Sorted Books

Author: Nina Katchadourian

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452126860

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 1417

Delighting in the look and feel of books, conceptual artist Nina Katchadourian's playful photographic series proves that books' covers—or more specifically, their spines—can speak volumes. Over the past two decades, Katchadourian has perused libraries across the globe, selecting, stacking, and photographing groupings of two, three, four, or five books so that their titles can be read as sentences, creating whimsical narratives from the text found there. Thought-provoking, clever, and at times laugh-out-loud funny (one cluster of titles from the Akron Museum of Art's research library consists of: Primitive Art/Just Imagine/Picasso/Raised by Wolves), Sorted Books is an enthralling collection of visual poems full of wry wit and bookish smarts.

Algorithms Unplugged

Author: Berthold Vöcking,Helmut Alt,Martin Dietzfelbinger,Rüdiger Reischuk,Christian Scheideler,Heribert Vollmer,Dorothea Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642153280

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 1326

Algorithms specify the way computers process information and how they execute tasks. Many recent technological innovations and achievements rely on algorithmic ideas – they facilitate new applications in science, medicine, production, logistics, traffic, communi¬cation and entertainment. Efficient algorithms not only enable your personal computer to execute the newest generation of games with features unimaginable only a few years ago, they are also key to several recent scientific breakthroughs – for example, the sequencing of the human genome would not have been possible without the invention of new algorithmic ideas that speed up computations by several orders of magnitude. The greatest improvements in the area of algorithms rely on beautiful ideas for tackling computational tasks more efficiently. The problems solved are not restricted to arithmetic tasks in a narrow sense but often relate to exciting questions of nonmathematical flavor, such as: How can I find the exit out of a maze? How can I partition a treasure map so that the treasure can only be found if all parts of the map are recombined? How should I plan my trip to minimize cost? Solving these challenging problems requires logical reasoning, geometric and combinatorial imagination, and, last but not least, creativity – the skills needed for the design and analysis of algorithms. In this book we present some of the most beautiful algorithmic ideas in 41 articles written in colloquial, nontechnical language. Most of the articles arose out of an initiative among German-language universities to communicate the fascination of algorithms and computer science to high-school students. The book can be understood without any prior knowledge of algorithms and computing, and it will be an enlightening and fun read for students and interested adults.

ReactJS by Example - Building Modern Web Applications with React

Author: Vipul A M,Prathamesh Sonpatki

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785282743

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 2741

Get up and running with ReactJS by developing five cutting-edge and responsive projects About This Book Create pragmatic real-world applications while learning React and its modern developer tools Build sustainable user interfaces by transforming data into components of UI Learn how to generate reusable ReactJS components effectively Who This Book Is For If you are a web developer and wish to learn ReactJS from scratch, then this book is tailor-made for you. Good understanding of Javascript, HTML, and CSS is expected. What You Will Learn Create, reuse, and compose React components using JSX Share data between various React components and techniques for data flow within a React app Handle user interactions with the help of event handlers and dynamic components Set up and use various next generation ES2015/ES6 features with React Understand the performance and immutability features of React using React add-ons Learn the techniques of Animation in React Use data stores to store model-related data and information Create a flux-based React application by using Reflux library In Detail ReactJS is an open-source JavaScript library that brings the power of reactive programming to web applications and sites. It aims to address the challenges encountered in developing single-page applications, and is intended to help developers build large, easily scalable and changing web apps. Starting with a project on Open Library API, you will be introduced to React and JSX before moving on to learning about the life cycle of a React component. In the second project, building a multi-step wizard form, you will learn about composite dynamic components and perform DOM actions. You will also learn about building a fast search engine by exploring server-side rendering in the third project on a search engine application. Next, you will build a simple frontpage for an e-commerce app in the fourth project by using data models and React add-ons. In the final project you will develop a complete social media tracker by using the flux way of defining React apps and know about the best practices and use cases with the help of ES6 and redux. By the end of this book, you will not only have a good understanding of ReactJS but will also have built your very own responsive frontend applications from scratch. Style and approach An easy-to-follow program to learn ReactJS with the help of real world projects. Each topic is explained within the context of a project and provides plenty of tips and tricks for using ReactJS.

Practice with Purpose

Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6

Author: Debbie Diller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103953

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 5300

Shows teachers how to establish and manage literacy learning centers, small areas of the classroom that contain supplies allowing for self-directed learning.

