The ACB with Honora Lee


Author: Kate De Goldi
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1770497242
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Perry's mother and father are busy people ... they're impatient, they're tired, they get cross easily. And they think that only children, like Perry, should be kept busy. On Saturday mornings Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia rest home, but Gran never remembers them. 'Who is that man?' Honora Lee asks when Perry's father leaves the room. After movement class is abruptly cancelled, Perry is allowed to go to Santa Lucia on Thursday afternoons. She discovers her Gran has an unconventional interest in the alphabet, so Perry decides to make an alphabet book with the help of Honora and the others. Soon everyone is interested in Perry's book project. The ACB With Honora Lee unfolds with characteristic warmth, quirky, surprising humor and a rich cast of 'residents'. The story is a meditation on kindness and patience and acceptance; that of the very young and the very old. It's a story that will resonate with echoes of recollection for many -- from Perry's endearing perspective on the adult world to the embracing kindness of those who care for the elderly. From the Hardcover edition.

Avian Ancestors

A Review of the Phylogenetic Relationships of the Theropods Unenlagiidae, Microraptoria, Anchiornis and Scansoriopterygidae
Author: Federico Agnolin,Fernando E. Novas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400756372
Category: Science
Page: 96
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Although consensus exists among researchers that birds evolved from coelurosaurian theropods, paleontologists still debate the identification of the group of coelurosaurians that most closely approaches the common ancestor of birds. The last 20 years witnessed the discovery of a wide array of avian-like theropods that has considerably amplified the anatomical disparity among deinonychosaurians, some of which resemble Archaeopteryx more than Deinonychus. Among these newly discovered theropods that show remarkable bird-like characteristics are the four-winged theropods Microraptor and Anchiornis, and the unenlagiids Unenlagia, Buitreraptor, and Rahonavis. A bizarre group of minute-sized coelurosaurs, the Scansoriopterygidae, also exhibits some avian similarities that lead some authors to interpret them as more closely related to birds than other dinosaurs. With the aim to explore the phylogenetic relationships of these coelurosaurians and birds, we merged recently published integrative databases, resulting in significant changes in the topological distribution of taxa within Paraves. We present evidence that Dromaeosauridae, Microraptoria, Unenlagiidae, and Anchiornis + Xiaotingia form successive sister taxa of Aves, and that the Scansoriopterygidae are basal coelurosaurians not closely related to birds. The implications in the evolutionary sequence of anatomical characters leading to birds, including the origin of flight, are also considered in light of this new phylogenetic hypothesis.

On the Power of Fuzzy Markup Language


Author: Giovanni Acampora,Vincenzo Loia,Chang-Shing Lee,Mei-Hui Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642354882
Category: Computers
Page: 188
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One of the most successful methodology that arose from the worldwide diffusion of Fuzzy Logic is Fuzzy Control. After the first attempts dated in the seventies, this methodology has been widely exploited for controlling many industrial components and systems. At the same time, and very independently from Fuzzy Logic or Fuzzy Control, the birth of the Web has impacted upon almost all aspects of computing discipline. Evolution of Web, Web2.0 and Web 3.0 has been making scenarios of ubiquitous computing much more feasible; consequently information technology has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. What happens when Fuzzy Logic meets Web technology? Interesting results might come out, as you will discover in this book. Fuzzy Mark-up Language is a son of this synergistic view, where some technological issues of Web are re-interpreted taking into account the transparent notion of Fuzzy Control, as discussed here. The concept of a Fuzzy Control that is conceived and modeled in terms of a native web wisdom represents another step towards the last picture of Pervasive Web Intelligence.

Medical Physiology


Author: David Applin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556613
Category: Medical
Page: 140
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Applin discusses a range of medical issues that affect the way we live our lives. The functions of the immune system and the brain are studied in detail, as are the effects on our health of ageing, diet and exercise.

Journalists and Media Accountability

An International Study of News People in the Digital Age
Author: Susanne Fengler,Tobias Eberwein,Gianpietro Mazzoleni,Colin Porlezza,Stephan Russ-Mohl
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433122811
Category: Social Science
Page: 313
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Media accountability is back on the political agenda. This book advances research on media accountability and transparency, and also offers perspectives for newsrooms, media policy-makers, and journalism educators

The Guerrilla Marketing Handbook


Author: Jay Conrad Levinson,Seth Godin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395700136
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 379
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This book will guide marketers into the world of positioning and selling products and services. The authors lead the reader step by step through the process of developing a marketing campaign. They offer detailed descriptions of more than a hundred marketing tools from contests to affinity programs, from direct mail to billboard advertising. Anecdotes, graphics, and rules of thumb are also included.

