The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1438082940

Total Pages:504

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Religious Signing

Author:Elaine Costello, Ph.D.

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:030742295X

Total Pages:240

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Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This comprehensive guide, newly revised, updated, and expanded, gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in any religious setting. From Alleluia to Zizith, more than 750 signs and their specific meanings Large, clear, upper-torso illustrations that show the corresponding movements of hands, body, and face Easy-to-follow instructions to help you master the art of expressing signs A complete index for quick access to any sign With an essential section of religious “name signs,” the addition of signs for the Muslim faith, and an expanded selection of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings, this book is an indispensable resource for signers of all denominations. Written with expertise by an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, it makes communicating by ASL in a religious setting simple and easy, no matter your level of experience.

A Wavelet Tour of Signal Processing

Author:Stephane Mallat

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:9780080520834

Total Pages:620

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This book is intended to serve as an invaluable reference for anyone concerned with the application of wavelets to signal processing. It has evolved from material used to teach "wavelet signal processing" courses in electrical engineering departments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University, as well as applied mathematics departments at the Courant Institute of New York University and École Polytechnique in Paris. Provides a broad perspective on the principles and applications of transient signal processing with wavelets Emphasizes intuitive understanding, while providing the mathematical foundations and description of fast algorithms Numerous examples of real applications to noise removal, deconvolution, audio and image compression, singularity and edge detection, multifractal analysis, and time-varying frequency measurements Algorithms and numerical examples are implemented in Wavelab, which is a Matlab toolbox freely available over the Internet Content is accessible on several level of complexity, depending on the individual reader's needs New to the Second Edition Optical flow calculation and video compression algorithms Image models with bounded variation functions Bayes and Minimax theories for signal estimation 200 pages rewritten and most illustrations redrawn More problems and topics for a graduate course in wavelet signal processing, in engineering and applied mathematics

Learn American Sign Language

Author:James W. Guido

Publisher:Wellfleet Press

ISBN:1627889272

Total Pages:256

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American Sign Language (ASL) is a vibrant, easy-to-learn language that is used by approximately half a million people each day. Current with the latest additions to ASL and filled with thousands of brand new photographs by Deaf actors, Learn American Sign Language is the most comprehensive guide of its kind. - Learn more than 800 signs, including signs for school, the workplace, around the house, out and about, food and drink, nature, emotions, small talk, and more. - Unlock the storytelling possibilities of ASL with classifiers, easy ways to modify signs that can turn "fishing" into "catching a big fish" and "walking" into "walking with a group." - Find out how to make sentences with signs, use the proper facial expressions with your signs, and other vital tips.

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th Edition

Author:Melissa A. Wong,Laura Saunders

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1440868840

Total Pages:748

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This revised and updated sixth edition of Reference and Information Services continues the book's rich tradition, covering all phases of reference and information services with less emphasis on print and more emphasis on strategies and scenarios. Reference and Information Services is the go-to textbook for MSLIS and i-School courses on reference services and related topics. It is also a helpful handbook for practitioners. Authors include LIS faculty and professionals who have relevant degrees in their areas and who have published extensively on their topics. The first half of the book provides an overview of reference services and techniques for service provision, including the reference interview, ethics, instruction, evaluation and assessment, and services to diverse populations including children. This part of the book establishes a foundation of knowledge on reference service and frames each topic with ethical and social justice perspectives. The second part of the book offers an overview of the information life cycle and dissemination of information, followed by an in-depth examination of information sources by type-including dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and abstracts-as well as by broad subject areas including government, statistics and data, health, and legal information. This second part introduces the tools and resources that reference professionals use to provide the services described in the first half of the text. Reference and Information Services is a recognized textbook for information retrieval courses and updates the previous edition Editors and contributors are experts in the field Activity boxes engage readers and invite them to reflect on what they are learning and practice skills through real-life exercises Conscious integration of critical theory and social justice perspectives offers critical reflection on the standards and practices of the field and encourages readers to consider alternate perspectives

Driving the Career Highway

Author:Janice Reals Ellig

Publisher:HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN:1418574252

Total Pages:288

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As leaders of prestigious executive search firms and organizational consulting firms, Janice Reals Ellig and William J. Morin have decades of experience working with people who failed to see the signs of trouble in their careers-or to read them right. These two experts have distilled the twenty most compelling problems and situations that can cause a person to detour, stall, get lost, or crash and burn on their career highway. "Career changes are a fact of life in today's world, and they will accelerate tomorrow. Knowing how best to compete is critical for people from 30 to 70. Reals Ellig and Morin give you the tools to make your next job yours . . . Read it cover to cover-then read it again." -Jon A. Boscia, Chairman & CEO, Lincoln Financial Group "I wish I had had the opportunity to read a book like Driving the Career Highway when I was starting my career. The 'warning signs' would have saved me hitting several 'bumps' in my career road. Very useful read!" -Susan Whiting, CEO, Nielsen Media "This book is unique in that it provides insightful and useful help for those faced with or considering mid career change. Packed with pragmatic advice as well as tremendous tools to assist in doing a self assessment and planning career changes. In this rapidly changing world with constantly changing organizations, almost everyone will at some time need to read this book." -David A. Nadler, PhD. Vice Chairman, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. "As we manage to get through the traffic every day it has become second nature to us to watch for signals and road signs. Why would that be any different as we are trying to manage our careers?" -Ulrike Hildebrand General Manager, Human Resources Mercedes-Benz USA "Janice Reals Ellig and Bill Morin have done it again. For anyone whose career could use an overhaul-or even just a tune-up-Driving the Career Highway is a must-read. Loaded with fresh insights and practical, down-to-earth wisdom, it's an indispensable guidebook for navigating the murky terrain of corporate success today." - Fortune Magazine's expert career columnist Ms. Anne Fisher ("Ask Annie"), Career columnist, CNNmoney.com "Organizations have changed and as a result so have careers. This is a valuable road map of the new career highways." -Professor Edward E. Lawler, III, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and Author of Built to Change "The prospect of a job search change or a career change can be a frightening experience, especially for those in mid-career. Reals Ellig and Morin provide simple and straight forward tips for how to make career transitions more manageable and successful." -Charles Tharp, Ph.D., Professor Human Resource Management, Rutgers University "When career change occurs-especially when it's not of our choosing-even the smartest and most successful of us struggle with how to cope and survive. Reals Ellig and Morin offer professionals specific, practical ways to manage their careers through what are often very frightening periods." -Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., J.D., SPHR Sr. Vice President, Human Resources IAC/InterActiveCorp "A practical guidebook for almost any point on the career highway. It's the next best thing to a personal coaching session with Bill or Janice. Share it with your coach/mentor and get ready to hit the accelerator !" -Diane Gulyas, Group Vice President Dupont "This is an inspirational and optimistic book because it gives the reader a clear road-map on how to self-manage a career." -Mike Critelli, Chairman & CEO, Pitney Bowes "Bill and Janice provide an indispensable map for reaching your career dream destination." -Peter Thedinga, Bank of America

