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The Problem with Josephine

by Lucy Ashford

Napoleon and Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria, 1810It's springtime in Paris and Emperor Napoleon is about to marry Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria. All around the city Napoleon's courtiers are preparing for the spectacularly lavish wedding. Everything must be just right. . . Ordered to remove all portraits of Josephine, the Emperor's first wife, seamstress Sophie has to track down a talented artist called Jacques. He promises to carry out the commission, but only in return for a kiss for every hour he works. . .

The Problem with Me: And Other Essays About Making Trouble in China Today

by Han Han

Satirical essays from China's most popular young troublemaker about growing up millennial and causing social and political scandal today.Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protestors. In this collection of essays, he tackles everything from Internet culture in a country that censors the Internet to his own escapades driving around with fake police IDs and a megaphone, and from whether China is ready for democracy to going back for one incredibly awkward middle school reunion. Humorous, daring, and unexpectedly inspiring, The Problem with Me will appeal to both those looking to understand twenty-first century China and those looking to laugh at human ridiculousness--wherever they may find it.

The Problem with Parents (Camp Sunnyside Friends #11)

by Marilyn Kaye

Five girls are having fun at Camp Sunnyside and looking forward to Parents Day.

A Problematic Paradox

by Eliot Sappingfield

Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in this wild, warm-hearted, and hilarious sci-fi debut about a brainy young girl who is recruited for a very special boarding school.Nikola Kross has given up on living in harmony with classmates and exasperated teachers: she prefers dabbling in experimental chemistry to fitting in. But when her life is axially inverted by a gang of extraterrestrials who kidnap her dad and attempt to recruit her into their service, she discovers he's been keeping a world of secrets from her--including the school for geniuses where she's sent for refuge, a place where classes like Practical Quantum Mechanics are the norm and where students use wormholes to commute to class. For Nikola, the hard part isn't school, it's making friends, especially when the student body isn't (entirely) human. But the most puzzling paradox of all is Nikola herself, who has certain abilities that no one understands--abilities that put her whole school in greater danger than she could have imagined.*"A glorious cacophony of wildly inventive gadgets, gags, and action." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Problems in Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics and Theory of Random Functions

by A. A. Sveshnikov

Problem solving is the main thrust of this excellent, well-organized workbook. Suitable for students at all levels in probability theory and statistics, the book presents over 1,000 problems and their solutions, illustrating fundamental theory and representative applications in the following fields: Random Events; Distribution Laws; Correlation Theory; Random Variables; Entropy & Information; Markov Processes; Systems of Random Variables; Limit Theorems; Data Processing; and more.The coverage of topics is both broad and deep, ranging from the most elementary combinatorial problems through limit theorems and information theory. Each chapter introduction sets forth the basic formulas and a general outline of the theory necessary for the problems that follow. Next comes a group of sample problems and their solutions, worked out in detail, which serve as effective orientation for the exercises to come.The emphasis on problem solving and the multitude of problems presented make this book, translated from the Russian, a valuable reference manual for scientists, engineers, and computer specialists, as well as a comprehensive workbook for undergraduates in these fields.

The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell

In the following pages I have confined myself in the main to those problems of philosophy in regard to which I thought it possible to say something positive and constructive, since merely negative criticism seemed out of place. For this reason, theory of knowledge occupies a larger space than metaphysics in the present volume, and some topics much discussed by philosophers are treated very briefly, if at all.

Problems of Reflexivity and Dialectics in Sociological Inquiry: Language Theorizing Difference (Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory)

by David Silverman Maurice Roche Barry Sandywell Paul Filmer Michael Phillipson

This is a work of social theory and philosophy which seeks to make the constitution of social theory a ‘social’ activity. It is essentially a collaborative text, by five authors, committed to a re-awakening of some of the forgotten dimensions of social theorizing. The collaborative work was originally occasioned by an attempt to analyse the notion of social stratification and its treatment in the sociological tradition. The authors’ main concern here is with the nature of social theorizing, and in particular the ‘difference’ between Self and Other, being and beings, Language and Speech. The papers in the book focus on themes that are fundamental to the sense of inquiry and tradition which they are concerned to display. The themes discussed include speech, Language, Identity, Difference, Critical Tradition, Community, Metaphor, Dialectics, Observing and Reading.

