Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared — for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater. Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it’s easy to say yes. But it’s hard not to be distracted when there’s a death at the theater — and then another — especially when Zara doesn’t know if they’re accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It’s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It’s hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole — and cast lantern light on two girls, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.
Image, Video Processing and Analysis, Hardware, Audio, Acoustic and Speech Processing
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
This fourth volume, edited and authored by world leading experts, gives a review of the principles, methods and techniques of important and emerging research topics and technologies in Image, Video Processing and Analysis, Hardware, Audio, Acoustic and Speech Processing. With this reference source you will: Quickly grasp a new area of research Understand the underlying principles of a topic and its application Ascertain how a topic relates to other areas and learn of the research issues yet to be resolved Quick tutorial reviews of important and emerging topics of research in Image, Video Processing and Analysis, Hardware, Audio, Acoustic and Speech Processing Presents core principles and shows their application Reference content on core principles, technologies, algorithms and applications Comprehensive references to journal articles and other literature on which to build further, more specific and detailed knowledge Edited by leading people in the field who, through their reputation, have been able to commission experts to write on a particular topic
Author: Avi Perry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Network operators are faced with the challenge of maximizing the quality of voice transmissions in wireless communications without impairing speech or data transmission. This book, first published in 2006, provides a comprehensive survey of voice quality algorithms, features, interactions and trade-offs at the device and system levels. The book elaborates on the root cause of impairments and ways for resolving them, as well as methodologies for measuring and quantifying voice quality before and after applying the remedies. A 'troubleshooting and case studies' chapter provides a useful approach to identifying and solving network impairments. Avoiding complex mathematics, the approach is based on real and sizable field experience supported by scientific and laboratory analysis. This title is suitable for practitioners in the wireless communications industry and graduate students in electrical engineering. Further resources, including a range of audio examples, are available online at www.cambridge.org/ 9781107407183.
Author: Scott Nicholson
Publisher: Haunted Computer Books
"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, The List A massive solar storm kills billions and wipes out the technological infrastructure, and the few survivors learn that some among them have...changed. AFTER: THE ECHO (Book #2 in the After series) It's six weeks after the shock. The smoke on the horizon has diminished, and Rachel Wheeler and her two traveling companions head toward the mountains where Rachel's grandfather Franklin has built a survivalist compound. However, the strange mutated people known as Zapheads seem to be changing from bloodthirsty killers into a force far more menacing. A secret military installation may hold the key to rebuilding civilization, but Franklin doesn't trust their intentions. And the Zapheads are adapting to the new world faster than the human survivors, who must fight for their place in a future that may have no room for them.
Rise like a Phoenix , set your Life free
Author: Thaddeus Hutyra
' Heroes of Tiananmen ' Heroes, you who had given your lives for China you believed in, your China one of justice, dignity, free of misrule in the embrace of the Heavenly sky Heroes, you the students who believed China can be free, democratic as elsewhere in the Free World in the embrace of worldwide liberty Heroes, you on the Tiananmen Square crashed down brutally on the 4th of June with assault rifles and tanks, lots of blood and against all human values dear to humankind Heroes, unforgettable, forever to last together with your Goddess of Freedom which lasted only a few days before being demolished Goddess of Freedom, the sister of the Statue of Liberty !! Heroes, you who fought for a new China despite of some people saying disturbingly China can never be democratic, no chance On the contrary, democracy is for all !! Heroes, you the scintillating Soul of China who believed firmly and determinedly no nation can be denied liberty, freedoms and dignity Your soul, Soul of China is on the march !! Heroes, you the students of Tiananmen revolution the one of 1989 which moved hearts of the entire nation, eternal hearts of love Yes, freedom, love and brotherhood shall win one day ! Heroes, you were brutally crashed down on one early morning, at a peaceful dawn with your blood and lives taken away You're the monument of free China to come !! Heroes, they used tanks and army against you while you wanted just freedom innocently and dignity for every single individual Your cause is not dead, your cause is alive, more than ever !! Heroes, your '89 Heavenly Democracy Movement is written down in history of China Kept in the soul of the nation forever, the Soul of China written down in China's chapters as finest ever Heroes, you shall be the winner in the end and the Goddess of Freedom shall return to her rightful place on the Tiananmen Square both, under the bright Sun and the shimmering stars Heroes, know it the entire Free World tributes you You're part of the great family of nations who chose for freedoms, liberty and dignity You're written down in the annals of the world !!
