♥ Book Title : Humanitarian Aid Work
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Drawing on over a decade of field experiences in Latin America as well as a burgeoning literature about the psychological and social effects of war and disasters, Martín Beristain developed this volume at the interface of theory and practice as one response to these complex social and political realities. Humanitarian Aid Work offers an excellent introduction to those seeking to respond to the complex social, political, cultural, and linguistic diversities within any humanitarian crisis."—from the Foreword Throughout the world, there is a rising need for humanitarian aid. Enormous resources are being devoted to it; more organizations carry out cooperative projects; and emergency actions have grown to unprecedented levels. However, such expansion has not always meant that relief has been more adequately provided to victims, nor has it always had positive effects in reconstructing the social fabric. This book helps us to understand how people respond to traumatic experiences in extraordinary circumstances and to appreciate the social and cultural context in which these responses occur. Carlos Martín Beristain offers a psychosocial approach that advocates a cultural sensitivity for humanitarian action and the work of collaboration, assistance, and accompaniment. He suggests alternative ideas for social reconstruction in such areas as prevention, care of victims, collective memory, respect for human rights, and help to the helpers. Humanitarian Aid Work offers a constructive approach to the problems of groups affected by violence, catastrophe, or emergency situations. It is intended as a critical manual for aid workers. Academic research in psychology and the social sciences—as well as the author's experience in Central and South America—has been summarized to yield clear, action-oriented guidance. Research results from Europe, Africa, and Asia are also incorporated."Article| Carlos Martin Beristain, M. Brinton Lykes| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Open Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting
☯ Full Synopsis : "Welcome to the 5th International Conference on Open Source Systems! It is quite an achievement to reach the five-year mark – that’s the sign of a successful enterprise. This annual conference is now being recognized as the primary event for the open source research community, attracting not only high-quality papers, but also building a community around a technical program, a collection of workshops, and (starting this year) a Doctoral Consortium. Reaching this milestone reflects the efforts of many people, including the conference founders, as well as the organizers and participants in the previous conferences. My task has been easy, and has been greatly aided by the hard work of Kevin Crowston and Cornelia Boldyreff, the Program Committee, as well as the Organizing Team led by Björn Lundell. All of us are also grateful to our attendees, especially in the difficult economic climate of 2009. We hope the participants found the conference valuable both for its technical content and for its personal networking opportunities. To me, it is interesting to look back over the past five years, not just at this conference, but at the development and acceptance of open source software. Since 2004, the business and commercial side of open source has grown enormously. At that time, there were only a handful of open source businesses, led by RedHat and its Linux distribution. Companies such as MySQL and JBoss were still quite small."Article| Cornelia Boldyreff, Kevin Crowston, Björn Lundell, Anthony I. Wasserman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Counting Birds
☯ Full Synopsis : "Everyday kids learn how they can help protect bird species, near and far, with Counting Birds—the real-life story of bird counting and watching. What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, who used his bird knowledge and magazine Bird-Lore to found the first annual bird count. Bird counting helps professional researchers collect data, share expertise, and spread valuable information to help all kinds of birds around the world, from condors to hawks to kestrels and more. Counting Birds introduces kids to a whole feathered world that will fascinate and inspire them to get involved in conservation and become citizen scientists."Article| Heidi E.Y. Stemple| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Principles of Sports Training
☯ Full Synopsis : "Trainingslehre, Trainingsmethode, DDR, Trainingsplanung."Article| Dietrich Harre, Jürgen Barsch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Arctic Zoology
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Thomas Pennant| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Professional VSTO 2005
☯ Full Synopsis : "Professional Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office satisfies the need to write enterprise software based on Office by delivering practical solutions for those seeking to port existing functionality to VSTO. The book focuses on code and implementation, not theory, with code examples presented in both VB and C#. The book is especially written for enterprise developers - VBA or COM Interop savvy - who need to leverage the power and productivity of VSTO today. .NET developers seeking to explore VSTO as a potential solution will also find ample material that suits their needs. This book covers VSTO 2005 in detail. The approach focuses on the major components that form the suite with the exception that InfoPath is not covered. All other components benefit from an exploration of the key objects that are most likely to be used in common programming scenarios. This book is organized into chapters that present the building blocks of VSTO first. Microsoft Excel and its Range objects form the cornerstone of range manipulation across the VSTO suite. For that reason, the first few chapters explain these basic concepts. Subsequent chapters use these building blocks as a starting point so it is important to be familiar with these concepts before skipping to the back of the book. Once you gain a complete understanding of the Excel Range object in Chapters 2 and 3, you can apply that knowledge to the remaining chapters. In fact, Microsoft Word, Charts and Pivot Table manipulation are all based on the Excel Range object. (VSTO contains a potent charting engine second to none. And this book explores every facet of charting.) The obvious benefit of this clever architecture is that it significantly reduces the learning curve for those who wish to adopt this relatively new technology. And this book is designed to show you how to exploit this architecture."Article| Alvin Bruney| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Design Like Apple
