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Fangirl: Eleanor And Park, Fangirl, Carry On

by Rainbow Rowell

A love story by Rainbow Rowell, the New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park. <P><P>Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. <P><P>It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life. <P><P>Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She's got a surly room-mate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. <P><P>Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible . . . <P><P>Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell now comes with special bonus material; the first chapter from Rainbow's irresistible novel Carry On.

The Man Who Didn't Call: The OMG Love Story of the Year – with a Fantastic Twist

by Rosie Walsh

The "OMG" romance of the year, The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh is a heart-wrenching love story with a dark secret at its heart, for anyone who's waited for a phone call that didn't come. 'I absolutely loved this book' - Liane MoriartyImagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it’s mutual: you’ve never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him.But he doesn’t call. Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they're wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence.What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there is a reason – and that reason is the one thing you didn't share with each other? The truth.

Populism, Fundamentalism, and Identity: Fighting Talk

by Peter Herriot

What can populism and fundamentalism possibly have in common? Peter Herriot argues that contrary to their apparent differences, these human phenomena are similar in two basic respects. First, they are both reactions against the complexities of the modern world in general, and its current crisis in particular. They propose instead a return to a mythical golden age, supposedly marked by purity and simplicity. Second, they both work in the same way psychologically. Using social identity theory, Herriot shows how both populism and fundamentalism create constant conflict by contrasting a virtuous ‘Us’ with a stereotypically evil ‘Them’. Contemporary case studies illustrate this process at work, and Herriot raises various issues as a basis for discussion, and concludes with hope.

Josef und die Frau Potifars im populärkulturellen Kontext: Transkulturelle Verflechtungen in Theologie, Bildender Kunst, Literatur, Musik und Film (pop.religion: lebensstil – kultur – theologie)

by Manfred Tiemann

Dieses Buch möchte an 200 Beispielen aus Theologie, Bildender Kunst, Literatur, Musik und Film aufzeigen, dass die Josefnovelle mit ihrer Verführungsszene längst zur Weltliteratur gehört. Der Koran nennt die gesamte Josefgeschichte „die schönste Erzählung“ und widmet ihr eine ganze Sure.Zahlreiche Künstler, Dichter und religiöse Schriftsteller fühlen sich dazu angeregt, bei ihren Bearbeitungen ihre kultur-, zeit- und theologiegeschichtlichen Prägungen, Intentionen und gängige profanhistorische Elemente einfließen zu lassen. Spannend sind transkulturelle Verflechtungen zwischen Persien und Europa, die viele Versionen zeigen. Das Aufdecken von transkulturellen Bezügen und Transfers zwischen dem Nahen Osten und Europa kann heutige oft traditionell/ideologisch geprägte Vorstellungen kultureller Grenzen in Frage stellen und somit einen interkulturellen Beitrag zur Völkerverständigung und zum interreligiösen Dialog leisten.

Bioökonomie im Selbststudium: Grundlagen und Ausgangspunkte (Zertifikatskurs Bioökonomie)

by Joachim Pietzsch

Dieses Studienheft ist ein Teil des Springer Zertikfikatskurses Bioökonomie und wird als Material zum Selbstlernen eingesetzt.Historische Einordnung | Entstehung des Begriffs Bioökonomie | Verschiedene politische Strategien der Bioökonomie| Bioökonomie und Nachhaltigkeit | Kaskadennutzung und Kreislaufwirtschaft| Profilierte Bioökonomie-Regionen in Deutschland | Gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen | Die sieben Herausforderungen der Bioökonomie | Vorstellung beispielhafter Produkte | Fallstudien

