Mastering Django: Core by Nigel George

  • Author : Nigel George
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781787286344
  • Totalpages : 694
  • Release Date : 2016-12-23
  • View : 741

Delivers absolutely everything you will ever need to know to become a master Django programmer About This Book Gain a complete understanding of Django—the most popular, Python-based web framework in the world Gain the skills to successfully designing, developing, and deploying your app This book is packaged with fully described code so you can learn the fundamentals and the advanced topics to get a complete understanding of all of Django's core functions Who This Book Is For This book assumes you have a basic understanding of the Internet and programming. Experience with Python or Django would be an advantage, but is not necessary. It is ideal for beginner to intermediate programmers looking for a fast, secure, scalable, and maintainable alternative web development platform to those based on PHP, Java, and dotNET. What You Will Learn Use Django to access user-submitted form data, validate it, and work with it Get to know advanced URLconf tips and tricks Extend Django's template system with custom code Define models and use the database API to create, retrieve, update, and delete records Fully extend and customize the default implementation as per your project's needs Test and deploy your Django application Get to know more about Django's session, cache Framework, and middleware In Detail Mastering Django: Core is a completely revised and updated version of the original Django Book, written by Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss - the creators of Django. The main goal of this book is to make you a Django expert. By reading this book, you'll learn the skills needed to develop powerful websites quickly, with code that is clean and easy to maintain. This book is also a programmer's manual that provides complete coverage of the current Long Term Support (LTS) version of Django. For developers creating applications for commercial and business critical deployments, Mastering Django: Core provides a complete, up-to-date resource for Django 1.8LTS with a stable code-base, security fixes and support out to 2018. Style and approach This comprehensive step-by-step practical guide offers a thorough understanding of all the web development concepts related to Django. In addition to explaining the features of Django, this book provides real-world experience on how these features fit together to build extraordinary apps.

Django Admin Ultimate Guide by Christophe Surbier

  • Author : Christophe Surbier
  • Publisher : Christophe Surbier
  • Isbn : 9782955946619
  • Totalpages : 140
  • Release Date :
  • View : 982

Learn everything you need to know about Django Admin and how to push it a step further, including how to rebrand templates with a complete new design. Available chapters : . Django admin configuration . Extend functionalities . Customisation . Advance customisation . Access and right management

Is It Okay to Sell the Monet? by Julia Courtney

  • Author : Julia Courtney
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781442270831
  • Totalpages : 280
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • View : 858

This book provides the resources that allow its readers to have a meaningful and thoughtful voice in discussions about deaccessioning and assist museum professionals in approaching the reevaluation, reconfiguration and revitalization of collections in order to bring institutions into the 21st century and stabilize secure their financial future.

The Definitive Guide to Django by Adrian Holovaty

  • Author : Adrian Holovaty
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Isbn : 9781430219378
  • Totalpages : 536
  • Release Date : 2009-08-15
  • View : 725

This latest edition of The Definitive Guide to Django is updated for Django 1.1, and, with the forward–compatibility guarantee that Django now provides, should serve as the ultimate tutorial and reference for this popular framework for years to come. Django, the Python–based equivalent to Ruby's Rails web development framework, is one of the hottest topics in web development today. Lead developer Jacob Kaplan–Moss and Django creator Adrian Holovaty show you how they use this framework to create award–winning web sites by guiding you through the creation of a web application reminiscent of The Definitive Guide to Django is broken into three parts, with the first introducing Django fundamentals such as installation and configuration, and creating the components that together power a Django–driven web site. The second part delves into the more sophisticated features of Django, including outputting non–HTML content such as RSS feeds and PDFs, caching, and user management. The appendixes serve as a detailed reference to Django's many configuration options and commands.

DotNetNuke For Dummies by Lorraine Young

  • Author : Lorraine Young
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118052927
  • Totalpages : 408
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • View : 968

Do you want to develop Web sites without the help of a programmer? Lucky for you there’s DotNetNuke, a content management system that allows you to build and maintain dynamic Web sites just by using a Web browser. DotNetNuke For Dummies helps you get down to business and shows you how to create a user-friendly Web site. You’ll find out how you can build and manage a flexible, versatile site with all the advantages an open-source application offers, use convenient modules, build a community, and save some money at the same time. This plain-English guide lets you discover how to: Install, run, and troubleshoot DotNetNuke Change and customize portal settings Add and manage pages on your site Make your site look professional Deliver contents with Text/HTML Add news feeds, online surveys, and banners Interact with visitors through blogging, feedback comments, and forums Create an e-business Customize the look of your site with exciting components This book features cool new modules that will meet every Web site’s need, both commercial and personal. With DotNetNuke For Dummies, you’ll get up to speed with this wonderful online tool and create your own corner of the World Wide Web!

Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

  • Author : Tracey Lindberg
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 9781443442091
  • Totalpages : 288
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • View : 982

Monkey Beach meets Green Grass, Running Water meets The Beachcombers in this wise and funny novel by a debut Cree author Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, seeking to understand the messages from The Frugal Gourmet (one of the only television shows available on CBC North) that come to her in her dreams. She is also driven by the leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns, who played Jesse on The Beachcombers, because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Bernice heads for Molly’s Reach to find answers but they are not the ones she expected. With the arrival in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Bernice finds the strength to face the past and draw the lessons from her dreams that she was never fully taught in life. Part road trip, dream quest and travelogue, the novel touches on the universality of women's experience, regardless of culture or race.

Hacking Web Apps by Mike Shema

  • Author : Mike Shema
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Isbn : 9781597499569
  • Totalpages : 296
  • Release Date : 2012-10-22
  • View : 589

How can an information security professional keep up with all of the hacks, attacks, and exploits on the Web? One way is to read Hacking Web Apps. The content for this book has been selected by author Mike Shema to make sure that we are covering the most vicious attacks out there. Not only does Mike let you in on the anatomy of these attacks, but he also tells you how to get rid of these worms, trojans, and botnets and how to defend against them in the future. Countermeasures are detailed so that you can fight against similar attacks as they evolve. Attacks featured in this book include: • SQL Injection • Cross Site Scripting • Logic Attacks • Server Misconfigurations • Predictable Pages • Web of Distrust • Breaking Authentication Schemes • HTML5 Security Breaches • Attacks on Mobile Apps Even if you don’t develop web sites or write HTML, Hacking Web Apps can still help you learn how sites are attacked—as well as the best way to defend against these attacks. Plus, Hacking Web Apps gives you detailed steps to make the web browser – sometimes your last line of defense – more secure. More and more data, from finances to photos, is moving into web applications. How much can you trust that data to be accessible from a web browser anywhere and safe at the same time? Some of the most damaging hacks to a web site can be executed with nothing more than a web browser and a little knowledge of HTML. Learn about the most common threats and how to stop them, including HTML Injection, XSS, Cross Site Request Forgery, SQL Injection, Breaking Authentication Schemes, Logic Attacks, Web of Distrust, Browser Hacks and many more.

Mastering jBPM6 by Simone Fiorini

  • Author : Simone Fiorini
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781783289585
  • Totalpages : 326
  • Release Date : 2015-06-25
  • View : 534

This book provides a complete understanding of the jBPM technology stack. It starts with an introduction to the world of business process management systems, the problem domain addressed by jBPM, explores the main use cases that can be addressed by business process management systems, and illustrates the main design patterns. It takes you through the details of the architecture and available out-of-the-box provisions for customizing, extending, and integrating the features of jBPM to meet the requirements of your application. Moreover, this book will empower you with the knowledge to integrate jBPM with enterprise architecture, debug through the source code of jBPM, and utilize the flexibility provided by a heavily modular system. Finally, it introduces you to the provisions available for a jBPM-based application to put the non-functional characteristics of the system, which are of great importance when we deploy our application in production. The book helps you in putting the knowledge at work by providing you with a lot of ready to use examples, both basic and advanced ones.

Responsive Design with WordPress by Joe Casabona

  • Author : Joe Casabona
  • Publisher : New Riders
  • Isbn : 9780133522105
  • Totalpages : 256
  • Release Date : 2013-12-11
  • View : 843

With the ever-increasing need to view websites on mobile devices, websites have to be adaptable to thousands of different screen resolutions. In Responsive Design with WordPress, expert web developer Joe Casabona teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. You’ll start with a refresher on the core functionality of WordPress, then dive into developing responsive themes and plugins. Find out what to consider at the outset of the design process to save hours of work during redesigns. Learn up-to-date best practices for determining breakpoints, accessibility, and preventing website bloat for better user experience no matter the user’s connection speed. Finally, you’ll apply the principles you learn to specific tutorials, such as building a photo gallery, map page, and products page. • Learn when to rely on themes and when it’s best to use plugins. • Apply your responsive CSS to a WordPress theme. • Learn various navigation techniques, such as Jump to with • smooth scrolling or Select box. • Use popular responsive techniques, like picturefill.js, to make images respond to different screen resolutions and connection speeds. • Explore frameworks, including Bootstrap and Foundation. • Download dozens of code samples to help implement responsive design techniques, and test yourself with end-of-chapter quizzes.

