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Merriment abounds in these beloved comedies by the Bard, in forms that range from magical mischief to rollicking farce. Five…of Shakespeare's most popular comedies appear here, in one convenient and economical volume. Contents include:Much Ado About Nothing, in which a betrothed couple set a lover's trap for a confirmed bachelor and his sharp-tongued sparring partnerTwelfth Night; or What You Will, the tale of a shipwrecked maiden who disguises herself as a boy and assists a duke in wooing a recalcitrant sweetheartA Midsummer Night's Dream, in which the fairies of an enchanted forest employ a love potion to sport with four young loversAs You Like It, concerning the retreat of banished royalty to a greenwood, where the constraints of everyday life are loosened and the characters free to reinvent themselvesThe Merry Wives of Windsor, starring the jolly old rogue Sir John Falstaff in a madcap romp that gives his greed and vanity a humorous comeuppance.
Domestic Do-over (The Restoration Channel Series #1)
By Kate McMurray. 2021
A Restoration Channel NovelCan a prickly carpenter build a reality TV host a way out of the closet? Real estate…guru Brandon Chase knows what “family friendly” means in the biz, and it’s not being open about his sexuality. The end of Brandon’s marriage is still making headlines when the Restoration Channel makes him an offer: helm a show about flipping houses in New York City’s risky market. Still smarting from the bad press, Brandon is reluctant to get involved—until he falls in love with an old Victorian. Except the house isn’t the only thing that catches his eye. It’s contractor Travis Rogers’s job to enumerate every way a renovation could go wrong, which leads to a lot of on-set sparring and mutual frustration between him and Brandon. But when the simmering attraction underneath boils over, the show and their relationship hang in the balance. Travis hates the media attention that follows Brandon, and the network has a history of firing LGBTQ personalities. Like the houses Brandon makes over, this relationship has potential. But if Brandon can’t convince Travis to take a chance, their chemistry might stay on-screen only.
Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs, and Hermit Bill: Memories of a Maine Wildlife Biologist
By Ron Joseph. 2023
In Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill, wildlife biologist Ron Joseph recounts his youth in central Maine, the importance…of his family's dairy farm, and his adventures in the field over the course of a career that spanned more than three decades. A gifted storyteller, he also introduces readers to other like-minded people and fascinating characters who have worked in some way to preserve the natural beauty of Maine. Joseph's forty stories are told with the compassion and appreciation of a man who truly loves Maine, its people, and its many wonders. The book includes an introduction by Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch series of Maine crime novels and former editor-in-chief of Down East magazine.
The Russian Court at Sea: The Voyageof Hms Marlborough, April 1919
By Frances Welch. 2011
On 11th April 1919, less than a year after the assassination of the Romanovs, the British battleship HMS Marlborough left…Yalta carrying 17 members of the Russian Imperial Family into perpetual exile.
Réinventer la démocratie: De la participation à l’intelligence collective (Collection 101)
By Jonathan Durand Folco. 2023
As socioeconomic inequality rises, trust in institutions declines, authoritarian populist movements emerge, misinformation spreads more rapidly and online debates become…more polarized, democracy is faced with multiple crises. Are we witnessing the end of democracy? Réinventer la démocratie explores the idea that the political system is in the midst of a major crisis, but one which provides the perfect opportunity to examine the origins of the democratic ideal. At the local democratic level—more specifically at the municipal institution level—we can experiment with innovative forms of public deliberation, civic engagement, and collective intelligence.Following an analysis of the origins of and current crises facing democracy, Jonathan Durand Folco outlines some possible solutions using institutional innovations, strategies, and new practices that can be implemented at the local level. Due primarily to their proximity, municipalities are the perfect place for doing democratic experiments, resolving concrete problems, and potentially incorporating collective intelligence. The author offers a critical analysis of various local participatory mechanisms and finally addresses the question of the “virtues” that can be deployed to strengthen the primary tenets of democracy—engagement, deliberation, representation, inclusion, and collective intelligence. Rather than dwell on the intricacies of today’s society, this book acts instead as a compass to illuminate the paths of democratic emancipation.
