Read Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation book online. Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation by Fabrizio Berizzi,Marco Martorella,Elisa Giusti, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Based on the experiences of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Telecommunication (CNIT), Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation presents the most recent results in radar imaging for maritime observation. The book explores both the areas of sea surface remote sensing and maritime surveillance providing key theoretical concepts of SAR and ISAR imaging and more advanced and ad-hoc techniques for applications in maritime scenarios. The book is organized in two sections. The first section discusses the fundamentals of standard SAR/ISAR processing and novel imaging techniques, such as Bistatic, Passive, and, 3D Interferometric ISAR. The second section focuses on the applications and results obtained by processing real data from maritime observations like SAR image processing for oil spill, detection in SAR images and fractal analysis. Useful to both beginners and experts in maritime observation, this book provides several examples of (mainly space-borne) radar imaging of maritime targets. Nevertheless, the same principles and techniques apply to the case of manned or unmanned carriers and to ground and air moving targets.
Author : Valentin Jijkoun,Thomas Mandl,Henning Müller,Douglas W. Oard,Vivien Petras,Diana Santos
ISBN : 3540857605
Publisher : Springer
Number of Pages : 922
Readers : 2412
Read Advances in Multilingual and Multimodal Information Retrieval book online. Advances in Multilingual and Multimodal Information Retrieval by Valentin Jijkoun,Thomas Mandl,Henning Müller,Douglas W. Oard,Vivien Petras,Diana Santos, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The eighth campaign of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) for - ropean languages was held from January to September 2007. There were seven distinct evaluation tracks in CLEF 2007, designed to test the performance of a wide range of multilingual information access systems or system components. CLEF is by now an established international evaluation initiative and, in 2007, 81 groups from all over the world submitted results for one or more of the di?erent evaluation tracks. Full details regarding the design of the tracks, the methodologies used for evaluation, and the results obtained by the participants can be found in the di?erent sections of these proceedings. As always the results of the campaign were reported and discussed at the annual workshop, held in Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 September, immediately following the eleventh European Conference on Digital Libraries. The workshop playsanimportantrolebyprovidingtheopportunityforallthe groupsthathave participated in the evaluation campaign to get together to compare approaches and exchange ideas.
Read Lord of the Flies book online. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.
Read Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences book online. Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences by Jacob Cohen, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Statistical Power Analysis is a nontechnical guide to power analysis in research planning that provides users of applied statistics with the tools they need for more effective analysis. The Second Edition includes: * a chapter covering power analysis in set correlation and multivariate methods; * a chapter considering effect size, psychometric reliability, and the efficacy of "qualifying" dependent variables and; * expanded power and sample size tables for multiple regression/correlation.
Read Seeking the Significance of Music Education book online. Seeking the Significance of Music Education by Bennett Reimer, the book is categorize as Music book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Noted music educator Bennett Reimer has selected 24 of his previously published articles from a variety of professional journals spanning the past 50 years. During that time, he's tackled: -generating core values for the field of music education; -the core in larger societal and educational contexts; -what to teach and how to teach it effectively; -how we need to educate our teachers; -the role of research in our profession; and -how to improve our future status. Reimer precedes each essay with background reflections and his position, both professional and personal, on effectively addressing the issue at hand. The opening 'Letter to the Reader' presents a valuable overview based on his deeply grounded viewpoint. The entire music education profession will benefit from Reimer's perspective on past, present, and future concerns central to the functioning of music education in Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections.
Publisher : Church Of God In Christ Publishing House
Number of Pages : Not Available
Readers : 3237
Read Interpretative Expository WIQ 2019-2020 (Dec-Feb) book online. Interpretative Expository WIQ 2019-2020 (Dec-Feb) by Church Of God In Christ Publishing House, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sunday School across America is on a decline. Biblical literacy is at an unprecedented low amongst believers, and it seems as if there is no end to where this could lead to in our churches. The COGIC Sunday School department desires to help aid literacy by providing quality supplemental lesson material. Enlisting help from scholars across the country, the department wrote the Interpretative Expository, an exposition for each lesson of the Sunday School curriculum. Also, to assist pastors, preachers, missionaries, and laity with sermon subjects and preparation, our team has included a sample sermon outline from one of the lessons. Reemphasize the message of Sunday School by preaching a message from the text of the lesson.