Wordpress 2.8 Themes Cookbook by Nick Ohrn

  • Author : Nick Ohrn
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781847198457
  • Totalpages : 312
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • View : 838

Over 100 simple but incredibly effective recipes for creating powerful, custom WordPress themes.

Active Learning from Infancy to Childhood by Megan M. Saylor

  • Author : Megan M. Saylor
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783319771823
  • Totalpages : 265
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • View : 557

This book presents new findings on the role of active learning in infants’ and young children’s cognitive and linguistic development. Chapters discuss evidence-based models, identify possible neurological mechanisms supporting active learning, pinpoint children’s early understanding of learning, and trace children’s recognition of their own learning. Chapters also address how children shape their lexicon, covering a range of active learning practices including interactions with parents, teachers, and peers; curiosity and exploration during play; seeking information from other people and their surroundings; and asking questions. In addition, processes of selective learning are discussed, from learning new words and trusting others in acquiring information to weighing evidence and accepting ambiguity. Topics featured in this book include: Infants’ active role in language learning. The process of active word learning. Understanding when and how explanation promotes exploration. How conversations with parents can affect children’s word associations. Evidence evaluation for active learning and teaching in early childhood. Bilingual children and their role as language brokers for their parents. Active Learning from Infancy to Childhood is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, educational psychology, and early childhood education.

Blood Libel by Magda Teter

  • Author : Magda Teter
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 9780674243552
  • Totalpages : 304
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • View : 798

Drawing on sources in eight countries and ten languages, Magda Teter tells the history of the antisemitic blood libel myth, whose long shadow extends from premodern monastic chronicles to Facebook. The vocabulary and images that crystallized and spread with the invention of the printing press are still with us, as are their pernicious consequences.

Dissonant Methods by Ada S. Jaarsma

  • Author : Ada S. Jaarsma
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Isbn : 9781772125252
  • Totalpages : 216
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • View : 621

Dissonant Methods is an innovative collection that probes how, by approaching teaching creatively, postsecondary instructors can resist the constrictions of neoliberalism. Based on the foundations of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, whereby educators are asked to explore teaching as scholarship, these essays offer concrete and practical meditations on resistant and sustainable teaching. The contributors seek to undermine forms of oppression frequently found in higher education, and instead advance a vision of the university that upholds ideals such as critical thinking, creativity, and inclusivity. Essential reading for faculty and graduate students in the humanities, Dissonant Methods offers urgent, galvanizing ideas for anyone currently teaching in a college or university. Contributors: Kathy Cawsey, Kit Dobson, Ada S. Jaarsma, Rachel Jones, Kyle Kinaschuk, Namrata Mitra, Guy Obrecht, Katja K. Pettinen, Kaitlin Rothberger, Ely Shipley, Martin Shuster

Apache Geronimo 2.1 by Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru

  • Author : Vamsavardhana Reddy Chillakuru
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781847196958
  • Totalpages : 412
  • Release Date : 2009-11-11
  • View : 820

Develop Java EE 5 applications on Geronimo quickly and easily.

Publishing a Blog with Blogger by Elizabeth Castro

  • Author : Elizabeth Castro
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Isbn : 0132104725
  • Totalpages : 192
  • Release Date : 2010-04-09
  • View : 970

If you want to start blogging fast but don't want to get sidetracked by the details, then you need a Visual QuickProject Guide! You don't need to know every feature—-you just want to know how to get your project done. Full-color illustrations show you how to perform each step of your project from start to finish. Low-priced—why pay more than you need? In Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide, best-selling author, Elizabeth Castro, shows users how to get started in the wonderful world of blogging. This book features large color illustrations and a minimum of verbiage to show brand-new Blogger users each step of the blogging process. Castro first acquaints readers with the interface and standard options, then walks them through blog setup, creating their profile, posting email, adding pictures and audio. She also covers adding widgets to a blog; tools for tracking Web traffic and following subscriber traffic; using color and customizing layouts; understanding template tags and using tags to categorize content; combating spam; understanding balance and deciding how many blog posts to have on the homepage; privacy issues; posting photos; blogging mobile; and more. This is ideal entry point to the blogosphere for anyone who wants to get started fast, but doesn't need to know every feature—just how to get the project done!

Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics by Susan E. Bell

  • Author : Susan E. Bell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317643623
  • Totalpages : 274
  • Release Date : 2015-02-11
  • View : 574

In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is changing, and the potential shapes it will take in the future. They develop a unique argument that medicalization, biomedicalization, pharmaceuticalization and geneticization are related and co-evolving processes, present throughout the globe. This is an ideal addition to anthropology, sociology and STS courses about medicine and health.

