Home » PDF 'Machinations'

[Pdf] Machinations [Downloads]

Machinations

Machinations

Machinations

Author: ,

Publisher: Intellect Books

Isbn 10: 9780893916558

Category: Computers

Number of Pages: 234

Number of Views: 773

GET EBOOK

This volume brings together a collection of papers covering a wide range of topics in computer and cognitive science. Topics included are: the foundational relevance of logic to computer science, with particular reference to tense logic, constructive logic, and Horn clause logic; logic as the theoretical underpinnings of the engineering discipline of expert systems; a discussion of the evolution of computational linguistics into functionally distinct task levels; and current issues in the implementation of speech act theory.


Machinations

Machinations

Machinations

Author: Michael James Wilbur

Publisher: Michael James Wilbur

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 253

Number of Views: 825

DOWNLOAD

Just when Narrator Number One thought he had finished his assignment on Vinta, a mistake sends him back to square one. Now he travels with Mikaen to investigate the technological superpower of Ronisgald in search of a dangerous enemy. To help the wayward knight, One must pit himself against supervillains, the Ronisgald Security Force, the machinations of his fellow Dreamers, the competing affections of Teria and Luck. Second book of the Dreamer's Knight series.


Machinations

Machinations

Machinations

Author: Waytes, Virginia

Publisher: Wittegen Press (pub-0719819517752728)

Isbn 10: 1912583453

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 641

DOWNLOAD

Kai runs with wolves, but because he has magic, becoming one is not on the cards. Hence, when he finds himself kidnapped and locked in a bare room with a drugged werewolf as the full moon is rising, he knows he's on the menu even though Elliot is mostly a friend. His only chance is to focus Elliot's instincts onto something other than hunting. Only well-hidden secrets can save this mismatched pair. What begins as a nefarious scheme to unbalance the local pack could end up being derailed, because the two victims their kidnappers chose have been harbouring feelings for each other. If Kai can only keep Elliot's focus on carnal pleasures, he might make it out alive. Don't forget to check out the podcast Virginia's Sexy Stories at your favourite podcast site, to hear the author read naughty extracts of the books in the series.


Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence

Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence

Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence

Author: Apollo N. Makubuya

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Isbn 10: 1527525961

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 547

Number of Views: 1490

DOWNLOAD

In the scramble for Africa, Britain took a lion’s share of the continent. It occupied and controlled vast territories, including the Uganda Protectorate – which it ruled for 68 years. Early administrators in the region encountered the progressive kingdom of Buganda, which they incorporated into the British Empire. Under the guise of protection, indirect rule and patronage, Britain overran, plundered and disempowered the kingdom’s traditional institutions. On liquidation of the Empire, Buganda was coaxed into a problematic political order largely dictated from London. Today, 56 years after independence, the kingdom struggles to rediscover itself within Uganda’s fragile politics. Based on newly de-classified records, this book reconstructs a history of the machinations underpinning British imperial interests in (B)Uganda and the personalities who embodied colonial rule. It addresses Anglo-Uganda relations, demonstrating how Uganda’s politics reflects its colonial past, and the forces shaping its future. It is a far-reaching examination of British rule in (B)uganda, questioning whether it was designed for protection, for patronage or for plunder.


Politics and the Press in Thailand

Politics and the Press in Thailand

Politics and the Press in Thailand

Author: Duncan McCargo

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1134568576

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1217

DOWNLOAD

This is the first book in the English language to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted unique access to the editorial meetings of Thailand's leading newspapers, and drawing on this, the book uncovers the contradictions and dichotomies which underlie political coverage in the Thai press.


Dangerous Machinations, Bright White Darkness Book 2

Dangerous Machinations, Bright White Darkness Book 2

Dangerous Machinations, Bright White Darkness Book 2

Author: A. G. Betts

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Isbn 10: 1326161695

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1083

DOWNLOAD

The 2nd book of the trilogy. It had happened to everyone and everything, everywhere. A dangerous science had led us all down a dark path. The whole world! In the first novel of the Bright White Darkness trilogy, the world was affected by an incredible alien machine, leading to the discovery of multiple dimensions and other terrifying versions of the planet Earth. Humans battled in a race against time with the fearsome Skin, alien beings of staggering power and incredible ferocity. Now, in Dangerous Machinations, a plot to attack the dreaded aliens and exploit other worlds is uncovered. Harker and the others must risk all to stop the assault and avert a war the human race could never hope to win. The enigmatic Lewis, with his mysterious alien genetics, is the humans’ greatest weapon, but is he a hero or a monster? What is his connection to the alien beings? The dark, inexplicable entities wrapped in an indestructible skin.