SPSS Statistics Workbook For Dummies
By Jesus Salcedo, Keith McCormick. 2023
Practice making sense of data with IBM’s SPSS Statistics software SPSS Statistics Workbook For Dummies gives you the practice you…need to navigate the leading statistical software suite. Data management and analysis, advanced analytics, business intelligence—SPSS is a powerhouse of a research platform, and this book helps you master the fundamentals and analyze data more effectively. You’ll work through practice problems that help you understand the calculations you need to perform, complete predictive analyses, and produce informative graphs. This workbook gives you hands-on exercises to hone your statistical analysis skills with SPSS Statistics 28. Plus, explanations and insider tips help you navigate the software with ease. Practical and easy-to-understand, in classic Dummies style. Practice organizing, analyzing, and graphing data Learn to write, edit, and format SPSS syntax Explore the upgrades and features new to SPSS 28 Try your hand at advanced data analysis proceduresFor academics using SPSS for research, business analysts and market researchers looking to extract valuable insights from data, and anyone with a hankering for more stats practice.
Integrated Nanophotonics: Platforms, Devices, and Applications
By Peng Yu, Hongxing Xu, Zhiming Wang. 2023
Integrated Nanophotonics Helps readers understand the important advances in nanophotonics materials development and their latest applications This book introduces the…current state of and emerging trends in the development of integrated nanophotonics. Written by three well-qualified authors, it systematically reviews the knowledge of integrated nanophotonics from theory to the most recent technological developments. It also covers the applications of integrated nanophotonics in essential areas such as neuromorphic computing, biosensing, and optical communications. Lastly, it brings together the latest advancements in the key principles of photonic integrated circuits, plus the recent advances in tackling the barriers in photonic integrated circuits. Sample topics included in this comprehensive resource include: Platforms for integrated nanophotonics, including lithium niobate nanophotonics, indium phosphide nanophotonics, silicon nanophotonics, and nonlinear optics for integrated photonics The devices and technologies for integrated nanophotonics in on-chip light sources, optical packaging of photonic integrated circuits, optical interconnects, and light processing devices Applications on neuromorphic computing, biosensing, LIDAR, and computing for AI and artificial neural network and deep learning Materials scientists, physicists, and physical chemists can use this book to understand the totality of cutting-edge theory, research, and applications in the field of integrated nanophotonics.
Bioinspired and Green Synthesis of Nanostructures: A Sustainable Approach
By Mousumi Sen, Monalisa Mukherjee. 2023
BIOINSPIRED AND GREEN SYNTHESIS OF NANOSTRUCTURES This unique book details various ways to synthesize advanced nanostructures using green methods, explores…the design and development of sustainable advanced nanostructures, and discusses the antimicrobial and antiviral applications. The future of the world depends on immediately investing our time and effort in advancing ideas on ways to restrict the use of hazardous chemicals, thereby arresting further environmental degradation. To achieve this goal, nanotechnology has been an indispensable arena that has extended its wings into every aspect of modernization. For example, green synthetic protocols are being extensively researched to inhibit the harmful effects of chemical residues and reduce chemical wastes. This involves the study of nanotechnology for artful engineering at the molecular level across multiple disciplines. In recent years, nanotechnology has ventured away from the confines of the laboratory and has been able to conquer new domains to help us live better lives. Bioinspired and Green Synthesis of Nanostructures focuses on the recent developments and novel applications of bioinspired and biomimetic nanostructures as functionally advanced biomolecules with huge prospects for research, development, and engineering industries. It provides detailed coverage of the chemistry of each major class of synthesis of bioinspired nanostructures and their multiple functionalities. In addition, it reviews the new research results currently being introduced and analyzes the various green synthetic approaches for developing nanostructures, their distinctive characteristics, and their applications. The book provides readers with an understanding of the recent data, as well as various strategies for designing and developing advanced nanostructures using a greener approach. Audience The core audience of this book include materials scientists, nanoscientists, nanotechnologists, chemical and biological engineers, biochemists and biotechnologists. Industry process engineers and scientists working in nanomaterial synthesis will find this book extremely valuable.
