New Release Books by Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe is the author of A A Life Worth Living (2021), Cormac McCarthy (2021), Big Data (2021), Doing Case Study Research (2021) and other 455 books.

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A A Life Worth Living

release date: Jul 21, 2021
A A Life Worth Living
“This is a book about life intertwined by faith. To Cal these two aren’t binary; they are integrated.” —Brian C. Stiller, Global ambassador, The World Evangelical Alliance “For years, thousands of 100 Huntley Street viewers enjoyed slices of Cal’s life … here is the journey that shaped the humble hero so many came to love.” —Moira Brown, former co-host of 100 Huntley Street “What a pleasure to read about Cal’s adventures and discover many scary details that he conveniently did not tell us at the time!” —Lorna Dueck, retired CEO of Crossroads Christian Communications Combining tales of dangerous misadventures, encounters of faith (and fear!), and moments of the truly miraculous, Cal takes us on a journey of his life—one that is dangerous, exhilarating, and full of God. With profound humour and wisdom, Cal shares his experiences serving God for 60 years throughout the world, overcoming every obstacle to the gospel and human limitations to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the nations. Cal’s own words describe his life’s resolve perfectly: “I want people to know that God can take an ordinary person, willing to be obedient, and let Him perform miracles guided by the power of the Holy Spirit, and glorifying God alone.” This is the Cal Bombay you never knew. Cal Bombay ministered in Kenya for 17 years, then served at 100 Huntley Street as director and then vice-president for 25 years. Cal has authored more than 18 books and dozens of articles. He resides with his wife, Mary, in Brantford, ON.

Cormac McCarthy

release date: Jun 29, 2021
Cormac McCarthy
Combining the fields of evolutionary economics and the humanities, this book examines McCarthy’s literary works as a significant case study demonstrating our need to recognise the interrelated complexities of economic policies, environmental crises, and how public policy and rhetoric shapes our value systems. In a world recovering from global economic crisis and poised on the brink of another, studying the methods by which literature interrogates narratives of inevitability around global economic inequality and eco-disaster is ever more relevant.

Big Data

release date: Mar 15, 2021
Big Data
Learn Big Data from the ground up with this complete and up-to-date resource from leaders in the field Big Data: Concepts, Technology, and Architecture delivers a comprehensive treatment of Big Data tools, terminology, and technology perfectly suited to a wide range of business professionals, academic researchers, and students. Beginning with a fulsome overview of what we mean when we say, “Big Data,” the book moves on to discuss every stage of the lifecycle of Big Data. You’ll learn about the creation of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data, data storage solutions, traditional database solutions like SQL, data processing, data analytics, machine learning, and data mining. You’ll also discover how specific technologies like Apache Hadoop, SQOOP, and Flume work. Big Data also covers the central topic of big data visualization with Tableau, and you’ll learn how to create scatter plots, histograms, bar, line, and pie charts with that software. Accessibly organized, Big Data includes illuminating case studies throughout the material, showing you how the included concepts have been applied in real-world settings. Some of those concepts include: The common challenges facing big data technology and technologists, like data heterogeneity and incompleteness, data volume and velocity, storage limitations, and privacy concerns Relational and non-relational databases, like RDBMS, NoSQL, and NewSQL databases Virtualizing Big Data through encapsulation, partitioning, and isolating, as well as big data server virtualization Apache software, including Hadoop, Cassandra, Avro, Pig, Mahout, Oozie, and Hive The Big Data analytics lifecycle, including business case evaluation, data preparation, extraction, transformation, analysis, and visualization Perfect for data scientists, data engineers, and database managers, Big Data also belongs on the bookshelves of business intelligence analysts who are required to make decisions based on large volumes of information. Executives and managers who lead teams responsible for keeping or understanding large datasets will also benefit from this book.