Wartime America by John W. Jeffries

  • Author : John W. Jeffries
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781442276505
  • Totalpages : 216
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • View : 903

Designed to give students a concise exploration of World War II’s transformative role in American life, the new edition of Wartime America retains the framework of the original edition with new important focus on topics such as other home fronts, the lives of veterans, coverage of WWII as the Good War, and the concept of “the Greatest Generation.”

Electronic Music Machines by Jean-Michel Reveillac

  • Author : Jean-Michel Reveillac
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781119618119
  • Totalpages : 382
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • View : 667

Since 1960, with the advent of musical electronics, composers and musicians have been using ever more sophisticated machines to create sonic material that presents innovation, color and new styles: electro-acoustic, electro, house, techno, etc. music. The music of Pierre Henry, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk and many others has introduced new sounds, improbable rhythms and a unique approach to composition and notation. Electronic machines have become essential: they have built and influenced the music of the most recent decades and set the trend for future productions. This book explores the theory and practice related to the different machines which constitute the universe of musical electronics, omitting synthesizers which are treated in other works. Sequencers, drum machines, samplers, groove machines and vocoders from 1960 to today are studied in their historical, physical and theoretical context. More detailed approaches to the Elektron Octatrack sequencer-sampler and the Korg Electribe 2 groove machine are also included.

Church in the Land of Desire by Edward Rommen

  • Author : Edward Rommen
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 9781725271043
  • Totalpages : 312
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • View : 987

According to William Leach, religious communities that have come to North America have not been able to withstand the damaging influence of its consumer-oriented society which has subverted ecclesial customs, values, and practices. Rather than resisting, most of these groups have sought to integrate Christianity into the new culture. By doing so, they run the risk of marginalizing the church and fundamentally altering its teachings and practice. Of course, the real danger does not reside in the occasional use of isolated elements of our culture, the unreflected application of any technology available, the replacement of traditional ecclesial practices with the techniques of the business world, or even the substitution of ecclesial foundations of authority. Rather, danger lies in a set of fundamental principles that together define a basic orientation which is naturally and almost mindlessly attracted to these secular devices, sees no harm in them, justifies and amplifies their effects, and effectively supplants the mind of Christ which is supposed to govern the church. This study analyzes and documents the effects of that mindset and calls us back to the biblical and traditional alternatives that alone can bring healing and recovery to the church.

Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services by Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

  • Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783642327759
  • Totalpages : 698
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26
  • View : 665

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2012, held in Bournemouth, UK, in October 2012. The 61 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of identified challenges and recent advances in various collaborative network (CN) domains and their applications with a particular focus on the Internet of Services. The papers are organized in topical sections on service enhanced products; service composition; collaborative ecosystems; platform requirements; cloud-based support; colllaborative business frameworks; service design; e-governance; collaboration in traditional sectors; collaboration motivators; virtual organization breeding environments; collaboration spaces; designing collaborative networks; cost, benefits and performance; identification of patterns; co-innovation and competitiveness; collaborative behavior models; and risks, governance, trust.

Genetics, Health, and Society by Brea L. Perry

  • Author : Brea L. Perry
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781783505685
  • Totalpages : 336
  • Release Date : 2015-07-16
  • View : 728

This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.

WordPress Bible by Aaron Brazell

  • Author : Aaron Brazell
  • Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
  • Isbn : 1118077245
  • Totalpages : 720
  • Release Date : 2011-03-16
  • View : 586

Get the latest word on the biggest self-hosted blogging tool on the market Within a week of the announcement of WordPress 3.0, it had been downloaded over a million times. Now you can get on the bandwagon of this popular open-source blogging tool with WordPress Bible, 2nd Edition. Whether you're a casual blogger or programming pro, this comprehensive guide covers the latest version of WordPress, from the basics through advanced application development. If you want to thoroughly learn WordPress, this is the book you need to succeed. Explores the principles of blogging, marketing, and social media interaction Shows you how to install and maintain WordPress Thoroughly covers WordPress basics, then ramps up to advanced topics Guides you through best security practices as both a user and a developer Helps you enhance your blog?s findability in major search engines and create customizable and dynamic themes Author maintains a high-profile blog in the WordPress community, Tech edited by Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers of WordPress The WordPress Bible is the only resource you need to learn WordPress from beginning to end.

