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Proceedings of International Ethical Hacking Conference 2018: eHaCON 2018, Kolkata, India (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #811)

by J. K. Mandal Valentina Emilia Balas Satyajit Chakrabarti Mohuya Chakraborty

This book discusses the implications of new technologies for a secured society. As such, it reflects the main focus of the International Conference on Ethical Hacking, eHaCon 2018, which is essentially in evaluating the security of computer systems using penetration testing techniques. Showcasing the most outstanding research papers presented at the conference, the book shares new findings on computer network attacks and defenses, commercial security solutions, and hands-on, real-world security experience. The respective sections include network security, ethical hacking, cryptography, digital forensics, cloud security, information security, mobile communications security, and cyber security.

For Hunger

by Margaret Ronda

For Hunger, the follow-up to Margaret Ronda’s award-winning first book, Personification, offers a fierce look at the interiors of motherhood, examining what it means to become a mother and lose a mother. Centering on hunger, these vivid and crushing poems explore the mourning process and its relationship to time and nature. From its intimate lyric meditations on birth, motherhood, and parenting to poems that measure the affective patterns of mourning against seasons, constellations, tides, and reproductive gestation, these intimate poems dwell in the drifts, uncanny repetitions, and shocks that characterize the strange temporality of loss.

Why Work?: Arguments for the Leisure Society (Freedom)

by Juliet Schor Bertrand Russell David Graeber Clifford Harper Nina Power Freedom Press

Why Work? is a provocative collection of essays and illustrations by writers and artists from the 19th century through to today, dissecting “work,” its form under capitalism, and the possibilities for an alternative society. It poses the question: why do some of us still work until we drop in an age of vast automated production, while others starve for lack of work? Where is the leisure society that was promised? This collection includes contributions from luminaries of the past such as William Morris and Bertrand Russell, contemporary theorists like David Graeber and Juliet Schor, and illustrated examinations of workplace potentials and pitfalls from Clifford Harper.

Tensions in World Literature: Between the Local and the Universal

by Weigui Fang

This collection gives a diversified account of world literature, examining not only the rise of the concept, but also problems such as the relation between the local and the universal, and the tensions between national culture and global ethics. In this context, it focuses on the complex relationship between Chinese literature and world literature, not only in the sense of providing an exemplary case study, but also as an introspection and re-location of Chinese literature itself. The book activates the concept of world literature at a time when it is facing the rising modern day challenges of race, class and culture.

Geotechnische Messgeräte und Feldversuche im Fels

by Edwin Fecker

Geotechnische Messungen liefern wichtige Werte über den Untergrund. Diese Werte bilden die Basis für die Planung von Bauwerken. Die häufigsten Schäden am Bau beruhen erfahrungsgemäß nicht auf Rechenfehlern, sondern auf falschen Annahmen für die Baugrundeigenschaften. Selbst wenn der Baugrund sorgfältig untersucht wurde, sollte die Qualität der Konstruktion und der Gründung durch Messungen nachgewiesen bzw. gesichert werden.Dieses Buch stellt die verschiedenen geotechnischen Instrumente vor, die zur Untersuchung des Untergrundes und der Konstruktion verwendet werden. Neben einer detaillierten Beschreibung der Messmethoden, liefert das Buch eine Anleitung dafür was beim Einsatz des jeweiligen Instrumentes beachtet werden muss. Die zweite Auflage dieses Fachbuches wurde gründlich überarbeitet und dem neusten Stand der Technik angepasst. Sie enthält im Anhang praktische Beispiele für Ausschreibungstexte und eine aktuelle Liste der Technischen Empfehlungen und DIN-Normen.