Doing Case Study Research

release date: Oct 01, 2021
Doing Case Study Research
Now in a Fourth Edition, this how-to guide is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to begin case study research. The authors--all professors teaching graduate students in education and other professions--provide the structure, detail, and guidance needed for beginning researchers to complete a systematic case study. Improvements for this edition include more practical and detailed guidance for conducting a literature review, a more efficient and easy-to-understand reorganization of the case study examples, and updated citations throughout the text. As with previous editions, this succinct handbook emphasizes learning how to do case study research--from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. It shows students how to determine an appropriate research design, conduct informative interviews, record observations, document analyses, delineate ways to confirm case study findings, describe methods for deriving meaning from data, and communicate findings. Book Features: Straightforward introduction to the science of doing case study research. A step-by-step approach that speaks directly to the novice investigator. Many concrete examples to illustrate key concepts. Questions, illustrations, and activities to reinforce what has been learned.

Islamic History

release date: Jun 23, 2020
Islamic History
This book will be immensely helpful to those who wish to orient themselves to what has become a very large body of literature on medieval Islamic history. Combining a bibliographic study with an inquiry into method, it opens with a survey of the principal reference tools available to historians of Islam and a systematic review of the sources they will confront. Problems of method are then examined in a series of chapters, each exploring a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500. The topics selected represent a cross-section of Islamic historical studies, and range from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter pursues four questions. What concrete research problems are likely to be most challenging and productive? What resources do we possess for dealing with these problems? What strategies can we devise to exploit our resources most effectively? What is the current state of the scholarly literature for the topic under study?

Fundamental Statistical Methods for Analysis of Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

release date: May 05, 2020
Fundamental Statistical Methods for Analysis of Alzheimer's and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Allowing more people to aid in analyzing data—while promoting constructive dialogues with statisticians—this book will hopefully play an important part in unlocking the secrets of these confounding diseases.

Abundance

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Abundance
This book by pastor and certified fund raising executive (CFRE) Michael R. Ward provides church leaders a resource to lead their congregations to a new culture of generosity and abundance that raises more money as well as more disciples. Written specifically with pastors, congregation councils, finance committees, and stewardship teams in mind, this book encourages and guides a process of study, reflection, and action that is clear and practical. Ward taps into years of experience fundraising in the nonprofit sector to address the ongoing challenges of financing ministry. His goal is to empower congregations and other nonprofit organizations to expect and plan for generosity. The book moves from grounding stewardship ministry biblically and theologically to setting up the basic building blocks for strong stewardship, including board development, stewardship planning, and strategic planning. From there, it addresses practical tactics, such as case development, communication, donor mentality, roadblocks, volunteers, and steps to a gift. Real-life stories and examples of growing stewardship programs and capital campaigns are provided along with practical hands-on tools to help groups plan, develop, and implement stewardship plans.

Invitation to Oceanography

release date: Oct 15, 2019
Invitation to Oceanography
Invitation to Oceanography, Eighth Edition provides a modern and student-friendly introduction to ocean science and has been updated to include new and expanded information on blue whales, plastic pollution, and the future of oceans in the wake of climate change. It also features updated tables and graphs with the most recent scientific data. Please note, the eBook version does not include access to Navigate 2 Advantage. Access can be purchased separately directly from the publisher.

R Programming

release date: Sep 03, 2019
R Programming
R Programming for Beginners! Have you always wanted to learn R programming but are afraid it''ll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the R programming language fast? This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning R programming from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated R programming tutorials that just leave you more confused. What this book offers... R for Beginners Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the R Programming language even if you have never coded before. Carefully Chosen R Programming Examples Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples. Careful selection of topics Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to R, while not overwhelming you with information overload. Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidy verse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible. Learn The R Programming Language Fast Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn R in just one day and start coding immediately. How is this book different... The best way to learn R programming is by doing. This book includes a unique examples. Working through the examples will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language. Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of R coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now. What you will learn in this book: *introduction to R *environment setup *program structure *basic syntax *data types *variables *operators *decision making *loops *arrays *much,much,more! Download your R Programming copy today!

The War Within

release date: Apr 02, 2019
The War Within
Stephen R. Donaldson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, returns to the world of his Great God’s War fantasy epic as two kingdoms— united by force—prepare to be challenged by a merciless enemy… It has been twenty years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the behest of the repository''s magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika. But the peace--and their marriage--has been uneasy. Now the terrible war that King Bifalt and Queen Estie feared is coming. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty horde of dark forces is massing to attack the library and take the magical knowledge it guards. That horde will slaughter every man, woman, and child in its path, destroying both Belleger and Amika along the way. With their alliance undermined by lingering hostility and conspiracies threatening, it will take all of the monarchs'' strength and will to inspire their kingdoms to become one to defend their land, or all is lost....