Read Virginia Shade book online. Virginia Shade by Norman Schools, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: What do three hundred years of African American history look like in a small, southern town? Virginia Shade depicts just thata sometimes brutal, sometimes uplifting, but always human tapestry of two societies struggling through and beyond slavery. African Americans have been part of the town of Falmouths history since its founding in 1727. Some were free, but most were slavesan African king and princess among them. During the Civil War, thousands of slaves crossed into the Union lines at Falmouth to claim freedom for themselves. After the war, however, fundamental equality remained elusive. Falmouths African American children endured separate and unequal schooling during the Jim Crow era, and even the towns cemetery was segregated. Even so, it wasnt a simple matter of black versus white. From a slave owner who tried but was unable to manumit her slaves to a local churchs public rebuke of a black member whod run away from his owner, committing the sin of stealing himself, Falmouths history reflects the contrasting attitudes and actions among its white citizens and institutions throughout the years. Author Norman Schools blends first-person accounts, contemporary poetry, and biblical allegory to give a vivid sense of time, place, and personal connection to Falmouth and its remarkable African American heritage.
Read Imaging of Tuberculosis book online. Imaging of Tuberculosis by Mohamed Fethi Ladeb,Wilfred C. G. Peh, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides an extensive overview of the role of imaging in the detection, diagnosis, management, and follow-up of tuberculosis. Chapters cover the disease's epidemiology and pathophysiology, microbiological diagnosis and pathology relevant to radiologists, and the distinct aspects of imaging tuberculosis at various locations and body systems. This book discusses recent advances in imaging pertaining to tuberculosis, and addresses the approach to patients with tuberculosis and HIV co-infection. The final chapter offers an algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and management steps of tuberculosis. Imaging of Tuberculosis is an updated and comprehensive reference source that covers imaging of tuberculosis in a structured fashion and is valuable for radiologists.
Read War Crimes and Trials: A Primary Source Guide book online. War Crimes and Trials: A Primary Source Guide by James Larry Taulbee, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This comprehensive reference work serves as an important resource for anyone interested in the international prosecution of war crimes and how it has evolved. • Walks readers through the evolution of present standards of battlefield conduct • Concisely summarizes the background of each war crime trial • Shows through testimony how standards have been applied in war crime trials • Leads readers to understand the difficulty of international prosecution for war crimes • Provides resources for further study
Read Archaeological Investigation book online. Archaeological Investigation by Martin Carver, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Drawing its numerous examples from Britain and beyond, Archaeological Investigation explores the procedures used in field archaeology travelling over the whole process from discovery to publication. Divided into four parts, it argues for a set of principles in part one, describes work in the field in part two and how to write up in part three. Part four describes the modern world in which all types of archaeologist operate, academic and professional. The central chapter ‘Projects Galore’ takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through different kinds of investigation including in caves, gravel quarries, towns, historic buildings and underwater. Archaeological Investigation intends to be a companion for a newcomer to professional archaeology – from a student introduction (part one), to first practical work (part two) to the first responsibilities for producing reports (part three) and, in part four, to the tasks of project design and heritage curation that provide the meat and drink of the fully fledged professional. The book also proposes new ways of doing things, tried out over the author’s thirty years in the field and brought together here for the first time. This is no plodding manual but an inspiring, provocative, informative and entertaining book, urging that archaeological investigation is one of the most important things society does.
Read Regional Resilience, Economy and Society book online. Regional Resilience, Economy and Society by Christine Tamásy,Javier Revilla Diez, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: There has been a great deal of restructuring of rural places and communities under globalisation, highlighting the interaction of local and global actors to produce new hybrid socio-economic relations. Recent research highlights the heterogeneity of globalisation in which rural places are different to each other, but also different to how they were in the past. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of academics, and comparative case studies from Europe (West and East) and Asia, this book explores and discusses opportunities and challenges associated with globalising rural places, and identifies possibilities for policy and practical intervention by rural development actors. Special attention is paid to multi-scalar processes through which rural places are reshaped through globalisation. Taking a geographical approach, the book produces new critical work on the interdependence between globalisation and rural spaces. It is organised into five sections: Part I focuses on ’Global-Rural Linkages’ showing the multifaceted interrelation between actors at different geographical scale and demonstrating that globalisation is not only external to rural spaces. Part II on ’Rural Entrepreneurship and Labour Markets’ explores the potential of business start-ups in rural spaces which are not only necessity driven. Part III ’Rural Innovation and Learning’ shows that rural places are also places for innovation and learning. Part IV on ’Rural Policies and Governance’ argues that regional policies for rural places should promote side activities to maintain social capital and that regional policy should take a more integrative perspective between urban and rural spaces in order to explore complementary development paths. The concluding chapter ’New Approaches to Rural Spaces’ discusses new approaches to globalising rural places in relation to the preceding chapters published in this book.
