Baladi Women of Cairo

Playing with an Egg and a Stone
Author: Evelyn A. Early
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555872687
Category: Social Science
Page: 217
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Traditional, urban Egyptian women - baladi women - extol themselves with the proverb, A baladi woman can play with an egg and a stone without breaking the egg. Evelyn Early illustrates this and other expressions of baladi women's self-identity by observing and recording their everyday discourse and how these women - who consider themselves destitute yet savvy - handle such matters as housing, work, marriage, religion, health and life in general.

Positive Transfer Operators and Decay of Correlations

Author: Viviane Baladi
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810233280
Category: Science
Page: 314
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Although individual orbits of chaotic dynamical systems are by definition unpredictable, the average behavior of typical trajectories can often be given a precise statistical description. Indeed, there often exist ergodic invariant measures with special additional features. For a given invariant measure, and a class of observables, the correlation functions tell whether (and how fast) the system ?mixes?, i.e. ?forgets? its initial conditions.This book, addressed to mathematicians and mathematical (or mathematically inclined) physicists, shows how the powerful technology of transfer operators, imported from statistical physics, has been used recently to construct relevant invariant measures, and to study the speed of decay of their correlation functions, for many chaotic systems. Links with dynamical zeta functions are explained.The book is intended for graduate students or researchers entering the field, and the technical prerequisites have been kept to a minimum.

Soil Plasticity

Theory and Implementation
Author: W.F. Chen,G.Y. Baladi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444598367
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This book is addressed primarily to civil engineers familiar with such traditional topics as strength of materials, soil mechanics, and theory of elasticity and structures, but less familiar with the modern development of the mathematical theory of soil plasticity necessary to any engineer working under the general heading of nonlinear analysis of soil-structure system. This book will satisfy his needs in the case of the soil medium. It introduces the reader to the theory of soil plasticity and its numerical implementation into computer programs. The theory and method of computer implementation presented here are appropriate for solving nonlinear static dynamic problems in soil mechanics and are applicable for finite difference and finite element computer codes. A sample computer model subroutine is developed and this is used to study some typical soil mechanics problems. With its comprehensive coverage and simple, concise presentation, the book will undoubtedly prove to be very useful for consulting engineers, research and graduate students in geotechnical engineering.


Palestine a celebration of food from land and sea
Author: Joudie Kalla
Publisher: Jacqui Small
ISBN: 1911127861
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Following on from her bestselling Palestine on a Plate, Joudie Kalla introduces readers to even more of the Middle East’s best kept secret – Palestinian cuisine. ‘Baladi’ means ‘my home, land and country’ in Farsi and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country. Baladi features recipes that are broadly categorized according to the part of the country that they primarily hail from, such as the land, the sea and the forest. Experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine through daoud basha (lamb meatballs cooked in a tamarind and tomato sauce served with caramelised onions and vermicelli rice), fatayer sabanekh (spinach, sumac and onion patties), samak Makli (fried fish selection with courgette mint and yogurt dip), halawet il smeed (buttery semolina and orange blossom dessert), and many more sensational recipes. Dishes are designed to go together and Joudie explains how to approach matching recipes together for a meal, although at the end of the day she takes an entirely flexible approach – choose what you fancy and create your own tasty combinations!

Dynamical Zeta Functions and Dynamical Determinants for Hyperbolic Maps

A Functional Approach
Author: Viviane Baladi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319776614
Category: Mathematics
Page: 291
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The spectra of transfer operators associated to dynamical systems, when acting on suitable Banach spaces, contain key information about the ergodic properties of the systems. Focusing on expanding and hyperbolic maps, this book gives a self-contained account on the relation between zeroes of dynamical determinants, poles of dynamical zeta functions, and the discrete spectra of the transfer operators. In the hyperbolic case, the first key step consists in constructing a suitable Banach space of anisotropic distributions. The first part of the book is devoted to the easier case of expanding endomorphisms, showing how the (isotropic) function spaces relevant there can be studied via Paley–Littlewood decompositions, and allowing easier access to the construction of the anisotropic spaces which is performed in the second part. This is the first book describing the use of anisotropic spaces in dynamics. Aimed at researchers and graduate students, it presents results and techniques developed since the beginning of the twenty-first century.