The Problim Children

by Natalie Lloyd Julia Sarda

With a dash of Lemony Snicket, a dollop of the Addams Family, and a hearty dose of adventure, New York Times bestselling author Natalie Lloyd introduces a new series about seven strange and adventurous siblings who tackle problems together—even when their new neighbors try to tear them apart.Filled with mystery, humor, and adventure, the first book in this new trilogy is an unforgettable tale of adventure, family, and finding the courage to face any problem heart-first.When the Problim children’s ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings—each born on a different day of the week—have to move into their grandpa’s bizarre old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift! But rumors about their family run rampant in the small town: tales of a bitter feud, a hidden treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. Their neighbors, the O’Pinions, will do anything to find the secrets lurking inside the Problim household—including sending the seven children to seven different houses on seven different continents!

ProBlogger

by Darren Rowse Chris Garrett

An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggersThere's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever. Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenueGives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogsReveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog postOffers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much moreIncludes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blogWritten by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.

Procedural Storytelling in Game Design

by Tanya X. Short Tarn Adams

This edited collection of chapters concerns the evolving discipline of procedural storytelling in video games. Games are an interactive medium, and this interplay between author, player and machine provides new and exciting ways to create and tell stories. In each essay, practitioners of this artform demonstrate how traditional storytelling tools such as characterization, world-building, theme, momentum and atmosphere can be adapted to full effect, using specific examples from their games. The reader will learn to construct narrative systems, write procedural dialog, and generate compelling characters with unique personalities and backstories. Key Features Introduces the differences between static/traditional game design and procedural game design Demonstrates how to solve or avoid common problems with procedural game design in a variety of concrete ways World’s finest guide for how to begin thinking about procedural design

The Procedure (Dr. Earl Garnet #3)

by Peter Clement

"Heartpounding suspense," hailed Entertainment Weekly of Peter Clement's first medical thriller, Lethal Practice. Now the former ER physician has done it again--combining his technical expertise with a page-burning plot to create a chillingly plausible novel of suspense. With authentic detail and a surgeon's precision, Clement captures the tense, electrifying atmosphere of a big city hospital turned into a flash point. For in Fatal Medicine, one threat is more dangerous than contagion: the threat of human beings deciding who should live and who should die. . . . Death is a daily, sometimes hourly, occurrence at St. Vincent's Hospital in Buffalo, New York. Now, in his pressure cooker career, Dr. Earl Garnet has broken the cardinal rule of modern medicine: he publicly blames a powerful HMO for practicing "no-fault murder" in the death of an eighteen-month-old baby. The HMO swiftly strikes back, igniting a debilitating boycott of the hospital. But after several accidents nearly cost patients their lives, the true bloodletting begins. A doctor is found sprawled out in the parking lot, his throat cut ear to ear. Blamed for instigating the chaos, Earl Garnet knows that he faces more than a deadly power play. The doctor may have uncovered a conspiracy reaching from the halls of one of the nation's most influential HMOs to a small, experimental clinic in Mexico, where yet another of his patients went for treatment and disappeared. To find answers, Garnet must wade deep into the murky, surreal workings of today's health care industry. Smart, tough, crackling with suspense, and vivid in its hospital setting, this visionary novel instantly places Peter Clement in the distinguished company of Michael Palmer and Robin Cook. Make no mistake: The Procedure is the work of a first-rate physician and an absolutely brilliant storyteller.

Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Computer Vision & Image Processing: Cvip 2017, Volume 2 (Advances In Intelligent Systems And Computing #704)

by Mohan S. Kankanhalli Balasubramanian Raman Bidyut B. Chaudhuri

The book provides insights into the Second International Conference on Computer Vision & Image Processing (CVIP-2017) organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The book presents technological progress and research outcomes in the area of image processing and computer vision. The topics covered in this book are image/video processing and analysis; image/video formation and display; image/video filtering, restoration, enhancement and super-resolution; image/video coding and transmission; image/video storage, retrieval and authentication; image/video quality; transform-based and multi-resolution image/video analysis; biological and perceptual models for image/video processing; machine learning in image/video analysis; probability and uncertainty handling for image/video processing; motion and tracking; segmentation and recognition; shape, structure and stereo.

Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management: Volume 1 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1001)

by Jiuping Xu Gheorghe Duca Fang Lee Cooke Syed Ejaz Ahmed

This book gathers the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management (ICMSEM 2019), which was held at Brock University, Ontario, Canada on August 5–8, 2019. Exploring the latest ideas and pioneering research achievements in management science and engineering management, the respective contributions highlight both theoretical and practical studies on management science and computing methodologies, and present advanced management concepts and computing technologies for decision-making problems involving large, uncertain and unstructured data. Accordingly, the proceedings offer researchers and practitioners in related fields an essential update, as well as a source of new research directions.

