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4 3 2 1

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Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN-10: 0771009186
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE A Globe and Mail Best Book A New York Times Notable Book of the Year From the internationally celebrated author of The New York Trilogy comes a sweeping story of birthright and possibility, of love and the fullness of life itself, in which we follow the four parallel lives, loves, and obsessions of one remarkable boy during a time of great change in America. On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson's story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid-twentieth-century America. A boy grows up -- again and again and again. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, 4 3 2 1 is an unforgettable tour de force, the crowning work of this masterful writer's extraordinary career.

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4321

4321 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Paul Auster
Editor: Albert Bonniers Förlag
ISBN-10: 9100171018
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Nästan två veckor för tidigt, den 3 mars 1947, föds en liten pojke på Beth Israel-sjukhuset i New Jersey. Han är Rose och Stanley Fergusons efterlängtade första barn, och han får namnet Archibald Isaac Ferguson. Från det ögonblicket förgrenar sig berättelsen om Archie Ferguson i fyra olika riktningar. Fyra pojkar, som egentligen är en och samma, växer upp i femtio- och sextiotalets USA och lever fyra parallella men olika liv. I en version omkommer Fergusons far i en brand, i en annan skiljer sig hans föräldrar, i den ena förlorar Ferguson två av fingrarna på sin vänsterhand, i en annan har han en framgångsrik sportkarriär. Varje Ferguson faller för den oemotståndliga Amy Schneiderman, men berättelsen om Amy och Ferguson är ny varje gång. Vad är det som avgör vilken riktning livet tar? Vilken roll spelar släktens historia? Finns det något som är förutbestämt i vårt DNA? 4321 rör sig från den sömniga förorten i New Jersey till myllret i New York och Paris, från sportdrömmar till författardrömmar, från femtiotalets framtidstro till Kennedymordet, Vietnamkriget och en generations krossade illusioner, den amerikanska rasismen och längtan till Europa. Det är en storslagen och uppslukande roman om en ung mans vuxenblivande speglat i ett Amerika i förändring – en höjdpunkt i Paul Austers författarskap. Översättare: Ulla Roseen, Omslagsformgivare: Sara R. Acedo

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Keep It Simple, Make It Real

Keep It Simple, Make It Real [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jan Olsson
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN-10: 145227309X
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Keep It Simple, Make It Real by Jan Olsson Book Summary:

A realistic approach to assessing student behavior, staff morale, and school climate and creating a proven-to-work character development program that can dramatically turn around student behavior.

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4.3.2.1

4.3.2.1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jim Eldridge,Noel Clarke
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN-10: 1408811855
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4.3.2.1 by Jim Eldridge,Noel Clarke Book Summary:

When four girls meet to discuss their weekend plans, little do they know quite what excitements lie before them. Soon they are embroiled in a brilliant diamond heist, trans-Atlantic flights, various romances and a lot of high-octane adventure in London and New York. Based on Noel Clarke's new film of the same name ,with countrywide summer 2010 release, this novelisation keeps the reader on the edge of their seat as the girls embark on a weekend they will never forget.

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: William D. Coplin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1136610529
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Building Strategy and Performance Through Time

Building Strategy and Performance Through Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Kim Warren
Editor: Business Expert Press
ISBN-10: 9781606490389
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This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future. This book shows you where the levers are that you control and how to choose what to do, when, and how much to achieve your specific goals. This book effectively outlines the dynamics of strategy, how you drive performance - past, today and into the future. It shows what causes performance to improve or deteriorate and what you can do to change this trajectory for the better.

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The Making of an Economist, Redux

The Making of an Economist, Redux [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: David Colander
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN-10: 1400828643
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The Making of an Economist, Redux by David Colander Book Summary:

Economists seem to be everywhere in the media these days. But what exactly do today's economists do? What and how are they taught? Updating David Colander and Arjo Klamer's classic The Making of an Economist, this book shows what is happening in elite U.S. economics Ph.D. programs. By examining these programs, Colander gives a view of cutting-edge economics--and a glimpse at its likely future. And by comparing economics education today to the findings of the original book, the new book shows how much--and in what ways--the field has changed over the past two decades. The original book led to a reexamination of graduate education by the profession, and has been essential reading for prospective graduate students. Like its predecessor, The Making of an Economist, Redux is likely to provoke discussion within economics and beyond. The book includes new interviews with students at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Chicago, and Columbia. In these conversations, the students--the next generation of elite economists--colorfully and frankly describe what they think of their field and what graduate economics education is really like. The book concludes with reflections by Colander, Klamer, and Robert Solow. This inside look at the making of economists will interest anyone who wants to better understand the economics profession. An indispensible tool for anyone thinking about graduate education in economics, this edition is complete with colorful interviews and predictions about the future of cutting-edge economics.

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Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems Using Soft Computing Techniques

Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems Using Soft Computing Techniques [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Patricia Melin,Oscar Castillo,Eduardo G. Ramírez,Witold Pedrycz
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems Using Soft Computing Techniques by Patricia Melin,Oscar Castillo,Eduardo G. Ramírez,Witold Pedrycz Book Summary:

This book comprises a selection of papers on new methods for analysis and design of hybrid intelligent systems using soft computing techniques from the IFSA 2007 World Congress, held in Cancun, Mexico, June 2007.

