Los Angeles Magazine by

Los Angeles Magazine
  • Title : Los Angeles Magazine
  • Author :
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 116
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Atlanta Magazine by N.A

Atlanta Magazine
  • Title : Atlanta Magazine
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.


World Report on Disability by World Health Organization

World Report on Disability
  • Title : World Report on Disability
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789241564182
  • Pages : 325
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief
  • Title : The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1784162124
  • Pages : 592
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  • Language : English
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The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.


Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights by Bychawska-Siniarska, Dominika

Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Title : Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Author : Bychawska-Siniarska, Dominika
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 124
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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European Convention on Human Rights – Article 10 – Freedom of expression 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises. 2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary. In the context of an effective democracy and respect for human rights mentioned in the Preamble to the European Convention on Human Rights, freedom of expression is not only important in its own right, but it also plays a central part in the protection of other rights under the Convention. Without a broad guarantee of the right to freedom of expression protected by independent and impartial courts, there is no free country, there is no democracy. This general proposition is undeniable. This handbook is a practical tool for legal professionals from Council of Europe member states who wish to strengthen their skills in applying the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in their daily work.


Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Privacy in the Information Age

Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age
  • Title : Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Privacy in the Information Age
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309103924
  • Pages : 450
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Privacy is a growing concern in the United States and around the world. The spread of the Internet and the seemingly boundaryless options for collecting, saving, sharing, and comparing information trigger consumer worries. Online practices of business and government agencies may present new ways to compromise privacy, and e-commerce and technologies that make a wide range of personal information available to anyone with a Web browser only begin to hint at the possibilities for inappropriate or unwarranted intrusion into our personal lives. Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age presents a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of privacy in the information age. It explores such important concepts as how the threats to privacy evolving, how can privacy be protected and how society can balance the interests of individuals, businesses and government in ways that promote privacy reasonably and effectively? This book seeks to raise awareness of the web of connectedness among the actions one takes and the privacy policies that are enacted, and provides a variety of tools and concepts with which debates over privacy can be more fruitfully engaged. Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age focuses on three major components affecting notions, perceptions, and expectations of privacy: technological change, societal shifts, and circumstantial discontinuities. This book will be of special interest to anyone interested in understanding why privacy issues are often so intractable.


The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
  • Title : The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
  • Author : Tony Attwood
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1843104954
  • Pages : 397
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.


Christus Vivit by Pope Francis

Christus Vivit
  • Title : Christus Vivit
  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • ISBN Code : 1681924927
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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To young Christians of the world, Pope Francis has a message for you: "Christ is alive, and he wants you to be alive!" In his fourth apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on "Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment." Pope Francis has always had a special relationship with young people, and in his fatherly love for you he shows that: You can relate to young people in Scripture who made a difference You identify with the Christ who is always young You face difficult issues in the world today You yearn for the truth of the Gospel You are capable of amazing things when you respond to the Gospel You learn and grow with help from the faithful of all generations You need bold and creative youth ministry You can discover who God made you to be You are urged to pray for discernment Christus Vivit is written for and to young people, but Pope Francis also wrote it for the entire Church, because, as he says, reflecting on our young people inspires us all. "May the Holy Spirit urge you on as you run this race. The Church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith. We need them! And when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us."


Cross-national Studies of the Quality of Education by International Institute for Educational Planning

Cross-national Studies of the Quality of Education
  • Title : Cross-national Studies of the Quality of Education
  • Author : International Institute for Educational Planning
  • Publisher : United Nations Educational
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is based on papers presented and discussions held during the Policy Forum on 'Cross-national Studies of the Quality of Education: Planning their Design and Managing their Impact' held in Paris in 2004. It contains an overview of terminology, concepts and definitions related to cross-national studies on the quality of education. It also examines three key educational policy research design questions: what will be measured, who will be measured, and what are the financial and logistical costs? Rounding off the volume are case studies that illustrate how ministries of education and international organisations disseminate the results of cross-national studies of the quality of education.


Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center by Carson Zimmerman

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Title : Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Author : Carson Zimmerman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692243107
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.


Improving Diagnosis in Health Care by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care
  • Title : Improving Diagnosis in Health Care
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309377692
  • Pages : 472
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.


Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Title : Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309142393
  • Pages : 348
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.