The Apostles' Creed

release date: Mar 26, 2019
The Apostles' Creed
I believe. These two words are among the most explosive words any human can utter. The Apostles'' Creed has shaped and guided Christian faith for almost two thousand years. Shared by Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox traditions, it is perhaps the most compelling statement of Christian doctrine the world has ever known. But do we know what it really means—and how it applies to us today? In The Apostles'' Creed, renowned theologian and pastor R. Albert Mohler Jr. works line-by-line and phrase-by-phrase through each section of the Creed, revealing the rich truths it contains, including: the profound mystery of the Trinity the miracle of the Incarnation the world-shaking truth of the resurrection the hope of Christ''s return the theological heritage contained in this ancient statement The Apostles’ Creed is an often-overlooked treasure that contains the power to shape us for vibrant and steadfast living today, equipping believers to live faithfully in a post-Christian culture.

On Freedom

release date: Feb 26, 2019
On Freedom
From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means—and requires—today In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go—whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships. In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live—which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed—and shows what it would take to make freedom real.

Ancient Mesopotamia

release date: Dec 15, 2018
Ancient Mesopotamia
Located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modern-day Iraq, the region known as Mesopotamia, Greek for "between two rivers," is often called the "cradle of civilization." The region is known for the rise of the first cities, as well as the invention of writing. Readers will discover that the various empires of the region, like Babylon and Sumer, made many important contributions to law, politics, mathematics, and agriculture. Simple text and full-color photographs will engage struggling and reluctant readers alike. Maps and a timeline of key dates provide additional information.

A Century of Excellence in Measurements, Standards, and Technology

release date: Feb 06, 2018
A Century of Excellence in Measurements, Standards, and Technology
Established by Congress in 1901, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has a long and distinguished history as the custodian and disseminator of the United States'' standards of physical measurement. Having reached its centennial anniversary, the NBS/NIST reflects on and celebrates its first century with this book describing some of its seminal contributions to science and technology. Within these pages are 102 vignettes that describe some of the Institute''s classic publications. Each vignette relates the context in which the publication appeared, its impact on science, technology, and the general public, and brief details about the lives and work of the authors. The groundbreaking works depicted include: A breakthrough paper on laser-cooling of atoms below the Doppler limit, which led to the award of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics to William D. Phillips The official report on the development of the radio proximity fuse, one of the most important new weapons of World War II The 1932 paper reporting the discovery of deuterium in experiments that led to Harold Urey''s1934 Nobel Prize for Chemistry A review of the development of the SEAC, the first digital computer to employ stored programs and the first to process images in digital form The first paper demonstrating that parity is not conserved in nuclear physics, a result that shattered a fundamental concept of theoretical physics and led to a Nobel Prize for T. D. Lee and C. Y. Yang "Observation of Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Dilute Atomic Vapor," a 1995 paper that has already opened vast new areas of research A landmark contribution to the field of protein crystallography by Wlodawer and coworkers on the use of joint x-ray and neutron diffraction to determine the structure of proteins

Managerial Communication

release date: Jan 20, 2018
Managerial Communication
A Practical, Strategic Approach to Managerial Communication Managerial Communication: Strategies and Applications focuses on communication skills and strategies that managers need to be successful in today’s workplace. Known for its holistic overview of communication, solid research base, and focus on managerial competencies, this text continues to be the market leader in the field. In the Seventh Edition, author Geraldine E. Hynes and new co-author Jennifer R. Veltsos preserve the book’s strategic perspective and include new updates to reflect the modern workplace. The new edition adds a chapter on visual communication that explains how to design documents, memorable presentations, and impactful graphics. New coverage of virtual teams, virtual presentations, and online communication help students avoid common pitfalls when using technology. "This is probably the best book on Managerial Communication in the market." –Astrid Sheil, California State University San Bernardino

The Lady

release date: Nov 01, 2020
The Lady
IN the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal, of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts. He was greatly given to self-communing, and, when he and himself agreed upon anything, the thing was done. When every member of his domestic and political systems moved smoothly in its appointed course, his nature was bland and genial; but, whenever there was a little hitch, and some of his orbs got out of their orbits, he was blander and more genial still, for nothing pleased him so much as to make. the crooked straight and crush down uneven places. Among the borrowed notions by which his barbarism had become semified was that of the public arena, in which, by exhibitions of manly and beastly valor, the minds of his subjects were refined and cultured.