PostgreSQL Configuration: Best Practices for Performance and Security

by Baji Shaik

Obtain all the skills you need to configure and manage a PostgreSQL database. In this book you will begin by installing and configuring PostgreSQL on a server by focusing on system-level parameter settings before installation. You will also look at key post-installation steps to avoid issues in the future. The basic configuration of PostgreSQL is tuned for compatibility rather than performance. Keeping this in mind, you will fine-tune your PostgreSQL parameters based on your environment and application behavior. You will then get tips to improve database monitoring and maintenance followed by database security for handling sensitive data in PostgreSQL. Every system containing valuable data needs to be backed-up regularly. PostgreSQL follows a simple back-up procedure and provides fundamental approaches to back up your data. You will go through these approaches and choose the right one based on your environment. Running your application with limited resources can be tricky. To achieve this you will implement a pooling mechanism for your PostgreSQL instances to connect to other databases. Finally, you will take a look at some basic errors faced while working with PostgreSQL and learn to resolve them in the quickest manner. What You Will Learn Configure PostgreSQL for performance Monitor and maintain PostgreSQL instances Implement a backup strategy for your data Resolve errors faced while using PostgreSQL Who This Book Is ForReaders with basic knowledge of PostgreSQL who wish to implement key solutions based on their environment.

Entwurf robuster Regler mit Ausgangsrückführung für zeitdiskrete Mehrgrößensysteme

by Robert Dehnert

Basierend auf linearen Matrixungleichungen (LMIs) stellt Robert Dehnert eine neuartige Entwurfsmethode für robuste Ausgangsrückführungen zeitdiskreter dynamischer Mehrgrößensysteme vor. Zur Regleroptimierung werden LQ-,H2-,H∞-Reglersyntheseverfahren sowie Eigenwertbereichsvorgaben als Gütekriterien eingebunden. Darüber hinaus können Parameterunsicherheiten und Stellgrößenbeschränkungen mittels konvexer Polytope abgebildet werden, um robuste sowie sättigende Regelungen zu synthetisieren. Zudem liefert das Verfahren neben den Reglerparametern einen Stabilitätsbeweis nach Ljapunow für alle zulässigen Betriebspunkte. Die regelstrukturunabhängige Ausführung eröffnet einen einfachen Zugang für Industrieanwendungen.

Numerical Engineering Optimization: Application of the Computer Algebra System Maxima

by Andreas Öchsner Resam Makvandi

This study aid on numerical optimization techniques is intended for university undergraduate and postgraduate mechanical engineering students. Optimization procedures are becoming more and more important for lightweight design, where weight reduction can, for example in the case of automotive or aerospace industry, lead to lower fuel consumption and a corresponding reduction in operational costs as well as beneficial effects on the environment. Based on the free computer algebra system Maxima, the authors present procedures for numerically solving problems in engineering mathematics as well as applications taken from traditional courses on the strength of materials. The mechanical theories focus on the typical one-dimensional structural elements, i.e., springs, bars, and Euler–Bernoulli beams, in order to reduce the complexity of the numerical framework and limit the resulting design to a low number of variables. The use of a computer algebra system and the incorporated functions, e.g., for derivatives or equation solving, allows a greater focus on the methodology of the optimization methods and not on standard procedures. The book also provides numerous examples, including some that can be solved using a graphical approach to help readers gain a better understanding of the computer implementation.

Spiritual Issues in Therapy: Relating Experience to Practice

by William N. West

The important and engaging book encourages counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral care workers and others involved in the helping professions to consider the significance of spirituality and spiritual experiences both for their clients and for the practice of therapy.Drawing on the author's wide experience of researching, teaching and practicing therapy and spirituality within therapeutic, healing, religious and educational settings, it addresses:- the challenge of being present to our clients' spirituality and spiritual issues- making sense of psychospiritual therapeutic practice- cross-cultural work including learning from traditional healing- how to research therapy and spirituality- the implications of this emerging way of working with clients which the author refers to as 'soul attending'Students and practitioners will find this book both thought-provoking and inspiring, but ultimately highly practical and as such an essential practice companion.

