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Nineteenth-century Europe saw an unprecedented rise in the number of synagogues. Building a Public Judaism considers what their architecture and the circumstances surrounding their construction reveal about the social progress of modern European Jews. Looking at synagogues in four important centers of Jewish lifeâLondon, Amsterdam, Paris, and BerlinâSaskia Coenen Snyder argues that the process of claiming a Jewish space in European cities was a marker of acculturation but not of full acceptance. Whether modest or spectacular, these new edifices most often revealed the limits of European Jewish integration. Debates over building initiatives provide Coenen Snyder with a vehicle for gauging how Jews approached questions of self-representation in predominantly Christian societies and how public manifestations of their identity were received. Synagogues fused the fundamentals of religion with the prevailing cultural codes in particular locales and served as aesthetic barometers for European Jewryâs degree of modernization. Coenen Snyder finds that the dialogues surrounding synagogue construction varied significantly according to city. While the larger story is one of increasing self-agency in the public life of European Jews, it also highlights this agencyâs limitations, precisely in those places where Jews were thought to be most acculturated, namely in France and Germany. Building a Public Judaism grants the peculiarities of place greater authority than they have been given in shaping the European Jewish experience. At the same time, its place-specific description of tensions over religious tolerance continues to echo in debates about the public presence of religious minorities in contemporary Europe.
Design, build, and fly your personal quadcopter using market electronics to capture incredible photographs and record phenomenal videosAbout This BookGrasp the knowledge required to assemble your drone with light and cost effective materialsEnlighten your understanding about the flight by performing step-by-step pre-flight adjustments and acquiring the instructions for a safe flightGet the best tips to deal with performance issues related to your quadcopterWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for hobbyists who are looking forward to fulfill their dream of flying a quadcopter clearly made by them. Some basic experience in electronic circuits and aerial vehicles will make it easier for you, however it isn't mandatory.What You Will LearnReview and choose the most suitable material for the buildSet up and calibrate all of your electronic partsControl and fly your quadcopter taking into account the weather conditionsMaintain your vehicle as much as possible and repair it whenever requiredEngineer the structure of your vehicleDevelop a flight controller with its basic principlesEliminate possible malfunctions in the futureRepair your drone if it crashes or faces any damageIn DetailQuadcopters, also known as quadrotors, are gaining more and more popularity in today's world. With the help of these devices, anyone can have an "eye in the sky" and can monitor any place at any time. You can capture photographs and once a while and perform automated tasks. In this book, you will be informed about all the basic modules and electronics needed to fly a simple quadcopter. You'll delve deep to create a fully-functional quadcopter quickly with the help of Arduino boards. Through this book, you'll develop the skills needed to build a DIY drone that can capture pictures and record videos.Style and approachThis is an easy-to-follow guide with pictorial depictions and technical descriptions to assemble your vehicle.
Learn the art of building robust and powerful recommendation engines using R About This Book * Learn to exploit various data mining techniques * Understand some of the most popular recommendation techniques * This is a step-by-step guide full of real-world examples to help you build and optimize recommendation engines Who This Book Is For If you are a competent developer with some knowledge of machine learning and R, and want to further enhance your skills to build recommendation systems, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn * Get to grips with the most important branches of recommendation * Understand various data processing and data mining techniques * Evaluate and optimize the recommendation algorithms * Prepare and structure the data before building models * Discover different recommender systems along with their implementation in R * Explore various evaluation techniques used in recommender systems * Get to know about recommenderlab, an R package, and understand how to optimize it to build efficient recommendation systems In Detail A recommendation system performs extensive data analysis in order to generate suggestions to its users about what might interest them. R has recently become one of the most popular programming languages for the data analysis. Its structure allows you to interactively explore the data and its modules contain the most cutting-edge techniques thanks to its wide international community. This distinctive feature of the R language makes it a preferred choice for developers who are looking to build recommendation systems. The book will help you understand how to build recommender systems using R. It starts off by explaining the basics of data mining and machine learning. Next, you will be familiarized with how to build and optimize recommender models using R. Following that, you will be given an overview of the most popular recommendation techniques. Finally, you will learn to implement all the concepts you have learned throughout the book to build a recommender system. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide that will take you through a series of core tasks. Every task is explained in detail with the help of practical examples.