Romanticism

release date: Jul 06, 2017
Romanticism
First published in 1969, this work traces the evolution of Romanticism and in doing so, demonstrates its novelty as an imaginative and emotional perception of the world in contrast to the rationalistic approach which was dominant in the seventeenth century. It identifies the fundamental similarities between Romantic writing in England, France and Germany as well as their differences brought about by divergent literary and social backgrounds. The book is concluded by a review of the problems that arise from a simple definition of Romanticism.

Before European Hegemony

release date: Jul 05, 2017
Before European Hegemony
The modern vision of the world as one dominated by one or more superpowers begs the question of how best to understand the world-system that existed before the rise of the first modern powers. Janet Abu-Lughod''s solution to this problem, in this highly influential work, is that Before European Hegemony, a predominantly insular, agrarian world was dominated by groups of mercantile city-states that traded with one another on equal terms across a series of interlocking areas of influence. In this reading of history, China and Japan, the kingdoms of India, Muslim caliphates, the Byzantine Empire and European maritime republics alike enjoyed no absolute dominance over their neighbours and commercial partners - and the egalitarian international trading network that they built endured until European advances in weaponry and ship types introduced radical instability to the system. Abu-Lughod''s portrait of a more balanced world is a masterpiece of synthesis driven by one highly creative idea: her world system of interlocking spheres of influence quite literally connected masses of evidence together in new ways. A triumph of fine critical thinking.

The Gentleman's Magazine

release date: Apr 29, 2020
The Gentleman's Magazine
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We''re happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Deuteronomy

release date: Mar 08, 2017
Deuteronomy
This book on Deuteronomy seeks to place before a broad audience of students and lay readers one of the important books among the first five books (together called the Pentateuch) in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. It lifts up major themes in the book, one of the most prominent being Moses as prophet par excellence. Deuteronomy is the Old Testament''s major book on law and covenant, re-presenting the Ten Commandments given to Israel at Mount Horeb (also known as Sinai). But the book is more concerned to present the Deuteronomic Code (in chapters 12-26) taught to Israel in the plains of Moab, just before Moses dies and Israel is to cross the Jordan River into Canaan. The writer of Deuteronomy is not Moses, as stated in the Jewish Talmud, but most likely a Levitical priest in the late eighth or early seventh century BC who assumes the persona of Moses in Judahite worship. Two old poems, the Song of Moses (32:1-43) and the Blessing of Moses (chapter 33), appear in a final supplement to the book, which then closes with an account of Moses''s death and burial in Moab.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics 2016: Sustainable economies in the information economy