¿Por qué? 101 Questions About Spanish

Author:Judy Hochberg

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1474227937

Total Pages:352

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¿Por qué? 101 Questions about Spanish is for anyone who wants to understand how Spanish really works. Standard textbooks and grammars describe the "what" of Spanish - its vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and pronunciation - but ¿Por qué? explains the "why". Judy Hochberg draws on linguistic principles, Hispanic culture, and language history to answer questions such as: Why are so many Spanish verbs irregular? - Why does Spanish have different ways to say "you"? - Why is h silent? - Why doesn't Spanish use apostrophes? - Why does Castilian Spanish have the th sound? Packed with information, guidance, and links to further research, ¿Por qué? is an accessible study guide that is suitable for Spanish students, instructors, native speakers, and the general reader. It is a valuable supplementary text for serious students of Spanish at all levels, from beginning to advanced. ¿Por qué? also covers topics usually left to specialized books, including the evolution of Spanish, how children and adults learn Spanish, and the status of languages that co-exist with Spanish, from Catalan to Spanish sign language to the indigenous languages of Latin America.

Traditional and Innovative Assessment Techniques for Students with Disabilities

Author:Festus E. Obiakor,Jeffrey P. Bakken

Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:1839098929

Total Pages:256

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This finely curated collection of thirteen chapters presents ideas and research on different disability topics from key leaders in the field of the assessment of children with disabilities. They help us to properly understand and compare traditional and innovative assessment techniques for students with disabilities.

Missiology

Author:John Mark Terry

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group

ISBN:1433681528

Total Pages:768

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Thoroughly updated and revised—with half of the chapters new to the second edition—Missiology equips the reader with a vast resource on contemporary missions. This graduate-level introduction is divided into five sections (Introduction to the Study of Missiology, Biblical Basis of Missions, Theology of Missions, and Applied Missiology) and offers essays on modern missions issues and methods such as contextualization, spiritual warfare, and orality, as well as chapters on major world religions and cults in North America. A retired missionary and long-time professor of missions, editor John Mark Terry enlists a wide range of evangelical authors, most with significant experience in international or North American missions. Pastors will find helpful information on church planting in North America and on developing a missions-minded church. Students will benefit from the chapters on understanding the call to missions and the current status of world evangelization. All readers will profit from a valuable one-volume reference work on missions.

Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia

Author:David H. Shinn,Thomas P. Ofcansky

Publisher:Scarecrow Press

ISBN:0810874571

Total Pages:692

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The Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition covers the history of Ethiopia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ethiopia.

A History of the English Language

Author:Elly van Gelderen

Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN:9027270430

Total Pages:338

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The English language in its complex shapes and forms changes fast. This thoroughly revised edition has been refreshed with current examples of change and has been updated regarding archeological research. Most suggestions brought up by users and reviewers have been incorporated, for instance, a family tree for Germanic has been added, Celtic influence is highlighted much more, there is more on the origin of Chancery English, and internal and external change are discussed in much greater detail. The philosophy of the revised book remains the same with an emphasis on the linguistic history and on using authentic texts. My audience remains undergraduates (and beginning graduates). The goals of the class and the book are to come to recognize English from various time periods, to be able to read each stage with a glossary, to get an understanding of typical language change, internal and external, and to understand something about language typology through the emphasis on the change from synthetic to analytic. This book has a companion website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/z.183.website

Reference Service

Author:Krishan Kumar

Publisher:Vikas Publishing House

ISBN:9780706986426

Total Pages:447

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The Fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated keeping in view the new developments and appearance of new significant reference sources. Some new readings have also been added to bring further readings. This work not only describes the various aspects of reference service such as functions, methods, principles theories, practices, problems, but also provides an overview of available significant reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, bibliographies, union catalogues, almanacs, directories, etc.

Introduction to Neutrosophic Statistics

Author:Florentin Smarandache

Publisher:Infinite Study

ISBN:1599732742

Total Pages:123

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Neutrosophic Statistics means statistical analysis of population or sample that has indeterminate (imprecise, ambiguous, vague, incomplete, unknown) data. For example, the population or sample size might not be exactly determinate because of some individuals that partially belong to the population or sample, and partially they do not belong, or individuals whose appurtenance is completely unknown. Also, there are population or sample individuals whose data could be indeterminate. In this book, we develop the 1995 notion of neutrosophic statistics. We present various practical examples. It is possible to define the neutrosophic statistics in many ways, because there are various types of indeterminacies, depending on the problem to solve.