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2020 International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence: Applications and Techniques in Cyber Intelligence (ATCI 2020) (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1244)

by Jemal H. Abawajy Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo Mohammed Atiquzzaman Zheng Xu

This book presents innovative ideas, cutting-edge findings, and novel techniques, methods, and applications in a broad range of cybersecurity and cyberthreat intelligence areas. As our society becomes smarter, there is a corresponding need to secure our cyberfuture. The book describes approaches and findings that are of interest to business professionals and governments seeking to secure our data and underpin infrastructures, as well as to individual users.

The 2084 Report: An Oral History of the Great Warming

by James Lawrence Powell

This vivid, terrifying, and galvanizing novel reveals our future world after previous generations failed to halt climate change—perfect for fans of The Drowned World and World War Z. 2084: Global warming has proven worse than even the direst predictions scientists had made at the turn of the century. No country—and no one—has remained unscathed. Through interviews with scientists, political leaders, and citizens around the globe, this riveting oral history describes in graphic detail the irreversible effects the Great Warming has had on humankind and the planet. In short chapters about topics like sea level rise, drought, migration, war, and more, The 2084 Report brings global warming to life, revealing a new reality in which Rotterdam doesn&’t exist, Phoenix has no electricity, and Canada is part of the United States. From wars over limited resources to the en masse migrations of entire countries and the rising suicide rate, the characters describe other issues they are confronting in the world they share with the next two generations. Simultaneously fascinating and frightening, The 2084 Report will inspire you to start conversations and take action.

23 Great Stories

by David Leavitt Aaron Thier

Masterpieces by some of the finest writers ever to make words come alive on paper, the stories in this volume have been selected to represent the full spectrum of the storyteller's art. Here are works of suspense, mystery, allegory, and human drama. Given sharpened focus through insightful editorial commentary, each of these tales is distinctive in style and vision and each is uniquely memorable.

27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

by Daniel Joshua Rubin

&“So often people ask me if there&’s a book on story I can recommend. This is the one. I can&’t recommend it highly enough.&”––Alexa Junge, writer/producer, Friends, Sex and the City, The West Wing A master class of 27 lessons, drawn from 27 diverse narratives, for novelists, storytellers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more. Author Daniel Joshua Rubin unlocks the secrets of what makes a story work, and then shows how to understand and use these principles in your own writing. The result is &“an invaluable resource&” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), offering priceless advice like escalate risk, with an example from Pulp Fiction. Write characters to the top of their intelligence, from the Eminem song &“Stan.&” Earn transformations, from Alison Bechdel&’s Fun Home. Attack your theme, from The Brothers Karamazov. Insightful, encouraging, filled with attitude, and, as Booklist puts it, &“perfect for any writer looking to ensure their stories operate and resonate at the top of their potential,&” this book gives contemporary storytellers of all kinds a lifeline of inspiration and relatable instruction. &“[The] new bible of lessons and practices for creators.&”––Library Journal &“Not a &‘how-to,&’ thank God, but a &‘here&’s why.&’ Writers of all levels of experience will benefit from reading––and then rereading––this elegant exploration of the principles of storytelling.&”––Traci Letts, Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright &“A godsend for storytellers in all media. It will help you decide what to write and then show you, step by step, how to tackle virtually any problem you face.&”––Anna D. Shapiro, Tony Award-winning director, August: Osage County

