Sorted Books

Author: Nina Katchadourian,Brian Dillon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113297

Category: Design

Page: 174

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Assembled and photographed in various private homes, libraries, and museums, the conceptual artist presents her stacks or "clusters" of books exhibiting creative and playful expressions formed with their titles.
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Practice with Purpose

Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6

Author: Debbie Diller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103953

Category: Education

Page: 217

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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Sorted! (Agent Alfie, Book 2)

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007347359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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

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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 TheBooksTheyGaveMe.com 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.
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Ezekiel's Chariot

Author: Dana Redfield

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612832319

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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Mindy, who has forgotten that dreams can come true, meets Jason, a know-it-all kid who says he came back to Earth to get Mindy's life on track. A thought-provoking and humorous exploration of suburbia, mid-life crisis, despair, hope, and true love against all odds, Ezekiel's Chariot will become a well-worn favorite on your shelf.
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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

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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
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The Partisan Sort

How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans

Author: Matthew Levendusky

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226473678

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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As Washington elites drifted toward ideological poles over the past few decades, did ordinary Americans follow their lead? In The Partisan Sort, Matthew Levendusky reveals that we have responded to this trend—but not, for the most part, by becoming more extreme ourselves. While polarization has filtered down to a small minority of voters, it also has had the more significant effect of reconfiguring the way we sort ourselves into political parties. In a marked realignment since the 1970s—when partisan affiliation did not depend on ideology and both major parties had strong liberal and conservative factions—liberals today overwhelmingly identify with Democrats, as conservatives do with Republicans. This “sorting,” Levendusky contends, results directly from the increasingly polarized terms in which political leaders define their parties. Exploring its far-reaching implications for the American political landscape, he demonstrates that sorting makes voters more loyally partisan, allowing campaigns to focus more attention on mobilizing committed supporters. Ultimately, Levendusky concludes, this new link between party and ideology represents a sea change in American politics.
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