• Juvenile Nonfiction

Amici: Students' Book


Author: Carole Shepherd,Derek Aust
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199124244
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 2092
Amici is a fully-integrated Italian course for beginners to GCSE. Packed with cultural information, not just on Italy, but on the Italian-speaking world in general. Carole Shepherd and Derek Aust are both respected Italianists and experienced writers, so you can be sure that you will find everything you need in Amici to motivate and inspire your students. The Students' book contains four modules: each module has separate grammar sections and revision sections on all four skills. Also included is extension material; exam practice section and grammar section.

    • Computers

Mobility Data

Modeling, Management, and Understanding
Author: Chiara Renso,Stefano Spaccapietra,Esteban Zimányi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107292360
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
View: 5270
Mobility of people and goods is essential in the global economy. The ability to track the routes and patterns associated with this mobility offers unprecedented opportunities for developing new, smarter applications in different domains. Much of the current research is devoted to developing concepts, models, and tools to comprehend mobility data and make it manageable for these applications. This book surveys the myriad facets of mobility data, from spatio-temporal data modeling, to data aggregation and warehousing, to data analysis, with a specific focus on monitoring people in motion (drivers, airplane passengers, crowds, and even animals in the wild). Written by a renowned group of worldwide experts, it presents a consistent framework that facilitates understanding of all these different facets, from basic definitions to state-of-the-art concepts and techniques, offering both researchers and professionals a thorough understanding of the applications and opportunities made possible by the development of mobility data.

    • Business & Economics

Vienna & Chicago, Friends Or Foes?

A Tale of Two Schools of Free-market Economics
Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: Capital Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
View: 1108
In his new book, Vienna and Chicago, Friends or Foes? economist and author Mark Skousen debates the Austrian and Chicago schools of free-market economics, two schools in constant, heated disagreement in their theories of money, business cycle, government policy, and methodology.

    • Italian language

Ciao Amici!.: Textbook


Author: Tania Calabrese,Anna Riviello,Alessandro Carta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780701638023
Category: Italian language
Page: 255
View: 9747
YEARS 9 - 10 Ciao amici! is an exciting Italian language program written specifically to cover national and state outcomes-based courses. Ciao amici! textbooks are designed as self-contained spreads with high-impact stimulus material, dialogues, language tips, key vocabularly and speaking and listening activities. The books also feature a wide range of text types, and one of the most comprehensive dictionary and grammar sections ever provided in an Italian textbook. The Ciao amici! Italian language program also includes: an all-new workbook featuring a variety of text types, and many new listening, writing and revision activities an interactive multimedia CD-ROM with hundreds of hands-on activities for students to enjoy as they enhance their skills. Students can record their voice and compare it to a native speaker's, and access all audio files from the textbook and workbook.

    • Mathematics

Assignment Problems, Revised Reprint


Author: Rainer Burkard,Mauro Dell'Amico,Silvano Martello
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 1611972221
Category: Mathematics
Page: 393
View: 8855
Assignment Problems is a useful tool for researchers, practitioners and graduate students. In 10 self-contained chapters, it provides a comprehensive treatment of assignment problems from their conceptual beginnings through present-day theoretical, algorithmic and practical developments. The topics covered include bipartite matching algorithms, linear assignment problems, quadratic assignment problems, multi-index assignment problems and many variations of these. Researchers will benefit from the detailed exposition of theory and algorithms related to assignment problems, including the basic linear sum assignment problem and its variations. Practitioners will learn about practical applications of the methods, the performance of exact and heuristic algorithms, and software options. This book also can serve as a text for advanced courses in areas related to discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimisation. The revised reprint provides details on a recent discovery related to one of Jacobi's results, new material on inverse assignment problems and quadratic assignment problems, and an updated bibliography.

    • Law

International Business Transactions

Problems, Cases, and Materials
Author: Daniel C.K. Chow
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858958
Category: Law
Page: 864
View: 2102
Focusing on private international business transactions, this book covers the planning, structure, and implementation of these transactions in today’s global economy. New Key Features New Supreme Court jurisprudence on international litigation and arbitration. New developments in international investment law. New cases on corporate social responsibility.

    • Fiction

Conversations with Friends

A Novel
Author: Sally Rooney
Publisher: Hogarth Press
ISBN: 0451499050
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 5802
"Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they're figuring out how to be adults." - Celeste Ng, "Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast" Winner of the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick's flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances's friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. Written with gem-like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.

