Keith Anderson and Elizabeth Drescher
Six years ago, the original Click2Save's breakthrough introduction to adopting social media for ministry energized outreach and was embraced across denominations by seminaries and churches, as well as by both graduate and undergraduate religious studies and theology programs. But six years is a long time in the digital world, so now it's time for a reboot! Revised and updated, Click2Save REBOOT covers the increasing sophistication and importance of mobile computing and leads readers through the changes and additions to social media platforms that are currently shaping how we communicate with, connect withand can offer Christ-centered care to one another: Facebook and Twitter, at the center of the first edition, have changed dramatically. Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc. have made images and video much more central. Innovative, often sophisticated voices are overtaking the blog form. Podcasting has become elegant and accessible to the masses through SoundCloud and similar hosting platforms, while Pokémon Go popularized augmented reality even sometimes leading players into churchyards in their hunt. From their research and personal experience, the authors offer guidance on coping with and getting the most out of this evolving revolution.
Design of reinforced concrete buildings for seismic performance: practical deterministic and probabilistic approaches
Mark Aschheim, Enrique Hernández-Montes, and Dimitrios Vamvatsikos
The costs of inadequate earthquake engineering are huge, especially for reinforced concrete buildings. This book presents the principles of earthquake-resistant structural engineering, and uses the latest tools and techniques to give practical design guidance to address single or multiple seismic performance levels.
It presents an elegant, simple and theoretically coherent design framework. Required strength is determined on the basis of an estimated yield displacement and desired limits of system ductility and drift demands. A simple deterministic approach is presented along with its elaboration into a probabilistic treatment that allows for design to limit annual probabilities of failure. The design method allows the seismic force resisting system to be designed on the basis of elastic analysis results, while nonlinear analysis is used for performance verification. Detailing requirements of ACI 318 and Eurocode 8 are presented. Students will benefit from the coverage of seismology, structural dynamics, reinforced concrete, and capacity design approaches, which allows the book to be used as a foundation text in earthquake engineering.
Federal Administrative Adjudication Outside the Administrative Procedure ActTide the Administrative Procedure Act
This project examines federal administrative adjudication that is not subject to the adjudicatory provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (i.e., non-APA adjudication) and takes the form of a sourcebook for agencies, Congress, the federal judiciary, and the public. It draws on the Federal Administrative Adjudication project and database and builds on the Evidentiary Hearings Not Required by the Administrative Procedure Act project. It provides a comprehensive overview and cross-cutting analysis of non-APA adjudication. It examines, among other things, the structure of the initial adjudication and any appeals; pre-hearing, hearing, and post-hearing procedures; the types of adjudicators used; and the case loads at individual agencies. It relies in part on case studies to flesh out the overarching findings.
Michael Asimow, Michael J. Strumwasser, Herbert F. Bolz, and Laurine E. Tuleja
The Rutter Group California Practice Guide: Administrative Law is the authoritative resource for successfully handling agency cases from investigations through administrative hearings and judicial appeals, as well as navigating the rulemaking process, open meetings laws, and the California Public Records Act.
This is the first-ever practice guide to bring together all substantive and procedural aspects of California administrative law. It is a "how-to" comprehensive work for both lawyers representing clients before state and local agencies and lawyers representing those agencies – including agencies regulating businesses and professions, as well as land use, and those administering environmental laws and adjudicating disputes over public employment and public benefits. Essential practice-tested forms are included.
A fascinating exploration of the breadth of social, emotional, and spiritual experiences of atheists in America
Self-identified atheists make up roughly 5 percent of the American religious landscape, comprising a larger population than Jehovah’s Witnesses, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus combined. In spite of their relatively significant presence in society, atheists are one of the most stigmatized groups in the United States, frequently portrayed as immoral, unhappy, or even outright angry. Yet we know very little about what their lives are actually like as they live among their largely religious, and sometimes hostile, fellow citizens.
In this book, Jerome P. Baggett listens to what atheists have to say about their own lives and viewpoints. Drawing on questionnaires and interviews with more than five hundred American atheists scattered across the country, The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience uncovers what they think about morality, what gives meaning to their lives, how they feel about religious people, and what they think and know about religion itself.
hough the wider public routinely understands atheists in negative terms, as people who do not believe in God, Baggett pushes readers to view them in a different light. Rather than simply rejecting God and religion, atheists actually embrace something much more substantive—lives marked by greater integrity, open-mindedness, and progress.
