The Original Book of Clods

The Original Book of Clods

Author: Chuck Stepanek

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595273829

Category: Humor

Page: 120

View: 696

"I'm on a seafood diet...whenever I see food, I eat it!!!" "You got a haircut?...I thought you had your ears lowered!!!" "Are you fishing?...or just drowning worms!!!" ...and countless more of those laughable knee-slappers, groaners, and one-liners that may have been funny the first time...or were they?
Categories: Humor

A Voyage in the Clouds

A Voyage in the Clouds

A hilarious fictionalized retelling of the first international balloon flight.

Author: Matthew Olshan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374329549

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 613

A hilarious fictionalized retelling of the first international balloon flight.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Watching Clouds

Watching Clouds

Watching Clouds is the second book in the nature series from children's author and illustrator Tracy Stanley.

Author: Tracy Stanley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0578542161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 168

Watching Clouds is the second book in the nature series from children's author and illustrator Tracy Stanley. This gentle book leads the reader on a wistful journey through the sky and back to earth, while day dreaming images like children laying in the grass watching the clouds and the wind changing the cloud shapes, brings the reader along on this imaginative path. This book helps people remember the old fashioned practice of watching clouds, which can bring calmness and joy.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Clouds

Clouds

"Clouds are inextricably woven into the fabric of culture and survival. This is particularly true in Portland, where the clouds hold a mythic influence over the city.

Author: Ben Young

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:902654868

Category: Artists' books

Page: 127

View: 543

"Clouds are inextricably woven into the fabric of culture and survival. This is particularly true in Portland, where the clouds hold a mythic influence over the city. Clouds affect the industries, architecture, fashion, and food of Portland, as well as the moods and other behaviors of the city's inhabitants. Based on the first taxonomy of clouds, the International Cloud Atlas (1896), Ben Young's Clouds exists at the intersection of art, meteorology, and design. The images in Clouds were created by photographing sculptures representing cloud formations as described by the Atlas. Although that original book now dwells in relative obscurity, it is the most extensive document ever produced dedicated to the description of clouds." - from vendor website, viewed February 2, 2015.
Categories: Artists' books

The Great Clod

The Great Clod

Hulten, Arctic Flora, Kihara's three volumes on Nepal, the U.S.F.S. Atlas of U.S. Trees, an old Shanghai Commercial Press book on forestry in China .

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619026636

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 133

For the full course of his remarkable career, Gary Snyder has continued his study of Eastern culture and philosophies. From the Ainu to the Mongols, from Hokkaido to Kyoto, from the landscapes of China to the backcountry of contemporary Japan, from the temples of Daitokoji to the Yellow River Valley, it is now clear how this work has influenced his poetry, his stance as an environmental and political activist, and his long practice of Zen. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Asia became a vocation for Snyder. While most American writers looked to the capitals of Europe for their inspiration, Sndyer looked East. American letters is profoundly indebted to this geographical choice. Long rumored to exist, The Great Clod collects more than a dozen chapters, several published in The Coevolution Quarterly almost forty years ago when Snyder briefly described this work as "The China Book," and several others, the majority, never before published in any form. "Summer in Hokkaido," "Wild in China," "Ink and Charcoal, " "Stories to Save the World," "Walking the Great Ridge," these essays turn from being memoirs of travel to prolonged considerations of art, culture, natural history and religion. Filled with Snyder's remarkable insights and briskly beautiful descriptions, this collection adds enormously to the major corpus of his work, certain to delight and instruct his readers now and forever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Clouds Above the Hill

Clouds Above the Hill

Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. Volume I describes the growth of Japan's fledgling Meiji state, a major character in the novel.

Author: Ryōtarō Shiba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415508766

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 189

"The original work in the Japanese language, Shiba Ryotaro."
Categories: Social Science

The Read Aloud Cloud

The Read Aloud Cloud

Written by Forrest Brazeal, creator of the popular "FaaS and Furious" webcomic, this lighthearted book is a must-have for techies and non-techies alike.

Author: Forrest Brazeal

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119677629

Category: Computers

Page:

View: 214

What is “the cloud”? Is it here or there? Should it be allowed? Should I even care? Have you ever imagined the internet as a giant Rube Goldberg machine? Or the fast-evolving cloud computing space as a literal jungle filled with prehistoric beasts? Does a data breach look like a neo-noir nightmare full of turned-up coat collars and rain-soaked alleys? Wouldn’t all these vital concepts be easier to understand if they looked as interesting as they are? And wouldn’t they be more memorable if we could explain them in rhyme? Whether you’re a kid or an adult, the answer is: YES! The medicine in this spoonful of sugar is a sneaky-informative tour through the past, present and future of cloud computing, from mainframes to serverless and from the Internet of Things to artificial intelligence. Forrest is a professional explainer whose highly-rated conference talks and viral cartoon graphics have been teaching engineers to cloud for years. He knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. But he has plenty of words, too. Your hotel key, your boarding pass, The card you swipe to pay for gas, The smart TV atop the bar, The entertainment in your car, Your doorbell, toothbrush, thermostat, The vacuum that attacked your cat, They all connect the cloud and you. Maybe they shouldn't, but they do. As a graduation gift (call it “Oh the Places You’ll Go” for engineering students), a cubicle conversation starter, or just a delightfully nerdy bedtime story for your kids, “The Read-Aloud Cloud” will be the definitive introduction to the technologies that everyone uses and nobody understands. You can even read it silently if you want. But good luck with that.
Categories: Computers

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a nineteenth-century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world.