release date: Dec 31, 2016
Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics 2016: Sustainable economies in the information economy
Cape Town, South Africa, 7 Sept. 2016 – 8 Sept. 2016. Theme: Sustainable economies in the information economy. Purpose: To share the quality academic papers presented at the International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics (ICBMD) held from 7 to 8 September 2016 at African Pride Crystal Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. As grey literature, the proceedings are the contributions made by researchers at the conference and are considered the written record of the work that was presented to fellow conference delegates. Methodology: The methodology used varies from researcher to researcher but are suitable for the studies conducted. Thus, on the one hand, studies that were subjective in nature used the interpretive paradigm, where the qualitative approach adopted made used of the interview method to collect data. On the other hand, studies that were objectively inclined adopted the positivist philosophy and used survey questionnaires to collect data. However, there were some academic papers which used mixed methodology because of the nature of the study. Whatever methodology used adhered to the ethos of the philosophies underpinning the methodology. Contribution made to scholarship: The articles come from individual researchers and each article in the proceedings is unique. Mostly, there is no general argument leading from one contribution to the next. However, it is interesting to note that in the area of economic performance it was evident that real exchange rate and net foreign direct investment contribute more towards innovations in economic growth. With regard to human capital development, papers presented evidence that there exists a definite need to explore the phenomenon of personal branding as limited scientific academic research has been done within the field of personal branding or on elements of the topic. Thus, the outcome argues that personal branding has an influence on leadership style which in turn impacts on organisational performance and related hygiene factors. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that current methods or strategies for enforcing institutionalisation of knowledge sharing within an organisation have not been successful, and, as such, new strategies are needed to reinforce efforts to nurture and invigorate the institutionalisation of knowledge sharing within an organisation. With regard to technology and big data impact on organisational performance, it was evident that system performance, memory consumption and CPU utilisation can be used as criteria to compare and evaluate big data technologies to improve organisational performance. Most of the articles’ contribution reemphasised technology education and training as a means of digitising business and improving effectiveness. Target audience: The target readership is academic researchers and business leaders who require access to the latest developments in the fields of economics, information management, business, education, development studies, social sciences and technology. It is also for policymakers and other stakeholders who need a better understanding of the impact of new developments on existing policies and regulations for their review or amendment.

Wireless Sensor Networks

release date: Nov 02, 2016
Wireless Sensor Networks
This book presents a comprehensive overview of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) with an emphasis on security, coverage, and localization. It offers a structural treatment of WSN building blocks including hardware and protocol architectures and also provides a systems-level view of how WSNs operate. These building blocks will allow readers to program specialized applications and conduct research in advanced topics. A brief introductory chapter covers common applications and communication protocols for WSNs. Next, the authors review basic mathematical models such as Voroni diagrams and Delaunay triangulations. Sensor principles, hardware structure, and medium access protocols are examined. Security challenges ranging from defense strategies to network robustness are explored, along with quality of service measures. Finally, this book discusses recent developments and future directions in WSN platforms. Each chapter concludes with classroom-tested exercises that reinforce key concepts. This book is suitable for researchers and for practitioners in industry. Advanced-level students in electrical engineering and computer science will also find the content helpful as a textbook or reference.

Python

release date: Nov 14, 2016
Python
This book is an introduction to programming concepts that uses Python 3 as the target language. It follows a practical just-in-time presentation – material is given to the student when it is needed. Many examples will be based on games, because Python has become the language of choice for basic game development. Designed as a Year One textbook for introduction to programming classes or for the hobbyist who wants to learn the fundamentals of programming, the text assumes no programming experience. Features: * Introduces programming concepts that use Python 3 * Includes many examples based on video game development * 4-color throughout with game demos on the companion files

Seals and Society

release date: Jun 15, 2016
Seals and Society
Seals and Society arises from a major project investigating seals and their use in medieval Wales, the Welsh March and neighbouring counties in England. The first major study of seals in the context of one part of medieval Western European society, the volume also offers a new perspective on the history of medieval Wales and its periphery by addressing a variety of themes in terms of the insight that seals can offer the historian. Though the present study suggests important regional distinctions in the take-up of seals in medieval Wales, it is also clear that seal usage increased from the later twelfth century and spread widely in Welsh society, especially in those parts of Wales neighbouring England or where there had been an early English incursion. Through a series of chapters, the authors examine the ways in which seals can shed light on the legal, administrative, social and economic history of the period in Wales and its border region. Seals provide unique insights into the choices individuals, men and women, made in representing themselves to the wider world, and this issue is examined closely. Supported by almost 100 images gathered by the project team, the volume is of great interest to those working on seals, their motifs, their use and developments in their usage over the high and later Middle Ages.

Philo of Alexandria

release date: Dec 01, 1988
Philo of Alexandria
The first author in which the traditions of Judaic thought and Greek philosophy flow together in a significant way is Philo of Alexandria. This study presents a detailed and comprehensive examination of Philo''s knowledge and utilization of the most popular philosophical work of his day, the "Timaeus" of Plato. A kind of "commentary" is given on all passages in Philo''s oeuvre in which the "Timaeus" is used or referred to, followed by a "synthetic" account of the influence that it had on Philo''s thought.