The Books They Gave Me

True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit

Author: Jen Adams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 8731

This beautiful full-color treasury of stories about gift book-giving celebrates the enduring power of literature: stories of significant books people have received and what those books mean to them. THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as “This made me think of you,” but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous—but all are illuminating. Jen Adams collected nearly two hundred of the most provocative stories submitted to the tumblr blog to capture the many ways books can change our lives and loves, revealing volumes about the relationships that inspired the gifts. These stories are, by turns, romantic, cynical, funny, dark, and hopeful. There’s the poorly thought out gift of Lolita from a thirty-year-old man to a teenage girl. There’s the couple who tried to read Ulysses together over the course of their long-distance relationship and never finished it. There’s the girl whose school library wouldn’t allow her to check out Fahrenheit 451, but who received it at Christmas with the note, “Little Sister: Read everything you can. Subvert Authority! Love always, your big brother.” These are stories of people falling in love, regretting mistakes, and finding hope. Together they constitute a love letter to the book as physical object and inspiration. Illustrated in full color with the jackets of beloved editions, The Books They Gave Me is, above all, an uplifting testament to the power of literature.

Sorted! (Agent Alfie, Book 2)

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007347359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9557

A hilarious new series for younger readers, following the misadventures of an ordinary boy at an extraordinary school for young spies...

Advanced ASP.NET AJAX Server Controls For .NET Framework 3.5

Author: Adam Calderon,Joel Rumerman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132701488

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 4398

ASP.NET AJAX server controls can encapsulate even the most powerful AJAX functionality, helping you build more elegant, maintainable, and scalable applications. This is the first comprehensive, code-rich guide to custom ASP.NET AJAX server controls for experienced ASP.NET developers. Unlike other books on ASP.NET AJAX, this book focuses solely on server control development and reflects the significant improvements in ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX and the latest Visual Studio 2008 features for streamlining AJAX development Adam Calderon and Joel Rumerman first review the core Microsoft AJAX Library and JavaScript techniques needed to support a rich client-side experience. Next, they build upon these techniques showing how to create distributable AJAX-enabled controls that include rich browser-independent JavaScript client-side functionality. The authors thoroughly explain both the JavaScript and .NET aspects of control development and how these two distinct environments come together to provide a foundation for building a rich user experience using ASP.NET AJAX. Create object-oriented cross-browser JavaScript that supports .NET style classes, interfaces, inheritance, and method overloading Work with components, behaviors, and controls, and learn how they relate to DOM elements Learn Sys.Application and the part it plays in object creation, initialization, and events in the Microsoft AJAX Library Build Extender and Script controls that provide integrated script generation for their corresponding client-side counterparts Localize ASP.NET AJAX controls including client script Discover ASP.NET AJAX client and server communication architecture and the new support for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Understand ASP.NET AJAX Application Services Create custom Application Services Design controls for a partial postback environment Understand the AJAX Control Toolkit architecture and the many features it provides Develop highly interactive controls using the AJAX Control Toolkit Understand AJAX Control Toolkit architecture and build controls that utilize the toolkit

Data Structures and Abstractions with Java

Author: Frank M. Carrano

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 013237045X

Category: Computers

Page: 998

View: 8713

Using the latest features of Java 5, this unique object-oriented presentation introduces readers to data structures via thirty, manageable chapters. KEY FeaturesTOPICS: Introduces each ADT in its own chapter, including examples or applications. Provides aA variety of exercises and projects, plus additional self-assessment questions throughout. the text Includes generic data types as well as enumerations, for-each loops, the interface Iterable, the class Scanner, assert statements, and autoboxing and unboxing. Identifies important Java code as a Listing. Provides NNotes and Pprogramming Ttips in each chapter. For programmers and software engineers interested in learning more about data structures and abstractions.

Märchen und Erzählungen für Anfänger

Erster Teil

Author: H. Guerber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783337199203


Page: 216

View: 7017

Märchen und Erzählungen für Anfänger - Erster Teil ist ein unveränderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernährung, Medizin und weiteren Genres. Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur. Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitäten erhältlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bücher neu und trägt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch für die Zukunft bei.

Stable Strategies and Others

Author: Eileen Gunn

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1616960892

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2601

This collection of tightly crafted, highly imaginative short stories employs surrealist, satirical, and fantastical devices to explore politics, class, and gender. From creatively homicidal bioengineering to counter the stresses of climbing the corporate ladder, to a woman who loses a sock at the laundromat and finds she’s missing a bit of her soul, these science-fiction gems showcase an award-winning writer’s compelling vision of the universe. Computer pioneers, cross-country skiers, and aliens figure into these literary stories that challenge the boundaries of imagination with quirky, anti-establishment characters and visionary technological extrapolation.

Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4

Author: Sarah F. Mahurt,Ruth E. Metcalfe,Margaret A. Gwyther

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294526

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3781

Help all learners transition successfully from beginning to intermediate literacy levels with these classroom-tested instructional strategies and specialized assessment tools for word study, reading, and writing.