The European Handbook of Media Accountability


Author: Tobias Eberwein,Susanne Fengler,Matthias Karmasin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317033272
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
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In recent years, the Leveson Inquiry in Great Britain, as well as the EU High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, have stirred heated debates about media accountability and media self-regulation across Europe. How responsible are journalists? How well-developed are infrastructures of media self-regulation in the different European countries? How much commitment to media accountability is there in the media industry – and how actively do media users become involved in the process of media criticism via social media? With contributions from leading scholars in the field of journalism and mass communication, this handbook brings together reports on the status quo of media accountability in all EU members states as well as key countries close to Europe, such as Turkey and Israel. Each chapter provides an up-to-date overview of media accountability structures as well as a synopsis of relevant research, exploring the role of media accountability instruments in each national setting, including both media self-regulation (such as codes of ethics, press councils, ombudspersons) and new instruments that involve audiences and stakeholder groups (such as media blogs and user comment systems). A theoretically informed, cross-national comparative analysis of the state of media accountability in contemporary Europe, this handbook constitutes an invaluable basis for further research and policy-making and will appeal to students and scholars of media studies and journalism, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.

Public Service Broadcasting


Author: David Hendy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328983
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Challenging the opinion that public service broadcasting is a thing of the past, David Hendy explains its importance in the present – and in the future. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book explores the development of public service broadcasting, outlining the key debates and issues, while situating them within wider cultural contexts. Hendy uses media history to consider the outlook for broadcasters such as the BBC, and other networks and stations around the world. He analyzes how these institutions shape society, culture, and politics, focusing on how key ethical and cultural values - such as enlightenment, impartiality, service, choice, and trust – have been constantly reinvented to ensure that broadcasting can carry on being a public 'good' as well as a commercial product. Clear, concise, and contemporary, Public Service Broadcasting is invaluable reading for all students of media and broadcasting, and for anyone interested in a strand of media that has had - and continues to have - an enormous social and cultural impact, not only in Britain, but across the globe.

175 High-Impact Resumes


Author: Richard H. Beatty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471219991
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The ingenious guide to making your resume stand out from the crowd . . . 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition provides the tools, tips, and examples you need to build a professional resume that packs a punch. It guides you step by step through the process of constructing your resume and highlighting key components while giving you a clear understanding of the design, content, and overall performance of each part. You'll learn how and when to use a variety of resume formats, including chronological, functional, linear, and others. With 175 hand-picked, successful resumes of both experienced job seekers and recent college grads, there's definitely a resume here that suits your needs. Almost all the resumes in this new Third Edition have been revised and updated to reflect the current thinking and terminology of the employment profession. And there's more: A new chapter that provides a practical checklist of the "do's" and "don'ts" of resume writing Guidelines for preparing a professional electronic resume Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in resumes Resumes across a wide array of occupational areas, including administration, finance, accounting, human resources, public relations, law, marketing, sales, technical services, engineering, education, retail, and many more By following the guidelines and model resumes in this invaluable book, you can automatically build a highly effective professional resume with wallop. Regardless of your level of experience and no matter what industry you're in, 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition will help you get the big interview and land that knockout job.

We Were Eight Years in Power

An American Tragedy
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
ISBN: 0399590560
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Page: 367
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump. "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president." But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period--and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective--the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President," "The Case for Reparations," and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. *Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Praise for We Were Eight Years in Power "Essential . . . Coates's probing essays about race, politics, and history became necessary ballast for this nation's gravity-defying moment." --The Boston Globe "Coates's always sharp commentary is particularly insightful as each day brings a new upset to the cultural and political landscape laid during the term of the nation's first black president. . . . Coates is a crucial voice in the public discussion of race and equality, and readers will be eager for his take on where we stand now and why." --Booklist (starred review)

Media and Convergence Management


Author: Sandra Diehl,Matthias Karmasin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642361633
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
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Convergence has gained an enormous amount of attention in media studies within the last several years. It is used to describe the merging of formerly distinct functions, markets and fields of application, which has changed the way companies operate and consumers perceive and process media content. These transformations have not only led business practices to change and required companies to adapt to new conditions, they also continue to have a lasting impact on research in this area. This book’s main purpose is to shed some light on crucial phenomena of media and convergence management, while also addressing more specific issues brought about by innovations related to media, technologies, industries, business models, consumer behavior and content management. This book gathers insights from renowned academic researchers and pursues a highly interdisciplinary approach. It will serve as a valuable reference guide for students, practitioners and researchers interested in media convergence processes.

Real-Resumes for Customer Service Jobs


Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
ISBN: 9781885288448
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 181
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Getting jobs in the customer service field will be easier with this book which gives nearly a hundred sample resumes along with the cover letters that introduced the resumes to potential employers. Those who seek employment in any industry will find valuable advice in this book. If you are restructuring or revising your resume, you will find the help you need when you discover this book which focuses on the language and employment history of folks in the customer service business. The book was created based on the experiences of hundreds of job hunters over a 10-year period. Learn how successful people in the customer service field presented themselves to potential employers!

Helping Gifted Children Soar

A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
Author: Carol Ann Strip,Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707413
Category: Education
Page: 270
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A guide to the many issues gifted children face that offers parents and teachers advice on identifying gifted children, helping them get the most of classroom programs, forming parent support groups, meeting social and emotional needs, and choosing the appropriate curriculum.