Beyond just talking about or to American atheists, the time is overdue to let them speak for themselves. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in joining the conversation.
C. Bradford Biddle, Jorge L. Contreras, Brian J. Love, and Norman V. Siebrasse
Through a collaboration among twenty legal scholars from eleven countries in North America, Europe and Asia, Patent Remedies and Complex Products presents an international consensus on the use of patent remedies for complex products such as smartphones, computer networks and the Internet of Things. It covers the application of both monetary remedies like reasonable royalties, lost profits, and enhanced damages, as well as injunctive relief. Readers will also learn about the effect of competition laws and agreements to license standards-essential patents on terms that are 'fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory' (FRAND) on patent remedies. Where national values and policy make consensus difficult, contributors discuss the nature and direction of further research required to resolve disagreements.
Although public service is a noble calling, the process of getting there is not always so noble. As we all know, politics can be an ugly, nasty business. Pretty much everyone who runs for public office believes that he or she is ethical, however in the heat of the battle it is easy to have ethical lapses encouraged by such rationalizations as, “If I don’t win, I won’t be able to do all of the good things that I have planned for my community” or, “That other guy is bad news and if he wins the community will suffer.” In other words, we argue, the ends justify the means. The purpose of this guidebook is to give tips and advice on how to run an ethical political campaign in order to maintain the integrity of our electoral process and the trust of the people in those who would govern. The book will cover the primary areas in which your campaign will likely have to make ethical choices. The guide will also provide nuts and bolts advice on how to create an ethical campaign organization. This book is called a field guide because it is designed to be a ready reference for when you confront the inevitable ethical dilemmas on the campaign trail.
From websites devoted to battling a Left-liberal media ecosystem to the formidable internet army of Hindu Right volunteers, from online narratives of Hindu valour to Narendra Modi s impeccably-managed social media presence, new media is an integral part of present-day Hindu nationalism. The Virtual Hindu Rashtra examines the relationship of Hindu nationalism and new media as manifested across a range of internet spaces, including Twitter trends in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party s government policies, Facebook pages dedicated to the cultural project of establishing a Hindu state, and WhatsApp groups circulating jokes about Modi s critics. Situating online Hindu nationalism in a historical context, this book analyses the movement with respect to national and global political trends, such as the ascendancy of authoritarian political personalities worldwide and the phenomenon of fake news. Parsing the many expressions of online Hindu nationalism, the book concludes with a reflection on the implications of the relationship of Hindu nationalism and new media for democracy in India.
Eduardo Fernandez and Deborah Ross
This book narrates a reflexive account of the "doing" of contextual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) of Santa Clara University. The collection explores practicing contextual theology in the classroom and beyond, in service, international immersions, interreligious dialogue, and mission.
This collection narrates the story of contextual theology at JST: how the School came to select this theological method and how it guides the vision and mission of the School; how contextual theology shapes pedagogy and work in the classroom; how contextual theology and education flourish in ministerial praxis in the local intercultural San Francisco Bay Area; and more.
Annapurna Garimella, Shriya Sridharan, and A. Srivathsan
Contemporary Hindu temples raise aesthetic, economic, political and philosophical questions about the role of architecture in making a place for the sacred in society. This book presents the Hindu temple from the perspectives of institutions and individuals, including priests, building practitioners and worshippers, to consider what it means when the temple is no longer at the centre of Indic life, but has instead become one among several important sites of social praxis. The Contemporary Hindu Temple takes as its subject the multiple forms of architecture, design and sociability that Hindu spaces of worship encompass today. The essays cover shrines located in urban and rururban India, where Hindu temples are being maintained, resuscitated or newly constructed at a rapid pace. The authors of the essays in this volume take the contemporary as a moment in which historic structures, modern renovations, evolving religiosities and new design and construction practices intersect and converge. This centres the temple in a landscape of automobility, wireless connectivity and economic reformation, at the crossroads of informal acts of insertion, formal planning and governmentality, or as an architect-designed structure consciously being pushed toward the fresh horizons that a changing society offers. By focusing on a variety of structures, large and small, on expansive forms of encroachment, and on incremental acts of negotiation and seemingly insignificant processes, small feelings and pieties, this book nuances and expands our understanding of the Hindu temple today.