The guide to making money the Warren Buffett wayThe book that presents the same fundamentals that Warren Buffet used to turn an initial $105,000 investment into a $40 billion fortune in a way the general reader can apply, Building A Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love is a succinct, logical, and straightforward guide to financial success. Highlighting one simple message: that Warren Buffett successfully invests in great businesses with strong fundamentals, it argues that these fundamentals can be replicated in a small business to yield outstanding results. Offering a solution for people wanting to start a business to provide additional income in today's uncertain economy, and designed to help entrepreneurs build fundamentally sound, small businesses using Warren Buffett's business investment perspective, the book covers:An overview of Warren Buffett's investment methodology and how it applies to small businessesThe details of the Buffett investment criteria--a consumer monopoly, strong earnings, low long term debt, and high ROE with the ability to reinvest earnings--and the application of these fundamentals to both start-up and existing small businessesAn approach to building a small business that applies the well respected principles of Warren Buffett, the book presents an exciting new look at the steps to success that have been proven trustworthy by one of the richest men in the world.
Throughout the history of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, security has been the most important-and most challenging-issue for Palestinians, Israelis, and their neighbors. This study examines key external security issues regarding the construction of a Palestinian state. Its proposals include a NATO-led international peace-enabling force and Israeli-Palestinian confidence-building measures.
This is a step-by-step, tutorial guide designed to help readers transition from beginners to more experienced developers using clear explanations. The variety of examples will help readers build, secure, and host real-time web applications. If you are a developer who wants to use PHP and MariaDB to build web applications, this book is ideal for you. Beginners can use this book to start with the basics and learn how to build and host web applications. Seasoned PHP Developers can use this book to get familiar with the new features of PHP 5.4 and 5.5, unit testing, caching, security, and performance optimization.
The bestselling guide to building a knockout Web site, newly updatedAn effective Web site is the key to success for every venture from class reunions to major corporations. And since Web technology changes rapidly, Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is fully updated for the cutting-edge tools and trends.If you need to build and maintain a Web site, even if your experience is severely limited, this book makes it easy and fun. You'll learn to plan, design, create, launch, and maintain your site using the most up-to-date tools.A quality Web presence is essential in today's marketplace, and many individuals charged with creating one are unaware of the challengesThis guide gives novice Web designers the tools and know-how to plan, design, and build effective Web sitesProvides a nuts-and-bolts guide to site-building, including coverage of HTML, WYSIWYG construction software, CSS, and navigation plansShows how to spruce up your site with topnotch graphics, video, and great contentGuides you through getting your site online, promoting it, and even making money from itBuilding a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is the tool every first-time Web designer needs to build a professional-looking site.
A clear, systematic road map to effective campus leadership development Building Academic Leadership Capacity gives institutions the knowledge they need to invest in the next generation of academic leaders. With a clear, generalizable, systematic approach, this book provides insight into the elements of successful academic leadership and the training that makes it effective. Readers will explore original research that facilitates systematic, continuous program development, augmented by the authors' own insight drawn from experience establishing such programs. Numerous examples of current campus programs illustrate the concepts in action, and reflection questions lead readers to assess how they can apply these concepts to their own programs. The academic leader is the least studied and most misunderstood management position in America. Demands for accountability and the complexities of higher education leadership are increasing, and institutions need ways to shape leaders at the department chair, dean, and executive levels of all functions and responsibilities. This book provides a road map to an effective development program, whether the goal is to revamp an existing program or build one from the ground up. Readers will learn to: Develop campus leadership programs in a more systematic manner Examine approaches that have been proven effective at other institutions Consider how these approaches could be applied to your institution Give leaders the skills they need to overcome any challenge The field of higher education offers limited opportunity to develop leaders, so institutions must invest in and grow campus leaders themselves. All development programs are not created equal, so it's important to have the most effective methods in place from day one. For the institution seeking a better way to invest in the next generation of campus leaders, Building Academic Leadership Capacity is a valuable resource.
Develop your own trading system with practical guidance and expert adviceIn Building Algorithmic Trading Systems: A Trader's Journey From Data Mining to Monte Carlo Simulation to Live Training, award-winning trader Kevin Davey shares his secrets for developing trading systems that generate triple-digit returns. With both explanation and demonstration, Davey guides you step-by-step through the entire process of generating and validating an idea, setting entry and exit points, testing systems, and implementing them in live trading. You'll find concrete rules for increasing or decreasing allocation to a system, and rules for when to abandon one. The companion website includes Davey's own Monte Carlo simulator and other tools that will enable you to automate and test your own trading ideas.A purely discretionary approach to trading generally breaks down over the long haul. With market data and statistics easily available, traders are increasingly opting to employ an automated or algorithmic trading system--enough that algorithmic trades now account for the bulk of stock trading volume. Building Algorithmic Trading Systems teaches you how to develop your own systems with an eye toward market fluctuations and the impermanence of even the most effective algorithm.Learn the systems that generated triple-digit returns in the World Cup Trading ChampionshipDevelop an algorithmic approach for any trading idea using off-the-shelf software or popular platformsTest your new system using historical and current market dataMine market data for statistical tendencies that may form the basis of a new systemMarket patterns change, and so do system results. Past performance isn't a guarantee of future success, so the key is to continually develop new systems and adjust established systems in response to evolving statistical tendencies. For individual traders looking for the next leap forward, Building Algorithmic Trading Systems provides expert guidance and practical advice.
