The Gravesend Connection

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Stan Pollack
  • ISBN : 1465323791
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Readers : 7192

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With a masterful grasp of what was at stake in World War II, STAN POLLACK, in his third novel, has effectively recreated a time on the brink of being forgotten. These were the most dramatic years of the Twentieth Century (1933-45) when the worlds nations descended reluctantly into a tumultuous war. HOW HITLER REALLY LOST THE WAR The story succeeds in that tricky business of combining true history with believable fictional actors injecting themselves onto the world stage. The cast of characters teems not only with famous personalities of the time, but ordinary fictional figures whose deeds were never recorded into history books.

At Grave's End

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jeaniene Frost
  • ISBN : 9780061977565
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 4278

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger. As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

Gravesend in the Great War

  • Category : History
  • Author : Stephen Wynn
  • ISBN : 1473864968
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 1689

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Gravesend was like most other towns in the UK during the course of the First World War. When the call came to serve King and Country, local men enlisted in their thousands, but sadly not all of them returned.This book gives an insight into the Tilbury to Gravesend Pontoon Bridge, which allowed the rapid deployment of troops in the event of a German invasion along the East Coast. It provided a quicker route to get troops, equipment and supplies from Essex into Kent for transportation across to France. It looks at the role both New Tavern and Shornemead Fort, part of the London Defence system, played in preventing the German Navy from carrying out direct attacks on London.There is an account of the Gravesend riots, in which groups of local people burnt and looted premises they believed belonged to German aliens who were residents in the town, and the unique story of Captain Robert Campbell, taken as a prisoner by the Germans early in the war. He was allowed home by the Kaiser to see his dying mother one last time, and voluntarily returned to captivity in Germany, on his word of honour to do so.The story of Sir Gilbert Parker, the wartime MP for Gravesend, is also told. He was instrumental in convincing America to join the war as a British Allie, which was no easy task, as the United States Justice Department estimated there were some 480,000 Germans living in America at the time.The book also tells the individual stories of Gravesend's men who fought in the war, some who survived and returned to their loved ones, and others who were not so fortunate. It documents the triumphs and tragedies of Gravesend's people as they sought to find normality amongst a reality far removed from anything they had ever known before.

Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries

  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Brian Nolan
  • ISBN : 0192533738
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 3153

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Rising inequality in income and wealth across the OECD has been widely recognised and identified as a major concern; Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries links this phenomenon with stagnation in wages and incomes for ordinary working households in order to address the challenge of promoting growth and prosperity. The concentration of wealth at the top of society is now seen as a threat to social and political stability. Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries aims to identify what structures and policies are associated with success or failure in limiting the rise in inequality and promoting income growth for those in the middle and lower reaches of the income distribution. It analyses the varying experiences of ten rich countries over recent decades in depth, revealing that there are indeed responses that governments and societies can adopt, and that stagnation and rising inequality do not have to be accepted, but can be combatted given the political will and capacity.

Shallow Graves

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Kali Wallace
  • ISBN : 006236622X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 7804

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes. When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, she doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. In life, Breezy was always drawn to the elegance of the universe and the mystery of the stars. Now she must set out to find answers and discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she finds is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous. Tense, complex, and wholly engaging, Shallow Graves is a stunning first novel from Kali Wallace.

Whispering Graves

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sara Clancy,Scare Street
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Scare Street
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 1856

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A deadly whisper . . . Reeling from the terrors at Fort Wayward, all Benton wants to do is enjoy some peace with his new companion, Nicole. But everything changes in one horrific night with a single, unworldly whisper. A malicious force now prowls the town unlike anything Benton has ever encountered. It remains hidden in broad daylight. It moves without making a sound. It kills by simply whispering its victim’s name. Benton’s world unravels once again. He discovers that not only can this monster hunt Benton in reality, but also in his dreams. Severed from his ability to see through the eyes of a killer, Benton is unable to discover who’s next to die. But there’s no doubt that the hunt is on. The duo is determined to save the residents of Fort Wayward. But they struggle to find a way to stop the demon. Time is running out. It won’t be long before the demon discovers Benton’s name. And whispers him straight to his grave.

