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The most passionate advocates of Italy's unification in the nineteenth century possessed an almost limitless faith in the benefits of civic association. They also shared a common concern: once Italian unification was achieved and various freedoms were established, would ordinary Italians naturally become responsible, progressive citizens - especially after centuries of foreign rule, regional division, and economic decline? Most unification advocates doubted that their fellow citizens could form a modern, progressive civil society on their own, or that a vibrant association life would develop from the ground up.Building a Civil Society is the first book-length English-language study of associational life in nineteenth-century Italy. Drawing on extensive research in published and unpublished documents - including associational records, newspapers, periodicals, government documents, guidebooks, exhibition catalogues, memoirs, and private letters - Steven C. Soper provides a complex account of Italian liberalism during Europe's age of association. His study also raises important questions about the role that associations play in emerging democracies.
Public housing projects were the original form of government supported housing for low-income residents. Over the last fifty years many projects have struggled with high crime rates and numerous social problems. One solution proposed to address these ongoing issues is granting residents decision-making power within their community by converting into a co-operative. Building a Co-operative Community in Public Housing follows the journey of a Toronto public housing complex as it was converted into a resident-operated co-operative, a first in Canada.Jorge Sousa traces the story of Alexandra Park, which became the Atkinson Housing Co-operative in 2003 after a ten-year conversion process. Sousa, who himself was raised in the community, provides an empirical account of the contributing factors that influenced its decision to pursue community-based control, as well as the experiences of both residents and government officials engaged in this process. Finally, Building a Co-operative Community in Public Housing offers a framework for other communities facing similar circumstances who want to learn how to go about undertaking this process.All royalties from this book will be contributed to the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto Charitable Fund.
The Arab-Israeli war of 1973, the first oil price shock, and France's transition from Gaullist to centrist rule in 1974 coincided with the United States' attempt to redefine transatlantic relations. As the author argues, this was an important moment in which the French political elite responded with an unprecedented effort to construct an internationally influential and internally cohesive European entity. Based on extensive multi-archival research, this study combines analysis of French policy making with an inquiry into the evolution of political language, highlighting the significance of the new concept of a political European identity.
Building a Great Resume: For Job Hunters, Career Changers, Consultants, and Freelancers (2nd edition)by Kate Wendleton
The average resume is only looked at for ten seconds. Would you like yours to stand out? Would you like to learn how to highlight your strengths and hide your weaknesses? Would you like a marketing piece that dynamically presents you just the way you want prospective employers to see you? BUILDING A GREAT RESUME starts with an overview of The Five O'clock approach to job search. You'll learn to develop the accomplishment statements that form the backbone of your resume. You'll learn the most effective ways to present your experience. You'll learn how to write a summary that increases your chances of getting just the job you want. Your resume will be more exciting to the reader. BUILDING A GREAT RESUME helps you see the theory in practice by showing you scores of sample resumes. And this is the only resume book on the market to bring you case studies that teach you the nuances of how to think about resume preparation. The book is fully indexed by industry and profession so you can easily find the resumes that pertain to you. BUILDING A GREAT RESUME is based on the highly successful methods used at The Five O'clock Club, America's Premier Career Counseling Network, where the average participant finds a new job in less than 10 weeks. Kate Wendleton, a nationally syndicated careers columnist, is an authority on job search and career development. Kate has been a career coach since 1978 when she rounded The Five O'clock Club to help job hunters, career changers, and consultants at all levels. She is also the founder of-Workforce America, a not-for-profit organization serving adult job hunters in Harlem who are not yet in the professional or managerial ranks. A former CEO of two small companies. Kate has twenty years of business experience as well as an MBA.
