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Covers the latest developments in science and technology that will impact your world. Employs and commissions the best writers in…their fields from all over the world. Provides cutting-edge news, award-winning features and reports, written in concise and clear language that puts discoveries and advances in the context of everyday life today and in the future.
By The Collective Encounter. 2024
In 2019, a group of scholar-artists led by Jill Carter stood with their audience in a liminal space at the…'edge of the woods'—a space between now and then, a space between now and later. Together, they engaged in a survivance intervention: an Indigenous reclamation of territory, using Storyweaving practices rooted in personal connections to the land as a method of restor(y)ing treaty relationships.Retreating to Re-Treat documents both their artistic offering and creation process, offered in the spirit of knowledge-sharing and enriching scholarship around collaborative practices. By revealing their unique and still-developing method for addressing a fraught and tangled (hi)story, the Collective Encounter invites readers to join them as we mediate those sites of profound experiences and renewal—sites in which the project of conciliation might truly begin.
By Micha Gorelick, Ian Ozsvald. 2014
Your Python code may run correctly, but you need it to run faster. Updated for Python 3, this expanded edition…shows you how to locate performance bottlenecks and significantly speed up your code in high-data-volume programs. By exploring the fundamental theory behind design choices, High Performance Python helps you gain a deeper understanding of Python’s implementation.How do you take advantage of multicore architectures or clusters? Or build a system that scales up and down without losing reliability? Experienced Python programmers will learn concrete solutions to many issues, along with war stories from companies that use high-performance Python for social media analytics, productionized machine learning, and more.Get a better grasp of NumPy, Cython, and profilersLearn how Python abstracts the underlying computer architectureUse profiling to find bottlenecks in CPU time and memory usageWrite efficient programs by choosing appropriate data structuresSpeed up matrix and vector computationsUse tools to compile Python down to machine codeManage multiple I/O and computational operations concurrentlyConvert multiprocessing code to run on local or remote clustersDeploy code faster using tools like Docker
By Alexandra Damsker. 2024
Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a rapidly growing field in fintech, having grown from $700 million to $100 billion over the…past three years alone. But the lack of reliable information makes this area both risky and murky. In this practical book, experienced securities attorney Alexandra Damsker explains DeFi's role in both blockchain and finance.Ideal for developers looking to build decentralized applications (DApps), this book compares DeFi to traditional bank-led fintech and explains why DeFi is exploding in interest and popularity. You'll explore the growing array of DApps and platforms in various categories, including their benefits and drawbacks, and learn how DeFi tools work together from the perspective of both users and developers.With this book, you will:Learn how DeFi fits into the blockchain and fintech worldsUnderstand why it's important to move beyond the banking systemExplore the tools for building a useful, functional DeFi applicationLearn the risks, benefits, regulatory concerns, and unresolved issues in this nascent and fast-growing industrySee which technologies are well-positioned to be incorporated into DeFi blockchains in the near futureAssess your own risk level to determine which strategies are most appropriate
By Alistair Croll, Benjamin Yoskovitz. 2013
Whether you're a startup founder trying to disrupt an industry or an entrepreneur trying to provoke change from within, your…biggest challenge is creating a product people actually want. Lean Analytics steers you in the right direction.This book shows you how to validate your initial idea, find the right customers, decide what to build, how to monetize your business, and how to spread the word. Packed with more than thirty case studies and insights from over a hundred business experts, Lean Analytics provides you with hard-won, real-world information no entrepreneur can afford to go without.Understand Lean Startup, analytics fundamentals, and the data-driven mindsetLook at six sample business models and how they map to new ventures of all sizesFind the One Metric That Matters to youLearn how to draw a line in the sand, so you'll know it's time to move forwardApply Lean Analytics principles to large enterprises and established products
By Razi Rais, Christina Morillo, Evan Gilman, Doug Barth. 2024
This practical book provides a detailed explanation of the zero trust security model. Zero trust is a security paradigm shift…that eliminates the concept of traditional perimeter-based security and requires you to "always assume breach" and "never trust but always verify." The updated edition offers more scenarios, real-world examples, and in-depth explanations of key concepts to help you fully comprehend the zero trust security architecture.Examine fundamental concepts of zero trust security model, including trust engine, policy engine, and context aware agentsUnderstand how this model embeds security within the system's operation, with guided scenarios at the end of each chapterMigrate from a perimeter-based network to a zero trust network in productionExplore case studies that provide insights into organizations' zero trust journeysLearn about the various zero trust architectures, standards, and frameworks developed by NIST, CISA, DoD, and others
By Debra L. Nelson. 2011
Learn Organizational Behavior YOUR Way with ORGB! ORGB's easy-reference, paperback textbook presents course content through visually engaging chapters as well…as Chapter Review Cards that consolidate the best review material into a ready-made study tool. With the textbook or on its own, ORGB Online allows easy exploration of ORGB anywhere, anytime--including on your device! Collect your notes, browse interactive content and create StudyBits as you go to remember what's important. Then, either use preset study resources or personalize the product through easy-to-use tags and filters to prioritize your study time. Make and review flashcards, review related content and track your progress with Concept Tracker--all in one place and at an affordable price!