Now and Forever
Author: Alex Baladi
Publisher: N.A
Category: Alternative comic books, strips, etc
Page: 96
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A Celebration of Food from Land and Sea
Author: Joudie Kalla
Publisher: Interlink Books
ISBN: 9781623719814
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A NEW COLLECTION OF RECIPES AND STORIES FROM THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF PALESTINE ON A PLATEJoudie Kalla, author of the bestselling Palestine on a Plate, introduces readers to more of the Middle East's best kept secret-Palestinian cuisine. "Baladi" means "my home, my land, my country," and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing its wide ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes. Palestine is a country of different seasons and landscapes, and it is these diverse conditions that create the many and varied ingredients featured in the book. Joudie takes an entirely flexible approach to cooking, using influences from her home to create new dishes, and bringing her own twist to more traditional recipes.Baladi features recipes according to the area that they hail from, such as the land, the sea, the fields, the orchard . . . Experience the wonderful flavors of Palestine through Daoud Basha (lamb meatballs cooked in a tamarind and tomato sauce), khubzet za'atar (za'atar brioche twists), samak makli bil camun (fried fish selection with zucchini, mint and yogurt dip), atayef (soft pancakes filled with cream in an orange blossom sugar syrup), and many more sublime flavor combinations.With stunning color photographs to accompany each recipe, the book is also interspersed with shots of the landscapes, streets, and people of Palestine, reflecting the rich culinary culture running through the whole country.


Eternal Egypt
Author: Rafik G. Baladi
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466940816
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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This testimony reveals its author’s experience with Egypt, from a unique and factual perspective, recounting warm and overwhelming moments of grief and joy; of pain and human victory. His style as a storyteller is tender but electric. It spirals far back to Egypt’s glorious days and forward to her last sixty years of struggles. It depicts vast similarities in the absurdity of human marginalization, from homeland, to school and workplace, including his own recent suffering from corporate politics. It is a beautiful, genuine, and romantic fairy tale of human survival, rich with history and spirituality. It is based on true events. “Just as a living tree loses its aging fruits to its rich soil . . . , ” says the author, “so has Egypt lost many of her jasmines but for different reasons. It lost them because of social and political insensitivity.” These jasmines had to leave their mother’s bosom because of the shifting social climate and because of their shades, passions, and roots. Overseas, they continued to flourish with their gentle scents. Beautiful things happen to them; things that revitalize the souls. But the absurdity of intolerance broke in the homeland; it broke out of proportions, between 2010 and 2012. Hope continued to prevail. In the meantime, the hero of the book, finally, reunites with his Egyptian childhood love at the age of 59, overseas.

An Objective Waveform Comparison Technique

Author: George Y. Baladi,Donald E. Barnes
Publisher: N.A
Category: Blast effect
Page: 86
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This report documents the development of objective waveform discrepancy measures for comparing arbitrary transient response histories. The objective waveform discrepancy measures consist of the magnitude correlation factor, the phase-and-frequency correlation factor, the magnitude error, the phase-and-frequency error, and the combined magnitude and phase-and-frequency errors. Their validity and behavior are checked and demonstrated for several simple sinusoidal responses. The objective discrepancy measures are incorporated into a computer program, named Waveforms Comparison Technique, which processed digitized data tapes containing measured or calculated waveforms or both. The computer program is used to statistically analyze selected data from the DISC Test I event and objectively compare particle velocity measurements made in DISC Test II with expected value waveforms obtained from probabilistic prediction calculations. Appendix A of this report presents a flow chart and user's guide for the computer program WCT. It is recommended that the objective discrepancy measures be used whenever comparisons of two or more waveforms are made. It is also recommended that the technique be extended to objectively quantify differences in laboratory-and field-generated material property test results. (Author).

The Desert

Author: Wilfred Thesiger,Fondation Cartier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500974919
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 236
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Many of these works - executed in the Sahara and in the deserts of Namibia, Libya, Australia and the American Southwest - have been specially commissioned for this volume."--Jacket.

The Egyptian Food Subsidy System

Structure, Performance, and Options for Reform
Author: Akhter U. Ahmed
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896291219
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
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The Egyptian Food Subsidy System: Structure, Performance, and Options for Reform evaluates the economic, political, and technical feasibility of reducing costs while improving or maintaining the welfare of the poor. The report addresses five questions: (1) How well does the present system target the poor? (2) How much leakage- the pilferage of subsidized foods in the distribution channel-occurs? (3) At what cost does the government transfer income to the needy? (4) How can subsidies be better targeted to the needy? And (5) What are politically feasible options for reform?

