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BIM and Urban Land Administration

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 135103233X

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 236

Category : Architecture

Viewed : 1193


Book Summary: Rapid urbanization has created an unprecedented pressure on the use of land in cities around the world, resulting in physical and legal complexities. This book explains the theoretical basis and practicality of connecting urban land administration practices with the 3D digital data environment of Building Information Modelling (BIM). The main focus is to adopt a BIM-based paradigm for enhancing communication and management of complex ownership rights in multi-story buildings, which are prevalent in urban built environments. This book first elaborates on a range of data elements required for managing legal information in current land administration practices pertaining to subdivision of legal interests within multi-story building developments. It then explains how an open data model in the BIM domain – Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) – can be extended with legal data elements to lay the foundation for adopting BIM in urban land administration. The book also highlights benefits and barriers of implementing BIM-enabled urban land administration. Features Explains the theoretical basis and practicality of connecting urban land administration practices with the 3D digital data environment of BIM. Highlights the existing challenges associated with current practice of urban land administration for multi-story buildings. Introduces the potential of 3D digital environment of BIM for the purpose of mapping and registering legal interests. Describes how BIM-based data models can be extended for recording, managing, and representing legal ownership of properties over a building's lifecycle. Includes models of multi-story buildings as case studies to demonstrate the feasibility of extended BIM-based data models.

The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics

Author : Janet Marstine

ISBN10 : 1136715266

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 512

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1870


Book Summary: Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics is a theoretically informed reconceptualization of museum ethics discourse as a dynamic social practice central to the project of creating change in the museum. Through twenty-seven chapters by an international and interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners it explores contemporary museum ethics as an opportunity for growth, rather than a burden of compliance. The volume represents diverse strands in museum activity from exhibitions to marketing, as ethics is embedded in all areas of the museum sector. What the contributions share is an understanding of the contingent nature of museum ethics in the twenty-first century—its relations with complex economic, social, political and technological forces and its fluid ever-shifting sensibility. The volume examines contemporary museum ethics through the prism of those disciplines and methods that have shaped it most. It argues for a museum ethics discourse defined by social responsibility, radical transparency and shared guardianship of heritage. And it demonstrates the moral agency of museums: the concept that museum ethics is more than the personal and professional ethics of individuals and concerns the capacity of institutions to generate self-reflective and activist practice.

Bulk Collection

Author : Fred H. Cate,James X. Dempsey

ISBN10 : 0190685522

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Law

Viewed : 1141


Book Summary: This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. This book is the culmination of nearly six years of research initiated by Fred Cate and Jim Dempsey to examine national practices and laws regarding systematic government access to personal information held by private-sector companies. Leading an effort sponsored by The Privacy Projects, they commissioned a series of country reports, asking national experts to uncover what they could about government demands on telecommunications providers and other private-sector companies to disclose bulk information about their customers. Their initial research found disturbing indications of systematic access in countries around the world. These data collection programs, often undertaken in the name of national security, were cloaked in secrecy and largely immune from oversight, posing serious threats to personal privacy. After the Snowden leaks confirmed these initial findings, the project morphed into something more ambitious: an effort to explore what should be the rules for government access to private-sector data, and how companies should respond to government demands for access. This book contains twelve updated country reports plus eleven analytic chapters that present descriptive and normative frameworks for assessing national surveillance laws, survey evolving international law and human rights principles applicable to government surveillance, and describe oversight mechanisms. It also explores the concept of accountability and the role of encryption in shaping the surveillance debate. Cate and Dempsey conclude by offering recommendations for both governments and industry.