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The Adaptive Web

The Adaptive Web [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Peter Brusilovsky,Alfred Kobsa,Wolfgang Nejdl
Editor: Springer
ISBN-10: 3540720790
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The Adaptive Web by Peter Brusilovsky,Alfred Kobsa,Wolfgang Nejdl Book Summary:

This state-of-the-art survey provides a systematic overview of the ideas and techniques of the adaptive Web and serves as a central source of information for researchers, practitioners, and students. The volume constitutes a comprehensive and carefully planned collection of chapters that map out the most important areas of the adaptive Web, each solicited from the experts and leaders in the field.

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GB/T 13173-2021: Translated English of Chinese Standard. (GBT13173-2021)

GB/T 13173-2021: Translated English of Chinese Standard. (GBT13173-2021) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: https://www.chinesestandard.net
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GB/T 13173-2021: Translated English of Chinese Standard. (GBT13173-2021) by https://www.chinesestandard.net Book Summary:

This standard describes the test methods for indexes of surface active agents and detergents, such as sample reduction, particle size, total phosphorus oxide content, total active substance content, non-ionic surface active agent content, various phosphate content, toluenesulfonate content, foaming power, chelating agent (EDTA) content, apparent density, whiteness, moisture and volatile matter content, active oxygen content, 4A zeolite content, alkylphenol ethoxylates content, effective chlorine content, free alkali content, dry sodium soap content, stability at high and low temperature, odour, colour and appearance, etc.

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Photomedicine and Stem Cells

Photomedicine and Stem Cells [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Heidi Abrahamse,Michael R Hamblin
Editor: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN-10: 1681743221
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Photomedicine and Stem Cells by Heidi Abrahamse,Michael R Hamblin Book Summary:

Janus, the ancient Roman god depicted with two faces is an appropriate metaphor for light therapy. In the right photodynamic therapy conditions, light is able to kill nearly anything that is living such as cancers, microorganisms, parasites, and more. On the opposite face, light of the correct wavelength and proper dose (photobiomodulation) can heal, regenerate, protect, revitalize and restore any kind of dead, damaged, stressed, dying, degenerating cells, tissue, or organ system. This book discusses both sides of Janus' face in regards to light therapy.

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Finite Element Modeling of Textiles in AbaqusTM CAE

Finite Element Modeling of Textiles in AbaqusTM CAE [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Izabela Ciesielska-Wrobel
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN-10: 1498753744
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Finite Element Modeling of Textiles in AbaqusTM CAE by Izabela Ciesielska-Wrobel Book Summary:

The aim of the book is to provide engineers with a practical guide to Finite Element Modelling (FEM) in Abaqus CAE software. The guide is in the form of step-by-step procedures concerning yarns, woven fabric and knitted fabrics modelling, as well as their contact with skin so that the simulation of haptic perception between textiles and skin can be

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Software Architecture and Design for Reliability Predictability

Software Architecture and Design for Reliability Predictability [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Assefa D. Semegn
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN-10: 1443834157
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Software Architecture and Design for Reliability Predictability by Assefa D. Semegn Book Summary:

Reliability prediction of a software product is complex due to interdependence and interactions among components and the difficulty of representing this behavior with tractable models. Models developed by making simplifying assumptions about the software structure may be easy to use, but their result may be far from what happens in reality. Making assumptions closer to the reality, which allows complex interactions and interdependences among components, results in models that are too complex to use. Their results may also be too difficult to interpret. The reliability prediction problem is worsened by the lack of precise information on the behavior of components and their interactions, information that is relevant for reliability modeling. Usually, the interactions are not known precisely because of subtle undocumented side effects. Without accurate precise information, even mathematically correct models will not yield accurate reliability predictions. Deriving the necessary information from program code is not practical if not impossible. This is because the code contains too much implementation detail to be useful in creating a tractable model. It is also difficult to analyze system reliability completely based on the program code. This book documents the resulting novel approach of designing, specifying, and describing the behavior of software systems in a way that helps to predict their reliability from the reliability of the components and their interactions. The design approach is named design for reliability predictability (DRP). It integrates design for change, precise behavioral documentation and structure based reliability prediction to achieve improved reliability prediction of software systems. The specification and documentation approach builds upon precise behavioral specification of interfaces using the trace function method (TFM). It also introduces a number of structure functions or connection documents. These functions capture both the static and dynamic behaviors of component based software systems. They are used as a basis for a novel document driven structure based reliability prediction model. System reliability assessment is studied in at least three levels: component reliability, which is assumed to be known; interaction reliability, a novel approach to studying software reliability; and service reliability, whose estimation is the primary objective of reliability assessment. System reliability can be expressed as a function of service reliability. A mobile streaming system, designed and developed by the author as an industrial product, is used as a case study to demonstrate the application of the approach.

