Drawbridge Up

Mathematics--A Cultural Anathema


Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press


Category: Mathematics

Page: 48

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This bilingual (German/English) edition of the talk given at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin, 1998, with illustrations by K. H. Hofmann and an introduction by David Mumford, discusses the role of mathematics within our culture.

Treehouses and Playhouses You Can Build


Author: Jeanie Stiles

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423608066

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 7424

Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build shows how average "do-it-yourself" families can easily and affordably bring to life a "Hobbit's Treehouse," a "Pirate's Playhouse," or a "Crow's Nest" in their own backyards! There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store-and Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build.

We Count, We Matter

Voice, Choice and the Death of Distance


Author: Christopher Steed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351394150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 8134

This book examines the meaning of Brexit, the election of Trump and the rising tide of populist revolt on the right amidst the collapse of the left. Exploring the reaction against the establishment or ‘the system’, the author contends that we are witnessing a new divide between those who wish to see an interconnected world and those who seek distance: as transport and technology shrink the world, we witness a backlash that favours protectionism and opposes immigration. Distance is the new frontier: for some, remote players are rejected in favour of identities closer to home. This divide plays out in relation to the notion of ‘face’, as individuals react to ‘faceless’ organisations and processes such as globalisation and automation, responding to a sense of alienation on social media and developing a conception of themselves as networked individuals. Thus, we move towards a type of society characterised not by honour and dishonour, or right and wrong, but by voice and choice. A fascinating and very accessible analysis of the divisions and transformations that have come to dominate the contemporary landscape, this book will appeal to political leaders and social scientists with interests in globalisation, social movements and social theory.

Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Flora the Dress-Up Fairy


Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545359678

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 459

Rachel and Kirsty have been invited to a magnificent costume ball ---- but will it be ruined by Jack Frost and his wicked goblins? This is our tenth Rainbow Magic Special Edition. Dress-up drama! Kirsty's cousin is throwing a fancy costume ball in a castle -- and Kirsty and Rachel are invited! It should be just like a fairy tale. But Jack Frost is planning his own chaotic costume party. If his goblins snag Flora the Dress-Up Fairy's three magical objects, the girls' costume ball will be a royal disaster! Can Rachel and Kirsty help Flora save the day . . . and the party? Find the enchanted objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition, and help save the dress-up magic!



Author: Peter Thompson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326760831

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 4436

The fight against a parasitic invader on Earth would take Marcus Cobb into space only to find that other worlds were also fighting a war of attrition against this invader of worlds. Worlds that were further advanced than his own. Marcus Cobb was found to have a mind that could fight the Lowi menace, his mind being so strong that he wouldn't succumb to their mind control. He was to join a task force for the united nations of sentient beings, a force dedicated to fighting this Lowi invader, and so his life would change beyond recognition, so much so that he could never return to earth.

Dancing With Jesus

Warning: Not Politically Correct


Author: Doug Curnayn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479723444

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 6830

This book explores subjects like faith, works, politics, evolution, creation, racism, abortion, sexual, drug, and alcohol addiction, charismatic and traditional beliefs, miracles, why believe the Bible, does God exist, the carnal man, the Christian man, the rise of militant homosexuals, what was the Beginning, and does God send people to hell who don't have Jesus in their heart even if they never heard of Him? "Dancing with Jesus" by Doug Curnayn will show you new ways of thinking that you may not have considered before. It just may cause you to realize that you re not a real Christian, but only a religious person who thinks you are one. It could show you the way to the salvation of your eternal soul. You owe it to yourself to check it out. Don't pretend your way to hell. Be sure of your salvation. It's the most important thing you will ever do. Even if you don't need this book, go ahead and buy it, and give it to someone who does need it.

Apartment Model Trains

Two Examples


Author: Mike J. Scheerens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479746452

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5710

The whole point of this book is simply to show another approach to doing Model Trains. Instead of a board with an oval and few switch tracks, you can do much larger while taking up less space. And you can create and not be limited. My model trains mostly sat in boxes until I did what I showed in this book. And the hobby was then no longer a toy and a lot more fun after that, and I am never going back. Thank you for reading, Mike J. Scheerens

Orphan Quest

A Tale from the Planet of Legends


Author: KE Milrona

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332480

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 3367

Coerced by the enigmatic Rum Lin, Jason must find a way to triumph over an ancient evil. To do this, he must find seven objects and reform the White Dragon of Ages Past. Jasons only hope of returning home is to keep his true identity secret. Even from his companions: Razen, a stalwart soldier with a penchant for languages; the silent Kinet, a young Daryndel; and Flipp, a sharp-tongued redhead, whos secretive past captures Jasons heart. This epic tale takes place on Planet of Legends, a magical world unlike ours yet with echoes of familiarity riddled throughout its vibrant land. Look for the continuation of this saga in DOT (December 2011).

From Sea to Shining Sea

A Novel


Author: James Alexander Thom

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307763129

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 7556

"Splendid...Thom tells the story with humor and eloquence, and a thumping good tale it is, too." THE WASHINGTON POST In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea. This powerfully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired.