A Companion to Heritage Studies

Author : William Logan,Máiréad Nic Craith,Ullrich Kockel

ISBN10 : 1118486641

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 624

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 951


Book Summary: A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage. Outlines the key themes of research, including cultural preservation, environmental protection, world heritage and tourism, ethics, and human rights Accessibly organized into a substantial framework-setting essay by the editors followed by three sections on expanding, using and abusing, and recasting heritage Provides a cutting-edge guide to emerging trends in the field that is that is global in scope, cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach Features contributions from an international array of scholars, including some with extensive experience in heritage practice through UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, and national heritage systems

The Pop Music Idol and the Spirit of Charisma

Author : T. Cvetkovski

ISBN10 : 1137494468

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 225

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 423


Book Summary: This book makes a case for the synergetic union between reality TV and the music industry. It delves into technological change in popular music, and the role of music reality TV and social media in the pop production process. It challenges the current scholarship which does not adequately distinguish the economic significance of these developments.

Religion after Secularization in Australia

Author : Timothy Stanley

ISBN10 : 1137551380

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 233

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1129


Book Summary: Religion's persistent and new visibility in political life has prompted a significant global debate. One of this debate's key features concerns the nature and impact of secularization. This collection of essays draws together leading sociologists, historians, philosophers of religion, and political theorists in order to provide a broad and up-to-date account of religion after secularization. Contributors explore the meaning and conceptual legacies of religion, as well as the unique features of the Australian case such as religion as it relates to law, education, gender, media, and radical political movements. Intervening in the current debate, this book provides summative accounts of the historical, cultural, and legal interactions that have informed Australia’s relationship to religion and secularization. Contributors critically analyze and engage with secular political theory concerning the public sphere, while also dissecting deliberative politics and democratic practices. This book propels the debate over religion’s place in public life in new directions and promotes urgently needed public understanding.

Data Science and Machine Learning

Author : Dirk P. Kroese,Zdravko Botev,Thomas Taimre,Radislav Vaisman

ISBN10 : 1000730778

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 510

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1783


Book Summary: "This textbook is a well-rounded, rigorous, and informative work presenting the mathematics behind modern machine learning techniques. It hits all the right notes: the choice of topics is up-to-date and perfect for a course on data science for mathematics students at the advanced undergraduate or early graduate level. This book fills a sorely-needed gap in the existing literature by not sacrificing depth for breadth, presenting proofs of major theorems and subsequent derivations, as well as providing a copious amount of Python code. I only wish a book like this had been around when I first began my journey!" -Nicholas Hoell, University of Toronto "This is a well-written book that provides a deeper dive into data-scientific methods than many introductory texts. The writing is clear, and the text logically builds up regularization, classification, and decision trees. Compared to its probable competitors, it carves out a unique niche. -Adam Loy, Carleton College The purpose of Data Science and Machine Learning: Mathematical and Statistical Methods is to provide an accessible, yet comprehensive textbook intended for students interested in gaining a better understanding of the mathematics and statistics that underpin the rich variety of ideas and machine learning algorithms in data science. Key Features: Focuses on mathematical understanding. Presentation is self-contained, accessible, and comprehensive. Extensive list of exercises and worked-out examples. Many concrete algorithms with Python code. Full color throughout. The Authors: Dirk P. Kroese, PhD, is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. He has published over 120 articles and five books in a wide range of areas in mathematics, statistics, data science, machine learning, and Monte Carlo methods. He is a pioneer of the well-known Cross-Entropy method—an adaptive Monte Carlo technique, which is being used around the world to help solve difficult estimation and optimization problems in science, engineering, and finance. Zdravko Botev, PhD, is an Australian Mathematical Science Institute Lecturer in Data Science and Machine Learning with an appointment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is the recipient of the 2018 Christopher Heyde Medal of the Australian Academy of Science for distinguished research in the Mathematical Sciences. Thomas Taimre, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. His research interests range from applied probability and Monte Carlo methods to applied physics and the remarkably universal self-mixing effect in lasers. He has published over 100 articles, holds a patent, and is the coauthor of Handbook of Monte Carlo Methods (Wiley). Radislav Vaisman, PhD, is a Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Queensland. His research interests lie at the intersection of applied probability, machine learning, and computer science. He has published over 20 articles and two books.