Download or read Software Architecture and Design for Reliability Predictability book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Reliability prediction of a software product is complex due to interdependence and interactions among components and the difficulty of representing this behavior with tractable models. Models developed by making simplifying assumptions about the software structure may be easy to use, but their result may be far from what happens in reality. Making assumptions closer to the reality, which allows complex interactions and interdependences among components, results in models that are too complex to use. Their results may also be too difficult to interpret. The reliability prediction problem is worsened by the lack of precise information on the behavior of components and their interactions, information that is relevant for reliability modeling. Usually, the interactions are not known precisely because of subtle undocumented side effects. Without accurate precise information, even mathematically correct models will not yield accurate reliability predictions. Deriving the necessary information from program code is not practical if not impossible. This is because the code contains too much implementation detail to be useful in creating a tractable model. It is also difficult to analyze system reliability completely based on the program code. This book documents the resulting novel approach of designing, specifying, and describing the behavior of software systems in a way that helps to predict their reliability from the reliability of the components and their interactions. The design approach is named design for reliability predictability (DRP). It integrates design for change, precise behavioral documentation and structure based reliability prediction to achieve improved reliability prediction of software systems. The specification and documentation approach builds upon precise behavioral specification of interfaces using the trace function method (TFM). It also introduces a number of structure functions or connection documents. These functions capture both the static and dynamic behaviors of component based software systems. They are used as a basis for a novel document driven structure based reliability prediction model. System reliability assessment is studied in at least three levels: component reliability, which is assumed to be known; interaction reliability, a novel approach to studying software reliability; and service reliability, whose estimation is the primary objective of reliability assessment. System reliability can be expressed as a function of service reliability. A mobile streaming system, designed and developed by the author as an industrial product, is used as a case study to demonstrate the application of the approach.


Rapid Instructional Design

Rapid Instructional Design [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: George M. Piskurich
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-10: 111897414X
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Rapid Instructional Design by George M. Piskurich Book Summary:

The classic guide to instructional design, fully updated for thenew ways we learn Rapid Instructional Design is the industry standard guideto creating effective instructional materials, providingno-nonsense practicality rather than theory-driven text. Beginningwith a look at what "instructional design" really means, readersare guided step-by-step through the ADDIE model to exploretechniques for analysis, design, development, intervention, andevaluation. This new third edition has been updated to cover newapplications, technologies, and concepts, and includes many newtemplates, real-life examples, and additional instructor materials.Instruction delivery has expanded rapidly in the nine years sincethe second edition's publication, and this update covers all themajor advances in the field. The major instructional models areexpanded to apply to e-learning, MOOCs, mobile learning, and socialnetwork-based learning. Informal learning and communities ofpractice are examined, as well. Instructional design is the systematic process by whichinstructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered.Designers must determine the learner's current state and needs,define the end goals of the instruction, and create an interventionto assist in the transition. This book is a complete guide to theprocess, helping readers design efficient, effective materials. Learn the ins and outs of the ADDIE model Discover shortcuts for rapid design Design for e-learning, Millennials, and MOOCs Investigate methods for emerging avenues of instruction This book does exactly what a well-designed course should do,providing relevant guidance for anyone who wants to know how toapply good instructional design. Eminently practical and fullyup-to-date, Rapid Instructional Design is the one-stop guideto more effective instruction.

Download or read Rapid Instructional Design book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The classic guide to instructional design, fully updated for thenew ways we learn Rapid Instructional Design is the industry standard guideto creating effective instructional materials, providingno-nonsense practicality rather than theory-driven text. Beginningwith a look at what "instructional design" really means, readersare guided step-by-step through the ADDIE model to exploretechniques for analysis, design, development, intervention, andevaluation. This new third edition has been updated to cover newapplications, technologies, and concepts, and includes many newtemplates, real-life examples, and additional instructor materials.Instruction delivery has expanded rapidly in the nine years sincethe second edition's publication, and this update covers all themajor advances in the field. The major instructional models areexpanded to apply to e-learning, MOOCs, mobile learning, and socialnetwork-based learning. Informal learning and communities ofpractice are examined, as well. Instructional design is the systematic process by whichinstructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered.Designers must determine the learner's current state and needs,define the end goals of the instruction, and create an interventionto assist in the transition. This book is a complete guide to theprocess, helping readers design efficient, effective materials. Learn the ins and outs of the ADDIE model Discover shortcuts for rapid design Design for e-learning, Millennials, and MOOCs Investigate methods for emerging avenues of instruction This book does exactly what a well-designed course should do,providing relevant guidance for anyone who wants to know how toapply good instructional design. Eminently practical and fullyup-to-date, Rapid Instructional Design is the one-stop guideto more effective instruction.


Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age

Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: JoAnn Chirico
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN-10: 1483317196
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Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age by JoAnn Chirico Book Summary:

Within the pages of this manual, students become personally involved in research as they learn important analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, and develop the ability to interpret the contemporary global situation and its impact on their lives. Linking fundamental concepts of sociology with everyday activities, the exercises in each chapter lead students through an array of qualitative and quantitative methods as they test and apply theories. Students experience research as a process of asking questions, defining terms clearly, seeking patterns, and reaching conclusions based on their findings, while avoiding bias. Short essays describing current perspectives on globalization accompany the exercises, addressing political, cultural, social, economic, technological, and religious dimensions. Key Features 25 research exercises may be completed by students in class or independently, providing flexibility for the instructor. Exercises are ready to be assigned as they appear in the text, with convenient tear-out pages. Students investigate intriguing topics such as "Global Ethics," "Violating Folkways," "Bowling Alone," and "McDonald's Versus Jihad." A variety of research methods are featured: interviews, experiments, functional analysis, content analysis, and more. Extensive follow-up "Discussion" sections help students maximize their understanding. Surveys and qualitative exercises adapted from larger studies allow students to compare their results with national and global patterns of results, which they may explore further through the Web links provided. Intended Audience: This interactive manual follows the format of standard introductory sociology texts, making it an engaging and easy fit for Introductory Sociology or Principles of Sociology courses.