Read Essential Statistics for Non-STEM Data Analysts book online. Essential Statistics for Non-STEM Data Analysts by Rongpeng Li, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Reinforce your understanding of data science and data analysis from a statistical perspective to extract meaningful insights from your data using Python programming Key FeaturesWork your way through the entire data analysis pipeline with statistics concerns in mind to make reasonable decisionsUnderstand how various data science algorithms functionBuild a solid foundation in statistics for data science and machine learning using Python-based examplesBook Description Statistics remain the backbone of modern analysis tasks, helping you to interpret the results produced by data science pipelines. This book is a detailed guide covering the math and various statistical methods required for undertaking data science tasks. The book starts by showing you how to preprocess data and inspect distributions and correlations from a statistical perspective. You’ll then get to grips with the fundamentals of statistical analysis and apply its concepts to real-world datasets. As you advance, you’ll find out how statistical concepts emerge from different stages of data science pipelines, understand the summary of datasets in the language of statistics, and use it to build a solid foundation for robust data products such as explanatory models and predictive models. Once you’ve uncovered the working mechanism of data science algorithms, you’ll cover essential concepts for efficient data collection, cleaning, mining, visualization, and analysis. Finally, you’ll implement statistical methods in key machine learning tasks such as classification, regression, tree-based methods, and ensemble learning. By the end of this Essential Statistics for Non-STEM Data Analysts book, you’ll have learned how to build and present a self-contained, statistics-backed data product to meet your business goals. What you will learnFind out how to grab and load data into an analysis environmentPerform descriptive analysis to extract meaningful summaries from dataDiscover probability, parameter estimation, hypothesis tests, and experiment design best practicesGet to grips with resampling and bootstrapping in PythonDelve into statistical tests with variance analysis, time series analysis, and A/B test examplesUnderstand the statistics behind popular machine learning algorithmsAnswer questions on statistics for data scientist interviewsWho this book is for This book is an entry-level guide for data science enthusiasts, data analysts, and anyone starting out in the field of data science and looking to learn the essential statistical concepts with the help of simple explanations and examples. If you’re a developer or student with a non-mathematical background, you’ll find this book useful. Working knowledge of the Python programming language is required.
Read Gods, Heroes and their Story Tellers book online. Gods, Heroes and their Story Tellers by V. Hari Saravanan, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: We can hear Urumula Naganna’s drum roll during the rendition of the Sri Akammagaru Kaviya. An oral tradition which is as old as the hills is captured in the book Gods, Heroes and their Storytellers. Do you know the story of how the Madiga community came to inherit the right to skin cattle carcass and produce leather articles? How are contemporary Folk Oral Literatures connected to the Ramayana and the Mahabharata? There are many such stories and tradition bearers who doggedly go on in spite of the onslaught of the digital media. The author here has tried his best in keeping these traditions alive by not only telling the stories but also by living with the story tellers themselves. The rich details give us a window to a world which is not only very far away for our everyday mundane existence but also makes us retrospect on what we are missing out. Each of the tradition bearers are different and so are their stories and the region to which they belong. These are not merely stories but a way of life for these oral narrators who are fast disappearing in today’s consumerist landscape. The need of the hour is to keep alive these traditions and the tradition bearers.
Read Stability, Security, Reconstruction, and Transition Operations: A Guide to the Issues book online. Stability, Security, Reconstruction, and Transition Operations: A Guide to the Issues by Cynthia A. Watson, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines how the United States's extensive nation-building and stability operations will continue to evolve in the 21st century in the face of ever-growing budgetary concerns and constraints. • Maps outlining the areas where U.S. operations have occurred over past • Documents that form the basis of U.S. policy • Bibliography containing books, articles, websites, and prominent blogs • Glossary of key terms
Author : Anthony Pereira,Lauro Mattei,Amanda LeCouteur
ISBN : 1137549815
Publisher : Springer
Number of Pages : 204
Readers : 3150
Read The Brazilian Economy Today book online. The Brazilian Economy Today by Anthony Pereira,Lauro Mattei,Amanda LeCouteur, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Pereira and Mattei bring contributors together in this exciting volume to further understanding about the recent Brazilian Economic Development Model and discuss the related social conditions. The authors analyze both the political economy and social public policies to highlight new opportunities to create a sustainable development model.
Read Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Systems book online. Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Systems by Satya Prakash Maurya,Akhilesh Kumar Yadav,Ramesh Singh, the book is categorize as Mathematics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book presents an overview of modeling and simulation of environmental systems via diverse research problems and pertinent case studies. It is divided into four parts covering sustainable water resources modeling, air pollution modeling, Internet of Things (IoT) based applications in environmental systems, and future algorithms and conceptual frameworks in environmental systems. Each of the chapters demonstrate how the models, indicators, and ecological processes could be applied directly in the environmental sub-disciplines. It includes range of concepts and case studies focusing on a holistic management approach at the global level for environmental practitioners. Features: Covers computational approaches as applied to problems of air and water pollution domain. Delivers generic methods of modeling with spatio-temporal analyses using soft computation and programming paradigms. Includes theoretical aspects of environmental processes with their complexity and programmable mathematical approaches. Adopts a realistic approach involving formulas, algorithms, and techniques to establish mathematical models/computations. Provides a pathway for real-time implementation of complex modeling problem formulations including case studies. This book is aimed at researchers, professionals and graduate students in Environmental Engineering, Computational Engineering/Computer Science, Modeling/Simulation, Environmental Management, Environmental Modeling and Operations Research.