Neustart des LHC: Die Weltmaschine anschaulich erklärt (essentials)

by Michael Hauschild

Michael Hauschild führt den Leser dieses essentials zurück in den September 2008 zum holprigen Start des Large Hadron Collider LHC, des größten Teilchenbeschleunigers der Welt und der heutigen Weltmaschine am CERN, dem Europäischen Forschungszentrum für Teilchenphysik bei Genf – einem der faszinierendsten Forschungszentren überhaupt. Der Autor erläutert, wie ausgehend von den ersten Ideen die großen Kollaborationen am LHC entstanden, Zusammenschlüsse von bis zu 3.000 Physikern. Die Kollaborationen sind es, die mit Hilfe von riesigen Teilchendetektoren die Kollisionen am LHC vermessen und dabei auf die Entdeckung von neuen Teilchen hoffen. Nach einer Pause von mehr als zwei Jahren wurde der LHC im Frühjahr 2015 wieder in Betrieb genommen, um mit höherer Energie als je zuvor die Geheimnisse der Natur zu enträtseln.Der Autor Dr. Michael Hauschild ist Teilchenphysiker am CERN in Genf und seit 2005 Mitglied des ATLAS Experiments am Large Hadron Collider LHC. Während der ersten langen Messperiode des LHC von 2010 bis 2012 hat er die Entdeckung des Higgs-Teilchens im Sommer 2012 unmittelbar miterlebt.

Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes: 7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2018, London, UK, July 9-10, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11017)

by Pinar Alper Ashish Gehani Khalid Belhajjame

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2018, held in London, UK, in July 2018.The 12 revised full papers, 19 poster papers, and 2 demonstration papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers feature a variety of provenance-related topics ranging from the capture and inference of provenance to its use and application.They are organized in topical sections on reproducibility; modeling, simulating and capturing provenance; PROV extensions; scientific workflows; applications; and system demonstrations.

Ideals, Interests, and U.S. Foreign Policy from George H. W. Bush to Donald Trump

by Ronald E. Powaski

This volume discusses the presidential foreign policies of the post–Cold War era, beginning with George H. W. Bush and ending with the first 17 months of Donald Trump’s presidency. During this period, the United States emerged from the Cold War as the world’s most powerful nation. Nevertheless, the presidents of this era faced a host of problems that tested their ability to successfully blend realism and idealism. Some were more successful than others.

From Galileo to Modern Economics: The Italian Origins of Econophysics

by Gianfranco Tusset

Empirical laws are rare in economics. This book describes efforts to anchor economic knowledge to invariant empirical laws. It links 17th and 18th century Galilean monetary economists to econophysics, a field that emerged in the mid-1990s. This virtual journey from past to present is charted by episodes on aggregates and empirical primacy. It includes the virtually unknown story of 19th century scholars who, by searching for a stricter mathematical approach, paved the way to an ‘engineering’ view of economics. Then there are celebrities like Pareto and his first empirical law governing the distribution of wealth. Pareto and Amoroso sparked a debate on the skewed distribution that spanned decades, ranging from finance to market transformations, to econophysics, with its concepts and tools inherited from statistical physics. The last stage of the journey goes through econophysics and the recent gradual advances it has made, which show how its position vis-à-vis economics has been changing.

Researching Dreams: The Fundamentals

by Michael Schredl

What can be gleaned from the study of our dreams? With research methods in mind—including the shortcomings and strengths of various strategies—the book presents a comprehensive introduction to the research obtained so far. Topics include the factors of dream recall; the continuity hypothesis of dreaming; the relationship between physiology and dream content; etiology and therapy of nightmares; and lucid dreaming. The book not only presents a comprehensive introduction to the research obtained so far but also provide the tools to carry our scientific dream studies—including the shortcomings and strengths of various approaches.

Optimization Problems in Graph Theory: In Honor of Gregory Z. Gutin's 60th Birthday (Springer Optimization and Its Applications #139)

by Boris Goldengorin

This book presents open optimization problems in graph theory and networks. Each chapter reflects developments in theory and applications based on Gregory Gutin’s fundamental contributions to advanced methods and techniques in combinatorial optimization. Researchers, students, and engineers in computer science, big data, applied mathematics, operations research, algorithm design, artificial intelligence, software engineering, data analysis, industrial and systems engineering will benefit from the state-of-the-art results presented in modern graph theory and its applications to the design of efficient algorithms for optimization problems. Topics covered in this work include:· Algorithmic aspects of problems with disjoint cycles in graphs· Graphs where maximal cliques and stable sets intersect· The maximum independent set problem with special classes· A general technique for heuristic algorithms for optimization problems · The network design problem with cut constraints· Algorithms for computing the frustration index of a signed graph· A heuristic approach for studying the patrol problem on a graph· Minimum possible sum and product of the proper connection number· Structural and algorithmic results on branchings in digraphs · Improved upper bounds for Korkel--Ghosh benchmark SPLP instances

