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Twisted Taste

by Michelle Dayton

Diamonds are a thief's best friend...but rubies make for an interesting twist. Adam and Jess are back and ready for the next heist in Twisted Taste. The target: a legendary diamond-and-ruby necklace, the Red Scarlet. Professional jewel thief Adam Henry lives by one rule: only steal from bad guys. The Red Scarlet's wine-mogul owner is one, or so Adam's been led to believe. He and Jess need to fake it through an engagement party, ID the Red Scarlet's location and get out. But the plan changes quickly when Adam spots Celeste, his prickly ex and former accomplice. She's talented, and she's got her sights set on the Red Scarlet, too. As if dealing with Adam's gorgeous ex isn't enough, Jess nearly blows their cover with a single misstep. She still has a lot to learn when it comes to being a thief...and, apparently, a girlfriend. Things go from bad to worse when Celeste turns up dead. When Adam orders Jess off the case, she's determined to stick around...even if their partnership-and relationship-has never been stormier. Adam's never fully trusted a partner before, never mind tried to solve a heist-related murder with the woman he loves. Chemistry isn't the issue for Adam and Jess. But they'll need to figure out how to transfer it from romance to business if they want to make it out of wine country alive. This book is approximately 38,000 words

Stonewall's Gold: A Novel

by Robert J. Mrazek

A ripping adventure yarn, a moving coming-of-age tale, and a fascinating portrait of the difficulty of life in the Appalachians at the end of the Civil War, Stonewall's Gold is a compelling novel that is certain to appeal to teacher and student alike.

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

by Bernie Sanders

The New York Times Best Seller!When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders's campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all--and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.

Hard Rules: A Dirty Money Novel

by Lisa Renee Jones

Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.How bad do you want it? The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil. Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.Excerpt from Hard Rules (Dirty Money book #1) coming Aug. 9, 2016His hand curls around mine and he drags it to his knee, and the way he's looking at me, like the rest of the room, no, the rest of the world, doesn't exist, steals my breath. I haven't allowed anyone to really look at me in a very long time."Emily," he says, doing whatever he does to turn my name into a sin that seduces rather than destroys me."Shane," I manage, but just barely."Did you say yes to dinner because you didn't want to be alone?"I am not sure where he is going with this, if it's about reading me or if he needs validation that I am here for him, so I give him both. "I like being alone," I say, and on some level, it really is true. "I said yes to dinner because you are the one who asked." My lips curve. "Actually you barely asked. You mostly ordered.""I couldn't let you say no.""I'm actually really glad you didn't.""And yet you say you like being alone?""It's simple and without complication.""Spoken like someone who's lived the opposite side of the coin.""Haven't we all?""Who burned you, Emily?"I blanch but recover with a quick, "Who says anyone burned me?""I see it in your eyes.""Back to my eyes," I say."Yes. Back to your eyes.""Stop looking.""I can't."Those two words sizzle, matching the heat in his eyes, and my throat goes dry. "Then stop asking so many questions."He reaches up, brushing hair behind my ear, his fingers grazing my cheek, and suddenly he is closer, his breath a tease on my cheek, his fingers settling on my jaw. "What if I want to know more about you?""What if I don't want to talk?""Are you suggesting I shut up and kiss you?"Yes, I think. Please. But instead I say, "I don't know. I haven't interviewed you as you have me. I know nothing about you. I want to know if you--"He leans in, and then his lips are on mine, a caress, a tease, that is there and gone, and yet I am rocked to the core, a wave of warmth sliding down my neck and over my breasts. He lingers, his breath fanning my lips, promising another touch I both need and want, as he asks, "You want to know if I what?"Everything. "Nothing."