Prozessüberwachung beim Laser-Remote-Trennen (Light Engineering für die Praxis)

by Max Oberlander

Das Laser-Remote-Trennen von Leichtbauwerkstoffen wie hochfesten Stählen oder kohlenstofffaserverstärkten Kunststoffen stellt eine wirtschaftliche Alternative zu etablierten Verfahren dar. Die Arbeit zeigt auf, wie durch die Charakterisierung von Prozessemissionen eine Aussage zum Prozessfortschritt getroffen und somit die Bearbeitungsgeschwindigkeit bzw. die Wirtschaftlichkeit des Verfahrens gesteigert werden kann.

Legitimitätsprobleme: Zur Lage der Demokratie in Deutschland

Erodiert die Legitimität der Demokratie in Deutschland? Obwohl die Demokratie heute eine hohe Qualität aufweist, steht ihre Stabilität infrage. Sie erscheint in mancher Hinsicht fragil. Die gesellschaftlichen Diskurse sind polarisiert. Den politischen Eliten schlägt häufig Verachtung, bisweilen auch Hass entgegen. Regierung und Parlament verlieren die Zustimmung der Bevölkerung. Diese wiederum zweifelt daran, dass sie Politik beeinflussen kann oder auch nur von ihr wahrgenommen wird. Die etablierten Parteien haben Repräsentationslücken hinterlassen, die von neuen Parteien gefüllt werden. Das Buch untersucht empirisch, ob dadurch die demokratische Legitimität in Deutschland geschwächt wird.

Kinderleben in der Welt des Leistungssports: Pädagogische Interaktionsprozesse und Aufwachsen in Hochleistungssportzentren (Kasseler Edition Soziale Arbeit #18)

by Katja Lieber

Katja Lieber untersucht die Lebensrealität von Heranwachsenden in ihrer Rolle als Sportlerinnen und Sportler, mit ihren Nöten, Ängsten, Freuden und Träumen. Dabei geht sie den Fragen nach, was es heißt, so frühzeitig ein Leben mit dem Sport zu führen und den körperlich-motorischen Anforderungen gerecht zu werden, und welche Bewältigungsstrategien des Alltags zur Verfügung stehen. Im Rahmen von autobiografisch-narrativen Interviews befragte die Autorin Kinder an einem Hochleistungssportzentrum zu ihrem Leben mit dem Sport. Anhand der in den Interviews vorkommenden Ausprägungen beschreibt sie vier verschiedene Muster, die sie mit Porträts der Sportlerinnen und Sportler untermauert.

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10600)

by Ralph Johnson Uwe Zdun James Noble Eugene Wallingford

The Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming subline aims to publish papers on patterns and pattern languages as applied to software design, development, and use, throughout all phases of the software life cycle, from requirements and design to implementation, maintenance and evolution. The primary focus of this LNCS Transactions subline is on patterns, pattern collections, and pattern languages themselves. The journal also includes reviews, survey articles, criticisms of patterns and pattern languages, as well as other research on patterns and pattern languages. This book, the third volume in the Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming series, presents five papers that have been through a careful peer review process involving both pattern experts and domain experts. The papers present various pattern languages and a study of applying patterns and represent some of the best work that has been carried out in design patterns and pattern languages of programming over the last few years.

Emerging Chemicals and Human Health

by Yunhui Zhang

This book mainly focuses on advances made over the past 10 years regarding the exposure, metabolism, transformation, toxicity, molecular mechanism and biomarkers for emerging chemicals in humans. A hot topic in the field of environmental health, the term “emerging chemicals” refers to a class of compounds that are frequently encountered and potentially harmful to the natural environment and human health. They are also the preferred target substances for future environmental control measures. The list of emerging chemicals includes pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDC), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and nanomaterials. However, the environmental and health hazard characteristics of many emerging chemicals remain unclear. The aim of this book is to stimulate further research in new directions by providing novel and provocative insights into the exposure assessment of and potential mechanisms regarding emerging chemicals in humans. It also offers a state-of-the-art report on recent discoveries concerning emerging chemicals and where the field is headed.

