unsupervised learning techniques through worked examples that include the implementation of evaluation metrics. These worked examples make use of the prominent open-source libraries GoML and Gonum.The book also teaches readers how to load a pre-trained model and use it to make predictions. It then moves on to the operational side of running machine learning applications: deployment, Continuous Integration, and helpful advice for effective logging and monitoring.At the end of the book, readers will learn how to set up a machine learning project for success, formulating realistic success criteria and accurately translating business requirements into technical ones.What you will learnUnderstand the types of problem that machine learning solves, and the various approachesImport, pre-process, and explore data with Go to make it ready for machine learning algorithmsVisualize data with gonum/plot and GophernotesDiagnose common machine learning problems, such as overfitting and underfittingImplement supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms using Go librariesBuild a simple web service around a model and use it to make predictionsWho this book is forThis book is for developers and data scientists with at least beginner-level knowledge of Go, and a vague idea of what types of problem Machine Learning aims to tackle. No advanced knowledge of Go (and no theoretical understanding of the math that underpins Machine Learning) is required.
Learn Human-Computer Interaction: Solve human problems and focus on rapid prototyping and validating solutions through user testing
By Christopher Reid Becker. 2020
Explore fundamentals, strategies, and emerging techniques in the field of human-computer interaction to enhance how users and computers interact Key…Features Explore various HCI techniques and methodologies to enhance the user experience Delve into user behavior analytics to solve common and not-so-common challenges faced while designing user interfaces Learn essential principles, techniques and explore the future of HCI Book Description Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a field of study that researches, designs, and develops software solutions that solve human problems. This book will help you understand various aspects of the software development phase, from planning and data gathering through to the design and development of software solutions. The book guides you through implementing methodologies that will help you build robust software. You will perform data gathering, evaluate user data, and execute data analysis and interpretation techniques. You'll also understand why human-centered methodologies are successful in software development, and learn how to build effective software solutions through practical research processes. The book will even show you how to translate your human understanding into software solutions through validation methods and rapid prototyping leading to usability testing. Later, you will understand how to use effective storytelling to convey the key aspects of your software to users. Throughout the book, you will learn the key concepts with the help of historical figures, best practices, and references to common challenges faced in the software industry. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with HCI strategies and methodologies to design effective user interfaces. What you will learn Become well-versed with HCI and UX concepts Evaluate prototypes to understand data gathering, analysis, and interpretation techniques Execute qualitative and quantitative methods for establishing humans as a feedback loop in the software design process Create human-centered solutions and validate these solutions with the help of quantitative testing methods Move ideas from the research and definition phase into the software solution phase Improve your systems by becoming well-versed with the essential design concepts for creating user interfaces Who this book is for This book is for software engineers, UX designers, entrepreneurs, or anyone who is just getting started with user interface design and looking to gain a solid understanding of human-computer interaction and UX design. No prior HCI knowledge is required to get started.