The Buckhorn Brothers Collection Volume 2

by Lori Foster

No man loves better than a Buckhorn man. . . Don't miss a single classic story in this unforgettable collection from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster! Shohn Ranger Shohn Hudson is used to being chased, so having the one woman who matters resist his charms is not what he signed up for. The last thing Nadine wants is to be the latest notch on gorgeous Shohn's bedpost. But Shohn is determined to win her trust--and her heart. Let the battle of wills begin. Garrett Zoey Hodge has only come home long enough to nurse her mother back to health. But there's one person she doesn't mind seeing again. Garrett Hudson is now a firefighter--still one of the good guys, but with a sexy alpha charm that's tempting her inner bad girl. And it's his last chance to prove that he can be her real-life hero in every way that matters. . . Gray Lisa Sommerville's wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So she's stunned to find that Gray Neely has taken up residence in her hometown when she goes back to visit. Lisa has been on Gray's mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter, and he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together. Adam Buckhorn's most renowned bachelor has decided it's time to settle down--but the one woman Adam Sommerville wants has put him firmly in the friend zone. The best way for librarian Isabella Presley to get over her secret crush on Adam is to find someone else to date--even if it means asking Adam for help. But when Adam sets out to convince her the perfect guy is him, will she face her fears for a chance at forever? Originally published in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 FREE BONUS STORY INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Kiss and Makeup by Taryn Leigh Taylor! A hot shade of lipstick calls for a hot, sexy guy. . . Makeup artist Chloe Masterson is flying home for her sister's wedding and catches the eye of the hunky suit sitting beside her on the plane. Turns out Ben has the exact same last name, and everyone assumes they're married. When they get stuck in a hotel room together, Chloe decides it's a sign for her to make the most of the error. But as their lies begin to snowball, Chloe and Ben find it harder and harder to separate reality and fantasy. . . Originally published in 2015

The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

by Jennifer Yusin

The Future Life of Trauma elaborates a transformation in the concepts of trauma and event by situating a groundbreaking encounter between psychoanalytic and postcolonial discourse. Proceeding from the formation of psychical life as presented in the Freudian metapsychology, it thinks anew the relation between temporality and traumatized subjectivity, demonstrating how the psychic event, as a traumatic event, is a material reality that alters the character of the structure of repetition. By examining the role of borders in the history of the 1947 partition of British India and the politics of memorialization in postgenocide Rwanda, The Future Life of Trauma brings to light the implications of trauma as a material event in contemporary nation-formation, sovereignty, and geopolitical violence. In showing how the form of the psyche changes in the encounter, it presents a challenge to the category of difference in the condition of identity, resulting in the formation of a concept of life that elaborates a new relation to destruction and finitude by asserting its power to transform itself.

CalPac Crew

by Christopher Koehler

The men of the CalPac rowing team might not be looking for love, but love never needed an invitation. In Rocking the Boat, Coach Nick Bedford is trying his best to ignore his attraction to rower Morgan Estrada, but Morgan isn’t afraid to push for what he wants… until an anonymous complaint could destroy everything. In Tipping the Balance, Drew St. Charles is juggling one too many jobs, and he finds help in contractor Brad Sundstrom, but Brad has to make a choice: come out and support Drew or stay hidden in the closet. In Burning It Down, after an injury, fire battalion chief Owen Douglas joins the adaptive rowing program and meets veterinarian Adam Lennox. But when Owen’s abusive ex returns, Adam has to decide if he’s willing to leave Owen to protect him or risk their lives to stand with him. And in Settling the Score, Stuart Cochrane and Philip Sundstrom’s relationship seems perfect, until pressure threatens to make everything cave in. Can Philip help Stuart while dealing with his own problems?


by Geoffrey M. Metcalf

Will is a 9-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. He is a very bright and sensitive child but requires a walker to get around. We discover him playing game cube in his bedroom as the strange face of Elverness appears on the TV screen. Elverness tells Will he needs to go to Acquinistere to help defeat a great evil. Will is diffident and reluctant but agrees to try to help. Will is suddenly transported to a strange place with a yellow sky and blue sun. He discovers he can walk and run unassisted. He and Elverness are joined by two talking horses that transport them to a medieval type city. Yes, the story is derivative and very consistent with the genre. However, despite the ‘journey/quest’ elements, it is much more a ‘life lessons’ story.

Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change

by Dr Donald L. Anderson

Organization Development: The Process of Leading Organizational Change, Fourth Edition offers a comprehensive look at individual, team, and organizational change, covering classic and contemporary organization development techniques. Today's practitioners seek a solid foundation that is academically rigorous, but also relevant, timely, practical, and grounded in OD values and ethics. In this bestselling text, author Donald L. Anderson provides students with the organization development tools they need to succeed in today’s challenging environment of increased globalization, rapidly changing technologies, economic pressures, and evolving workforce expectations.

Michigan Government, Politics, and Policy

by John S Klemanski David A Dulio

The State of Michigan has experienced both tremendous growth and great decline in its history. After many decades of growth up to the 1950s, a wide variety of challenges had to be confronted by citizens and all levels of government in Michigan. The late 20th and early 21st centuries have seen pockets of growth but also long-term economic decline in several areas in the state. As one example, steep economic decline in major industrialized cities such as Detroit, Flint, and Pontiac led to increased unemployment rates and flight from the state as residents sought jobs elsewhere. Michigan was in fact the only state in the union to experience net population loss between 2000 and 2010. At the same time, emergencies such as the Detroit bankruptcy and the Flint water crisis have captured the attention of the national and international media, focusing the spotlight on the responses—successful or unsuccessful—by state and local government. As the state continues to deal with many of these challenges, Michiganders more than ever need a clear picture of how their state’s political institutions, actors, and processes work. To that end, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of Michigan’s politics and government that will help readers better understand the state’s history and its future prospects. Chapters elucidate the foundational aspects of the state’s government (the Michigan Constitution and intergovernmental relations); its political institutions (the state legislature, governor, and court system); its politics (political parties and elections); and its public policy (education, economic development, and budget and fiscal policy). The book’s four themes—historical context, decline, responses to challenges, and state-local government relations—run throughout and are buttressed by coverage of recent events. Moreover, they are brought together in a compelling chapter with a particular focus on the Flint water crisis. An ideal fit for courses on state and local government, this thorough, well-written text will also appeal to readers simply interested in learning more about the inner workings of government in the Great Lakes State.

The Labrador Retriever (Learning About Dogs)

by Charlotte Wilcox

An introduction to North America's most popular dog, the labrador retriever, which includes its history, development, uses, and care. Includes photo diagram and general facts about dogs.

Olivas de acero (Bdb)

by Javier Holmes

Con la resolución de los dos grandes casos anteriores, la fama ha comenzado a llamar tímidamente a la puerta de la agencia de detectives sobre la que luce una nueva placa: Marisol Romerales & Javier Holmes – Detectives. Coincidiendo en el tiempo llegan dos nuevos casos con cierta similitud: dos esposas solicitan que se investigue la desaparición de sus maridos. Uno apunta a ser un caso menor, sin embargo, el camino está sembrado de pistas falsas, un camino que se tornará peligroso y cada vez más confuso; el otro caso se presenta un tanto más complejo al tratarse de un ingeniero que estaba trabajando en un proyecto para la seguridad de los trenes. Y así, Javier y Marisol se verán enredados en unos asuntos que, en el devenir del tiempo, se mostrarán dramáticos. Incluso para la propia socia de Holmes que verá como su vida corre serio peligro. Los detectives tendrán que navegar por las turbias aguas de la corrupción. Contratos amañados y subvenciones millonarias capaces de despertar la codicia de las almas débiles. Y cuando la avaricia invade el espíritu de una persona, ya no se detiene ante nada.

