Practical Bot Development: Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Framework

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Practical Bot Development: Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Framework

Practical Bot Development: Designing and Building Bots with Node.js and Microsoft Bot Framework by Szymon Rozga
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 666 Pages | ISBN : 1484235398 | 31.72 MB

Explore the concept of bots and discover the motivation behind working with these new apps with messaging platforms. This book is an accessible resource teaching the basic concepts behind bot design and implementation. Each chapter builds on previous topics and, where appropriate, real working code is shown that implements the concepts. By just picking up a code editor, you can start creating smart, engaging, and useful bot experiences today.

Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style, Second Edition

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Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style, Second Edition

Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style, Second Edition by Randy Olson
English | PDF,EPUB (True)| 2018 | 250 Pages | ISBN : 1610919173 | 7.16 MB

When Randy Olson first described his life-changing encounter with an acting teacher in Don’t Be Such a Scientist, it seemed like the world of science was on the cusp of gaining new respect in the public eye. Through his writing, speaking, and films, Olson challenged scientists to toss out jargon in favor of a more human approach, bringing Hollywood lessons to the scientific community. Yet today, in everything from government funding cuts to climate change denial, science is under attack. And while communicating science is more crucial than ever, the scientific community still struggles to connect with everyday people.

Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance

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Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance

Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance by Alfred M. Wu
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 151 Pages | ISBN : 9811302464 | 3.89 MB

This book addresses important questions and puzzles regarding the massification of higher education in Asia. It equips readers to critically evaluate and understand the consequences and challenges that massification entails, while also prompting policymakers and higher education administrators to tackle emerging issues related to the massification of higher education. Readers will gain a deeper, nuanced understanding of this trend, including its impacts and governance issues.

Architecture, Urban Space and War: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo

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Architecture, Urban Space and War: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo

Architecture, Urban Space and War: The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo by Mirjana Ristic
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 267 Pages | ISBN : 3319767704 | 31.19 MB

This book investigates architectural and urban dimensions of the ethnic-nationalist conflict in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during and after the siege of 1992–1995. Focusing on the wartime destruction of a portion of the cityscape in central Sarajevo and its post-war reconstruction, re-inscription and memorialization, the book reveals how such spatial transformations become complicit in the struggle for reconfiguration of the city’s territory, boundaries and place identity. Drawing on original research, the study highlights the capacities of architecture and urban space to mediate terror, violence and resistance, and to deal with heritage of the war and act a catalyst for ethnic segregation or reconciliation. Based on a multi-disciplinary methodological approach grounded in architectural and urban theory, the spatial turn in critical social theory and assemblage thinking, as well as techniques of spatial analysis, in particular morphological mapping, the book provides an innovative spatial framework for analyzing the political role of contemporary cities.

Recent Advances in Stored Product Protection (Repost)

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Recent Advances in Stored Product Protection (Repost)

Recent Advances in Stored Product Protection by Christos G. Athanassiou
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 276 Pages | ISBN : 3662561239 | 5.23 MB

This book aims to assess, evaluate and critically analyze the methods that are currently available for a judicious pest management in durable food. It presents and analyzes a vast amount of methods that are already in use in “real world” industrial applications.

Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice: The Theory and Applications of Molecular Sememics (Repost)

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Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice: The Theory and Applications of Molecular Sememics (Repost)

Discourse, Structure and Linguistic Choice: The Theory and Applications of Molecular Sememics by T. Price Caldwell
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 159 Pages | ISBN : 3319754408 | 2.29 MB

This volume presents eight papers and a draft monograph by T. Price Caldwell on topics in linguistics, semiotics and philosophy of language.

Handbook of Engaged Sustainability (Repost)

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Handbook of Engaged Sustainability (Repost)

Handbook of Engaged Sustainability by Satinder Dhiman (Editor-in-Chief)
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 1212 Pages | ISBN : 3319713116 | 54.40 MB

This handbook is based on the premise that in order for sustainability to be sustainable, a profound psychological transformation has to take place at the individual and collective level. Focusing on the practice of environmental sustainability, this handbook will explore the application of sustainability in a wide variety of contemporary contexts—from economics of consumption and growth to government policy, sustainable cities, and sustainable planet. The editors believe that the way to achieve sustainable, harmonious living in all spheres is through lived or engaged sustainability at the personal, team, and organizational levels.

Japanese Direct Investment in Mexico's Transport Equipment Sector: Macro Impact and Local Responses (Repost)

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Japanese Direct Investment in Mexico's Transport Equipment Sector: Macro Impact and Local Responses (Repost)

Japanese Direct Investment in Mexico's Transport Equipment Sector: Macro Impact and Local Responses by Melba Falck-Reyes
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 147 Pages | ISBN : 9811077177 | 14.20 MB

This book introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Japanese foreign direct investment determinants, the close relations between foreign investment and trade flows in the host country, and the effects and responses by the local economy. It provides an accessible and comprehensive view of the overall macro impacts and local effects associated with the increasing flow of Japanese firms to Mexico’s automotive industry.