Read The Teaching of Jesus and its Enduring Significance book online. The Teaching of Jesus and its Enduring Significance by Franz Brentano, the book is categorize as Philosophy book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Here, for the first time in English, is Franz Brentano’s The Teaching of Jesus, a compendium of texts Brentano assembled for publication shortly before his death that constitute a frank, public settling of accounts with the Christian religion. Originally conceived by Brentano as a volume that might help others similarly led to doubt the doctrines of Christianity, the book is remarkably free of bitterness or spitefulness. On the contrary, what makes the book of singular importance, especially now, is its careful attempt at taking stock of the positive and negative influence Christianity has had in history. This text appeals to those researchers and scholars interested in the work of Franz Brentano and his work on the philosophy of religion, in this case, Christianity.
Read The Significant Woman Participant Book book online. The Significant Woman Participant Book by Susan Heckmann,Gail Porter,Diann Feldman, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Life Coaching Discipleship Course for Women Use in Person or Online Would you like to go from where you are to where you want to be? The Significant Woman small group discipleship course helps you be empowered to take the next step in your life and personal journey with Christ. The life-coaching tools help you discover how uniquely God has created you, identify your core values and develop your personal mission.This discipleship course is a powerful community building, small group course done in a life-coaching environment. It can be done in person or online. If you purchase The Significant Woman Participant Book get FREE downloads of some of the key life-coaching tools, information on starting your own group, or ask questions at [email protected] For more information or to order printed books go to https://thesignificantwoman.com/ also check out "the significant woman" on Facebook. There is also a Facilitator Guide that makes it easy to have your own group and a similar course for men, "Man of Impact" (both courses can be used together for couples). The Significant Woman course is a resource from Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ and is in over 25 languages and used in over 50 countries. It has helped thousands of women be who God created them to be and know their purpose and direction in life.
Read Ships and Offshore Structures XIX book online. Ships and Offshore Structures XIX by Carlos Guedes Soares,Y. Garbatov, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This three-volume work presents the proceedings from the 19th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress held in Cascais, Portugal on 7th to 10th September 2015. The International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) is a forum for the exchange of information by experts undertaking and applying marine structural research.The aim of
Read TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT book online. TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT by Dr S.N.Singh, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: India is on a speedy path of becoming a global manufacturing hub and this process has been accelerated post launch of “Make in India”, initiative in 2014. New industries are being set up and the existing ones upgraded, inevitably requiring technology transfers. Hence, Technology Management has assumed greater importance today. Technology Management involves planning, designing, optimizing, operation and control of technological tools and is as important as the Technology itself for ensuring its complete exploitation. Associated decisions ought to be strategically aligned with the vision and goals of an organization as they impact its financial planning, profitability and growth. Dr. Singh brings a fresh perspective on Technology Management relevant in the Indian context. This book is based on his insights, learning and case studies from steel industry which have been interpreted through sound analytical tools and reinforced with well accepted theories of Management. It culls out significant factors influencing Technology Management and suggests a Model for facilitating decision making associated with technology transfer from the preliminary stage of “selection of technology”, till its implementation. Readers including academicians, Research Scholars, Entrepreneurs and Decision Makers would benefit from the analysis of the factors influencing Technology Management.
Read Moment to Monument book online. Moment to Monument by Ladina Bezzola Lambert,Andrea Ochsner, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Why do certain works of art make it into the canon while others just enjoy a brief moment of recognition, if at all? How do moments produce monuments, and why are monuments erased from our cultural memory in only a moment? - Taking into account these cultural processes of creating, storing, remembering and forgetting that are omnipresent and have an immense influence on how we perceive artefacts and cultural events, the articles in this collection analyze the phenomenon of cultural production, transmission and reception from various angles, drawing on approaches from both literary and cultural studies. With its transdisciplinary approach, this book uniquely responds to an everyday cultural phenomenon that so far has not received such wide-ranging attention.
Read Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera, Second Edition book online. Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera, Second Edition by Marcelle K. Boudaugher-Fadel, the book is categorize as Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera is a unique, comprehensive reference work on the larger benthic foraminifera. This second edition is substantially revised, including extensive re-analysis of the most recent work on Cenozoic forms. It provides documentation of the biostratigraphic ranges and palaeoecological significance of the larger foraminifera, which is essential for understanding many major oil-bearing sedimentary basins. In addition, it offers a palaeogeographic interpretation of the shallow marine late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic world. Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel collects and significantly adds to the information already published on the larger benthic foraminifera. New research in the Far East, the Middle East, South Africa, Tibet and Americas has provided fresh insights into the evolution and palaeographic significance of these vital reef-forming forms. With the aid of new and precise biostratigraphic dating, she presents revised phylogenies and ranges of the larger foraminifera. The book is illustrated throughout, with examples of different families and groups at the generic levels. Key species are discussed and their biostratigraphic ranges are depicted in comparative charts, which can be found at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10047587/2/Charts.pdf.