Love & Freedom
Author: Thaddeus Hutyra
' Love ' Must I be Shakespeare to express my love one which was greater than life seeming to last forever, everlasting We had it so good, enjoying each other friends and lovers, or lovers and friends difficult to say what was first, or both at once Our love was the Sun splashing us brightly and the shimmering stars at night sending us kisses of love incessantly Our love were people smiling at us wishing us all the goodwills of the world and we ourselves, united in each other Everything was in place, rightfully and godly rivers of honey, seas of boundless beauty biodiversity serving us as we serving her But when you went away one day from me with no goodbye, no a word of farewell it was the end of the world for me, Romeo alike Stars crashed down on Earth the following night and I was swept away by the high seas a castaway on the ocean, in its full storm I was myself a bottle with a message inside saying I love you till the end of the world the bottle filled with the tears of my despair " Love " by Thaddeus Hutyra Copyright © Thaddeus Hutyra All Rights Reserved.
Author: Francesca Henrietta Wilson
Author: Patricia M. Cunningham,Dorothy P. Hall,James W. Cunningham
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Learn when and how to teach comprehension using Comprehension during Guided, Shared, and Independent Reading for grades K–6. This 224-page book includes step-by-step lessons and research-based strategies that can be adapted for any student or any classroom. This book gives a glimpse into classrooms using these strategies, as well as suggestions for materials needed, planning, and grouping students and a list of recommended children's books.
Author: M.B. Rosenbaum,Marcelo V. Elizari
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The goal of this book is to provide an integrated overview of some intriguing problems of cardiac electrophysiology. Topics have been selected that encompass mainly aspects which have been a matter of concern and interest in our Department over the past few years. We requested from the authors not only that they provide information about their own investiga tions, but also that they integrate their results with those published by oth ers. Furthermore, we urged them to be speculative in their interpretations in order to encourage exploration of related areas of investigation. To this end, the authors have presented their ,contributions in sufficient detail so that the information may not only educate the reader but also encourage and chal lenge him. It is through the concept of total integration -from in vitro to in vivo, from animal to man, from the pure scientist to the clinician -that we hope to advance our understanding of cardiac electrophysiology. The book brings together scientific work in which important advances have been made in the seventies, and in which even more substantial pro gress is likely to be made in the present decade. The chapters have been written by investigators who are authorities in the relevant scientific field. No attempt at summarizing has been made as this may not seldom lead to oversimplification, a risk that we do not dare take. The table of contents and list of contributors are, in this regard, self-explanatory.
