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Harlequin Intrigue August 2015 Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Intrigue August 2015   Box Set 2 of 2 Author Julie Miller
ISBN-10 9781460392782
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 224
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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

Perception of English Author Anita Dewi
ISBN-10 9781443873949
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 225
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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

CTS D Certified Technology Specialist Design Exam Guide Author Brad Grimes
ISBN-10 9780071835695
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 400
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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

Innovation is a State of Mind Author James O'Loghlin
ISBN-10 9780730324409
Release 2016-01-20
Pages 208
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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 Bites Dog Hot Dog Culture in America

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-10 9780759120747
Release 2012-11-20
Pages 200
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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.

Man Cannot Speak for Her

Man Cannot Speak for Her Author Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
ISBN-10 0313256497
Release 1989-07-25
Pages 220
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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.

Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement Security and Intelligence

Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement  Security  and Intelligence Author Jesus Mena
ISBN-10 9781439860700
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 349
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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.

The Epic of Son Jara

The Epic of Son Jara Author John William Johnson
ISBN-10 0253207134
Release 1992
Pages 148
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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.

Human and Machine Vision II

Human and Machine Vision II Author Azriel Rosenfeld
ISBN-10 9781483276281
Release 2014-05-10
Pages 376
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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.

The Rough Guide to Bolivia

The Rough Guide to Bolivia Author James Read
ISBN-10 1858288479
Release 2002
Pages 400
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This new guide gives detailed accounts of all the major sights from the bustling street markets of La Paz to the tranquil islands of Lake Titicaca, and informed coverage of Bolivian history and indigenous cultures. The guide also includes practical advice on exploring the country's remote Andean ranges and Amazonian rainforests, along with candid reviews of all the best places to stay and eat, from jungle lodges to colonial mansions.

10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People

10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People Author David Mezzapelle
ISBN-10 9781632280114
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 288
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Author and business leader David Mezzapelle, author of 2013's best-selling Contagious Optimism, is on a mission to get people to "power their lives with the positive." He has worked with top influencers, business people, and others and observed that each one of these folks had a few things in common — they overcame obstacles, looked forward instead of backwards, made mistakes and learned from them, and, most of all, they stayed positive no matter what. In this silver linings playbook, readers can learn the secrets to living a life filled with joy, abundance, forward momentum, and contagious optimism. Learning these ten habits can jumpstart your life in the same day! The excellent advice, inspiring stories, suggested actions, and insights from David Mezzapelle and his contributors will help readers become unstoppable optimists.

Military Grade Mistletoe

Military Grade Mistletoe Author Julie Miller
ISBN-10 9781488013218
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 224
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She saved his life when everything was hopeless. He’s determined to return the favor. Not even Master Sergeant Harry Lockhart’s military expertise could stop the IED that killed his team and left him injured. Only Daisy Gunderson—a pen pal he’d never met—and her kind letters helped him survive. But Daisy in the flesh is the surly Marine’s polar opposite. She’s outgoing, talkative and putting his military training on high alert. A stalker named Secret Santa is targeting the kindhearted teacher…and the pranks are growing deadly. In Daisy, Harry’s finally found the safe haven he needs. And he’ll be damned if anyone is going to take her from him. The Precinct

The Marine Next Door

The Marine Next Door Author Julie Miller
ISBN-10 9781459227620
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 224
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Maggie Wheeler never stopped looking over her shoulder. It was a habit she'd learned from being a cop…and from a devastating event in her past. So when John Murdock moved in next door, Maggie didn't know what to make of the sexy marine. But once her son formed a bond with the mysterious stranger, Maggie knew that past might not remain hidden much longer…. With his unwavering sense of duty, John would never let a call for help go unanswered. Especially from the beautiful wounded warrior who refused to give up her secrets. Although she likely knew more about who was after her than she'd ever let on, John vowed to protect those in need. Only then could he find peace, maybe even a door away.…

Glass Love Perpetual Motion

Glass  Love   Perpetual Motion   Author Paul Scheerbart
ISBN-10 9780226203140
Release 2014-10-19
Pages 320
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German writer, critic, and theorist Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915) died nearly a century ago, but his influence is still being felt today. Considered by some a mad eccentric and by others a visionary political thinker in his own time, he is now experiencing a revival thanks to a new generation of scholars who are rightfully situating him in the modernist pantheon. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is the first collection of Scheerbart’s multifarious writings to be published in English. In addition to a selection of his fantastical short stories, it includes the influential architectural manifesto Glass Architecture and his literary tour-de-force Perpetual Motion: The Story of an Invention. The latter, written in the guise of a scientific work (complete with technical diagrams), was taken as such when first published but in reality is a fiction—albeit one with an important message. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is richly illustrated with period material, much of it never before reproduced, including a selection of artwork by Paul Scheerbart himself. Accompanying this original material is a selection of essays by scholars, novelists, and filmmakers commissioned for this publication to illuminate Scheerbart’s importance, then and now, in the worlds of art, architecture, and culture. Coedited by artist Josiah McElheny and Christine Burgin, with new artwork created for this publication by McElheny, Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is a long-overdue monument to a modern master.

APB Baby

APB  Baby Author Julie Miller
ISBN-10 9781488005596
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 224
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USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Miller's new series launches with a lawman and social worker who team up to safeguard a baby After a near-fatal shootout at his sister's wedding, third-generation lawman Niall Watson comes home to a baby in distress. The abandoned newborn in his neighbor's apartment sends the Kansas City PD criminologist into rescue mode once again. Social worker Lucy McKane will do whatever it takes to protect the infant boy entrusted to her care. The tall, sexy ME next door may be clueless about her feelings for him, but Niall's the only one who can keep them safe. As a vengeful killer targets them, desire draws Lucy and Niall dangerously closer. Together, can they find justice and safeguard their newly created family?

Protecting Plain Jane

Protecting Plain Jane Author Julie Miller
ISBN-10 142688835X
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 224
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Ten years ago quiet heiress Charlotte Maywether was abducted and held for ransom…but when she was targeted a second time, SWAT officer Trip Jones vowed to protect her. The damaged beauty was slow to trust, but even she couldn't deny the tender bond forming between her and her handsome bodyguard. Trip was determined to keep Charlotte alive and help her face her life-altering fears. But with a serial killer on the loose and Charlotte willing to play bait, it would take every skill he had to keep his beautiful ward from facing dire consequences….

Necessary Action

Necessary Action Author Julie Miller
ISBN-10 9781488012792
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 224
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Learning to trust could bring them together—keeping secrets could tear them apart Going undercover to take down murderous gun smugglers is what Duff Watson lives for. Until he tracks the ring to a Missouri farm…and meets paramedic Melanie Fiske. Now the KCPD detective has another critical task: winning over the curvy redhead who tempts him yet whom he can't let himself trust. Something about the protective ex-soldier makes Melanie believe he can help her find out the truth about her family. And the desire Duff awakens feels like the real thing. But when Melanie's life is threatened, can she keep trusting—and loving—a man who lives a life of dangerous deception? The Precinct: Bachelors in Blue