    • Technology & Engineering

Being Digital


Author: Nicholas Negroponte
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911824
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
View: 7037
In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book that lays it all out for you."--Newsday.

    • Business & Economics

Economics in One Lesson

The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Author: Henry Hazlitt
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 0307760626
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 1563
With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Betwixt


Author: Tara Bray Smith
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316022551
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
View: 521
For three teenagers, dark mystery has always lurked at the corner of the eyes and the edge of sleep. Beautiful Morgan D'Amici wakes in her trailerpark home with dirt and blood under her fingernails. Paintings come alive under Ondine Mason's violet-eyed gaze. Haunted runaway Nix Saint-Michael sees halos of light around people about to die. At a secret summer rave in the woods, the three teenagers learn of their true, changeling nature and their uncertain, intertwined destinies. Riveting, unflinching, beautiful, Betwixt shows a magic as complex and challenging as any ordinary reality.

    • Nature

Animal Cognition

An Introduction to Modern Comparative Psychology
Author: Jacques Vauclair
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674037038
Category: Nature
Page: 206
View: 8309
"Animal Cognition" presents a lucid and comprehensive overview of cognitive processes in animals--bees and wasps, cats and dogs, dolphins and sea otters, pigeons, titmice, and chimpanzees--and offers a novel discussion of the ways in which Piagetian concepts may be used to develop models for the study of animal cognition.

    • Medical

Peritoneal Dialysis Today


Author: Claudio Ronco,Roberto Dell'Aquila,Maria Pia Rodighiero
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805575815
Category: Medical
Page: 327
View: 3605
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an invaluable tool in the treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease, which does not preclude a renal transplant, but incurs lower costs than other treatment options and represents an alternative when the vascular access is not feasible. Moreover, PD can be integrated in the armamentarium of different therapies and constitutes an important option when logistical or organizational problems are present. The publication on hand gives an account of the most recent studies on PD outcome and adequacy, exploring how different fluids, schedules and techniques may help to determine the most tolerated and effective dialysis for each patient. Novel systems including continuous flow PD are probing new limits of efficiency and performance. Biocompatibility and adequate correction of anemia are also among the issues discussed in this book, giving the reader the opportunity to refresh or expand his knowledge in the field. This publication definitely deserves a place on the desk of those who are engaged in the day-by-day activity of PD.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Price of Silence

The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities
Author: William D. Cohan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145168181X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 672
View: 3609
A Duke alumnus whose work has been hailed as “authoritative” (The Washington Post), “seductively engrossing” (Chicago Tribune), “riveting” (The Economist), and “masterful” (Los Angeles Times), presents a stunning new account of the infamous Duke lacrosse team case. Despite it being front-page nationwide news, the true story of the Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety. It is more complex and profound than all the reporting to date would indicate. The Price of Silence is the definitive account of what happens when the most combustive forces in American culture—unbridled ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, sexual and racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority—collide and then explode on a powerful university campus, in the justice system, and in the media. Deeply reported and brilliantly written, The Price of Silence shines a bright light on the ever-widening gap between America’s rich and poor, and how the powerful protect themselves, even at the price of justice.

    • History

Accidental Orientalists

Modern Italian Travelers in Ottoman Lands
Author: Barbara Spackman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1786948087
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 8422
This book identifies a strand of what it calls "Accidental Orientalism" in narratives by Italians who found themselves in Ottoman Egypt and Anatolia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through historical accident and who wrote about their experiences in Italian, English, and French. Among them are young woman, Amalia Nizzoli, who learned Arabic, conversed the inhabitants of an Ottoman-Egpytian harem, and wrote a memoir in Italian; a young man, Giovanni Finati, who converted to Islam, passed as Albanian in Muhammad Ali's Egypt, and published his memoir in English; a strongman turned antiquarian, Giovanni Belzoni, whose narrative account in English documents the looting of antiquities by Europeans in Egypt ; a princess and patriot, Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso, who lived in exile in Anatolia and wrote in French condemning the Ottoman harem and proposing social reforms in in the Ottoman empire; and an early twentieth century anarchist and anti-colonialist, Leda Rafanelli, who converted to Islam, wrote prolifically, and posed before the camera in an Orient of her own fashioning. Crossing class, gender, dress, and religious boundaries as they move about the Mediterranean basin, their accounts variously reconfigure, reconsolidate, and often destabilize the imagined East-West divide. Ranging widely on an affective spectrum from Islamophobia to Islamophilia, their narratives are the occasion for the book's reflection on the practices of cultural cross-dressing, conversion to Islam, and passing and posing as Muslim on the part of Italians who had themselves the object of an Orientalization on the part of Northern Europeans, and whose language had long been the lingua franca of the Mediterranean.