Burnt Human Remains: Recovery, Analysis, and Interpretation (Forensic Science in Focus)
By Sarah Ellingham, Joe Adserias-Garriga, Sara C. Zapico, Douglas H. Ubelaker. 2023
BURNT HUMAN REMAINS An all-encompassing reference and guide designed for professionals involved in the forensic analysis of burnt remains Burnt…Human Remains: Recovery, Analysis and Interpretation presents an in-depth multidisciplinary approach to the detection, recovery, analysis, and identification of thermally altered remains. Bridging the gap between research and practice, this invaluable one-stop reference provides detailed coverage of analytical techniques in forensic medicine and pathology, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, and forensic chemistry and forensic biology. Contributions from a panel of expert authors review the newest findings in forensics research and discuss their applicability to forensic case work. Opening with a historical overview of the discipline, the book covers the search and recovery aspects of burnt human remains, medico-legal investigations, determination of the post mortem interval of burnt remains, structural changes of burnt bone and teeth, DNA extraction from burnt remains, and much more. Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the importance of understanding the changes undergone by bodies when subjected to fire for establishing identity, reconstructing the events leading up to incineration, and determining the cause and manner of death. Provides a systemic framework that integrates established forensic methods and state-of-the-art analytical approaches Describes different forensic analyses from the macroscopical, microscopical, biochemical, and molecular level Features international case studies of challenging individual cases as well as natural or man-made mass fatalities requiring the identification of incinerated remains Demonstrates how changes to the macro- and microstructure of burnt remains can reveal information about incineration conditions Discusses organizations and programs focused on developing standards and best practice for the recovery and analysis burnt remains Burnt Human Remains: Recovery, Analysis and Interpretation is an indispensable resource for all practitioners engaged in the interpretation of burned human tissue, including pathologists, forensic chemists, forensic biologists, forensic anthropologists, forensic odontologists, and archaeologists.
From Data To Profit: How Businesses Leverage Data to Grow Their Top and Bottom Lines
By Vin Vashishta. 2023
Transform your company’s AI and data frameworks to unlock the true power of disruptive new tech In From Data to…Profit: How Businesses Leverage Data to Grow Their Top and Bottom Lines, accomplished entrepreneur and AI strategist Vineet Vashishta delivers an engaging and insightful new take on making the most of data, artificial intelligence, and technology at your company. You’ll learn to change the culture, strategy, structure, and operational framework of your company to take full advantage of disruptive advances in tech. The author explores fascinating work being undertaken by firms in the real world, as well as high-value use cases and innovative projects and products made possible by realigning organizational frameworks using the capabilities of new technologies. He explains how to get everyone in your company on the same page, following a single framework, in a way that ensures individual departments get what they want and need. You’ll learn to outline a comprehensive technical vision and purpose that respects departmental autonomy over their core competencies while guaranteeing that they all get the tools they need to make technology their partner. You’ll also discover why firms that have adopted a holistic strategy toward AI and data have enjoyed results far beyond those experienced by those that have taken a piecemeal approach. From Data to Profit demonstrates the proper role of the CEO during an intensive transformation: one of maintaining culture during the change. It offers advice for organizational change, including the 3-Phase Data Organizational Development Framework, the Core Rim 3 Main People Groups Framework, and the way to implement new roles for a Chief Digital Officer and Technical Strategist. Perfect for data professionals, data organizational leaders, and data product and process owners, From Data to Profit will also benefit executives, managers, and other business leaders seeking hands-on advice for digital transformation at their firms.
Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts The complexities of construction contracts are made easy with this thorough and readable guide Construction…contracts can be complex for both owners and contractors. For contractors, negotiating fair and balanced commercial terms in contracts is just as important as properly managing projects; a properly negotiated contract can mitigate unnecessary risk and unnecessary risk transfer. This, in turn, reduces exposure to financial liability for the contractor and for avoidance of contract claims and disputes. Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to the world of construction contracts. Providing, for example, coverage of the four most common types of contracts—lump sum/fixed-price, cost-plus, time-and-materials, and unit-pricing—it promises to reduce uncertainty and allow contractors to enter contractual negotiations with greater confidence to be able to achieve a fair and balanced contract. This updated new edition reflects the up-to-date best practices to understand how to better negotiate the commercial terms and conditions in construction contracts. Readers of the second edition of Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts will also find: Updated information on indemnity, insurance, and negotiation An all-new chapter with a contract analysis checklist Real-world examples drawn from small residential, retail, large commercial, and international projects Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts is essential for construction professionals and college students studying construction contracts and the liabilities arising out of them.
CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-003
By Mike Chapple, David Seidl. 2023
Prepare for the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam with the official and updated study guide for Exam CS0-003 In the newly…revised third edition of CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-003, a team of leading security experts and tech educators delivers comprehensive and accurate coverage of every topic and domain covered on the certification exam. You’ll find clear and concise information on critical security topics presented by way of practical, real-world examples, chapter reviews, and exam highlights. Prepare for the test and for a new role in cybersecurity with the book’s useful study tools, including: Hands-on lab exercises and an opportunity to create your own cybersecurity toolkit Authoritative discussions of each exam competency, including security operations, vulnerability management, incident response management, and reporting and communication Complimentary access to Wiley’s proven library of digital resources, including an online test bank, bonus questions, flashcards, glossary, and moreReduce test anxiety and get a head-start learning the on-the-job skills you’ll need on your first day in a cybersecurity career. Or augment your existing CompTIA Security+ certification with an impressive new credential. Fully updated for the newly released CS0-003 exam, CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide: Exam CS0-003, Third Edition is an essential resource for test takers and cybersecurity professionals alike.
