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Bad Actors

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Mick Herron, “the le Carré of the future” (BBC), expands his world of bad spies with an even shadier cast of characters: the politicians, lobbyists, and misinformation agents pulling the levers of government policy. “Confirms Mick Herron as the best spy novelist now working.” —NPR's Fresh Air Soon to be an Apple TV+ series starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. In London's MI5 headquarters a scandal is brewing that could disgrace the entire intelligence community. The Downing Street superforecaster—a specialist who advises the Prime Minister's office on how policy is likely to be received by the electorate—has disappeared without a trace. Claude Whelan, who was once head of MI5, has been tasked with tracking her down. But the trail leads him straight back to Regent's Park itself, with First Desk Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Taverner overplayed her hand at last? Meanwhile, her Russian counterpart, Moscow intelligence's First Desk, has cheekily showed up in London and shaken off his escort. Are the two unfortunate events connected? Over at Slough House, where Jackson Lamb presides over some of MI5's most embittered demoted agents, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation . . . There are bad actors everywhere, and they usually get their comeuppance before the credits roll. But politics is a dirty business, and in a world where lying, cheating and backstabbing are the norm, sometimes the good guys can find themselves outgunned.

Bad Actors

Bad Actors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ira Nayman
Editor: Elsewhen Press
ISBN: 1911409948
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Two years after the discovery that Earth Prime 4-6-4-0-8-9 dash Omega is in imminent danger of collapse, the Transdimensional Authority has helped hundreds of millions… well, millions… okay, a lot of aliens immigrate to Earth Prime. How’s that working out? Rodney Pendleton, the first alien to make the move, is now a tech millionaire (hover technology is wildly popular – who knew?). Wainwright Walsh, lead singer for The Occidental Tourists (ask your parents… or, maybe your grandparents), puts together an all-star band to raise funds for a foundation to help the aliens adjust to their new home. But all is not beat yas and scream on Earth Prime. An investigation into the first murder of an alien being leads to an anti-alien protest group, revealing a dark, speciesist strain of human emotion. And a different investigation into the disappearance of aliens in Latin America reveals a dark, greedy strain of human emotion. It turns out, some problems cannot be solved by the swift, unexpected application of pie! Cover artwork by Hugh Spencer

Compatibility of Pharmaceutical Solutions and Contact Materials

Compatibility of Pharmaceutical Solutions and Contact Materials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis Jenke
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118679474
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Compatibility of Pharmaceutical Products and Contact Materials Dennis Jenke Important safety aspects of compatibility for therapeuticproducts and their manufacturing systems, delivery devices, andcontainers Compatibility of Pharmaceutical Products and ContactMaterials helps pharmaceutical, toxicology, analytical, andregulatory affairs professionals assess the safety of leachable andextractable chemicals associated with drug product packaging,manufacturing systems, and devices. The most comprehensive resourceavailable, its coverage includes the strategies, tactics, andregulatory requirements for performing safety assessments, alongwith the means for interpreting results. Structured around a logical framework for an extractables andleachables safety assessment and closely linked to thepharmaceutical product development process, Compatibility ofPharmaceutical Products and Contact Materials directlyaddresses the fundamental questions of "what activities need to beperformed to completely, efficiently, and effectively address theissue of product safety from an extractables and leachablesperspective?" and "when do the various required activities need tobe performed?" Specifically, the chapters describe: Pertinent regulations and practical ways to meetguidelines Coordinating manufacturing, storage, and delivery systemsdevelopment and qualification with therapeutic productdevelopment Materials characterization and the materials screeningprocess Component and/or system qualification (illustrated by severalcase studies) Performing validation/migration studies and interpreting andreporting the results Creating a product registration dossier and putting it throughregulatory review Product maintenance (Change Control) from an extractables andleachables perspective Likely future developments in extractables and leachablesassessment Additionally, the book's appendix provides a database, includingCAS registry numbers, chemical formulas and molecular weights ofextractable/leachable substances that have been reported in thechemical literature. Detailing the interconnected roles played by analyticalchemistry, biological science, toxicology, and regulatory science,Compatibility of Pharmaceutical Products and ContactMaterials supplies a much-needed, comprehensive resource to allthose in pharmaceutical product or medical device development.

Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media

Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eileen Culloty,Jane Suiter
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000356671
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Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media by Eileen Culloty,Jane Suiter Summary

Drawing on research from multiple disciplines and international case studies, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of online disinformation and its potential countermeasures. Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media presents a model of the disinformation process which incorporates four cross-cutting dimensions or themes: bad actors, platforms, audiences, and countermeasures. The dynamics of each dimension are analysed alongside a diverse range of international case studies drawn from different information domains including politics, health, and society. In elucidating the interrelationship between the four dimensions of online disinformation and their manifestation in different international contexts, the book demonstrates that online disinformation is a complex problem with multiple, overlapping causes and no easy solutions. The book’s conclusion contextualises the problem of disinformation within broader social and political trends and discusses the relevance of radical innovations in democratic participation to counteract the post-truth environment. This up-to-date and thorough analysis of the disinformation landscape will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of journalism, communications, politics, and policy as well as policymakers, technologists, and media practitioners. This research received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825227.

Bad Boys

Bad Boys Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476604831
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The film noir male is an infinitely watchable being, exhibiting a wide range of emotions, behaviors, and motivations. Some of the characters from the film noir era are extremely violent, such as Neville Brand’s Chester in D.O.A. (1950), whose sole pleasure in life seems to come from inflicting pain on others. Other noirs feature flawed authority figures, such as Kirk Douglas’s Jim McLeod in Detective Story (1951), controlled by a rigid moral code that costs him his marriage and ultimately his life. Others present ruthless crime bosses, hapless males whose lives are turned upside down because of their ceaseless longing for a woman, and even courageous men on the right side of the law. The private and public lives of more than ninety actors who starred in the films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s are presented here. Some of the actors, such as Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray, Jack Palance and Mickey Rooney, enjoyed great renown, while others, like Gene Lockhart, Moroni Olsen and Harold Vermilyea, were less familiar, particularly to modern audiences. An appendix focuses on the actors who were least known but frequently seen in minor roles.

Putting the Rabbit in the Hat

Putting the Rabbit in the Hat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Cox
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538707314
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The incredible rags-to-riches story of acclaimed actor Brian Cox, best known as Succession’s Logan Roy, from a troubled, working-class upbringing in Scotland to a prolific career across theatre, film and television. From Hannibal Lecktor in Manhunter to media magnate Logan Roy in HBO's Succession, Brian Cox has made his name as an actor of unparalleled distinction and versatility. We are familiar with him on screen, but few know of his extraordinary life story. Growing up in Dundee, Scotland, Cox lost his father when he was just eight years old and was brought up by his three elder sisters in the aftermath of his mother's nervous breakdowns and ultimate hospitalization. After joining the Dundee Repertory Theatre at the age of fifteen, you could say the rest is history — but that is to overlook the enormous effort that has gone into the making of the legend we know today. Rich in emotion and meaning, with plenty of laughs along the way, this seminal autobiography captures both Cox's distinctive voice and his very soul.

Cyber Smart

Cyber Smart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bart R. McDonough
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119559642
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An easy-to-read guide to protecting your digital life and your family online The rise of new technologies in our lives, which has taken us from powerful mobile phones to fitness trackers and smart appliances in under a decade, has also raised the need for everyone who uses these to protect themselves from cyber scams and hackers. Every new device and online service you use that improves your life also opens new doors for attackers looking to discover your passwords, banking accounts, personal photos, and anything else you want to keep secret. In Cyber Smart, author Bart McDonough uses his extensive cybersecurity experience speaking at conferences for the FBI, major financial institutions, and other clients to answer the most common question he hears: “How can I protect myself at home, on a personal level, away from the office?” McDonough knows cybersecurity and online privacy are daunting to the average person so Cyber Smart simplifies online good hygiene with five simple “Brilliance in the Basics” habits anyone can learn. With those habits and his careful debunking of common cybersecurity myths you’ll be able to protect yourself and your family from: Identify theft Compromising your children Lost money Lost access to email and social media accounts Digital security is one of the most important, and least understood, aspects of our daily lives. But it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to its clear instruction, friendly tone, and practical strategies, Cyber Smart will help you rest more easily, knowing you and your family are protected from digital attack.