El proceso (Marginalia Ser. #Vol. 109)

by Franz Kafka

El proceso, sin duda una de las obras clave del genio del absurdo que fue Franz Kafka, enfrenta al lector a la angustia de comprobar que algunas cosas son demasiado reales para ser ciertas. El día que es arrestado, K. abre la puerta de su habitación para informarse sobre su desayuno. Acusado de un crimen que desconoce por jueces que no ve nunca y conforme a leyes que nadie puede explicarle, K. abrirá un número inimaginable de puertas intentando comprender la situación. A medida que el proceso ocupe más y más lugar en su vida, cada puerta constituirá una traba cada vez más alienante en el proceso judicial al que se ve sometido. Solo K. parece darse cuenta, en una lucidez irrisoria e inútil hasta el fin, de la total ausencia de hechos o eventos que clarifiquen la interminable incongruencia de su confinamiento. Reseña:«El mundo de Kafka es, en verdad, un universo indecible donde el hombre se da el lujo torturante de pescar en una bañera, sabiendo que no saldrá nada.»Albert Camus

The Process of Highly Effective Coaching: An Evidence-Based Framework

by Robert F. Hicks

The Process of Highly Effective Coaching offers a unique blend of theory and practical methods for conducting effective coaching conversations. It provides an umbrella under which all of the major conceptual models for helping people change can not only coexist but work together. In addition to using this integrative approach, The Process of Highly Effective Coaching presents a framework for conducting coaching conversations and for relating the coaching process to the coaching competencies defined by the International Coach Federation, the largest coach-credentialing organization in the world.

The Process of Psychotherapy: Causation and Chance

by Hermann Haken Wolfgang Tschacher

This book describes an encompassing modeling approach to psychotherapy, created with the most recent research in the field. Therapeutic interventions are staged within a therapist-client relationship ('alliance'), and become effective by the interplay of deterministic ('causation') and stochastic ('chance') forces. The authors use a Fokker-Planck approach complemented by a structural-mathematical framework from complexity theory. Chapters present statistical tools, which can be applied to analyze the differing time series that depict therapeutic processes. Chapters include examples of how to use these tools within research. The approach adopted in the book – contemporary psychotherapy terminology combined with a systems-theoretical model and algorithms for quantitative psychotherapy research – has the potential to become the new benchmark in psychotherapy. The Process of Psychotherapy is an informative and sophisticated resource for all levels of students, from undergraduate through post-doctoral studies, in the fields of psychology, cognitive psychology, and psychotherapy.

The Process of Social Research

by Royce A. Singleton Bruce C. Straits Jeffrey C. Dixon

<P>The Process of Social Research introduces students to the fundamentals of research, from topic selection and research design to data collection, analysis, and interpretation.<P> A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on process.

The Process of Statistical Analysis in Psychology: Mcbride: The Process Of Statistical Analysis In Psychology (paperback) + Mcbride: The Process Of Statistical Analysis In Psychology (paperback)

by Dawn M. McBride

This new introductory statistics text from Dawn M. McBride, best-selling author of The Process of Research in Psychology, covers the background and process of statistical analysis, along with how to use essential tools for working with data from the field. Research studies are included throughout from both the perspective of a student conducting their own research study and of someone encountering research in their daily life. McBride helps readers gain the knowledge they need to become better consumers of research and statistics used in everyday decision-making and connects the process of research design with the tools employed in statistical analysis. Instructors and students alike will appreciate the extra opportunities for practice with the accompanying Lab Manual for Statistical Analysis, also written by McBride and her frequent collaborator, J. Cooper Cutting.

Process Pipe Drafting

by Terence M. Shumaker

Process Pipe Drafting is designed to provide you with the basic knowledge needed to create process piping drawings. This write-in text is intended to expose you to the fundamental concepts and techniques used within the process piping industry. Once you have learned these fundamentals, you will be able to create piping drawings that are properly arranged and easily understood. first introduces you to the components of piping systems (fittings, valves, and equipment). From there, the textbook shows you how to put these components together to create the various types of drawings used in the industry. These drawings are presented in the same sequence that they are produced by engineering firms.

Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God, Volume 5

by Bruce G. Epperly

In this brief, lively, and engaging book, Dr. Bruce Epperly untangles the difficult concepts of process theology and shows how we can envision a God who is in relation to us throughout our lives here and in the next world. He believes that "God is present at the moment of our conception, guides us through the adventures of this lifetime, urging us to rejoice in embodiment and bring healing to our world, and upon our final earthly breath receives us with open arms with visions of future adventures in communion with God and our fellow creatures." Not only is this theology easy to understand, it challenges us to live out God's adventure in with joy, sharing God's life with all of God's creatures.