This is a casebook for students learning Internet Law, but other people interested in Internet Law may find it interesting. The book covers jurisdiction, contracts, trespass to chattels, intellectual property (copyright, trademarks and domain names), pornography, defamation and other information torts (including limits on web host liability), privacy, spam and the legal issues applicable to blogs and social media. Please note that some of the printed images may be a little blurry. While I’ve done my best to make the hard copy version of the book useful to you, the hard copy is missing some features, such as color images, clickable links and keyword searching.
David B. Gray
This is the second volume of the annotated translation of Tsong Khapa’s Illumination of the Hidden Meaning (sbas don kun gsal), a magnificent commentary on the Cakrasamvara Tantra.
This is the first English translation of this important work, which marked a milestone in the Tibetan understanding and practice of the Indian Buddhist tantras. It covers the vows, observances, and conduct of the initiated yogi, particularly in relation to the yoginis, whose favor he must cultivate. It describes in great detail the rites of the tradition, including homa fire sacrifice and the uses of the mantras of the mandala’s main deities. The author provides a trilingual English-Tibetan-Sanskrit glossary.
Together with the present author’s related publications in this series—including a translation of the Cakrasamvara root tantra (2007) and critical editions of its Sanskrit and Tibetan texts (2012), and the first volume of this master Tibetan commentary (2017)—the reader will have the first full study of this important tantra available in English.
Akhee Jamiel Howell-Williams
This book is an extension of my vocation: guiding others through the college search process. It is intended to help students, parents, educators and allies be better informed as to the benefits of being educated, and the path or paths one can take in achieving an education.
It is intended to demystify and explain what has become complicated and complex; to reduce this process to its simplest form. The purpose of this book is to show everyone that finding, selecting, and going to college is not, in fact, rocket science.
Beyond nostalgic tea industry ads romanticizing colonial Ceylon and the impoverished conditions that beleaguer Tamil tea workers are the stories of the women, men, and children who have built their families and lives in line houses on tea plantations since the nineteenth century. The tea industry's economic crisis and Sri Lanka's twenty-six year long civil war have ushered in changes to life and work on the plantations, where family members now migrate from plucking tea to performing domestic work in the capital city of Colombo or farther afield in the Middle East. Using feminist ethnographic methods in research that spans the transitional time between 2008 and 2017, Mythri Jegathesan presents the lived experience of these women and men working in agricultural, migrant, and intimate labor sectors.
In Tea and Solidarity, Jegathesan seeks to expand anthropological understandings of dispossession, drawing attention to the political significance of gender as a key feature in investment and place making in Sri Lanka specifically, and South Asia more broadly. This vivid and engaging ethnography sheds light on an otherwise marginalized and often invisible minority whose labor and collective heritage of dispossession as "coolies" in colonial Ceylon are central to Sri Lanka's global recognition, economic growth, and history as a postcolonial nation.
David James Keaton and Max Booth III
The toppings: Terror and torment.
The crust: Stuffed with dread and despair.
And the sauce: Well, the sauce is always red.
Whether you're in the mood for a Chicago-style deep dish of darkness, or prefer a New York wide slice of thin-crusted carnage, or if you just have a hankering for the cheap, cheesy charms of cardboard-crusted, delivered-to-your-door devilry; we have just the slice for you.
Bring your most monstrous of appetites, because we're serving suspense and horrors both chillingly cosmic and morbidly mundane from acclaimed horror authors such as Brian Evenson, Jessica McHugh, and Cody Goodfellow, as well as up-and-coming literary threats like Craig Wallwork, Sheri White, and Tony McMillen.
Tales From the Crust, stories you can devour in thirty minutes or less or the next one's free. Whatever that means.
Self-Service Analytics Simplified: How to Plan and Implement will introduce you to self-service analytics (SSA), which aims to make business users less dependent on IT for their reporting and analytics needs. This book, which teaches how to plan and implement an SSA project, will appeal to a broad range of users including senior executives, business and IT managers, project managers, data analysts, business analysts, developers, casual users, as well as IT professionals. The topics covered in Self-Service Analytics Simplified: How to Plan and Implement include an introduction to self-service analytics, relationship with BI, benefits for different types of users, readiness assessment, planning, data-related topics including metadata and data pipelining, architecture, tools, requirements, implementation, data governance, security, training, data and user onboarding, and barriers to adoption, as well as challenges, best practices, lessons, and tips.
