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101 Things for Kids to do on a Rainy Day

by Dawn Isaac

From the author of 101 Things for Kids to do Outside, which has fast become a go-to book for children and parents alike, comes this excellent new volume full of creative (and occasionally crazy) ideas for things to do when the weather is bad and you're stuck inside - without having to go any where near a TV or computer screen! Why not grow a windowsill herb garden, make your own jigsaw, or learn to play the glasses? Get crafty with decoupage and salt dough, or play detective by dusting for fingerprints. Exciting makes include terrariums and kaleidoscopes, whilst wacky games cover everything from Balloon Stomp to Sticky Note Scramble. All 101 ideas are designed to be achievable with little or no parental help, and only use materials that you already have around the house. With a wealth of creative and fun suggestions to keep you amused, you might not even notice that the rain has stopped.

101 Things for Kids to do Outside

by Dawn Isaac

Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography, so you can't go wrong! Activities include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage, setting up a wormery, planting a potato tower, making natural inks, flying a homemade kite and playing torch tag. This hands-on guide will help children get the most from being outdoors, and you don't need a big garden - a local park or small area will suffice. 101 Things for Kids to do Outside is sure to get your kids away from the computer and provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.

101 Top Tips for DSLR Video: Using Your Camera To Make Great Movies

by David Newton Adam Juniper

Following the arrival of game-changing new cameras from Nikon and Canon, the hottest area in the world of photography has been combining high-definition video capability with all the advantages of SLR's interchangeable lenses. For the first time, full cinematic creativity is within anyone's grasp.With its tips-based structure, this book can be dipped into for reference for movie-makers of any background, or read cover to cover for a complete course in movie-making. With four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video, 101 Top Tips for DSLR Video provides invaluable guidance for any budding filmmakers.Top Tips for DSLR Video also includes four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video. Taking you all the way from understanding and choosing the technology, to planning, shooting, editing, and finally publishing your movie, this book contains everything you really need to know about making video with your digital SLR camera.

10th International Conference on Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #368)

by Bruno Baruque Álvaro Herrero Javier Sedano Héctor Quintián Emilio Corchado

This volume of Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing contains accepted papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications (SOCO 2015), held in the beautiful and historic city of Burgos (Spain), in June 2015. Soft computing represents a collection or set of computational techniques in machine learning, computer science and some engineering disciplines, which investigate, simulate and analyze very complex issues and phenomena. This Conference is mainly focused on its industrial and environmental applications. After a through peer-review process, the SOCO 2015 International Program Committee selected 41 papers, written by authors from 15 different countries. These papers are published in present conference proceedings, achieving an acceptance rate of 40%. The selection of papers was extremely rigorous in order to maintain the high quality of the conference and we would like to thank the members of the International Program Committees for their hard work during the review process. This is a crucial issue for creation of a high standard conference and the SOCO conference would not exist without their help.

1×1 der chirurgischen Instrumente: Benennen, Erkennen, Instrumentieren

by Margret Liehn Hannelore Schlautmann

Das Praxisbuch liefert alle notwendigen Informationen zu den im Operationssaal eingesetzten Instrumenten und verhilft Lesern damit zu einem sicheren Umgang. Neben Herstellung und Materialkunde vermitteln die Autorinnen auch Praxiswissen über die richtige Vorbereitung, die Verwendung, Handhabung und Pflege der chirurgischen Instrumente. Die wichtigsten Instrumente und die Instrumentation in einem Buch!

11 Irrtümer über Kennzahlen: Mit den richtigen Zahlen führen

by Claudia Ossola-Haring Andreas Schlageter Stephan Schöning

Dieses Buch räumt auf mit Kennzahlen-Illusionen und zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Kennzahlen richtig einsetzen, um die Entwicklung Ihres Unternehmens oder Ihrer Abteilung zu unterstützen. Wer ein Unternehmen oder eine Abteilung sicher in die Zukunft führen will, muss wissen, wohin die Reise geht und ob der Kurs stimmt. Genau das leisten Kennzahlen: Sie helfen bei der zuverlässigen Standortbestimmung und dienen als Frühwarnsystem - für jedes Unternehmen, jede Branche, jeden Funktionsbereich. Als unverzichtbare Hilfsmittel für Führungskräfte und Unternehmer reduzieren Kennzahlen das komplexe Unternehmensgeschehen auf griffige Zahlen und dienen damit als Grundlage für Planung, Steuerung und Entscheidung.