Download or read Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Within the pages of this manual, students become personally involved in research as they learn important analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills, and develop the ability to interpret the contemporary global situation and its impact on their lives. Linking fundamental concepts of sociology with everyday activities, the exercises in each chapter lead students through an array of qualitative and quantitative methods as they test and apply theories. Students experience research as a process of asking questions, defining terms clearly, seeking patterns, and reaching conclusions based on their findings, while avoiding bias. Short essays describing current perspectives on globalization accompany the exercises, addressing political, cultural, social, economic, technological, and religious dimensions. Key Features 25 research exercises may be completed by students in class or independently, providing flexibility for the instructor. Exercises are ready to be assigned as they appear in the text, with convenient tear-out pages. Students investigate intriguing topics such as "Global Ethics," "Violating Folkways," "Bowling Alone," and "McDonald's Versus Jihad." A variety of research methods are featured: interviews, experiments, functional analysis, content analysis, and more. Extensive follow-up "Discussion" sections help students maximize their understanding. Surveys and qualitative exercises adapted from larger studies allow students to compare their results with national and global patterns of results, which they may explore further through the Web links provided. Intended Audience: This interactive manual follows the format of standard introductory sociology texts, making it an engaging and easy fit for Introductory Sociology or Principles of Sociology courses.


Saraswati Mathematics -Vol-1

Saraswati Mathematics -Vol-1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: O P Chugh, N P Bali
Editor: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
ISBN-10: 9350410419
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Saraswati Mathematics -Vol-1 by O P Chugh, N P Bali Book Summary:

A book on Mathematics

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The Organ

The Organ [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Douglas Bush,Richard Kassel
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1135947953
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The Organ by Douglas Bush,Richard Kassel Book Summary:

The Encyclopedia of Organ includes articles on the organ family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instrument builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world.

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Sonata Album, Volume 1

Sonata Album, Volume 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ludwig van Beethoven,Franz Joseph Haydn,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Maurice Hinson
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Sonata Album, Volume 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven,Franz Joseph Haydn,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,Maurice Hinson Book Summary:

This carefully graded, pedagogical performance edition contains 12 outstanding classical sonatas by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Each sonata appears in its original form and comes complete with performance notes and clearly presented editorial markings.

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Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra

Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Joseph N. Wilson,Gerhard X. Ritter
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Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra by Joseph N. Wilson,Gerhard X. Ritter Book Summary:

Image algebra is a comprehensive, unifying theory of image transformations, image analysis, and image understanding. In 1996, the bestselling first edition of the Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra introduced engineers, scientists, and students to this powerful tool, its basic concepts, and its use in the concise representation of computer vision algorithms. Updated to reflect recent developments and advances, the second edition continues to provide an outstanding introduction to image algebra. It describes more than 80 fundamental computer vision techniques and introduces the portable iaC++ library, which supports image algebra programming in the C++ language. Revisions to the first edition include a new chapter on geometric manipulation and spatial transformation, several additional algorithms, and the addition of exercises to each chapter. The authors-both instrumental in the groundbreaking development of image algebra-introduce each technique with a brief discussion of its purpose and methodology, then provide its precise mathematical formulation. In addition to furnishing the simple yet powerful utility of image algebra, the Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra supplies the core of knowledge all computer vision practitioners need. It offers a more practical, less esoteric presentation than those found in research publications that will soon earn it a prime location on your reference shelf.

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Finite Automata and Application to Cryptography

Finite Automata and Application to Cryptography [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Renji Tao
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Finite Automata and Application to Cryptography mainly deals with the invertibility theory of finite automata and its application to cryptography. In addition, autonomous finite automata and Latin arrays, which are relative to the canonical form for one-key cryptosystems based on finite automata, are also discussed. Finite automata are regarded as a natural model for ciphers. The Ra Rb transformation method is introduced to deal with the structure problem of such automata; then public key cryptosystems based on finite automata and a canonical form for one-key ciphers implementable by finite automata with bounded-error-propagation and without data expansion are proposed. The book may be used as a reference for computer science and mathematics majors, including seniors and graduate students. Renji Tao is a Professor at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

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An Atlas of the Smaller Maps in Orientable and Nonorientable Surfaces

An Atlas of the Smaller Maps in Orientable and Nonorientable Surfaces [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: David Jackson,Terry I. Visentin
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An Atlas of the Smaller Maps in Orientable and Nonorientable Surfaces by David Jackson,Terry I. Visentin Book Summary:

Maps are beguilingly simple structures with deep and ubiquitous properties. They arise in an essential way in many areas of mathematics and mathematical physics, but require considerable time and computational effort to generate. Few collected drawings are available for reference, and little has been written, in book form, about their enumerative aspects. An Atlas of the Smaller Maps in Orientable and Nonorientable Surfaces is the first book to provide complete collections of maps along with their vertex and face partitions, number of rootings, and an index number for cross referencing. It provides an explanation of axiomatization and encoding, and serves as an introduction to maps as a combinatorial structure. The Atlas lists the maps first by genus and number of edges, and gives the embeddings of all graphs with at most five edges in orientable surfaces, thus presenting the genus distribution for each graph. Exemplifying the use of the Atlas, the authors explore two substantial conjectures with origins in mathematical physics and geometry: the Quadrangulation Conjecture and the b-Conjecture. The authors' clear, readable exposition and overview of enumerative theory makes this collection accessible even to professionals who are not specialists. For researchers and students working with maps, the Atlas provides a ready source of data for testing conjectures and exploring the algorithmic and algebraic properties of maps.