Palestine on a Plate

Memories from my mother’s kitchen
Author: Joudie Kalla
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127047
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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There has been a huge surge of interest in Middle Eastern food in recent years but very few cookery books that focus on the food of Palestine. While many countries in the Middle East have dishes in common, each country has its own interpretation and style. Palestine on a Plate showcases the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country and introduces the reader to traditional Palestinian methods, cooking styles and flavours. Furthermore it presents recipes from the Palestinian home, rather than those traditionally found in restaurants and in most books. Whereas many contemporary Middle Eastern cookery books offer a modern interpretation of ancient recipes, which dilute their authenticity, the recipes in this cookbook are the real deal. This practical cookery book will feature colourful, gorgeous photography evoking the vibrancy and romance of the country.

Evaluation of the Baladi Indirect Tensile Apparatus

Author: John F. Adam
Publisher: N.A
Category: Asphalt concrete
Page: 27
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of a "device intended for reliable determination of asphalt concrete mechanical properties such as Poisson's ratio, resilient modulus, and indirect tensile strength"--P. 1.

The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding

And How to Break the Vicious Cycle
Author: Joseph Baladi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470826509
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This is one of the most thoughtful books on branding I've come across. Most such books are either quickly-crafted "how-to" books or academic tomes over-burdened with references. This book is thoughtful because it raises questions which deal with the "why" rather than just "how" of branding. The reference to brutal truth as the truth which will set us free—to examine ourselves without self-illusions—is liberating. The notion that Asia has many good, but no great brands, is also not a put-down but a clarion call for Asian CEOs to rise to the challenge and create lasting, meaningful, committed brands. Ho Kwon Ping Chairman/CEO, Banyan Tree and Board of Trustees, SMU 2010 recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the American Creativity Association A cold shower to wake people up. Joe Baladi's Brand Blueprint is a great tool for anyone involved in Sovereign Relationship Marketing or brand building anywhere. Timothy Love Vice Chairman Chief Executive Officer, Omnicom APIMA There are many books about branding but few address Asian companies directly. Joe Baladi has been one of the loudest voices to advocate strong branding practices to Asian companies determined to outperform their competitors. The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding is a timely book that all Asian CEOs with global aspirations should read. Richard Eu Group CEO, Eu Yan Sang International The Brutal Truth About Asian Branding is the first book that connects branding frameworks to the realities of operating in Asia. It offers a very straightforward perspective on the challenges Asian CEOs face as they build their businesses and their brands, and perhaps the most compelling part of the book is the passionate plea for how Asian CEOs should be thinking different about branding. In true Baladi style, it is straight from the heart. Maarten Kelder Managing Partner (Asia), Monitor Group A very interesting and valuable perspective on Asian branding... one that decision makers in the region should read and embrace. Well done Joe! Ron Sim Founder & CEO, OSIM International Brands mean Business, anywhere in the world! The focus on Asia, at this time, is natural since the developing nations of the region did so much to help the world recover from the global 2008 economic crisis. Baladi’s text is timely; it is thoughtful and thought-provoking; putting people and brands center stage with practical insights borne of his breadth of personal experience at the frontline. Chris D. Beaumont Professor, Tokyo University, Global Centre of Excellence Director, North Asia, Results International The brutal truth is that Joe Baladi is right. Asian CEOs must learn the brand skills used so successfully in the rest of the world. It will take a big change in mentality, but the rewards will be vast. This book is a great start to that revolution. Michael Newman Author, 22 Irrefutable Laws of Advertising

Belly Dance Around the World

New Communities, Performance and Identity
Author: Caitlin E. McDonald,Barbara Sellers-Young
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786473703
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Dancer/scholars from around the world have contributed essays on belly dance to this book. They all carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice. The essays explore the differences between the solo improvisational forms of North Africa and the Middle East, often referred to as raqs sharki, which are part of family celebrations, and the numerous globalized versions of this dance form, belly dance, derived from the movement vocabulary of North Africa and the Middle East but with a variety of performance styles distinct from its site of origin. Local versions of belly dance have grown and changed along with the role that dance plays in the community. The global evolution of belly dance is an inspiring example of the interplay of imagination, the internet and the social forces of local communities.