Processed Food Addiction: Foundations, Assessment, and Recovery

by Harry G. Preuss Joan Ifland Marianne T. Marcus

Obesity and eating disorders have stubbornly refused to respond to treatment since the 1990’s. This book organizes the evidence for a possible answer, i.e., that the problem could be one of addiction to processed foods. In a Processed Food Addiction (PFA) model, concepts of abstinence, cue-avoidance, acceptance of lapses, and consequences all play a role in long-term recovery. Application of these concepts could provide new tools to health professionals and significantly improve outcomes. This book describes PFA recovery concepts in detail. The material bridges the research into practical steps that health professionals can employ in their practices. It contains an evidence-based chapter on concepts of abstinence from processed foods. It rigorously describes PFA pathology according to the DSM 5 Addiction Diagnostic Criteria. It applies the Addiction Severity Index to PFA so that health practitioners can orient themselves to diagnosing and assessing PFA. It contains ground-breaking insight into how to approach PFA in children. Because the book is evidence-based, practitioners can gain the confidence to put the controversy about food addiction to rest. Practitioners can begin to identify and effectively help their clients who are addicted to processed foods. This is a breakthrough volume in a field that could benefit from new approaches.

Processing: An Introduction to Programming

by Jeffrey L. Nyhoff Larry R. Nyhoff

This book demonstrates how Processing is an excellent language for beginners to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. Originally designed to make it simpler for digital artists to learn to program, Processing is a wonderful first language for anyone to learn. Given its origins, Processing enables a multimodal approach to programming instruction, well suited to students with interests in computer science or in the arts and humanities. The book uses Processing’s capabilities for graphics and interactivity in order to create examples that are simple, illustrative, interesting, and fun. It is designed to appeal to a broad range of readers, including those who want to learn to program to create digital art, as well as those who seek to learn to program to process numerical information or data. It can be used by students and instructors in a first course on programming, as well as by anyone eager to teach them self to program. Following a traditional sequence of topics for introducing programming, the book introduces key computer science concepts, without overwhelming readers with extensive detail. Additional exercises are available, as are other supplementary materials for instructors looking to introduce even more computer science concepts associated with the topics. Several online chapters are also provided that introduce slightly more advanced topics in Processing, such as two-dimensional arrays, manipulation of strings, and file input and output. The conversational style and pace of the book are based upon the authors’ extensive experience with teaching programming to a wide variety of beginners in a classroom. No prior programming experience is expected.

Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists

by Ben Fry John Maeda Casey Reas

An introduction to the ideas of computer programming within the context of the visual arts that also serves as a reference and text for Processing, an open-source programming language designed for creating images, animation, and interactivity.

The Procession

by Kahlil Gibran Dr George Kheirallah

A collection of insightful and powerful writings by one of Eastern philosophy's most prolific thinkersKahlil Gibran's reflections on the wistful beauty, lofty majesty, and abiding peace of Eastern wisdom revolutionized Arab literature. This collection of dramatic poems uses the dialogue between age and youth as a platform to discuss deep subjects such as freedom, death, and the eternal soul. From "Of Life and Sorrow" to "Of Science and Knowledge," Gibran's vision transcends boundaries of religion and culture, finding beauty and wisdom in the universal struggles of everyday life.

Processual Sociology

by Andrew Abbott

For the past twenty years, noted sociologist Andrew Abbott has been developing what he calls a processual ontology for social life. In this view, the social world is constantly changing--making, remaking, and unmaking itself, instant by instant. He argues that even the units of the social world--both individuals and entities--must be explained by these series of events rather than as enduring objects, fixed in time. This radical concept, which lies at the heart of the Chicago School of Sociology, provides a means for the disciplines of history and sociology to interact with and reflect on each other. In Processual Sociology, Abbott first examines the endurance of individuals and social groups through time and then goes on to consider the question of what this means for human nature. He looks at different approaches to the passing of social time and determination, all while examining the goal of social existence, weighing the concepts of individual outcome and social order. Abbott concludes by discussing core difficulties of the practice of social science as a moral activity, arguing that it is inescapably moral and therefore we must develop normative theories more sophisticated than our current naively political normativism. Ranging broadly across disciplines and methodologies, Processual Sociology breaks new ground in its search for conceptual foundations of a rigorously processual account of social life.

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