Machinations de Georges Aperghis

Machinations de Georges Aperghis

Machinations de Georges Aperghis

Author: Peter Szendy

Publisher: Editions L\'Harmattan

Isbn 10: 2296248128

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 162

Number of Views: 382

DOWNLOAD

A plusieurs voix, à travers nombre de documents, de notes inédites et de témoignages, les auteurs ont machinés quelque étrange encyclopédie autour et à partir de Machinations, un spectacle musical de Georges Aperghis créé à l'Ircam en juin 2000.


My Sister is an Only Child

My Sister is an Only Child

My Sister is an Only Child

Author: Michael A Patterson

Publisher: Author House

Isbn 10: 1467043796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 172

Number of Views: 1552

DOWNLOAD

"As the events shaping our lives give rise to character, so too do they shape and influence what become our passions and interests. In "My Sister is an Only Child" the author chronicles snapshots of his life and heritage that have informed his passion for engaging in and developing small group ministry within the broader context of the evangelical Christian experience. Always revealing, often humorous, the twelve chapters, a number that is not random but symbolic, each illustrate from true life narratives a dozen guiding principles for the small group leader. Mr. Patterson draws from a wide variety of personal sources and familial background to develop a delightful series of autobiographical reveals, each set in its historical context. Each chapter stands alone and is supplemented by a complimentary appendix providing a biblical perspective, complete with scripture references, of the guiding principle illustrated in the sketch. It is the authors intent and hope that small group leaders, coordinators and participants alike will benefit from this modest, happy tome. While not a DYI end all treatise on the subject, anyone desiring to enhance the small group experience will find fresh perspectives from this fairly easy read. Alliteration abounds and the reader may be well advised to keep a dictionary close by as the vocabulary should provide some aid to the avid scrabble enthusiast." Because kids of all ages matter to God,


Game Mechanics

Game Mechanics

Game Mechanics

Author: Ernest Adams,Joris Dormans

Publisher: New Riders

Isbn 10: 0132946688

Category: Computers

Number of Pages: 360

Number of Views: 447

DOWNLOAD

This in-depth resource teaches you to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. You’ll discover at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. Along the way, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. A free downloadable simulation tool developed by Joris Dormans is also available in order to follow along with exercises in the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment. In Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, you’ll learn how to: * Design and balance game mechanics to create emergent gameplay before you write a single line of code. * Visualize the internal economy so that you can immediately see what goes on in a complex game. * Use novel prototyping techniques that let you simulate games and collect vast quantities of gameplay data on the first day of development. * Apply design patterns for game mechanics—from a library in this book—to improve your game designs. * Explore the delicate balance between game mechanics and level design to create compelling, long-lasting game experiences. * Replace fixed, scripted events in your game with dynamic progression systems to give your players a new experience every time they play. "I've been waiting for a book like this for ten years: packed with game design goodness that tackles the science without undermining the art." --Richard Bartle, University of Essex, co-author of the first MMORPG “Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design by Joris Dormans & Ernest Adams formalizes game grammar quite well. Not sure I need to write a next book now!” -- Raph Koster, author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design.


Lotta Schmidt, and Other Stories

Lotta Schmidt, and Other Stories

Lotta Schmidt, and Other Stories

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: Good Press

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 961

Number of Views: 724

DOWNLOAD

"Lotta Schmidt, and Other Stories" by Anthony Trollope. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Essential Writings of Emma Orczy

The Essential Writings of Emma Orczy

The Essential Writings of Emma Orczy

Author: Emma Orczy

Publisher: e-artnow

Isbn 10: 8027245737

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 9024

Number of Views: 390

DOWNLOAD

This exceptional collection of Emma Orczy's most famous historical, adventure and romance novels and short stories has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks The Tangled Skein (In Mary's Reign) Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk Petticoat Rule (Petticoat Government) The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) Unto Caesar A Bride of the Plains The Bronze Eagle Leatherface His Majesty's Well-Beloved The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa


Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Author: Martin Heidegger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 147427207X