Knowmad Society by John Moravec

Knowmad Society
  • Title : Knowmad Society
  • Author : John Moravec
  • Publisher : Education Futures LLC
  • ISBN Code : 0615742092
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Knowmad Society explores the future of learning, work, and how we relate with each other in a world driven by accelerating change, value networks, and the rise of knowmads. Knowmads are nomadic knowledge workers: Creative, imaginative, and innovative people who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The jobs associated with 21st century knowledge and innovation workers have become much less specific concerning task and place, but require more value-generative applications of what they know. The office as we know it is gone. Schools and other learning spaces will follow next. In this book, nine authors from three continents, ranging from academics to business leaders, share their visions for the future of learning and work. Educational and organizational implications are uncovered, experiences are shared, and the contributors explore what it's going to take for individuals, organizations, and nations to succeed in Knowmad Society.


Knowledge, Power and Dissent by Guy R. Neave

Knowledge, Power and Dissent
  • Title : Knowledge, Power and Dissent
  • Author : Guy R. Neave
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231040405
  • Pages : 382
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  • Language : English
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This publication is based on the discussions of the 2004 Global Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy of the UNESCO Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, held in Paris in December 2004. It contains contributions from 17 international experts in the field of higher education which explore the global rise of the 'knowledge society' and its implications for higher education and for sustainable human development in the future.


Affective Computing by Rosalind W. Picard

Affective Computing
  • Title : Affective Computing
  • Author : Rosalind W. Picard
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780262661157
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions. The latest scientific findings indicate that emotions play an essential role in decision making, perception, learning, and more--that is, they influence the very mechanisms of rational thinking. Not only too much, but too little emotion can impair decision making. According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and to interact naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even to have and express emotions. Part 1 of this book provides the intellectual framework for affective computing. It includes background on human emotions, requirements for emotionally intelligent computers, applications of affective computing, and moral and social questions raised by the technology. Part 2 discusses the design and construction of affective computers. Although this material is more technical than that in Part 1, the author has kept it less technical than typical scientific publications in order to make it accessible to newcomers. Topics in Part 2 include signal-based representations of emotions, human affect recognition as a pattern recognition and learning problem, recent and ongoing efforts to build models of emotion for synthesizing emotions in computers, and the new application area of affective wearable computers.


Business Ethics by Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry

Business Ethics
  • Title : Business Ethics
  • Author : Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781947172562
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Rock Art in West Papua by Karina Arifin,Philippe Delanghe,Unesco

Rock Art in West Papua
  • Title : Rock Art in West Papua
  • Author : Karina Arifin,Philippe Delanghe,Unesco
  • Publisher : Unesco
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 291
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  • Language : English
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This book addresses for the first time four major rock art areas of West Papua: the Berau Gulf, Bitsyari Bay, Triton Bay and the Baliem Valley. Together, they form one of the richest regions of rock art and include many newly discovered sites. These sites, located along the South Coast and in the Baliem Highlands, contain thousands of paintings. This book presents, for the first time, hundreds of original photographs including hand stencils, matutuo, faces, and abstract motifs found in West Papua. It also compiles existing hypotheses on the antiquity and origins of rock art in the region and tries to offer a stimulus for further research


School, Family, and Community Partnerships by Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams

School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Title : School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Author : Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1506391354
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations


My Life After Hate by Arno Michaels

My Life After Hate
  • Title : My Life After Hate
  • Author : Arno Michaels
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0983129053
  • Pages : 178
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

Asperger's Syndrome
  • Title : Asperger's Syndrome
  • Author : Tony Attwood
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781853025778
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.


Youcat English by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn

Youcat English
  • Title : Youcat English
  • Author : Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • ISBN Code : 1681496445
  • Pages : 175
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the official catechism for World Youth Day. Written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The popular format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, margin pictures and illustrations, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations, and quotes from the Saints and other great teachers. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Faith, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe (doctrine) How they celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments) How Catholics are to live (moral life) How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. After the Bible, YOUCAT will likely become the go-to place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Pope Benedict XVI wrote the foreword; Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the editor of YOUCAT and the Archbishop of Vienna, Austria, wrote the afterword.


