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Harlequin Intrigue August 2015 Box Set 2 Of 2

Author : Julie Miller
ISBN : 9781460392782
Genre : Fiction
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Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance. KANSAS CITY SECRETS The Precinct: Cold Case by Julie Miller With his potential key witness's life jeopardized, detective Max Krolikowski must keep Rosie March safe—and keep himself from falling for a woman who could be a true innocent…or a killer waiting to strike again. THE PREGNANCY PLOT Brothers in Arms: Retribution by Carol Ericson Assigned to protect Nina Moore and her unborn child, special ops agent Jase Bennett poses as her fiancé. But when the charade begins to feel all too real, Jase will need to risk everything to keep them safe… COLORADO BODYGUARD The Ranger Brigade by Cindi Myers Ranger Rand Knightbridge reluctantly offers to lead Sophie Montgomery on her search for her missing sister. As the mission brings them closer, ensuring a happy ending for Sophie is the only outcome he'll allow…

Perception Of English

Author : Anita Dewi
ISBN : 9781443873949
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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There has been a significant increase in the number of English speakers globally, with the majority of them being non-native speakers who rely on diverse varieties of the language. Throughout its history, English has been disseminated through a number of processes, ranging from colonialism to globalisation. This has ultimately resulted in the formation of various relationships between English and target communities. English has also spread to countries where Muslims constitute the majority of the population. As religious teachings are embedded in local or national cultures, and thus result in non-homogeneous Islamic communities across the globe, it is a frequently used oversimplification to conclude that English consistently stands in opposition to Islam in every Islamic society. Given such misperceptions, studies directed towards perceptions of English in Indonesia, the fourth most populated country and the largest Muslim community in the world, are particularly important. This book examines a variety of perceptions of English in this context, focusing on staff and students at universities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Five research questions were used as the basis for conducting this study, which analyse the themes of English and its acceptance in Indonesia; English at the tertiary level; the roles of English; English in relation to identity; and the perception of World Englishes. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the study was carried out at nine public and private universities with differing religious viewpoints – namely, secular, Catholic, and Islamic. There are five different groups of participants for individual interviews and questionnaire surveys: students, English language lecturers, non-English lecturers, and leaders at each of the nine universities. The results reveal that English is viewed as a tool and asset for advancing knowledge, facilitating international communication, gaining global competitiveness, and improving employment opportunities. However, perceived tensions between English and Indonesian constantly occur throughout all facets of the study. Even though Indonesian people’s “repository of cultural identity” (Tan and Rubdy, 2008, p. 5) is located within local languages rather than in Indonesian as the national language, the Indonesian language actually unites them as one people and differentiates them from people of other nations. This suggests a demand for a “contemporary global linguistic ecology” (Phillipson and Skutnabb-Kangas, 1999, p. 20). In such ecology, English would keep developing in a way that does not impact negatively on the national language. Indeed, such demand for a balance between English and Indonesian is politically desirable.

Cts D Certified Technology Specialist Design Exam Guide

Author : Brad Grimes
ISBN : 9780071835695
Genre : Computers
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Exclusively from McGraw-Hill Professional and InfoComm International, this exam guide covers the latest Certified Technology Specialist Design exam for AV professionals. CTS-D Certified Technology Specialist Design Exam Guide is a complete study system for the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification from InfoComm International—the audiovisual association. This exam guide covers AV systems design, including the assessment of client's needs, AV design documents preparation, and coordination with other professionals to ensure AV systems satisfy client requirements. Each chapter contains exam objective call-outs, exam tips, and end-of-chapter review questions with in-depth answer explanations. Covers the 2014 exam update which includes updated IT security design-related content, more networking coverage, and additional business content Electronic content includes an official InfoComm CTS-D practice exam More than 150 photos and illustrations reinforce key AV design concepts

Innovation Is A State Of Mind

Author : James O'Loghlin
ISBN : 9780730324409
Genre : Business & Economics
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A modern framework for practical innovation—from individual ideas to an innovative organisational culture Everyone says that innovation is important. The problem is that no one tells you how to be innovative. Innovation is a State of Mind sets out a step-by-step guide to creating innovative ideas and putting them into action. You'll learn how to generate more ideas with greater potential, how to grow and evaluate them, test their effectiveness and then implement the ones that are going to improve your business. Author James O'Loghlin has worked with over a thousand of Australia's best inventors and innovators in the eight years he hosted ABC-TV's The New Inventors. He studied what they do differently and how they are able to identify and take advantage of opportunities that the rest of us miss. Packed with engaging stories and a good dose of humour, this insightful guide helps you to make innovation a part of what you do every day. Change your thinking and identify overlooked opportunities Step around common roadblocks to innovation Generate better ideas, and find the ones that will improve your business Create a culture where innovation is part of everyone's job Harvest innovative ideas from the entire staff and find the ones that will make a difference Innovators see things differently. They solve problems that the rest of us can't, and create solutions to problems that we never noticed we had. Getting stuck in routine and procedure is the death knell for modern business. Most companies undervalue and underuse the creative potential of their people, because they underestimate the impact of continuous innovation. Innovation is a State of Mind shows you how to think like an innovator and create a culture of innovation, so you can stay out in front of the future of business.