New Perspectives on Modern Wales by Sabine Asmus

  • Author : Sabine Asmus
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781527524385
  • Totalpages : 186
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • View : 930

This book discusses issues of Welsh literature, history and the vernacular language of the devolved region of Wales (as a part of the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland and Great Britain). In this context, the volume sheds light on various aspects of the identity construction of a small nation with an endangered language, which is a P-Celtic tongue, known for exhibiting many features alien to Indo-European and SAE languages. All the issues tackled here are presented in diachronic and synchronic perspective, allowing for correlations to be drawn with similar problems faced by other cultures. As such, the volume will be of interest to anyone promoting Wales and Welsh culture within and outside the country, as well as journalists, politicians, linguists, literary scholars, historians, and those interested in areal studies focusing on the UK.

Mastering Apache Storm by Ankit Jain

  • Author : Ankit Jain
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781787120402
  • Totalpages : 284
  • Release Date : 2017-08-16
  • View : 985

Master the intricacies of Apache Storm and develop real-time stream processing applications with ease About This Book Exploit the various real-time processing functionalities offered by Apache Storm such as parallelism, data partitioning, and more Integrate Storm with other Big Data technologies like Hadoop, HBase, and Apache Kafka An easy-to-understand guide to effortlessly create distributed applications with Storm Who This Book Is For If you are a Java developer who wants to enter into the world of real-time stream processing applications using Apache Storm, then this book is for you. No previous experience in Storm is required as this book starts from the basics. After finishing this book, you will be able to develop not-so-complex Storm applications. What You Will Learn Understand the core concepts of Apache Storm and real-time processing Follow the steps to deploy multiple nodes of Storm Cluster Create Trident topologies to support various message-processing semantics Make your cluster sharing effective using Storm scheduling Integrate Apache Storm with other Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, HBase, Kafka, and more Monitor the health of your Storm cluster In Detail Apache Storm is a real-time Big Data processing framework that processes large amounts of data reliably, guaranteeing that every message will be processed. Storm allows you to scale your data as it grows, making it an excellent platform to solve your big data problems. This extensive guide will help you understand right from the basics to the advanced topics of Storm. The book begins with a detailed introduction to real-time processing and where Storm fits in to solve these problems. You'll get an understanding of deploying Storm on clusters by writing a basic Storm Hello World example. Next we'll introduce you to Trident and you'll get a clear understanding of how you can develop and deploy a trident topology. We cover topics such as monitoring, Storm Parallelism, scheduler and log processing, in a very easy to understand manner. You will also learn how to integrate Storm with other well-known Big Data technologies such as HBase, Redis, Kafka, and Hadoop to realize the full potential of Storm. With real-world examples and clear explanations, this book will ensure you will have a thorough mastery of Apache Storm. You will be able to use this knowledge to develop efficient, distributed real-time applications to cater to your business needs. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide is full of examples and real-world applications to help you get an in-depth understanding of Apache Storm. This book covers the basics thoroughly and also delves into the intermediate and slightly advanced concepts of application development with Apache Storm.

Lean Leadership BASICS by Michael Meyers

  • Author : Michael Meyers
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781351651271
  • Totalpages : 328
  • Release Date : 2021-12-14
  • View : 624

This book explains how to sustain lean, or, continuous improvement practices. It introduces the BASICS® lean leadership development path, combining the "human aspect" with published BASICS® lean tools. It lays out the methodology to empower, lead, and drive ongoing improvements in your business. The book includes engaging stories and case studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of shop floor management tactics, including visual management tools, gemba walks, standard work, time analysis, kanban, 5S, and more.

Semantic Search over the Web by Roberto De Virgilio

  • Author : Roberto De Virgilio
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9783642250088
  • Totalpages : 420
  • Release Date : 2012-08-04
  • View : 870

The Web has become the world’s largest database, with search being the main tool that allows organizations and individuals to exploit its huge amount of information. Search on the Web has been traditionally based on textual and structural similarities, ignoring to a large degree the semantic dimension, i.e., understanding the meaning of the query and of the document content. Combining search and semantics gives birth to the idea of semantic search. Traditional search engines have already advertised some semantic dimensions. Some of them, for instance, can enhance their generated result sets with documents that are semantically related to the query terms even though they may not include these terms. Nevertheless, the exploitation of the semantic search has not yet reached its full potential. In this book, Roberto De Virgilio, Francesco Guerra and Yannis Velegrakis present an extensive overview of the work done in Semantic Search and other related areas. They explore different technologies and solutions in depth, making their collection a valuable and stimulating reading for both academic and industrial researchers. The book is divided into three parts. The first introduces the readers to the basic notions of the Web of Data. It describes the different kinds of data that exist, their topology, and their storing and indexing techniques. The second part is dedicated to Web Search. It presents different types of search, like the exploratory or the path-oriented, alongside methods for their efficient and effective implementation. Other related topics included in this part are the use of uncertainty in query answering, the exploitation of ontologies, and the use of semantics in mashup design and operation. The focus of the third part is on linked data, and more specifically, on applying ideas originating in recommender systems on linked data management, and on techniques for the efficiently querying answering on linked data.