Read An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science book online. An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science by Lionel Robbins, the book is categorize as Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book by Lionel Robbins first appeared in 1932 as an outstanding English-language statement of the Misesian view of economic method, namely that economics is a social science and must advance its propositions by means of deductive reasoning and not through the methods used in the natural sciences. The case is argued here with patience and attention to scholarly details. The unfortunate second edition of this book, which is more available today, introduces confusions by departing from Austrian microeconomic theory. Thus does the Mises Institute celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first edition with this reprint. "Reading Robbins," writes Samuel Bostaph of the University of Dallas, "is an excellent way of contrasting his explanation of the basic nature of economics with that of the Austrian School, as found in the work of Mises as an extension of Carl Mengers's foundations. Such a reading wonderfully clarifies one’s understanding of the basic conception of economics as a science of human action, rather than one of mere 'economizing.' "
Read Applied Sciences in Graphic Communication and Packaging book online. Applied Sciences in Graphic Communication and Packaging by Pengfei Zhao,Yun Ouyang,Min Xu,Li Yang,Yuhui Ren, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book includes a selection of reviewed papers presented at the 49th Conference of the International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts Technology and Management & 8th China Academic Conference on Printing and Packaging, which was held on May 14-16, 2017 in Beijing, China. The conference was jointly organized by the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China Academy of Printing Technology, and International Circle of Educational Institutes for Graphic Arts Technology and Management. With eight keynote talks and 200 presented papers on graphic communication and packaging technologies, the event attracted more than 400 scientists. The proceedings cover the latest advances in color science and technology; image processing technology; digital media technology; digital process management technology in packaging; packaging, etc., and will be of interest to university researchers, R&D engineers and graduate students in the graphic arts, packaging, color science, image science, material science, computer science, digital media and network technology.
Author : Bernard Harborne,William Dorotinsky,Paul M. Bisca
ISBN : 1464807671
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Number of Pages : 512
Readers : 8889
Read Securing Development book online. Securing Development by Bernard Harborne,William Dorotinsky,Paul M. Bisca, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Securing Development: Public Finance and the Security Sector highlights the role of public finance in the delivery of security and criminal justice services. This book offers a framework for analyzing public financial management, financial transparency, and oversight, as well as expenditure policy issues that determine how to most appropriately manage security and justice services. The interplay among security, justice, and public finance is still a relatively unexplored area of development. Such a perspective can help security actors provide more professional, effective, and efficient security and justice services for citizens, while also strengthening systems for accountability. The book is the result of a project undertaken jointly by staff from the World Bank and the United Nations, integrating the disciplines where each institution holds a comparative advantage and a core mandate. The primary audience includes government officials bearing both security and financial responsibilities, staff of international organizations working on public expenditure management and security sector issues, academics, and development practitioners working in an advisory capacity.
Read Norman Expansion book online. Norman Expansion by Andrew Jotischky, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans had a formative influence on the development of states and societies in the British Isles, southern Italy and the Levant. Their achievements still resonate powerfully today, and represent a vital field of historical study. But how far did colonial elites define themselves as Norman, and to what extent were they categorized as such by others? What were the defining attributes of the supremacies achieved by the Normans, and by other incomers associated with them, and how decisive and diverse was the impact of their influence on local power-structures and native societies? How readily did they reach accommodations with those societies, and how might their own identities be renegotiated within the context of cross-cultural encounters? And, in terms of the progress and practices of state-formation, what was the balance between ’old’ and ’new’? These are some of the key questions addressed in this collection of essays, which also treats the Normans as a genuinely European phenomenon. Norman activity in the British Isles and in the Mediterranean lands receives equal coverage; and the topics explored include identities and identification, marriage policies, acculturation, the pre-existing landscapes of power and how far they were transformed, castle-building strategies, the nature of frontiers, urban government, and law and legislation. This volume therefore serves both to illustrate and to open up for fresh debate many of the salient themes concerning the Norman experience of diaspora and settlement. At the same time, it seeks to underscore how the dynamics, character and consequences of Norman expansion - and the connections, continuities and contrasts - can better be appreciated by taking the wider Norman world, or worlds, as the focus for collective study.