They Both Die at the End

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Adam Silvera
  • ISBN : 0062457810
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 1281

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

Hoards, grave goods, jewellery

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Mária Vargha
  • ISBN : 1784912034
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 102
  • Readers : 8665

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This monograph examines one specific hoard horizon, which is connected to the Mongol invasion of Hungary (1241-42). Though this study focuses on hoards connected to the Mongol invasion, it is also relevant beyond this specific context.


  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Cole Swensen
  • ISBN : 0520952405
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 6556

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Ghosts appear in place of whatever a given people will not face" (p. 65) The poems in Gravesend explore ghosts as instances of collective grief and guilt, as cultural constructs evolved to elide or to absorb a given society’s actions, as well as, at times, to fill the gaps between such actions and the desires and intentions of its individual citizens. Tracing the changing nature of the ghostly in the western world from antiquity to today, the collection focuses particularly on the ghosts created by the European expansion of the 16th through 20th centuries, using the town of Gravesend, the seaport at the mouth of the Thames through which countless emigrants passed, as an emblem of theambiguous threshold between one life and another, in all the many meanings of that phrase.

Cemetery Boys

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Aiden Thomas
  • ISBN : 125025051X
  • Publisher : Swoon Reads
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 8996

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking." Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave. Praise for Cemetery Boys: Longlisted for the National Book Award "The novel perfectly balances the vibrant, energetic Latinx culture while delving into heavy topics like LGBTQ+ acceptance, deportation, colonization, and racism within authoritative establishments." — "This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don’t miss this book." —Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift

Graves' Disease

  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Rebecca S. Bahn
  • ISBN : 1493925342
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 9975

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This indispensable volume is designed to facilitate the best possible physician–patient discussion on Graves’ disease by providing the most up-to-date evidence-based information in a clinically useful and patient-centric manner. Comprehensive and covering such topics as Professionalism and the Art of Patient-centric Thyroidology, the Immunopathogenesis of Graves’ Disease, and the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Storm, the book addresses all the important refinements in the treatment of Graves’ disease in recent years. These include new indications and contraindications for antithyroid drugs, improved approaches to radioactive iodine therapy, the development of novel surgical techniques, and a better understanding of the combined use of these modalities, among other developments. Also addressed are the advances in the treatment of GO, including the use of disease activity and severity assessments to inform management decisions and the completion of the first randomized controlled therapeutic trials. Developed by a renowned group of internationally respected authorities, Graves’ Disease: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians is a significant new reference that will be of great interest to all clinicians who treat this debilitating condition.

Python Deep Learning

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Valentino Zocca,Gianmario Spacagna,Daniel Slater,Peter Roelants
  • ISBN : 1786460661
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 406
  • Readers : 4001

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Take your machine learning skills to the next level by mastering Deep Learning concepts and algorithms using Python. About This Book Explore and create intelligent systems using cutting-edge deep learning techniques Implement deep learning algorithms and work with revolutionary libraries in Python Get real-world examples and easy-to-follow tutorials on Theano, TensorFlow, H2O and more Who This Book Is For This book is for Data Science practitioners as well as aspirants who have a basic foundational understanding of Machine Learning concepts and some programming experience with Python. A mathematical background with a conceptual understanding of calculus and statistics is also desired. What You Will Learn Get a practical deep dive into deep learning algorithms Explore deep learning further with Theano, Caffe, Keras, and TensorFlow Learn about two of the most powerful techniques at the core of many practical deep learning implementations: Auto-Encoders and Restricted Boltzmann Machines Dive into Deep Belief Nets and Deep Neural Networks Discover more deep learning algorithms with Dropout and Convolutional Neural Networks Get to know device strategies so you can use deep learning algorithms and libraries in the real world In Detail With an increasing interest in AI around the world, deep learning has attracted a great deal of public attention. Every day, deep learning algorithms are used broadly across different industries. The book will give you all the practical information available on the subject, including the best practices, using real-world use cases. You will learn to recognize and extract information to increase predictive accuracy and optimize results. Starting with a quick recap of important machine learning concepts, the book will delve straight into deep learning principles using Sci-kit learn. Moving ahead, you will learn to use the latest open source libraries such as Theano, Keras, Google's TensorFlow, and H20. Use this guide to uncover the difficulties of pattern recognition, scaling data with greater accuracy and discussing deep learning algorithms and techniques. Whether you want to dive deeper into Deep Learning, or want to investigate how to get more out of this powerful technology, you'll find everything inside. Style and approach Python Machine Learning by example follows practical hands on approach. It walks you through the key elements of Python and its powerful machine learning libraries with the help of real world projects.