A gripping, unflinching biography of SS Overseer Maria Mandl, one of the most notorious and contradictory figures at the heart…of the Nazi regime, and her transformation from harmless small-town girl to hardened killer. With new details and previously unpublished photographs, this gripping, unflinching examination charts her transformation from engaging country girl to &“The Beast&” of Auschwitz. By the time of her execution at thirty-six, Maria Mandl had achieved the highest rank possible for a woman in the Third Reich. As Head Overseer of the women&’s camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, she was personally responsible for the murders of thousands, and for the torture and suffering of countless more. In this riveting biography, Susan J. Eischeid explores how Maria Mandl, regarded locally as &“a nice girl from a good family,&” came to embody the very worst of humanity. Born in 1912 in the scenic Austrian village of Münzkirchen, Maria enjoyed a happy childhood with loving parents—who later watched in anguish as their grown daughter rose through the Nazi system. Mandl&’s life mirrors the period in which she lived: turbulent, violent, and suffused with paradoxes. At Auschwitz-Birkenau, she founded the notable women&’s orchestra and &“adopted&” several children from the transports—only to lead them to the gas chambers when her interest waned. After the war, Maria was arrested for crimes against humanity. Following a public trial attended by the international press, she was hanged in 1948. For two decades, Eischeid has excavated the details of Mandl&’s life story, drawing on archival testimonies, speaking to dozens of witnesses, and spending time with Mandl&’s community of friends and neighbors who shared their memories as well as those handed down in their families. The result is a chilling and complex exploration of how easily an ordinary citizen chose the path of evil in a climate of hate and fear.
By E. Lily Yu. 2023
Featured on LeVar Burton Reads &“Like Oscar Wilde or Ray Bradbury, E. Lily Yu writes the kind of delicious short…stories that come with a sting in the tail. Utterly beguiling.&” —Kelly Link, bestselling author of Get in Trouble&“Each story here is a gem. A trove of fantastical treasures.&” —Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW &“An astonishing collection of stories…transformative.&” —Library Journal STARRED REVIEW The strange, the sublime, and the monstrous confront one another with astonishing consequences in this collection of twenty-two stories from award-winning writer E. Lily Yu. In the village of Yiwei, a fallen wasp nest unfurls into a beautifully accurate map. In a field in Louisiana, birdwatchers forge an indelible connection over a shared glimpse of a Vermilion Flycatcher, and fall. In Nineveh, a judge who prides himself on impartiality finds himself questioned by a mysterious god. On a nameless shore, a small monster searches for refuge and finds unexpected courage. At turns bittersweet and boundary-breaking, poignant and profound, these twenty-two stories sing, as the oldest fables do, of what it means to be alive in this strange, terrible, beautiful world. For readers who loved the intelligence and compassion in Kim Fu's Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century and the dreamlike prose of Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners, this collection introduces the short fiction of E. Lily Yu, winner of the Astounding Award for Best New Writer and author of the Washington Book Award–winning novel On Fragile Waves, praised by the New York Times Book Review as "devastating and perfect.""A lovely story." —LeVar Burton, on "The Pilgrim and The Angel" (from Jewel Box: Stories)
By Anna Bliss. 2024
&“A most tender work of art...Bonfire Night is a treasure of a novel, beautifully written with the unflinching style and…subtle psychological insights of such masters as Ian McEwan and Graham Swift.&” –Natalie Jenner, internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society and Bloomsbury GirlsSpanning from England's anti-fascism protests of 1936 through the aftermath of WWII, this moving, intricately wrought historical novel brings together a young Irish Catholic photographer and a British Jewish medical student, each discovering the price of love, art, and ambition…London, 1936: At twenty-one, Kate Grifferty is a press photographer in a Fleet Street agency, an unusual job for a young woman. But Kate is both talented and daring, recklessly going wherever the story might be—including, one October day, to an anti-fascism protest in East London. There, she meets David Rabatkin, a brilliant Jewish medical student. While his idealistic brother is eager to go to Spain and join the fight for the Republic, David knows where his path lies: at home, fulfilling the expectations of his profession and his family. Kate is exposed for the first time to the dangers and demands of David&’s world, where marrying within the Jewish faith is seen as not only preferable, but key to survival. Kate neither expects nor wants to be any man&’s wife, hampered by convention. And though she and David are both outsiders, as war looms, other differences between them are thrown into sharp relief.Brighton, 1940: Catastrophe forces Kate to flee London and the onslaught of war finds her working at her sister&’s seaside boarding house, while David tends patients at a busy London hospital as the Blitz rages. But Kate&’s challenges and disappointments have only deepened her desire to capture images of life unfurling around her, the beauty and violence, struggles and surprising joys. And soon fate and ambition will align, providing her with the chance to make her mark at last . . .