Category: Philosophy

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 646

DOWNLOAD

Written in 1938/9, Mindfulness (translated from the German Besinnung) is Martin Heidegger's second major being-historical treatise. Here, Heidegger develops some of his key concepts and themes including truth, nothingness, enownment, art and Be-ing and discusses the Greeks, Nietzsche and Hegel at length. In addition to the main text, the text also includes two further important essays, 'A Retrospective Look at the Pathway' (1937/8) and 'The Wish and the Will (On Preserving What is Attempted)' (1937/8), in which Heidegger surveys his unpublished works and discusses his relationship to Catholic and Protestant Christianity and reflects on his life's path. This is a major translation of a key text from one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations Series.


The Lesser Bourgeoisie

The Lesser Bourgeoisie

The Lesser Bourgeoisie

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: Good Press

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 449

Number of Views: 504

DOWNLOAD

"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honoré de Balzac (translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: MVP

Isbn 10: 229106245X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 3219

Number of Views: 1905

DOWNLOAD

The Human Comedy (French: La Comédie Humaine) is the title of Honoré de Balzac's multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the period of the Restoration (1815-1830) and the July Monarchy (1830–1848). It consists of 91 finished works (stories, novels or analytical essays) and 46 unfinished works (some of which exist only as titles). It does not include Balzac's five theatrical plays or his collection of humorous tales, the "Contes drolatiques" (1832–37). The title of the series is usually considered an allusion to Dante's Divine Comedy; while Ferdinand Brunetière, the famous French literary critic, suggests that it may stem from poems by Alfred de Musset or Alfred de Vigny. While Balzac sought the comprehensive scope of Dante, his title indicates the worldly, human concerns of a realist novelist. The stories are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories. Notable works included in the 'Human Comedy': - The Purse - Domestic Bliss - The Imaginary Mistress - A Daughter Of Eve - Honorine - Beatrix - Gobseck - A Woman Of Thirty - Old Goriot (Father Goriot) - Colonel Chabert - A Marriage Contract - Another Study Of Woman - Ursule Mirouet - Eugenie Grandet - The Vicar Of Tours - The Illustrious Gaudissart - Cesar Birotteau - Sarrasine - Cousin Bette (Cousin Betty) - The Girl With The Golden Eyes - The Chouans - Z. Marcas ...


Remaking Cities

Remaking Cities

Remaking Cities

Author: Tony Fry

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1474224180

Category: Architecture

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 336

DOWNLOAD

Unprecedented challenges await the future of the world's cities. Accelerating population pressure, climate change, food insecurity, poverty and geopolitical instability – in the face of such problems our current attempts at producing a sustainable agenda for the world's cities appear fragmented and inadequate. Fresh thinking is needed. In Remaking Cities, renowned design theorist Tony Fry brings a conceptual design perspective to the challenge of urban sustainability and resilience. In a typically far-sighted and provocative work, Fry presents ideas and actions for 'metrofitting' – a new kind of practice in architecture and urban design. Metrofitting expands the technological concept of retrofit up to the city scale, placing social, cultural, political and ethical concerns at its heart. Metrofitting is not about visionary technology, it is about transforming existing cities by combining available resources with human creativity, prompted by new thinking about new and old urban problems. It requires overcoming outmoded Eurocentric assumptions of what constitutes a city, rethinking their forms and structures, and understanding their metabolic processes and social and economic functions. This book provides conceptually strong practical approaches that will ultimately change the whole way we view cities and the way the urban future is designed. Illustrated with international case studies of metrofitting in action, Remaking Cities will provoke and stimulate debate among architects, urban designers, and anyone concerned with the urban environment and social and cultural change.


Dissenting Words

Dissenting Words

Dissenting Words

Author: Jacques Rancière

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1623565030

Category: Philosophy

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1776

DOWNLOAD

Dissenting Words is a lively and engaging collection of interviews that span the length of Jacques Rancière's trajectory, from the critique of Althusserian Marxism and the work on proletarian thinking in the nineteenth century to the more recent reflections on politics and aesthetics. Across these pages, Rancière discusses the figures, concepts and arguments he has introduced to the theoretical landscape over the past forty years, the themes and concerns that have animated his thinking, the positions he has defended and the wide range of objects and discourses that have attracted his attention and through which his thought has unfolded: history, pedagogy, literature, art, cinema. But more than reflecting on the continuities, turns, ruptures and deviations in his thought, Rancière recasts his work in a different discursive register. And the pleasure we experience in reading these interviews – with their asides, displacements and reconstructions – stems from the way Rancière transforms the voice of the thinker commenting on his texts and elucidating his concepts into another, and equally rich, manifestation of his thought. Core sections of this edition are translated from the french publication Et tant pis pour le gens fatigués, by Jacques Rancière, © Editions Amsterdam 2009, published by arrangement Agence litteraire Pierre Astier & Associés