The 28-Day Prayer Journey: A Daily Guide to Conversations with God

by Chrystal Evans Hurst

For anyone who longs for a consistent prayer life yet struggles with distractions, doubts, or knowing where to start, bestselling writer and beloved speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst offers a simple and heartfelt method to meaningful conversations with God, just one day at a time. The kind of intentional, fervent prayer life we'd like to experience often seems intimidating or just out of reach. Chrystal knows how that feels and shares her own relatable journey through the challenges and joys of deepening her prayer life. Showing up to pray just one day at a time, Chrystal found a simple yet powerful practice that made consistent prayer amazingly doable. A warm and encouraging writer, Chrystal shares the same supportive help she found for talking with God specifically and intentionally throughout the day. With stories and Scripture, this prayer journey offers three prompts each day to guide you through an easy yet intimate prayer experience. From giving thanks, hearing God, and making requests, to simply knowing what to say--Chrystal gives practical explanations and easy steps for each aspect of prayer. Most of all, this book will strengthen your faith and transform your life with the profound experience of communicating with a loving God. Whether you are new or well-versed in communication with God, this hopeful and supportive guide will help you experience God's presence in ways you never have before through the practice of meaningful prayer.

2am Thoughts

by Makenzie Campbell

'This was a journey of nostalgia. I was swept up in memories of first love, first heartbreak, and healing, all within the span of one evening'Courtney Peppernell, author of Pillow ThoughtsToday I inked my skin with your nameNot because I like the look and not because I love youI got a tattoo because I enjoy the feeling of knowing it will never leave me even if you decide to.The poetry of 2am Thoughts condenses an entire relationship, with all its untamed emotions and experiences, into a single day. As the long hours of the night drag on, we experience the obsession, fear, neuroticism, and the deep, universal longing for love.All I’ve ever wanted is to feel wanted by you. When the dawn breaks, the morning sun brings acceptance, healing, and recovery.One day you too will have stopped searching strangers’ eyes for companionship. You won’t lie in a cold bed with nothing but dark thoughts to warm you. You will not order a pizza for yourself in an empty apartment.One day you will look into your lover’s eyes…You will no longer feel alone.

30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher: Creswell: Qualitative Inquiry And Research Design 4e + Creswell: 30 Essential Skills For The Qualitative Researcher

by John W. Creswell Johanna Creswell Baez

The second edition of 30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher provides practical, applied information for the novice qualitative researcher, addressing the "how" of conducting qualitative research in one brief guide. Author John W. Creswell and new co-author Johanna Creswell Báez draw on many examples from their own research experiences, sharing them throughout the book. The 30 listed skills are competencies that can help qualitative researchers conduct more thorough, more rigorous, and more efficient qualitative studies. Innovative chapters on thinking like a qualitative research and engaging with the emotional side of doing qualitative research go beyond the topics of a traditional research methods text and offer crucial support for qualitative practitioners. By starting with a strong foundation of a skills-based approach to qualitative research, readers can continue to develop their skills over the course of a career in research. This revised edition updates skills to follow the research process, using new research from a wide variety of disciplines like social work and sociology as examples. Chapters on research designs now tie back explicitly to the five approaches to qualitative research so readers can better integrate their new skills into these designs. Additional figures and tables help readers better visualize data collection through focus groups and interviews and better organize and implement validity checks. The new edition provides further examples on how to incorporate reflexivity into a study, illuminating a challenging aspect of qualitative research. Information on writing habits now addresses co-authorship and provides more context and variation from the two authors.

30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher: Creswell: Qualitative Inquiry And Research Design 4e + Creswell: 30 Essential Skills For The Qualitative Researcher

by John W. Creswell Johanna Creswell Baez

The second edition of 30 Essential Skills for the Qualitative Researcher provides practical, applied information for the novice qualitative researcher, addressing the "how" of conducting qualitative research in one brief guide. Author John W. Creswell and new co-author Johanna Creswell Báez draw on many examples from their own research experiences, sharing them throughout the book. The 30 listed skills are competencies that can help qualitative researchers conduct more thorough, more rigorous, and more efficient qualitative studies. Innovative chapters on thinking like a qualitative research and engaging with the emotional side of doing qualitative research go beyond the topics of a traditional research methods text and offer crucial support for qualitative practitioners. By starting with a strong foundation of a skills-based approach to qualitative research, readers can continue to develop their skills over the course of a career in research. This revised edition updates skills to follow the research process, using new research from a wide variety of disciplines like social work and sociology as examples. Chapters on research designs now tie back explicitly to the five approaches to qualitative research so readers can better integrate their new skills into these designs. Additional figures and tables help readers better visualize data collection through focus groups and interviews and better organize and implement validity checks. The new edition provides further examples on how to incorporate reflexivity into a study, illuminating a challenging aspect of qualitative research. Information on writing habits now addresses co-authorship and provides more context and variation from the two authors.

