Street Without Joy

The French Debacle in Indochina

Author: Bernard Fall

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844153185

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 6403

A poignant, angry, articulate book Newsweek 'Mr Fall's book is a dramatic treatment of a historic event graphic impact New York Times Originally published in 1961, before the United States escalated its involvement in South Vietnam, Street Without Joy offered a clear warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia; a costly and protracted revolutionary war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. In harrowing detail, Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict, ending in 1954 after the fall of Dien Bien Phu, in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. Street Without Joy was required reading for policymakers in Washington and GIs in the field and is now considered a classic.

Because You're Now Banging a French Girl

Author: Nicolette Daskalakis

Publisher: Iconico Arts

ISBN: 9780692359037


Page: 54

View: 7110

This is the language of #nofilter love. Raw, sincere and humorous, Nicolette's poems explore the odd world of blind dates, supermarket flirting, loud neighbors and exes with new French girlfriends. Go ahead, smash faces with the page. We won't tell.

Filters Against Folly

How to Survive Despite Economists, Ecologists, and the Merely Eloquent

Author: Garrett James Hardin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5579


Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition -

Author: Miriam Drake

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 9598

A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.

Street Culture

50 Years of Subculture Style

Author: Gavin Baddeley

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658775

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 2011

Street Culture explores the family tree of youth movements, examining the lines that tie Beatniks to Bikers, Punks to Emos, Goths to Metal Heads. Illustrated throughout, the book presents a sumptuous visual history of youth culture, and the style, behaviour and values of the groups who have defined it.

A Midsummer Night #nofilter

Author: William Shakespeare,Brett Wright

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553538837

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 112

View: 6141

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?! Imagine: What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays! Four lovers who can’t decide who they have a crush on. One mischievous fairy with a love potion. Total chaos in the fairy world, the human world, and everywhere in between! and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;) tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens. A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

The French

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162009

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 3228

This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives. It looks at what makes up the national character of France.

Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, 7th Edition

The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions

Author: Robert M. Parker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439139970

Category: Cooking

Page: 1536

View: 9767

Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."

I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!

Author: Julia Cook

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 1545721483

Category: Self-Help

Page: 32

View: 1742

‘NO’ is RJ’s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn “No” into “Maybe” or “We’ll see” or “Later” or “I’ll think about it.” Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating the social skills of accepting “No” for an answer and disagreeing appropriately. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use these skills are included in the book. I Just Don’t Like the Sound of NO! is another in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books from the Boys Town Press that teach children social skills.

Here Comes Everybody

How Change Happens when People Come Together

Author: Clay Shirky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141030623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 5533

Clay Shirky's international bestseller Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together explores how the unifying power of the internet is changing the character of human society. Welcome to the new future of involvement. Forming groups is easier than it's ever been: unpaid volunteers build Wikipedia together in their spare time, mistreated customers can join forces to get their revenge on airlines and high street banks, and one man with a laptop can raise an army to help recover a stolen phone. The results of this new world of easy collaboration can be both good (young people defying an oppressive government with a guerrilla ice-cream eating protest) and bad (girls sharing advice for staying dangerously skinny) but it's here and, as Clay Shirky shows, it's affecting... well, everybody. For the first time, we have the tools to make group action truly a reality. And they're going to change our whole world. 'As crisply argued and as enlightening a book about the internet as has been written' Daily Telegraph 'As usable as the technology he writes about' Independent 'Clay Shirky's masterpiece ... glittering, brilliant insights that make me think, yes, of course, that's how it all works' Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing 'Anyone interested in the vitality and influence of groups of human beings - from knitting circles, to political movements, to multinational corporations - needs to read this book' Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You and Emergence Clay Shirky writes, teaches, and consults on the social and economic effects of the internet. A professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, he has consulted for Nokia, Procter and Gamble, News Corp., the BBC, the US Navy, and Lego. Over the years, his writings have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and IEEE Computer.

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd Edition

Author: Robin Fell,Patrick MacGregor,David Stapledon,Graeme Bell,Mark Foster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138000086

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1348

View: 5464

Geotechnical Engineering of Dams, 2nd edition provides a comprehensive text on the geotechnical and geological aspects of the investigations for and the design and construction of new dams and the review and assessment of existing dams. The main emphasis of this work is on embankment dams, but much of the text, particularly those parts related to geology, can be used for concrete gravity and arch dams. All phases of investigation, design and construction are covered. Detailed descriptions are given from the initial site assessment and site investigation program through to the preliminary and detailed design phases and, ultimately, the construction phase. The assessment of existing dams, including the analysis of risks posed by those dams, is also discussed. This wholly revised and significantly expanded 2nd edition includes a lengthy new appendix on the assessment of the likelihood of failure of dams by internal erosion and piping. This valuable source on dam engineering incorporates the 200+ years of collective experience of the authors in the subject area. Design methods are presented in combination with their theoretical basis, to enable the reader to develop a proper understanding of the possibilities and limitations of a method. For its practical, well-founded approach, this work can serve as a useful guide for professional dam engineers and engineering geologists and as a textbook for university students.