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Burning Boy

Burning Boy [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Paul Auster
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From Booker Prize–shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster, a landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane. With Burning Boy, celebrated novelist Paul Auster tells the extraordinary story of Stephen Crane, best known as the author of The Red Badge of Courage, who transformed American literature through an avalanche of original short stories, novellas, poems, journalism, and war reportage before his life was cut short by tuberculosis at age twenty-eight. Auster’s probing account of this singular life tracks Crane as he rebounds from one perilous situation to the next: A controversial article written at twenty disrupts the course of the 1892 presidential campaign, a public battle with the New York police department over the false arrest of a prostitute effectively exiles him from the city, a star-crossed love affair with an unhappily married uptown girl tortures him, a common-law marriage to the proprietress of Jacksonville’s most elegant bawdyhouse endures, a shipwreck results in his near drowning, he withstands enemy fire to send dispatches from the Spanish-American War, and then he relocates to England, where Joseph Conrad becomes his closest friend and Henry James weeps over his tragic, early death. In Burning Boy, Auster not only puts forth an immersive read about an unforgettable life but also, casting a dazzled eye on Crane’s astonishing originality and productivity, provides uniquely knowing insight into Crane’s creative processes to produce the rarest of reading experiences—the dramatic biography of a brilliant writer as only another literary master could tell it.

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Three Day Road

Three Day Road [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Joseph Boyden
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It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine. As Niska slowly paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to bring Xavier home, travelling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge—stories of Niska’s life among her kin and of Xavier’s horrifying experiences in the killing fields of Ypres and the Somme.

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Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management

Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: El Morr, Christo
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Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right information is presented to the right people at the right time. Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management focuses on the advancements of Health Information Science in order to solve current and forthcoming problems in the health sector. Managers, policy makers, researchers, and Masters and PhD students in healthcare related fields will use this book to provide necessary insight on healthcare delivery and also to inspire new ideas and practices to effectively provide patients with the greatest quality care.

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Cisco IOS Cookbook

Cisco IOS Cookbook [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Kevin Dooley,Ian Brown
Editor: \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
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Never has something cried out for a cookbook quite as much as Cisco's Internetwork Operating System (IOS). IOS is powerful and flexible, but also confusing and daunting. Most tasks can be accomplished in several different ways. And you don't want to spend precious time figuring out which way is best when you're trying to solve a problem quickly. That's what this cookbook is for. Fortunately, most router configuration tasks can be broken down into several more or less independent steps: you configure an interface, you configure a routing protocol, you set up backup links, you implement packet filters and other access control mechanisms. What you really need is a set of recipes that show you how to perform the most common tasks, so you can quickly come up with a good configuration for your site. And you need to know that these solutions work: you don't want to find yourself implementing a backup link at 2 A.M. because your main link is down and the backup link you set up when you installed the router wasn't quite right. Thoroughly revised and expanded, Cisco IOS Cookbook, 2nd Edition, adds sections on MPLS, Security, IPv6, and IP Mobility, and presents solutions to the most common configuration problems, including: Configuring interfaces of many types, from serial to ATM and Frame Relay Configuring all of the common IP routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP) Configuring authentication Configuring other services, including DHCP and NTP Setting up backup links, and using HSRP to configure backup routers Managing the router, including SNMP and other solutions Using access lists to control the traffic through the router If you work with Cisco routers, you need a book like this to help you solve problems quickly and effectively. Even if you're experienced, the solutions and extensive explanations will give you new ideas and insights into router configuration. And if you're not experienced--if you've just been given responsibility for managing a network with Cisco routers--this book could be a job-saver.

Download or read Cisco IOS Cookbook book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Never has something cried out for a cookbook quite as much as Cisco's Internetwork Operating System (IOS). IOS is powerful and flexible, but also confusing and daunting. Most tasks can be accomplished in several different ways. And you don't want to spend precious time figuring out which way is best when you're trying to solve a problem quickly. That's what this cookbook is for. Fortunately, most router configuration tasks can be broken down into several more or less independent steps: you configure an interface, you configure a routing protocol, you set up backup links, you implement packet filters and other access control mechanisms. What you really need is a set of recipes that show you how to perform the most common tasks, so you can quickly come up with a good configuration for your site. And you need to know that these solutions work: you don't want to find yourself implementing a backup link at 2 A.M. because your main link is down and the backup link you set up when you installed the router wasn't quite right. Thoroughly revised and expanded, Cisco IOS Cookbook, 2nd Edition, adds sections on MPLS, Security, IPv6, and IP Mobility, and presents solutions to the most common configuration problems, including: Configuring interfaces of many types, from serial to ATM and Frame Relay Configuring all of the common IP routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP) Configuring authentication Configuring other services, including DHCP and NTP Setting up backup links, and using HSRP to configure backup routers Managing the router, including SNMP and other solutions Using access lists to control the traffic through the router If you work with Cisco routers, you need a book like this to help you solve problems quickly and effectively. Even if you're experienced, the solutions and extensive explanations will give you new ideas and insights into router configuration. And if you're not experienced--if you've just been given responsibility for managing a network with Cisco routers--this book could be a job-saver.


Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia

Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Phoumin Han,Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary,Fukunari Kimura
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Energy Sustainability and Development in ASEAN and East Asia by Phoumin Han,Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary,Fukunari Kimura Book Summary:

The rapid and sustained economic growth of the past two decades has led to marked increases in energy demand in the region and developing Asia will continue to lead the energy demand growth. The increase in energy demand threatens energy security and efforts to curb carbon dioxide emissions, affecting health and social well-being. These common energy challenges will need to be addressed through concerted efforts. This book provides several multi-dimensional quantitative analysis of the relationship between energy and other subjects including but not limited to income and economic growth, environment and health, food and agricultural production. The book also provides the most constructive policy recommendations concerning the relationship between energy, economic development, social development, and environmental development.

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Source of Magic

Source of Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Piers Anthony
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A quest for the source of power threatened to doom the land of Xanth As a ruler of a country steeped in enchantment, King Trent was naturally curious about the source of its magic. It made sense to order Bink, the only one of his subjects immune to supernatural harm, to undertake a quest to discover the wellspring of Xanth’s uniqueness. From the beginning, Bink and his companions, Chester the centaur and Crombie, the soldier transformed into a griffin, were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them. Even the power of Good Magician Humfrey, together with Bink’s protective talent, scarcely saved their lives. Then when Humfrey and Crombie turned against him, all seemed lost. But Bink's ingenuity and luck prevailed, and he reached his goal. The King’s orders had been carried out . . . But the King had not expected Bink’s next act—to destroy utterly the magic of Xanth!

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Foundations of Genetic Algorithms 1995 (FOGA 3)

Foundations of Genetic Algorithms 1995 (FOGA 3) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: FOGA
Editor: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN-10: 1483295028
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Foundations of Genetic Algorithms 1995 (FOGA 3)

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Patterns in Permutations and Words

Patterns in Permutations and Words [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Sergey Kitaev
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There has been considerable interest recently in the subject of patterns in permutations and words, a new branch of combinatorics with its roots in the works of Rotem, Rogers, and Knuth in the 1970s. Consideration of the patterns in question has been extremely interesting from the combinatorial point of view, and it has proved to be a useful language in a variety of seemingly unrelated problems, including the theory of Kazhdan—Lusztig polynomials, singularities of Schubert varieties, interval orders, Chebyshev polynomials, models in statistical mechanics, and various sorting algorithms, including sorting stacks and sortable permutations. The author collects the main results in the field in this up-to-date, comprehensive reference volume. He highlights significant achievements in the area, and points to research directions and open problems. The book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in theoretical computer science and mathematics, in particular those working in algebraic combinatorics and combinatorics on words. It will also be of interest to specialists in other branches of mathematics, theoretical physics, and computational biology. The author collects the main results in the field in this up-to-date, comprehensive reference volume. He highlights significant achievements in the area, and points to research directions and open problems. The book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in theoretical computer science and mathematics, in particular those working in algebraic combinatorics and combinatorics on words. It will also be of interest to specialists in other branches of mathematics, theoretical physics, and computational biology.

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Information Theory, Combinatorics, and Search Theory

Information Theory, Combinatorics, and Search Theory [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Harout Aydinian,Ferdinando Cicalese,Christian Deppe
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Information Theory, Combinatorics, and Search Theory by Harout Aydinian,Ferdinando Cicalese,Christian Deppe Book Summary:

This volume is dedicated to the memory of Rudolf Ahlswede, who passed away in December 2010. The Festschrift contains 36 thoroughly refereed research papers from a memorial symposium, which took place in July 2011. The four macro-topics of this workshop: theory of games and strategic planning; combinatorial group testing and database mining; computational biology and string matching; information coding and spreading and patrolling on networks; provide a comprehensive picture of the vision Rudolf Ahlswede put forward of a broad and systematic theory of search.

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Fuzzy Engineering Economics with Applications

Fuzzy Engineering Economics with Applications [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Cengiz Kahraman
Editor: Springer
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Fuzzy set approaches are suitable to use when the modeling of human knowledge is necessary and when human evaluations are needed. Fuzzy set theory is recognized as an important problem modeling and solution technique. It has been studied ext- sively over the past 40 years. Most of the early interest in fuzzy set theory pertained to representing uncertainty in human cognitive processes. Fuzzy set theory is now - plied to problems in engineering, business, medical and related health sciences, and the natural sciences. This book handles the fuzzy cases of classical engineering e- nomics topics. It contains 15 original research and application chapters including different topics of fuzzy engineering economics. When no probabilities are available for states of nature, decisions are given under uncertainty. Fuzzy sets are a good tool for the operation research analyst facing unc- tainty and subjectivity. The main purpose of the first chapter is to present the role and importance of fuzzy sets in the economic decision making problem with the literature review of the most recent advances.

Download or read Fuzzy Engineering Economics with Applications book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Fuzzy set approaches are suitable to use when the modeling of human knowledge is necessary and when human evaluations are needed. Fuzzy set theory is recognized as an important problem modeling and solution technique. It has been studied ext- sively over the past 40 years. Most of the early interest in fuzzy set theory pertained to representing uncertainty in human cognitive processes. Fuzzy set theory is now - plied to problems in engineering, business, medical and related health sciences, and the natural sciences. This book handles the fuzzy cases of classical engineering e- nomics topics. It contains 15 original research and application chapters including different topics of fuzzy engineering economics. When no probabilities are available for states of nature, decisions are given under uncertainty. Fuzzy sets are a good tool for the operation research analyst facing unc- tainty and subjectivity. The main purpose of the first chapter is to present the role and importance of fuzzy sets in the economic decision making problem with the literature review of the most recent advances.


