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Summary: A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1781689962
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now be understood as a series of vertical strata that reach from the satellites that encircle our planet to the tunnels deep within the ground. In Vertical, Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level: how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is determined in terms of above and below. Starting at the edge of earth’s atmosphere and, in a series of riveting studies, descending through each layer, Graham explores the world of drones, the city from the viewpoint of an aerial bomber, the design of sidewalks and the hidden depths of underground bunkers. He asks: why was Dubai built to be seen from Google Earth? How do the super-rich in São Paulo live in their penthouses far above the street? Why do London billionaires build vast subterranean basements? And how do the technology of elevators and subversive urban explorers shape life on the surface and subsurface of the earth? Vertical will make you look at the world around you anew: this is a revolution in understanding your place in the world.


Pdf ebook: Observing Photons in Space

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Summary: An ideal resource for lecturers, this book provides a comprehensive review of experimental space astronomy. The number of astronomers whose knowledge and i

  • Author : Martin C. E. Huber,Anuschka Pauluhn,J. Len Culhane,J. Gethyn Timothy,Klaus Wilhelm,Alex Zehnder
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461478049
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 731
  • Language: English
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Description: An ideal resource for lecturers, this book provides a comprehensive review of experimental space astronomy. The number of astronomers whose knowledge and interest is concentrated on interpreting observations has grown substantially in the past decades; yet, the number of scientists who are familiar with and capable of dealing with instrumentation has dwindled. All of the authors of this work are leading and experienced experts and practitioners who have designed, built, tested, calibrated, launched and operated advanced observing equipment for space astronomy. This book also contains concise information on the history of the field, supported by appropriate references. Moreover, scientists working in other fields will be able to get a quick overview of the salient issues of observing photons in any one of the various energy, wavelength and frequency ranges accessible in space. This book was written with the intention to make it accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.


Pdf ebook: The GCHQ Puzzle Book

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Summary: Sharpen your mind to beat the smartest brains in Britain with the original official GCHQ puzzle book Would GCHQ recruit you? Pit your wits against the peop

  • Author : GCHQ
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0718185552
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Sharpen your mind to beat the smartest brains in Britain with the original official GCHQ puzzle book Would GCHQ recruit you? Pit your wits against the people who cracked Enigma in the official puzzle book from Britain's top secret intelligence and security organisation Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day threat of cyber attack. So it comes as no surprise that, even in their time off, the staff at GCHQ love a good puzzle. Whether they're recruiting new staff or challenging each other to the toughest Christmas quizzes and treasure hunts imaginable, puzzles are at the heart of what GCHQ does. Now they're opening up their archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try. In this book you will find: - Tips on how to get into the mindset of a codebreaker - Puzzles ranging in difficulty from easy to brain-bending - A competition section where we search for Britain's smartest puzzler With hundreds of stimulating puzzles, The GCHQ Puzzle Book is the perfect companion and will keep you occupied as you attempt to beat the smartest brains in Britain. GOOD LUCK! 'Fiendish . . . as frustrating, divisive and annoying as it is deeply fulfilling' Guardian 'Ideal for the crossword enthusiast' Daily Telegraph Looking for more ways to test yourself? The GCHQ Puzzle Book 2, a new collection of head-scratching, mind-boggling and brain-bending puzzles is out now!


Pdf ebook: Business Process Management

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Summary: This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2020, held in Seville, Spain, in September 2

  • Author : Dirk Fahland,Chiara Ghidini,Jörg Becker,Marlon Dumas
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030586669
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 524
  • Language: English
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Description: This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2020, held in Seville, Spain, in September 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 27 full papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 125 submissions. Two full keynote papers are also included. The papers are organized in topical sections named: foundations; engineering; and management.


Pdf ebook: Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry

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Summary: This book charts the effects of new communication technologies and the Internet on the creation of music in the early 21st century. It examines how the mus

  • Author : Peter Tschmuck
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402042752
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 281
  • Language: English
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Description: This book charts the effects of new communication technologies and the Internet on the creation of music in the early 21st century. It examines how the music industry will be altered by the Internet, music online services and MP3-technology. This is done through an integrated model based on an international history of the industry since the phonograph’s invention in 1877, and thus, the history of the music industry is described in full detail for the first time.