30 Great Myths about Jane Austen

by Claudia L. Johnson Clara Tuite

A fascinating look into the myths that continue to shape our understanding and appreciation of Jane Austen. Was Jane Austen the best-selling novelist of her time? Are all her novels romances? Did they depict the traditional world of the aristocracy? Is Austen’s writing easy to understand? Well into the 21st century, Jane Austen continues to be one of the most compelling novelists in all English literature. Many of her ideas about class, family, history, intimacy, manners, love, desire, and society, have inspired “myths” that are often contradictory — she was a Tory who was also a liberal feminist, or, her novels are at once sharply satirical and unapologetically romantic. Myths, like Austen’s works, are dynamic, changing over time and impacting how we read and interpret literature. 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen examines the accepted beliefs — both true and untrue —that have most influenced our readings of Austen. Rather than simply de-bunking, or validating, commonly-held views about Austen, authors Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite explore how these myths can be used to engage with the life, work, and reception of Jane Austen. Applying the most up-to-date scholarship to better understand how myths shape our appreciation of Jane Austen, this fascinating volume: Introduces readers to the history of Austen reception, both in academic scholarship and in the general public Examines Jane Austen’s life and letters, her historical contexts, her texts, and their afterlives Discusses Austen’s influence on the development of literary criticism as a discipline Explores each of Austen’s main novels, as well as relatively obscure texts such as Sanditon and The Watsons Offering engaging narrative and original insights, 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen is a must-read for scholars, instructors, and students of English and Romantic literature, as well as general readers with interest in the life and works of Jane Austen.

31 Days Before Your Ccna 200-301 Exam: A Day-by-day Review Guide For The 200-301 Certification Exam

by Allan Johnson

31 Days Before Your CCNA Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the CCNA 200-301 Certification Exam is the friendliest, most practical way to understand the CCNA Routing & Switching certification process, commit to taking your CCNA 200-301 exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of primary and supplemental study resources. Thoroughly updated for the current exam, this portable guide offers a complete day-by-day plan for what and how to study. From the basics of switch configuration and IP addressing through modern cloud, virtualization, SDN, SDA, and network automation concepts, you'll find it here. Each day breaks down an exam topic into a short, easy-toreview summary, with Daily Study Resource quick-references pointing to deeper treatments elsewhere. Sign up for your exam now, and use this day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, review, and succeed! How this book helps you fit exam prep into your busy schedule: Visual tear-card calendar summarizes each day's study topic, to help you get through everything Checklist offers expert advice on preparation activities leading up to your exam Descriptions of exam organization and sign-up processes help make sure nothing falls between the cracks Proven strategies help you prepare mentally, organizationally, and physically Conversational tone makes studying more enjoyable

311 Pelican Court (Cedar Cove #3)

by Debbie Macomber

Return to #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, where sometimes you have to take a leap of faith to find the love you deserve.In the small town of Cedar Cove, everyone knows everybody else’s business—and they usually have an opinion about it. Recently divorced, Zach and Rosie Cox were given an unusual custody deal by Judge Olivia Lockhart: instead of their children moving between homes, the kids keep the family home and the parents move in and out. Working to create stability in this new arrangement just might show them that they still belong together, if only they can learn to trust each other again.Olivia herself is caught in a dilemma. Her ex-husband is trying to regain her affection, but maybe what she really wants is Jack Griffin to show her how he feels.As always, Olivia will help and encourage her friends as they deal with new challenges and fresh starts, because this community is one that cares about each other, and they know hope and happiness can show up in unexpected places.Previously published

3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists: Conquering the 3rd Dimension

by Bill Byrne

Add 3D to your mograph skillset! For the experienced 2D artist, this lavishly illustrated, 4 color book presents the essentials to building and compositing 3D elements into your 2D world of film and broadcast. Concepts and techniques are presented in concise, step-by-step tutorials, hundreds of which are featured throughout. Featured applications include Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Cinema 4D.