Essential 120000 English-Cebuano Words Dictionary

Essential 120000 English-Cebuano Words Dictionary

Essential 120000 English-Cebuano Words Dictionary

Author: Nam H Nguyen

Publisher: Nam H Nguyen

Isbn 10:

Category: ,

Number of Pages: 4428

Number of Views: 594

DOWNLOAD

The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their French equivalent translations. It will be very useful for everyone (home, school, students, travel, interpreting and learning French or English). Ang tibuok nga diksyonaryo usa ka alpabetikal nga listahan sa Iningles nga mga pulong ug ang ilang French nga katumbas nga mga hubad. Kini mapuslanon kaayo alang sa tanan (panimalay, eskwelahan, estudyante, biyahe, paghubad ug pagtuon sa Pranses o Iningles).


Power Play

Power Play

Power Play

Author: Jay Scherer,David Mills,Linda Sloan McCulloch

Publisher: University of Alberta

Isbn 10: 177212494X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 424

Number of Views: 1874

DOWNLOAD

When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton in September 2016, no amount of buzz could drown out the rumours of manipulation, secret deals, and corporate greed undergirding the project. Working with documentary evidence and original interviews, the authors present an absorbing account of the machinations that got the arena and the adjacent Ice District built, with a price tag of more than $600 million. The arena deal, they argue, established a costly public financing precedent that people across North America should watch closely, as many cities consider building sports facilities for professional teams or international competitions. Their analysis brings clarity and nuance to a case shrouded in secrecy and understood by few besides political and business insiders. Power Play tells a dramatic story about clashing priorities where sports, money, and municipal power meet.


Bolshoi Confidential

Bolshoi Confidential

Bolshoi Confidential

Author: Simon Morrison

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Isbn 10: 0345814258

Category: History

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 584

DOWNLOAD

In this enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, sensational performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage. On January 17, 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid into the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, making international headlines. A lead soloist, enraged by institutional power struggles, later confessed to masterminding the crime. The scandal, though shocking, is not an anomaly in the turbulent and tormented yet magnificent history of the Bolshoi. Renowned music historian Simon Morrison reveals the ballet as a crucible of art and politics, beginning with the disreputable inception of the theatre in 1776 and proceeding through the era of imperial rule, the chaos of revolution, the oppressive Soviet years, and the recent $680 million renovation project. Drawing on exclusive archival research, Morrison creates a richly detailed tableau of the centuries-long war between world-class art and life-threatening politics that has defined this storied institution. As Morrison makes clear, as Russia goes, so goes the Bolshoi Ballet.


Jezebel Unhinged

Jezebel Unhinged

Jezebel Unhinged

Author: Tamura Lomax

Publisher: Duke University Press

Isbn 10: 1478002484

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1457

DOWNLOAD

In Jezebel Unhinged Tamura Lomax traces the use of the jezebel trope in the black church and in black popular culture, showing how it is pivotal to reinforcing men's cultural and institutional power to discipline and define black girlhood and womanhood. Drawing on writing by medieval thinkers and travelers, Enlightenment theories of race, the commodification of women's bodies under slavery, and the work of Tyler Perry and Bishop T. D. Jakes, Lomax shows how black women are written into religious and cultural history as sites of sexual deviation. She identifies a contemporary black church culture where figures such as Jakes use the jezebel stereotype to suggest a divine approval of the “lady” while condemning girls and women seen as "hos." The stereotype preserves gender hierarchy, black patriarchy, and heteronormativity in black communities, cultures, and institutions. In response, black women and girls resist, appropriate, and play with the stereotype's meanings. Healing the black church, Lomax contends, will require ceaseless refusal of the idea that sin resides in black women's bodies, thus disentangling black women and girls from the jezebel narrative's oppressive yoke.