Institute a culture of learning to boost organizational performance and agility What makes organizations successful? Today, most successful companies are learning organizations. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to join their ranks and bring your organization up to the head of the class. This book is a practical, actionable guide on how to boost performance, successfully manage change, and innovate more quickly. Learning organizations are composed of engaged, motivated employees who continually seek improvement, which leads to organizational agility and the ability to innovate ahead of the curve. When you encourage learning at every level, from the intern to the C suite, you gain a more highly skilled workforce with a greater ability to act in any situation. Building an Innovative Learning Organization shows you how to create this culture in your organization, with detailed explanations, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions so you can get started right away. Written by a recognized thought leader in the training industry, this informative and insightful guide is your roadmap to a more effective organization. You will discover how to: Attract, retain, and motivate the best employees Become a more innovative and agile organization Create a culture of continuous self-improvement Encourage learning at all levels and translate it into action Learning and education doesn't end at graduation--it's a lifelong process that keeps you relevant, informed, and better able to achieve your goals. These same benefits apply at the organizational level, making the culture self-sustaining: learning organizations attract top workers, who drive the organization forward, which attracts more top workers. If you want the best people, you have to be their best option. Building an Innovative Learning Organization gives you a blueprint for building a culture of learning, for a stronger, more robust organization.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. This first full-fledged critical biography presents and evaluates the work of a man who has almost single-handedly transformed contemporary architecture in his innovative use of materials, design, and form, and who is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. Building Art shows the full range of Gehry's work, from early houses constructed of plywood and chain-link fencing to lamps made in the shape of fish to the triumphant success of such late projects as the spectacular art museum of glass in Paris. It tells the story behind Gehry's own house, which upset his neighbors and excited the world with its mix of the traditional and the extraordinary, and recounts how Gehry came to design the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, his remarkable structure of swirling titanium that changed a declining city into a destination spot. Building Art also explains Gehry's sixteen-year quest to complete Walt Disney Concert Hall, the beautiful, acoustically brilliant home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Although Gehry's architecture has been written about widely, the story of his life has never been told in full detail. Here we come to know his Jewish immigrant family, his working-class Toronto childhood, his hours spent playing with blocks on his grandmother's kitchen floor, his move to Los Angeles when he was still a teenager, and how he came, unexpectedly, to end up in architecture school. Most important, Building Art presents and evaluates Gehry's lifetime of work in conjunction with his entire life story, including his time in the army and at Harvard, his long relationship with his psychiatrist and the impact it had on his work, and his two marriages and four children. It analyzes his carefully crafted persona, in which a casual, amiable "aw, shucks" surface masks a driving and intense ambition. And it explores his relationship to Los Angeles and how its position as home to outsider artists gave him the freedom in his formative years to make the innovations that characterize his genius. Finally, it discusses his interest in using technology not just to change the way a building looks but to change the way the whole profession of architecture is practiced. At once a sweeping view of a great architect and an intimate look at creative genius, Building Art is in many ways the saga of the architectural milieu of the twenty-first century. But most of all it is the compelling story of the man who first comes to mind when we think of the lasting possibilities of buildings as art. From the Hardcover edition.
Take it from one meticulous knifemaker, the bolsters of an art knife are the centerpieces. John Lewis Jensen takes it easy on novice makers and enthusiasts by concentrating solely on the bolsters of his fancy art knife named "Alchemy." Jensen talks safety, materials, layering, grinding, sanding, drilling, tapping and attaching of the bolsters to the knife handle.
Building Basic Skills in Reading, Books 1 and 2 will give you, the learner, all you need to master the basics of reading well. Together, the books give a complete program that is easy to use on your own or with a teacher in class.
Do you know . . . * how beavers stay neat and clean? * what baby beavers are called? * how beavers use their tails? * what beavers build? * where beavers live? * what beavers eat? Read this book and become an expert on beavers! Pull Ahead books are both fun and challenging. You'll want to read them all! Building Beavers Buzzing Rattlesnakes Clever Raccoons Climbing Tree Frogs Clinging Seahorses Cottontail Rabbits Desert Iguanas Digging Armadillos Fishing Bears Floating Jellyfish Flying Brown Pelicans Giant Octopuses Hiding Toads Leaping Grasshoppers Peeking Prairie Dogs Singing Robins Sneaky Salamanders Soaring Bald Eagles Spinning Spiders Spiny Sea Stars Squeaking Bats Sturdy Turtles Tunneling Earthworms Wading Birds Waiting Alligators Watchful Wolves
The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipmentBuilding Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardware and fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together. There are over a dozen plans in all, including the traditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designs for elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board, the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive top feeders, and more. The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book. Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned ol'timer, Building Beehives for Dummies provides you with the information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories). You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how to maintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy, where to locate your hive, and much more.Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within a beehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your coloniesOffers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighbors happy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional laws and regulationsProvides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun and profitIn today's world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics and sustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you and your bees will appreciate and benefit from.
