Ten Months in the Orphan Brigade

Author: Conrad Wise Chapman
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 0873386388
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Conrad Wise Chapman served for a year in the West with the Orphan Brigade of the 3rd Kentucky Regiment. This is his memoir, written from memory in 1867 and aided by his correspondence with his family. It bristles with a hatred for Yankees and recalls his soldiering days with nostalgia.

Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers EOC

Author: Michael J. Fagel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439838526
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Social Science

Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) provides a clear and up-to-date understanding of how an EOC should operate within the guidance of various federal and national programs. It discusses the processes and systems that must be considered in emergency planning and preparedness efforts. The culmination of more than four decades of experience, the text provides time-tested tips for those developing and revising emergency preparedness plans. The book details the requirements for appropriate training and planning, both validated by a well-designed exercise program. Stressing the importance of consistency with the various national preparedness initiatives, it includes the latest developments and best practices in the evolving field of emergency management.

Getting Started with OAuth 2 0

Author: Ryan Boyd
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449331610
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Genre: Computers

Whether you develop web applications or mobile apps, the OAuth 2.0 protocol will save a lot of headaches. This concise introduction shows you how OAuth provides a single authorization technology across numerous APIs on the Web, so you can securely access users’ data—such as user profiles, photos, videos, and contact lists—to improve their experience of your application. Through code examples, step-by-step instructions, and use-case examples, you’ll learn how to apply OAuth 2.0 to your server-side web application, client-side app, or mobile app. Find out what it takes to access social graphs, store data in a user’s online filesystem, and perform many other tasks. Understand OAuth 2.0’s role in authentication and authorization Learn how OAuth’s Authorization Code flow helps you integrate data from different business applications Discover why native mobile apps use OAuth differently than mobile web apps Use OpenID Connect and eliminate the need to build your own authentication system

Queuing Theory and Telecommunications

Author: Giovanni Giambene
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461440840
Release Date: 2014-04-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is aimed to provide a basic description of current networking technologies and protocols as well as to provide important tools for network performance analysis based on queuing theory. The second edition adds selected contents in the first part of the book for what concerns: (i) the token bucket regulator and traffic shaping issues; (ii) the TCP protocol congestion control that has a significant part in current networking; (iii) basic satellite networking issues; (iv) adding details on QoS support in IP networks. The book is organized so that we have first networking technologies and protocols (Part I) and then theory and exercises with applications to the different technologies and protocols (Part II). This book is intended as a textbook for master level courses in networking and telecommunications sectors.

Artificial Superintelligence

Author: Roman V. Yampolskiy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482234442
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Computers

A day does not go by without a news article reporting some amazing breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI). Many philosophers, futurists, and AI researchers have conjectured that human-level AI will be developed in the next 20 to 200 years. If these predictions are correct, it raises new and sinister issues related to our future in the age of intelligent machines. Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach directly addresses these issues and consolidates research aimed at making sure that emerging superintelligence is beneficial to humanity. While specific predictions regarding the consequences of superintelligent AI vary from potential economic hardship to the complete extinction of humankind, many researchers agree that the issue is of utmost importance and needs to be seriously addressed. Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach discusses key topics such as: AI-Completeness theory and how it can be used to see if an artificial intelligent agent has attained human level intelligence Methods for safeguarding the invention of a superintelligent system that could theoretically be worth trillions of dollars Self-improving AI systems: definition, types, and limits The science of AI safety engineering, including machine ethics and robot rights Solutions for ensuring safe and secure confinement of superintelligent systems The future of superintelligence and why long-term prospects for humanity to remain as the dominant species on Earth are not great Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach is designed to become a foundational text for the new science of AI safety engineering. AI researchers and students, computer security researchers, futurists, and philosophers should find this an invaluable resource.

The Science of Monsters

Author: Matt Kaplan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451667998
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Science

"Previously published as Medusa's gaze and vampire's bite by Scribner"--Title page verso.

Readings of the Platform S tra

Author: Huineng
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231158213
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

"Essays that introduce the history and ideas of the sūtra to a general audience and interpret its practices." (book jacket)

Please Every Customer Delivering Stellar Customer Service Across Cultures

Author: Robert Lucas
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071748544
Release Date: 2011-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Deliver Valuable Service to a New World of Customers As the economy globalizes, customers are becoming more and more diverse making your job harder than ever. Regardless of differences in values, age, abilities, and other factors, the pressure is on to deliver exceptional customer service every step of the way. Help is here. Please Every Customer provides key information about how people of different cultures and groups communicate, view relationships, and value time—so you can provide the best service for each of your customer’s needs and expectations. Whatever the nationality, age, or gender of your customer, Please Every Customer gives you the tools to: Overcome differences in language Recognize and accommodate customer needs Make positive first impressions Avoid stereotypes Gain trust Listen “actively” Identify crucial nonverbal cues The age-old customer-service maxim “the customer is always right” isn’t enough anymore. Use Please Every Customer as your road map to navigate the new world of customer service.