Women and alcohol by Staddon, Patsy

  • Author : Staddon, Patsy
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Isbn : 9781447318927
  • Totalpages : 224
  • Release Date : 2015-06-03
  • View : 862

Issues relating to alcohol 'misuse' can only properly be understood within their social and environmental contexts. This research and practice based book explores social models of alcohol misuse to offer a sociological approach to its treatment. Through considering the social meaning of women's alcohol use, the book challenges current policy and practice in the field. It raises concerns about the political role of 'treatment' in making women behave, or to be 'well', and aims to develop a new approach to women's drinking and new ways of aiding recovery, at national and local levels. With contributions from service users, academics and practitioners, this is essential reading for those studying addiction, gender and the social background to alcohol problems.

Hospitable Planet by Stephen A. Jurovics

  • Author : Stephen A. Jurovics
  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9780819232540
  • Totalpages : 176
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • View : 867

• Environmental professional with a strong grounding in the Old Testament • Approaches environmental issues from both scientific and faith perspectives • Addresses a growing concern for earth among people of faith The book seeks to enroll a hitherto under-represented, though large and influential, portion of the U.S. population in addressing climate change: committed American Christians, of all denominations. Most books about climate change that include a religious argument do not address what individuals can do to help our society transform from fossil fuel use, other than changing personal behavior—and readers suspect that will likely not suffice. Thus, some readers are left feeling disheartened. In contrast, books that primarily address the environmental issues have limited appeal to people motivated more by faith than science, thereby leaving out many who could constitute the tipping point for full American engagement on the issue. Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change, seeks to fill the gap in religious and secular texts by providing both a compelling biblical case for action on climate change and by identifying transformative ameliorating measures and how to accomplish them. The book describes quite clearly what actions to undertake, how to accomplish them, and why this course of action can attain its objectives. The book lists the major steps needed to slow climate change, drawn primarily from writings of James Hansen and Amory Lovins that, regrettably, do not reach a general audience. In addition, the book recommends an environmental rights movement, akin to the civil rights movement, as a way to implement the recommended actions.

Racing the Sunset by Scott Tinley

  • Author : Scott Tinley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781632209801
  • Totalpages : 376
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • View : 717

A seventh-generation Californian, Scott Tinley led the quintessential Golden State dream. As he grew from beach rat to lifeguard to a recreational administration major, it seemed only natural to him that he would try to parlay the athletic skills gleaned from this idyllic lifestyle into a profession as one of the best triathletes in the world. For twenty years, his skill, tenacity, and devil-may-care attitude guided him along the path. But when age took hold of his legs, and no amount of training would help, his athletic gold rush went bust. Cracks in his psyche began to show, as if beneath it all—like much of California itself—his athletic life had been built on a fault. Always introspective and inquiring, Tinley threw himself headlong into athlete retirement and the larger issues of life transition and change. His new journey, driven by his quest for personal growth and healing, was filled with pain, false starts, and heartrending intimacies. It led him to hundreds of other retired professional athletes who would openly discuss their own triumphs and tragedies. With much discipline, Tinley completed one of the most thorough athlete research projects ever attempted, and befriended such superstars as Bill Walton, Eric Heiden, Greg LeMond, Jerry Sherk, Steve Scott, and Rick Sutcliffe. Along the way he uncovered secrets about himself and the process of change, turmoil, and final acceptance, all shared openly and eloquently in Racing the Sunset. This book will do for athletes of every level what Passages did for an entire generation. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Salsa Rising by Juan Flores

  • Author : Juan Flores
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780190491598
  • Totalpages : 320
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • View : 607