3rd Degree (Women's Murder Club Ser. #No. 3)

by James Patterson Andrew Gross

The #1 bestselling new mystery series of the past decade comes roaring back with 3rd Degree, a shockingly suspenseful thriller featuring the Women's Murder Club. One of James Patterson's best loved heroines is about to die. Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found - and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner's office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women's Murder Club. Which one will it be? While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case. At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women's Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.

4 Minutes to Happy: Be Happier, Healthier, and Live the Life of Your Dreams

by Shemane Nugent

A guide to getting more joy and balance in your life, building a stronger connection to God, and finding your purpose in just 4 minutes a day. It is easy to lose sight of what brings joy to one&’s life when one is so busy tending to the needs of others. In 4 Minutes to Happy, Shemane Nugent offers indispensable guidance that helps readers identify and reconnect with the things that make them feel happy. With real life experiences as examples, readers will discover their true, authentic self and become happier and healthier in only 4 minutes a day. The brief chapters provide healing strategies for the body, mind, and soul. There is also a journal space to dig down deep and stay focused. Throughout 4 Minutes to Happy, readers will laugh, cry, and reflect to uncover the abundance of health and happiness that is waiting for them.&“There are 1,440 minutes in a day, and Shemane&’s blueprints to a healthy mind and body require only four of them…A must read for everyone who wants to get from where they are to where they want to be.&”—Dr. David Friedman, USA Today–bestselling author of Food Sanity

40 Days of Jesus Always: Joy in His Presence (Jesus Always)

by Sarah Young

With scripture and new personal reflections, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young, brings Jesus' message of joy—for today and every day. Experience true joy—now and always. Life today is full of difficulties—loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But Jesus has more for His followers than a life of striving, pain, and discontent. He offers life abundant, life to the fullest, life brimming with joy! Jesus Always, the new 365-day devotional from bestselling author Sarah Young, was written as part of Sarah Young&’s exploration of the promises of joy in scripture. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living—a life of joy. Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus—the One who meets you where you are. Draw near to Him in Jesus Always.

40 postres fáciles sin horno con Tamara

by Tamara Gutiérrez

40 Postres sin horno para sorprender a tus invitados y cocinar con niños, por la creadora del canal de Youtube Platos fáciles con Tamara. Este libro hará las delicias de los amantes de los postres fáciles y resultones, ¡y sin necesidad de usar el horno! En él Tamara Gutiérrez, la creadora del canal de Youtube Platos fáciles con Tamara, nos ofrece 40 recetas dulces a las que no podrás resistirte: sus tartas favoritas (como la charlota royal de fresa); los cheesecakes de ensueño (como el de chocolate blanco y frambuesas); sus tartas para sorprender (como la de mascarpone y Nutella) o las pequeñas tentaciones (como la crema de galletas María y caramelo). También encontrarás algunos postres tradicionales como el tiramisú o la leche frita, así como varios desayunos o meriendas. ¡Ya no tendrás excusa para no endulzar tu vida, y la de tus pequeños!

