Using JRuby: Bringing Ruby to Java (Facets of Ruby)
Now you can bring the best of Ruby into the world of Java, with Using JRuby. Come to the source for the JRuby core team’s insights and insider tips. You’ll learn how to call Java objects seamlessly from Ruby, and deal with Java idioms such as interfaces and overloaded functions. Run Ruby code from Java, and make a Java program scriptable in Ruby. See how to compile Ruby into .class files that are callable from Java, Scala, Clojure, or any other JVM language.In Using JRuby you’ll venture into …
South-Eastern Mediterranean Peoples Between 130,000 and 10,000 Years Ago
The span of time between 130,000 and 10,000 years ago, the Upper Pleistocene, encompassed a period of dramatic cultural developments in the south-eastern Mediterranean basin. This book highlights and synthesizes the latest discoveries on the most topical issues in current scientific debate on the archaeology of this time period in North Africa and the Near East.
Current archaeological research in previously poorly-known North Africa has brought this region to play a decisive role in the w…
Discourse and Defiance Under Nazi Occupation: Guernsey, Channel Islands, 1940-1945
Captured by German forces shortly after Dunkirk, and not relinquished until May of 1945, nearly a year after the Normandy invasion, the British Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, and Herm) were characterized during their occupation by severe deprivation and powerlessness. The Islanders, with few resources to stage an armed resistance, constructed a rhetorical resistance based upon the manipulation of discourse, construction of new symbols, and defiance of German restrictio…
The Soupbox Cookbook: Sensational Soups for Healthy Living
The Soupbox restaurant soups have received outstanding Yelp reviews, were voted the Best Soup in Chicago on Citysearch, and have been featured in local and national press and television including the Chicago Sun Times and on Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels show. The Soupbox Cookbook, authored by the chef and founders of the restaurant, features both creative and traditional soups, stews and chowders from customer favorites to great new recipes to try. All the soups are wholesome and nourishing fo…
Keynes, Minsky and Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
One of the most important, yet perhaps still under-appreciated lessons of the global financial crisis of 2007-09 concerns the role that academic economics plays in today’s society and politics.
Along with the revelations about the skewed incentive structure in the financial industry, short-termism in national economic policies, dogmatic thinking at the levels of international economics institutions and controversial processes of financial innovation, the crisis has exposed mainstream aca…
The Screaming: Dead City
London, a city of survival, from the black-death, invading armies, and the Blitz, but now it faces a catastrophe that is unparalleled. A disease unlike any other, surges through the east end, engulfing the city. Zac Tennyson, a young man on a journey in search of love, unwittingly finds himself thrust into the middle of an urban nightmare, where the population have been distorted into monstrous, relentless creatures. Unaffected by pain or remorse, they swarm through the streets in flesh h…
Vegan Family Meals: Real Food for Everyone
An accessible way for families to tap into the vegan movement from chef to the stars, Ann Gentry, owner of Real Food Daily, the only restaurant in Los Angeles that serves a 100 percent vegan menu.
Hollywood’s go-to vegan chef, mom, and founder of Los Angeles’ …
Porsche: The Road from Zuffenhausen
A lavishly illustrated history of the most recognized sports-car maker in the world-Porsche-a story that began more than a century ago.
Porsche: The Road from Zuffenhausen is the first book in more than twenty-five years to chronicle in such meticulous detail the early years of the renowned automobile company. Perfect for the more than 500,000 Porsche owners and the millions of Porsche enthusiasts, Porsche is a lively narrative of the cars …
Cognitive MAC Designs for OSA Networks (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
This SpringerBrief presents recent advances in the cognitive MAC designs for opportunistic spectrum access (OSA) networks. It covers the basic MAC functionalities and MAC enhancements of IEEE 802.11. Later chapters discuss the existing MAC protocols for OSA and classify them based on characteristic features.The authors provide new research in adaptive carrier sensing-based MAC designs tailored for OSA, which optimize spectrum utilization and ensure a peaceful coexistence of licensed and unlic…
Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Look Forward (CROP Series)
The Millennium Development Goals have recently passed their review deadline and the international community is consequently beginning to debate the future of the United Nations development policy. As a result, a new academic critique of the subject is essential. Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals fulfills that role, bringing together leading economists to provide a timely evaluation of the UN’s prevailing development agenda. Examining current development efforts, goals, and polici…