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

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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: 2831

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: 2012

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: 5806

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.

Scientific American


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.

The Strange Death of Europe

Immigration, Identity, Islam


Author: Douglas Murray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942221

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4901

The Sunday Times number one bestseller The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them. Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, the book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of Europe – one hopeful, one pessimistic – which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next.

Draw Bridge

A Draw-Your-Own Adventure


Author: Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452160979

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6843

To move from one side of the page to another, simply draw a bridge. Draw a bridge of wooden planks, or perhaps an impressive suspension bridge. Or a slide. Or a clothesline. Or a flying horse. As the world sprawls ever forward through the book, users' imaginations create the connections across an ever-expanding, ever-more-unusual landscape. Wordless pages filled with beautiful, odd landscapes give users backgrounds to draw the bridges of their wildest imagination. This inventive take on a coloring book functions like an analog video game, different for every user, engaging for every mind.

Dancing With Jesus

Warning: Not Politically Correct


Author: Doug Curnayn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479723444

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 2654

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: 6610

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: 2820

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).

Writing Secure Code


Author: David LeBlanc,Michael Howard

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735637407

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 5670

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.

From Sea to Shining Sea


Author: James Alexander Thom

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307763129

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 9235

"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. From the Paperback edition.

The Road to Three Creeks


Author: Caron Todd

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459226658

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8031

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: 7506

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.

Chicago River Bridges


Author: Patrick T. McBriarty

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252097254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 5865

Chicago River Bridgespresents the untold history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wood footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. It is the story of Chicago as seen through its bridges, for it has been the bridges that proved critical in connecting and reconnecting the people, industry, and neighborhoods of a city that is constantly remaking itself. In this book, author Patrick T. McBriarty shows how generations of Chicagoans built (and rebuilt) the thriving city trisected by the Chicago River and linked by its many crossings. This comprehensive guidebook chronicles more than 175 bridges spanning 55 locations along the Main Channel, South Branch, and North Branch of the Chicago River. With new full-color photography of existing bridges and more than one hundred black and white images of bridges past, the book unearths the rich history of Chicago's downtown bridges from the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the often forgotten bridges that once connected thoroughfares such as Rush, Erie, Taylor, and Polk Streets. Throughout, McBriarty delivers new research into the bridges' architectural designs, engineering innovations, and their impact on Chicagoans' daily lives, explaining how the dominance of the "Chicago-style" bascule drawbridge influenced the style and mechanics of bridges worldwide. Interspersed throughout are the human dramas that played out on and around the bridges, such as the floods of 1849 and 1992, the cattle crossing collapse of the Rush Street Bridge, or Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci's Michigan Avenue Bridge jump. A confluence of Chicago history, urban design, and engineering lore, Chicago River Bridges illustrates Chicago's significant contribution to drawbridge innovation and the city's emergence as the drawbridge capital of the world.

Great Expectations


Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 184989535X

Category: Fiction

Page: 523

View: 7401

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.