Author : Zala Fashant,Linda Russell,Stewart Ross,Jake Jacobson,Karen LaPlant,Sheri Hutchinson
ISBN : 1642670073
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
Number of Pages : 352
Readers : 9829
Read Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning book online. Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning by Zala Fashant,Linda Russell,Stewart Ross,Jake Jacobson,Karen LaPlant,Sheri Hutchinson, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Designing courses to deliver effective teaching and significant learning is the best way to set students up for success, and this book guides readers through the process. The authors have worked with faculty world-wide, and share the stories of how faculty have transformed courses from theory to practice. They start with Dee Fink’s foundation of integrating course design. Then they provide additional design concepts to expand the course blueprint to implement plans for communication, accessibility, technology integration, as well as the assessment of course design as it fits into the assessment of programs and institutions, and how faculty can use what they learn to meet their professional goals.
Read Fast And Furious: A Comprehensive Collection Of U.S. Government Documents To 2017 book online. Fast And Furious: A Comprehensive Collection Of U.S. Government Documents To 2017 by Not Available, the book is categorize as Books book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Over 26,000 total pages .... Background: The Fast and Furious operation was responsible for allowing approximately 2,000 firearms to illegally flow into the hands of criminals, including Mexican drug cartel associates. On December 14, 2010, Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a United States Marine, was killed while on patrol just miles from the Mexican border. The firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles that were allowed to walk as part of Operation Fast and Furious. Congressional Republicans have investigated Fast and Furious since January 2011. Over the course of the investigation, the Justice Department has provided false information, stonewalled document requests, produced scores of blacked-out pages and duplicate documents, and refused to comply with two congressional subpoenas. In August 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel filed suit against the Justice Department. On January 19, 2016, United States District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued her opinion and ordered DOJ release documents previously withheld under the President’s executive privilege claim. On April 8, 2016, DOJ complied with the Judge’s order, delivering more than 20,500 pages of documents to the Committee. CONTENTS: Statement of Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General - Report by the Office of the Inspector General on the Review of ATF's Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters. September 20, 2012 FACT SHEET: Oversight Committee Schedules June 20 Contempt Vote over Operation Fast and Furious Documents Flash Memorandum: April 14, 2016 To: Republican Members Committee on Oversight and Government Reform From: Chairman Jason Chaffetz Re: Preliminary Update—The Fast and Furious Papers A Review of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious and Related Matters (REDACTED): September 2012 Re-issued November 2012 (Some previously redacted material unredacted) Part I of III Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation Part I Appendix 1 Part 1/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 1 Part 2/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 1 Part 3/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 2 Part 1/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 2 Part 2/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 2 Part 3/3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part I Appendix 3 - Report "Part I of III: Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation" Part II of III Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation Part III of III Fast and Furious: Obstruction of Congress by the Department of Justice The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents ATF Documents related to Operation Fast and Furious - Parts 01 through 14 ATF Documents related to Operation Fast and Furious – Responses A through Q Witnesses and testimonies: The Honorable Charles E. Grassley Josephine Terry - Mother of Late Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Robert Heyer - Terry Family Spokesman John Dodson - Special Agent, Phoenix Field Division Witnesses - Full Committee Hearing: Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border: Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico Darren Gil, Former ATF Attaché to Mexico Jose Wall, ATF Senior Special Agent,Tijuana, Mexico Lorren Leadmon, ATF Intelligence Operations Specialist William Newell, Former ATF Special Agent in Charge, Phoenix Field Division William McMahon, ATF Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FIND ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., ATTORNEY GENERAL, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS FOR REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH A SUBPOENA DULY ISSUED BY THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM R E P O R T OF THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS: RECKLESS DECISIONS, TRAGIC OUTCOMES HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION
Read The Importance of being earnest book online. The Importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.
