The Undesired

A Thriller

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250107415

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. And then two of the boys go astray . . . Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the center. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister? Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a huge European bestseller both with her crime and horror novels. You might want to sleep with the light on after reading The Undesired. . .
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The Undesired Princess

Author: L. Sprague deCamp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575103566

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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The Undesired Princess Rollin Hobart thought he was a logical, sensible man - until he was transported to a world that was perfectly logical but not sensible in the least. The Enchanted Bunny Joe Johnson thought he had his hands full ghostwriting a Senators memoirs - but that was before he fell into the middle of a fairy tale, complete with wizard and fire-breathing dragon. Two reluctant heroes using their modern knowledge but finding that things don't work quite the way they're used to. But they've got to try, because nobody else can save the world - and unless Hobart and Joe succeed they and their new friends are going to be horribly and realistically dead.
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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Identity

Author: Michael G. Pratt,Davide Ravasi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199689571

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Page: 512

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The topic of organizational identity has been fast growing in management and organization studies in the last 20 years. Identity studies focus on how organizations define themselves and what they stand for in relation to both internal and external stakeholders. Organizational identity (OI) scholars study both how such self-definitions emerge and develop, as well as their implications for OI, leadership and change, among others. We believe there are at least four inter-related reasons for the growing importance of OI. OI addresses essential questions of social existence by asking: Who are we and who are we becoming as a collective? It is a relational construct connecting concepts and ideas that are often viewed as oppositional, such as "us" and "them" or "similar" and "differen." OI is also nexus concept serving to gather multiple central constructs, also represented in this Handbook. Finally, OI is inherently useful, as knowing who you are is the foundation for being able to state what you stand for and what you are promising to others, no matter their relation with the organization. The Handbook provides a road-map to the OI field organized in over 25 chapters across seven sections. Each chapter not only offers a broad overview of its particular topic, each also advances new knowledge and discusses the future of research in its area of focus.
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Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency

Author: Betty Biringer,Eric Vugrin,Drake Warren

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466557516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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Security protections for critical infrastructure nodes are intended to minimize the risks resulting from an initiating event, whether it is an intentional malevolent act or a natural hazard. With an emphasis on protecting an infrastructure's ability to perform its mission or function, Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency presents a practical methodology for developing an effective protection system that can either prevent undesired events or mitigate the consequences of such events. Developed at Sandia National Labs, the authors’ analytical approach and methodology enables decision-makers and security experts to perform and utilize risk assessments in a manner that extends beyond the theoretical to practical application. These protocols leverage expertise in modeling dependencies—optimizing system resiliency for effective physical protection system design and consequence mitigation. The book begins by focusing on the design of protection strategies to enhance the robustness of the infrastructure components. The authors present risk assessment tools and necessary metrics to offer guidance to decision-makers in applying sometimes limited resources to reduce risk and ensure operational resiliency. Our critical infrastructure is vast and made up of many component parts. In many cases, it may not be practical or affordable to secure every infrastructure node. For years, experts—as a part of the risk assessment process—have tried to better identify and distinguish higher from lower risks through risk segmentation. In the second section of the book, the authors present examples to distinguish between high and low risks and corresponding protection measures. In some cases, protection measures do not prevent undesired events from occurring. In others, protection of all infrastructure components is not feasible. As such, this section describes how to evaluate and design resilience in these unique scenarios to manage costs while most effectively ensuring infrastructure system protection. With insight from the authors’ decades of experience, this book provides a high-level, practical analytical framework that public and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure can use to better understand and evaluate infrastructure security strategies and policies. Strengthening the entire homeland security enterprise, the book presents a significant contribution to the science of critical infrastructure protection and resilience.
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Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering

Author: Cam Nguyen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118936485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 888

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Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering addressesthe theory, analysis and design of passive and active RFIC's usingSi-based CMOS and Bi-CMOS technologies, and other non-silicon basedtechnologies. The materials covered are self-contained andpresented in such detail that allows readers with onlyundergraduate electrical engineering knowledge in EM, RF, andcircuits to understand and design RFICs. Organized into sixteenchapters, blending analog and microwave engineering,Radio-Frequency Integrated-Circuit Engineering emphasizesthe microwave engineering approach for RFICs. • Provides essential knowledge in EM and microwaveengineering, passive and active RFICs, RFIC analysis and designtechniques, and RF systems vital for RFIC students andengineers • Blends analog and microwave engineering approaches forRFIC design at high frequencies • Includes problems at the end of each chapter
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Advanced Real-Time Manipulation of Video Streams

Author: Jan Herling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658058102

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Diminished Reality is a new fascinating technology that removes real-world content from live video streams. This sensational live video manipulation actually removes real objects and generates a coherent video stream in real-time. Viewers cannot detect modified content. Existing approaches are restricted to moving objects and static or almost static cameras and do not allow real-time manipulation of video content. Jan Herling presents a new and innovative approach for real-time object removal with arbitrary camera movements.
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Hyperspectral Imaging

Techniques for Spectral Detection and Classification

Author: Chein-I Chang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306474835

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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Explores the application of statistical signal processing to hyperspectral imaging and further develops non-literal (spectral) techniques for subpixel detection and mixed pixel classification. This text is the first of its kind on the topic anc can be considered a recipe book offering various techniques for hyperspectral data exploitation.
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The Unwelcome Child

Author: Terese Pampellonne

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786030976

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Bundle Of Evil. . . The old Victorian home stands at the top of a hill overlooking Martha's Vineyard, nestled in a forest of green pines and a rainbow of wildflowers, just a stone's throw away from the beach. It was Jan Hostetter's dream to convert the three-story house into a bed and breakfast, but she gladly surrenders that dream when a miracle occurs: she becomes pregnant. For years, doctors told Jan she was incapable of conceiving, but now she and her husband have been doubly blessed with a child on the way and the perfect place to raise a family. Annie Wojtoko is in Martha's Vineyard to help out and share in Jan's happiness, but as the due date draws nearer, Annie's concern for her best friend grows. The pregnancy has left Jan frail and without an appetite. She has become superstitious, covering every mirror in her home, and refusing to leave under any circumstances, fearing her baby will die if she does. And as Annie learns the violent history of the house, she comes to realize that what is growing in Jan's body isn't a miracle at all--but a mother's most terrifying nightmare. . . "Sharp and smart, impossible to put down, The Unwelcome Child is a genuine chiller of a ghost story."--Tamara Thorne
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