Tableau Step-by-Step for Beginners provides an introduction to Tableau, which is the leading data visualization software. The exercises contained in it cover the functions most widely used by business users. After completing these exercises, you will be able to develop simple reports and dashboards and, also, perform basic analysis. The skills developed through these exercises will become the foundation for those who want to become experts in the use of Tableau software for reporting, analysis and data visualization.Tableau Step-by-Step for Beginners contains 35 exercises, which demonstrate, in a step-by-step manner, various functions such as filtering, drilldown, sorting, swapping, aggregating, trending, and formatting. These exercises show how to work with and manage workbooks, export results to Excel or PDF, and also display, download and export data. Also covered are various analysis functions such as Top N and forecasting. Tableau Step-by-Step for Beginners also demonstrates how to develop a dashboard and customize it by incorporating quick filters and layout formatting.
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Drawing on the same pioneering research that formed the foundation of their classic bestseller The Leadership Challenge (over 2.7 million copies sold), James Kouzes and Barry Posner offer a set of leadership skills and practices that will make a significant difference in every area of higher education—faculty, administration, library services, career counseling, auxiliary services, campus safety, and more. It’s about the behaviors that leaders, regardless of their position, use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, segments into solidarity, and risks into rewards.
Kouzes and Posner tell the leadership story from the inside and move outward, describing it first as a personal journey and then as mobilizing others to want to do things they have never done before. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership is the operating system for this adventure. Leadership in Higher Education explains the fundamental principles that support these practices and provides case examples of people in higher education who demonstrate each one.
A core theme that weaves its way through all the chapters is that, whether it’s one to one or one to many, leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. We need leaders who can unite us and ignite us. This book lights the way.
This is a book on metaethics—in particular, an inquiry into the metaphysical foundations of morality. After carefully exploring the metaphysical commitments, or lack thereof, of the leading versions of moral anti-realism, Kulp develops a new and in-depth theory of moral realism. Starting with the firm recognition of the importance of our common sense belief that we possess a great deal of moral knowledge—that, for example, some acts are objectively right and some objectively wrong—the book goes on to examine the metaphysical grounds of various skeptical responses to this perspective. In great part, the book is devoted to developing a version of realist metaethics: specifically, developing in detail realist theories of moral truth, moral facts, and moral properties.Concluding with the rejection of prominent contemporary forms of moral anti-realism, Kulp presents a rigorous non-naturalistic theory of moral realism, and a vindication of the basic commitments of commonsense moral thought.
Arthur S. Leonard and Patricia A. Cain
Legal issues arising from the sexual diversity of our society are front and center in many legal fields. The Supreme Court, which selectively controls its docket, now considers sexuality-related cases almost every term, and the pace of litigation in lower courts keeps increasing. Responding to the surge of new developments, the authors have reorganized the front end of the book to emphasize the diversity of issues by providing a chronological journey through the Supreme Court’s treatment of sexuality law issues from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. Chapters on sexual orientation and gender identity issues in the lower courts follow. The family law chapters have been reworked to account for the decisions in Windsor and Obergefell and the numerous issues that have arisen since implementation of these cases began. The final chapter concludes with selected topics on subjects yet to receive Supreme Court review.
This text uses the GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain for program development on Windows, Linux or OS X operating systems, and is supported by a textbook website (http://www.engr.scu.edu/~dlewis/book3/) that provides numerous resources including PowerPoint lecture slides, programming assignments and a run-time library. ARM Assembly for Embedded Applications is a text for a sophomore-level course in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering that teaches students how to write functions in ARM assembly called by a C program. The C/Assembly interface (i.e., function call, parameter passing, return values, register conventions) is presented early so that students can write simple functions in assembly as soon as possible. The text then covers the details of arithmetic, bit manipulation, making decisions, loops, integer arithmetic, real arithmetic using floating-point and fixed-point representations, composite data types, inline coding and I/O programming. What’s new: This 5th edition adds an entirely new chapter on floating-point emulation that presents an implementation of the IEEE floating-point specification in C as a model for conversion to assembly. By positioning it just after the chapter on the hardware floating-point unit, students will have a better understanding of the complexity of emulation and thus why the use of fixed-point reals presented in the following chapter is preferred when run-time performance is important. Numerous additional material has been added throughout the book. For example, a technique for mapping compound conditionals to assembly using vertically-constrained flowcharts provides an alternative to symbolic manipulation using DeMorgan’s law. Visually-oriented students often find the new technique to be easier and a natural analog to the sequential structure of instruction execution. The text also clarifies how instructions and constants are held in non-volatile flash memory while data, the stack and the heap are held in read-write memory. With this foundation, it then explains why the address distance between these two regions and the limited range of address displacements restrict the use of PC-relative addressing to that of loading read-only data, and why access to read-write data requires the use of a two-instruction sequence.