The Four Winds

Author : Kristin Hannah

ISBN10 : 1250178622

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1171


Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER #1 INDIE BESTSELLER "The Four Winds seems eerily prescient in 2021 . . . Its message is galvanizing and hopeful: We are a nation of scrappy survivors. We’ve been in dire straits before; we will be again. Hold your people close.”—The New York Times "A spectacular tour de force that shines a spotlight on the indispensable but often overlooked role of Greatest Generation women."—People "Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind." —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

HTML & Web Design Tips & Techniques

Author : Kris Jamsa,Konrad King,Andy Anderson

ISBN10 : 0072228253

Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional

Number of Pages : 688

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1385


Book Summary: Master HTML and Web design using this resource filled with precise, proven techniques from today’s leading industry experts. Inside you’ll find quick and concise solutions that can be put to immediate use easily and effectively. Organized by topic and packed with critical information this is a must-have guide for every Web designer.

Sustainable Development and Green Communication

Author : J. Servaes

ISBN10 : 1137329416

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 220

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 566


Book Summary: Offering a comprehensive overview of contemporary theoretical and programmatic issues in the fields of sustainability, culture, communication, development and social change, this book explores the relationship between communication and sustainability from a social change perspective.

Author : Trevor Barr

ISBN10 : 1741150736

Publisher : Allen & Unwin

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1681


Book Summary: What is really happening in communications today? The Internet has emerged out of nowhere, television channels and newspapers struggle to get our attention, Telstra has become the star of the stock market and digital television is on the horizon. Almost every aspect of our lives has been infiltrated by communications. offers a rare understanding of the big picture. Australia's media, information technology and telecommunications are in a state of unprecedented change. Established players and industries have re-invented themselves and new power brokers have appeared from unexpected quarters. Yet what is driving these changes? Whose interests are served? And who benefits? Trevor Barr explores the radical changes in contemporary communications: the convergence of 'old media' with 'new media,' the role of communications in globalisation, and the social dilemmas associated with new communications technology. He argues that it is vital that we prepare for the future, individually and collectively, within this new international communications order.

Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education

Author : J. Hawkins,K. Mok

ISBN10 : 1137457090

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 266

Category : Education

Viewed : 1419


Book Summary: Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education critically examines recent policies and practices adopted by governments and universities in Asia Pacific in promoting research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities between the universities, industry and business. Critical reflections upon the changing relationship among these stakeholders are offered, with comparative perspectives and international insights into how universities in Asia Pacific have handled the growing pressure for top university rankings and keen competition in the knowledge-based economy.

Droit des Activités Numériques

Author : Luc Grynbaum,Caroline Le Goffic,Lydia-Haidara Morlet

ISBN10 : 2247133851

Publisher : Dalloz

Number of Pages : 1054

Category : Law

Viewed : 1307


Book Summary: L'objectif de l'ouvrage est de présenter le droit matériel des activités numériques : le contrat en ligne, les différents prestataires, leur responsabilité. Il permet également d'appréhender les règles de marché auxquels sont soumis les e-commerçants (concurrence et consommation), la protection dont bénéficient leur nom de domaine ou les bases de données qu'ils utilisent. Enfin, l'ouvrage permet de comprendre quel droit est applicable aux échanges trans-frontières et quel tribunal serait compétent en cas de litige.