Bio-inspired Algorithms for Data Streaming and Visualization, Big Data Management, and Fog Computing

  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Simon James Fong,Richard C. Millham
  • ISBN : 981156695X
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 228
  • Readers : 8446

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book aims to provide some insights into recently developed bio-inspired algorithms within recent emerging trends of fog computing, sentiment analysis, and data streaming as well as to provide a more comprehensive approach to the big data management from pre-processing to analytics to visualization phases. The subject area of this book is within the realm of computer science, notably algorithms (meta-heuristic and, more particularly, bio-inspired algorithms). Although application domains of these new algorithms may be mentioned, the scope of this book is not on the application of algorithms to specific or general domains but to provide an update on recent research trends for bio-inspired algorithms within a specific application domain or emerging area. These areas include data streaming, fog computing, and phases of big data management. One of the reasons for writing this book is that the bio-inspired approach does not receive much attention but shows considerable promise and diversity in terms of approach of many issues in big data and streaming. Some novel approaches of this book are the use of these algorithms to all phases of data management (not just a particular phase such as data mining or business intelligence as many books focus on); effective demonstration of the effectiveness of a selected algorithm within a chapter against comparative algorithms using the experimental method. Another novel approach is a brief overview and evaluation of traditional algorithms, both sequential and parallel, for use in data mining, in order to provide an overview of existing algorithms in use. This overview complements a further chapter on bio-inspired algorithms for data mining to enable readers to make a more suitable choice of algorithm for data mining within a particular context. In all chapters, references for further reading are provided, and in selected chapters, the author also include ideas for future research.

The Book Thief

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • ISBN : 0307433846
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 578
  • Readers : 4366

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Girl He Used to Know

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tracey Garvis Graves
  • ISBN : 1250200369
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 1289

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author of On the Island, Tracey Garvis Graves, presents the compelling, hopelessly romantic novel of unconditional love. Annika Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess. Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game—and his heart—to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone. Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She's living the life she wanted as a librarian. He's a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.

Adobe Acrobat 6 PDF For Dummies

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Greg Harvey
  • ISBN : 9780764544323
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 412
  • Readers : 1052

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Covers accessing and distilling PDF files; converting MicrosoftOffice documents; capturing paper documents and Web pages;printing, annotating, editing and securing PDF files; extractingtext and graphics; cataloging and distributing PDF files; creatinginteractive forms; and building multimedia presentations. Readers can convert any document to this universal file format,preserving all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of thesource document regardless of the application and platform used tocreate it. PDF files can be published and distributed anywhere: in print,attached to e-mail, on corporate servers, posted on Web sites, oron CD-ROM Adobe PDF is the emerging workflow standard in the $400 billionpublishing industry and plays a key role in financial services,regulated industries, and government, with more than 155 agenciesworldwide sharing Adobe PDF files.

A Thinker and Seeker

  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Robert A. Floyd
  • ISBN : 1627343415
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 382
  • Readers : 7069

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is about the author’s (my) life including my ancestors who came into Colonial America from Northern Ireland in 1746. This book is also about me growing up on the farm. There are episodes given such as the time when I was about 10 years old and had the chore of taking two gallons of skim milk to feed about eight 200 pounds pigs their desert so to speak. On at least one occasion, the pigs surrounded me and ran into the pail of skim milk resulting in me getting a skim milk bath. My educational journey started in a two-room country school where the eighth grade included four girls and me. My educational journey continued through high school, University undergraduate and graduate school where the high light of my learning was the spookiness of quantum physics. My goal began to be realized when I started doing and leading biomedical research activity in 1974 and then after 30 plus years of research and over 200 peer reviewed research papers I was awarded the Discovery Research Metal from the research society I helped found several years earlier. It is important to note that my relative that came from Northern Ireland was a Loyalist Colonel in command of a militia in the Revolutionary War. Several of my close relatives were in the Civil War on the Union side. Many of their graves are within one-half mile of the farm where I grew up. At least two of my close relatives died in a Confederate prison in Virginia. President Abe Lincoln’s birthplace was about sixty-five miles away from the home farm.

