By Hans Akkermans (auth.), Mark A. Musen, Bernd Neumann, Rudi Studer (eds.)
Intelligent details Processing provides new study with unique emphasis on knowledge-based procedure structure and clever details administration. the subsequent issues are addressed:
-Semantic internet and studying;
-Semantic net structure;
-Methods and instruments for deciding upon groups of perform; and
-Implementing challenge Solvers.
By Rae Elizabeth Rips
By C Neal Tate
By Ken Silverstein
The oil offers the lifeblood of contemporary civilization, and bestselling books were written in regards to the or even person businesses in it, like ExxonMobil. however the glossy oil is an amazingly shady assembly flooring of fixers, gangsters, dictators, competing governments, and multinational companies, and beforehand, no e-book has got down to inform the tale of this principally hidden world.
The international fleet of a few 11,000 tankers--that's tripled up to now decade--moves nearly 2 billion metric lots of oil each year. and each degree of the direction, from discovery to intake, is tainted via corruption and violence, no matter if little of that's obvious to the public.
Based on journeys to big apple, Washington, Houston, London, Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, Dakar, Lagos, Baku, and Moscow, between different far-flung locals, the key international of Oil contains up-close pictures of a shadowy Baku-based dealer; a high-flying London fixer; and an oil dictator's playboy son who has to settle on one in every of his 11 luxurious autos while he heads out to social gathering in la. Supported through investment from the distinguished Open Society, this is often either an pleasing international travelogue and an immense paintings of investigative reporting.
“Ken Silverstein is likely one of the top investigative reporters of his generation—or any new release. His most modern booklet, the key international of Oil, is a masterpiece of revelation. With a deft mix of element and colour, Silverstein exposes the darkest color of crude: the fixers and middlemen who organize the offers that offer us with the oil we have to hold our automobiles working and our houses hot. As Silverstein exhibits, those bargains improve the kleptocrats of our international and make lifestyles worse, instead of greater, for his or her unlucky matters. it's a shameful and desirable story a couple of pipeline of corruption that we needs to fix.” —PETER MAASS, writer of Crude international: The Violent Twilight of Oil
“Much has been written concerning the oil undefined, yet Ken Silverstein offers a completely new window into this extremely important universe. For the 1st time, we come upon the fixers, flacks, and investors in the back of the secretive offers that force the and increase its prime operators. After studying this publication, you'll by no means take into consideration oil within the similar manner again.” —MICHAEL KLARE, writer of The Race for What’s Left: the worldwide Scramble for the World’s final Resources
“Ken Silverstein’s sharp investigative reporting has back dragged a solid of shady operators into the general public eye along with his must-read e-book, the key international of Oil . Oil is the reason for lots discomfort on the earth. because the fossil gasoline tightens its grip on our warming planet, the key international of Oil names names, and exposes the agents, lobbyists, and fixers who make the most of the distress of thousands and the accelerating pollutants of the planet.” —AMY GOODMAN, host and govt manufacturer, Democracy Now!
"Silverstein writes with willing reportorial objectivity but additionally comprehensible skepticism about...the frighteningly tyrannical carry that oil has at the loose (and not-so-free) international. The book’s revelations make Wall road corruption appear tame through comparison."—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Silverstein's The Radioactive Boy Scout:
"An marvelous tale ... [Silverstein] has a novelist's eye for significant aspect and a historian's contact for context."—The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Enthralling ... [The Radioactive Boy Scout] has the quirky pleasures of a Don DeLillo novel or an Errol Morris documentary ... an interesting portrait of an individual whose lifestyles on America's fringe additionally says anything approximately mainstream America."—Minneapolis famous person Tribune
By James D. Wolfensohn (Foreword)
The realm financial institution Atlas (36th variation) vividly illustrates the most important improvement demanding situations on the earth this present day. It presents easy-to learn, colourful global maps, tables, and graphs highlighting key social, fiscal, and environmental information for 208 international locations. Drawing on information from global improvement symptoms, the Atlas brings to existence cross-country comparisons of social symptoms like existence expectancy, youngster mortality, secure water, inhabitants lower than the poverty line and effort potency, in addition to easy monetary symptoms like source of revenue development, source of revenue according to individual, deepest capital and relief flows.