In the 1920s and 30s, musicians from Latin America and the Caribbean were flocking to New York, lured by the burgeoning recording studios and lucrative entertainment venues. In the late 1940s and 50s, the big-band mambo dance scene at the famed Palladium Ballroom was the stuff of legend, while modern-day music history was being made as the masters of Afro-Cuban and jazz idiom conspired to create Cubop, the first incarnation of Latin jazz. Then, in the 1960s, as the Latino population came to exceed a million strong, a new generation of New York Latinos, mostly Puerto Ricans born and raised in the city, went on to create the music that came to be called salsa, which continues to enjoy avid popularity around the world. And now, the children of the mambo and salsa generation are contributing to the making of hip hop and reviving ancestral Afro-Caribbean forms like Cuban rumba, Puerto Rican bomba, and Dominican palo. Salsa Rising provides the first full-length historical account of Latin Music in this city guided by close critical attention to issues of tradition and experimentation, authenticity and dilution, and the often clashing roles of cultural communities and the commercial recording industry in the shaping of musical practices and tastes. It is a history not only of the music, the changing styles and practices, the innovators, venues and songs, but also of the music as part of the larger social history, ranging from immigration and urban history, to the formation of communities, to issues of colonialism, race and class as they bear on and are revealed by the trajectory of the music. Author Juan Flores brings a wide range of people in the New York Latin music field into his work, including musicians, producers, arrangers, collectors, journalists, and lay and academic scholars, enriching Salsa Rising with a unique level of engagement with and interest in Latin American communities and musicians themselves.

Musculoskeletal Research and Basic Science by Feza Korkusuz

  • Author : Feza Korkusuz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783319207773
  • Totalpages : 788
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • View : 930

Strong roots in basic science and research enhance clinical practice. This book is a rich source of information for basic scientists and translational researchers who focus on musculoskeletal tissues and for orthopedic and trauma surgeons seeking relevant up-to-date information on molecular biology and the mechanics of musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration. The book opens by discussing biomaterials and biomechanics, with detailed attention to the biologic response to implants and biomaterials and to the surface modification of implants, an important emerging research field. Finite element analysis, mechanical testing standards and gait analysis are covered. All these chapters are strongly connected to clinical applications. After a section on imaging techniques, musculoskeletal tissues and their functions are addressed, the coverage including, for example, stem cells, molecules important for growth and repair, regeneration of cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and peripheral nerves, and the genetic basis of orthopedic diseases. State-of-the-art applications such as platellet rich plasma were included. Imaging is a daily practice of scientists and medical doctors. Recent advancements in ultrasonography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance, bone mineral density measurements using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and scintigraphy was covered following conventional radiography basics. Further extensive sections are devoted to pathology, oncogenesis and tumors, and pharmacology. Structure is always related with function. Surgical anatomy was therefore covered extensively in the last section.

Llewellyn's Book of Natural Remedies by Vannoy Gentles Fite

  • Author : Vannoy Gentles Fite
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Isbn : 9780738763125
  • Totalpages : 336
  • Release Date : 2020-04-08
  • View : 746

Discover Hundreds of Holistic Remedies and Wellness Tips Llewellyn's Book of Natural Remedies shares a powerful integrative approach to healing and living a more natural life. Author Vannoy Gentles Fite shares effective remedies for more than a hundred ailments, exploring contemporary and traditional techniques using common, everyday ingredients. Integrative medicine combines natural, holistic approaches with mainstream medicine. In this book, each ailment includes treatments using essential oils, herbs, Ayurveda, and home remedies. The recipes are easy to locate based on your specific needs, and they include materials you can typically find in your home. From balms and baths to tinctures and wraps, these outstanding remedies will support your healing process as you live your best possible life.

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior by Douglas Wahlsten

  • Author : Douglas Wahlsten
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn : 9780128128336
  • Totalpages : 299
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • View : 637

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior offers a concise description of the nervous system that processes sensory input and initiates motor movements. It reviews how behaviors are defined and measured, and how experts decide when a behavior is perturbed and in need of treatment. Behavioral disorders that are clearly related to a defect in a specific gene are reviewed, and the challenges of understanding complex traits such as intelligence, autism and schizophrenia that involve numerous genes and environmental factors are explored. New methods of altering genes offer hope for treating or even preventing difficulties that arise in our genes. This book explains what genes are, what they do in the nervous system, and how this impacts both brain function and behavior. Presents essential background, facts, and terminology about genes, brain function, and behavior Builds clear explanations on this solid foundation while minimizing technical jargon Explores in depth several single-gene and chromosomal neurological disorders Derives lessons from these clear examples and highlights key lessons in boxes Examines the intricacies of complex traits that involve multiple genetic and environmental factors by applying lessons from simpler disorders Explains diagnosis and definition Includes a companion website with Powerpoint slides and images for each chapter for instructors and links to resources

Rhythmic Oscillations in Proteins to Human Cognition by Anirban Bandyopadhyay

  • Author : Anirban Bandyopadhyay
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9789811572531
  • Totalpages : 361
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • View : 579

This book explores various aspects of biophysics, from neurobiology to quantum biology and the consciousness of human beings and in the universe. It examines eight different areas of natural intelligence, ranging from time crystals found in chemical biology, to the vibrations and the resonance of proteins, and also discusses hierarchical communication in various biological systems. Written by senior and experts in the field in language that is lucid and easy to understand, it is a valuable reference resource for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry.