One Grave at a Time

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jeaniene Frost
  • ISBN : 0062096265
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1325

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Praise for Jeaniene Frost: “Put Jeaniene Frost on your must-read list!” —Lara Adrian “A gutsy heroine to cheer for and a smoldering hero to die for.” —Kresley Cole Readers can’t get enough of Cat Crawfield and her sexy vampire husband Bones—especially the fans of high quality paranormal fiction who have made the novels of Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, and Christine Feehan blockbuster bestsellers. With One Grave at a Time, New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost gives us another spectacular supernatural adventure in her Night Huntress series—as Cat and Bones, after narrowly averting an (under)World War, must figure out how to halt the horrific killing spree of a bloodthirsty witch hunter…a sadistic killer who has already been dead for centuries.


  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Author : Shuaib Abdullahi
  • ISBN : 952697462X
  • Publisher : NadSal Enterprise
  • Number of Pages : 962
  • Readers : 8862

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: THE GREAT KORAN was first published exclusively to some few number of people who believed in the messages of the Koran just to see the response and reviews, therefore this version is meant to be the upgraded edition of the 2019 release which has been transliterated from Arabic and then translated to English and designed by myself to make it easier and much efficient for the majority of the people who have been unable to access the Koranic messages for decades, this book actually presents the Koran in a more unique sense and helps its reader to better understand the verses by subjects, contexts and references, it is one of its kind in the world. Finally, I present to you the 2021 edition of THE GREAT KORAN.

Tumbled Graves

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Brenda Chapman
  • ISBN : 1459730976
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Number of Pages : 392
  • Readers : 2500

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Adele Delaney and her daughter go missing, Kala Stonechild and Paul Gundersund investigate. Adele’s body soon turns up — dead, with no sign of her daughter. Struggling to to keep the case on track and her own life under control, Stonechild learns the dead woman had ties to a Montreal biker gang and heads to Quebec to find the missing piece.

Advances in Soft Computing

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Ildar Batyrshin,Alexander Gelbukh,Grigori Sidorov
  • ISBN : 3030898202
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 363
  • Readers : 6615

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The two-volume set LNAI 13067 and 13068 constitutes the proceedings of the 20th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2021, held in Mexico City, Mexico, in October 2021. The total of 58 papers presented in these two volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 129 submissions. The first volume, Advances in Computational Intelligence, contains 30 papers structured into three sections: – Machine and Deep Learning – Image Processing and Pattern Recognition – Evolutionary and Metaheuristic Algorithms The second volume, Advances in Soft Computing, contains 28 papers structured into two sections: – Natural Language Processing – Intelligent Applications and Robotics

Sophie's World

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 3970

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

From Lockbourne to Heaven in a B-47

  • Category : Books
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chris Jenner
  • Number of Pages : 113
  • Readers : 3035

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The story of a B-47 crash that took the lives of four 26-year-old USAF pilots, and how their children and others touched by the crash connected 55 years later to place a monument at the crash site.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : George Orwell
  • ISBN : 3753145130
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Number of Pages : 327
  • Readers : 3227

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Jihadist Preachers of the End Times

  • Category : Books
  • Author : Ostransky Bronislav Ostransky
  • ISBN : 1474439268
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 1339

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Focusing on apocalyptic manifestations found in ISIS propaganda, this book situates the group's agenda in the broader framework of contemporary Muslim thought and explains key topics in millennial thinking within the spiritual context of modern Islamic apocalypticism.Based on the group's primary sources as well as medieval Muslim apocalyptic literature and its modern interpretations, the book analyses the ways ISIS presents its message concerning the Last Days as a meaningful, inventive and frightening expression of collectively shared expectations relating to the supposedly approaching the End Times.