11 Irrtümer über Marken: So gelingen Markenaufbau und Markenführung

by Uwe Munzinger

Dieses Buch nennt schonungslos elf populäre Irrtümer über Markenaufbau und -führung, zeigt gefährliche und teure Fallstricke und gibt praxiserprobte Tipps für einen gelungenen Markenauftritt. Marken faszinieren und inspirieren Menschen, sie schaffen Orientierung und Präferenzen in einem immer komplexeren Umfeld von Produkten und Dienstleistungen. Marken kreieren Wert und sind für viele Unternehmen ein entscheidender Bestandteil der Wertschöpfungskette. Sie haben heute eine zentrale betriebswirtschaftliche und volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung. Uwe Munzinger zeigt, dass alle diese positiven Aspekte von Marken für Unternehmen nur nutzbar sind, wenn sie im Alltag der Unternehmenspraxis richtig geführt werden. ,,Uwe Munzinger schärft den Blick dafür, was Marken heute und morgen stark macht und entlarvt überkommene Mythen und vorschnelle Halbwahrheiten. "Friedrich Neukirch, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung Klosterfrau Deutschland, Vorstand Markenverband e. V. , Präsident der G. E. M Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des Markenwesens e. V.

112 Miles to the Pin: Extreme Golf Around the World

by Duncan Lennard

For many golfers, the innocent thrill of striking a drive clearly, avoiding a deep sand-trap, or holing out an unlikely putt is all they need to make a round (or a whole year) of golf memorable. But there's a group of modern players in search of something more. They've rediscovered the magic of the game in "extreme" golf, and their adventures are about to inspire golfers everywhere. Here are players like Andre Tolme, who decided to turn Mongolia into a par 11,880 course and Torsten Schilling, who spends his weekends teeing off from the side of his boat aiming for sites back on shore. From New Zealand's naked open to golf in Antarctica, Duncan Lennard describes a world at the very edge of the sport.

112 vragen over de zorgverzekeringswet: Alles wat huisartsen moeten weten

by Christine Beerepoot Henriëtte van der Horst

Dit boek geeft antwoord op  de meest gestelde vragen rondom de zorgverzekeringswet in de huisartsenpraktijk. Het gaat in op de laatste ontwikkelingen in de wet- en regelgeving. De vragen over de zorgverzekering worden vaak in de huisartsenpraktijk gesteld. Ondanks de goede inburgering van de zorgverzekering in Nederland. Omdat de huisarts het eerste aanspreekpunt is voor vragen over gezondheid en ziekte. Vragen zoals: · Welke zorg valt onder het basispakket? · Wat gebeurt er als de nominale premie niet wordt betaald? · Wat is de hoogte van het verplicht eigen risico? · Valt huisartsenzorg of medisch specialistische zorg onder het verplicht eigen risico? Maar ook meer complexe vragen over geschillen en bevoegde instanties en de regeling voor gemoedsbezwaarden komen aan bod.   Jaarlijks vinden er aanpassingen en verbeteringen plaats in de zorgverzekering. Denk daarbij aan de wijzigingen in het basispakket of indexering van eigen betalingen of het eigen risico. In 2015 is de stelselwijziging van de langdurige zorg ingevoerd. Dit heeft geleid tot pakketwijzigingen in de zorgverzekering. De nieuwe Wet langdurige zorg is ingevoerd alsmede de Jeugdwet en de Wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning.   Ook wordt er uitgebreid stilgestaan bij de actuele ontwikkelingen in de huisartsenpraktijk. Zoals de intrede van de praktijkondersteuners somatiek en GGZ in de huisartsenpraktijk. Daarnaast wordt aandacht besteed aan de vergoedingenstructuur voor de huisarts die sinds 2015 grondig is herzien. Steeds meer  asielzoekers of illegalen bezoeken de huisarts. Welke vergoedingen zijn dan van toepassing?   112 Vragen over de Zorgverzekeringswet is een praktisch vraag- en antwoordboek voor de huisarts over de zorgverzekeringswet in de huisartsenpraktijk.  