Writing Secure Code


Author: David LeBlanc,Michael Howard

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735637407

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 6855

Keep black-hat hackers at bay with the tips and techniques in this entertaining, eye-opening book! Developers will learn how to padlock their applications throughout the entire development process—from designing secure applications to writing robust code that can withstand repeated attacks to testing applications for security flaws. Easily digested chapters reveal proven principles, strategies, and coding techniques. The authors—two battle-scarred veterans who have solved some of the industry’s toughest security problems—provide sample code in several languages. This edition includes updated information about threat modeling, designing a security process, international issues, file-system issues, adding privacy to applications, and performing security code reviews. It also includes enhanced coverage of buffer overruns, Microsoft .NET security, and Microsoft ActiveX development, plus practical checklists for developers, testers, and program managers.

Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam


Author: Douglas Murray

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960921802

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 3269

Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.

The Road to Three Creeks


Author: Caron Todd

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459226658

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1048

For much of the year, some remote areas of northern Canada rest on land so precarious there are no real roads. They're accessible only once the perfect conditions appear. It's no different for certain people. Some say life has passed Emily Moore by. They're wrong. She's just waiting for her moment.… And that moment arrives when she discovers her friend Daniel is missing and a stranger—supposedly Daniel's nephew—is living in his house. Emily has no reason not to believe Matthew Rutherford, but odd things are starting to occur. There are break-ins along Creek Road and no news from Daniel. And then there's the fact that instead of researching the family history, Matthew seems much more interested in Emily.…

Math Everywhere

Deterministic and Stochastic Modelling in Biomedicine, Economics and Industry


Author: G. Aletti,Martin Burger,Alessandra Micheletti,Daniela Morale

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540444467

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

View: 2419

These proceedings report on the conference "Math Everywhere", celebrating the 60th birthday of the mathematician Vincenzo Capasso. The conference promoted ideas Capasso has pursued and shared the open atmosphere he is known for. Topic sections include: Deterministic and Stochastic Systems. Mathematical Problems in Biology, Medicine and Ecology. Mathematical Problems in Industry and Economics. The broad spectrum of contributions to this volume demonstrates the truth of its title: Math is Everywhere, indeed.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 184989535X

Category: Fiction

Page: 523

View: 3378

Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dickens's most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Haversham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip's good-hearted room-mate Herbert Pocket and the pompous Pumblechook. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own great expectations in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him towards maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself. This beautifully presented version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.

The Prisoner Of Zenda


Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788178621821


Page: 144

View: 7236

The Prizoner of Zenda has remained a popular novel for over a hundred years and the land of Ruritania has now taken its place on the map of English fiction and has inspired countless imitations in both literature and films.

Glory and B*llocks

The Truth Behind Ten Defining Events in British History – And the Half-truths, Lies, Mistakes and What We Really Just Don’t Know About Brexit


Author: Colin Brown

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744439

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9089

Did the longbow secure victory at Agincourt or are the English just better in mud? Did Queen Elizabeth I know the Armada had capitulated when she delivered one of the most inspiring speeches in all history? Where did Wellington meet his Waterloo? Was the vote to leave the European Union Britain’s modern Peasants’ Revolt? Colin Brown travels to the sites of some of the most significant events in British history to skewer inaccuracies embedded in popular parlance and reveal the truth behind the stories that make Britain great.



Author: Maria Edgeworth,Richard Lovell Edgeworth

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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A Simple Government

Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)


Author: Mike Huckabee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101475838

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4734

"We need a simple government. Don't get me wrong; I know that many of the nation's problems are highly complex. But I also know that the governing principles that can solve them, if we work together, are simple." Armed with little money but a lot of common sense, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee surprised the nation by coming in second during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. He connected with millions of voters by calling for a smaller, simpler government that would get out of the way when appropriate. (Unfortunately, there weren't quite enough of those voters to prevent the election of Barack Obama.) Since then, President Obama's message has morphed from "hope and change" to "tax and spend" and "borrow and spend" and "over-regulate and spend." The stimulus failed to stop the recession, the deficit exploded to unimaginable heights, and the Democrats jammed through Congress a financial "reform" bill that didn't really reform anything and a healthcare monstrosity that gave the government more power over our personal lives than ever. Meanwhile, Huckabee has continued to be the voice of common sense conservatism, through his television talk show, his radio commentaries, and his lectures around the country. Now he's written a book that sums up the twelve things we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track. These twelve essential truths will have you nodding in agreement, whether you're a Republican, an Independent, or even an open-minded Democrat. They can help us put aside our differences, tone down the partisan rancor, and return to the simple principles of the Founding Fathers: liberty, justice, personal freedom, and civic virtue. And they can help us tackle even the most seemingly complicated of today's problems. For instance: * You can't spend what you don't have; you can't borrow what you can't pay back. Families, businesses, towns, cities, and states all have to balance their budgets or face dire consequences. Why shouldn't the federal government be held to the same standard? And if that means making some hard choices now, it's a far better alternative than saddling our kids and grandkids. * The further you drift from shore, the more likely you are to be lost at sea. The Founders expected the federal government to be subordinate to state and local governments. How can politicians in DC know the best way to help farmers in Iowa, autoworkers in Michigan, or teachers in California? They can't. So every problem should be solved at the most local level capable of solving it. * Bullies in the playground only understand one thing. There's a time and place for diplomacy, but we can't protect the country just by negotiating with our enemies. We need a strong national defense and a counterterrorism policy that focuses on effectiveness, not political correctness. * The most important form of government is the family. In the long run, the only way to ensure prosperity, safety, and equal opportunity is to make sure we raise our children to be ethical and productive citizens. No bureaucracy can replace parents in that essential role, so we have to do everything possible to help parents do their job. A Simple Government will inspire any American looking forward to a better future.