Unpublished Manuscripts: from 1951 to 2007 (Repost)

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Unpublished Manuscripts: from 1951 to 2007 (Repost)

Unpublished Manuscripts: from 1951 to 2007 by Lars Hörmander
English | PDF | 2018 | 368 Pages | ISBN : 3319698494 | 166.15 MB

This book presents, for the first time, the unpublished manuscripts of Lars Hörmander, written between 1951 and 2007. Hörmander himself organised the manuscripts and also wrote the notes explaining their origins, presenting the material in the form he fully intended it to be published in. As his daughter, Sofia Broström, mentions in the Foreword, towards the end of his life, Hörmander "carefully went through his unpublished manuscripts, checking and revising each of them with his very critical eye, deciding what should be kept for posterity and what should be thrown out". He also compiled the complete bibliography of all his published mathematical works that is included at the end of the present book.

Conscience in Action: The Autobiography of Kim Dae-jung (Repost)

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Conscience in Action: The Autobiography of Kim Dae-jung (Repost)

Conscience in Action: The Autobiography of Kim Dae-jung by Kim Dae-jung
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 943 Pages | ISBN : 9811076227 | 9.05 MB

This book is an English translation of the authoritative autobiography by the late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung. The 2000 Nobel Peace Prize winner, often called the Asian Nelson Mandela, is best known for his tolerant and innovative “Sunshine Policy” towards North Korea.

Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience (Repost)

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Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience (Repost)

Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience by Fernando Corinto
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 (2019 Edition) | 150 Pages | ISBN : 3319710478 | 12.57 MB

This book provides an essential overview of computational neuroscience. It addresses a broad range of aspects, from physiology to nonlinear dynamical approaches to understanding neural computation, and from the simulation of brain circuits to the development of engineering devices and platforms for neuromorphic computation. Written by leading experts in such diverse fields as neuroscience, physics, psychology, neural engineering, cognitive science and applied mathematics, the book reflects the remarkable advances that have been made in the field of computational neuroscience, an emerging discipline devoted to the study of brain functions in terms of the information-processing properties of the structures forming the nervous system. The contents build on the workshop “Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience: from Physics and Biology to ICT,” which was held in Torino, Italy in September 2015.

Sustainability and Resilience Planning for Local Governments: The Quadruple Bottom Line Strategy (Repost)

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Sustainability and Resilience Planning for Local Governments: The Quadruple Bottom Line Strategy (Repost)

Sustainability and Resilience Planning for Local Governments: The Quadruple Bottom Line Strategy by Haris Alibašić
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 135 Pages | ISBN : 331972567X | 19.58 MB

This book details a process of creating a long-term sustainability and resilience plan for local governments to use in designing and implementing sustainability and resilience-related policies, initiatives, and programs. It offers guidance and methods in applying sustainability and resilience strategies to attain the prosperity of organizations and communities.

Sparse Grids and Applications - Miami 2016 (Repost)

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Sparse Grids and Applications - Miami 2016 (Repost)

Sparse Grids and Applications - Miami 2016 by Jochen Garcke
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 265 Pages | ISBN : 3319754254 | 21.45 MB

Sparse grids are a popular tool for the numerical treatment of high-dimensional problems. Where classical numerical discretization schemes fail in more than three or four dimensions, sparse grids, in their different flavors, are frequently the method of choice.

Biology of Communication (Repost)

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Biology of Communication (Repost)

Biology of Communication by D. Brian Lewis
English | PDF | 1980 | 248 Pages | ISBN : 0216909953 | 22.87 MB

THE STUDY OF ANIMAL COMMUNICATION HAS TRADITIONALLY FORMED AN important part of the study of animal behaviour. In recent years it has tended to become a sub-field in its own right, attracting workers of varied interests; it is also receiving increasing attention at the undergraduate level. Another recent development is an area which has come to be known as neuroethology. The problem for the neuroethologist is that much of behaviour is not reliable or "reflex-like" in its expression.

Introducing the MySQL 8 Document Store (Repost)

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Introducing the MySQL 8 Document Store (Repost)

Introducing the MySQL 8 Document Store by Charles Bell
English | EPUB | 2018 | 545 Pages | ISBN : 1484227247 | 3.25 MB

Learn the new Document Store feature of MySQL 8 and build applications around a mix of the best features from SQL and NoSQL database paradigms. Don’t allow yourself to be forced into one paradigm or the other, but combine both approaches by using the Document Store.