11th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #616)

by Florentino Fdez-Riverola Juan F. De Paz Mohd Saberi Mohamad Miguel Rocha Tiago Pinto

Biological and biomedical research are increasingly driven by experimental techniques that challenge our ability to analyse, process and extract meaningful knowledge from the underlying data. The impressive capabilities of next-generation sequencing technologies, together with novel and constantly evolving, distinct types of omics data technologies, have created an increasingly complex set of challenges for the growing fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The analysis of the datasets produced and their integration call for new algorithms and approaches from fields such as Databases, Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Optimization, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Clearly, Biology is more and more a science of information and requires tools from the computational sciences. In the last few years, we have seen the rise of a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists with a strong background in the biological and computational sciences. In this context, the interaction of researchers from different scientific fields is, more than ever, of foremost importance in boosting the research efforts in the field and contributing to the education of a new generation of Bioinformatics scientists. The PACBB'17 conference was intended to contribute to this effort and promote this fruitful interaction, with a technical program that included 39 papers spanning many different sub-fields in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Further, the conference promoted the interaction of scientists from diverse research groups and with a distinct background (computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists).

12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption

by Casey Sherman Dave Wedge

The incredible story of Tom Brady and the Patriots' tumultuous 2016 season: from national disgrace to the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time. In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots--a team long suspected of abiding by the "if you ain't cheating you ain't trying" philosophy--had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. As evidence began to build, however, a full on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage for weeks. As shockwaves rippled throughout the NFL system, the very legitimacy of one of the league's most popular teams and their star quarterback began to erode, even as the Patriots and Brady went on to win that year's Super Bowl. But as the celebrations gave way to the offseason, the investigation only intensified, reopening old wounds between the Patriots' powerful owner, Robert Kraft, and the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. Brady was devastated and seemingly more nervous in front of a judge that on a game-winning drive. When the dust settled, Brady would be able to play again - but only after watching the first four games of the 2016 season from his couch. The pressure couldn't have been more intense: Brady's legacy was at stake. If he failed to return to his usual self, all the critics and even the history books would have to put a giant asterisk next to his name, signifying one thing: he was a cheater.12 is the propulsive story of this gritty comeback. It's a drama that unfolds in the locker room, the court room, and under the brightest lights in all of sports--the Super Bowl. Now for the first time, readers will have an exclusive look into Tom Brady's experience and the NFL's shocking strangle-hold on their players. With unprecedented access to Brady himself, his teammates, and his lawyers, we will see just how a football legend went up against one of the largest corporations in the world to stage the greatest comeback in NFL history and emerge a god of the gridiron.

12 × 12 Schlüsselkonzepte zur Mathematik

by Oliver Deiser Caroline Lasser Elmar Vogt Dirk Werner

Wie ist ein Ring definiert, wann kann man Grenzprozesse vertauschen, was sind lineare Ordnungen und wozu benötigt man das Zornsche Lemma in der Linearen Algebra? Das Buch will seinen Lesern helfen, sich in der Fülle der grundlegenden mathematischen Definitionen zurecht zu finden und exemplarische mathematische Ergebnisse einordnen und ihre Eigenheiten verstehen zu können. Es behandelt hierzu je zwölf Schlüsselkonzepte der folgenden zwölf Themengebiete der Mathematik: Grundlagen Zahlen Zahlentheorie Diskrete Mathematik Lineare Algebra Algebra Elementare Analysis Höhere Analysis Topologie und Geometrie Numerik Stochastik Mengenlehre und Logik Ein besonderes Augenmerk liegt auf einer knappen und präzisen, dabei aber nicht zu formalen Darstellung. Dadurch erlauben die einzelnen Beiträge ein fokussiertes Nachlesen ebenso wie ein neugieriges Kennenlernen. Das Buch ist geschrieben für Studierende der Mathematik ab dem ersten Semester und möchte ein treuer Begleiter und eine zuverlässige Orientierungshilfe für das gesamte Studium sein. Die 2. Auflage ist vollständig durchgesehen und um Literaturangaben ergänzt.