    • Business & Economics

Rework


Author: Jason Fried,David Heinemeier Hansson
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9780307463760
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 8727
Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.

    • Science

Storage and Scarcity

New practices for food, energy and water
Author: Giorgio Osti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317076532
Category: Science
Page: 220
View: 7526
In an era of abundance, at least part of humanity has stopped thinking about the future provision of basic vital resources such water, energy and food. Storage actions, with all their variants whether real or imagined, are sources of innovation in the provision and treatment of crucial resources. This book deals with cases of water, food, energy and biodiversity storage as a response to a new era of scarcity. Examining multilevel storage policies, consumers’ practices and local organisations, author Giorgio Osti explores a variety of examples such as the need to stock agriculture produce, the industry and practices of food conservation, the role of artificial water basins in controlling floods and droughts and the development of batteries able to compensate for the intermittence of renewable energy sources. Storage and self-sufficiency can be achieved in many technical ways, at different territorial levels and according to different policies or philosophies. Being more a grasshopper or an ant - the two extreme positions - depends not only on the technologies available but also on different analyses of the environment and different attitudes to the future. This book offers an environmentalist perspective that uncovers hidden or absent activities of ultramodern societies that will be useful to students of environmental sociology as well as those researching and studying at the interface of environmental studies and geography.

GCSE (9-1) Italian

Practice Questions with Detailed Solutions
Author: With Honours
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781999945213
Category:
Page: 342
View: 9952
GCSE (9-1) Italian consists of a comprehensive and rigorously developed collection of multiple choice questions (MCQs), carefully designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in GCSE Italian. With 340 practice questions in total, this book provides thorough and equal coverage of the different topics, vocabulary and grammar assessed in the AQA and Edexcel GCSE syllabuses. By working through these practice questions and the detailed solutions provided, you will not only refine your exam technique and perfect your comprehension skills, but significantly improve your ability to communicate with confidence in the Italian language.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

North American Cambridge Latin Course Unit 4 Student's Book


Author: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107070988
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 384
View: 4937
Developed by the University of Cambridge School Classics Project, this bestselling Latin program provides an enjoyable and carefully paced introduction to the Latin language, complemented by background information on Roman culture and civilization. Following in the footsteps of two fugitives from the destruction of Pompeii, Unit 2 captures the drama of the daily lives of the inhabitants of two very different provinces at opposite ends of the Roman empire, Britain and Egypt.

    • History

The Rise of Nuclear Fear


Author: Spencer R. Weart
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065069
Category: History
Page: 367
View: 4076
After the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant had a meltdown, protesters around the world challenged nuclear power. Climate change has never aroused this visceral dread. Weart dissects this paradox, showing that powerful images surrounding nuclear energy hold us captive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive our thinking and public policy.

    • Social Science

Bit by Bit

Social Research in the Digital Age
Author: Matthew J. Salganik
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888182
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 3077
An innovative and accessible guide to doing social research in the digital age In just the past several years, we have witnessed the birth and rapid spread of social media, mobile phones, and numerous other digital marvels. In addition to changing how we live, these tools enable us to collect and process data about human behavior on a scale never before imaginable, offering entirely new approaches to core questions about social behavior. Bit by Bit is the key to unlocking these powerful methods—a landmark book that will fundamentally change how the next generation of social scientists and data scientists explores the world around us. Bit by Bit is the essential guide to mastering the key principles of doing social research in this fast-evolving digital age. In this comprehensive yet accessible book, Matthew Salganik explains how the digital revolution is transforming how social scientists observe behavior, ask questions, run experiments, and engage in mass collaborations. He provides a wealth of real-world examples throughout and also lays out a principles-based approach to handling ethical challenges. Bit by Bit is an invaluable resource for social scientists who want to harness the research potential of big data and a must-read for data scientists interested in applying the lessons of social science to tomorrow’s technologies. Illustrates important ideas with examples of outstanding research Combines ideas from social science and data science in an accessible style and without jargon Goes beyond the analysis of “found” data to discuss the collection of “designed” data such as surveys, experiments, and mass collaboration Features an entire chapter on ethics Includes extensive suggestions for further reading and activities for the classroom or self-study