Get Talking Indonesian

Author : Restiany Achmad

ISBN10 : 9795936611

Publisher : Kesaint Blanc

Number of Pages : 132

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1751


Book Summary: Indonesian language or often called as Bahasa Indonesia is a language spoken by approximately 240 million native speakers in the Republic of Indonesia itself. Bahasa Indonesia is a national language uniting the uniqueness of various tribes in thousands of islands in Indonesia. It’s a national language that has a long history back to the Sumpah Pemuda (Youth Declaration) 28 October 1928 as one of the recoqnized three pillars nation-building. Nowadays in practical context, most of Indonesian speaks Bahasa (acronym for Bahasa Indonesia), only Indonesian live in few rural areas that may not speak Indonesian and use local languages instead. This can be challenging if you are an adventurous type that love to visit distant exotic regions. On big cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Medan, even to Makassar, using Bahasa as a foreigner may be a little tricky. The key is, if you are aiming to establish ‘au naturel’ communication with Indonesian, is to use “communicative” Bahasa everytime you engage them in direct less-formal communication. Bahasa native speakers use this “communicative” version of Bahasa in most of the daily conversations, while the formal one is used when they speak to senior members/elders, write a formal letters or business e-mails, academic thesis, etc. In GET TALKING INDONESIAN: 10 DAYS AUDIO COURSE, we will teach you how to master the basics and able to use the formal Bahasa. After you have mastered this formal form of Bahasa, getting yourself familiar with the communicative form of Bahasa would be easier, and can be developed anytime during your visit on this beautiful and friendly country. -------------------------------------------------------- LEARNING ESSENTIALS: 1. Contains over 100 vocabulary and over 50 Indonesian expressions to get you talking Indonesian. 2. 10 days audio course to support your visit/trip. 3. Contains practical themes such as hotel reservation, checking-in, ordering a taxi, asking for direction, money changer, shop&restaurant, airport and socializing with Indonesian friends. 4. Narrated by native speakers. ******DOWNLOAD AUDIO FILES****** To download the audio cd files, check sku number on the back cover of this book. Then please visit KESAINT BLANC Website at enter the sku number and click search. After that, download the zip file. For more information contact us: [email protected]

The First Fleet

Author : Rob Mundle

ISBN10 : 1460700627

Publisher : HarperCollins Australia

Number of Pages : 368

Category : History

Viewed : 1204


Book Summary: A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17-000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet. With customary sweep and swell, Mundle puts you alongside 48-year-old Captain Arthur Phillip on the quarterdeck of the Royal Navy escort, HMS Sirius, as he commands his small armada of 11 ships, carrying over 1420 men, women and children, to the other side of the world.

English-German Learner's Dictionary (Arranged by Themes, Beginner - Intermediate Levels)

Author : Multi Linguis

ISBN10 : 1005674191

Publisher : Multi Linguis

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Foreign Language Study

Viewed : 1549


Book Summary: Multi Linguis offers you a frequency-thematic learner's dictionary of the German language. It includes up to 6000 essential words and phrases belonging to the levels from Beginner to Intermediate (A1 - B1.2 CEFR). The entries are divided into 150 vocabulary themes as well as 4 learning steps. They are arranged by themes‚ not by the alphabet. The book is intended to help you learn and revise this language but can also be applied for translating or entertaining. You may use it separately or as an additional tool for any suited educational course. The Multi Linguis Project is based on the Wiktionary corpus and created by one person. The database of the Learner's Dictionaries includes 9 000 lemmas (words and phrases)‚ their translations in many languages as well as transcriptions‚ transliterations and grammar information. All these lemmas are divided into 6 learning steps of 1500 entries each and also 150 vocabulary themes grouped in 30 super themes. They can be arranged by themes‚ steps‚ parts of speech or keywords‚ but never by the alphabet. Different types of dictionaries are offered for the same language. They are designed in an original way to be convenient and efficient. All of them are available in epub format. Multi Linguis is presently able to publish such books for more than 70 languages. It's planned to improve them and increase their number. You can find more dictionaries in this store.