Anatomy: A Love Story

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Dana Schwartz
  • ISBN : 1250774160
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Number of Pages : 289
  • Readers : 2749

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: *INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER* *INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER* *A REESE'S YA BOOK CLUB PICK* "Schwartz's magical novel is at once gripping and tender, and the intricate plot is engrossing as the reader tries to solve the mystery. She doesn't miss a beat in either the characterization or action, scattering clues with a delicate, precise hand. This is, in the end, the story of the anatomy of the human heart." - Booklist (starred review) Dana Schwartz’s Anatomy: A Love Story is a gothic tale full of mystery and romance. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die. When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books—she’ll need corpses to study. Lucky that she’s made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living. But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares—until Hazel. Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.

Thyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided FNA

  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Henry J. Baskin,Daniel S. Duick,Robert A. Levine
  • ISBN : 0387776346
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 250
  • Readers : 9310

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Category: Medical Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is a "user friendly" book, written specifically for the clinician, and offers a hands-on approach to using ultrasound in the evaluation and management of thyroid disease. It discusses new information regarding ultrasound and the subtleties one needs to know in the application of this technique. The book also presents many new innovative uses of ultrasound that are being implemented worldwide. This continues to be an important book, filling a void that exists in this field.

The Fields of Britannia

  • Category : History
  • Author : Stephen Rippon,Chris Smart,Ben Pears
  • ISBN : 0191019518
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2110

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Category: History Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: It has long been recognized that the landscape of Britain is one of the 'richest historical records we possess', but just how old is it? The Fields of Britannia is the first book to explore how far the countryside of Roman Britain has survived in use through to the present day, shaping the character of our modern countryside. Commencing with a discussion of the differing views of what happened to the landscape at the end of Roman Britain, the volume then brings together the results from hundreds of archaeological excavations and palaeoenvironmental investigations in order to map patterns of land-use across Roman and early medieval Britain. In compiling such extensive data, the volume is able to reconstruct regional variations in Romano-British and early medieval land-use using pollen, animal bones, and charred cereal grains to demonstrate that agricultural regimes varied considerably and were heavily influenced by underlying geology. We are shown that, in the fifth and sixth centuries, there was a shift away from intensive farming but very few areas of the landscape were abandoned completely. What is revealed is a surprising degree of continuity: the Roman Empire may have collapsed, but British farmers carried on regardless, and the result is that now, across large parts of Britain, many of these Roman field systems are still in use.

Multi-disciplinary Trends in Artificial Intelligence

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Rapeeporn Chamchong,Kok Wai Wong
  • ISBN : 303033709X
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 282
  • Readers : 2093

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Category: Computers Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Multi-disciplinary Trends in Artificial Intelligence, MIWAI 2019, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2019. The 19 full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. They cover a wide range of topics in theory, methods, and tools in AI sub-areas such as cognitive science, computational philosophy, computational intelligence, game theory, machine learning, multi-agent systems, natural language, representation and reasoning, data mining, speech, computer vision and the Web as well as their applications in big data, bioinformatics, biometrics, decision support, knowledge management, privacy, recommender systems, security, software engineering, spam filtering, surveillance, telecommunications, Web services, and IoT.

You've Reached Sam

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Dustin Thao
  • ISBN : 1250762049
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3093

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Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: An Instant New York Times Bestseller! If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye. Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city; spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes. Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his belongings, and tries everything to forget him. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces memories to return. Desperate to hear him one more time, Julie calls Sam's cell phone just to listen to his voice mail recording. And Sam picks up the phone. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam's voice makes Julie fall for him all over again and with each call, it becomes harder to let him go. What would you do if you had a second chance at goodbye? A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection A Best YA Book Of 2021 A Buzzfeed Best Book Of November A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book

Policy Transformation in Canada

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Peter John Loewen,Carolyn Hughes Tuohy,Andrew Potter,Sophie Borwein
  • ISBN : 1487519877
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 2402

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Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Canada's centennial anniversary in 1967 coincided with a period of transformative public policymaking. This period saw the establishment of the modern welfare state, as well as significant growth in the area of cultural diversity, including multiculturalism and bilingualism. Meanwhile, the rising commitment to the protection of individual and collective rights was captured in the project of a "just society." Tracing the past, present, and future of Canadian policymaking, Policy Transformation in Canada examines the country's current and most critical challenges: the renewal of the federation, managing diversity, Canada's relations with Indigenous peoples, the environment, intergenerational equity, global economic integration, and Canada's role in the world. Scrutinizing various public policy issues through the prism of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the contributors consider the transformation of policy and present an accessible portrait of how the Canadian view of policymaking has been reshaped, and where it may be heading in the next fifty years.