Organizing Matters by Guy Mundlak

Organizing Matters
  • Title : Organizing Matters
  • Author : Guy Mundlak
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1839104031
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Organizing Matters demonstrates the interplay between two distinct logics of labour’s collective action: on the one hand, workers coming together, usually at their place of work, entrusting the union to represent their interests and, on the other hand, social bargaining in which the trade union constructs labour’s interests from the top down. The book investigates the tensions and potential complementarities between the two logics through the combination of a strong theoretical framework and an extensive qualitative case study of trade union organizing and recruitment in four countries – Austria, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands. These countries still utilize social-wide bargaining but find it necessary to draw and develop strategies transposed from Anglo-American countries in response to continuously declining membership.


Designing Voice User Interfaces by Cathy Pearl

Designing Voice User Interfaces
  • Title : Designing Voice User Interfaces
  • Author : Cathy Pearl
  • Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
  • ISBN Code : 1491955384
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it. Author Cathy Pearl also takes product managers, UX designers, and VUI designers into advanced design topics that will help make your VUI not just functional, but great. Understand key VUI design concepts, including command-and-control and conversational systems Decide if you should use an avatar or other visual representation with your VUI Explore speech recognition technology and its impact on your design Take your VUI above and beyond the basic exchange of information Learn practical ways to test your VUI application with users Monitor your app and learn how to quickly improve performance Get real-world examples of VUIs for home assistants, smartwatches, and car systems


The Teen Years Explained by Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

The Teen Years Explained
  • Title : The Teen Years Explained
  • Author : Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
  • Publisher : Jayne Blanchard
  • ISBN Code : 0615302467
  • Pages : 103
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.


Unspeakable Truths 2e by Priscilla B. Hayner

Unspeakable Truths 2e
  • Title : Unspeakable Truths 2e
  • Author : Priscilla B. Hayner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135245584
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth commissions and the broader arena of transitional justice. This second edition is fully updated and expanded, covering twenty new commissions formed in the last ten years, analyzing new trends, and offering detailed charts that assess the impact of truth commissions and provide comparative information not previously available. Placing the increasing number of truth commissions within the broader expansion in transitional justice, Unspeakable Truths surveys key developments and new thinking in reparations, international justice, healing from trauma, and other areas. The book challenges many widely-held assumptions, based on hundreds of interviews and a sweeping review of the literature. This book will help to define how these issues are addressed in the future.


Effective Study by Francis P. Robinson

Effective Study
  • Title : Effective Study
  • Author : Francis P. Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 262
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Portuguese Colonialism in Africa by Eduardo de Sousa Ferreira

Portuguese Colonialism in Africa
  • Title : Portuguese Colonialism in Africa
  • Author : Eduardo de Sousa Ferreira
  • Publisher : Unesco Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 170
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization by Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster

Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Title : Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Author : Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9789048196616
  • Pages : 266
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.


Unspeakable Truths by Priscilla B. Hayner

Unspeakable Truths
  • Title : Unspeakable Truths
  • Author : Priscilla B. Hayner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415924788
  • Pages : 340
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In a sweeping review of forty truth commissions, Priscilla Hayner delivers a definitive exploration of the global experience in official truth-seeking after widespread atrocities. When Unspeakable Truths was first published in 2001, it quickly became a classic, helping to define the field of truth commissions and the broader arena of transitional justice. This second edition is fully updated and expanded, covering twenty new commissions formed in the last ten years, analyzing new trends, and offering detailed charts that assess the impact of truth commissions and provide comparative information not previously available. Placing the increasing number of truth commissions within the broader expansion in transitional justice, Unspeakable Truths surveys key developments and new thinking in reparations, international justice, healing from trauma, and other areas. The book challenges many widely-held assumptions, based on hundreds of interviews and a sweeping review of the literature. This book will help to define how these issues are addressed in the future.


The Quest for Artificial Intelligence by Nils J. Nilsson

The Quest for Artificial Intelligence
  • Title : The Quest for Artificial Intelligence
  • Author : Nils J. Nilsson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139642820
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.


