No More Rules

Graphic Design and Postmodernism
Author: Rick Poynor
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856692298
Category: Graphic arts
Page: 192
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With the international take-up of new technology in the 1990s, designers and typographers reassessed their roles and jettisoned existing rules in an explosion of creativity in graphic design. This book tells that story in detail, defining and illustrating key developments and themes from 1980-2000.

Freer Markets, More Rules

Regulatory Reform in Advanced Industrial Countries
Author: Steven K. Vogel
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501717308
Page: 312
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In defiance of conventional wisdom, Vogel contends that the deregulation revolution of the 1980s and 1990s never happened. The advanced industrial countries moved toward liberalization or freer markets at the same time that they imposed reregulation or more rules. Moreover, the countries involved did not converge in regulatory practice but combined liberalization and reregulation in markedly different ways. The state itself, far more than private interest groups, drove the process of regulatory reform. Thus, the story of deregulation is one rich in paradox: a movement aimed at reducing regulation increased it; a movement propelled by global forces reinforced national differences; and a movement that purported to reduce state power was led by the state itself.

Natural Computing for Simulation and Knowledge Discovery

Author: Nunes de Castro, Leandro
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466642548
Category: Computers
Page: 326
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Nature has long provided the inspiration for a variety of scientific discoveries in engineering, biomedicine, and computing, though only recently have these elements of nature been used directly in computational systems. Natural Computing for Simulation and Knowledge Discovery investigates the latest developments in nature-influenced technologies. Within its pages, readers will find an in-depth analysis of such advances as cryptographic solutions based on cell division, the creation and manipulation of biological computers, and particle swarm optimization techniques. Scientists, practitioners, and students in fields such as computing, mathematics, and molecular science will make use of this essential reference to explore current trends in natural computation and advance nature-inspired technologies to the next generation.

European Condominium Law

Author: Cornelius Van Der Merwe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316241130
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This is the first comprehensive comparative treatment of condominium (apartment ownership, commonhold, horizontal property) law in 21 European jurisdictions. This book explores the genesis of condominium law in Europe and in each of the jurisdictions represented and the use made of the condominium format to structure residential, commercial, industrial and tourist condominiums. It examines the establishment of condominiums, basic condominium concepts and the role by-laws play in establishing harmony in a condominium. Included are ten case studies, which illustrate a variety of factual scenarios and focus on providing legal solutions to practical cases. The scenarios include, amongst others, the legal consequences of a sale of apartments from building plans; restrictions on the sale and letting of apartments; the keeping of pets and the conduct of a profession (such as a medical practice) in an apartment; the sanctions against defaulters of contributions; and the requirements for undertaking maintenance and improvements.

The Rules of Perspective

A Novel
Author: Adam Thorpe
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466859237
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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On April 3, 1945, the advancing American army shells the historic town of Lohenfelde, and the Kaiser-Wilhelm museum. Within the museum's vaults, Heinrich Hoffer is hiding from the bombardment, and trying to keep a priceless Van Gogh from falling into the hands of a rogue Nazi. After the shelling, an American corporal, Neal Parry, finds a beautiful eighteenth-century oil painting in the rubble, and must confront both its beauty, and the morality of stealing it. The stories of Herr Hoffer, Parry, and their paintings unfold simultaneously in this gripping, brilliantly structured novel about art and war.