Nonequilibrium Quantum Transport Physics in Nanosystems

Nonequilibrium Quantum Transport Physics in Nanosystems [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author:
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Mapping Antarctica

Mapping Antarctica [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Robert Clancy,John Manning,Henk Brolsma
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-10: 9400743211
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Everyone likes maps and maps are always used to illustrate the many books on the Antarctic. Here the focus is reversed with contemporary maps telling the story – one that should be attractive to the widest audience as it is a unique approach complimenting what has gone before and providing something different for all interested in Antarctica.

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Power to the People!

Power to the People! [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Richard Panchyk
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN-10: 1644210894
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Power to the People! by Richard Panchyk Book Summary:

An important and empowering history of and guide to the battle for our right to safe products and conditions--for younger readers. Corporations enter our daily lives from the moment we wake up until we turn off the lights at night. Large Internet companies, health insurance companies, fuel and transportation companies--all play a role in our lives every moment of every single day. And yet what power do we have over their actions or intentions? None, except through redress in a court of law for any harm they may have done. This area of the law is known as torts, from the French word for wrongs. Power to the People! offers a deep understanding of how civil actions work, through many examples and straightforward language for the middle-grade student reader. From Ralph Nader's 1966 law-changing address to Congress on automobile safety (it's thanks to Nader that we wear seat belts) to the decades-long battle to raise awareness of the risks of smoking (cigarette and cigar smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, and has caused the deaths of more than 2.5 million nonsmokers in the last half-century), readers will learn how we must fight to protect ourselves from corporations that are more concerned with profit than our safety. Corporate America will listen, Panchyk argues, but only if we make ourselves heard. Power to the People! explores all the ways we the people can be powerful, too.

Download or read Power to the People! book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An important and empowering history of and guide to the battle for our right to safe products and conditions--for younger readers. Corporations enter our daily lives from the moment we wake up until we turn off the lights at night. Large Internet companies, health insurance companies, fuel and transportation companies--all play a role in our lives every moment of every single day. And yet what power do we have over their actions or intentions? None, except through redress in a court of law for any harm they may have done. This area of the law is known as torts, from the French word for wrongs. Power to the People! offers a deep understanding of how civil actions work, through many examples and straightforward language for the middle-grade student reader. From Ralph Nader's 1966 law-changing address to Congress on automobile safety (it's thanks to Nader that we wear seat belts) to the decades-long battle to raise awareness of the risks of smoking (cigarette and cigar smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, and has caused the deaths of more than 2.5 million nonsmokers in the last half-century), readers will learn how we must fight to protect ourselves from corporations that are more concerned with profit than our safety. Corporate America will listen, Panchyk argues, but only if we make ourselves heard. Power to the People! explores all the ways we the people can be powerful, too.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Sherman Alexie
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316219304
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Download or read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.


The Cross-Entropy Method

The Cross-Entropy Method [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Reuven Y. Rubinstein,Dirk P. Kroese
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-10: 1475743211
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The Cross-Entropy Method by Reuven Y. Rubinstein,Dirk P. Kroese Book Summary:

Rubinstein is the pioneer of the well-known score function and cross-entropy methods. Accessible to a broad audience of engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians and in general anyone, theorist and practitioner, who is interested in smart simulation, fast optimization, learning algorithms, and image processing.

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The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Mel Robbins
Editor: Savio Republic
ISBN-10: 1682612392
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Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

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Perspectives in Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology

Perspectives in Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Daham I. Alani,Murray Moo-Young
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-10: 9400943210
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Upon an invitation from Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States "ABEGS"; an International Conference on Biotechnology and Applied Microbiol ogy was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 12-15 November 1984. The Conference was sponsored by ABEGS and organized through coopera tion with Saudi Biological Society "SBS". ABEGS was established in 1976 with the aim of coordinating, unifying and developing all aspects of Education, Culture and Science in the Gulf States. In the field of publications, ABEGS is publishing various books, pamphlets and two scientific journals, one in Arabic and the other in English entitled: the Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research. This volume contains topics presented by the invited speakers and selected papers from among those submitted by participants. Selection was done on basis of some of the invited talks. Main topics of the conference were grouped into sections representing seven themes of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology: - production of microbial proteins - utilization of microorganisms for the production of chemicals - microbial treatment and utilization of waste - continuous culture - application of biotechnology in plant science - applied microbiology and environment and - applied microbiology and biotechnology: international cooperation - tween developed and developing countries. Some of the topics in this volume present surveys of recent developments in several important areas of biotechnology and applied microbiology, while the remaining papers carry detailed research contributions.