Next-Generation Algae, Volume 2: Applications in Medicine and the Pharmaceutical Industry
By Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Julius Kola Oloke, Naveen Dwivedi, Sabeela Beevi Ummalyma, Shubha Dwivedi, Daniel Ingo Hefft, Juliana Bunmi Adetunji. 2023
NEXT-GENERATION ALGAE The book comprehensively details the novel and biologically active compounds derived from algae for sustainable healthcare delivery that…could be used for the treatment of an ever-increasing population, prevention of high rate of morbidity rates, as well as in the treatment of numerous diseases, and serve as an alternative drug for the prevention of high level of resistance to synthetic drugs. This second volume places a special emphasis on the discovery of novel and biologically active compounds from algae. It covers a wide range of applications, including the use of astaxanthin and carotenoids derived from algae for the production of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, additives, food supplements, and feed. The book also discusses the production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and their biomedical applications, recent advancements in the research of sulfated polysaccharides from algal origin, and their antiulcer bioactivities. Other topics include the application of algae in wound healing, the use of nanotechnology for the bioengineering of useful metabolites derived from algae and their multifaceted applications, and the production of single-cell proteins and pigments with high relevance in the industry. Audience Researchers in industry and academia as well as clinicians in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, and food science will find this book very pertinent.
Integrative Veterinary Medicine
By Mushtaq A. Memon, Huisheng Xie. 2023
Integrative Veterinary Medicine Practical guide integrating holistic modalities into Western veterinary practice to help with patient treatment Integrative Veterinary Medicine…provides a clinically oriented, evidence-based guide to integrating complementary and conventional therapies into veterinary practice. Covering acupuncture, manual therapies, botanical and herbal medicine, integrative nutrition, and physical rehabilitation, the book draws information on these modalities together into a single resource. Rooted in evidence-based medicine, it demonstrates how to use these modalities in veterinary practice. The book begins by discussing the basic concepts of integrative veterinary medicine, then examines each modality in detail. A companion website offers video clips showing acupuncture techniques. In Integrative Veterinary Medicine, readers can expect to find detailed information on topics such as: Anatomy and physiology of acupuncture with relation to soft tissue and neurologic concepts, and traditional Chinese theory of acupuncture (Yin and Yang, Five Element Theory, and The Meridians) Veterinary manipulative therapy (neurology, biomechanics, and available evidence), and massage therapy and myofascial principles Origins and major systems of herbal therapy with selected evidence-based interventions and adverse events, herb-drug interactions, supplement evaluation, and regulation Trends in nutrition, such as raw diets, home-prepared diets, grain-free diets, owner perception, and current marketing Covering common modalities across all species in one volume, Integrative Veterinary Medicine is an essential reference for any veterinary practitioner wishing to use integrative techniques in their practices, as well as veterinary students, academics, and researchers involved in programs of study related to integrative veterinary medicine.
Data Management at Scale: Best Practices For Enterprise Architecture
By Piethein Strengholt. 2023
As data management continues to evolve rapidly, managing all of your data in a central place, such as a data…warehouse, is no longer scalable. Today's world is about quickly turning data into value. This requires a paradigm shift in the way we federate responsibilities, manage data, and make it available to others. With this practical book, you'll learn how to design a next-gen data architecture that takes into account the scale you need for your organization.Executives, architects and engineers, analytics teams, and compliance and governance staff will learn how to build a next-gen data landscape. Author Piethein Strengholt provides blueprints, principles, observations, best practices, and patterns to get you up to speed.Examine data management trends, including regulatory requirements, privacy concerns, and new developments such as data mesh and data fabricGo deep into building a modern data architecture, including cloud data landing zones, domain-driven design, data product design, and moreExplore data governance and data security, master data management, self-service data marketplaces, and the importance of metadata
Um Reino de Intrigas
By Tahereh Mafi. 2022
No grande império de Ardunia, Alizeh é apenas uma criada insignificante. Ninguém pode saber quem ela realmente é: nada mais…do que a poderosa rainha há muito desaparecida dos Jinn, um povo com poderes sobrenaturais, forçado ao anonimato para sobreviver. O príncipe herdeiro do império, Kamran, conhece as profecias que ditam a morte do seu avô, o rei. Mas nunca imaginou que aquela criada misteriosa, a rapariga de olhos enigmáticos — que ele não consegue tirar da cabeça — poderia ser a sua completa destruição… e a do seu reino. Perfeita para fãs de Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi e Sabaa Tahir, esta é uma explosiva história de amor, conspiração e luta pela sobrevivência de um povo, inspirada pela fascinante mitologia persa.