Richard Templar's Rules

The Complete Compilation (Collection)
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133457923
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1513
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Richard Templar’s simple “rules” for achieving happiness, personal fulfillment, and success: 6 worldwide best-sellers in one brand new collection! An amazing collection of Richard Templar’s “Rules”: 6 expanded books, packed with simple, bite-size rules for achieving more happiness, fulfillment, and success! Life just isn’t as hard as it looks! Again and again, the most successful, happiest people use the same strategies. You can learn and use those strategies — and they work! In the recently-expanded editions of six amazing books, best-selling author Richard Templar brings together hundreds of bite-size strategies for success… all stunningly smart, quick, and practical! In The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Templar uncovers learnable attitudes and easy techniques for becoming more contented, more fulfilled, more enthusiastic about life. Templar’s The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition reveals “secrets” of people who seem naturally great at their jobs: those rare individuals who always say and do the right thing, get raises, get promoted — without compromising their principles, or even seeming to break a sweat. In The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition , Templar shares 100+ easy-to-use rules for becoming a more successful leader and manager: everything from setting smarter goals to holding better meetings, finding better people to managing your own stress and health. Next, The Rules of Money, Expanded Edition identifies 107 “golden behaviors” that create wealth and make it grow: indispensable insights for saving, spending, investing, thinking about, and even enjoying money! Templar’s The Rules of Parenting, Expanded Edition serves up adaptable, flexible principles for becoming a better parent, from your child’s birth through boyfriends/girlfriends, driving lessons, college — and beyond. Finally, in The Rules of Love, Expanded Edition, Templar offers a complete personal code for finding love, sharing it, and making it last: 100 simple rules for finding a partner you can love for a lifetime (and keeping your partner just as happy). Six classic books packed with simple, common-sense, easy-to-follow rules that will change your life! From Richard Templar, the internationally best-selling expert on life, happiness, and personal fulfillment

More Common Sense Online Texas Holdem

Author: Jack D. Mormon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469191326
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 344
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This is the second poker book by Mormon. Following a year of playing after publishing his first, he feels that he has gained enough information and experience to warrant a second. He is a self-proclaimed lover of the game of Texas Holdem. In his own words, Im only sorry that I didnt begin playing Holdem until I was almost 60. I somewhat pessimistically calculate that this leaves me only 50 years or so to play and improve my game. Now it may be that Holdem is played in the hereafter. If it is played only in Hell, Im probably in good shape. If, on the other hand, its only played in Heaven I need to get my act together.

The No More Excuses Diet

3 Days to Bust Any Excuse, 3 Weeks to Easy New Eating Habits, 3 Months to Total Transformation
Author: Maria Kang
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0553419684
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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Don’t let excuses stop you from having a body and a life that you love! We all know that we should exercise and eat right, so why is it so hard to follow through? We make excuses for why we aren't taking better care of ourselves, saying things like, "I'm too tired," "I don't have time," or "I'm just not built to look that way." But Maria Kang, the mother of three behind the viral "What's Your Excuse?" mom photos, is here to say that the excuses stop now. The No More Excuses Diet combines short term goals with healthy habit-forming behaviors to create permanent lifestyle changes. Using a specially designed transformation calendar, readers set clear, personal goals and make an easy-to-follow plan for each day. The program uses a balanced diet of 30% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fats, and includes a 10% flexible portion that can be customized depending on your goals— whether it’s extra protein for building muscles, or a sugary treat at the end of the day. The No More Excuses Diet also provides a completely customizable workout guide, with over 50 illustrated exercises designed to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and to shed fat. The program also includes 7 weeks of worth of exercise programs that can be done at home with no extra equipment. Packed with meal plans, grocery lists, lots of encouragement and a clear plan of action, The No More Excuses Diet is a must-read book for anyone who is ready to bust through the excuses the hold them back and take their health and fitness to the next level.

Active Rules in Database Systems

Author: Norman W. Paton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387985299
Category: Computers
Page: 439
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A timely survey of the field from the point of view of some of the subject's most active researchers. Divided into several parts organized by theme, the book first covers the underlying methodology regarding active rules, followed by formal specification, rule analysis, performance analysis, and support tools. It then moves on to the implementation of active rules in a number of commercial systems, before concluding with applications and future directions for research. All researchers in databases will find this a valuable overview of the topic.

Poem Trees and the Purple K.O-K.O Nut

A Collection of Poems
Author: Sheri Lynn Pritchett
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469119471
Category: Poetry
Page: 490
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In this first time published book, Sheri shares and bares her soul, writing about her dreams, family, love, despair, cheaters, marriage, lost hope, hope, sex, faith, honesty, humor, and life in general. Most of this poetry was created through her sense of deep rooted pains. She falls in and out of love with an old flame from 26 years ago. Her "soul mate" and "best friend" is currently married and she goes through "struggles" as noted in her poetry. Sheri Lynn Pritchett in her debut, brings to life in her words, her quirky perceptions with a unique ability, and passion. For any adult who loves what she considers, "outsider" poetry, this book will make you laugh, cry or both, as she depicts life through the eyes of poetry.

The Rules of Love

A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships, Expanded Edition
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133384314
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 264
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Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

Automatic Summarization

Author: Inderjeet Mani
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027249869
Category: Computers
Page: 285
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With the explosion in the quantity of on-line text and multimedia information in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in automatic summarization. This book provides a systematic introduction to the field, explaining basic definitions, the strategies used by human summarizers, and automatic methods that leverage linguistic and statistical knowledge to produce extracts and abstracts. Drawing from a wealth of research in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and information retrieval, the book also includes detailed assessments of evaluation methods and new topics such as multi-document and multimedia summarization. Previous automatic summarization books have been either collections of specialized papers, or else authored books with only a chapter or two devoted to the field as a whole. This is the first textbook on the subject, developed based on teaching materials used in two one-semester courses. To further help the student reader, the book includes detailed case studies, accompanied by end-of-chapter reviews and an extensive glossary.Audience: students and researchers, as well as information technology managers, librarians, and anyone else interested in the subject.

Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications

Engineering and Applications
Author: Michael Schiebe,Saskia Pferrer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792391969
Category: Computers
Page: 444
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Real-Time Systems Engineering and Applications is a well-structured collection of chapters pertaining to present and future developments in real-time systems engineering. After an overview of real-time processing, theoretical foundations are presented. The book then introduces useful modeling concepts and tools. This is followed by concentration on the more practical aspects of real-time engineering with a thorough overview of the present state of the art, both in hardware and software, including related concepts in robotics. Examples are given of novel real-time applications which illustrate the present state of the art. The book concludes with a focus on future developments, giving direction for new research activities and an educational curriculum covering the subject. This book can be used as a source for academic and industrial researchers as well as a textbook for computing and engineering courses covering the topic of real-time systems engineering.

The Naked Truth 2

The Path to Enlightenment
Author: Jules Ferguson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467060933
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 132
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A true New Yorker, Jules Ferguson serves as an active-duty Sailor in the United States Navy, and now calls Virginia home. After successfully overcoming many of lifes challenges, Jules Ferguson humbly recaps a compilation of successful life lessons that he has learned through trial and error and cohesively pieced them together as a potential guide for self-development. In his darkest hour Jules Ferguson decided to reach out to Christianity and church for the answers in which he so desperately sought. And after finding some answers in church, but not others, even though he faithfully followed religious text to the letter, he felt seriously short-changed which led to a moment of clarity. Finally, after coming to a realization about whats at stake regarding his salvation, and desperately wanting to get it right this time Jules became determined to find out the truth for himself; which ultimately led him toward the pathway of Enlightenment Oneness with himself and God.

Without Warning

Author: John Birmingham
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345512758
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from John Birmingham's After America. In Kuwait, American forces are locked and loaded for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris, a covert agent is close to cracking a terrorist cell. And just north of the equator, a sailboat manned by a drug runner and a pirate is witness to the unspeakable. In one instant, all around the world, everything will change. A wave of inexplicable energy slams into the continental United States. America as we know it vanishes. From a Texas lawyer who happens to be in the right place at the right time to an engineer in Seattle who becomes his city’s only hope, from a combat journalist trapped in the Middle East to a drug runner off the Mexican coast, Without Warning tells a fast, furious story of survival, violence, and a new, soul-shattering reality.

Topics in Phonological Theory

Author: Michael Kenstowicz,Charles Kisseberth
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483277577
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 254
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Topics in Phonological Theory is a six-chapter text that provides an explication of some of the most important problems in phonological theory, with a few, necessarily tentative, solutions. The first chapter deals with the problem of abstractness in terms of a series of successively weaker constraints that might be placed on the relationship between the underlying and phonetic representations of a morpheme. The second chapter begins with a discussion of the various ways in which the phonetic basis of a rule may be lost in the course of historical change, which lays the groundwork for a lengthy survey of the types of grammatical and lexical conditions that may control the application of a phonological rule. The third chapter describes the constraints and conditions on phonological representations, particularly the domain of these constraints, the level at which they hold, and their duplication of phonological rules. The fourth chapter examines the problem of natural rule interactions, focusing on Kiparsky’s theories of maximal utilization and opacity-transparency and their deficiencies. The fifth chapter deals with Chomsky and Halle’s simultaneous application principle as well as with more recent proposals The sixth chapter compares the relative merits of global rules versus rule ordering for the description of opaque rule interactions. This book is intended primarily for linguistics.


a searcher's story
Author: RAY MACK
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149315513X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 242
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Ok...So... You want to know how a man must roam amongst giants in The club bouncer business and really stand a change let alone survive? Well ...Venture into a world where a man did just that. Was it by accident or by way of faith? Thinking each night, will I make it home safe? Working in the biggest, baddest and best clubs in New York City ... Palladium ...Limelight ...Tunnel ...Danceteria ...Octagon ... The building...Avalon well as Bars ... Pubs ... Lounges ... Boat rides ... Summer Jam ... and many many more. Know the people ... Relive the places ... Hear the stories ... from the mind of a searcher that was...underestimated!

The Rules (TM)

Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
Author: Ellen Fein,Sherrie Schneider
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759524890
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 300
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You are a creature unlike any other (Rule #1)--that's why you need . . . The Rules. A simple set of dos and don'ts, The Rules will lead you to where you want to be: in a healthy, committed relationship. Unlike today's haphazard dating customs, The Rules recognizes certain facts of life. That men know what they want. That a man is either attracted to you--or not! That men want a challenge, not an instant or easy victory. When you follow these commonsense guidelines, you treat yourself with respect and dignity--and demand that men do likewise. Although they sound old-fashioned ("Don't see him more than once or twice a week"), they encourage you to lead a full, satisfying, busy life--outside of romance. Although they seem tough ("Don't talk to a man first"), they will teach you how to accept occasional defeat and move on. And although they require discipline ("No more than casual kissing on the first date"), they will bring out the best in you and in the men you date. The goal? Marriage, in the shortest time possible, to a man you love, who loves you even more than you love him.

UNIX System Administration Handbook

Author: Evi Nemeth,Garth Snyder,Scott Seebass,Trent Hein
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0137002912
Category: Computers
Page: 896
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Now covers Red Hat Linux! Written by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Scott Seebass, and Trent R. Hein with Adam Boggs, Rob Braun, Ned McClain, Dan Crawl, Lynda McGinley, and Todd Miller "This is not a nice, neat book for a nice, clean world. It's a nasty book for a nasty world. This is a book for the rest of us." –Eric Allman and Marshall Kirk McKusick "I am pleased to welcome Linux to the UNIX System Administration Handbook!" –Linus Torvalds, Transmeta "This book is most welcome!" –Dennis Ritchie, AT&T Bell Laboratories This new edition of the world's most comprehensive guide to UNIX system administration is an ideal tutorial for those new to administration and an invaluable reference for experienced professionals. The third edition has been expanded to include "direct from the frontlines" coverage of Red Hat Linux. UNIX System Administration Handbook describes every aspect of system administration–from basic topics to UNIX esoterica–and provides explicit coverage of four popular UNIX systems: This book stresses a practical approach to system administration. It's packed with war stories and pragmatic advice, not just theory and watered-down restatements of the manuals. Difficult subjects such as sendmail, kernel building, and DNS configuration are tackled head-on. Examples are provided for all four versions of UNIX and are drawn from real-life systems–warts and all. "This book is where I turn first when I have system administration questions. It is truly a wonderful resource and always within reach of my terminal." –W. Richard Stevens, author of numerous books on UNIX and TCP/IP "This is a comprehensive guide to the care and feeding of UNIX systems. The authors present the facts along with seasoned advice and numerous real-world examples. Their perspective on the variations among systems is valuable for anyone who runs a heterogeneous computing facility." –Pat Parseghian, Transmeta "We noticed your book on the staff recommendations shelf at our local bookstore: 'Very clear, a masterful interpretation of the subject.' We were most impressed, until we noticed that the same staff member had also recommended Aunt Bea's Mayberry Cookbook." –Shannon Bloomstran, history teacher