Remembering the Year of the French

Irish Folk History and Social Memory

Author: Guy Beiner

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299218249

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 5601

Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Recycling the Dustbin of History Part I Collecting Memory Oral History and Social Memory 000 Irish Folklore Collections 000 Hayes and The Last Invasion of Ireland 000 Ancillary Folk History Sources 000 Part II Folk History 000 History-Telling 000 Practitioners of Folk History 000 Time and Calendar 000 Part III Democratic History 000 Who Were 'The Men of the West'? 000 Multiple Heroes in Folk Historiographies Who Were the Women of the West? 000 Part IV Commemorating History 000 Spheres and Mediums of Remembrance 000 Topographies of Folk Commemoration 000 Souvenirs 000 Ceremonies, Monuments and Negotiations of Memory 000 Mediations of Remembrance 000 Memory and Oblivion Conclusion: Alternative History: Archaeologies of Social Memory Epilogue: Commemorative Heritage: Remembrance in the Late-Twentieth Century Select Bibliography Index

Found in Translation

How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World

Author: Nataly Kelly,Jost Zetzsche

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1565

Translation. It’s everywhere we look, but seldom seen—until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane warnings and poetry to peace treaties, Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche offer language lovers and pop culture fans alike an insider’s view of the ways in which translation spreads culture, fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. Examples include how translation plays a key role at Google, Facebook, NASA, the United Nations, the Olympics, and more.

Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409579956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4702

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of being in love" - Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series NPR's Year's Best Teen Reads, 2010. NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels, Number 53. Cybils Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction, 2011. YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults. 2012 list YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Forbidden Romance, 2012. TAYSHAS Reading List, 2012. Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, Honor, 2012-13.

Chemical Analysis

Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques

Author: Francis Rouessac,Annick Rouessac

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118681878

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 572

Completely revised and updated, Chemical Analysis: Second Edition is an essential introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques and instruments. Assuming little in the way of prior knowledge, this text carefully guides the reader through the more widely used and important techniques, whilst avoiding excessive technical detail. Provides a thorough introduction to a wide range of the most important and widely used instrumental techniques Maintains a careful balance between depth and breadth of coverage Includes examples, problems and their solutions Includes coverage of latest developments including supercritical fluid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis

Mastering Bitcoin

Programming the Open Blockchain

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491954361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 1450

Join the technological revolution that’s taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion. The second edition includes: A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network A deep dive into blockchain applications, including how to combine the building blocks offered by this platform into higher-level applications User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

Thin-Film Optical Filters, Fourth Edition

Author: H. Angus MacLeod,H. Angus Macleod

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420073034

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

View: 3541

Written by a world-renowned authority of optical coatings, Thin-Film Optical Filters, Fourth Edition presents an introduction to thin-film optical filters for both manufacturers and users. The preeminent author covers an assortment of design, manufacture, performance, and application topics. He also includes enough of the basic mathematics of optical thin films to enable readers to carry out thin-film calculations. This new edition of a bestseller retains most of the descriptions of older design techniques because of their importance in understanding how designs work. However, this edition includes a substantial amount of new material as well. A new chapter on color takes into account the increasing importance of color in optical coatings. In addition, a new section discusses the effects of gain in optical coatings. This comprehensive yet accessible book continues to offer valuable insight into the principles, techniques, and processes of successful coating design. It provides the sound foundation required to make further advances in the field.

Aerosol Filtration

Author: Dominique Thomas,Augustin Charvet,Nathalie Bardin-Monnier,Jean-Christophe Appert-Collin

Publisher: Iste Press - Elsevier

ISBN: 9781785482151

Category: Aerosols

Page: 205

View: 8169

5.8. Bibliography -- 6 Filtration of Liquid Aerosols -- 6.1. Overview -- 6.2. Clogging by liquid aerosols -- 6.3. Clogging models -- 6.4. Binary mixture of liquid and solid aerosols -- 6.5. Conclusion -- 6.6. Bibliography -- Appendix: Adhesion of Particles -- A.1. Van der Waals force -- A.2. Capillary force -- A.3. Electrostatic adhesion -- A.4. Influence of roughness -- A.5. Summary -- A.6. Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover

Orthogonal Waveforms and Filter Banks for Future Communication Systems

Author: Markku Renfors,Xavier Mestre,Eleftherios Kofidis,Faouzi Bader

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012810385X

Category: Computers

Page: 590

View: 9418

Orthogonal Waveforms and Filter Banks for Future Communication Systems provides an up-to-date account of orthogonal filter bank-based multicarrier (FBMC) systems and their applications in modern and future communications, highlighting the crucial role that advanced multicarrier waveforms play. It is an up-to-date overview of the theory, algorithms, design and applications of FBMC systems at both the link- and system levels that demonstrates the various gains offered by FBMC over existing transmission schemes via both simulation and test bed experiments. Readers will learn the requirements and challenges of advanced waveform design for future communication systems, existing FBMC approaches, application areas, and their implementation. In addition, the state-of-the-art in PHY- and MAC-layer solutions based on FBMC techniques, including theoretical, algorithmic and implementation aspects are explored. Presents a unique and up-to-date source for signal processing/communications researchers and practitioners Presents a homogeneous, comprehensive presentation of the subject Covers offset-QAM based FBMC (FBMC/OQAM) and its variants, including its history, signal processing interest and potential for maximum spectral efficiency, among other features