40 Questions About the Great Commission (40 Questions Series)

by Daniel L. Akin; Benjamin L. Merkle; George G. Robinson

Jesus' Great Commission is one of the key pillars of the church's evangelistic work and has been the guiding principle for missionaries throughout church history. In 40 Questions about the Great Commission, scholars Daniel Akin, Benjamin Merkle, and George Robinson unpack the meaning, history, theology, and practical applications of Jesus' command to go and make disciples. Ideal for personal or group study, this volume will reignite your passion for evangelism while answering key questions like: <p><p> Where do we stand in relation to fulfilling the Great Commission? <p> How do baptism and teaching relate to the Great Commission? <p> What is the meaning of "I am with you always, to the end of the age"? <p> How does the Old Testament relate to the Great Commission? <p> What is the special contribution of each Gospel's version of the Great Commission? <p> What is the responsibility of the local church to the Great Commission? <p> What are some mobilization resources that can help churches and individuals to become Great Commission focused? <p> Other highlights include an overview of some of the great evangelists and missionaries in church history, and a collection of notable quotations on the Great Commission, ideal for teaching and preaching.

40 Questions About the Great Commission (40 Questions Series)

by Benjamin L. Merkle Daniel L. Akin George G. Robinson

Jesus' Great Commission is one of the key pillars of the church's evangelistic work and has been the guiding principle for missionaries throughout church history. In 40 Questions about the Great Commission, scholars Daniel Akin, Benjamin Merkle, and George Robinson unpack the meaning, history, theology, and practical applications of Jesus' command to go and make disciples. Ideal for personal or group study, this volume will reignite your passion for evangelism while answering key questions like:• Where do we stand in relation to fulfilling the Great Commission?• How do baptism and teaching relate to the Great Commission?• What is the meaning of "I am with you always, to the end of the age"?• How does the Old Testament relate to the Great Commission?• What is the special contribution of each Gospel's version of the Great Commission?• What is the responsibility of the local church to the Great Commission?• What are some mobilization resources that can help churches and individuals to become Great Commission focused?Other highlights include an overview of some of the great evangelists and missionaries in church history, and a collection of notable quotations on the Great Commission, ideal for teaching and preaching.

40 Questions About the Historical Jesus (40 Questions & Answers)

by C. Marvin Pate

The conclusions of the quest for the historical Jesus, which casts the majority of Christ’s life as a myth, are a stark contrast to the orthodox view of Christ as presented in the Bible. Pate demonstrates that a critical analysis of the gospel text along with historical and cultural methods of investigation actually point toward an orthodox view of Christ. <P><P> This work argues that the canonical Gospels are the most trustworthy information we have about the gospel writers as well as the life and ministry of Jesus, including his death, visit to hades, resurrection, and ascension. Readers will be encouraged by the reliability of the Gospel writers, the reality of Jesus’ humanity and deity, and the inferiority of the apocryphal gospels.

5-Minute Selling: The Proven, Simple System That Can Double Your Sales ... Even When You Don't Have Time

by Alex Goldfayn

Add 50% to 100% to Your Sales—In 5 Minutes Per Day 5-Minute Selling presents a proven, simple process that can double your sales, even if you don’t have time for an elaborate new sales system. When you spend your days scrambling to take orders and resolving customer issues, there is little time for new sales techniques. This book is for you. In 5-Minute Selling, Alex Goldfayn describes how thousands of his clients and workshop attendees have generated dramatic annual sales growth with short bursts of action throughout the day. With three-second efforts throughout the day, you can add 50 to 100% to your sales. The techniques in this book are simple but powerful: You’ll learn the power of picking up the phone proactively to call customers and prospects when nothing is wrong, because almost nobody does this You’ll get approaches for offering customers additional products and services—and asking about what else they are buying elsewhere—because almost nobody does this either You’ll also learn about the low-tech but incredibly effective singular impact of the hand-written note In short, 5-Minute Selling is about showing customers and prospects that we care about them more than our competition does with simple, repeated, lightning-fast, high-value, consistent communications. Don’t Read This Book, DO THIS BOOK: 5-Minute Selling lays out a Two-Week Challenge for you implement in your sales work. Follow the detailed process for five minutes per day, for 10 working days (less than one total hour of time), and, like thousands before you, you will begin to see dramatic improvements in your sales growth.