129 Xe Relaxation and Rabi Oscillations (Springer Theses)

by Mark E. Limes

This thesis describes longitudinal nuclear relaxation measurements of solid 129Xe near 77 K with previously unattainable reproducibility, and demonstrates differences in relaxation, dependent upon the way in which the solid is condensed. These results are directly applicable to the generation and storage of large quantities of hyperpolarized 129Xe for various applications, such as lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The thesis features a sophisticated theoretical approach to these data sets, including modifications to a well-established Raman-phonon scattering theory that may explain the larger scatter in and discrepancies with previous work.

130 Years of Medicine in Hong Kong: From The College Of Medicine To The Li Ka Shing Faculty Of Medicine

by Frank Ching

This book reviews the medical history of Hong Kong, beginning with its birth as a British colony. It introduces the origins of Hong Kong’s medical education, which began in 1887 when the London Missionary Society set up the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese. When the University of Hong Kong was established in 1911, the College became its medical faculty. The faculty has gained distinction over the years for innovative surgical techniques, for discovering the SARS virus and for its contribution to advances in medical and health sciences. This book is meant for general readers as well as medical practitioners. It is a work for anyone interested in Hong Kong or in medical education.

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost: Poems (Voices of the South)

by Joseph Bathanti

In The 13th Sunday after Pentecost, Joseph Bathanti offers poems that delve deep into a life reimagined through a mythologized past. Moving from his childhood to the present, weaving through the Italian immigrant streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to his parochial school, from the ballpark to church and home again, these contemplative poems present a situation unique to the poet but familiar to us all. As Bathanti recalls the joys, struggles, and confusion of his formative years in the late fifties and into the sixties, he gains a deeper understanding of the often surreal, always paradoxical world around him. He explores the perceived injustices of childhood, observes the mysteries of religious rituals, and examines the complex emotions families experience as children grow up and parents grow old. These poems divulge an eventful life, compelling us to reflect on our own as we confront a world of wonder and uncertainty. Across the strike zone swoops a dove, maybe an angel. You’re in Pittsburgh, March; it’s snowing. All week you’ve seen angels; everyone’s tired, proclaiming even horrid things angels, intimating miracles. Johnson’s pitch obliterates the bird— a hail of feathers and dander, as if inside a tiny bomb detonated. Like a cartoon. Thoroughly unbelievable. Around you, people are dying. But you ignore it. You laugh at the massacred dove. It’s not funny, but you laugh. You could cry, rip your hair out, your clothes off, crash through the seventhfloor window into the slushy black streets of the city. It’s funny because it’s not. —from “Angels”

14th International Probabilistic Workshop

by Robby Caspeele Luc Taerwe Dirk Proske

This book presents the proceedings of the 14th International Probabilistic Workshop that was held in Ghent, Belgium in December 2016. Probabilistic methods are currently of crucial importance for research and developments in the field of engineering, which face challenges presented by new materials and technologies and rapidly changing societal needs and values. Contemporary needs related to, for example, performance-based design, service-life design, life-cycle analysis, product optimization, assessment of existing structures and structural robustness give rise to new developments as well as accurate and practically applicable probabilistic and statistical engineering methods to support these developments. These proceedings are a valuable resource for anyone interested in contemporary developments in the field of probabilistic engineering applications.