A distinctly Indigenous form of landscape representation is emerging in the creations of contemporary Indigenous artists from North America. For centuries, landscape painting in European art typically used representational strategies such as single-point perspective to lure viewers―and settlers―into the territories of the old and new worlds. In the twentieth century, abstract expressionism transformed painting to encompass something beyond the visual world, and later, minimalism and the Land Art movement broadened the genre of landscape art to include sculptural forms and site-specific installations.
In Shifting Grounds, art historian Kate Morris argues that Indigenous artists are expanding, reconceptualizing, and remaking the forms of the genre still further, expressing Indigenous attitudes toward land and belonging even as they draw upon mainstream art practices. The resulting works are rarely if ever primarily visual representations, but instead evoke all five senses: from the overt sensuality of Kay WalkingStick's tactile paintings to the eerie soundscapes of Alan Michelson's videos and Postcommodity's installations to the immersive environments of Kent Monkman's dioramas, this landscape art resonates with a fully embodied and embedded subjectivity.
In the works of these and many other Native artists, Shifting Grounds explores themes of presence and absence, connection and dislocation, survival and vulnerability, memory and commemoration, and power and resistance, illuminating the artists' sustained engagement not only with land and landscape but also with the history of representation itself.
Tim J. Myers and Bonnie Pang
Inspired by the 1863 Egg War and the mad rush for murre eggs on the Farallon Islands near San Francisco, Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates is a high-seas adventure story celebrating the courage and history of Chinese immigrants in America through a fascinating yet little-known event during the California Gold Rush era.
Yao Bai is finally old enough to sail with his father and uncle to the Farallon Islands, to gather the precious eggs seabirds lay there. But on their way home they encounter trouble on the sea―pirates! Just when Yao’s father and uncle believe their hard day’s work would all be gone, Yao comes up with a clever plan. But will it be enough to save all the eggs?
Edward W. Blyden's Intellectual Transformations: Afropublicanism, Pan-Africanism, Islam, and the Indigenous West African Church
Harry N. K. Odamtten
Distinguished by its multidisciplinary dexterity, this book is a masterfully woven reinterpretation of the life, travels, and scholarship of Edward W. Blyden, arguably the most influential Black intellectual of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It traces Blyden’s various moments of intellectual transformation through the multiple lenses of ethnicity, race, religion, and identity in the historical context of Atlantic exchanges, the Back-to-Africa movement, colonialism, and the global Black intellectual movement. In this book Blyden is shown as an African public intellectual who sought to reshape ideas about Africa circulating in the Atlantic world. The author also highlights Blyden’s contributions to different public spheres in Europe, in the Jewish Diaspora, in the Muslim and Christian world of West Africa, and among Blacks in the United States. Additionally, this book places Blyden at the pinnacle of Afropublicanism in order to emphasize his public intellectualism, his rootedness in the African historical experience, and the scholarship he produced about Africa and the African Diaspora. As Blyden is an important contributor to African studies, among other disciplines, this volume makes for critical scholarly reading.
This is an introductory book on PySpark.
This book is about PySpark: Python API for Spark.
Apache Spark is an analytics engine for large-scale
data processing. Spark is the open source cluster
computing system that makes data analytics fast
to write and fast to run. This book provides a
large set of recipes for implementing big data
processing and analytics using Spark and Python.
The goal of this book is to show working examples
in PySpark so that you can do your ETL and
analytics easier. You may cut and paste examples to
deliver your applications in PySpark.
This book introduces PySpark (Python API for Spark).
You can use PySpark to tackle big datasets quickly
through simple APIs in Python. You will learn how to
express parallel tasks and computations with just a
few lines of code, and cover applications from ETL,
simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine
With this book, you may dive into Spark capabilities
such as RDDs (resilient distributed datasets),
DataFrames (data as a table of rows and columns),
in memory caching, and the interactive PySpark
shell, where you may leverage Spark's powerful built
in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming,
In this book, you will learn Spark's transformations
and actions by a set of well-defined and working
examples. All examples are tested and working: this
means that you can copy-cut-paste to your desired
PySpark applications. Writing PySpark is much easier
than writing Spark applications in Java and PySpark
applications are not bulky at all when compared to
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