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New Perspectives on the Nativity by Jeremy Corley

By Jeremy Corley

The infancy narratives symbolize probably the most appealing and exciting passages within the Gospels. The tales they relate also are arguably the main recognized within the Christian culture, from the kid within the manger to the Magi harking back to the child Jesus. even if there were quite few makes an attempt to think about the tales of the Nativity from smooth educational views, interpreting them from feminist views, poltical standpoints, in cinematic representations in addition to extra general yet up to date educational techniques. New views at the Nativity makes an attempt to redress this delivering a clean insights on those an important Christian texts from a solid of unusual individuals. on the outset, Henry Wansbrough surveys scholarship at the infancy narratives due to the fact Raymond Brown's landmark research, The start of the Messiah (2nd version, 1993). Thereafter, 4 chapters care for Luke's infancy tale. Ian Boxall demonstrates how the narrative bargains refined foreshadowings of the eagerness and resurrection. Barbara Reid surveys Luke's portrayal of 3 lady prophets (Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna), who organize for the later presentation of Jesus as a prophet. Leonard Maluf indicates a brand new figuring out of Zechariah's canticle (the Benedictus), by way of situating it firmly in its Jewish historical past. eventually, Nicholas King exhibits how the "inn" of the nativity prefigures the later trip of the gospel message. the following 4 contributions are all in favour of Matthew's narrative. Warren Carter indicates how the clash among the newborn Jesus and the ruling powers is repeated extra dramatically within the lifestyles and loss of life of the grownup Christ. Benedict Viviano proposes that the 3 phases in Matthew's family tree of Jesus belong inside of a grand scheme of 7 a while of salvation background. Bernard Robinson investigates Matthew's nativity tale in the context of biblical and Greco-Roman history-writing. Christopher Fuller highlights the carnivalesque method of the Magi tale in Pasolini's vintage movie, The Gospel based on St Matthew. 3 ultimate essays specialise in the spiritual worth of the infancy tales. Ann Loades displays on late-20th-century poems facing the nativity. John Kaltner explores the references to Jesus' beginning present in Islamic culture. ultimately, Thomas O'Loughlin argues that modern preoccupations with old research can blind us to the secret awarded within the nativity tales.

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Artificial Materials by Olivier Vanbesien(auth.)

By Olivier Vanbesien(auth.)

This e-book addresses synthetic fabrics together with photonic crystals (PC) and metamaterials (MM).

The first half is dedicated to layout strategies: detrimental permeability and permittivity for detrimental refraction, periodic constructions, transformation optics.

The moment half matters workstation and MM in cease band regime: from cavities, publications to excessive impedance surfaces. irregular refraction, under one and unfavourable, in notebook and MM are studied in a 3rd half, addressing super-focusing and cloaking.

Applications for telecommunications, lasers and imaging platforms also are explored.

Content:
Chapter 1 Definitions and ideas (pages 3–12):
Chapter 2 The Metamaterial procedure – Permeability and Permittivity Engineering (pages 13–35):
Chapter three Photonic Crystal process – Band hole Engineering (pages 37–57):
Chapter four Transformation Optics (pages 59–70):
Chapter five aspect and prolonged Defects in Photonic Crystals (pages 73–94):
Chapter 6 Routing units made of Photonic Crystals (pages 95–119):
Chapter 7 unmarried unfavorable Metamaterials (pages 121–136):
Chapter eight Two?Dimensional Microwave Balanced Composite Prism (pages 139–155):
Chapter nine Metal?Dielectric fabrics – from the Terahertz to the seen (pages 157–176):
Chapter 10 irregular Refraction in Photonic Crystals (pages 177–195):
Chapter eleven A Photonic Crystal Flat Lens at Optical Wavelength (pages 197–223):
Chapter 12 Wave?Controlling platforms – in the direction of pass and Invisibility (pages 225–252):
Chapter thirteen Guiding, Filtering and Routing Electromagnetic Waves (pages 255–278):
Chapter 14 Antennas (pages 279–300):
Chapter 15 Optics: Fibers and Cavities (pages 301–320):
Chapter sixteen Detection, Imaging and Tomography structures (pages 321–340):

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The Misuse of Information Systems: The Impact of Security by John P. D'arcy

By John P. D'arcy

D Arcy reviews on an empirical research of the impression of 4 defense countermeasures (security rules, safeguard expertise software, computing device tracking, preventive safety software program) on IS misuse. utilizing the framework of common deterrence conception, he develops and exams a conceptual version utilizing survey responses from 507 pros. He unearths help for the effectiveness of safety rules, defense know-how courses, and computing device tracking in deterring IS misuse. Preventive safety software program appears to be like basically reasonably potent. the implications additionally recommend that the deterrent effectiveness of safety countermeasures fluctuate according to laptop self-efficacy and the quantity of time spent telecommuting. D Arcy s findings support clarify the relationships among safety countermeasures and IS misuse, whereas reaffirming the applicability of normal deterrence idea to the IS protection area.

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John von Neumann and the origins of modern computing by William Aspray

By William Aspray

John von Neumann was once one of many maximum prodigies of the final century. His right-wing politics and the truth that he made seminal contributions to many fields of technology account for his now not having gained a Nobel prize. however many Nobel laureates thought of his mind some distance more desirable to theirs.

v.N's many abilities account for no one having but written a biography that does him justice, as it's totally not going that anybody with the brain to appreciate his seminal contributions to many branches of technological know-how might have the spare time to write down this type of book.

