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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 Annabel Johnson, Edgar Johnson. 1961
The doctor's prescription for the tart anxiety and jangled nerves wrought by Christie Ford's fast-paced life called for a complete…change of atmosphere. And so bearing financial sacrifice, the Fords pack a trailer and head from Los Angeles to a desert trailer camp. At first Christie is depressed, especially by her problematic neighbors. But gradually through her relationship with an educated hobo and increasingly meaningful family living, she changes. Her most valuable association is with Joel, who accepts her only when she abandons her hard camouflaged exterior. There is much growth among many in this worthwhile expedition in human relations.
By Arun Kasi. 2021
This book, written in three parts, covers the basics of the international trade, financing and the legal framework related to…the law of carriage of goods by sea, elaborates on bills of lading in depth and sea waybills and ship’s delivery orders in brief and charterparties in depth. While the book is based on the English law, cases and materials from other jurisdictions, particularly Singapore, Malaysia, India, the USA, and Australia are brought in to provide an international perspective. The practical analyses, commentary and critiques of cases would be a useful guide for practitioners in developing case arguments. Although written with practitioners, academicians and students in mind, the book will also serve as a useful guide for sea carriers, freight forwarders, international traders, financiers, etc. as the complex subject is presented in reader-friendly and easy to grasp manner.
By Laura Gallego. 2021
Vida i mort. Or i sang. Així és el poder de l'Etern Emperador d'Akidavia. L'Etern Emperador governa Akidàvia durant mil…anys abans de morir per renéixer de nou. Després de la mort de la seva última encarnació, uns quants membres del Consell Imperial es presenten en un petit poble a la recerca del nadó que acull l'ànima de Sa Divinitat i que, per tant, ha d'ocupar el tron. Aquesta és la història de Vintanelalandali, dissetena encarnació de l'Etern Emperador, educada des de nena per agafar les regnes de l'imperi tan bon punt se li despertin els poders. Però també és la història del Kelan, un noi criat en un racó remot d'Akidàvia, la vida del qual canvia de cop el dia en què decideix desafiar l'autoritat local. Quan els destins de tots dos s'encreuin, el futur de l'imperi farà un gir inesperat.
By Jonathan H. Grossman. 2002
In The Art of Alibi, Jonathan Grossman reconstructs the relation of the novel to nineteenth-century law courts. During the Romantic…era, courthouses and trial scenes frequently found their way into the plots of English novels. As Grossman states, "by the Victorian period, these scenes represented a powerful intersection of narrative form with a complementary and competing structure for storytelling." He argues that the courts, newly fashioned as a site in which to orchestrate voices and reconstruct stories, arose as a cultural presence influencing the shape of the English novel.Weaving examinations of novels such as William Godwin's Caleb Williams, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, along with a reading of the new Royal Courts of Justice, Grossman charts the exciting changes occurring within the novel, especially crime fiction, that preceded and led to the invention of the detective mystery in the 1840s.
By James W. Davis. 2001
Conventional wisdom dictates that the conditions of international politics require states to pursue "tough" strategies based on threats, ruling out…"soft" strategies such as reassurances or appeasement. In Threats and Promises, James W. Davis, Jr., works toward a theory of influence in international politics that recognizes the power of promises and assurances as tools of statecraft. Davis offers an analytic treatment of promises and assurances, drawing on relevant strands of international relations theory and deterrence theory, as well as cognitive and social psychology. Building on prospect theory (from cognitive psychology), he develops a testable theory of influence that suggests promises are most effective when potential aggressors are motivated by a desire to avoid loss. Davis then considers a series of case studies drawn principally from German diplomatic relations in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. From the case studies—which focus on such issues as European stability, colonial competition, and the outbreak of the First World War—Davis shows how a blending of threats and promises according to reasoned principles can lead to a new system of more creative statecraft.While many critical analyses exist on the use of threats, there are relatively few on the use of promises. Davis argues that promises have been central to outcomes that were previously attributed to the successful use of deterrent threats, as well as the resolution of many crises where threats failed to deter aggression. Threats and Promises challenges the conventional wisdom and is an original contribution to the field of international politics.
In Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance, Lu Ann Homza rejects the traditional view of the Spanish Renaissance as a…battle of strict opposites in favor of a more nuanced history. Through analyses of Inquisition trials, biblical translations, treatises on witchcraft, and tracts on the episcopate and penance, Homza illuminates the intellectual autonomy and energy of Spain's ecclesiastics, exploring the flexibility and inconsistency in their preferences for humanism or scholasticism, preferences which have long been thought to be steadfast.
Selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic TitleIn Port Cities and Intruders, historian Michael Pearson explores the role of…port cities and their orientation, relations between the coast and the interior, the place of the coast in the world economy, and the impact of the Portuguese in the early modern period.
By Richard L. Nostrand, Lawrence E. Estaville. 2002
What does it mean to be from somewhere? If most people in the United States are "from some place else"…what is an American homeland? In answering these questions, the contributors to Homelands: A Geography of Culture and Place across America offer a geographical vision of territory and the formation of discrete communities in the U.S. today. Homelands discusses groups such as the Yankees in New England, Old Order Amish in Ohio, African Americans in the plantation South, Navajos in the Southwest, Russians in California, and several other peoples and places. Homelands explores the connection of people and place by showing how aspects of several different North American groups found their niche and created a homeland. A collection of fifteen essays, Homelands is an innovative look at geographical concepts in community settings. It is also an exploration of the academic work taking place about homelands and their people, of how factors such as culture, settlement, and cartographic concepts come together in American sociology. There is much not only to study but also to celebrate about American homelands. As the editors state, "Underlying today's pluralistic society are homelands—large and small, strong and weak—that endure in some way. The mosaic of homelands to which people bonded in greater or lesser degrees, affirms in a holistic way America's diversity, its pluralistic society." The authors depict the cultural effects of immigrant settlement. The conviction that people need to participate in the life of the homeland to achieve their own self realization, within the traditions and comforts of that community. Homelands gives us a new map of the United States, a map drawn with people's lives and the land that is their home.
Papermaking in Eighteenth-Century France: Management, Labor, and Revolution at the Montgolfier Mill, 1761-1805
By Leonard N. Rosenband. 2000
Eight years before the French Revolution, the paper mill at Vidalon-le-Haut was the setting for a bitter strike and successful…lockout. This labor dispute, resulting from conflicts between master papermakers and skilled journeymen, ultimately benefitted the mill's owners and administrators—the Montgolfier family. They converted the 1781 lockout into an opportunity to train a new kind of worker, a malleable employee, and to fashion a new sort of workplace, a theater of technological experiment.Papermaking in Eighteenth-Century France: Management, Labor, and Revolution at the Montgolfier Mill, 1761-1805, gives us history from the workshop up, offering the most comprehensive exploration available of the historical experience of papermaking. Leonard N. Rosenband explains how paper was made, depicting the tools, techniques, raw materials, and seasonable flows of the craft, and explores the many conflicts and compromises between masters and men. Rosenband provides a compelling account of how technological change affected the papermaking industry, transforming an elaborate, established system of production.The Montgolfier archives are a rich source of information, providing records of daily output and procedures, including complex rules ranging from the precise hours of meals and prayer to matters of propriety and personal sanitation. They also provide insight into the attitudes of the Montgolfier family and their workers—what they made of their trade, their labor, and one another. This case study of the Montgolfier mill, adding details about technological innovation and shopfloor relations during a time of social unrest, enriches the current debate about the nature and impact of capitalism in France during the years leading up to the French Revolution.
By Karen Buhler-Wilkerson. 2003
Winner of the Lavinia Dock Award from the American Association for the History of NursingHonorable Mention for the Association of…American Publishers Professional/Scholarly Publishing Awards in Nursing and Allied HeathNo Place Like Home sets out to determine why home care, despite its potential as a cost-effective alternative to institutional care, remains a marginalized experiment in care giving. Nurse and historian Karen Buhler-Wilkerson traces the history of home care from its nineteenth-century origins in organized visiting nurses' associations, through a time when professional home care nearly disappeared, on to the 1960s, when a new wave of home care gathered force as physicians, hospital managers, and policy makers responded to economic mandates. Buhler-Wilkerson links local ideas about the formation and function of home-based services to national events and health care agendas, and she gives special attention to care of the "dangerous" sick, particularly poor immigrants with infectious diseases, and the "uninteresting" sick—those with chronic illnesses.