Cardiovascular Complications in Cancer Therapy (Current Clinical Pathology)

by Fausto J. Pinto Antonio Giordano Patrizio Lancellotti Giuseppina Novo Antonio Russo

This proposed text is designed to provide a useful and comprehensive resource and state-of-the-art overview to readers about vascular damage potentially induced by antineoplastic drugs. Thanks to more and more effective antineoplastic treatments the survival of cancer patients is enormously increasing, but at the same time it is increasing the burden of related cardiovascular complications that affect morbidity and mortality. On this basis a new branch of cardiology has been developed, that is Cardio-Oncology. The aim is to prevent cardiovascular complications related to cancer therapy and to facilitate and avoid interruption of antineoplastic drugs due to the occurrence of cardiovascular damage. An increasing attention has been given to cardiac damage, while, until today, vascular complications have been poorly evaluated. The aim of this book is to focus on vascular complications related to cancer treatment, to guide the clinician at facing, during his every day practice, cardiovascular toxicity in cancer and hematologic patients. The proposed sections of the book have been structured to review the molecular mechanisms underlying vascular damage induced by new and old treatments, to describe the various manifestations of vascular disease that may range from artery to venous disease (including coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, venous thromboembolism and pulmonary hypertension), and to provide advice to monitor patients undergoing onco-hematologic treatments in order to prevent and eventually manage vascular damage.This book will address resident and fellow physicians, medical oncologists, cardiologists, general practitioners and all those who take care of these patients.All invited authors will be recognized experts in their field, and leading international researchers on these topics. The editor has worked with these expert colleagues on a variety of other projects. The authors will provide their manuscript according to current literature and clinical research studies. The book does not seek to duplicate or replace other current resources. Rather, it will create a comprehensive yet concise resource on this emerging topic that is not adequately covered by any current literature.

Frontiers in PDE-Constrained Optimization (The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications #163)

by Denis Ridzal Martin-D. Lacasse Drew P. Kouri Harbir Antil

This volume provides a broad and uniform introduction of PDE-constrained optimization as well as to document a number of interesting and challenging applications. Many science and engineering applications necessitate the solution of optimization problems constrained by physical laws that are described by systems of partial differential equations (PDEs)​. As a result, PDE-constrained optimization problems arise in a variety of disciplines including geophysics, earth and climate science, material science, chemical and mechanical engineering, medical imaging and physics. This volume is divided into two parts. The first part provides a comprehensive treatment of PDE-constrained optimization including discussions of problems constrained by PDEs with uncertain inputs and problems constrained by variational inequalities. Special emphasis is placed on algorithm development and numerical computation. In addition, a comprehensive treatment of inverse problems arising in the oil and gas industry is provided. The second part of this volume focuses on the application of PDE-constrained optimization, including problems in optimal control, optimal design, and inverse problems, among other topics.

How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry

by Ferenc Laczó and László Csősz Péter Balikó Lengyel Nina Munk Ernő Munkácsi

A gripping first-hand account of the devastating "last chapter" of the Holocaust, written by a privileged eyewitness, the secretary of the Hungarian Judenrat, and a member of Budapest's Jewish elite, How It Happened is a unique testament to the senseless brutality that, in a matter of months, decimated what was Europe’s largest and last-surviving Jewish community. Writing immediately after the war and examining only those critical months of 1944 when Hitler's Germany occupied its ally Hungary, Ernő Munkácsi describes the Judenrat's desperation and fear as it attempted to prevent the looming catastrophe, agonized over decisions not made, and struggled to grasp the immensity of a tragedy that would take the lives of 427,000 Hungarian Jews in the very last year of the Second World War. This long-overdue translation makes available Munkácsi's profound and unparalleled insight into the Holocaust in Hungary, revealing the "choiceless choices" that confronted members of the Judenrat forced to execute the Nazis' orders. With an in-depth introduction, a brief biography of Ernő Munkácsi, ample annotations by László Csősz and Ferenc Laczó, two dozen archival photographs, and detailed maps, How It Happened is an essential resource for historians and students of the Holocaust, the Second World War, and Central Europe.