Download or read Perspectives in Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Upon an invitation from Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States "ABEGS"; an International Conference on Biotechnology and Applied Microbiol ogy was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 12-15 November 1984. The Conference was sponsored by ABEGS and organized through coopera tion with Saudi Biological Society "SBS". ABEGS was established in 1976 with the aim of coordinating, unifying and developing all aspects of Education, Culture and Science in the Gulf States. In the field of publications, ABEGS is publishing various books, pamphlets and two scientific journals, one in Arabic and the other in English entitled: the Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research. This volume contains topics presented by the invited speakers and selected papers from among those submitted by participants. Selection was done on basis of some of the invited talks. Main topics of the conference were grouped into sections representing seven themes of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology: - production of microbial proteins - utilization of microorganisms for the production of chemicals - microbial treatment and utilization of waste - continuous culture - application of biotechnology in plant science - applied microbiology and environment and - applied microbiology and biotechnology: international cooperation - tween developed and developing countries. Some of the topics in this volume present surveys of recent developments in several important areas of biotechnology and applied microbiology, while the remaining papers carry detailed research contributions.


Bayesian Analysis of Infectious Diseases

Bayesian Analysis of Infectious Diseases [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Lyle D. Broemeling
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN-10: 100033631X
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Bayesian Analysis of Infectious Diseases -COVID-19 and Beyond shows how the Bayesian approach can be used to analyze the evolutionary behavior of infectious diseases, including the coronavirus pandemic. The book describes the foundation of Bayesian statistics while explicating the biology and evolutionary behavior of infectious diseases, including viral and bacterial manifestations of the contagion. The book discusses the application of Markov Chains to contagious diseases, previews data analysis models, the epidemic threshold theorem, and basic properties of the infection process. Also described are the chain binomial model for the evolution of epidemics. Features: Represents the first book on infectious disease from a Bayesian perspective. Employs WinBUGS and R to generate observations that follow the course of contagious maladies. Includes discussion of the coronavirus pandemic as well as many examples from the past, including the flu epidemic of 1918-1919. Compares standard non-Bayesian and Bayesian inferences. Offers a companion website with the R and WinBUGS code.

Download or read Bayesian Analysis of Infectious Diseases book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Bayesian Analysis of Infectious Diseases -COVID-19 and Beyond shows how the Bayesian approach can be used to analyze the evolutionary behavior of infectious diseases, including the coronavirus pandemic. The book describes the foundation of Bayesian statistics while explicating the biology and evolutionary behavior of infectious diseases, including viral and bacterial manifestations of the contagion. The book discusses the application of Markov Chains to contagious diseases, previews data analysis models, the epidemic threshold theorem, and basic properties of the infection process. Also described are the chain binomial model for the evolution of epidemics. Features: Represents the first book on infectious disease from a Bayesian perspective. Employs WinBUGS and R to generate observations that follow the course of contagious maladies. Includes discussion of the coronavirus pandemic as well as many examples from the past, including the flu epidemic of 1918-1919. Compares standard non-Bayesian and Bayesian inferences. Offers a companion website with the R and WinBUGS code.


Effective School Management

Effective School Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: K.B. Everard,Geoff Morris,Ian Wilson
Editor: SAGE
ISBN-10: 1446227340
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Effective School Management by K.B. Everard,Geoff Morris,Ian Wilson Book Summary:

`This edition is more focussed on the leadership demands of managers both within the school and its community. This book can be used as a source of reference for anyone on a school manager position, written by people who practice management on educational organizations themselves, it deals with the fundamentals of what management is the many roles of the manager' - Headteacher Update `The book is clearly structured, with an informative table to contents. Each chapter ends with practical tasks which could be sued either by an individual at home or by groups in a training session. The book is worth adding to any staffroom library for the section of "time-management techniques" alone. If only I has acquired the habit of "starting each day by writing list of all the things that should be done that day and starring them to indicate importance" in recognition that "the critical distinction is between what is urgent and what is important"!' - Education Review `This book provides a thoroughly comprehensive guide to managing staff, meetings, motivating people, managing conflict, health and safety and much more' - Nursery Equipment This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition. Targeting the contents directly to the needs of today's school manager. The book is now even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting. New sections have been written to deal with emerging pressures on heads: - the increasing complexity of employment legislation - the management of risk - performance management - flexibility in the curriculum - the inclusion agenda - team development and leadership - the effect of the government's new approach to early years education. Recent research and developments have been incorporated and the content has been extensively updated. The authors' fresh and readable style, coupled with their use of proven interactive exercises, makes the book a first choice for busy heads and senior staff in all schools.

Download or read Effective School Management book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). `This edition is more focussed on the leadership demands of managers both within the school and its community. This book can be used as a source of reference for anyone on a school manager position, written by people who practice management on educational organizations themselves, it deals with the fundamentals of what management is the many roles of the manager' - Headteacher Update `The book is clearly structured, with an informative table to contents. Each chapter ends with practical tasks which could be sued either by an individual at home or by groups in a training session. The book is worth adding to any staffroom library for the section of "time-management techniques" alone. If only I has acquired the habit of "starting each day by writing list of all the things that should be done that day and starring them to indicate importance" in recognition that "the critical distinction is between what is urgent and what is important"!' - Education Review `This book provides a thoroughly comprehensive guide to managing staff, meetings, motivating people, managing conflict, health and safety and much more' - Nursery Equipment This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition. Targeting the contents directly to the needs of today's school manager. The book is now even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting. New sections have been written to deal with emerging pressures on heads: - the increasing complexity of employment legislation - the management of risk - performance management - flexibility in the curriculum - the inclusion agenda - team development and leadership - the effect of the government's new approach to early years education. Recent research and developments have been incorporated and the content has been extensively updated. The authors' fresh and readable style, coupled with their use of proven interactive exercises, makes the book a first choice for busy heads and senior staff in all schools.