Empires rise and fall, but Sanctuary lives on. Sanctuary, a lawless city governed by evil forces, powerful magic, and political intrigue where survival is an unexpected bonus A recent storm has left a ship filled with exotic cargo and arcane secrets wrecked off the shore of Sanctuary in this second of a new series of shared world anthologies that continues its story with tales of necromancers and assassins, urchins and knaves, and of course, thieves. This unexpected booty leads to boons and curses for the world-weary residents ... as well as the usual power struggle among factions wishing to take deadly advantage at any new turn of events. All new stories by Lynn Abbey, Stephen Brust, C.J.Cherryh, Jeff Grubb, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Dennis McKiernan, Andrew Offutt, Robin Wayne Bailey, Diana Paxson, Jody Lynn Nye, Selina Rosen, and Jane Fancher. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Michael Ruzhansky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2014-01-18
This book is devoted to the broad field of Fourier analysis and its applications to several areas of mathematics, including problems in the theory of pseudo-differential operators, partial differential equations, and time-frequency analysis. It is based on lectures given at the international conference “Fourier Analysis and Pseudo-Differential Operators,” June 25–30, 2012, at Aalto University, Finland. This collection of 20 refereed articles is based on selected talks and presents the latest advances in the field. The conference was a satellite meeting of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics, which took place in Krakow in July 2012; it was also the 6th meeting in the series “Fourier Analysis and Partial Differential Equations.”
Author: Max Lenderman
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics
Consumers — exposed to roughly four thousand marketing messages a day — are no longer willing to be part of a passive consumer base, subject to conventional advertising and marketing. Rather, they are joining a growing tribe of brand atheists who don't want to be targeted by impersonal messages. They want dialogue, which marketers give to them through experiences with brands that are personally relevant, memorable, and meaningful. This is the context for Max Lenderman's experiential marketing (XM) revolution. Lenderman explains who the new cutting-edge marketers are, how they think and operate, and why they matter in today's shifting brand world. He reveals how companies can interact with consumers in meaningful ways and what consumers should expect from companies that want their attention and loyalty. Max has led successful experiential campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses. Here, he unveils groundbreaking case studies and discusses the latest trends in experiential marketing-buzz, sub-viral marketing, roach marketing, text marketing, flash mobs, pop-up retail, advergaming, retailainment, and causal marketing. Experience the Message gives its readers—consumers and marketers the essential knowledge they need to charge to the front of the global marketing movement.
Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues provides a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods and tools for the surveillance and protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against natural and deliberate threats. Focusing on current technological challenges involving multi-disciplinary problem analysis and systems engineering approaches, it provides an overview of the most relevant aspects of surveillance systems in the framework of homeland security. Addressing both advanced surveillance technologies and the related socio-ethical issues, the book consists of 21 chapters written by international experts from the various sectors of homeland security. Part I, Surveillance and Society, focuses on the societal dimension of surveillance—stressing the importance of societal acceptability as a precondition to any surveillance system. Part II, Physical and Cyber Surveillance, presents advanced technologies for surveillance. It considers developing technologies that are part of a framework whose aim is to move from a simple collection and storage of information toward proactive systems that are able to fuse several information sources to detect relevant events in their early incipient phase. Part III, Technologies for Homeland Security, considers relevant applications of surveillance systems in the framework of homeland security. It presents real-world case studies of how innovative technologies can be used to effectively improve the security of sensitive areas without violating the rights of the people involved. Examining cutting-edge research topics, the book provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the technological, legislative, organizational, and management issues related to surveillance. With a specific focus on privacy, it presents innovative solutions to many of the issues that remain in the quest to balance security with the preservation of privacy that society demands.
These 25 papers from a conference held in August 1998 at Pusan National U. provide a broad overview of contemporary group theory, with a particular emphasis on geometric and topological methods. Topics covered include: deformations and rigidity, combinatorial group theory and wild metric complexes, generalized triangle groups, HNN extensions, Eilenberg-Ganea Conjecture, cyclically presented groups, Takahashi manifolds, wreath products, reduction formulae, group actions on graphs and designs, Grushko-Neumann theorem, and variations on a theme of Higman and Conder. Includes a list of the authors and participants with contact information. Conference sponsors included the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation and International Mathematical Union Commission on Development and Exchange. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Demosthenes (384?322 BCE), orator at Athens, was a pleader in law courts who later became also a statesman, champion of the past greatness of his city and the present resistance of Greece to the rise of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We possess by him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for parties in private cases and political cases. His early reputation as the best of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of purpose, his sincerity, his clear and pungent argument, and his severe control of language. In his law cases he is the advocate, in his political speeches a castigator not of his opponents but of their politics. Demosthenes gives us vivid pictures of public and private life of his time. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Demosthenes is in seven volumes.