Build your own sophisticated modular home security system using the popular Raspberry Pi board About This Book * This book guides you through building a complete home security system with Raspberry Pi and helps you remotely access it from a mobile device over the Internet * It covers the fundamentals of interfacing sensors and cameras with the Raspberry Pi so that you can connect it to the outside world * It follows a modular approach so that you can choose the modules and features you want for your customized home security system Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone who is interested in building a modular home security system from scratch using a Raspberry Pi board, basic electronics, sensors, and simple scripts. This book is ideal for enthusiastic novice programmers, electronics hobbyists, and engineering professionals. It would be great if you have some basic soldering skills in order to build some of the interface modules. What You Will Learn * Understand the concepts behind alarm systems and intrusion detection devices * Connect sensors and devices to the on-board digital GPIO ports safely * Monitor and control connected devices easily using Bash shell scripting * Build an I/O port expander using the I2C bus and connect sensors and anti-tamper circuits * Capture and store images using motion detectors and cameras * Access and manage your system remotely from your mobile phone * Receive intrusion alerts and images through your e-mail * Build a sophisticated multi-zone alarm system In Detail The Raspberry Pi is a powerful low-cost credit-card-sized computer, which lends itself perfectly as the controller for a sophisticated home security system. Using the on-board interfaces available, the Raspberry Pi can be expanded to allow the connection of a virtually infinite number of security sensors and devices. The Raspberry Pi has the processing power and interfaces available to build a sophisticated home security system but at a fraction of the cost of commercially available systems. Building a Home Security System with Raspberry Pi starts off by showing you the Raspberry Pi and how to set up the Linux-based operating system. It then guides you through connecting switch sensors and LEDs to the native GPIO connector safely, and how to access them using simple Bash scripts. As you dive further in, you'll learn how to build an input/output expansion board using the I2C interface and power supply, allowing the connection of the large number of sensors needed for a typical home security setup. In the later chapters of the book, we'll look at more sophisticated topics such as adding cameras, remotely accessing the system using your mobile phone, receiving intrusion alerts and images by e-mail, and more. By the end of the book, you will be well-versed with the use of Raspberry Pi to power a home-based security system that sends message alerts whenever it is triggered and will be able to build a truly sophisticated and modular home security system. You will also gain a good understanding of Raspberry Pi's ecosystem and be able to write the functions required for a security system. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide comprises a series of projects, where every chapter introduces a new concept and at the end of the book, all these concepts are brought together to create an entire home security system. This book features clear diagrams and code every step of the way.
Supermarkets are a mundane feature in the landscape, but as Tracey Deutsch reveals, they represent a major transformation in the ways that Americans feed themselves. In her examination of the history of food distribution in the United States, Deutsch demonstrates the important roles that gender, business, class, and the state played in the evolution of American grocery stores. Deutsch's analysis reframes shopping as labor and embeds consumption in the structures of capitalism. The supermarket, that icon of postwar American life, emerged not from straightforward consumer demand for low prices, Deutsch argues, but through government regulations, women customers' demands, and retailers' concerns with financial success and control of the "shop floor. " From small neighborhood stores to huge corporate chains of supermarkets, Deutsch traces the charged story of the origins of contemporary food distribution, treating topics as varied as everyday food purchases, the sales tax, postwar celebrations and critiques of mass consumption, and 1960s and 1970s urban insurrections. Demonstrating connections between women's work and the history of capitalism, Deutsch locates the origins of supermarkets in the politics of twentieth-century consumption.
Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving our dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that includes countless books, consumer magazines, a cable television network, and thousands of home improvement stores. Building a Market charts the rise of the home improvement industry in the United States and Canada from the end of World War I into the late 1950s. Drawing on the insights of business, social, and urban historians, and making use of a wide range of documentary sources, Richard Harris shows how the middle-class preference for home ownership first emerged in the 1920s--and how manufacturers, retailers, and the federal government combined to establish the massive home improvement market and a pervasive culture of Do-It-Yourself. Deeply insightful, Building a Market is the carefully crafted history of the emergence and evolution of a home improvement revolution that changed not just American culture but the American landscape as well.
Learn how to build a media center and expand its capabilities from its default settings to match your needs and desires About This Book * Build an end-to-end media center using Raspberry PI and OSMC * Work with third-party addons to further increase the use of your media center * A simple, easy-to-understand guide that will help you to create a fully functioning media center than can play local files and stream from other sources Who This Book Is For The book is for hobbyists with no experience of Raspberry pi, who are looking for a fun project to work on and have an interest in building and setting up a media center with their board. What You Will Learn * Find out how to connect the Raspberry Pi to your entertainment system * Familiarize yourself with OSMC and grasp how to navigate around the screen * Use advanced configurations such as a text editor, ssh, the Linux command line, and putty * Play files that are stored on the SD card or USB stick * Connect to other media sources over the network/Internet * Troubleshoot common areas of difficulty In Detail The Raspberry Pi is a complete computer built on a single circuit board and is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, including building automation systems, media centers, networks and servers, robotics, gaming, and education. It is also capable of running an operating system. This book will give you the ability to turn a Raspberry Pi and SD card into a media center. It starts by showing you how to download the OSMC operating system and install it on your SD card. Then, you will learn how to hook up all the peripherals for the Raspberry Pi to function. Furthermore, you will see how to get OSMC into a functional and usable state for regular use and future changes. You will also explore advanced addons that will enhance the functionality of the media center. To complete your media center experience, you will use a smartphone as a remote control by installing and configuring the OSMC remote control. By the end of this book, you will be able to program, set up, run, and troubleshoot a media center using your Raspberry Pi boards. Style and approach A practical guide that focuses on one end to end project of building a media center
Hope for a prosperous and peaceful future for Haiti lies in building a more effective, resilient state. This report identifies the main challenges to more capable governance, evaluates existing plans for improving the delivery of public services, and proposes a realistic set of critical actions. The proposed state-building priorities merit the greatest degree of Haiti's andinternational donors' policy attention and financial commitment.