Volleyball

release date: Sep 29, 2015
Volleyball
Cover the court with confidence by mastering the essentials of the game. Volleyball: Steps to Success offers a comprehensive, progressive approach with a proven system for learning, expert instruction, crisp illustrations, and 60 drills to improve play on both sides of the net. Volleyball: Steps to Success establishes a solid foundation by detailing proper footwork and posture before moving on to the individual skills of serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and digging. Recent changes in the game, such as the addition of the libero position and rally scoring, are highlighted in the team-oriented steps covering offense, defense, transitioning, and out-of-system play. The carefully selected drills and step-by-step instruction speed the development process, and the scoring system for each drill and step helps gauge progress along the way. Aces, kills, blocks, digs, and assists are at your fingertips. With Volleyball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success sports series (more than 1.5 million copies sold), you can become a complete player in any formation.

Complex Analysis

release date: May 26, 2015
Complex Analysis
A thorough introduction to the theory of complex functions emphasizing the beauty, power, and counterintuitive nature of the subject Written with a reader-friendly approach, Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory features a self-contained, concise development of the fundamental principles of complex analysis. After laying groundwork on complex numbers and the calculus and geometric mapping properties of functions of a complex variable, the author uses power series as a unifying theme to define and study the many rich and occasionally surprising properties of analytic functions, including the Cauchy theory and residue theorem. The book concludes with a treatment of harmonic functions and an epilogue on the Riemann mapping theorem. Thoroughly classroom tested at multiple universities, Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory features: Plentiful exercises, both computational and theoretical, of varying levels of difficulty, including several that could be used for student projects Numerous figures to illustrate geometric concepts and constructions used in proofs Remarks at the conclusion of each section that place the main concepts in context, compare and contrast results with the calculus of real functions, and provide historical notes Appendices on the basics of sets and functions and a handful of useful results from advanced calculus Appropriate for students majoring in pure or applied mathematics as well as physics or engineering, Complex Analysis: A Modern First Course in Function Theory is an ideal textbook for a one-semester course in complex analysis for those with a strong foundation in multivariable calculus. The logically complete book also serves as a key reference for mathematicians, physicists, and engineers and is an excellent source for anyone interested in independently learning or reviewing the beautiful subject of complex analysis.

Eating Disorders

release date: Aug 14, 2014
Eating Disorders
It has been estimated that as many as 15 million people suffer or will suffer from anorexia and bulimia at some point in their lives. Additional statistics suggest that 25 million more suffer from binge eating and other related behaviors. The overwhelming majority of individuals who suffer from eating disorders are girls and young women between the ages of 12 and 25, but young males are not immune to these addictions—and the statistics grow more alarming every year. Eating disorders affect not only those who suffer from them, but family members and friends who feel powerless to help. In Eating Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica R. Greene offers hope for the young women and men who have engaged in these self-destructive urges. In this book, Greene examines the causes and varieties of teen eating disorders and offers advice on how to overcome them. The author looks at how eating disorders are defined, how common they are, and how they are tied into behavioral addictions. In addition to explaining how and why certain people suffer from these compulsions, this book looks at: Social and Cultural Pressures High Risk Groups Myths and Stereotypes Health Repercussions Methods of Prevention Intervention Strategies Treatment Options Recovery Intended to serve as a comprehensive guide, this book also includes a list of resources for teens and their parents. Drawing on input from experts in the field, as well as real-life stories, Eating Disorders: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help young adults who are struggling with this devastating affliction.

Beginnings

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Beginnings
INSPECTOR KATE MARTINELLI has worked the SFPD''s Homicide Detail for nearly thirty years. She knows all about how a cop builds a case bit by bit to create a clear story from the scattered pieces of evidence. Until the day her fifteen-year-old daughter, Nora, happens to ask about an aunt she''d never met. Kate''s kid sister died in the 1980s, a wild young woman who lost control of a car and hit a tree, end of story ... except it isn''t. Because once Kate begins to look, seeking to reassure Nora that it was only a senseless accident and not the suicide a small town''s gossip made it, she starts to find pieces that don''t fit the picture. Holes in the evidence. Mismatched fragments that change the story Kate has told herself all these years-the story that for her, was the beginning of everything. What did happen in Diamond Lake that night? Was it an accident, or a hushed-up suicide? Or was her sister''s death something darker yet?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