Three Little Alaskan Princesses Find Gold

Author: Clifford Carl LaRue
Publisher: LifeRichPublishing
ISBN: 9781489702036
Release Date: 2014-05

Kaka Sa U, Goon A Teen, and little Sha What Gu are three little Alaskan princesses. The sisters live in the small village of Kake, which is located in the heart of southeastern Alaska. The villagers who share their home work hard. They keep their village alive by hunting, fishing, and trapping. The children of the village help too. In the mornings they gather water, and in the evenings they gather wood. That leaves the rest of the day for building, playing, and dreaming. One day, Kaka Sa U has a dream of her own that will take her and her sisters on an extraordinary adventure. The three princesses set out on an adventure to find gold to so that they can buy whatever they want. Join them princesses on their journey as they learn about what is really valuable in their lives. Together, they discover what it truly means to be rich.

12 Steps The Sequel

Author: Wendy Ellen Coughlin, PhD
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452550743
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Self-Help

Maximize your success in recovery —take the 12 Sequel Steps: 1. Admit you have power. 2. Recognize you are sane. 3. Turn it over, let go. 4. Inventory your capabilities. 5. Acknowledge your potential. 6. Identify your talents. 7. Ask for support. 8. List goals and plans. 9. Protect your recovery. 10. Monitor your progress. 11. Seek guidance. 12. Encourage others.

Young Orson

Author: Patrick McGilligan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062112507
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“A remarkable, eye-opening biography . . . McGilligan’s Orson is a Welles for a new generation, [a portrait] in tune with Patti Smith’s Just Kids.”—A. S. Hamrah, Bookforum No American artist or entertainer has enjoyed a more dramatic rise than Orson Welles. At the age of sixteen, he charmed his way into a precocious acting debut in Dublin’s Gate Theatre. By nineteen, he had published a book on Shakespeare and toured the United States. At twenty, he directed a landmark all-black production of Macbeth in Harlem, and the following year masterminded the legendary WPA production of Marc Blitzstein’s agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock. After founding the Mercury Theatre, he mounted a radio production of The War of the Worlds that made headlines internationally. Then, at twenty-four, Welles signed a Hollywood contract granting him unprecedented freedom as a writer, director, producer, and star—paving the way for the creation of Citizen Kane, considered by many to be the greatest film in history. Drawing on years of deep research, acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan conjures the young man’s Wisconsin background with Dickensian richness and detail: his childhood as the second son of a troubled industrialist father and a musically gifted, politically active mother; his youthful immersion in theater, opera, and magic in nearby Chicago; his teenage sojourns through rural Ireland, Spain, and the Far East; and his emergence as a maverick theater artist. Sifting fact from legend, McGilligan unearths long-buried writings from Welles’s school years; delves into his relationships with mentors Dr. Maurice Bernstein, Roger Hill, and Thornton Wilder; explores his partnerships with producer John Houseman and actor Joseph Cotten; reveals the truth of his marriage to actress Virginia Nicolson and rumored affairs with actresses Dolores Del Rio and Geraldine Fitzgerald (including a suspect paternity claim); and traces the story of his troubled brother, Dick Welles, whose mysterious decline ran counter to Orson’s swift ascent. And, through it all, we watch in awe as this whirlwind of talent—hailed hopefully from boyhood as a “genius”—collects the raw material that he and his co-writer, the cantankerous Herman J. Mankiewicz, would mold into the story of Charles Foster Kane. Filled with insight and revelation—including the surprising true origin and meaning of “Rosebud”—Young Orson is an eye-opening look at the arrival of a talent both monumental and misunderstood.

Pray as You Go

Author: Robert Meneilly
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 0836221702
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

A spiritual guide for living a full life offers a message of hope that is bas on the author's midwestern theology of paying attention to one's own life an is sprinkled with humorous anecdotes and homilies.

Confessions of an Uppity Woman

Author: Lloyd Olivia Davis
Publisher: ABQ Press
ISBN: 0977416178
Release Date: 2009-09
Genre: Humor

This edition compiles 10 years of wise and witty reflections on what it's like to be a modern woman by Davis, whose award-winning column appeared regularly in the "Topeka Capital-Journal."