19 edificios como 19 heridas: Por qué el sismo nos pegó tan fuerte

by Alejandro Sánchez

El 19 de septiembre de 2017 un terremoto azotó México. Murieron 369 personas. Pero no las mató el sismo. Los responsables fueron la corrupción, la impunidad, la dejadez, el olvido e incluso la falta de cultura cívica. A un año del desastre, esta obra investiga qué salió mal en 19 de los edificios más dañados por el temblor. ¿Por qué hubo tantos muertos 32 años después del terremoto de 1985? El libro, así, pinta cuáles son los problemas que resquebrajaron México... y alerta: si no se solucionan, volverá a ocurrir una tragedia similar. Reportajes de: Óscar Alarcón - Hugo Corzo Zanabria - Silvia Garduño Francisco Goldman - Édgar Ledesma Gasca - Albinson Linares Francisco Nieto - Ernesto Núñez Albarrán - Georgina Olson Jiménez Peniley Ramírez - Paris Alejandro Salazar - Nantzin Saldaña Neldy San Martín # Alejandro Sánchez - Laura Sánchez Ley Claudia Solera - Laura Toribio - Daniel Venegas. Las ganancias de este libro serán entregadas a los damnificados del Multifamiliar Tlalpan.

1941: The America That Went to War

by William M. Christie

A panoramic and intimate portrait of America and its people in the twelve months leading up to its entry into WWII. From Joe DiMaggio’s still unbroken hitting streak to the infamy of Pearl Harbor, 1941: The America That Went to War immerses readers in a world of big bands and bigger headlines.The America of 1941 was very different from the country we know today. Most people were just getting back on their feet after the struggles of the Depression. Access to the political process was uneven, ethnic stereotypes were widely accepted, and concerns with social justice were only beginning to expand.After the Depression, most workers found jobs related to the growing defense industry, but the nation was fearful of the foreign wars that made increased armaments necessary. Yet everything was about to change with the forced entry onto the world stage. Christie describes all this and more, demonstrating that one cannot understand the United States during and after World War II without understanding the country that entered the war.Organized in a series of vignettes representing focal events of each month, 1941 show both what Americans were doing and how they saw themselves and the world in that last year of peace.“A fascinating glimpse of a country passing through the twilight of splendid isolation to becoming a world power.” —The New York Journal of Books

1942: The Year That Tried Men's Souls

by Winston Groom

America’s first year in World War II, chronicled in this “page-turner” by the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Forrest Gump and The Generals (Publishers Weekly). On December 7, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining moments of that war were played out in the year 1942. This account covers the Allies’ relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But by midyear the tide began to turn. The United States finally went on the offensive in the Pacific. In the West, the British defeated Rommel’s panzer divisions at El Alamein while the US Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year’s end, the smell of victory was in the air. 1942, told with Winston Groom’s accomplished storyteller’s eye, allows us into the admirals’ strategy rooms, onto the battlefronts, and into the heart of a nation at war. “When not drawing in readers with the narrative, Groom is impressing them with his masterful analyses.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Groom has done an artful job of blending the many stories of 1942.” —The Anniston Star

1949 the First Israelis: The First Israelis

by Tom Segev

Renowned historian Tom Segev strips away national myths to present a critical and clear-eyed chronicle of the year immediately following Israel’s foundation.“Required reading for all who want to understand the Arab-Israeli conflict…the best analysis…of the problems of trying to integrate so many people from such diverse cultures into one political body” (The New York Times Book Review). Historian and journalist Tom Segev stirred up controversy in Israel upon the first publication of 1949. It was a landmark book that told a different story of the country’s early years, one that wasn’t taught in schools or shown in popular culture. Rather than painting the idealized picture of the Israel’s founding in 1948, after the wreckage of the Holocaust, Segev reveals gritty underside behind the early years. The new country of Israel faced challenges on all sides. Day-to-day life was severe, marked by austerity and food shortages; Israeli society was fractured between traditional and secular camps; Jewish immigrants from Middle-Eastern countries faced discrimination and second-class treatment; and clashes between settlers and the Arabs would set the tone for relations for the following decades, hardening attitudes and creating a violent cycle of retaliation. Drawing on journal entries, letters, declassified government documents, and more, 1949 is a richly detailed look at the friction between the idealism of the Zionist movement and the cold realities of history. Decades after its publication in the United States, Segev’s groundbreaking book is still required reading for anyone who wants to understand Israel’s past and future.