☯ Full Synopsis : "Implement the same principles that shaped Apple's approach todesign Apple sees design as a tool for creating beautiful experiencesthat convey a point of view down to the smallest detail--îfromthe tactile feedback of keyboard to the out-of-the-box experienceof an iPhone package. And all of these capabilities are founded ina deep and rich embrace of what it means to be a designer. Design Like Apple uncovers the lessons from Apple'sunique approach to product creation, manufacturing, delivery, andcustomer experience. Offers behind-the-scenes stories from current and recent Appleinsiders Draws on case studies from other companies that have masteredthe creative application of design to create outrageous businessresults Delivers how-to lessons across design, marketing, and businessstrategy Bridging creativity and commerce, this book will show you to howto truly Design Like Apple."Article| John Edson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Knossos Labyrinth
☯ Full Synopsis : "Knossos, like the Acropolis or Stonehenge, is a symbol for an entire culture. The Knossos Labyrinth was first built in the reign of a Middle Kingdom Egyptian pharaoh, and was from the start the focus of a glittering and exotic culture. Homer left elusive clues about the Knossian court and when the lost site of Knossos gradually re-emerged from obscurity in the nineteenth century, the first excavators - Minos Kalokairinos, Heinrich Schliemann, and Arthur Evans - were predisposed to see the site through the eyes of the classical authors. Rodney Castleden argues that this line of thought was a false trail and gives an alternative insight into the labyrinth which is every bit as exciting as the traditional explanations, and one which he believes is much closer to the truth. Rejecting Evans' view of Knossos as a bronze age royal palace, Castleden puts forward alternative interpretations - that the building was a necropolis or a temple - and argues that the temple interpretation is the most satisfactory in the light of modern archaeological knowledge about Minoan Crete."Article| Rodney Castleden| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shade Gardens
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Mimi Luebbermann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Programming ADO.NET
☯ Full Synopsis : "A powerful tool for delivering data-driven content across the Web, ADO.NET is the new set of data access services for Microsoft's .NET Framework. Because of its many new features, experienced and new programmers alike need to learn ADO.NET from the ground up. Provides detailed coverage of the objects that form the ADO.NET infrastructure Explores the relationship between ADO.NET, ASP.NET, XML, and server-side tools such as SQL Server 2000 and BizTalk Server Features "Best Practices" sections that cover how to retrieve, manipulate, and update data with ADO.NET Companion Web site contains code examples in VB.NET and C#"Article| Richard Hundhausen, Steven Borg| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Nonlinear Approximation Theory
☯ Full Synopsis : "The first investigations of nonlinear approximation problems were made by P.L. Chebyshev in the last century, and the entire theory of uniform approxima tion is strongly connected with his name. By making use of his ideas, the theories of best uniform approximation by rational functions and by polynomials were developed over the years in an almost unified framework. The difference between linear and rational approximation and its implications first became apparent in the 1960's. At roughly the same time other approaches to nonlinear approximation were also developed. The use of new tools, such as nonlinear functional analysis and topological methods, showed that linearization is not sufficient for a complete treatment of nonlinear families. In particular, the application of global analysis and the consideration of flows on the family of approximating functions intro duced ideas which were previously unknown in approximation theory. These were and still are important in many branches of analysis. On the other hand, methods developed for nonlinear approximation prob lems can often be successfully applied to problems which belong to or arise from linear approximation. An important example is the solution of moment problems via rational approximation. Best quadrature formulae or the search for best linear spaces often leads to the consideration of spline functions with free nodes. The most famous problem of this kind, namely best interpolation by poly nomials, is treated in the appendix of this book."Article| Dietrich Braess| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Really Easy Piano Big Chart Hits
☯ Full Synopsis : "Really Easy Piano: Big Chart Hits features easy Piano arrangements of 19 big chart hits, complete with song background notes, and playing hints and tips. Songs Include: The A Team (Ed Sheeran), Dance With Me Tonight (Olly Murs), Heaven (Emeli Sandé), I Wont Let You Go (James Morrison), Jar Of Hearts (Christina Perri), Lightning (The Wanted), Marry The Night (Lady Gaga), Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera), Nothing's Real But Love (Rebecca Ferguson), The One That Got Away (Katy Perry), Our Day Will Come (Amy Winehouse), Paradise (Coldplay), Set Fire To The Rain (Adele), Video Games (Lana Del Ray), We Found Love (Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris)."Article| Wise Publications| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : For Those I Loved
☯ Full Synopsis : ""A firsthand account of the Jewish Holocaust from a man who survived a concentration camp, participated in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, became an officer in the Soviet Red Army, and retired to France after making a fortune in the United States"--Provided by publisher."Article| Martin Gray, Max Gallo| Statement ..."