Aspray has performed an exceptional activity of describing von Neumann's contributions to desktop technological know-how. through referencing many info within the exhaustive references he permits his readers to speedy locate von Neumann's unique paintings in the event that they are looking to get to the nitty gritty of his contributions and spares the common reader information that may have made the publication tedious and unreadable.

I strongly suspect that it will stay the reference e-book on J. v. N's contributions to machine technology; his daughter was once rather happy with it.

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History of Nordic computing : IFIP WG9.7 First Working by Janis Bubenko, John Impagliazzo, Arne Soelvberg

By Janis Bubenko, John Impagliazzo, Arne Soelvberg

Computing within the Nordic international locations all started in past due Forties commonly as an engineering job to construct computing units to accomplish mathematical calculations and support mathematicians and engineers in medical challenge fixing. The early desktops of the Nordic nations emerged throughout the Fifties and had names like BARK, BESK, DASK, SMIL, SARA, ESKO, and NUSSE. each one of them grew to become a nucleus in institutes and centres for mathematical computations programmed and utilized by hugely certified execs. despite the fact that, one are not fail to remember the punched-card desktop expertise at the moment that had existed for a number of a long time. moreover, we've got a Nordic identify, specifically Frederik Rosing Bull, contributing to the fundaments of punched card know-how and forming the French corporation Bull. advertisement items akin to FACIT EDB and SAAB D20-series desktops in Sweden, the Danish GIER machine, the Nokia MIKKO desktop in Finland, in addition to the pcs of Norsk information in Norway the early desktops. in lots of circumstances, although, businesses and associations didn't extra enhance or take advantage of Nordic computing undefined, although it exhibited technical merits. for this reason, within the Seventies, US pcs, basically from IBM, flooded the Nordic marketplace.

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E-discovery: Creating and Managing an Enterprisewide by Karen Schuler, Cathleen P. Peterson and Eva Vincze Technical

By Karen Schuler, Cathleen P. Peterson and Eva Vincze Technical Editors (Eds.)

Content material:
Copyright, Page iv
Lead Author, Page v
Contributing Authors, Pages vii-xii
Foreword, Pages xxi-xxiii, Karen Schuler
Technical Editors, Pages xxiv-xxv
Chapter 1 - developments in firm E-discovery from the company Perspective, Pages 1-18
Chapter 2 - handling info and documents in An Enterprise, Pages 19-42
Chapter three - Bridging the Gaps among info administration and E-discovery, Pages 43-69
Chapter four - growing an company Discovery reaction Team, Pages 71-100
Chapter five - the point of interest of IT inside of a Discovery reaction Team, Pages 101-138
Chapter 6 - Defensible info assortment thoughts within the Enterprise, Pages 139-175
Chapter 7 - information buildings and the Anatomy of a File, Pages 177-200
Chapter eight - info id and seek Techniques, Pages 201-236
Chapter nine - Bringing It jointly in a overview Platform and coping with the Review, Pages 237-268
Chapter 10 - Headlines, Redlines, and time cut-off dates: creation Practicalities in modern-day E-discovery Environment, Pages 269-295
Index, Pages 297-302

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The market and beyond: Cooperation and competition in by Martin Fransman

By Martin Fransman

Many have defined the japanese aggressive luck in details know-how; only a few have defined it. during this publication Martin Fransman advances our figuring out through constructing the idea that of the japanese Innovation System--an association which includes competing and cooperating inner most businesses, govt policy-makers and researchers, and universities. it is going to be of curiosity to all lecturers, scholars and coverage makers drawn to technological pageant.

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Intellectual property and open source by Van Lindberg

By Van Lindberg

"Clear, right, and deep, it is a great addition to discussions of legislation and computing for someone -- even lawyers!" -- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of legislation at Stanford legislation college and founding father of the Stanford heart for web and Society

when you paintings in details know-how, highbrow estate is vital in your activity -- yet facing the complexities of the felony approach could be mind-boggling. This publication is for someone who desires to know how the criminal process bargains with highbrow estate rights for code and different content material. you will get a transparent examine highbrow estate matters from a developer's viewpoint, together with useful suggestion approximately occasions you are prone to encounter.

Written by way of an highbrow estate legal professional who's additionally a programmer, Intellectual estate and Open Source is helping patents, copyrights, logos, alternate secrets and techniques, and licenses, with distinct concentrate on the problems surrounding open resource improvement and the Gpl. This e-book solutions questions such as:

  • How do open resource and highbrow estate paintings together?
  • What are crucial highbrow property-related matters whilst beginning a enterprise or open resource project?
  • How for those who deal with copyright, licensing and different matters whilst accepting a patch from one other developer?
  • How are you able to pursue your individual principles whereas operating for somebody else?
  • What elements of a patent will be reviewed to work out if it applies in your work?
  • When is your proposal a alternate secret?
  • How are you able to opposite engineer a product with out stepping into trouble?
  • What in the event you take into consideration whilst making a choice on an open resource license to your project?

such a lot criminal assets are too scattered, too arcane, and too difficult to learn. Intellectual estate and Open Source is a pleasant, easy-to-follow assessment of the legislations that programmers, procedure directors, picture designers, and so on will locate essential.

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