Man Cannot Speak For Her

Author : Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
ISBN : 0313256497
Genre : Feminism
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Laura Kaplan Shanley is dedicated to the belief that autonomous, unassisted birth is a concept whose time has come and should be re-introduced into human society as the ideal form of safe, joyous, and healthy childbirth.

Man Bites Dog Hot Dog Culture In America

Author : Bruce Kraig, professor emeritus of History, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Founding President, Culinary Historians of Chicago; author, Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America and Hot Dog: A Global History
ISBN : 9780759120747
Genre : Social Science
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Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie—but how did these little links become icons of American culture? Man Bites Dog explores the almighty hot dog through history, culture, styles, and even the people who made them famous. Loaded with stunning color photos by Patty Carroll, descriptions of neighborhood venues and flashy pushcarts from New York to Los Angeles, and recipes for cooking up hot dog heaven at home, this book is the ultimate source—informative, fun, and tasty—on the role of hot dogs in American culture.

Living In Space

Author : G. Harry Stine
ISBN : 9781590772584
Genre : Science
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We are the first species with the ability to leave planet Earth and expand the horizons of existence into the infinite realm of the universe. Humanity has been working, learning and building toward this accomplishment throughout history. Those who live and work in space will be no different from their predecessors who left ancient homelands to venture into the unknown wilderness. But to travel and work in space, one must not only know the physical characteristics of the space environment, but also something about the human beings involved. Living in Space explains: -Technology necessary for staying happy, healthy and alive in space. - Effects of acceleration on the human body - The long term affects of living in zero-g conditions - The most harmful forms of ionizing radiation for humans - Nutrition and Sanitation - Basic problems of working in space. The people who go into space to live and work are setting the foundation for humanity’s future.

The Epic Of Son Jara

Author : John William Johnson
ISBN : 0253207134
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ò . . . a major addition to the literature on oral traditions.Ó ÑJournal of Religion in Africa The famous epic of Son-Jara, celebrating the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali some 750 years ago, is widely recited today among the Mandekan-speaking peoples of West Africa. As performed by Griots, or professional bards, it constitutes a virtual social, political, and cultural charter and embodies deep-rooted aspects of Mande cosmology and worldview. The text presented here is the first full linear translation of a performance of the Son-Jara epic recorded in its heartland in west central Mali. The fully annotated translation is accompanied by an introduction that provides a historical and contextual framework for understanding the recitation of this African epic. Reproducing the translated text of the epic from John William JohnsonÕs earlier analytical edition of The Epic of Son-Jara, this new volume makes available a convenient readerÕs edition.

Machine Learning Forensics For Law Enforcement Security And Intelligence

Author : Jesus Mena
ISBN : 9781439860700
Genre : Computers
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Increasingly, crimes and fraud are digital in nature, occurring at breakneck speed and encompassing large volumes of data. To combat this unlawful activity, knowledge about the use of machine learning technology and software is critical. Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence integrates an assortment of deductive and instructive tools, techniques, and technologies to arm professionals with the tools they need to be prepared and stay ahead of the game. Step-by-step instructions The book is a practical guide on how to conduct forensic investigations using self-organizing clustering map (SOM) neural networks, text extraction, and rule generating software to "interrogate the evidence." This powerful data is indispensable for fraud detection, cybersecurity, competitive counterintelligence, and corporate and litigation investigations. The book also provides step-by-step instructions on how to construct adaptive criminal and fraud detection systems for organizations. Prediction is the key Internet activity, email, and wireless communications can be captured, modeled, and deployed in order to anticipate potential cyber attacks and other types of crimes. The successful prediction of human reactions and server actions by quantifying their behaviors is invaluable for pre-empting criminal activity. This volume assists chief information officers, law enforcement personnel, legal and IT professionals, investigators, and competitive intelligence analysts in the strategic planning needed to recognize the patterns of criminal activities in order to predict when and where crimes and intrusions are likely to take place.

Human And Machine Vision Ii

Author : Azriel Rosenfeld
ISBN : 9781483276281
Genre : Computers
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Perspectives in Computing: Human and Machine Vision II compiles papers presented at the second Workshop on Human and Machine Vision held in Montreal, Canada on August 1-3, 1984. This book discusses the perception of transparency in man and machine, human image understanding, and connectionist models and parallelism in high level vision. The theory of the perceived spatial layout of scenes, generative systems of analyzers, and codon constraints on closed 2D shapes are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the environment- and viewer-centered perception of surface orientation, autonomous scene description with range imagery, and pre-attentive processing in vision. This publication is recommended for students and researchers interested in both fields of visual perception and computer vision.

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