Forsthoffer's Proven Guidelines for Rotating Machinery Excellence

Forsthoffer's Proven Guidelines for Rotating Machinery Excellence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William E. Forsthoffer
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0323860192
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Forsthoffer's Proven Guidelines for Rotating Machinery Excellence draws on Forsthoffer’s 60 years of industry experience to get new operatives up to speed fast. Each of the topics covered are selected based on hard-won knowledge of where problems with rotating machinery originate. This easy to use, highly-illustrated book is designed to elevate the competence of entry level personnel to enable them to immediately contribute to providing optimum rotating machinery reliability for their companies. The first 3 chapters address practical personal rotating machinery awareness, detail how to optimize this awareness to identify "low hanging fruit" safety and reliability improvement opportunities and how to define and implement a cost-effective action plan. The remaining chapters focus on the function of key components in each type of rotating machinery and how to monitor and correct their condition before failure. The last chapter is an RCA (Root Cause Analysis) procedure chapter detailing effective Root Cause Identification before a Failure to prevent a costly failure and the need for a RCFA. Real-life examples are provided from the field of operation and maintenance of rotating machinery, helping readers to implement effectively Includes important advice on monitoring approaches for different types of machines, highlighting differences between working with pumps and compressors A chapter on Root Cause Identification features proven methods to help your organization to prevent machinery failures

Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense

Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken Dunham
Editor: Syngress
ISBN: 9780080949192
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Malware has gone mobile, and the security landscape is changing quickly with emerging attacks on cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. This first book on the growing threat covers a wide range of malware targeting operating systems like Symbian and new devices like the iPhone. Examining code in past, current, and future risks, protect your banking, auctioning, and other activities performed on mobile devices. * Visual Payloads View attacks as visible to the end user, including notation of variants. * Timeline of Mobile Hoaxes and Threats Understand the history of major attacks and horizon for emerging threates. * Overview of Mobile Malware Families Identify and understand groups of mobile malicious code and their variations. * Taxonomy of Mobile Malware Bring order to known samples based on infection, distribution, and payload strategies. * Phishing, SMishing, and Vishing Attacks Detect and mitigate phone-based phishing (vishing) and SMS phishing (SMishing) techniques. * Operating System and Device Vulnerabilities Analyze unique OS security issues and examine offensive mobile device threats. * Analyze Mobile Malware Design a sandbox for dynamic software analysis and use MobileSandbox to analyze mobile malware. * Forensic Analysis of Mobile Malware Conduct forensic analysis of mobile devices and learn key differences in mobile forensics. * Debugging and Disassembling Mobile Malware Use IDA and other tools to reverse-engineer samples of malicious code for analysis. * Mobile Malware Mitigation Measures Qualify risk, understand threats to mobile assets, defend against attacks, and remediate incidents. * Understand the History and Threat Landscape of Rapidly Emerging Mobile Attacks * Analyze Mobile Device/Platform Vulnerabilities and Exploits * Mitigate Current and Future Mobile Malware Threats

Sternberg and Dietrich

Sternberg and Dietrich Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Phillips
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190915250
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James Phillips's Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle reappraises the cinematic collaboration between the Austrian-American filmmaker Josef von Sternberg (1894-1969) and the German-American actor Marlene Dietrich (1901-92). Considered by his contemporaries one of the most significant directors of interwar Hollywood, Sternberg made seven films with Dietrich that helped establish her as a style icon and star and entrenched his own reputation for extravagance and aesthetic spectacle. These films enriched the technical repertoire of the industry, challenged the sexual mores of the times and notoriously tried the patience of management at Paramount Studios. Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle demonstrates how under Sternberg's direction Paramount's sound stages became laboratories for novel thought experiments. Analysing in depth the last four films on which Sternberg and Dietrich worked together, Phillips reconstructs the "cinematic philosophy" that Sternberg claimed for himself in his autobiography and for whose fullest expression Dietrich was indispensable. This book makes a case for the originality and perceptiveness with which these films treat such issues as the nature of trust, the status of appearance, the standing of women, the ethics and politics of the image, and the relationship between cinema and the world. Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle reveals that more is at stake in these films than the showcasing of a new star and the confectionery of glamour: Dietrich emerges here as a woman who is at ease in the world without being at home in it, an image of autonomy whose critical potential has yet to be realized, let alone exhausted.