Author: David Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0375507256

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

View: 671

Recounts the connected stories of people from the past and the distant future, from a nineteenth-century notary and an investigative journalist in the 1970s to a young man who searches for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world.
Categories: Fiction

Cloud of Witness

Cloud of Witness

Filled with simple but profound lessons from well-known saints, each page will give your child a short, memorable quote accompanied by a beautiful illustration of the saint who spoke or wrote it.

Author: Katie Warner

Publisher: Tan Books

ISBN: 1505112176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 508

Cloud of Witnesses: A Child's First Book of Saints will be your child's favorite introduction to friendship with the saints in heaven--and probably yours, too! Filled with simple but profound lessons from well-known saints, each page will give your child a short, memorable quote accompanied by a beautiful illustration of the saint who spoke or wrote it. Get ready to fall in love with the wisdom, colors, images, and holy men and women in these pages!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies

Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies

This book will help your customer service departments gain a holistic view of the customers they serve, and provide your customers with meaningful, efficient interactions.

Author: Jon Paz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119010685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 903

Discover how to set up a sophisticated support center for your business in a matter of a few hours with Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies. Service executives, managers, support agents, and system administrators will learn through best practices and step-by-step guidelines how to maximize their usage of Service Cloud to give customer service departments a holistic view of the customers they serve. This book covers: Salesforce.com Service Cloud Basics Handling Customer Issues Improving Your Service Organization's Effectiveness Leveraging Your Organizational Knowledge Recognizing When It Takes a Community Measuring Contact Center Performance Designing Your Service Solution with Force.com Improving Contact Center Productivity Improved internal coordination leads to quicker resolution of customers' questions, which can then lead to improved customer satisfaction, which is critical in this age where opinions can be amplified throughout the Internet. Take advantage of this opportunity to be heard above your competition with the help of Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Who S Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History

Who S Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History

In 1976 Clod published her first book , The Authorized Version and Other In - Fights : articles , poems and fiction about feminism and gender roles .

Author: Robert Aldrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000100754

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 797

First published in 2004. With subjects drawm from politics, the arts and popular culture, Who's Who in Contemporray Gay & Lesbian History, includes 500 entries from a large team of expert international contributors. The geographical scope takes in the whole of the Western world. Includes fascinating information about little-known figures as well as cult icons from World War II to the present day.
Categories: History

Secure Cloud Computing

Secure Cloud Computing

This book presents a range of cloud computing security challenges and promising solution paths. The first two chapters focus on practical considerations of cloud computing.

Author: Sushil Jajodia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461492788

Category: Computers

Page: 343

View: 370

This book presents a range of cloud computing security challenges and promising solution paths. The first two chapters focus on practical considerations of cloud computing. In Chapter 1, Chandramouli, Iorga, and Chokani describe the evolution of cloud computing and the current state of practice, followed by the challenges of cryptographic key management in the cloud. In Chapter 2, Chen and Sion present a dollar cost model of cloud computing and explore the economic viability of cloud computing with and without security mechanisms involving cryptographic mechanisms. The next two chapters address security issues of the cloud infrastructure. In Chapter 3, Szefer and Lee describe a hardware-enhanced security architecture that protects the confidentiality and integrity of a virtual machine’s memory from an untrusted or malicious hypervisor. In Chapter 4, Tsugawa et al. discuss the security issues introduced when Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is deployed within and across clouds. Chapters 5-9 focus on the protection of data stored in the cloud. In Chapter 5, Wang et al. present two storage isolation schemes that enable cloud users with high security requirements to verify that their disk storage is isolated from some or all other users, without any cooperation from cloud service providers. In Chapter 6, De Capitani di Vimercati, Foresti, and Samarati describe emerging approaches for protecting data stored externally and for enforcing fine-grained and selective accesses on them, and illustrate how the combination of these approaches can introduce new privacy risks. In Chapter 7, Le, Kant, and Jajodia explore data access challenges in collaborative enterprise computing environments where multiple parties formulate their own authorization rules, and discuss the problems of rule consistency, enforcement, and dynamic updates. In Chapter 8, Smith et al. address key challenges to the practical realization of a system that supports query execution over remote encrypted data without exposing decryption keys or plaintext at the server. In Chapter 9, Sun et al. provide an overview of secure search techniques over encrypted data, and then elaborate on a scheme that can achieve privacy-preserving multi-keyword text search. The next three chapters focus on the secure deployment of computations to the cloud. In Chapter 10, Oktay el al. present a risk-based approach for workload partitioning in hybrid clouds that selectively outsources data and computation based on their level of sensitivity. The chapter also describes a vulnerability assessment framework for cloud computing environments. In Chapter 11, Albanese et al. present a solution for deploying a mission in the cloud while minimizing the mission’s exposure to known vulnerabilities, and a cost-effective approach to harden the computational resources selected to support the mission. In Chapter 12, Kontaxis et al. describe a system that generates computational decoys to introduce uncertainty and deceive adversaries as to which data and computation is legitimate. The last section of the book addresses issues related to security monitoring and system resilience. In Chapter 13, Zhou presents a secure, provenance-based capability that captures dependencies between system states, tracks state changes over time, and that answers attribution questions about the existence, or change, of a system’s state at a given time. In Chapter 14, Wu et al. present a monitoring capability for multicore architectures that runs monitoring threads concurrently with user or kernel code to constantly check for security violations. Finally, in Chapter 15, Hasan Cam describes how to manage the risk and resilience of cyber-physical systems by employing controllability and observability techniques for linear and non-linear systems.
Categories: Computers