The Nordic Dimension of Energy Security by Ryszard M. Czarny

  • Author : Ryszard M. Czarny
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9783030370435
  • Totalpages : 270
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • View : 890

This book will show that when some countries begin using oil and gas as an instrument of exerting pressure and to realize political goals, energy security becomes synonymous with national security as well as economic security. It is within this context that the Nordic countries serve as role models and an exemplification of modern, innovative and ecofriendly solutions. This book highlights that the Nordic countries represent a very broad spectrum of competencies and techniques in the field of making use of various energy sources, which basically exhausts all the possible and currently available possibilities.

Laboratory Training Guide by Arshdeep Bahga

  • Author : Arshdeep Bahga
  • Publisher : Vijay Madisetti
  • Isbn :
  • Totalpages : 188
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • View : 760

In response to requests for instructional and training material from instructors, we prepared this laboratory training guide as a companion book to the Cloud Computing: A Hands-On Approach ("Cloud Book"). This book is designed to serve two purposes. First, it provides a tutorial for the laboratory training that can accompany traditional or online instruction using the Cloud Book. Second, it provides access to the complete source code used in the examples provided in the Cloud Book. The authors hope that this laboratory training guide will continue to prove useful to instructors and students using the Cloud Book.

PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming by Larry Ullman

  • Author : Larry Ullman
  • Publisher : Peachpit Press
  • Isbn : 9780133057782
  • Totalpages : 504
  • Release Date : 2012-09-13
  • View : 582

Readers can take their PHP skills to the next level with this fully revised and updated PHP Advanced: Visual QuickPro Guide, Third Edition! Filled with fourteen chapters of step-by-step content and written by bestselling author and PHP programmer Larry Ullman, this guide teaches specific topics in direct, focused segments, shows how PHP is used in real-world applications. The book teaches developing web applications using advanced PHP techniques and advanced database concepts, and this edition offers several chapters devoted to object-oriented programming and all-new chapters on debugging, testing, and performance and using the Zend framework. Author hosts a popular companion website at, where readers can freely download code used in the book, access a user forum and book updates, and get advice directly from the author.

Research in the Early Years by Pam Jarvis

  • Author : Pam Jarvis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317861133
  • Totalpages : 200
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • View : 748

This new text is the only resource out there to address the needs of today’s early years students/trainees and support them through every stage of the early years research process. Research in the Early Years contains case study material in the form of four fictional students’ experiences, which run through the book. Readers follow these example students through their dissertation module as they address common problems, issues and pitfalls. Clear explanations and a step-by-step approach are balanced with sufficient depth and rigour to challenge those on undergraduate courses or following graduate programmes such as EYPS.

Fit Sigma by Ron Basu

  • Author : Ron Basu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781119973720
  • Totalpages : 256
  • Release Date : 2011-07-05
  • View : 511

To some, the near perfection of the Six Sigma management system appears to be an impossible ideal, especially for small and medium enterprises. FIT SIGMATM, a flexible and more sustainable approach, was developed through the integration of the ‘hard' Six Sigma approach with Lean Enterprise philosophy. It consists of three elements; fitness for purpose, fitness for improvement and integration, and fitness for sustainability. FIT SIGMA: A Lean Approach to Building Sustainable Quality Beyond Six Sigma shows how this tripartite approach can be used to add value to both large and small organisations through improved use of resources, and through the provision of improved customer satisfaction. It shows that a holistic approach to operational excellence underpinned by a data driven methodology can be applied equally to the manufacturing, service or public sectors. As the Six Sigma philosophy has evolved in recent years to take into account new challenges faced by companies, including climate change, green supply chain, emerging markets and a growing service sector, so FIT SIGMATM has also adapted itself to these new demands. FIT SIGMA: A Lean Approach to Building Sustainable Quality Beyond Six Sigma covers key developing areas including: Sustainability and Environment Non-profit organizations Service Operations Supply Chain Management Project Management Emerging Markets Small and Medium Enterprises Green Thinking Each chapter contains practical implementation guide, illustrative examples and case studies, and concludes with a summary of key elements for ease of reference and revision. In addition the book includes a comprehensive glossary of common terms and phrases used in managing quality, along with an appendix which illustrates the applications of basic statistics in Six Sigma and Fit Sigma.

Weapons of War by Auguste Demmin

  • Author : Auguste Demmin
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 9785875563539
  • Totalpages :
  • Release Date : 1870
  • View : 577