Read 理系英語のライティング Ver. 2 book online. 理系英語のライティング Ver. 2 by 野口ジュディー,深山 晶子,村尾 純子,浅野 元子, the book is categorize as Foreign Language Study book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: 理工系の学生や研究者が、英語で論文を書けるようになることを目指す本。2007年に刊行された『理系英語のライティング』の完全改訂版です。内容を一新しているので、既刊書をすでにお持ちの方もお使いいただけます。 一口に「論文」といっても、その構成やスタイル、そこで使われる表現は、研究分野や投稿するジャーナルによってさまざまです。また、たくさんの専門用語や表現を覚えても、その使い方まで身につけていなければ、いざというときに役に立ちません。そんな時に役立つのが、ESP（English for Specific Purposes）の考え方です。本書では、自分の研究分野でよく使われる言い回し、辞書を引くだけではわからない語句の用法、投稿先のジャーナルが求める論文の構成やスタイルを、自分で調べ、理解し、それにのっとって論文を書くという「ESP的な考え方」を学びます。 Chapter 1「導入編」では、「ESP的な考え方」の入門を、Eメールやレシピといった身近な文書を題材に学びます。 Chapter 2「基礎編」では、論文のAbstractやIntroductionを読みながら、「ESP的な考え方」を実際に体験します。 Chapter 3「実践編」では、論文執筆のノウハウを学びます。論文の各セクションの役割、盛り込む情報、使える表現を丁寧に解説。最終ユニットは、実際の論文執筆時に使えるチェックリストになっています。 重要な学習内容は、学習ステップごとにクイズで理解度を確認。さらに各ユニットの最後には学習内容をまとめて振り返ることができるチェックリストをご用意しています。 論文データを集めて自分専用のコーパスを作成し、コンコーダンス・プログラムでそれを分析して、最適な表現を探す方法も伝授。本書専用のコンコーダンス・プログラム、ALC Text Toolkitのダウンロード特典付きです。 ※この商品は、固定レイアウトで作成されており、タブレットなど大きいディスプレイを備えた端末で読むことに適しています。また文字列のハイライトや、検索、辞書の参照、引用などの機能が使用できません。 【ダウンロード特典】本書専用のコンコーダンス・プログラム「ALC Text Toolkit」 【対象レベル】英語中級以上
Read Business Studies Class XII by Dr. S. K. Singh, Sanjay Gupta book online. Business Studies Class XII by Dr. S. K. Singh, Sanjay Gupta by Dr. S. K. Singh, Sanjay Gupta, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Part 'A' : Principles and Functions of Management 1. Nature and Significance of Management, 2. Principles of Management, 3. Management and Business Environment, 4. Planning, 5. Organising, 6. Staffing, 7. Directing, 8. Controlling, Part 'B' : Business Finance and Marketing 9. Financial Management, 10. Financial Market, 11. Marketing, 12. Consumer Protection, 13. Entrepreneurship Development.
Read Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera book online. Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera by Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel, the book is categorize as Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The role of fossil planktonic foraminifera as markers for biostratigraphical zonation and correlation underpins most drilling of marine sedimentary sequences and is key to hydrocarbon exploration. The first - and only - book to synthesise the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera, Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes and provides an improved correlation reflecting regional biogeographies.Renowned micropaleontologist Marcelle K. Boudagher-Fadel presents a comprehensive analysis of existing data on fossil planktonic foraminifera genera and their phylogenetic evolution in time and space. This important text, now in its Second Edition, is in considerable demand and is now being republished by UCL Press.
Read Becoming a Significant Man book online. Becoming a Significant Man by Warren Peterson, the book is categorize as Self-Help book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Most men have given up on their dreams. Is that man you? Something is so clearly wrong, and the entire world knows it. The reality is that men have been sold a lie; they have been told that if they chase success in the world then everything will be ok. Instead, they end up with the cars, the house, the toys, and are still left in pain asking, “Is this all there is?” The cost of the lie is enormous. Becoming a Significant Man provides easy to digest ways on how to become the man you want to be and stay there. If you are tired of sleepwalking your way through life, then Becoming a Significant Man is for you. Warren Peterson, founder of Significant Man, is eager for all men who have fallen behind in the game of life to benefit from his unique and powerful message. Haven’t you had enough? Enough of the struggle? Enough of feeling lost, without direction, and without hope? No more lies. No more pretending. Your time is now. You have the power and permission to stand up and scream the truth about who you are— the significant man you were created to be. Let’s get started!
Read Banking on Failure book online. Banking on Failure by Richard S Collier, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Banks seem all too often involved in cases of misconduct, particularly involving the exploitation of tax systems. Banking on Failure explains why and how banks "game the system", accounting for these misconduct cases and analysing the wider implications for financial markets and tax systems. Banking on Failure: Cum-Ex and Why and How Banks Game the System explains why banks design and use structured products to exploit tax systems. It describes one of the biggest and most complex cases - the "cum-ex" scandal - in which hundreds of banks and funds from across the globe participated in the raid on the public exchequers of a number of countries, with losses in the tens of billions of euros. The book then draws on the significance of this case study, and what this tells us about modern banks and their interactions with tax systems. Banking on Failure demonstrates why the exploitation of tax systems by banks is an inevitable feature of the financial markets landscape, and suggests possible responses.
Read Uncle Tom's Cabin book online. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. The book opens with a Kentucky farmer named Arthur Shelby facing the loss of his farm because of debts. Even though he and his wife Emily Shelby believe that they have a benevolent relationship with their slaves, Shelby decides to raise the needed funds by selling two of them—Uncle Tom, a middle-aged man with a wife and children, and Harry, the son of Emily Shelby's maid Eliza—to a slave trader. Emily Shelby is averse to this idea because she had promised her maid that her child would never be sold; Emily's son, George Shelby, hates to see Tom go because he sees the man as his friend and mentor. When Eliza overhears Mr. and Mrs. Shelby discussing plans to sell Tom and Harry, Eliza determines to run away with her son. The novel states that Eliza made this decision because she fears losing her only surviving child (she had already miscarried two children). Eliza departs that night, leaving a note of apology to her mistress. Tom is sold and placed on a riverboat which sets sail down the Mississippi River. While on board, Tom meets and befriends a young white girl named Eva. Eva's father Augustine St. Clare buys Tom from the slave trader and takes him with the family to their home in New Orleans. Tom and Eva begin to relate to one another because of the deep Christian faith they both share.