Adobe Creative Cloud All in One For Dummies

Adobe Creative Cloud All in One For Dummies

Get creative with Adobe tools! Adobe's Creative Cloud is the most comprehensive suite of design tools on the market, and this book prepares you to take advantage of each one.

Author: Jennifer Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119420408

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 248

Get ready to jump into the Creative Cloud Adobe Creative Cloud is the most popular suite of tools among creative professionals, and a valuable resource you can use to fulfill all of your design goals. Ready to get started? The only book on the market of its kind, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is written by designers for designers. It will provide you with expert instruction that spans seven mini-books, with helpful information that can grant insight regardless of your current level of knowledge. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is a marketable skill, and this all-in-one reference guide will help you add InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Experience Design to your resume. With more than 800 pages of content, this detailed guide will give you confidence you need to use Adobe photography and graphic design tools to edit photos, make original designs and layouts, and let your creativity shine with Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn design basics and utilize more advanced features Protect your documents with Acrobat Pro Find tips and tricks to make each program work better From 3D images and vivid illustrations to dynamic web pages and interactive effects, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to do it all!
Categories: Computers

A Castle in the Clouds

A Castle in the Clouds

Witty and charming, New York Times-bestselling author Kerstin Gier's contemporary young adult novel A Castle in the Clouds follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and danger in an aging grand hotel.

Author: Kerstin Gier

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250300193

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 892

Witty and charming, New York Times bestselling author Kerstin Gier's contemporary young adult novel A Castle in the Clouds follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and danger in an aging grand hotel. Way up in the Swiss mountains, there's an old grand hotel steeped in tradition and faded splendor. Once a year, when the famous New Year's Eve Ball takes place and guests from all over the world arrive, excitement returns to the vast hallways. Sophie, who works at the hotel as an intern, is busy making sure that everything goes according to plan. But unexpected problems keep arising, and some of the guests are not who they pretend to be. Very soon, Sophie finds herself right in the middle of a perilous adventure—and at risk of losing not only her job, but also her heart.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather

Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather

This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows.

Author: John A. Day

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395906636

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 917

This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with explanations of what each cloud type tells about the weather to come.
Categories: Nature

The Cloud Atlas

The Cloud Atlas

At once a heart-quickening mystery and a unique love story, The Cloud Atlas is also a haunting, lyrical rendering of a little-known chapter in history. Brilliantly imagined, beautifully told, this is storytelling at its very best.

Author: Liam Callanan

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440334859

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 887

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Alaska in the waning days of World War II, The Cloud Atlas is an enthralling debut novel, a story of adventure and awakening—and of a young soldier who came to Alaska on an extraordinary, top-secret mission…and found a world that would haunt him forever. Drifting through the night, whisper-quiet, they were the most sublime manifestations of a desperate enemy: Japanese balloon bombs. Made of rice paper, at once ingenious and deadly, they sailed thousands of miles across the Pacific...and once they started landing, the U.S. scrambled teams to find and defuse them, and then keep them secret from an already anxious public. Eighteen-year-old Louis Belk was one of those men. Dispatched to the Alaskan frontier, young Sergeant Belk was better trained in bomb disposal than in keeping secrets. And the mysteries surrounding his mission only increased when he met his superior officer—a brutal veteran OSS spy hunter who knew all too well what the balloons could do—and Lily, a Yup’ik Eskimo woman who claimed she could see the future. Louis’s superior ushers him into a world of dark secrets; Lily introduces Louis to an equally disorienting world of spirits—and desire. But the world that finally tests them all is Alaska, whose vastness cloaks mysteries that only become more frightening as they unravel. Chasing after the ghostly floating weapons, Louis embarks upon an adventure that will lead him deep into the tundra. There, on the edge of the endless wilderness, he will make a discovery and a choice that will change the course of his life. At once a heart-quickening mystery and a unique love story, The Cloud Atlas is also a haunting, lyrical rendering of a little-known chapter in history. Brilliantly imagined, beautifully told, this is storytelling at its very best.
Categories: Fiction

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language

165 : curdled sky , a sky full of small curdled clouds . ( Cot- / Cloudbuilt . adj . Built up of clouds . ... Pope , Translation of the first Book Clouded ...

Author: Robert Gordon Latham

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$C191476

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language