By David R. Slavitt. 2002
Distinguished poet and translator David R. Slavitt here provides a translation of and meditation upon the Book of Lamentations, the…biblical account of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 587 B.C.,on the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av—Tish'a b'Av. (Six centuries later the Romans destroyed the second Temple on the same day.) Most of the Jewish population was deported to Babylon, and the ensuing period came to be known as the Babylonian Captivity. According to tradition, the Book of Lamentations was written in response to this political, social, and religious crisis. The five poems composing the book express Israel's sorrow, brokenness, and bewilderment before God.Tish'a b'Av is the day on which observant Jews fast and pray. And mourn. As Slavitt observes in his meditation:" It is forbidden on Tish'a b'Av even to study the Torah, except for the Book of Job and the Book of Lamentations. This is the day on which we grieve for every terrible thing that happens in this world. It is the worst day of the year."Slavitt's meditation provides a context for reading the scriptural text. Cast in the same style as the Hebrew poetry, his meditation recounts how sorrow and catastrophe have characterized so much of the history of the Jewish people, from their enslavement in Egypt to the Holocaust of Nazi Germany.Few translations of this remarkable book of the Bible attempt to reproduce in English, as Slavitt does here, the Hebrew acrostics. In the original, each verse begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet in sequential order; Slavitt elegantly reproduces this effect using the first 22 letters of the English alphabet. More than a structural or mnemonic device, Slavitt argues, the acrostics are "a serious assertion that the language itself is speaking, that the speech is inspired, and that there is, beyond all the disaster and pain the book recounts, an intricacy and an orderly coherence."
Data Analytics Made Easy: Use machine learning and data storytelling in your work without writing any code
By Andrea De Mauro, Francesco Marzoni, Andrew J. Walter. 2021
Make informed decisions using data analytics, machine learning, and data visualizationsKey FeaturesTake raw data and transform it to add value…to your organizationLearn the art of telling stories with your data to engage with your audienceApply machine learning algorithms to your data with a few clicks of a buttonBook DescriptionData analytics has become a necessity in modern business, and skills such as data visualization, machine learning, and digital storytelling are now essential in every field. If you want to make sense of your data and add value with informed decisions, this is the book for you. Data Analytics Made Easy is an accessible guide to help you start analyzing data and quickly apply these skills to your work. It focuses on how to generate insights from your data at the click of a few buttons, using the popular tools KNIME and Microsoft Power BI. The book introduces the concepts of data analytics and shows you how to get your data ready and apply machine learning algorithms. Implement a complete predictive analytics solution with KNIME and assess its level of accuracy. Create impressive visualizations with Microsoft Power BI and learn the greatest secret in successful analytics – how to tell a story with your data. You'll connect the dots on the various stages of the data-to-insights process and gain an overview of alternative tools, including Tableau and H20 Driverless AI. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to implement machine learning algorithms and sell the results to your customers without writing a line of code.What you will learnUnderstand the potential of data and its impact on any businessInfluence business decisions with effective data storytelling when delivering insightsUse KNIME to import, clean, transform, combine data feeds, and automate recurring workflowsLearn the basics of machine learning and AutoML to add value to your organizationBuild, test, and validate simple supervised and unsupervised machine learning models with KNIMEUse Power BI and Tableau to build professional-looking and business-centric visuals and dashboardsWho this book is forWhether you are working with data experts or want to find insights in your business' data, you'll find this book an effective way to add analytics to your skill stack.No previous math, statistics, or computer science knowledge is required.