Periodismo escrito con sangre

by Javier Valdez Cárdenas

Periodismo escrito con sangre es un homenaje al periodista ejecutado por decir la verdad, por dar voz a los desposeídos, a quienes tienen en el rostro la herida viva, ardiente, ocasionada por el crimen organizado y la indiferencia o complicidad de las autoridades. Selección, prólogo y notas: César Ramos. El 15 de mayo de 2017 fue asesinado en Culiacán el periodista Javier Valdez Cárdenas, autor de una serie de libros excepcionales para entender el fenómeno del narco y el voraz crecimiento de la delincuencia organizada en México. Periodista valiente y puntual, crítico hasta el extremo con la realidad de nuestro país, su trabajo logró reconocimiento internacional y, sobre todo, por una pluma vibrante, conmovedora, profundamente humana. Se recogen en este libro trabajos de sus libros Miss Narco, Los morros del narco, Levantones, Con una granada enla boca, Huérfanos del narco y Narcoperiodismo. Hay un denominador común en las crónicas, investigaciones y reportajes de Valdez Cárdenas: su acercamiento intenso al ser humano, a las madres muertas en vida por no saber de sus hijos; al adicto que mira derrumbarse toda ilusión en un escenario de violencia impasible; a la víctima del levantón, del ejercicio terrible del sicario; al policía baleado; al niño despojado de toda esperanza en una casa donde se come desgracia; a las jóvenes que cambiaron la ilusión por el infierno del narco, el glamour por la ejecución feroz en un baldío. Queda claro que Javier Valdez Cárdenas vive ahora en sus escritos y justo, imprescindible, es leer su trabajo periodístico porque esa voz no será apagada jamás por ningún balazo.

The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans- Medicine

by Eric Plemons

Developed in the United States in the 1980s, facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a set of bone and soft tissue reconstructive surgical procedures intended to feminize the faces of trans- women. While facial surgery was once considered auxiliary to genital surgery, many people now find that these procedures confer distinct benefits according to the different models of sex and gender in which they intervene. Surgeons advertise that FFS not only improves a trans- woman's appearance; it allows her to be recognized as a woman by those who see her. In The Look of a Woman Eric Plemons foregrounds the narratives of FFS patients and their surgeons as they move from consultation and the operating room to post-surgery recovery. He shows how the increasing popularity of FFS represents a shift away from genital-based conceptions of trans- selfhood in ways that mirror the evolving views of what is considered to be good trans- medicine. Outlining how conflicting models of trans- therapeutics play out in practice, Plemons demonstrates how FFS is changing the project of surgical sex reassignment by reconfiguring the kind of sex that surgery aims to change.

Red Fish, Dead Fish

by Amy Lane

Fish Out of Water: Book TwoThey must work together to stop a psychopath—and save each other. Two months ago Jackson Rivers got shot while trying to save Ellery Cramer’s life. Not only is Jackson still suffering from his wounds, the triggerman remains at large—and the body count is mounting. Jackson and Ellery have been trying to track down Tim Owens since Jackson got out of the hospital, but Owens’s time as a member of the department makes the DA reluctant to turn over any stones. When Owens starts going after people Jackson knows, Ellery’s instincts hit red alert. Hurt in a scuffle with drug-dealing squatters and trying damned hard not to grieve for a childhood spent in hell, Jackson is weak and vulnerable when Owens strikes. Jackson gets away, but the fallout from the encounter might kill him. It’s not doing Ellery any favors either. When a police detective is abducted—and Jackson and Ellery hold the key to finding her—Ellery finds out exactly what he’s made of. He’s not the corporate shark who believes in winning at all costs; he’s the frightened lover trying to keep the man he cares for from self-destructing in his own valor.

Higher Maths: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

by Bob Barclay

Practise for your SQA exams with three specially-commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers.- Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners- Get extra advice with specially-written study-skills guidance sections- Gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips

Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod

by Ray E. Boomhower

In the fall of 1943, armed with only his notebooks and pencils, Time and Life correspondent Robert L. Sherrod leapt from the safety of a landing craft and waded through neck-deep water and a hail of bullets to reach the shores of the Tarawa Atoll with the US Marine Corps. Living shoulder to shoulder with the marines, Sherrod chronicled combat and the marines’ day-to-day struggles as they leapfrogged across the Central Pacific, battling the Japanese on Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. While the marines courageously and doggedly confronted an enemy that at times seemed invincible, those left behind on the American home front desperately scanned Sherrod’s columns for news of their loved ones. Following his death in 1994, the Washington Post heralded Sherrod’s reporting as "some of the most vivid accounts of men at war ever produced by an American journalist." Now, for the first time, author Ray E. Boomhower tells the story of the journalist in Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod, an intimate account of the war efforts on the Pacific front.