Author: Michele Bossley

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554697271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5319

Trevor, Nick and Robyn are hot on the trail of the sandwich thief when they learn that more than food has gone missing at school. A valuable hockey book has been stolen from the library, and the librarian might lose her job if it isn’t found. Who would steal a hockey book? Could it be Robyn’s arch-nemesis and hockey enthusiast, Cray? Or could it be the Oilers fan, Ms. Thorson? The kids are determined to solve these mysteries even though their sleuthing efforts land them in trouble at every turn.

Asante Mamsapu

Author: E. Cory-King

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466985321

Category: Travel

Page: 244

View: 1541

The book chronicles the life of an Austrian couple and their young daughter, who came to live in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in the late 1920s. It describes how the head of the family, the future Government Sociologist of Tanzania, started out as a wealthy planter, and was then forced by the world economic situation into looking for other work, which took the family all over the country. It tells of their lives under very basic conditions and how his wife and daughter had to cope with their changed circumstances. The story also contrasts the life of the daughter in the African countryside with her experiences in a brand-new Mission school. The book shows how despite hardship, the family managed to make the best of their lives, having adventures along the way. It records the friendship they enjoyed with the Africans, and the interest the family had in their lives, their music and dance.

We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0375984402

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9520

A New York Times Bestseller One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (New York Times) "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents." —Wall Street Journal "A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten." — "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars "You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending." —Breia Brissey, Entertainment Weekly A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." —New York Times Book Review "No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is...[Lockhart's] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic." —The Chicago Tribune

The Essential Friends of Libraries

Fast Facts, Forms, and Tips

Author: Sandy Dolnick

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908563

Category: Education

Page: 99

View: 4925

"Developed out of the questions that regularly come into FOLUSA'S main desk, this comprehensive, accessible resource is a one-stop treasure trove of information about the organization, personnel, finances, fund-raising, programs, and legal aspects of Friends groups. Peppered with the insights and opinions of Dolnick, and refined by her years of conversations with librarians, suppliers, trustees, and leaders from the Friends network, this volume includes a host of useful tips for successful fund-raising and answers for last-minute emergencies. She also shares Friends groups' best practices and provides often-used documents that can be customized with a mouse click.".

Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Sexual Science and Clinical Practice

Author: Richard C. Friedman,Jennifer I. Downey

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504896

Category: Social Science

Page: 363

View: 5289

This book bridges psychoanalytic thought and sexual science. It brings sexuality back to the center of psychoanalysis and shows how important it is for students of human sexuality to understand motives that are often irrational and unconscious. The authors present a new perspective about male and female development, emphasizing the ways in which sexual orientation and homophobia appear early in life. The clinical section of the book focuses on the psychodynamics and treatment of homophobia and internalized homophobia.

From Stuffed to Sorted

Your Essential Guide To Organising, Room By Room

Author: MaryAnne Bennie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0730378276

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

View: 8129

Your Essential Guide to Organisation, Room By Room: Your Essential Guide to Organising, Room By Room.


Author: John McGuire

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1844882438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9739

When it looked like his businesses were going down the tubes John McGuire slept in his office and started a battle for financial survival. He knows what it's like to see everything you've worked for about to collapse around your ears. He knows what it's like to lie awake at night wondering how you're going to deal with the bank the next day. He knows what it's like to get up in the morning determined to somehow figure out a way out of the mess and to create a viable plan for survival and, indeed, a vision for the future. He's done it and he believes the principles he's used to save his business can help everyone. It's all about taking a long hard look at reality and realising that there are always options. In Sorted! - through a mixture of startling personal revelations and sound professional advice - he tells you how you too can survive and thrive in these turbulent economic times. Sorted! is essential reading for the anyone who cares about their financial future

Sorting at the Park

Author: Cynthia Swain

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410860361

Category: Mathematics

Page: 16

View: 8575

In this book, objects at the park are sorted by common features.

Der Mensch ist gut


Author: Leonhard Frank

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841210996

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 6627

Momente berührender Menschlichkeit. Leonhard Frank musste 1915 in die Schweiz fliehen: Der überzeugte Pazifist hatte seine Gesinnung kundgetan und den Journalisten Felix Stössinger im Berliner Café des Westens geohrfeigt, als dieser die Versenkung des britischen Passagierschiffs RMS Lusitania als Heldentat bezeichnete. Franks Novellen gegen den Krieg, die in der Schweiz unter dem Sammeltitel „Der Mensch ist gut“ erschienen, sind ein klares, berührendes Plädoyer gegen diesen menschenverachtenden Zustand der Welt. Sie wurden während des Ersten Weltkrieges heimlich an deutsche Frontsoldaten verschickt.