Education and Technology in Sciences: First International Congress, CISETC 2019, Arequipa, Peru, December 10–12, 2019, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1191)

by Lung-Hsiang Wong Jari Lavonen Klinge Orlando Villalba-Condori Agustín Aduríz-Bravo Tzu-Hua Wang

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Congress on Education and Technology in Sciences, CISETC 2019, held in Arequipa, Peru, in December 2019. The 12 full papers presented in the volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 96 submissions. The papers are focused on the two main topics: pedagogical practice in the sciences, focused specificaly on science education; and complementary aspects of science teaching, which considers all the elements that can contribute to science education.

Cultural Conceptualizations in Translation and Language Applications (Second Language Learning and Teaching)

by Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

The book comprises a selection of 14 papers concerning the general theme of cultural conceptualizations in communication and translation, as well as in various applications of language.Ten papers in first part Translation and Culture cover the topics of a cognitive approach to conceptualizations of Source Language – versus Target Language – texts in translation, derived from general language, media texts, and literature.The second part Applied Cultural Models comprises four papers discussing cultural conceptualizations of language in the educational context, particularly of Foreign Language Teaching, in online communication and communication in deaf communities.

Human Factors und Patientensicherheit in der Akutmedizin: Patientensicherheit Und Human Factors In Der Akutmedizin

by Gesine Hofinger Michael St.Pierre

Eine sichere Versorgung in Notfallsituationen hängt entscheidend davon ab, dass die Behandelnden richtig entscheiden und adäquat handeln. Doch menschliches Entscheiden und Handeln wird von zahlreichen Faktoren beeinflusst, die eine sichere Versorgung gefährden. Welche „Human Factors“ einen maßgeblichen Einfluss haben, beschreibt das vorliegende Werk praxisnah und anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele. Die 4. Auflage erscheint komplett aktualisiert und erweitert. Das Werk richtet sich an alle, die in der Akutmedizin tätig sind, insbesondere Ärzte, Pflegekräfte und Rettungsdienstpersonal.

Regular Expression Recipes for Windows Developers: A Problem-Solution Approach

by Nathan Good

* Only book dealing with regular expressions for Windows developers in a concise manner * Teaches beginners by example, without bogging them down in syntactical explanations; also an ideal reference for experienced developers/ programmers * Covers all of the major Windows development languages

Architecting Growth in the Digital Era: How to Exploit Enterprise Architecture to Enable Corporate Acquisitions

by Stefan Henningsson Gustav Normark Toppenberg

This book provides the reader with the cognitive keys and practical guidelines to manage acquisitive growth in the digital era. It takes a distinct managerial perspective on acquisitions, with a relentless focus on how Enterprise Architecture (EA) relates to value creation. The book builds upon an extensive fundament of rigorous research, first-hand experiences from using Enterprise Architecture to catalyze acquisitions in several Fortune 500 companies, and a wide pool of case examples from leading firms in the US, Europe and Australia.The book is divided into three parts. Part I addresses the fundament for the book by decomposing the problem of acquisitive growth and explaining how advance in EA practices have created the potential for mitigating the challenges. Part II then details how an advanced EA capability can contribute to the different phases of an acquisition process. Lastly, Part III provides hands-on guidance on how to implement EA in the acquisition process and concludes with a summary and personal advice from the authors as notes on the journey ahead.Overall, this book explains how Enterprise Architecture can be used to unlock the value potential in acquisitions without bringing the need for a major organizational restructure. It provides managers, EA professionals, and MBA students with the cognitive keys to characterize the problems and to craft and implement effective solutions.