Sisters of Prophecy

by Gail Roughton Jude Pittman

The Shipton history is--well--complicated. Some families have a guardian angel. The Shiptons have a guardian ancestor, one who jumps right in, boots first, whenever one of her girls has a problem. Of course, Mother Shipton's girls aren't always limited by blood ties. They're connected by power, shared and used wisely. That power needs to get busy, too, or Katherine's oilman fiancé is going to disappear for good in the Gulf of Mexico, Katherine's best friend Sylvia is never going to reconnect with her childhood soul mate, and cousin Irene's wedding plans to world champion saddle bronc rider Matt Dillon (yep, that's his real name) will end up down the drain. It's a good thing Mother has family troubleshooter Lillian to help her in this century. These girls get themselves into more trouble than a time-jumping family guardian can handle all by herself

Jaws of the Tiger

by Andre Baby

A luxury vacation becomes a terrifying ordeal when pirates take over the Miami- bound cruise ship Caravan Star and demand $60 million in their offshore account within four hours. A Navy SEAL rescue operation executed from the USS Anzio is successful, but leaves many passengers dead and dozens injured including Interpol agent Thiery Dulac and his friend Karen Dawson. Taking advantage of Dulac’s firsthand knowledge of the attack after his recuperation, his boss Annette Arlberg assigns him to help the British authorities search for the perpetrators of the meticulously planned hijacking. Dulac is about to unveil an intricate web of dirty money, cover-ups and murders, when Home Secretary Sir Terence Hays invokes British national security interests and pulls Dulac off the case, reinforcing his suspicions that members of the British cabinet may be involved. Now all he has to do is live long enough to prove it.

Putting Professional Leadership into Practice in Social Work (Transforming Social Work Practice Series)

by Peter Scourfield

The ability to demonstrate professional leadership is a core requirement for social work students and social workers operating at all levels. This comprehensive textbook is ideal for any student on a social work course, from undergraduate to postgraduate study, and will go onto serve as a useful reference for more experienced social work professionals. this book engages in the essential discussion of what professional leadership means in the context of contemporary social work and why this is considered to be important for the future of the profession. Each chapter contains illustrative case studies, a range of interactive activities, a summary of key point and suggestions for further reading that enable students and qualified social workers to understand the knowledge, skills and attributes required in practicing professional leadership in real life contexts.

Putting Professional Leadership into Practice in Social Work (Transforming Social Work Practice Series)

by Peter Scourfield

The ability to demonstrate professional leadership is a core requirement for social work students and social workers operating at all levels. This comprehensive textbook is ideal for any student on a social work course, from undergraduate to postgraduate study, and will go onto serve as a useful reference for more experienced social work professionals. this book engages in the essential discussion of what professional leadership means in the context of contemporary social work and why this is considered to be important for the future of the profession. Each chapter contains illustrative case studies, a range of interactive activities, a summary of key point and suggestions for further reading that enable students and qualified social workers to understand the knowledge, skills and attributes required in practicing professional leadership in real life contexts.

Un té verde con jazmín (Un té con amor #Volumen 1)

by Mar P. Zabala

Primera entrega de esta serie divertida y romántica, en la que cada personaje es mucho más de lo que aparenta en un principio. No te pierdas la historia de Macarena, ¡te encantará! «-¿Quién eres y qué haces en mi casa? -pregunté levantando la bolsa dispuesta a descargarla con fuerza en la cabeza del intruso. -Buenos días. Baja los brazos, a mí no me vas a hacer daño, pero tú acabarás con dolor de hombros si haces lo que estas pensando. Con los ojos abiertos como platos y la boca todavía más abierta, me quedé mirando el espécimen masculino de metro noventa que tenía enfrente de mí. Semidesnudo, cubierto solo por mi delantal rosa de cocina, y con una faldita corta que había entrevisto mientras estaba de espaldas y me aproximaba a él no tan sigilosamente como yo había creído.» Macarena es una escritora desesperada por salir del bloqueo literario en el que se encuentra. Tiene una novela que terminar y no es capaz de escribir ni una palabra. Una tarde, bromeando con su amiga Fátima sobre su falta de inspiración, mientras toman una taza de té en su cafetería favorita, pide ayuda a las musas. Lo que Maca no sabe es que hay que tener cuidado con lo que se desea. En la novela que escribe, una mujer le está dando la cena a su hijo, mientras ve las noticias en la televisión. De repente, unos ojos llaman su atención. Son los de él, el hombre que le destrozó la vida, y que fue su primer amor. Ahora está acusado de haber matado a un hombre, y ella es la única que le cree inocente. Macarena traza su novela, filtrando a través de sus dedos retazos de su pasado, mientras su futuro empieza a cambiar de una forma arrolladora que le hará replantearse toda su existencia.