The book is about two identical twin witches who were separated by birth but later got together. They found that they are more powerful when they were together than apart.
Once a thriving, multiracial community, the Sophiatown suburb of Johannesburg was home to many famous artists, musicians, and poets. It was also a place where residential apartheid was first put into practice with forced removals, buildings bulldozed, and the construction of new, cheap housing for white public employees. David Thelen and Karie L. Morgan facilitate conversations among today's Sophiatown residents about how they share spaces, experiences, and values to raise and educate their children, earn a living, overcome crime, and shape their community for the good of all. As residents reflect on the past and the challenges they face in the future, they begin to work together to create a rich, diverse, safe, and welcoming post-Mandela South Africa.
Avoid custody battles -- save time, money and grief. Working out a fair and realistic child-custody agreement is one of the most difficult tasks for parents going through a divorce or separation. Building a Parenting Agreement That Works is the only book to show separating or divorcing parents how to overcome obstacles and create win-win custody agreements. A professional mediator, author Mimi Lyster sets out 40 issues separating parents typically face, and presents all the options to resolving them. The book walks you through all the factors you must consider, including: medical care education religious training living arrangements holidays money issues dealing with changes in an existing agreement working with professionals The updated 7th edition includes checklists and worksheets to help you complete the included fill-in-the-blank custody agreement, and provides the current custody laws of your state. It also contains new information on "moveaway" laws.
Written for those who want more than what the standard pre-built PCs offer. Pre-built systems are often, a compromise between what the manufacturers want to sell you and what you want to buy. One solution is to build it yourself.Acquiring a copy of Building a PC in easy steps is the first step in the right direction to build a PC. Written in concise and easy-to-understand style, this book will take you by the hand and walk you through all the stages of building and setting up a computer: Buying the parts and avoiding sales scams; mastering and installing each component (CPU, memory, video, etc); altering default settings in the BIOS for optimum performance, installing and configuring device drivers. The troubleshooting chapter is invaluable in the event of problems. By the time you've finished, you will have a computer that's tailored to your exact requirements with no superfluous features or functions.Now, updated for Windows 7.
If you are a beginner or a security professional who wishes to learn to build a home or enterprise lab environment where you can safely practice penetration testing techniques and improve your hacking skills, then this book is for you. No prior penetration testing experience is required, as the lab environment is suitable for various skill levels and is used for a wide range of techniques from basic to advance. Whether you are brand new to online learning or you are a seasoned expert, you will be able to set up your own hacking playground depending on your tasks.
In charge of a hotel renovation, Petra Chatam's got everything under control-except Dale Bowen. The too-handsome contractor has his own ideas about the project. And they don't match up with ambitious Petra's, who hopes to become hotel manager. But the more time they spend together, the more Petra realizes they both agree on what really matters: love, faith and family. And they soon learn that building a future together is more work than building a hotel! It'll take a little bit of patience-and a lot of help from three love-minded aunts.
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 to use Scala to build a recommendation engine from scratch and empower your website usersAbout This BookLearn the basics of a recommendation engine and its application in e-commerceDiscover the tools and machine learning methods required to build a recommendation engineExplore different kinds of recommendation engines using Scala libraries such as MLib and SparkWho This Book Is ForThis book is written for those who want to learn the different tools in the Scala ecosystem to build a recommendation engine. No prior knowledge of Scala or recommendation engines is assumed.What You Will LearnDiscover the tools in the Scala ecosystemUnderstand the challenges faced in e-commerce systems and learn how you can solve those challenges with a recommendation engineFamiliarise yourself with machine learning algorithms provided by the Apache Spark frameworkBuild different versions of recommendation engines from practical code examplesEnhance the user experience by learning from user feedbackDive into the various techniques of recommender systems such as collaborative, content-based, and cross-recommendationsIn DetailWith an increase of data in online e-commerce systems, the challenges in assisting users with narrowing down their search have grown dramatically. The various tools available in the Scala ecosystem enable developers to build a processing pipeline to meet those challenges and create a recommendation system to accelerate business growth and leverage brand advocacy for your clients.This book provides you with the Scala knowledge you need to build a recommendation engine.You'll be introduced to Scala and other related tools to set the stage for the project and familiarise yourself with the different stages in the data processing pipeline, including at which stages you can leverage the power of Scala and related tools. You'll also discover different machine learning algorithms using MLLib.As the book progresses, you will gain detailed knowledge of what constitutes a collaborative filtering based recommendation and explore different methods to improve users' recommendation.Style and approachA step-by-step guide full of real-world, hands-on examples of Scala recommendation engines. Each example is placed in context with explanation and visuals.
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.
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.
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