By Yohan Wadia, Udita Gupta. 2017
Build cost-effective and highly scalable Serverless applications using AWS Lambda. About This Book • Leverage AWS Lambda to significantly lower…your infrastructure costs and deploy out massively scalable, event-driven systems and applications • Learn how to design and build Lambda functions using real-world examples and implementation scenarios • Explore the Serverless ecosystem with a variety of toolsets and AWS services including DynamoDB, API Gateway, and much more! Who This Book Is For If you are a Cloud administrator and/or developer who wishes to explore, learn, and leverage AWS Lambda to design, build, and deploy Serverless applications in the cloud, then this is the book for you! The book assumes you have some prior knowledge and hands-on experience with AWS core services such as EC2, IAM, S3, along with the knowledge to work with any popular programming language such as Node.Js, Java, C#, and so on. What You Will Learn • Understand the hype, significance, and business benefits of Serverless computing and applications • Plunge into the Serverless world of AWS Lambda and master its core components and how it works • Find out how to effectively and efficiently design, develop, and test Lambda functions using Node.js, along with some keen coding insights and best practices • Explore best practices to effectively monitor and troubleshoot Serverless applications using AWS CloudWatch and other third-party services in the form of Datadog and Loggly • Quickly design and develop Serverless applications by leveraging AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway using the Serverless Application Framework (SAF) and other AWS services such as Step Functions • Explore a rich variety of real-world Serverless use cases with Lambda and see how you can apply it to your environments In Detail AWS is recognized as one of the biggest market leaders for cloud computing and why not? It has evolved a lot since the time it started out by providing just basic services such as EC2 and S3 and today; they go all the way from IoT to Machine Learning, Image recognition, Chatbot Frameworks, and much more! One of those recent services that is also gaining a lot of traction is AWS Lambda! Although seemingly simple and easy to use, Lambda is a highly effective and scalable compute service that provides developers with a powerful platform to design and develop Serverless event-driven systems and applications. The book begins with a high-level introduction into the world of Serverless computing and its advantages and use cases, followed by a deep dive into AWS Lambda! You'll learn what services AWS Lambda provides to developers; how to design, write, and test Lambda functions; as well as monitor and troubleshoot them. The book is designed and accompanied with a vast variety of real-world examples, use cases, and code samples that will enable you to get started on your Serverless applications quickly. By the end of the book, you will have gained all the skills required to work with AWS Lambda services! Style and approach This step-by-step guide will help you build Serverless applications and run Serverless workloads using the AWS Lambda service. You'll be able to get started with it in a matter of minutes with easy-to-follow code snippets and examples.
By Raimon Rafols Montane. 2017
Create engaging user experiences and awesome user interfaces using this guide About This Book • Move beyond default UI templates,…create and customize amazing UIs with Android Custom View • Enable smooth data flow and create futuristic UIs by creating flexible custom views • Scale your apps with responsive and data intensive views Who This Book Is For This book is for Android developers who want to create great user interfaces and move beyond the basics of the standard UI elements. They must have basic Android development knowledge along with basic Java programming. What You Will Learn • Extend the standard UI widget framework by creating Custom views • Add complex rendering, animations, and interactions to your views • Optimize performance and decrease battery usage • Implement custom views to share between multiple projects, or share it publicly • Create 3D custom views using OpenGL ES In Detail To build great user interfaces for your Android apps that go beyond the standard UI elements, you need to use custom Android views. With these, you can give your app a distinctive look and ensure that it functions properly across multiple devices. This book will help you construct a great UI for your apps by teaching you how to create custom Android views. You will start by creating your first Android custom view and go through the design considerations. You will then see how the right choices will enable your custom view to perform seamlessly across multiple platforms and Android versions. You will create custom styleable attributes that work with Android XML layouts, learn to process touch events, define custom attributes, and add properties and events to them. By the end of this book, you will be able to create apps with custom views that are responsive and adaptable to make your app distinctive and an instant hit with its users. Style and approach The approach will be that of a step by step practical tutorial. The book will take you through a complete journey, right from creating your first Android view to customizing it to enable it to support any complex app.
Scale gracefully and maintain outstanding performance with your AWS-based infrastructure using DevOps principles About This Book • Implement DevOps principles…to take full advantage of the AWS stack and services • Take expert look at solving problems faced by real developers and operation teams and learn to overcome them • Learn from expert insights of the author who has worked with Silicon Valley's most high-profile companies Who This Book Is For This book is for developers, DevOps engineers and teams who want to build and use AWS for their software infrastructure. Basic computer science knowledge is required for this book. What You Will Learn • Find out what it means to practice DevOps and what its principles are • Build repeatable infrastructures using templates and configuration management • Deploy multiple times a day by implementing continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines • Use the latest technologies, including containers and serverless computing, to scale your infrastructure • Collect metrics and logs and implement an alerting strategy • Make your system robust and secure In Detail The DevOps movement has transformed the way modern tech companies work. AWS which has been on the forefront of the Cloud computing revolution has also been a key contributor of this DevOps movement creating a huge range of managed services that help you implement the DevOps principles. In this book, you'll see how the most successful tech start-ups launch and scale their services on AWS and how you can too. Written by a lead member of Mediums DevOps team, this book explains how to treat infrastructure as code, meaning you can bring resources online and offline as necessary with the code as easily as you control your software. You will also build a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline to keep your app up to date. You'll find out how to scale your applications to offer maximum performance to users anywhere in the world, even when traffic spikes with the latest technologies, such as containers and serverless computing. You will also take a deep dive into monitoring and alerting to make sure your users have the best experience when using your service. Finally, you'll get to grips with ensuring the security of your platform and data. Style and approach This is a practical, hands-on, comprehensive guide to AWS, helping readers understand AWS in a step by step manner.