1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age

by Robert Wintner

The year when everything needed to be experienced and tried, when innocence was tempted, played, and lost.1969 was that pivotal year for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms and were faced with growing up.This touching, hilarious memoir is the true story of a late sixties grand tour of Europe-a life-defining parable, for those who remember and for those who can't. Never before and not since have a handful of seasons so exquisitely defined the difference between right and wrong. With the gift of youth they saw, sensed, and savored the laughably clear distinction between profit motive and greed, between truth and propaganda, between national interest and defense contractors, between a lovely cloud of smoke and the smoke of napalm, and between the phantoms of security and the dangers of complacency and atrophy.Stoned to the gills and then some, these adventurers saw and felt and knew things that no generation before did. Some fully engaged in the counterculture while others merely observed, sticking a left foot in, pulling a left foot out, but not quite jumping to the full hokeypokey.It was an incredible time of self-discovery, of love, and of finding out what you were made of.

1D Oxide Nanostructures Obtained by Sol-Gel and Hydrothermal Methods (SpringerBriefs in Materials)

by Crina Anastasescu Susana Mihaiu Silviu Preda Maria Zaharescu

This book presents wet chemical sol-gel and hydrothermal methods for 1D oxide nanostructure preparation. These methods represent an attractive route to multifunctional nanomaterials synthesis, as they are versatile, inexpensive and, thus, appropriate for obtaining a wide range of oxide materials with tailored morphology and properties. Three specific oxides (SiO2, TiO2, ZnO) are discussed in detail in order to illustrate the principle of the sol-gel and hydrothermal preparation of 1D oxide nanostructures. Other oxides synthesized via this method are also briefly presented. Throughout the book, the correlation between the tubular structure and the physico-chemical properties of these materials is highlighted. 1D oxide nanostructures exhibit interesting optical and electrical properties, due to their confined morphology. In addition, a well-defined geometry can be associated with chemically active species. For example, the pure SiO2 nanotubes presented a slight photocatalytic activity, while the Pt-doped SiO2 tubular materials act as microreactors in catalytic reactions. In the case of titania and titanate nanotubes, large specific surface area and pore volume, ion-exchange ability, enhanced light absorption, and fast electron-transport capability have attracted significant research interest. The chemical and physical modifications (microwave assisted hydrothermal methods) discussed here improve the formation kinetics of the nanotubes. The ZnO nanorods/tubes were prepared as random particles or as large areas of small, oriented 1D ZnO nanostructures on a variety of substrates. In the latter case a sol-gel layer is deposited on the substrate prior to the hydrothermal preparation. Using appropriate dopants, coatings of ZnO nanorods with controlled electrical behavior can be obtained.

1st Karl Schwarzschild Meeting on Gravitational Physics (Springer Proceedings in Physics #170)

by Piero Nicolini Matthias Kaminski Jonas Mureika Marcus Bleicher

These proceedings collect the selected contributions of participants of the First Karl Schwarzschild Meeting on Gravitational Physics, held in Frankfurt, Germany to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Schwarzschild's birth. They are grouped into 4 main themes: I. The Life and Work of Karl Schwarzschild; II. Black Holes in Classical General Relativity, Numerical Relativity, Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Alternative Theories of Gravity; III. Black Holes in Quantum Gravity and String Theory; IV. Other Topics in Contemporary Gravitation. Inspired by the foundational principle ``By acknowledging the past, we open a route to the future", the week-long meeting, envisioned as a forum for exchange between scientists from all locations and levels of education, drew participants from 15 countries across 4 continents. In addition to plenary talks from leading researchers, a special focus on young talent was provided, a feature underlined by the Springer Prize for the best student and junior presentations.

$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

by Kathryn J. Edin H. Luke Shaefer

A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has "turned sociology upside down" (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich -- and truthful -- interviews. Through the book's many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. More than a powerful exposé, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.

2,001 Most Useful Spanish Words (Dover Language Guides Spanish Ser.)

by Dr Pablo Garcia Loaeza

The ideal travel companion and at-home reference, this volume features over 2,000 common Spanish words, each accompanied by a brief definition, a sentence in Spanish demonstrating proper usage, and a translation. These up-to-date terms cover technology and consumer electronics, and a convenient section offers category words related to food, the family, days of the week, and the seasons. Also included are helpful tips on vocabulary and grammar.

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