Bing Annual 2018

Author: N.A

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780008236045


Page: N.A

View: 6065

Join Bing and his friends in this brand-new fun-filled annual, packed with stories, keepsake pages and activities. Bing is back with a brand new annual for 2018, packed with stories, activities, games and make-and-do! This brand-new book based on the popular CBeebies show features a collection of keepsake pages throughout the book for recording memories, preferences and firsts as well as spaces to stick in photographs or draw your own pictures.

Bing Crosby

Swinging on a Star: The War Years, 1940-1946

Author: Gary Giddins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031641235X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 1477

"The best thing to happen to Bing Crosby since Bob Hope," (WSJ) Gary Giddins presents the second volume of his masterful multi-part biography Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and performed. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume, NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic Gary Giddins now focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas. Set against the backdrop of a Europe on the brink of collapse, this groundbreaking work traces Crosby's skyrocketing career as he fully inhabits a new era of American entertainment and culture. While he would go on to reshape both popular music and cinema more comprehensively than any other artist, Crosby's legacy would be forever intertwined with his impact on the home front, a unifying voice for a nation at war. Over a decade in the making and drawing on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to numerous archives, Giddins brings Bing Crosby, his work, and his world to vivid life--firmly reclaiming Crosby's central role in American cultural history.

China in Australasia

Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War

Author: James Beattie,Richard Bullen,Maria Galikowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351203452

Category: Art

Page: 190

View: 7589

Drawing on expertise in art history, exhibition studies and cultural studies as well as politics and international relations, China in Australasia presents significant new perspectives on the role of art in the cultural diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China. The book tells the forgotten story of the loan, exchange, and gifting of Chinese art, museum exhibitions—and the use of Chinese arts more broadly—in growing diplomatic relations with Australia and New Zealand, from 1949 to the present day. Its scope includes pre-modern, modern and contemporary sculpture, painting and peasant art, as well as ancient artefacts, performance arts and gardens. In considering the geopolitical connections opened by the arts, this book presents new insights into some of the ways in which China, often in conjunction with local supporters, sought to present itself to the people of Australia and New Zealand. It also considers how, for their part, New Zealanders and Australians worked to expand understandings of their powerful northern neighbour within changing political contexts. The first of its kind, this book-length interdisciplinary study of Chinese soft diplomacy in Australasia will be invaluable to students and scholars of Chinese studies, cultural diplomacy, museum studies and art history.

Cornerstones of Financial Accounting

Author: Jay Rich,Jeff Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337690880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 3173

CORNERSTONES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING highlights the role of accounting in business with a balanced approach that helps students understand the relationship between accounting, financial statements, and business decisions. Built around how students read and use textbooks, the Cornerstones approach gets them through the fundamentals FASTER and MORE INDEPENTENTLY, allowing more time to focus on the use of accounting information in real world companies. Rather than focusing on concepts in isolation, students view accounting as a system and learn how the interaction of numbers impact end results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lifelong Machine Learning

Second Edition

Author: Zhiyuan Chen,Bing Liu

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 168173303X

Category: Computers

Page: 207

View: 9637

Lifelong Machine Learning, Second Edition is an introduction to an advanced machine learning paradigm that continuously learns by accumulating past knowledge that it then uses in future learning and problem solving. In contrast, the current dominant machine learning paradigm learns in isolation: given a training dataset, it runs a machine learning algorithm on the dataset to produce a model that is then used in its intended application. It makes no attempt to retain the learned knowledge and use it in subsequent learning. Unlike this isolated system, humans learn effectively with only a few examples precisely because our learning is very knowledge-driven: the knowledge learned in the past helps us learn new things with little data or effort. Lifelong learning aims to emulate this capability, because without it, an AI system cannot be considered truly intelligent. Research in lifelong learning has developed significantly in the relatively short time since the first edition of this book was published. The purpose of this second edition is to expand the definition of lifelong learning, update the content of several chapters, and add a new chapter about continual learning in deep neural networks—which has been actively researched over the past two or three years. A few chapters have also been reorganized to make each of them more coherent for the reader. Moreover, the authors want to propose a unified framework for the research area. Currently, there are several research topics in machine learning that are closely related to lifelong learning—most notably, multi-task learning, transfer learning, and meta-learning—because they also employ the idea of knowledge sharing and transfer. This book brings all these topics under one roof and discusses their similarities and differences. Its goal is to introduce this emerging machine learning paradigm and present a comprehensive survey and review of the important research results and latest ideas in the area. This book is thus suitable for students, researchers, and practitioners who are interested in machine learning, data mining, natural language processing, or pattern recognition. Lecturers can readily use the book for courses in any of these related fields.

Business Rankings Annual

Author: Sheila Dow,Chris Lopez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787656904

Category: Corporations

Page: 916

View: 3003

Lists of companies, products, services, and activities compiled from a variety of published sources.

Annual Report

Author: New York (State). Dept. of Social Welfare

Publisher: N.A


Category: Public welfare

Page: N.A

View: 6721


Scotland. Owners of Lands and Heritages, 17 & 18 Vict., Cap. 91. 1872-73

Return: I. Of the Name and Address of Every Owner of One Acre and Upwards in Extent, Outside the Municipal Boundaries of Boroughs Containing More Than 20,000 Inhabitants, with the Estimated Acreage, and the Annual Value of the Lands and Heritages of Individual Owners; and of the Number of Owners of Less Than One Acre, with the Estimated Aggregate Acreage and Annual Value of the Lands and Heritages of Such Owners in Each County. II. A Similar Return for Municipal Boroughs Containing More Than 20,000 Inhabitants

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Land tenure

Page: 211

View: 2776