5-minute Spider-man Stories (5-minute Stories)

by Marvel Press Book Group

New York's favorite spider Super Hero is back to battle his biggest villains yet! Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making great quick reads. This treasury not only contains old favorites, such as Peter Parker's origin story, but also new friends like Miles Morales. With action-packed full-page and spot illustrations, Spider-Man's 5-minute Stories are perfect before bedtime, on the go, or any time of day!

50 Activities to Kickstart Your Meetings

by Sivasailam Thiagarajan

Infuse creativity, collaboration, and optimism into every meeting Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan is an internationally recognized expert in effective group communication. He is known for engaging diverse participants at some of the world's leading organizations. In 50 Activities to Kickstart Your Meetings, Thiagi reveals his most effective "Group Performance Support" tools—tried and tested activities that will get your meeting participants thinking, talking, and collaborating like never before. We aren't born knowing how to lead and participate effectively in meetings. Our meeting participants want to engage and generate results just as much as we do—but first we need to teach them how. This book's enjoyable activities will help people reach their collaborative potential, and they'll have fun doing it! Whether you are facilitating meetings with 2 people or 200 people (or more!), and whether you have 2 minutes or 2 hours to fill, this book has an activity to fit. Get your participants engaged and turn them into active stakeholders in all aspects of the meeting process—from morale building and inclusivity to more productive discussions and creative collaboration, 50 Activities to Kickstart Your Meetings covers it all. An indispensable resource for anyone who wants to transform meetings into engines of creativity and growth!

50 Harbor Street: 16 Lighthouse Road; 204 Rosewood Lane; 311 Pelican Court; 44 Cranberry Point; 50 Harbor Street; 6 Rainier Drive (A Cedar Cove Novel #5)

by Debbie Macomber

Dear Reader,Considering that I'm married to Cedar Cove's private investigator, you might think I enjoy mysteries. But I don't-especially when they involve us! Roy's been receiving anonymous postcards and messages asking if we "regret the past." We don't know what they mean....On a more positive note, we're both delighted that our daughter, Linnette, has moved to Cedar Cove to work at the new medical clinic. A while ago I attended the humane society's "Dog and Bachelor Auction," where I bought her a date with Cal Washburn, who works at Cliff Harding's horse farm. Unfortunately Linnette is less enthusiastic about this date than I am.Speaking of Cliff, the romance between him and Grace Sherman is back on. But that's only one of the many interesting stories here in Cedar Cove. So why don't you drop by for a coffee at my husband's office on Main Street or our house on Harbor and I'll tell you everything that's new!

7 Days of Christmas: A Season of Generosity

by Jen Hatmaker

What is the payoff from living a deeply reduced life at Christmas? It’s the discovery of a greatly increased God; a call toward Christ-like generosity.

The 7 Secrets of Happiness: A Reluctant Optimist's Journey

by Gyles Brandreth

Lovable British comedian Gyles Brandreth's look at the pursuit of happiness and why it matters--refreshingly free of wishy-washy, feel-good mumbo-jumbo and full of straightforward, down-to-earth guidanceOn June 17, 2013, Gyles Brandreth delivered the Baggs Memorial Lecture at the University of Birmingham--an annual conference on the theme of happiness and how it can be achieved. His speech was met with thunderous applause and a widespread demand to know more about the secrets of being happy, so he set about writing this poignant book of truths, sprinkled with British wit and humor throughout.With extensive research backing him, Brandreth travels the world over and meets numerous luminary figures, asking the questions: What is happiness? Who gets to be happy? For the queen of Denmark, it is finding happiness in routine; for Sheikh Raschid al Maktoum, it is the certainty of being confident in yourself when others doubt you; for Rod Stewart, it is taking pleasure in the simple things.Through fascinating anecdotes by the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Clare, Brandreth explains why you need to know the seven secrets of happiness and why you need them now.

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