Structural, Optical and Spectral Behaviour of InAs-based Quantum Dot Heterostructures

by Subhananda Chakrabarti Saumya Sengupta

This book explores the effects of growth pause or ripening time on the properties of quantum dots(QDs). It covers the effects of post-growth rapid thermal annealing (RTA) treatment on properties of single layer QDs. The effects of post-growth rapid thermal annealing (RTA) treatment on properties of single layer QDs are discussed. The book offers insight into InAs/GaAs bilayer QD heterostructures with very thin spacer layers and discusses minimum spacer thickness required to grow electronically coupled bilayer QD heterostructures. These techniques make bilayer QD heterostructures a better choice over the single layer and uncoupled multilayer QD heterostructure. Finally, the book discusses sub-monolayer (SML) growth technique to grow QDs. This recent technique has been proven to improve the device performance significantly. The contents of this monograph will prove useful to researchers and professionals alike.

Anglo-Indian Women in Transition

by Sudarshana Sen

The study considers two generations of Anglo-Indian women in post-colonial India, and their social interaction with their community. It explores Anglo-Indian women as part of a cultural whole and as participants in the mainstream cultural claims of India. It notably highlights the marginalisation of Anglo-Indian women in decision-making, focusing on the multiple patriarchal dominations they face, and how it impacts on their role within society. It argues that the historical gendering of the Anglo-Indian community has concrete consequences in terms of familial, cultural and organizational links with the diaspora, perceptions and attitudes of other Indian communities towards the Anglo-Indian community in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces and significant discriminations based on colour of skin, economic resources and conformity to gender stereotypes. Examining how different forms of race, class and gender discrimination intersect in the lives and experiences of Anglo-Indian women, this work provides insights into contemporary gender relations in India, and is a key read for scholars in gender and sociology, as well as minority and diaspora studies.

Ethics, Law and the Politics of Information

by Massimo Durante

This book provides a detailed discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of the change driven by ICTs. Such a change is often much more profound than an emphasis on information technology and society can capture, for not only does it bring about ethical and policy vacuums that call for a new understanding of ethics, politics and law, but it also "re-ontologizes reality", as propounded by Luciano Floridi's philosophy and ethics of information. The informational turn is transforming our understanding of reality by challenging the conventional ways we have of thinking about our world and our identities in terms of stable and enduring structures and beliefs. The information age we inhabit brings to completion our self-understanding as informational systems that produce, process, and exchange information with other informational systems, in an environment that is itself made up of information. The present volume provides us with a better understanding of the normative nature and role of information, helping us to grasp the sense and extent to which informational resources serve as "constraining affordances" guiding our behaviours. It does so by delineating the background against which we build our beliefs about reality, make decisions, and behave, through our interactions with a multi-agent system that is increasingly dependent on ICTs. The book will be of interest to a vast audience, ranging from information technologists, ethicists, policy makers, social and legal scholars, and all those willing to embrace the following three tenets: we construct our world and ourselves informationally; by constructing our world and ourselves we thereby become aware of our limits; it is precisely these limits that make us become human beings.

Stripe Rust

by Xianming Chen Zhensheng Kang

This book comprehensively introduces stripe rust disease, its development and its integral control. Covering the biology, genetics, genome, and functional genomics of the pathogen, it also discusses host and non-host resistance, their interactions and the epidemiology of the disease. It is intended for scientists, postgraduates and undergraduate studying stripe rust, plant pathology, crop breeding, crop protection and agricultural science, but is also a valuable reference book for consultants and administrators in agricultural businesses and education.