Live from Capitol Hill!

studies of Congress and the media
Author: Stephen Hess
Publisher: Brookings Inst Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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In this fourth volume of his highly acclaimed Newswork series, Stephen Hess offers a revealing look at the culture of journalism in Washington and the relations between legislators and the media.

Brother of Sleep: A Novel


Author: Robert Schneider
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468308114
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Could the greatest musician of all time live his life in a remote peasant village and never be discovered by the world? Set against the backdrop of an Alpine village in the nineteenth century, this astounding novel tells the story of Elias Johannes Alder, a musical genius with supernatural hearing who develops his talent in secret midnight sessions at the church organ. A spiritual descendant of Patrick Su¨skind’s Perfume and translated into twenty-four languages, Brother of Sleep moves inexorably toward tragedy as Elias is undone by his intense feeling for Elsbeth, the woman he loves. In this shocking and beguiling novel, Robert Schneider has created a world that is utterly seductive and wholly original.

Sport Beyond Television

The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport
Author: Brett Hutchins,David Rowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415887186
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 237
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Television is no longer the only screen delivering footage and news to people about sport. Computers, the Internet, Web, mobile and other digital media are increasingly important technologies in the production and consumption of sports media. Sport Beyond Television analyzes the changes that have given rise to this situation, combining theoretical insights with original evidence collected through extensive research and interviews with people working in the media and sport industries. It locates sports media as a pivotal component in online content economies and cultures, and counteracts the scant scholarly attention to sports media when compared to music, film and publishing in convergent media cultures. An expanding array of popular sports media – industry, user, club, athlete and fan produced – is now available and accessible in networked digital communications environments. This change is confounding the thinking of major sports organizations that have lived off the generous revenue flowing from exclusive broadcast contracts with free-to-air and subscription television networks for the last five decades. These developments are creating commercial and policy confusion, particularly as sports audiences and the advertising market fragment in line with the proliferation of niche channels and sources of digital sports media. Chapters in this title examine the shift from broadcast to online sports media markets, the impact of social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, evolving user and fan practices, the changing character of sports journalism, and the rise of sports computer gaming. Each chapter traces the socio-cultural implications of trends and trajectories in media sport.

Understanding Video Games

The Essential Introduction
Author: Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen,Jonas Heide Smith,Susana Pajares Tosca
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317533127
Category: Games
Page: 286
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Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry, advances in video game scholarship, and recent trends in game design and development—including mobile, casual, educational, and indie gaming. In the third edition of this textbook, students will: Learn the major theories and schools of thought used to study games, including ludology and narratology; Understand the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry; Trace the history of games, from the board games of ancient Egypt to the rise of mobile gaming; Explore the aesthetics of game design, including rules, graphics, audio, and time; Analyze the narrative strategies and genre approaches used in video games; Consider the debate surrounding the effects of violent video games and the impact of "serious games." Featuring discussion questions, recommended games, a glossary of key terms, and an interactive online video game history timeline, Understanding Video Games provides a valuable resource for anyone interested in examining the ways video games are reshaping entertainment and society.

IFRS Essentials


Author: Dieter Christian,Norbert Lüdenbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118501349
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 568
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Gain a deeper understanding of financial reporting under IFRS through clear explanations and extensive practical examples. IFRS can be a complex topic, and books on the subject often tackle its intricacies through dense explanation across thousands of pages. Others seek to provide an overview of IFRS and these, while useful for the general reader, lack the depth required by practitioners and students. IFRS Essentials strikes a balance between the two extremes, offering concise interpretation of the crucial facts supported by a wealth of examples. Problems and their solutions are demonstrated in a manner which is short, straightforward and simple to understand, avoiding complex language; jargon and redundant detail. This book is suitable for students and lecturers at universities and other educational institutions, auditing and accounting trainees, and employees in the area of accounting and auditing who seek to develop their practical skills and deepen their knowledge of IFRS.

Engineering Mechanics 1

Statics
Author: Dietmar Gross,Werner Hauger,Jörg Schröder,Wolfgang A. Wall,Nimal Rajapakse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642303196
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 302
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Statics is the first volume of a three-volume textbook on Engineering Mechanics. The authors, using a time-honoured straightforward and flexible approach, present the basic concepts and principles of mechanics in the clearest and simplest form possible to advanced undergraduate engineering students of various disciplines and different educational backgrounds. An important objective of this book is to develop problem solving skills in a systematic manner. Another aim of this volume is to provide engineering students as well as practising engineers with a solid foundation to help them bridge the gap between undergraduate studies on the one hand and advanced courses on mechanics and/or practical engineering problems on the other. The book contains numerous examples, along with their complete solutions. Emphasis is placed upon student participation in problem solving. The contents of the book correspond to the topics normally covered in courses on basic engineering mechanics at universities and colleges. Now in its second English edition, this material has been in use for two decades in Germany, and has benefited from many practical improvements and the authors’ teaching experience over the years. New to this edition are the extra supplementary examples available online as well as the TM-tools necessary to work with this method.