Plural Ecologies in Southeast Asia: Hierarchies, Conflicts, and Coexistence (Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series)
By Timo Duile, Kristina Großmann, Michaela Haug, Guido Sprenger. 2023
This book draws on ethnographic studies in Southeast Asia to provide new insights into human–environmental relationships and ecologies, together with…a set of theoretical innovations. Contextualizing ecologies in this region as pluralizing or hegemonic, conflictive or cooperative, the case studies in these chapters bring into dialogue ontological approaches, the issue of distinct worldviews and concepts of nature on the one hand and political ecology and power relations on the other. They discuss plural ecologies in diverse settings, reaching from urban Vietnam to the Javanese coast and the dense forests of the Southeast Asian highlands. Southeast Asia is one of the most biodiverse and culturally diverse regions in the world. Thus, what occurs in this region is vitally important to the future of Earth. Documenting the plurality and dynamics of ecologies in Southeast Asia, this book provides prime examples for the potentials of alternative human–environmental relationships and sustainable development. It will be of interest to academics studying political ecology, environmental anthropology, sustainability sciences, political sciences, development studies, human geography, human ecology, Southeast Asian studies, and Asian studies.
Mujer Power Internacional
By Belén Soto Infante. 2023
Nueva edición internacional del libro éxito de ventas de Belén Soto. "Mujer Power: si tienes la información y las herramientas,…el poder está en tus manos." El amor propio no es una moda, no es algo pasajero, sino una práctica para toda la vida. Hoy tenemos la posibilidad de convertirnos en una mujer de poder, ser las dueñas de nuestro destino y de entregarnos lo que merecemos. Con este libro emprenderás un viaje lleno de reflexiones y testimonios para empoderarnos. Nueva edición actualizada del bestseller de la reconocida actriz Belén Soto, con nuevas cartas de mujeres de todo el mundo que nos invitan a cumplir nuestros sueños y ser una mujer power.
The Routledge International Handbook of Children's Rights and Disability (Routledge International Handbooks)
By Angharad E. Beckett, Anne-Marie Callus. 2023
This handbook provides authoritative and cutting-edge analyses of various aspects of the rights and lives of disabled children around the…world. Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) as conceptual frameworks, this work appraises the current state of affairs concerning the rights of disabled children across different stages of childhood, different life domains, and different socio-cultural contexts. The book is divided into four sections: Legislation and Policy Children’s Voice The Life Course in Childhood Life Domains in Childhood Comprised of 37 newly commissioned chapters featuring analyses of UN documents and case studies from Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vanuatu, its multidisciplinary approach reflects the complexities of the lives of disabled children and the multifarious nature of the strategies needed to ensure their rights are upheld. It will be of interest to researchers and students working in disability studies, education, allied health, law, philosophy, play studies, social policy, and the sociology of childhood. It will also be a valuable resource for professionals/practitioners, allowing them to consider future directions for ensuring that disabled children’s rights are realised and their well-being and dignity are assured.
What does it take to catch a predator who has terrorised south-east England for over fifteen years? Delroy Grant—dubbed the…Night Stalker—was one of London's most feared and shocking sex predators. During his reign of terror, he established a clear MO. Visit a target at night. Remove a window pane and slide in. Unscrew the lightbulbs. Cut the power. Rip out the telephone wires. Tiptoe to the bedroom. Wake the victim by shining a torch in their eyes. What followed was often unspeakable. When SIO Colin Sutton was drafted into the case, Grant had been at large for seventeen years. Stepping up where others had failed, he began the determined, relentless police work that had marked the end for infamous serial killer Levi Bellfield. Case by case, clue by clue. Night Stalker is the chilling true story of one of the most testing manhunts the Metropolitan Police have ever undertaken. It is a glimpse into the heart of darkness—and into the mind and work of the brilliant detective who brought one of London's most feared monsters to justice.