Applied General Equilibrium

by Ferran Sancho Ana-Isabel Guerra Manuel Alejandro Cardenete

This advanced textbook provides a straightforward but comprehensive introduction to applied general equilibrium modeling. General equilibrium is the backbone of modern economic analysis, which is why generation after generation of economics students have been introduced to it. As an analytical tool, general equilibrium can provide one of the most complete views of a given economy, as it incorporates all economic agents (households, firms, government and the foreign sector) in an integrated way that explicitly reveals the interplay of economic forces--supply and demand--and the balancing role of prices. Applied general equilibrium goes one step further in modeling, since it entails the integration of microeconomic theory, data handling and computing. This integration is essential for successful empirical modeling, but also involves various abilities that are not found in standard books. This book fills the gap, providing advanced students with the required tools, from the construction of consistent and applicable general equilibrium models to the interpretation of the results that ensue from the adoption of policies. This second edition expands the range of topics covered, including: indispensable general equilibrium theory, step-by-step model design, incremental model extensions, a wealth of sample computer code, procedures for constructing economic databases, database adjustments and database updating algorithms, numerical model calibration, policy strategies and their trade-offs and welfare effects, and a discussion of empirical policy examples.

Multivariate Analysemethoden

by Torben Kuhlenkasper Andreas Handl

Das Lehrbuch f#65533;hrt in die Analyse multivariater Daten ein. Behandelt werden neben den klassischen auch neuere Verfahren wie Klassifikationsb#65533;ume. Jedes Verfahren wird anhand eines realen Problems dargestellt. Darauf aufbauend wird die Zielsetzung des Verfahrens herausgearbeitet, theoretische und praktische Aspekte detailliert dargestellt. F#65533;r jedes im Buch behandelte Verfahren wird die computergest#65533;tzte Datenanalyse mit dem Programm S-PLUS ausf#65533;hrlich beschrieben. Vorkenntnisse sind daf#65533;r nicht erforderlich. Der Band enth#65533;lt viele #65533;bungsaufgaben.

Applied Quantitative Finance

by Ludger Overbeck Cathy Yi-Hsuan Chen Wolfgang Karl Härdle

This volume provides practical solutions and introduces recent theoretical developments in risk management, pricing of credit derivatives, quantification of volatility and copula modeling. This third edition is devoted to modern risk analysis based on quantitative methods and textual analytics to meet the current challenges in banking and finance. It includes 14 new contributions and presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment of cutting-edge methods and topics, such as collateralized debt obligations, the high-frequency analysis of market liquidity, and realized volatility. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 revisits important market risk issues, while Part 2 introduces novel concepts in credit risk and its management along with updated quantitative methods. The third part discusses the dynamics of risk management and includes risk analysis of energy markets and for cryptocurrencies. Digital assets, such as blockchain-based currencies, have become popular but are theoretically challenging when based on conventional methods. Among others, it introduces a modern text-mining method called dynamic topic modeling in detail and applies it to the message board of Bitcoins. The unique synthesis of theory and practice supported by computational tools is reflected not only in the selection of topics, but also in the fine balance of scientific contributions on practical implementation and theoretical concepts. This link between theory and practice offers theoreticians insights into considerations of applicability and, vice versa, provides practitioners convenient access to new techniques in quantitative finance. Hence the book will appeal both to researchers, including master and PhD students, and practitioners, such as financial engineers. The results presented in the book are fully reproducible and all quantlets needed for calculations are provided on an accompanying website. The Quantlet platform quantlet. de, quantlet. com, quantlet. org is an integrated QuantNet environment consisting of different types of statistics-related documents and program codes. Its goal is to promote reproducibility and offer a platform for sharing validated knowledge native to the social web. QuantNet and the corresponding Data-Driven Documents-based visualization allows readers to reproduce the tables, pictures and calculations inside this Springer book.

Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems

by Irena Holubova Irfan Awan Muhammad Younas

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems, MobiWIS 2015, held in Rome, Italy, in August 2015. The 17 full papers and 3 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as mobile services and applications; usability and visualization; mobile networks and applications; mobile data services; smart phones and mobile commerce applications.

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