Grave Goods

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Anwen Cooper,Duncan Garrow,Catriona Gibson,Melanie Giles,Neil Wilkin
  • ISBN : 1789257484
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 5234

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Category: Social Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). Many of prehistoric Britain's most impressive artefacts have come from graves. Interred with both inhumations and cremations, they provide some of the most durable and well-preserved insights into personal identity and the prehistoric life-course, yet they also speak of the care shown to the dead by the living, and of people’s relationships with 'things'. Objects matter. This book's title is an intentional play on words. These are objects in burials; but they are also goods, material culture, that must be taken seriously. Within it, we outline the results of the first long-term, large-scale investigation into grave goods during this period, which enables a new level of understanding of mortuary practice and material culture throughout this major period of technological innovation and social transformation. Analysis is structured at a series of different scales, ranging from macro-scale patterning across Britain, to regional explorations of continuity and change, to site-specific histories of practice, to micro-scale analysis of specific graves and the individual objects (and people) within them. We bring these different scales of analysis together in the first ever book focusing specifically on objects and death in later prehistoric Britain. Focusing on six key case study regions, the book innovatively synthesises antiquarian reports, research projects and developer funded excavations. At the same time, it also engages with, and develops, a number of recent theoretical trends within archaeology, including personhood, object biography and materiality, ensuring that it will be of relevance right across the discipline. Its subject matter will also resonate with those working in anthropology, sociology, museology and other areas where death, burial and the role of material culture in people’s lives are key contemporary issues.

Bonds of the Dead

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Mark Michael Rowe
  • ISBN : 0226730166
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3901

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Category: Religion Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism’s social and economic base has long been in mortuary services—a base now threatened by public debate over the status, treatment, and location of the dead. Bonds of the Dead explores the crisis brought on by this debate and investigates what changing burial forms reveal about the ways temple Buddhism is perceived and propagated in contemporary Japan. Mark Rowe offers a crucial account of how religious, political, social, and economic forces in the twentieth century led to the emergence of new funerary practices in Japan and how, as a result, the care of the dead has become the most fundamental challenge to the continued existence of Japanese temple Buddhism. Far from marking the death of Buddhism in Japan, Rowe argues, funerary Buddhism reveals the tradition at its most vibrant. Combining ethnographic research with doctrinal considerations, this is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Japanese society and religion.

The Land of Open Graves

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Jason De Leon
  • ISBN : 0520958683
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6271

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Drawing on the four major fields of anthropology, De León uses an innovative combination of ethnography, archaeology, linguistics, and forensic science to produce a scathing critique of “Prevention through Deterrence,” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and high risk of death. For two decades, this policy has failed to deter border crossers while successfully turning the rugged terrain of southern Arizona into a killing field. In harrowing detail, De León chronicles the journeys of people who have made dozens of attempts to cross the border and uncovers the stories of the objects and bodies left behind in the desert. The Land of Open Graves will spark debate and controversy.

Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

  • Category : Education
  • Author : Judith Canty Graves,Carson Graves
  • ISBN : 0857008781
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 6836

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written by parents who have been through the US special education system, this book cuts through the jargon to provide other parents with a no-nonsense road map full of valuable first-hand insights and tried-and-tested advice. The authors clearly describe: · the special education process, including the school hierarchies parents are likely to encounter and etiquette to be aware of when dealing with school personnel · the information parents should expect to see in school evaluations and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and what to do when this information is missing or insufficient · problems parents may encounter when the needs of the school conflict with the needs of a child, including how to deal with such situations and when to seek legal advice · the importance of organizing special education documentation and establishing a 'paper trail', and how to begin this process · why transition planning is so important, and transition services parents may want to consider for their child. Demonstrating that parents really do have the power to make special education work for their child, this empowering guide is essential reading for parents of children with disabilities who are new to the special education system in the US, as well as those who feel frustrated with the system.

What is a Poltergeist?

