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Cloud Computing for Science and Engineering (Scientific and Engineering Computation)

A guide to cloud computing for students, scientists, and engineers, with advice and many hands-on examples.The emergence of powerful, always-on cloud utilities has transformed how consumers interact with information technology, enabling video streaming, intelligent personal assistants, and the sharing of content. Businesses, too, have benefited from the cloud, outsourcing much of their information technology to cloud services. Science, however, has not fully exploited the advantages of the cloud. Could scientific discovery be accelerated if mundane chores were automated and outsourced to the cloud? Leading computer scientists Ian Foster and Dennis Gannon argue that it can, and in this book offer a guide to cloud computing for students, scientists, and engineers, with advice and many hands-on examples. The book surveys the technology that underpins the cloud, new approaches to technical problems enabled by the cloud, and the concepts required to integrate cloud services into scientific work. It covers managing data in the cloud, and how to program these services; computing in the cloud, from deploying single virtual machines or containers to supporting basic interactive science experiments to gathering clusters of machines to do data analytics; using the cloud as a platform for automating analysis procedures, machine learning, and analyzing streaming data; building your own cloud with open source software; and cloud security.The book is accompanied by a website, Cloud4SciEng.org, that provides a variety of supplementary material, including exercises, lecture slides, and other resources helpful to readers and instructors.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 09/22/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 391 pages

Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools (Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Both Traditional Students and Working Professionals Acquire the Skills to Analyze Social Problems.Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools shows how to apply data science to real-world problems in both research and the practice. The book provides practical guidance on combining methods and tools from computer science, statistics, and social science. This concrete approach is illustrated throughout using an important national problem, the quantitative study of innovation.The text draws on the expertise of prominent leaders in statistics, the social sciences, data science, and computer science to teach students how to use modern social science research principles as well as the best analytical and computational tools. It uses a real-world challenge to introduce how these tools are used to identify and capture appropriate data, apply data science models and tools to that data, and recognize and respond to data errors and limitations. For more information, including sample chapters and news, please visit the author's website.
Published by: Chapman and Hall/CRC | Publication date: 09/15/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 376 pages

Nothing On Earth

The critically acclaimed psychological chiller from a powerful new voice in Irish literary fiction.SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2017 'As fine as it is frightening' JOHN BANVILLE 'This one will stay with you like your shadow' Guardian 'Extraordinary . . . pitch-perfect' Irish Times'Strange, beautiful and quietly terrifying' DONAL RYAN, author of The Spinning Heart'Like many great works, it could so easily have all gone wrong if it hadn’t been done exactly right' Sunday Independent It is the hottest August in living memory. A frightened girl bangs on a door. A man answers. From the moment he invites her in, his world will never be the same again. She will tell him about her family, and their strange life in the show home of an abandoned housing estate. The long, blistering days spent sunbathing; the airless nights filled with inexplicable noises; the words that appear on the windows, written in dust.Why are members of her family disappearing, one by one? Is she telling the truth? Is he? In a world where reality is beginning to blur, how can we know what to believe?
Published by: Transworld Digital | Publication date: 05/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 177 pages

The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism

THE GREEN FLAG stands as the most comprehensive and illuminating history of Irish Nationalism yet published. For many years available as three separate volumes (THE MOST DISTRESSFUL COUNTRY, THE BOLD FENIAN MEN and OURSELVES ALONE), this outstanding history is now available as a single volume.
Author: Robert Kee
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 07/06/2000
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 781 pages

DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media (The MIT Press)

How social media and DIY communities have enabled new forms of political participation that emphasize doing and making rather than passive consumption.Today, DIY—do-it-yourself—describes more than self-taught carpentry. Social media enables DIY citizens to organize and protest in new ways (as in Egypt's “Twitter revolution” of 2011) and to repurpose corporate content (or create new user-generated content) in order to offer political counternarratives. This book examines the usefulness and limits of DIY citizenship, exploring the diverse forms of political participation and “critical making” that have emerged in recent years. The authors and artists in this collection describe DIY citizens whose activities range from activist fan blogging and video production to knitting and the creation of community gardens.Contributors examine DIY activism, describing new modes of civic engagement that include Harry Potter fan activism and the activities of the Yes Men. They consider DIY making in learning, culture, hacking, and the arts, including do-it-yourself media production and collaborative documentary making. They discuss DIY and design and how citizens can unlock the black box of technological infrastructures to engage and innovate open and participatory critical making. And they explore DIY and media, describing activists' efforts to remake and reimagine media and the public sphere. As these chapters make clear, DIY is characterized by its emphasis on “doing” and making rather than passive consumption. DIY citizens assume active roles as interventionists, makers, hackers, modders, and tinkerers, in pursuit of new forms of engaged and participatory democracy.ContributorsMike Ananny, Chris Atton, Alexandra Bal, Megan Boler, Catherine Burwell, Red Chidgey, Andrew Clement, Negin Dahya, Suzanne de Castell, Carl DiSalvo, Kevin Driscoll, Christina Dunbar-Hester, Joseph Ferenbok, Stephanie Fisher, Miki Foster, Stephen Gilbert, Henry Jenkins, Jennifer Jenson, Yasmin B. Kafai, Ann Light, Steve Mann, Joel McKim, Brenda McPhail, Owen McSwiney, Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Graham Meikle, Emily Rose Michaud, Kate Milberry, Michael Murphy, Jason Nolan, Kate Orton-Johnson, Kylie A. Peppler, David J. Phillips, Karen Pollock, Matt Ratto, Ian Reilly, Rosa Reitsamer, Mandy Rose, Daniela K. Rosner, Yukari Seko, Karen Louise Smith, Lana Swartz, Alex Tichine, Jennette Weber, Elke Zobl
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 02/07/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 461 pages