Vocational Training and Assessment, Second Edition

Author : Dan Hill,Terry Hill,Lee Perlitz

ISBN10 : 174376944X

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education Australia

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Education

Viewed : 442


Book Summary: The second edition of Vocational Training and Assessment addresses all of the requirements for successful completion of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. With each chapter aligned to the training package competencies, all core units and a range of popular electives are covered. KEY FEATURES: • Content is clearly mapped to units of the training package • Assessment tasks are mapped to elements and performance criteria • Case studies • Instructor resources • Blended learning or digital-only options available

The Thriving Adolescent

Author : Louise L. Hayes,Joseph V. Ciarrochi

ISBN10 : 1608828042

Publisher : New Harbinger Publications

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Psychology

Viewed : 1759


Book Summary: Adolescents face unique pressures and worries. Will they pass high school? Should they go to college? Will they find love? And what ways do they want to act in the world? The uncertainty surrounding the future can be overwhelming. Sadly, and all too often, if things don’t go smoothly, adolescents will begin labeling themselves as losers, unpopular, unattractive, weird, or dumb. And, let’s not forget the ubiquitous ‘not good enough’ story that often begins during these formative years. These labels are often carried forward throughout life. So what can you do, now, to help lighten this lifelong burden? The Thriving Adolescent offers teachers, counselors, and mental health professionals powerful techniques for working with adolescents. Based in proven- effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the skills and tips outlined in this book will help adolescents and teens manage difficult emotions, connect with their values, achieve mindfulness and vitality, and develop positive relationships with friends and family. The evidence-based practices in this book focus on developing a strong sense of self, and will give adolescents the confidence they need to make that difficult transition into adulthood. Whether it’s school, family, or friend related, adolescents experience a profound level of stress, and often they lack the psychological tools to deal with stress in productive ways. The skills we impart to them now will help set the stage for a happy, healthy adulthood. If you work with adolescents or teens, this is a must-have addition to your professional library.

Java SE8 for Programmers

Author : Paul Deitel,Harvey Deitel

ISBN10 : 0133891518

Publisher : Prentice Hall

Number of Pages : 1104

Category : Computers

Viewed : 955


Book Summary: The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to Java™ SE 7 and SE 8 (Java 8) development with the powerful Java™ platform ¿ Written for programmers with a background in high-level language programming, this book applies the Deitel signature live-code approach to teaching programming and explores the Java™ language and Java™ APIs in depth. The book presents¿ concepts in the context of fully tested programs, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, line-by-line code walkthroughs and program outputs. The book features hundreds of complete Java™ programs with thousands of lines of proven Java™ code, and hundreds of tips that will help you build robust applications. ¿ Start with an introduction to Java™ using an early classes and objects approach, then rapidly move on to more advanced topics, including GUI, graphics, exception handling, lambdas, streams, functional interfaces, object serialization, concurrency, generics, generic collections, JDBC™ and more. You’ll enjoy the Deitels’ classic treatment of object-oriented programming and the object-oriented design ATM case study, including a complete Java™ implementation. When you’re finished, you’ll have everything you need to build industrial-strength object-oriented¿¿ Java™ SE 7 and SE 8 (Java 8) applications. ¿ Practical, Example-Rich Coverage of: • Java™ SE 7 and SE 8 (Java 8) • Lambdas, Streams, Functional Interfaces with Default and Static Methods • Classes, Objects, Encapsulation,¿ Inheritance, Polymorphism, Interfaces • Swing and JavaFX GUIs; Graphics • Integrated Exception Handling • Files, Streams, Object Serialization • Multithreading and Concurrency for Optimal Multi-Core Performance • Generics and Generic Collections • Database (JDBC™, SQL and JavaDB) • Using the Debugger and the API Docs • Industrial-Strength, Object-Oriented Design ATM Case Study and more. ¿ Visit • Download code examples • For information on Deitel’s Dive Into® Series programming training courses delivered at organizations worldwide visit or¿ write to [email protected] • Join the Deitel social networking communities on Facebook® at¿,¿ Twitter® @deitel, Google+™ at,¿¿ LinkedIn® at, YouTube™ at¿ • Subscribe to the Deitel® Buzz Online e-mail newsletter at¿ subscribe.html ¿

The Happiness Trap

Author : Russ Harris

ISBN10 : 1921966343

Publisher : Exisle Publishing

Number of Pages : 284

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Viewed : 785


Book Summary: A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.