  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Geoff Holder
  • ISBN : 1446359298
  • Publisher : David & Charles
  • Number of Pages : 120
  • Readers : 2013

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The author of Poltergeist Over Scotland embarks on an in-depth study of the characteristics that imbue the paranormal world’s “noisy ghosts.” What Is a Poltergeist? is an introduction to the mysterious phenomenon examining the theories and presenting the latest research evidence for poltergeist activity. In trying to define a poltergeist, author Geoff Holder ponders such questions as: Are they the restless souls of the dead? Demons? Witches’ familiars? Household spirits? Mysterious earth energies? Unknown powers of the mind? Or hoaxes? This ebook takes the well-known poltergeist phenomena—the movement of objects by invisible forces, the noises, the eruptions of fire, water and electrical disturbance—and maps them against changing ideas and beliefs. The author presents the latest theories and research evidence in his search for answers. What is a Poltergeist? is part of The Paranormal, a series that resurrects rare titles, classic publications, and out-of-print texts, as well as publishes new supernatural and otherworldly ebooks for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies, and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts, and witchcraft.

Red Dwarfs

  • Category : Science
  • Author : David S. Stevenson
  • ISBN : 3030255506
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 370
  • Readers : 8803

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This thought-provoking book looks at the nature of red dwarf systems as potential homes for life. Realistically, what are the prospects for life on these distant worlds? Could life evolve and survive there? How do these planetary surfaces and geologies evolve? How would life on a planet orbiting a red dwarf differ from life on Earth? And what are the implications for finding further habitable worlds in our galaxy? The author provides readers with insight into the habitability of planets and how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. Since the previous 2013 edition Under a Crimson Sun, there has been a rise in newly discovered planets orbiting red dwarfs, accompanied by controversial areas of research that test what we think we know about these systems. This revised edition delves into the wealth of new material uncovered since that date. It explains the often conflicting results and analyses put forward and clarifies our understanding of these exciting new worlds. The chapters explore the full width of relevant scientific discovery and speculation on the potential for red dwarf planets to host life. New content includes improved atmospheric models, new understandings of the impact of stellar radiation on the atmosphere of red dwarf worlds, tidal-locking, and comparisons with terrestrial geology and climate.

Probation, Mental Health and Criminal Justice

  • Category : Law
  • Author : Charlie Brooker,Coral Sirdifield
  • ISBN : 1000626318
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 7201

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This collection of research and evaluation explores issues in mental health and probation across the globe. The volume offers insight into a wide range of interrelated topics that address the mental health and mental health needs of those under probation supervision. The chapters embrace a range of diverse mental health concerns. The underpinning assumption is that offenders should receive mental healthcare that is ‘equivalent’ to that received by the general population where this is appropriate. This overview is informed by perspectives from academics and practitioners based in England and the Republic of Ireland, and also includes the views of people with lived experience of the criminal justice system. Building upon and adding to the existing literature in this field, the book will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers as well as those training to work in, and currently working in, the criminal justice and mental health field, and would also be of interest to those working in related healthcare settings.

I Am Canada: Graves of Ice

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : John Wilson
  • ISBN : 1443128961
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 3059

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Category: Juvenile Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: A dramatic Arctic adventure set during Sir John Franklin's doomed search for the Northwest Passage George Chambers is a fourteen-year-old aboard the HMS Erebus, one of two ships under the command of Sir John Franklin on his quest to discover the Northwest Passage. But when the Erebus and Terror are trapped in crushing ice, 129 men of the crew die from cold, scurvy, and starvation. Only two remain alive when George begins to recount his story: him and Commander James Fitzjames. As his strength dwindles and starvation weakens him, George recalls the events that led him to Canada's desolate North, and the expedition's failure — including gravediggers, a close call with a polar bear, standing up against sailors threatening mutiny, and his own impending death. George does not know whether the story he tells will be all that survives of Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition.

Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Science Engineering

  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Roger Lee
  • ISBN : 3030244059
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 5288

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Category: Computers Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This edited book presents the scientific outcomes of the 4th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering (BCD 2019) which was held on May 29–31, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs, teachers, engineers, computer users and students to discuss the numerous fields of computer science and to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and information in a meaningful way. Presenting 15 of the conference’s most promising papers, the book discusses all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of computer and information science, the practical challenges encountered along the way, and the solutions adopted to solve them.