For more than a decade, Matthew Kelly has been traveling the world inspiring people to become the-best-version-of-themselves. During this time he has been amazed at how regularly he is asked: How do I encourage my children to embrace this message? How does your message apply to a family? Now, for the first time, Kelly shares with us remarkable insights and sensible everyday strategies for transforming the family into what it should be: a place where each of us can become the-best-version-of-ourselves. Beginning with an exploration of the changing face of the family in our culture, Kelly sets every reader at ease by explaining: "A family is not what we think a family should be, or what we hope to have, or should have, or what would be ideal-a family is what we actually have. A family is the one we've got. " Nor can a family ever be perfect, he goes on to explain. "Perfect families exist only in our minds, and it is these imaginings that are very often the enemy of our ability to enjoy the wonderful family we already have, or might have if we made it just that little bit more of a priority. " In Building Better Families, Kelly explores important issues by raising evocative questions: What makes a successful parent? Do you realize that your children are in the middle of a cultural war? What are the five things children really need? Are you asking your children the right questions? What are you teaching your children about work, money, food, exercise, body image, and sex? What are the priorities of your family culture? Every page of this book is filled with examples that can be applied to your daily experience of parenting and family, while at the same time illuminating the broader and deeper significance of family for society and the future of humanity. "The family is at once a deeply personal experience and the cornerstone of all great societies," Matthew Kelly tells us. Allow this book of classic wisdom and practical insight to help you build a better family. From the Hardcover edition.
Over the past 10 years in the field of human and organizational development, the approach to team building has moved from problem solving and conflict management to helping work groups and organizations build a foundation of trust, cooperation, and mutual support. Focusing on collaboration rather than resolving conflict, Building Better Teams: 70 Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Performance Within and Across Teams offers a fresh approach to team building. It provides proven tools for the most common needs of teams, including establishing trust, building consensus, managing change, working virtually and across boundaries, and dealing with setbacks.
Brann Connell, a twelve-year-old boy who believes his father is a "loser," travels back in time thirty years and learns something about his father as a little boy.
Updated for today's educators--especially those new to inclusion--the second edition of this bestselling guide is the lifeline preschool teachers need to fully include children with disabilities in their classrooms. Easy to use with any existing curriculum, including Creative Curriculum and HighScope, Building Blocks gives educators three types of practical, research-based inclusion strategies that promote progress in critical areas like behavior, emergent literacy, and peer relationships. A must for professional development, this revised edition helps teachers thrive in the era of accountability with NEW material that reflects the six years of changes in early education since the first edition. Teachers will discover how the Building Blocks approach aligns with OSEP outcomes to help teachers meet the federal requirements for special education learn everything they need to know about evidence-based practice and how to apply it in their classrooms. Through clear and instructive vignettes woven throughout the book, teachers will also meet four young children from diverse backgrounds and learn from their teachers' examples of successful interventions. A perfect training tool for teachers and an ideal textbook for college and university courses, this revised bestseller will help today's preschool educators start all their students on the road to lasting school success. Promote inclusion and improve child outcomes through curriculum modifications that allow all children to participate embedded learning opportunities used in typical classroom activities child-focused instructional strategies that help students with individual learning objectives
This bilingual (English/Spanish) book comprises six chapters each of Part I & II on Early Learning and Blind and Visually Impaired Children and on Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Preschoolers.
Develop critical thinking skills as you explore what to believe and why you believe it! To understand earth science, it requires "teamwork," combining the methods and evidences of both science and history. And if you also use the "history book of the world," the Bible, you can make sense of the Earth's surface -- altered, formed, and weathered over time, the landscapes and vistas we enjoy today. Learn about the: - Structure of the Earth and its atmosphere. - Types of minerals and rocks, the water table, and types of volcanoes - Earth's tornadoes, faults, polarity, magnetism, reeds, folding, hypercanes, deltas, and much more! When you understand the difference in history and science in questions related to our planet, you can more effectively discern the evidences seen in the world around you. Science is an awesome tool for understanding the workings of our world and for applying such knowledge to benefit mankind. "Scientific truth" however is not determined by consensus, compromise, majority vote, popularity, celebrity endorsement, money, media endorsement, or best-selling books -- and it is at its best when it is rooted in a worldview