Including a Tour in Norway and Sweden
Author: John S. Maxwell
Category: Europe, Northern
A Single Dad Romance
Author: Anna Adams
Daphne Soder has come to Honesty, Virginia, to find the twin sister she was separated from at adoption. And it's here in this unlikely small town that she can make a fresh start. First she has to come clean about her past. But truthfulness has a price. If she confesses all, she could lose Patrick Gannon, the single father who's already staking a claim to her heart. Can she make the leap of faith? Together with Patrick's son and her sister, they could create the family they both want. All he has to do is give her a reason to stay.…
A Seductive Novel of Religion and Redemption
Author: D. S. Carroll
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Pagan in the Pulpit pits a gifted atheist against a formidable fundamentalist. The prize for which they mount an epic battle is the atheists wife, a captivating but elusive woman driven toward rebellion by her husbands lack of faith. Rob Fairly is the atheist filled with passion for his wife and virtuoso talents as a writer. Todd Holyfield (also known as Todd Almighty) is the madly smitten pastor who pursues the enigmatic wife. The wife is Lisa Fairly, who considers him the perfect pastor to replace the saintly but monotonous sermonizer fired from her church. As Lisa grows more hypnotized with Todd, her husband has his own temptations. One of them is Kim, an irresistible Confucian, and the other one is Valerie, an inspiring Wiccan. Blending satire with a search for deeper faith, The Pagan in the Pulpit trains a laser-like psychology on fundamentalism. Aiming at a rampant problem in America and worldwide, Rob uses his ingenious talents to oppose the pastors fundamentalism and prevent his wifes seduction. Showing greater sympathy than her husband, Lisa finds a wiser tolerance than she expected in her search for faith while battling with herself, her husband, and her pastor to preserve her marriage. Rich in wit and irony, elegant style, and searing love, the novel makes the battle of its central characters a microcosm of our modern world. In summary, The Pagan in the Pulpit uses its irreverence to honor faith while freeing what we love from fundamentalism and seduction.
Modernism and the Mediated Life
Author: Mark Goble
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Considering texts by Henry James, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, James Agee, and William Carlos Williams, alongside film, painting, music, and popular culture, Mark Goble explores the development of American modernism as it was shaped by its response to technology and an attempt to change how literature itself could communicate. Goble's original readings reinterpret the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of technology an occasion for profound experimentation and reflection. He follows the assimilation of such "old" media technologies as the telegraph, telephone, and phonograph and their role in inspiring fantasies of connection, which informed a commitment to the materiality of artistic mediums. Describing how relationships made possible by technology became more powerfully experienced with technology, Goble explores a modernist fetish for media that shows no signs of abating. The "mediated life" puts technology into communication with a series of shifts in how Americans conceive the mechanics and meanings of their connections to one another, and therefore to the world and to their own modernity.
Author: Frances Anne Butler
Author: Fanny Kemble
Category: Atlantic States
Design and Development
Author: Brad Williams,David Damstra,Hal Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The highest rated WordPress development and design book on themarket is back with an all new third edition. Professional WordPress is the only WordPress booktargeted to developers, with advanced content that exploits thefull functionality of the most popular CMS in the world. Fullyupdated to align with WordPress 4.1, this edition has updatedexamples with all new screenshots, and full exploration ofadditional tasks made possible by the latest tools and features.You will gain insight into real projects that currently useWordPress as an application framework, as well as the basic usageand functionality of the system from a developer's perspective. Thebook's key features include detailed information and real-worldexamples that illustrate the concepts and techniques at work, pluscode downloads and examples accessible through the companionwebsite. Written by practicing WordPress developers, the content ofthis edition focuses on real world application of WordPressconcepts that extend beyond the current WordPress version. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhancethe typography of everyday writing, and has grown to be the largestself-hosted website platform in the world. This book helps you useWordPress efficiently, effectively, and professionally, with newideas and expert perspectives on full system exploitation. Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1 Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-worldprojects Discover how to migrate existing websites to WordPress Understand current best practices and tools in WordPressdevelopment WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant,well-architected personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL,and has evolved to be used as a full content management systemthrough thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. ProfessionalWordPress is the essential developer's guide to thismultifunctional system.
Author: Ross K. Bagwell,Ross K. Bagwell Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Tom is a member of the Knox City Chapter of the Church of God Almighty. He turns 21 and is sent to establish a new church and win souls. Tom is assigned to Karnsville, a community of nut cases. Karnsville is the worst backwater, redneck community on earth. Youll meet Tim and Spanky and their girl friend, Box O Rocks, who lives in their trailer with them. But, there is a secret below Karnsville . . . read and maybe youll find out.
Author: William Barclay
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In The Letter to the Hebrews, noted Scottish Bible interpreter William Barclay follows the formula of the Daily Study Bible by first giving the text of the day's study in his own translation, followed by two or three pages of commentary.
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing