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The Echo of a Footfall

The Echo of a Footfall [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838597492
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In 1926, having cared for her sick mother on her own for some years, 16 year old Mary gives birth to a baby boy in the Workhouse. Abandoned by her mother, unsupported by the child’s father, and behaving in ways the Workhouse finds difficult to manage, her baby is taken from her and she is sent to the local mental hospital (previously the lunatic asylum). Here, with the help of other inmates, and encouraged by an ambitious young woman seeking her vocation as a nurse, she begins a long process of discovery and development, learning to read and write, and then to cook and cater for the staff and patients in the institution that becomes her home. Set against a backdrop of changes in attitude to, and treatments for, mental illness, and reflecting developments in post war societal structures, particularly those involving immigration from the Empire, Mary’s story spans over 50 years, as, discharged from the hospital, she continues to strive to find her identity, to understand where she belongs, and ultimately to find her baby. While the influence of the Great War on the lives of those who survived it echoes over the lives of the generations that follow, Mary yearns for a caring and tolerant community to support the family she finally creates for herself.

Footfall.in

Footfall.in [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1948096234
Author: Yogesh Huja
Publisher: Notion Press
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Footfall.in - Know your smart shopper focuses on helping retailers get ready for the Phygital Age. What exactly is Phygital? Is it a way to increase footfall at your store? Why are some online giants making the move to physical retail? Have they cracked the art of finding customers, or do they already know it? Is there a need for a retail Robin Hood, and how can he help to bring retail back? This book answers these questions and many more. Find out the role of technology in bringing retail back to stores that were loved by customers a few decades ago. Find out what customers really come to buy at stores.

Footfall - Die Landung

Footfall - Die Landung [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3961880921
Author: Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle
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Wir sind nicht allein Als eines Tages Astronomen seltsame Gebilde in der Nähe des Saturns entdecken, sind nur wenige auf der Erde beunruhigt. Doch die scheinbar harmlosen Himmelskörper stellen sich bald als Vorboten einer grausamen Invasion von Außerirdischen heraus, Aliens wie sie bizarrer kaum sein könnten. Diese absonderlichen Wesen haben nur ein Ziel: den Planeten Erde zu erobern, doch sie haben nicht mit dem erbitterten Widerstand der Menschheit gerechnet... Mit "Footfall" aus dem Jahre 1985 schufen Larry Niven und Jerry Pournelle einen Klassiker der Sci-Fi-Literatur. Der Roman verbirgt gesellschaftskritische Seitenhiebe, bietet aber auch einen einmaligen Einblick in die westliche Weltsicht der 1980er Jahre.

Footfalls Echo

Footfalls Echo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781477213674
Author: Sally Breach
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Following the ‘The Clearwater Diamond’ Sally Breach revisits the village of Frincham, and whilst some of her much loved characters make a welcome reappearance, she introduces us to a host of new characters too. Chiefly among them is Flynn, the Irish Landlord at the White Hart. Flynn is a ‘confirmed bachelor’, though in truth merely the victim of doomed love who had so far not found a candidate to come even close to that misty eyed girl of his youth. Meeting a pitiful abuse victim soon throws him into a whirlwind of confusion as to why he feels such a strong urge to protect her. And then one awful night he finally realises why... Abused, broken, so many long years later, here she was... a tattered and broken shell of the shining girl she’d once been. And the only thing remotely similar to the girl he knew was the gulping sound she made when she cried. He allowed her to sink her head onto his chest and sob, and felt himself falling helplessly, all over again. ‘Beth, it’s me... Paddy...’ his heart whispered. But his mouth stayed silent. And for her to be safe, silent it would have to stay.

Eifelheim

Eifelheim [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429927161
Author: Michael Flynn
Publisher: Macmillan
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The alien world of medieval Europe lives again, transformed by the physics of the future, by a winner of the Heinlein Award Over the centuries, one small town in Germany has disappeared and never been resettled. Tom, a historian, and his theoretical physicist girlfriend Sharon, become interested. By all logic, the town should have survived. What's so special about Eifelheim? Father Dietrich is the village priest of Eifelheim, in the year 1348, when the Black Death is gathering strength but is still not nearby. Dietrich is an educated man, and to his astonishment becomes the first contact person between humanity and an alien race from a distant star, when their ship crashes in the nearby forest. It is a time of wonders, in the shadow of the plague. Flynn gives us the full richness and strangeness of medieval life, as well as some terrific aliens. Tom and Sharon, and Father Deitrich have a strange destiny of tragedy and triumph in Eifelheim, the brilliant science fiction novel by Michael Flynn. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Towards a psychoanalytical interpretation of "Footfalls" (Samuel Beckett)

Towards a psychoanalytical interpretation of ISBN-10: 365614429X
Author: Alexander Häuser
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Towards a psychoanalytical interpretation of "Footfalls" (Samuel Beckett) by Alexander Häuser Book Resume:

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, University of Augsburg (Lehrstuhl für Englische Literaturwissenschaft), course: Samuel Beckett, language: English, abstract: As this term paper is mainly about the psychoanalysis, it is necessary to ask, how much Beckett knew about this explicit field of psychology. The concept of psychoanalysis, first established in the early 20th century, may for sure had particular influence on Beckett’s thoughts and plays as not only Footfalls contains ideas in it. Beckett himself attended a psychotherapist, after his father’s death in 1933. “He remained in therapy for two years with Wilfred R. Bion [...] whose later writing on psychoanalytical theory are considered among the most eminent and original in the field.” The reason for his collapse may be found in his relationship to his mother whose “savage loving made him what he was”. Connor adds, that Beckett’s may have experienced the lost of his father “as a confirmation of the loss of his second father, Joyce, who had broken angrily with him after Beckett’s abortive affair with Lucia” , James Joyce’s daughter. The notes he made about psychoanalytical theories, when he was in therapy, had been discovered after his death, so it is very likely that he used some of them for his later plays.

Advances in Structures

Advances in Structures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3038135585
Author: Lijuan Li
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This monumental five-volume set, comprising 821 peer-reviewed papers, brings together the latest advances in, and applications of, steel, concrete and novel hybrid structures, structural optimization, monitoring and control of structures, reliability and durability of structures, structural rehabilitation, retrofitting and strengthening, structural wind engineering and earthquake engineering, smart structures, etc.

Consumer Data Research

Consumer Data Research [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1787353885
Author: Paul Longley,James Cheshire,Alexander Singleton
Publisher: UCL Press
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Big Data collected by customer-facing organisations – such as smartphone logs, store loyalty card transactions, smart travel tickets, social media posts, or smart energy meter readings – account for most of the data collected about citizens today. As a result, they are transforming the practice of social science. Consumer Big Data are distinct from conventional social science data not only in their volume, variety and velocity, but also in terms of their provenance and fitness for ever more research purposes. The contributors to this book, all from the Consumer Data Research Centre, provide a first consolidated statement of the enormous potential of consumer data research in the academic, commercial and government sectors – and a timely appraisal of the ways in which consumer data challenge scientific orthodoxies. Praise for Consumer Data Research 'An insightful, state-of-the-art guide into the social and commercial value of applying geographical thinking to the study of consumer data.' Professor Richard Harris, University of Bristol 'An excellent guide to leveraging the value of academic research on valid data. Partnerships based around consumer data should be encouraged and supported by all and their outputs used to better the way we manage the world we live in.' Bill Grimsey, retailer and author of The Vanishing Highstreet 'The use of data from everyday consumer transactions is a potential game-changer for understanding economic and social patterns and trends. This is an excellent overview of the field.' Dr.Tom Smith, Managing Director, Office for National Statistics Data Science Campus

Rethinking Darkness

Rethinking Darkness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429535309
Author: Nick Dunn,Tim Edensor
Publisher: Routledge
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Rethinking Darkness by Nick Dunn,Tim Edensor Book Resume:

This book examines the concept of darkness through a range of cultures, histories, practices and experiences. It engages with darkness beyond its binary positioning against light to advance a critical understanding of the ways in which darkness can be experienced, practised and conceptualised. Humans have fundamental relationships with light and dark that shape their regular social patterns and rhythms, enabling them to make sense of the world. This book ‘throws light’ on the neglect of these social patterns to emphasize how the diverse values, meanings and influences of darkness have been rarely considered. It also examines the history of our relationship with the dark and highlights how normative attitudes towards it have emerged, while also emphasising its cultural complexity by considering a contemporary range of alternative experiences and practices. Challenging notions of darkness as negative, as the antithesis of illumination and enlightenment, this book explores the rich potential of darkness to stimulate our senses and deepen our understandings of different spaces, cultural experiences and creative engagements. Offering a rich exploration of an emergent field of study across the social sciences and humanities, this book will be useful for academics and students of cultural and media studies, design, geography, history, sociology and theatre who seek to investigate the creative, cultural and social dimensions of darkness.

Mobility Patterns, Big Data and Transport Analytics

Mobility Patterns, Big Data and Transport Analytics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0128129719
Author: Constantinos Antoniou,Loukas Dimitriou,Francisco Pereira
Publisher: Elsevier
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Mobility Patterns, Big Data and Transport Analytics by Constantinos Antoniou,Loukas Dimitriou,Francisco Pereira Book Resume:

Mobility Patterns, Big Data and Transport Analytics provides a guide to the new analytical framework and its relation to big data, focusing on capturing, predicting, visualizing and controlling mobility patterns - a key aspect of transportation modeling. The book features prominent international experts who provide overviews on new analytical frameworks, applications and concepts in mobility analysis and transportation systems. Users will find a detailed, mobility ‘structural’ analysis and a look at the extensive behavioral characteristics of transport, observability requirements and limitations for realistic transportation applications and transportation systems analysis that are related to complex processes and phenomena. This book bridges the gap between big data, data science, and transportation systems analysis with a study of big data’s impact on mobility and an introduction to the tools necessary to apply new techniques. The book covers in detail, mobility ‘structural’ analysis (and its dynamics), the extensive behavioral characteristics of transport, observability requirements and limitations for realistic transportation applications, and transportation systems analysis related to complex processes and phenomena. The book bridges the gap between big data, data science, and Transportation Systems Analysis with a study of big data’s impact on mobility, and an introduction to the tools necessary to apply new techniques. Guides readers through the paradigm-shifting opportunities and challenges of handling Big Data in transportation modeling and analytics Covers current analytical innovations focused on capturing, predicting, visualizing, and controlling mobility patterns, while discussing future trends Delivers an introduction to transportation-related information advances, providing a benchmark reference by world-leading experts in the field Captures and manages mobility patterns, covering multiple purposes and alternative transport modes, in a multi-disciplinary approach Companion website features videos showing the analyses performed, as well as test codes and data-sets, allowing readers to recreate the presented analyses and apply the highlighted techniques to their own data

Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition

Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1464964599
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Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management. The editors have built Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Disability, Rehabilitation, Wound Treatment, and Disease Management: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610395700
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.

The Routledge Handbook of Place

The Routledge Handbook of Place [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 042984218X
Author: Tim Edensor,Ares Kalandides,Uma Kothari
Publisher: Routledge
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The Routledge Handbook of Place by Tim Edensor,Ares Kalandides,Uma Kothari Book Resume:

The handbook presents a compendium of the diverse and growing approaches to place from leading authors as well as less widely known scholars, providing a comprehensive yet cutting-edge overview of theories, concepts and creative engagements with place that resonate with contemporary concerns and debates. The volume moves away from purely western-based conceptions and discussions about place to include perspectives from across the world. It includes an introductory chapter, which outlines key definitions, draws out influential historical and contemporary approaches to the theorisation of place and sketches out the structure of the book, explaining the logic of the seven clearly themed sections. Each section begins with a short introductory essay that provides identifying key ideas and contextualises the essays that follow. The original and distinctive contributions from both new and leading authorities from across the discipline provide a wide, rich and comprehensive collection that chimes with current critical thinking in geography. The book captures the dynamism and multiplicity of current geographical thinking about place by including both state-of-the-art, in-depth, critical overviews of theoretical approaches to place and new explorations and cases that chart a framework for future research. It charts the multiple ways in which place might be conceived, situated and practised. This unique, comprehensive and rich collection will be an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate teaching, for experienced academics across a wide range of disciplines and for policymakers and place-marketers. It will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, such as Geography, Sociology and Politics, and interdisciplinary fields such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and Planning.

Lie With Me

Lie With Me [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501197894
Author: Philippe Besson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Advocate’s Best Gay Novel of 2019 A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2019 The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Books You’ll Want to Read this Spring Out's Best Queer Books of April 2019 TheSkimm’s LGBTQ+ books to celebrate Pride “Stunning and heart-gripping.” —André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name The award-winning, bestselling French novel by Philippe Besson—“the French Brokeback Mountain” (Elle)—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald. We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him outside. Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair. Dazzlingly rendered in English by Ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.

Pretty Ugly

Pretty Ugly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152753894X
Author: Charles Maurer,Daphne Maurer
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Pretty Ugly by Charles Maurer,Daphne Maurer Book Resume:

People are chemical machines, yet we (and some other animals) develop a sense of beauty. Why and how did it evolve? How is it formed? This book answers these questions from the perspective of scientists with deep knowledge of the arts. It interweaves experimental sciences with the histories of art, architecture, music, dance, speech, literature, and food. Although we perceive each of our senses to be dramatically different, the authors show them all to be similar under the hood—similar in how they function and in how they shape our aesthetic experience. The authors cover many fields, and do not assume the reader has any special knowledge or expertise. They avoid jargon, equations and formulae, and begin every discussion at an introductory level. However, introductory does not mean elementary. This is a broad knife that cuts deep.

Artificial Intelligence for Games

Artificial Intelligence for Games [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0080885039
Author: Ian Millington,John Funge
Publisher: CRC Press
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Artificial Intelligence for Games by Ian Millington,John Funge Book Resume:

Creating robust artificial intelligence is one of the greatest challenges for game developers, yet the commercial success of a game is often dependent upon the quality of the AI. In this book, Ian Millington brings extensive professional experience to the problem of improving the quality of AI in games. He describes numerous examples from real games and explores the underlying ideas through detailed case studies. He goes further to introduce many techniques little used by developers today. The book's associated web site contains a library of C++ source code and demonstration programs, and a complete commercial source code library of AI algorithms and techniques. "Artificial Intelligence for Games - 2nd edition" will be highly useful to academics teaching courses on game AI, in that it includes exercises with each chapter. It will also include new and expanded coverage of the following: AI-oriented gameplay; Behavior driven AI; Casual games (puzzle games).

Fleet of Worlds

Fleet of Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429920033
Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner
Publisher: Macmillan
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Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his bestselling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at the Human-Puppeteer (Citizens) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel. Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.... A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path—and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3035733015
Author: Federico M. Mazzolani,Gregory A. MacRae,George Charles Clifton
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Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas by Federico M. Mazzolani,Gregory A. MacRae,George Charles Clifton Book Resume:

9th STESSA 2018 Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 9th International Conference on the Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2018), February 14-17, 2018, Christchurch, New Zealand

Recent Developments In Bridge Engineering

Recent Developments In Bridge Engineering [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0203017870
Author: K.M. Mahmoud
Publisher: CRC Press
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Recent Developments In Bridge Engineering by K.M. Mahmoud Book Resume:

This book contains a selected number of papers that were presented at the Second New York City Bridge Conference organized by the Bridge Engineering Association. It represents the state-of-the-art papers from different countries on a wide spectrum of topics in bridge engineering.