How Learning Works by Susan A. Ambrose,Michael W. Bridges,Michele DiPietro,Marsha C. Lovett,Marie K. Norman

How Learning Works
  • Title : How Learning Works
  • Author : Susan A. Ambrose,Michael W. Bridges,Michele DiPietro,Marsha C. Lovett,Marie K. Norman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9780470617601
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Foreword by Richard E. Mayer, professor of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara; coauthor, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction; and author, Multimedia Learning


Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Cover Letter Magic
  • Title : Cover Letter Magic
  • Author : Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • ISBN Code : 9781563709869
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Professional resume and cover letter writers reveal their inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get attention and land interviews. Features more than 150 sample cover letters written for all types of job seekers, including the Before-and-After transformations that can make boring letters fabulous.


Closer to the Machine by Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner,Toby Walsh,Katie Miller,Jake Goldenfein,Fang Chen,Jianlong Zhou,Richard Nock,Benjamin Rubinstein,Margaret Jackson

Closer to the Machine
  • Title : Closer to the Machine
  • Author : Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner,Toby Walsh,Katie Miller,Jake Goldenfein,Fang Chen,Jianlong Zhou,Richard Nock,Benjamin Rubinstein,Margaret Jackson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780648672319
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Artificial intelligence, or AI, has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Hardly a day goes by without hearing or reading about AI and the impacts it is having on society. Up until now, industry has led the charge in developing and implementing AI technologies to help achieve commercial goals. However, the public sector is increasingly turning to AI technologies to carry out its functions, develop and inform policy, and deliver services to its citizens. How governments and regulators respond to technological and social developments in AI will have a large and lasting impact on our society. We need to encourage worthwhile technological innovation, but we need to do so with our eyes open. This requires us to be alert to the far-reaching effects AI can have. We all have a role to play in determining what the society in which we want to live looks like. https://ovic.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/closer-to-the-machine-web.pdf


Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Common Sense
  • Title : Common Sense
  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : The Capitol Net Inc
  • ISBN Code : 9781587332296
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects, viz.: I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs. IV. Of the Present Ability of America, with some Miscellaneous Reflections


Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century by Stig Tenold

Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century
  • Title : Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century
  • Author : Stig Tenold
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319956396
  • Pages : 327
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is open access under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license. This open access book discusses how Norwegian shipping companies played a crucial role in global shipping markets in the 20th century, at times transporting more than ten per cent of world seaborne trade. Chapters explore how Norway managed to remain competitive, despite being a high labour-cost country in an industry with global competition. Among the features that are emphasised are market developments, business strategies and political decisions The Norwegian experience was shaped by the main breaking points in 20th century world history, such as the two world wars, and by long-term trends, such as globalization and liberalization. The shipping companies introduced technological and organizational innovations to build or maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing world. The growing importance of offshore petroleum exploration in the North Sea from the 1970s was both a threat and an opportunity to the shipping companies. By adapting both business strategies and the political regime to the new circumstances, the Norwegian shipping sector managed to maintain a leading position internationally.


The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember
  • Title : The City of Ember
  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1407049275
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked - but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all - the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness-But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?


A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls Lanier,Bill Clinton,Lisa Frazier Page

A Mighty Long Way
  • Title : A Mighty Long Way
  • Author : Carlotta Walls Lanier,Bill Clinton,Lisa Frazier Page
  • Publisher : One World
  • ISBN Code : 0345511018
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A personal account of the nation's most famous school integration recounts the author's decision to attend Little Rock's all-white Central High and describes how subsequent events affected her family's beliefs about dedication, perseverance, and sacrifice.


Culture and Human Fertility by Frank Lorimer

Culture and Human Fertility
  • Title : Culture and Human Fertility
  • Author : Frank Lorimer
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 510
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Edible Insects by Arnold van Huis,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Edible Insects
  • Title : Edible Insects
  • Author : Arnold van Huis,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org
  • ISBN Code : 9789251075951
  • Pages : 187
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Edible insects have always been a part of human diets, but in some societies there remains a degree of disdain and disgust for their consumption. Insects offer a significant opportunity to merge traditional knowledge and modern science to improve human food security worldwide. This publication describes the contribution of insects to food security and examines future prospects for raising insects at a commercial scale to improve food and feed production, diversify diets, and support livelihoods in both developing and developed countries. Edible insects are a promising alternative to the conventional production of meat, either for direct human consumption or for indirect use as feedstock. This publication will boost awareness of the many valuable roles that insects play in sustaining nature and human life, and it will stimulate debate on the expansion of the use of insects as food and feed.