What to Expect When You're Adopting...: A practical guide to the decisions and emotions involved in adoption

As would-be parents cycle through the adoption process, they balance anxiety and fear with the life-altering decision of adoption. The emotional toll of this dance can be completely overwhelming and can confuse parents while navigating the decisions of how to expand their families. Drawing on extensive research and the author's own experience of being adopted, What to Expect When You're Adopting... does not gloss over the realities of the adoption process, but rather leads parents through the many stages and emotional aspects involved and offer practical and sensitive advice allowing you to:- Make crucial decisions with confidence- Build a strong foundation for your family- Separate the myths about adopted children from the realities - Discover the key to healthy attachment with your childDr Ian Palmer will also deal with the issues of single-parent adoption, infertility and, unusually, the option of remaining childless.
Published by: Ebury Digital | Publication date: 04/02/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 274 pages

100 escritores del siglo XX. Ámbito Internacional (NARRATIVAS) (Spanish Edition)

Para la literatura, el siglo XX ha significado uno de sus períodos más fecundos y diversos, una etapa en la que una extraordinaria paleta de escritores ha demostrado un vigor, una autenticidad y una lucidez incomparables. En 100 escritores del siglo XX resuenan algunas de estas voces fundamentales, que han contribuido a construir la imagen que el futuro tendrá de esta época: de Joseph Conrad a Ian McEwan, de Marcel Proust a Haruki Murakami, de Franz Kafka a Milan Kundera, de Bertolt Brecht a Ezra Pound, de Henry James a John Cheever... Con la excepción de los autores de las diversas literaturas hispánicas, a los cuales se dedica en exclusiva un volumen paralelo a este, 100 escritores del siglo XX (Ámbito internacional) reúne algunos de los nombres más destacados y representativos del mundo de las letras de este período.
Published by: RBA | Publication date: 04/02/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 912 pages

On Architecture (Penguin Classics)

In De architectura (c.40 BC), Vitruvius discusses in ten encyclopedic chapters aspects of Roman architecture, engineering and city planning. Vitruvius also included a section on human proportions. Because it is the only antique treatise on architecture to have survived, De architectura has been an invaluable source of information for scholars. The rediscovery of Vitruvius during the Renaissance greatly fuelled the revival of classicism during that and subsequent periods. Numerous architectural treatises were based in part or inspired by Vitruvius, beginning with Leon Battista Alberti's De re aedificatoria (1485).
Author: Vitruvius
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 09/24/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 486 pages

The Image of God in an Image Driven Age: Explorations in Theological Anthropology (Wheaton Theology Conference Series)

Whether on the printed page, the television screen or the digital app, we live in a world saturated with images.Some images help shape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us in positive ways, while others lead us astray and distort our relationships. Christians confess that human beings have been created in the image of God, yet we chose to rebel against that God and so became unfaithful bearers of God's image. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus, who is the image of God, restores the divine image in us, partially now and fully in the day to come.The essays collected in The Image of God in an Image Driven Age explore the intersection of theology and culture. With topics ranging across biblical exegesis, the art gallery, Cormac McCarthy, racism, sexuality and theosis, the contributors to this volume offer a unified vision―ecumenical in nature and catholic in spirit―of what it means to be truly human and created in the divine image in the world today.This collection from the 2015 Wheaton Theology Conference includes contributions by Daniela C. Augustine, Craig L. Blomberg, William A. Dyrness, Timothy R. Gaines and Shawna Songer Gaines, Phillip Jenkins, Beth Felker Jones, Christina Bieber Lake, Catherine McDowell, Ian A. McFarland, Matthew J. Milliner, Soong-Chan Rah and Janet Soskice, as well as original poems by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner and Brett Foster.
Published by: IVP Academic | Publication date: 04/18/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 273 pages

A Taste of Freedom (The Seven Souls Trilogy Book 1)

Fallian's origins are shrouded in mystery. Half angel and half daemon, he is God's most unlikely and faithful servant and is about to embark upon his most difficult mission yet. In the halls of the Citadel, at the very centre of Hades, Lucifer the King of all daemons has finally found a way to escape from his incarceration. The greatest army ever imagined gathers at Hells Gates, ready to invade the lands of Afterworld and exact revenge on the very angels that imprisoned them thousands of years before.As the fate of Afterworld hangs in the balance, fate throws together a group of unlikely souls. They will need to overcome danger, battle with daemons and barter with the ancient Gods.Can good prevail over evil or will the balance of power change forever?
Author: Ian Foster
Published by: Ian Foster | Publication date: 05/27/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 621 pages
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