Translation and Tourism: Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Promotion

by Rita Wilson M. Zain Sulaiman

This book addresses one of the most central, yet criticised, solutions for international tourism promotion, namely translation. It brings together theory and practice, explores the various challenges involved in translating tourism promotional materials (TPMs), and puts forward a sustainable solution capable of achieving maximum impact in the industry and society.The solution, in the form of a Cultural-Conceptual Translation (CCT) model, identifies effective translation strategies and offers a platform for making TPM translation more streamlined, efficient and easily communicated. Using the English-Malay language combination as a case study, the book analyses tourism discourse and includes a road test of the CCT model on actual end-users of TPMs as well as tourism marketers in the industry. Guidelines for best practices in the industry round out the book, which offers valuable insights not only for researchers but also, and more importantly, various stakeholders in the translation, tourism and advertising industries.

Sword of Kings: A Novel (The Last Kingdom Series #12)

by Bernard Cornwell

The 12th book in the epic and bestselling series that has gripped millions. A hero will be forged from this broken land. As seen on Netflix and BBC around the world.

The Devil’s Due (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure #03)

by Bonnie MacBird

After Art in the Blood and Unquiet Spirits, Holmes and Watson are back in the third of Bonnie MacBird’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Adventures, written in the tradition of Conan Doyle himself.

Domino Island: The Unpublished Thriller By The Master Of The Genre

by Desmond Bagley

Discovered after more than 40 years, a vintage action-adventure novel set on Domino Island – a Caribbean paradise toppling under murder, corruption and organised crime…

Derivatives and Internal Models: Modern Risk Management (Finance and Capital Markets Series)

by Hans-Peter Deutsch Mark W. Beinker

Now in its fifth edition, Derivatives and Internal Models provides a comprehensive and thorough introduction to derivative pricing, risk management and portfolio optimization, covering all relevant topics with enough hands-on, depth of detail to enable readers to develop their own pricing and risk tools. The book provides insight into modern market risk quantification methods such as variance-covariance, historical simulation, Monte Carlo, hedge ratios, etc., including time series analysis and statistical concepts such as GARCH Models or Chi-Square-distributions. It shows how optimal trading decisions can be deduced once risk has been quantified by introducing risk-adjusted performance measures and a complete presentation of modern quantitative portfolio optimization. Furthermore, all the important modern derivatives and their pricing methods are presented; from basic discounted cash flow methods to Black-Scholes, binomial trees, differential equations, finite difference schemes, Monte Carlo methods, Martingales and Numeraires, terms structure models, etc. The fifth edition of this classic finance book has been comprehensively reviewed. New chapters/content cover multicurve bootstrapping, the valuation and hedging of credit default risk that is inherently incorporated in every derivative—both of which are direct and permanent consequences of the financial crises with a large impact on our understanding of modern derivative valuation. The book will be accompanied by downloadable Excel spread sheets, which demonstrate how the theoretical concepts explained in the book can be turned into valuable algorithms and applications and will serve as an excellent starting point for the reader’s own bespoke solutions for valuation and risk management systems.


by Marcia Willett

After her husband dies, Cara no longer wishes to live in their London home. On impulse, she sells it and goes to stay with her brother in Salcombe, Devon, while she plans her next move. There, she begins to look back at her life and reflect on the choices that have led her to this moment.Cosmo has also escaped – temporarily – from his life in the city, finding the south-west a relaxing and appealing fit, especially when he meets local girl, Amy. But is he being entirely truthful about what he’s left behind? Just out of uni, Sam has passed the Admiralty Interview Board and is set to follow in his naval father’s footsteps. His future is secure – but he feels cast adrift. With doubts and loosening family connections worrying him, an impartial new friend could be just the thing he needs. Forging a bond across the generations, can he and Cara help each other find the way to a new, happy chapter?Reflections ebb and flow as the estuary meets the sea . . . and Cara, Cosmo and Sam learn that for everything lost, there is something to be gained. Praise for Marcia Willett:'A beautifully woven tale of families and their secrets...' Liz Fenwick, bestselling author of The Cornish House'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail'Sweeping powers of description transport her readers to another time and place' Rosanna Ley

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