Read EBOOK: International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care book online. EBOOK: International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care by Jan Georgeson,Jane Payler, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: There is a growing interest in understanding how early years care and education is organised and experienced internationally. This book examines key influential approaches to early years care as well as some less well-known systems from around the world. In particular the book aims to: Inform those studying early years about perspectives in other countries Encourage critical thinking about issues, influences and the complexities of early years provision around the world Promote critical reflection on students’ own provision and the current context of that provision Each chapter provides an overview of early years provision and explores historical and current influences in context, as well as offering insights into daily life through short vignettes, longer case studies and commentary from practitioners. Whilst many approaches - such as Reggio Emilia, Te Whariki and Head Start - are widely admired, it is important for reflective practitioners to understand the motivation which gave rise to these influential approaches in their original context. Additionally, broadening understanding through information on less widely known systems, the book provides students with a good grounding in the international context of early years, the provenance of different early years approaches and principles, and the influences on their own countries’ provision. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, the book is designed to meet the needs of students studying modules related to international perspectives on a range of foundation, bachelor and master’s degrees in early years. Contributors: Verity Campbell-Barr, Federica Caruso, Carmen Dalli, Rebecca Carter Dillon, Annie Davy, Chandrika Devarakonda, Alena Drzalová, Hasina Banu Ebrahim, Susan Edwards, Dora Ho, Valerie Huggins, Anne Hunt, Kerstin Kööp, Éva Kovácsné Bakoski, Caroline Leeson, Beth Marshall, Nancy McDermott, Julia Morgan, Joce Nutall, Elin Eriksen Ødegaard, Philip Selbie, Paolo Sorzio, Manabu Sumida, Keang-ieng (Peggy) Vong, Karen Wickett “The book rightly challenges common assumptions about the value of Western perspectives of ECEC and skilfully enables the reader to recognize the various social, political and economic drivers and processes that have shaped early years pedagogy on a global level.” Dr Janet Rose, Early Years Education Award Leader, Bath Spa University, UK “Given the ever increasing interest and importance of global early childhood education and care, this critically informed book offers valuable and challenging internationalised comparative arguments for students and academics at all levels.” Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes, Senior Lecturer, Early Years and Primary Education Department, University of London, UK
Read This Is Water book online. This Is Water by David Foster Wallace, the book is categorize as Self-Help book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was. Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This is Water. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.
Read The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification book online. The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification by Esti Sheinberg,William P. Dougherty, the book is categorize as Music book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification captures the richness and complexity of the field, presenting 30 essays by recognized international experts that reflect current interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to the subject. Examinations of music signification have been an essential component in thinking about music for millennia, but it is only in the last few decades that music signification has been established as an independent area of study. During this time, the field has grown exponentially, incorporating a vast array of methodologies that seek to ground how music means and to explore what it may mean. Research in music signification typically embraces concepts and practices imported from semiotics, literary criticism, linguistics, the visual arts, philosophy, sociology, history, and psychology, among others. By bringing together such approaches in transparent groupings that reflect the various contexts in which music is created and experienced, and by encouraging critical dialogues, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the discipline and a significant advance in inquiries into music signification. This book addresses a wide array of readers, from scholars who specialize in this and related areas, to the general reader who is curious to learn more about the ways in which music makes sense.
Read Left and Right book online. Left and Right by Norberto Bobbio, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Following the collapse of communism and the decline of Marxism, some commentators have claimed that we have reached the 'end of history' and that the distinction between Left and Right can be forgotten. In this book - which was a tremendous success in Italy - Norberto Bobbio challenges these views, arguing that the fundamental political distinction between Left and Right, which has shaped the two centuries since the French Revolution, has continuing relevance today. Bobbio explores the grounds of this elusive distinction and argues that Left and Right are ultimately divided by different attitudes to equality. He carefully defines the nature of equality and inequality in relative rather than absolute terms. Left and Right is a timely and persuasively argued account of the basic parameters of political action and debate in the modern world - parameters which have remained constant despite the pace of social change. The book will be widely read and, as in Italy, it will have an impact far beyond the academic domain.
Read Celebrate Malay Muslim Festivals (2005 Edition - PDF) book online. Celebrate Malay Muslim Festivals (2005 Edition - PDF) by Suzanne Lauridsen, Sally Heinrich, the book is categorize as Comics & Graphic Novels book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Join Max and his Malay friend, Ahmad, as they celebrate Hari Raya Eidil Fitri and observe the sacrifices of Hari Raya Eidil Adha. Discover the layout of the mosque and the significance of the traditional greeting with a salam.