By Janus Moller Jensen
This ground-breaking examine of the position of crusading in late-medieval and early smooth Denmark argues that crusading had a massive influence on political and spiritual lifestyles in Scandinavia throughout the center a while, which persevered lengthy after the Reformation ostensibly must have positioned an finish to its viability inside Protestant Denmark.
By Norman Freeman (auth.), George Butterworth (eds.)
Although significant to theories of cognitive improvement, the concept that of illustration is still refined and elusive. This number of papers displays quite a few person emphases, none of that are collectively particular. The papers were prepared in 4 teams, in most cases alongside strains of similar material but in addition to demonstrate varied facets of the improvement of illustration. In Piaget's idea, illustration is outlined as "the making current of an item which isn't current to the senses" (Furth 1969). illustration has either a figurative and an operative element. The enterprise of the content material of the illustration (the figurative element) will depend on the operations of concept or at the schemes co-ordinating motion. This use of the time period is applic capable either to inner representations, equivalent to visible photos and to exterior illustration, similar to kid's drawings. despite the fact that, it presupposes no useful relation among a psychological photograph and a photo illustration. the 1st a part of the booklet includes papers on kid's drawing. The operative element of illustration emerges within the serial ordering difficulties encountered by means of teenagers who produce "tadpole" figures (Freeman bankruptcy 1). The figurative point of photograph illustration is vividly illustrated via the drawings of the autistic baby Nadia (Selfe bankruptcy 2). One extra factor which emerges matters the relation among linguistic and photograph representation.
By Luiz Costa
This e-book is set energy and freedoms in our technological global and has major ambitions. the 1st is to illustrate theoretical exploration of the algorithmic governmentality speculation mixed with the aptitude method comes in handy for a greater knowing of strength and freedoms in Ambient Intelligence, an international the place details and conversation applied sciences are invisible, interconnected, context conscious, customized, adaptive to people and act autonomously. the second one is to argue that those theories are important for a greater comprehension of privateness and knowledge safety innovations and the evolution in their rules. Having those targets in brain, the ebook outlines a few theses according to threads: first, the removal of the social results of uncertainty and the hazards to freedoms and, moment, the vindication of rights. encouraged by way of and construction at the results of alternative philosophical and criminal techniques, this booklet embodies an attempt to raised comprehend the demanding situations posed via Ambient Intelligence applied sciences, establishing paths for greater consciousness of rights and rooting criminal norms within the renovation of the potentiality of human capabilities.
By Marcel Granet
Initially released among 1920-70,The heritage of Civilization used to be a landmark in early 20th century publishing. It used to be released at a formative time in the social sciences, and through a interval of decisive ancient discovery. the purpose of the overall editor, C.K. Ogden, used to be to summarize the hottest findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted fabric is on the market as a collection or within the following groupings: * Prehistory and old Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: GBP800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of seven: 0-415-15612-2: GBP450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: GBP400.00 * japanese Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: GBP650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of four: 0-415-15615-7: GBP250.00 * eu Civilization Set of eleven: 0-415-15616-5: GBP700.00
By Emmet Scott
Emmet Scott confronts traditional historians and appears on the facts, archaeological and textual, for the proposition that 3 centuries, approximately among 615 and 915, by no means existed and are 'phantom' years. the writer indicates intimately how no archaeology exists for those 3 centuries, and that the fabric continues to be of the 7th century heavily resemble these of the 10th, and lie at once underneath them. this can be the 1st ebook in this subject within the English language, although Heribert Illig's books at the related subject, 'Das erfundene Mittelalter' and 'Wer hat an der Uhr Gedreht?' were most sensible in German-speaking Europe.