Dolphin Junction: Stories

Dolphin Junction: Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Herron
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1641293039
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CWA Gold and Steel Dagger-winner Mick Herron's short fiction, collected for the first time. Mick Herron, author of the Slough House novels, is on his way to becoming one of the most critically acclaimed and culturally important crime fiction writers of the twenty-first century. He has been awarded both the Gold and Steel Daggers by the Crime Writers’ Association and has been called “the John Le Carré of the future” (BBC). But Mick Herron does more than “just” write flawlessly suspenseful spy thrillers. He is a craftist of the highest order, irrepressibly versatile in form (novels, novellas, short fiction) and mood (witty, taut, spooky, laugh-out-loud funny), whose “efficient, darkly witty, tipped-with-imagery sentences . . . feel purpose-built to perforate [our] private daze of illiteracy” (The Atlantic). Now, for the first time, Herron’s short fiction has been collected into one volume. In Dolphin Junction, devoted fans and future converts alike will find much to amuse, delight, and terrify them. Five standalone nerve-rackingly thrilling crime fiction stories are complemented by four mystery stories featuring the Oxford wife-and-husband detective team of shrewd Zoë Boehm and hapless Joe Silvermann. The collection also includes a peek into the past of Jackson Lamb, irascible top agent at Slough House.

5. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks

5. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William E Forsthoffer
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080949363
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Over recent years there have been substantial changes in those industries which are concerned with the design, purchase and use of special purpose (ie critical, high-revenue) rotating equipment. Key personnel have been the victims of early retirement or have moved to other industries: contractors and end-users have reduced their technical staff and consequently have to learn complex material 'from scratch'. As a result, many companies are finding that they are devoting unnecessary man hours to the discovery and explanation of basic principles, and having to explain these to clients who should already be aware of them. In addition, the lack of understanding by contractors and users of equipment characteristics and operating systems often results in a 'wrong fit' and a costly reliability problem. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks: Reliability Optimization through Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis details the effective method of component condition monitoring for use as both a predictive maintenance and root cause analysis tool. It also details the major failure causes, the author's proven root cause analysis procedure with exercises and case histories, installation, pre-commissioning planning, functional testing and commissioning, preventive maintenance strategies and more. Forsthoffer's Rotating Equipment Handbooks: Reliability Optimization through Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis is the last title in the five volume set. The volumes are: 1. Fundamentals of Rotaing Equipment; 2. Pumps; 3. Compressors; 4. Auxiliary Systems; 5. Reliability Optimization through Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis'. Part of a five volume set which is the distillation of many years of on-site training by a well-known US Engineer who also operates in the Middle East A practical book written in a succinct style and well-illustrated throughout

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Shannon
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338113151
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"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Questions of Character

Questions of Character Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iskra Fileva
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199357722
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This collection features 26 new essays on character from first-rate scholars in philosophy, psychology, economics, and law. The essays are elegantly written and combine forceful argumentation with original ideas on a wide range of questions, such as:"Is Aristotle's theory of character a moral theory?," "Are character traits in tension with personal autonomy", "How do traits differ from mental disorders?," "What is the role of gossip in character attribution?," and "Can businessmen be virtuous?" The chapters are organized thematically into 5 sections, each prefaced by its own special introduction. In the introductions, the editor brings out often unexpected connections among different lines of argument pursued by the authors and raises important questions for further discussion. The collection as a whole offers students of character a unique opportunity to engage with some of the best contemporary work on the topic.

Simulation Methods for Reliability and Availability of Complex Systems

Simulation Methods for Reliability and Availability of Complex Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Javier Faulin,Angel A. Juan,Sebastián Salvador Martorell Alsina,Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Simulation Methods for Reliability and Availability of Complex Systems by Javier Faulin,Angel A. Juan,Sebastián Salvador Martorell Alsina,Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez Summary

Simulation Methods for Reliability and Availability of Complex Systems discusses the use of computer simulation-based techniques and algorithms to determine reliability and availability (R and A) levels in complex systems. The book: shares theoretical or applied models and decision support systems that make use of simulation to estimate and to improve system R and A levels, forecasts emerging technologies and trends in the use of computer simulation for R and A and proposes hybrid approaches to the development of efficient methodologies designed to solve R and A-related problems in real-life systems. Dealing with practical issues, Simulation Methods for Reliability and Availability of Complex Systems is designed to support managers and system engineers in the improvement of R and A, as well as providing a thorough exploration of the techniques and algorithms available for researchers, and for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges

Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Verdonik
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483442810
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Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges answers three basic questions about the many securities law changes created by the JOBS Act of 2012 that people loosely call Crowdfunding: Is Crowdfunding the best thing to happen to young and growing businesses since the Internet was invented? Or is Crowdfunding more like a poorly built fire cracker that will blow up in the faces of both investors and businesses? If Crowdfunding is both an opportunity and a challenge, how do you end up a winner instead of a loser? Crowdfunding Opportunities and Challenges gives you the information you need to answer these questions whether you are an entrepreneur planning a capital raising offering or an attorney advising clients about their offerings.

Attention in Performance

Attention in Performance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cassis Kilian
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000353206
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This book elucidates how learning from actors enables an intense education of attention for anthropologists. Actors perform the perception of sunshine, the sensation of pain, affects such as shock and emotions such as happiness; they act quarrels, erotic attraction, leadership and submission on stage. In order to achieve that, they undergo an education of attention, allowing them to develop skills that are also useful for anthropologists, particularly when doing research on phenomena that often elude academic procedures. Drawing on her own acting experiences and ongoing research with actors from Africa and Europe, Cassis Kilian takes up Tim Ingold’s manifold proposals to reconfigure anthropological research. She introduces approaches actors use to explore the complexity of human life and its bodily, sensual and emotional dimensions, which can be difficult for academics to grasp when examining topics such as everyday practices, traumatic experiences and power relations. Though the book discerns pitfalls in anthropological research and suggests artistic approaches to overcome them, it values anthropology as a discipline whose radical self-reflexive approach allows for such experiments. Including exercises and practical approaches, this is valuable reading for scholars interested in anthropological methods, sensory anthropology, perception and materiality, and theatre anthropology.

National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522579133
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National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice by Management Association, Information Resources Summary

The tactical organization and protection of resources is a vital component for any governmental entity. Effectively managing national security through various networks ensures the highest level of protection and defense for citizens and classified information. National Security: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an authoritative resource for the latest research on the multiple dimensions of national security, including the political, physical, economic, ecological, and computational dimensions. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as data breaches, surveillance, and threat detection, this publication is an ideal reference source for government officials, law enforcement, professionals, researchers, IT professionals, academicians, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the various aspects of national security.

The Quotable Actor

The Quotable Actor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Damon DiMarco
Editor: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809481
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Collecting advice, quotes, essays, and observations from hundreds of famous actors and highly regarded acting teachers, The Quotable Actor covers a wide range of topics on the art and history of acting. Entertaining, instructive, and informative, it is organized into specific, easy-to-search categories, such as "On Why We Act"; "On Auditioning"; "On Struggling and Building a Career"; and "On Gender Differences and Aging in the Biz." From art and technique to business and lifestyle, entries include fascinating anecdotes and advice from some of the greatest actors in history: Marlon Brando commenting on the rehearsal process Meryl Streep’s advice on building a character Al Pacino recalling what it was like to be a starving young artist Beauty tips from some of Hollywood’s leading ladies Recollections of horrible auditions from A-list stars Musings from Jack Nicholson, Edwin Booth, and many others Additional contributors include Constantin Stanislavski, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, and Peter O’Toole—providing insights into the actor’s craft that are equally useful to young actors just starting out and accomplished professionals looking for inspiration in the words of peers.

Reperforming Greek Tragedy

Reperforming Greek Tragedy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna A. Lamari
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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An inexplicably understudied field of classical scholarship, tragic reperformance, has been surveyed in its true dimension only in the very recent years. Building on the latest discussions on tragic restagings, this book provides a thorough survey of reperformance of Greek tragedy in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, also addressing its theatrical, political, and cultural context. In the fifth and fourth centuries, tragic restagings were strongly tied to cultural mobility and exchange. Poets, actors, texts, vases, and vase-painters were traveling, bridging the boundaries between mainland Greece and Magna Graecia, boosting the spread of theater, facilitating theatrical literacy, and setting a new theatrical status quo, according to which popular tragic plays were restaged, by mobile actors, in numerous dramatic festivals, in and out of Attica, with or without the supervision of their composers. This book offers a holistic examination of ancient reperformances of tragedy, enhancing our perception of them as a vital theatrical practice that played a major part in the development of the tragic genre in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Campus Safety

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Campus Safety Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Axelrod, PhD,Guy Antinozzi, J.D.
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1436230985
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Campus Safety by Alan Axelrod, PhD,Guy Antinozzi, J.D. Summary

A handbook that covers it all. There are many issues surrounding campus safety that students should be prepared for. This unique guide covers everything from dorm rules, frat house myths and realities, and protecting property, to staying out of trouble on the Web, at the ATM, and elsewhere, to drinking, drugs, dating, spring break, staying healthy, how to handle different kinds of people and places, and what to do in emergencies.

This Is What Happened

This Is What Happened Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Herron
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616958626
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From CWA Gold & Steel Dagger winner Mick Herron comes a shocking, twisted novel of thrilling suspense about one woman’s attempt to be better than ordinary. Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero—if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.

Nobody Walks

Nobody Walks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Herron
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616954876
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Set in the same fictional London as his CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Slough House spy series, Mick Herron now introduces Tom Bettany, a man with a violent past and only one thing to live for: Avenging his son’s death. Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn’t know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead—Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking pot. Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son’s death. Maybe it’s the guilt he feels about losing touch with Liam that’s gnawing at him, or maybe he’s actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he’ll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to those in the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he’d left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody ever really walks away.

Slough House

Slough House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mick Herron
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1641292377
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Slough House by Mick Herron Summary

In his best and most ambitious novel yet, Mick Herron, “the le Carré of the future” (BBC), offers an unsparing look at the corrupt web of media, global finance, spycraft, and politics that power our modern world. “This is a darker, scarier Herron. The gags are still there but the satire's more biting. The privatization of a secret service op and the manipulation of news is relevant and horribly credible.”—Ann Cleeves, author of the Vera Stanhope series At Slough House—MI5’s London depository for demoted spies—Brexit has taken a toll. The “slow horses” have been pushed further into the cold, Slough House has been erased from official records, and its members are dying in unusual circumstances, at an unusual clip. No wonder Jackson Lamb's crew is feeling paranoid. But are they actually targets? With a new populist movement taking hold of London's streets and the old order ensuring that everything's for sale to the highest bidder, the world's a dangerous place for those deemed surplus. Jackson Lamb and the slow horses are in a fight for their lives as they navigate dizzying layers of lies, power, and death.

Political Violence in America: Historical Flashpoints and Modern-Day Trends [2 volumes]

Political Violence in America: Historical Flashpoints and Modern-Day Trends [2 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lori Cox Han,Tomislav Han
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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Political Violence in America: Historical Flashpoints and Modern-Day Trends [2 volumes] by Lori Cox Han,Tomislav Han Summary

Americans like to think of their nation as one grounded in high-minded democratic ideals and peaceful transitions of power. In reality, though, American politics has been heavily laced with expressions of violence and intimidation since the nation's very inception, which saw a campaign of violent rebellion against British rule. Since then, America has endured the deaths of four presidents from assassination; a four-year civil war; racist attacks on civil rights activists and ordinary citizens; deadly clashes between protesting citizens and law enforcement; sustained campaigns of violence against marginalized populations seeking greater political or economic equality; politically motivated mass shootings; and, on January 6, 2021, the shocking spectacle of a politically motivated mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. How and why did these events transpire? What were the root causes? What factors are driving political violence and intimidation in America today? And are there changes that we could make to our country's political discourse that would reduce such outbreaks of bloodshed? This authoritative multivolume encyclopedia provides answers to all these questions and more.

Building Industrial Digital Twins

Building Industrial Digital Twins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shyam Varan Nath,Pieter van Schalkwyk,Dan Isaacs
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
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Building Industrial Digital Twins by Shyam Varan Nath,Pieter van Schalkwyk,Dan Isaacs Summary

Build your first digital twin MVP and gain first-hand experience of using the technology, the challenges it presents, and its impact on your organization Key Features Create a digital twin prototype using Microsoft Azure Digital Twin Explore the digital twin approach to the design, operations, and maintenance of industrial assets and products Understand key characteristics and components of a digital twin through practical use cases and business scenarios Book Description Digital twin technology enables organizations to create digital representations of physical entities such as assets, systems, and processes throughout their life cycle. It improves asset performance, utilization, and safe operations and reduces manufacturing, operational, and maintenance costs. The book begins by introducing you to the concept of digital twins and sets you on a path to develop a digital twin strategy to positively influence business outcomes in your organization. You'll understand how digital twins relate to physical assets, processes, and technology and learn about the prerequisite conditions for the right platform, scale, and use case of your digital twins. You'll then get hands-on with Microsoft's Azure Digital Twins platform for your digital twin development and deployment. The book equips you with the knowledge to evaluate enterprise and specialty platforms, including the cloud and industrial IoT required to set up your digital twin prototype. Once you've built your prototype, you'll be able to test and validate it relative to the intended purpose of the twin through pilot deployment, full deployment, and value tracking techniques. By the end of this book, you'll have developed the skills to build and deploy your digital twin prototype, or minimum viable twin, to demonstrate, assess, and monitor your asset at specific stages in the asset life cycle. What you will learn Identify key criteria for the applicability of digital twins in your organization Explore the RACI matrix and rapid experimentation for choosing the right tech stack for your digital twin system Evaluate public cloud, industrial IoT, and enterprise platforms to set up your prototype Develop a digital twin prototype and validate it using a unit test, integration test, and functional test Perform an RoI analysis of your digital twin to determine its economic viability for the business Discover techniques to improve your digital twin for future enhancements Who this book is for The digital twin book is for mid-career subject experts, including engineers and operations managers, building their first prototype (MVP) using digital twin technology. The book will help professionals responsible for mechanical, process, and reliability engineering domains. You don't have to be a developer or programmer, but beginner-level programming skills will be helpful.

Towards a Segmented European Political Order

Towards a Segmented European Political Order Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jozef Bátora,John Erik Fossum
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351024329
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This book makes a distinctive contribution to the crucial debate on the European Union (EU)’s present and future development. It systematically examines how the range of crises and challenges over the last decade have transformed the EU and relates those findings to the discussion of an increasingly differentiated EU. It argues that the post-crises EU shows clear signs of becoming a segmented political order with in-built biases and constraints. The book spells out the key features of such an order in ideational and structural terms and shows how it more concretely manifests itself in the EU’s institutional and constitutional make-up and in how member states constrain and condition EU action. Different states impose different types of constraints, as is underlined through paying explicit attention to the Visegrád countries. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of EU politics/studies, European integration and politics, East European politics and foreign policy.

In the Company of Actors

In the Company of Actors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Zucker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136691243
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In the Company of Actors is a wonderful ensemble of entertaining and illuminating discussions with sixteen of the most celebrated and prestigious actors in contemporary theatre, film and television. The impressive list of actors includes: Eileen Atkins, Alan Bates, Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Brenda Fricker, Nigel Hawthorne, Jane Lapotaire, Janet McTeer, Ian Richardson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Anthony Sher, Janet Suzman, David Suchet, and Penelope Wilton. Carole Zucker covers a wide range of topics including the actors' main childhood influences, their actor training, early acting experience, preparation for roles and sound advice for coping with actors' problems such as creative differences with other actors or directors.

Film Analysis Handbook

Film Analysis Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Caldwell
Editor: Insight Publications
ISBN: 1920693777
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The most comprehensive reference to film analysis available for middle school through to high school. Featuring coloured photographs illustrating key terms and filmic techniques this is a one-stop reference for any genre of ilm studied in English, Media or Film Studies courses.

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor H. Green
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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance

Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Experience Bryon,J. Mark Bishop,Deirdre McLaughlin,Jess Kaufman
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Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance by Experience Bryon,J. Mark Bishop,Deirdre McLaughlin,Jess Kaufman Summary

In this collection of essays, the four branches of radical cognitive science—embodied, embedded, enactive and ecological—will dialogue with performance, with particular focus on post-cognitivist approaches to understanding the embodied mind-in-society; de-emphasising the computational and representational metaphors; and embracing new conceptualisations grounded on the dynamic interactions of "brain, body and world". In our collection, radical cognitive science reaches out to areas of scholarship also explored in the fields of performance practice and training as we facilitate a new inter- and transdisciplinary discourse in which to jointly share and explore common reactions of embodied approaches to the lived mind. The essays originally published as a special issue in Connection Science.

Amazon Reviews for Books

Amazon Reviews for Books Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale L. Roberts
Editor: One Jacked Monkey, LLC
ISBN: 1639250077
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The book has launched… …and now you stare at it on the screen. How will you get more reviews? In the world of publishing, reviews matter. They are the social proof that lets people know your book is worth their time. Most people don’t leave them, so what’s an author to do? It can take 100 readers… …to get 1 review. How will you get your Social Proof? Dale L. Roberts is a self-publishing advocate, award-winning author, and video content creator. Dale’s inherent passion for life fuels his self-publishing advocacy both in print and online. After publishing over 40 titles, he has begun to teach his secrets to success. You’ll learn to: - Understand the value of Book review services (Is it worth it?) - Where to find Reviewer Websites and how to approach them. - How to get Editorial Reviews. …and much more You’ll love this easy to read book, because the world of self-publishing can be overwhelming and it’s nice to have something so important explained so well. Buy it now!

The Method

The Method Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isaac Butler
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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"The best and most important book about acting I've ever read."--Nathan Lane From the coauthor of The World Only Spins Forward comes the first cultural history of Method acting--an ebullient account of creative discovery and the birth of classic Hollywood. On stage and screen, we know a great performance when we see it. But how do actors draw from their bodies and minds to turn their selves into art? What is the craft of being an authentic fake? More than a century ago, amid tsarist Russia's crushing repression, one of the most talented actors ever, Konstantin Stanislavski, asked these very questions, reached deep into himself, and emerged with an answer. How his “system” remade itself into the Method and forever transformed American theater and film is an unlikely saga that has never before been fully told. Now, critic and theater director Isaac Butler chronicles the history of the Method in a narrative that transports readers from Moscow to New York to Los Angeles, from The Seagull to A Streetcar Named Desire to Raging Bull. He traces how a cohort of American mavericks--including Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and the storied Group Theatre--refashioned Stanislavski's ideas for a Depression-plagued nation that had yet to find its place as an artistic powerhouse. The Group's feuds and rivalries would, in turn, shape generations of actors who enabled Hollywood to become the global dream-factory it is today. Some of these performers the Method would uplift; others, it would destroy. Long after its midcentury heyday, the Method lives on as one of the most influential--and misunderstood--ideas in American culture. Studded with marquee names--from Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, and Elia Kazan, to James Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, and Dustin Hoffman--The Method is a spirited history of ideas and a must-read for any fan of Broadway or American film.

A Mind Over Matter

A Mind Over Matter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Zangwill
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192640550
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A Mind Over Matter is a biography of the Nobel-prize winner Philip W. Anderson, a person widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential physicists of the second half of the twentieth century. Anderson (1923-2020) was a theoretician who specialized in the physics of matter, including window glass and metals, magnets and semiconductors, liquid crystals and superconductors. More than any other single person, Anderson transformed the patchwork subject of solid-state physics into the deep, subtle, and coherent discipline known today as condensed matter physics. Among his many world-class research achievements, Anderson discovered an aspect of wave physics that had been missed by all previous scientists going back to Isaac Newton. He became a public figure when he testified before Congress to oppose its funding of an expensive project intended exclusively for particle physics research. Over the years, he published many articles designed to influence a broad audience about issues where science impacted public policy and culture. Anderson grew up in the American mid-west, was educated at Harvard, and rose to the pinnacle of his profession during the first decade of his thirty-five career as a theoretical physicist at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Almost uniquely, he spent many years working half-time as a professor at the University of Cambridge and at Princeton University. The outspoken Anderson enjoyed broad influence outside of physics when he helped develop and champion the concepts of emergence and complexity as organizing principles to help attack very difficult problems in technically challenging disciplines.

Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention

Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richet, Jean-Loup
Editor: IGI Global
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Cybersecurity has become a topic of concern over the past decade as private industry, public administration, commerce, and communication have gained a greater online presence. As many individual and organizational activities continue to evolve in the digital sphere, new vulnerabilities arise. Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention serves as an integral publication on the latest legal and defensive measures being implemented to protect individuals, as well as organizations, from cyber threats. Examining online criminal networks and threats in both the public and private spheres, this book is a necessary addition to the reference collections of IT specialists, administrators, business managers, researchers, and students interested in uncovering new ways to thwart cyber breaches and protect sensitive digital information.

Destination: Morgue!

Destination: Morgue! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ellroy
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425541
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Dig. The Demon Dog gets down with a new book of scenes from America’s capital of kink: Los Angeles. Fourteen pieces, some fiction, some nonfiction, all true enough to be admissible as state’s evidence, and half of it in print for the first time. And every one of them bearing the James Ellroy brand of mayhem, machismo, and hollow-nose prose. Here are Mexican featherweights and unsolved-murder vics, crooked cops and a very clean D.A. Here is a profile of Hollywood’s latest celebrity perp-walker, Robert Blake, and three new novellas featuring a demented detective with an obsession with a Hollywood actress. And, oh yes, just maybe the last appearance of Hush-Hush sleaze-monger Danny Getchell. Here’s Ellroy himself, shining a 500-watt Mag light into all the dark places of his life and imagination. Destination: Morgue! puts the reader’s attention in a hammerlock and refuses to let go.