Pdf ebook: Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians

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Summary: Intended as an introduction for veterinarians and other animal health professionals interested in and wishing to apply epidemiological methods in their day

  • Author : Evan Sergeant,Nigel Perkins
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1845936833
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 319
  • Language: English
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Description: Intended as an introduction for veterinarians and other animal health professionals interested in and wishing to apply epidemiological methods in their day-to-day work, this book provides a practical guide for those new to the field. Its applied focus covers the principles of epidemiology in real world situations and practical implementation of disease outbreak investigation, for both emerging and endemic diseases. Techniques and methods are discussed, supported by case studies and practical examples to illustrate their application. The book is clearly written and accessible, providing readers with practical information and encouraging the development of problem-solving skills. It is an essential handbook for veterinary surgeons and students and those involved in animal health, food safety and epidemiology.


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Summary: "You can't truly understand the country you're living in without reading Williamson." —Rich Lowry, National Review "His observations on American culture,

  • Author : Kevin D. Williamson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1621579948
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: "You can't truly understand the country you're living in without reading Williamson." —Rich Lowry, National Review "His observations on American culture, history, and politics capture the moment we're in—and where we are going." —Dana Perino, Fox News An Appalachian economy that uses cases of Pepsi as money. Life in a homeless camp in Austin. A young woman whose résumé reads, “Topless Chick, Uncredited.” Remorselessly unsentimental, Kevin D. Williamson is a chronicler of American underclass dysfunction unlike any other. From the hollows of Eastern Kentucky to the porn business in Las Vegas, from the casinos of Atlantic City to the heroin rehabs of New Orleans, he depicts an often brutal reality that does not fit nicely into any political narrative or comfort any partisan. Coming from the world he writes about, Williamson understands it in a way that most commentators on American politics and culture simply can’t. In these sometimes savage and often hilarious essays, he takes readers on a wild tour of the wreckage of the American republic—the “white minstrel show” of right-wing grievance politics, progressive politicians addicted to gambling revenue, the culture of passive victimhood, and the reality of permanent poverty. Unsparing yet never unsympathetic, Big White Ghetto provides essential insight into an enormous but forgotten segment of American society.


Pdf ebook: Effective Multicultural Teams: Theory and Practice

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Summary: Multicultural and multinational teams have become an important strategic and structural element of organizational work in our globalized world today. These

  • Author : Claire B. Halverson,S. Aqeel Tirmizi
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 140206957X
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Views: 317
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Description: Multicultural and multinational teams have become an important strategic and structural element of organizational work in our globalized world today. These teams are demonstrating their importance from the factory floors to the boardrooms of contemporary organizations. The emergence of multicultural teams is evident across a variety of organizations in the private, public, and civil society sectors. These developments have led to an increasing interest in the theory and practice of multicultural teams. Management educational and training programs are giving increasing attention to these developments. At the same time, there is emerging interest in research about and study of multicultural teams. This book emerged from our teaching, research, and consulting with multic- tural and diverse teams in multiple sectors over the last several years. In particular, we have developed and refined our ideas about the concepts in this book from teaching an advanced course called Effective Multicultural Teams in the Graduate Program at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont. We have learned from the rich background of students who are from, and have worked in, six con- nents, and who are, or plan to be, working in the public, educational, not-for-profit, and for-profit sectors. Additionally, we have engaged with a variety of teams through our consulting and training, providing consultation to teams in a variety of sectors and continents as they struggled to become more effective.


Pdf ebook: Misquoting Muhammad

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Summary: AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern me

  • Author : Jonathan A.C. Brown
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1780744218
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: AN INDEPENDENT BEST BOOKS ON RELIGION 2014 PICK Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Prophet Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law. Sometimes rumor, sometimes based on fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion’s founding moments. They were developed, like in other world religions, over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars. Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of the Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.


Pdf ebook: Beyond Holy Russia

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Summary: This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across large parts of the Tsarist Empire in the years befor

  • Author : Michael Hughes
  • Publisher: Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN: 1783740124
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 369
  • Language: English
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Description: This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across large parts of the Tsarist Empire in the years before 1917, describing his adventures in a series of books and articles that helped to shape attitudes towards Russia in Britain and the United States. In later years he travelled widely across Europe and North America, meeting some of the best known writers of the twentieth century, including H.G.Wells and Ernest Hemingway. Graham also wrote numerous novels and biographies that won him a wide readership on both sides of the Atlantic. This book traces Graham’s career as a world traveller, and provides a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century. It also examines how many aspects of his life and writing coincide with contemporary concerns, including the development of New Age spirituality and the rise of environmental awareness. Beyond Holy Russia is based on extensive research in archives of private papers in Britain and the USA and on the many works of Graham himself. The author describes with admirable tact and clarity Graham’s heterodox and convoluted spiritual quest. The result is a fascinating portrait of a man who was for many years a significant literary figure on both sides of the Atlantic.