El puente de los sueños olvidados

by Vanessa Arrabal

Misterio, amor, amistad y suspense se dan la mano en esta historia que no podrás dejar de leer hasta que descubras quién mató a Sandra Rueda. Una joven aparece muerta en un pintoresco pueblo de montaña. Diana Aranda no parará hasta averiguar la verdad. Diana Aranda llega a la tranquila localidad de Zumaque para trabajar como profesora interna en una aislada mansión conocida como La Casa Roja. No tardará en descubrir las complicadas relaciones que se entretejen entre los habitantes del pueblo. En un lugar donde todos parecen ocultar secretos, Diana tendrá que hacer frente a un obstáculo inesperado: la detención por el asesinato de su propia amiga. «Alguien en Zumaque, en ese pueblo donde nunca pasaba nada, había estrangulado a una chica de veinticuatro años y había abandonado su cadáver junto al Puente de los Sueños Olvidados. Y yo estaba dispuesta a averiguar quién lo había hecho. Debía hacerlo, tenía dos poderosos motivos para dar con el culpable: por un lado librarme de una condena injusta por asesinato y por otro lado, vengar la muerte de Sandra Rueda.»

La promesa (Los caballeros del tiempo #Volumen 3)

by Jimena Cook

Llega la última entrega de la trilogía «Los caballeros del tiempo», iniciada en La elegida, con la historia de Aldan y Mónica. Un amor capaz de traspasar la línea del tiempo y una promesa que nunca será olvidada. «Ahora puedo sentirte... ¡Vuelve a mí!» Mónica supo desde el primer momento que no había sido un sueño. Él había irrumpido en su vida de repente, sin previo aviso, para protegerla y ayudarla a cumplir una misión. Una pitonisa, una promesa hecha hace muchos siglos y una carta de un caballero de otra época irrumpirán en su vida hasta llegar a obsesionarla y forzarla a buscar respuestas a todas las incógnitas. Aldan Macrae se resiste a realizar el deber encomendado por su padre: acompañar a un muchacho inglés hasta la abadía de Kinloss. Ese joven representa la esperanza para las Tierras Altas, pero el guerrero no considera que sea un cometido para el jefe del clan Macrae. Su actitud cambia cuando descubre que bajo esa apariencia de niño se esconde una bella dama, Katherine Dunnottar, una joven misteriosa que guarda un gran secreto. ¿Mónica o Katherine? ¿Pasado o Presente? Ella tendrá que elegir, pero antes deberá vencer sus miedos y peligros que desde el siglo XI la persiguen. Los lectores de la trilogía han dicho...«Me leí el primer libro de la triología y me encanto todo lo sucedido entre Elizabert y Kimbal y el segundo libro con Ana y Korva me ha gustado con mucho amor, aventuras, intrigas etc. Espero que llegue pronto la tercera entrega.» «Ya me encantó el primero de esta serie y estaba deseando poder leer este. Y no me ha decepcionado. Me ha gustado muchísimo la historia y estuve atrapada desde el primer momento. Lo leí rapido porque no podía parar. Como en todos sus libros, Jimena Cook me ha hecho viajar.» «De verdad, hacía mucho que no leía dos novelas realmente lindas y con una gran historia, gracias por estos dos libros de "Los Caballeros del Tiempo".»

Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

by Jeff Speck

"Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.”—David Owen, staff writer at the New YorkerNearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck's follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. WalkableCity Rules is a doer's guide to making change in cities, and making it now.The 101 rules are practical yet engaging—worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now!Walkable City was written to inspire;Walkable City Rules was written to enable.Itis the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere.

Norwich State Hospital (Images of America)

by Steve DePolito Christine M. Rockledge


Movie Theaters of Washington, DC (Images of America)

by Pat Padua Robert K. Headley


Freeport through the Years (Images of America)

by Holly K. Hurd with Freeport Historical Society


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