release date: May 02, 2014
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
New edition explores contemporary MRI principles and practices Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded, the second edition of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design remains the preeminent text in its field. Using consistent nomenclature and mathematical notations throughout all the chapters, this new edition carefully explains the physical principles of magnetic resonance imaging design and implementation. In addition, detailed figures and MR images enable readers to better grasp core concepts, methods, and applications. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Second Edition begins with an introduction to fundamental principles, with coverage of magnetization, relaxation, quantum mechanics, signal detection and acquisition, Fourier imaging, image reconstruction, contrast, signal, and noise. The second part of the text explores MRI methods and applications, including fast imaging, water-fat separation, steady state gradient echo imaging, echo planar imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and induced magnetism. Lastly, the text discusses important hardware issues and parallel imaging. Readers familiar with the first edition will find much new material, including: New chapter dedicated to parallel imaging New sections examining off-resonance excitation principles, contrast optimization in fast steady-state incoherent imaging, and efficient lower-dimension analogues for discrete Fourier transforms in echo planar imaging applications Enhanced sections pertaining to Fourier transforms, filter effects on image resolution, and Bloch equation solutions when both rf pulse and slice select gradient fields are present Valuable improvements throughout with respect to equations, formulas, and text New and updated problems to test further the readers'' grasp of core concepts Three appendices at the end of the text offer review material for basic electromagnetism and statistics as well as a list of acquisition parameters for the images in the book. Acclaimed by both students and instructors, the second edition of Magnetic Resonance Imaging offers the most comprehensive and approachable introduction to the physics and the applications of magnetic resonance imaging.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

release date: Nov 15, 2013
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The definitive eBook edition of the New York Times bestselling classic named #1 Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century by Forbes. Since its first publication in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Influential People has been translated into more than forty languages and sold tens of millions of copies around the world. Stephen R. Covey’s timeless wisdom has inspired people of all ages and walks of life to not only improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. This definitive eBook edition includes forwards by Stephen R. Covey, Jim Collins, and Covey’s children. “Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.”—Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human

The Spanish Flu

release date: Aug 20, 2013
The Spanish Flu
The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic is now widely recognized as the most devastating disease outbreak in recorded history. This cultural history reconstructs Spaniards'' experience of the flu and traces the emergence of various competing narratives that arose in response to bacteriology''s failure to explain and contain the disease''s spread.

Birds of the Sierra Nevada

release date: Jun 17, 2013
Birds of the Sierra Nevada
This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen. In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.

Bubbles, Drops, and Particles

release date: Apr 22, 2013
Bubbles, Drops, and Particles
This volume offers a unified treatment and critical review of the literature related to the fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer of single bubbles, drops, and particles. 1978 edition.

Oscillators and Oscillator Systems

release date: Apr 17, 2013
Oscillators and Oscillator Systems
In many electronic systems, such as telecommunication or measurement systems, oscillations play an essential role in the information processing. Each electronic system poses different requirements on these oscillations, depending on the type and performance level of that specific system. It is the designer''s challenge to find the specifications for the desired oscillation and to implement an electronic circuit meeting these specifications. As the desired oscillations have to fulfill many requirements, the design process can become very complex. To find an optimal solution, the designer requires a design methodology that is preferably completely top-down oriented. To achieve such a methodology, it must be assured that each property of the system can be optimized independently of all other properties. Oscillators and Oscillator Systems: Classification, Analysis and Synthesis takes a systematic approach to the design of high-performance oscillators and oscillator systems. A fundamental classification of oscillators, based on their internal timing references, forms the basis of this approach. The classification enables the designer to make strategic design decisions at a high hierarchical level of the design process. Techniques, derived from the systematic approach, are supplied to the designer to enable him or her to bring the performance of the system as close as possible to the fundamental limits. Oscillators and Oscillator Systems: Classification, Analysis and Synthesis is an excellent reference for researchers and circuit designers, and may be used as a text for advanced courses on the topic.

Better Business

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Better Business
"Leading college textbook to give students and teachers a powerful learning tool that captures the evolving tools of business"--
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