By H. A. Clarke. 2022
&“Sharp and exciting, always vivacious and sensory . . . All I want is more—more of these sweet vicious girls…and their helplessly loving leader, changing themselves, one another and the world.&” —Amal El-Mohtar, The New York Times Book Review The Craft for Gen Z: The Scratch Daughters, indie bestselling author H. A. Clarke crafts a brilliant, award-nominated sequel to The Scapegracers: a raw and roiling tribute to queer lineage, to finding oneself, and to the deep love of chosen family. Sideways Pike is desperate. It turns out that Madeline Kline didn&’t want to make out with her; infinitely worse, she was only flirting to get access to Sideways&’ specter. Madeline has ripped the magical soul out of Sideways&’ throat, and with it, everything that makes a witch feel whole. Madeline would know: the Chantry boys took hers, and she&’s going to use Sideways&’ specter to hunt them down and get it back. Sideways Pike, lesbian witch extraordinaire, isn&’t going to let little things like a treacherous crush or a brutal family of creepy witch hunters stop her, even if it means tracking down Madeline without the Scapegracers—her best friends, her coven, the girls she&’s come to love ferociously above all else. But Sideways and her trusty bike are in for a bumpy ride . . .
By Daniel R. Palleros. 2000
Experimental Organic Chemistry, is designed for a two semester, sophomore level organic lab course and can be used as a…primary text or a valuable reference tool for students. Rather than emphasizing microscale or macroscale, this lab manual focuses on the actual experiments and the learning process by using a multiscale approach. Palleros has great depth and a wide variety of experiments targeting chemistry, pre-med, biochemistry, and molecular biology students.
By Jos Swanenberg. 2019
This collection of thirteen essays examines sociolinguistic phenomena in a wide variety of marginal environments, providing both an overview of…globalizaiton on the margins and a foundation for an expanded understanding of the processes of linguistic and cultural changes at work in these settings. Taking an expansive conceptual view of margins, the volume is organized in three parts, looking at examples of marginal spaces in the nation-state, in online environments, and in the peripheries of urban locations, globally to call attention to new and changing discursive genres, patterns, practices, and identities emerging in these spaces as a result of contemporary mobilities, the evolving global economy, and socio-political changes. With previous research previously confined to the study of globalization in urban areas, this volume opens the door for further research on the complex sociolinguistic processes resulting from globalization on the margins, making this an ideal resource for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, globalization and heritage studies, new media, anthropology, and cultural studies.The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
By John Hattie. 2012
In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions…of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom.This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; ‘how do we maximise achievement in our schools?’
By Dilwyn Porter and Stephen Wagg. 2008
The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has…become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of professionalism - and all that came with it - as a betrayal of i
This book is an interconnected history of the evolution of global health in the decades before 2019, told through the…prism of six decisive moments in which individuals from the World Health Organization (WHO), philanthropic foundations, academia and bilateral agencies came together to shape the world.These critical junctures are accessed via the life and work of Norwegian immunologist Tore Godal, one of the most influential health physicians of all time. Godal’s career over the past 50 years offers a window into the profound events that have shaped the health and well-being of millions across the globe, including the first free donation of a drug for the treatment of river blindness; the entry of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation into the global health arena with a $750 million start-up grant for GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization; the 50% reduction in under-five mortality rates this century; the emergence of insecticide bed nets as the cornerstone of WHO malaria control; the rise of maternal and child health on the global political agenda; and the connection between Ebola and the creation of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in 2017.Exploring the ways in which the trajectory of global health has interwoven with the rich life and legacy of Godal, this book is a crucial resource for any reader interested in global health.
By Enda Delaney and Donald M. MacRaild. 2007
This collection of essays demonstrates in vivid detail how a range of formal and informal networks shaped the Irish experience…of emigration, settlement and the construction of ethnic identity in a variety of geographical contexts since 1750. It examines topics as diverse as the associational culture of the Orange Order in the nineteenth century to
By Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, Anastasia Christou, Silke Meyer, Marie Johanna Karner, Jakob Escher, Jakob Escher. 2024
With a focus on migrant narratives, or the storytelling about migration, this volume considers the ways in which migration is…and has been shaped by individual and collective experiences of agency, belonging and community. Driven by an agenda of deep listening, each chapter presents a narrative directly derived from qualitative research, an outline of the methodological framing as well as narrative analysis. Through close attention to the narrative, its performative aspects and its ruptures and silences, authors identify patterns and material in the fabric of such telling and retelling of stories that open up new perspectives on the migrant experience. This book develops a methodology of "dwelling with stories" that allows for sustained and slow interrogation of the migrant experience and the accompanying decisions that shape narratives around mobility across borders. Its structure is innovative by emphasising the migrant voice and reflecting on the scholars’ positionality, while also offering new theoretical contributions that will advance the field of narrative analysis.The book will appeal to academics, students and practitioners in a wide range of subject areas within the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, human geography, migration/refugee/diaspora studies and oral history.
Land Rights, Ethno-nationality and Sovereignty in History (Routledge Explorations in Economic History)
By Stanley L. Engerman, Jacob Metzer. 2004