By Pawel Glowacki. 2017
Become a developer superhero and build stunning cross-platform apps with Delphi About This Book • A one-stop guide on Delphi…to help you build cross-platform apps • This book covers important concepts such as the FireMonkey library, shows you how to interact with the Internet of Things, and enables you to integrate with Cloud services • The code is explained in detail with observations on how to create native apps for Ios and Android with a single code base Who This Book Is For If you want to create stunning applications for mobile, desktop, the cloud, and the Internet of Things, then this book is for you. This book is for developers who would like to build native cross-platform apps with a single codebase for iOS and Android. A basic knowledge of Delphi is assumed, although we do cover a primer on the language. What You Will Learn • Understand the basics of Delphi and the FireMonkey application platform as well as the specifics of Android and iOS platforms • Complete complex apps quickly with access to platform features and APIs using a single, easy-to-maintain code base • Work with local data sources, including embedded SQL databases, REST servers, and Backend-as-a-Service providers • Take full advantage of mobile hardware capabilities by working with sensors and Internet of Things gadgets and devices • Integrate with cloud services and data using REST APIs and scalable multi-tier frameworks for outstanding multi-user and social experience • Architect and deploy powerful mobile back-end services and get super-productive by leveraging Delphi IDE agile functionality • Get to know the best practices for writing a high-quality, reliable, and maintainable codebase in the Delphi Object Pascal language In Detail Delphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for cross-platform native app development. It enables building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you want to build server-side applications, create web services, and have clear GUIs for your project, then this book is for you. The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language and will then quickly move on to advanced-level concepts. Through this book, we'll help you understand the architecture of applications and will teach you the important concepts of the FireMonkey library, show you how to build server-side services, and enable you to interact with the Internet of Things. Towards the end, you will learn to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them. By the end of the book, you will be able to build powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS and Android with a single code base. Style and approach This book will help you build cross-platform mobile apps with Delphi using a step-by-step approach.
By Jeff Stokes, Manuel Singer, Richard Diver. 2017
Learn the art of configuring, deploying, managing and securing Windows 10 for your enterprise. About This Book • Enhance your…enterprise administration skills to manage Windows 10 Redstone 3 • Get acquainted with configuring Azure Active Directory for enabling cloud-based services and Remote Server Admin Tools for managing Windows Server • Provide enterprise-level security with ease using the built-in data loss prevention of Windows 10 Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator who has been given the responsibility of administering and managing Windows 10 Redstone 3, then this book is for you. If you have deployed and managed previous versions of Windows, it would be an added advantage. What You Will Learn • Understand the remote access capabilities • Use third-party tools to deploy Windows 10 • Customize image and user Interface experience • Implement assigned access rights • Configure remote administration • Manage Windows 10 security • Work with Azure AD and Intune management In Detail Microsoft's launch of Windows 10 is a step toward satisfying the enterprise administrator's needs for management and user experience customization. This book provides the enterprise administrator with the knowledge needed to fully utilize the advanced feature set of Windows 10 Enterprise. This practical guide shows Windows 10 from an administrator's point of view. You'll focus on areas such as installation and configuration techniques based on your enterprise requirements, various deployment scenarios and management strategies, and setting up and managing admin and other user accounts. You'll see how to configure Remote Server Administration Tools to remotely manage Windows Server and Azure Active Directory. Lastly, you will learn modern Mobile Device Management for effective BYOD and how to enable enhanced data protection, system hardening, and enterprise-level security with the new Windows 10 in order to prevent data breaches and impede attacks. By the end of this book, you will know the key technologies and capabilities in Windows 10 and will confidently be able to manage and deploy these features in your organization. Style and approach This step-by-step guide will show you how to configure, deploy, manage, and secure the all new Windows 10 Redstone 3 for your enterprise.
By Arthur Salmon, Michael Mclafferty. 2017
This book is for network security professionals, cyber security professionals, and Pentesters who are well versed with fundamentals of network…security and now want to master it. So whether you’re a cyber security professional, hobbyist, business manager, or student aspiring to becoming an ethical hacker or just want to learn more about the cyber security aspect of the IT industry, then this book is definitely for you.
By Sridhar Rao, Mathieu Nayrolles, Rajesh Gunasundaram. 2017