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The Shadow Project

By Herbie Brennan
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061992046
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Danny Lipman is a thief . . . until one night he robs the wrong house. He inadvertently breaks into the headquarters of the Shadow Project, a secret government organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their bodies, using astral projection to travel around the world on deadly missions. Danny is captured, but the Project leaders quickly realize he has a special gift. And when a key operative—the director's daughter, Opal—goes missing, he is offered a choice: join the Shadow Project or go to jail. Danny joins and is quickly sent to investigate the Project's current target: a worldwide terrorist organization known as the Sword of Wrath. But as he gets deeper in, he discovers both the Project and the Sword of Wrath are far more than they seem. Danny and his fellow operatives are caught up in an ancient supernatural conflict and will have to learn how to survive in a world without boundaries of space or time, where the wrong choice could be their last.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • File Pdf: economic-analysis-of-the-environmental-impacts-of-development-projects.pdf

Book Summary:

It has always been thought that some level of pollution and waste is unavoidable in development projects. But no one has made much effort to quantify and assess the extent of this sort of damage. In this book a group of analysts from the Asian Development Bank and from the East West Center propose a means of constructing useful economic evaluations of the impacts of development projects on the environments in which they are constructed. This study demands the systematic evaluation of all the intentional and unintentional consequences of development initiatives before they are determined upon. It is essential reading for development economists, analysts and bankers. Originally published in 1986

Land Management

By Erwin Hepperle,Robert Dixon-Gough,Vida Maliene,Reinfried Mansberger,Jenny Paulsson,Andrea Pödör
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : vdf Hochschulverlag AG
  • Isbn : 3728134791
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Land use
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: land-management.pdf

Book Summary:

The European Academy of Land Use and Development (EALD) organizes annual symposiums on topics related to the interactions between people and the land in both rural and open environment. This book contains articles of experts from 14 different European countries with different professional background. It covers the following generalized topics: Interactions between landscape transformation and the structure of social systems and ecosystem services - the role of institutions and stakeholders in land use change - the various impacts of land use changes - coordination requirements in land use planning - approaches to address specific challenges in land management - stumbling blocks of integral land management.

The Trillionist

By Sagan Jeffries
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
  • Isbn : 1894063996
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 574
  • File Pdf: the-trillionist.pdf

Book Summary:

In his book, The Trillionist, author Sagan Jeffries exposes the 'who, what, when, where and why' of a boy- genius, turned madman, turned savior. Spurred on by a darkness residing within his brilliant mind, Sage Rogan, boy-genius and inventor, is relentlessly driven to bring modern advancements to his people. In fearing for his own sanity, he eventually discovers a part of his mind is, in fact, a shadowy ancient spirit with ulterior motives of its own. Realizing that the inventions he’s been coerced into creating could destroy his world, Sage yearns to make things right; clashing with the powerful entity to save his world from annihilation. The Trillionist is a futuristic science fiction novel by Sagan Jeffries.

A Million Shadows

By Cecilia Dominic
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AIBHS
  • Isbn : 1945074159
  • Pages : 135
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 227
  • File Pdf: a-million-shadows.pdf

Book Summary:

Witches, werewolves, and murder - oh, my! Former model and heartbreaker Kyra Ellison is accustomed to making trouble, not being on the receiving end. When she’s kicked out of her family’s Ozarks cabin where she's been taking refuge - okay, hiding - after a wicked ancient syndrome wrecked her old life, she's forced to go to Salem, Massachusetts. Yes, that Salem, where a murder, witches with secrets, and a handsome billionaire make danger irresistible. Kyra finds she's not the only one with secrets and skeletons in her family closet, but some are more deadly than others. A confrontation with ancient danger and a new foe forces her to choose between the old life she's been craving and the new love she can't resist. A Million Shadows is a supplemental novella in the Lycanthropy Files, an urban fantasy series with the bite of a medical thriller. If you like magic, compelling mysteries that keep you up past your bedtime, and hot wizards who make you want to stay up all night, then you'll love A Million Shadows.

World Forests from Deforestation to Transition?

By Matti Palo,Heidi Vanhanen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9401009422
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 173
  • File Pdf: world-forests-from-deforestation-to-transition.pdf

Book Summary:

This book addresses global and subnational issues concerning the world's forests, societies, and environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. Cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, it is essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science needs to draw a clearer picture of relationships between forests, human activity, and the environment, and of the consequences of environmental change for the societies' development and growth. There are several - partly intermingled - evolutionary forest transitions underway: the slow transition from forest area decrease to an increase in the North while deforestation and degradation continues in the South. Although not all deforestation is considered negative, serious social, economic, and environmental costs may be associated with excessive deforestation. Deforestation control is just the first step on the stony path towards sustainable forest management. The forest management transition refers to the shift in the utilization towards managed semi-natural, secondary forests and plantation forests. There are some signs in the North of the forest paradigm shift from sustainable yield to forest ecosystem concepts. How deforestation can be tackled and how these concurrent transitions are effected will have profound implications for the future. These processes involve several challenges with South-North dimensions. A search for an optimum mix of public policies and markets is a global priority both as a forest policy issue and as an inter-sectoral item on the political agenda. Deforestation and transition is discussed here by a team of 14 scientists from both the North and the South. This book offers knowledge, facts, and information about world forests, society, and environment to help us towards equity in our use of the global forest – to create a clearer vision of unasylva.

Arts and Technology

By Fay Huang,Reen-Cheng Wang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3642115772
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 976
  • File Pdf: arts-and-technology.pdf

Book Summary:

We welcome you to the First International Conference on Arts and Technology (ArtsIT 2009), hosted by CSIE of the National Ilan University and co-organized by the National Science Council, ICST, College of EECS at National Ilan University, Software Simulation Society in Taiwan, ISAC, TCA, NCHC, CREATE-NET, and Institute for Information Industry. ArtsIT2009 was held in Yilan, Taiwan, during September 24–25, 2009. The conference comprised the following themes: • New Media Technologies (Evolutionary systems that create arts or display art works, such as tracking sensors, wearable computers, mixed reality, etc. ) • Software Art (Image processing or computer graphics techniques that create arts, including algorithmic art, mathematic art, advanced modeling and rend- ing, etc. ) • Animation Techniques (2D or 3D computer animations, AI-based animations, etc. ) • Multimedia (Integration of different media, such as virtual reality systems, audio, performing arts, etc. ) • Interactive Methods (Vision-based tracking and recognition, interactive art, etc. ) The conference program started with an opening ceremony, followed by three keynote speeches and four technical sessions distributed over a period of two days. Two poster sessions, one hour each, were scheduled before the afternoon oral sessions. An Int- active Arts Exhibition was held in conjunction with ArtsIT 2009. Twelve well-known digital arts teams from Taiwan exhibited 15 artworks in this event, including 10 int- active installation arts, 4 video arts, and 1 digital print. The conference received around 50 submissions from 15 different countries.

The World History Highway

By Dennis A. Trinkle,Scott A. Merriman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Isbn : 9780765609069
  • Pages : 501
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 971
  • File Pdf: the-world-history-highway.pdf

Book Summary:

CD-ROM contains: Electronic version of text (.pdf format) with links to resources in text.

Real-Time Shadows

By Elmar Eisemann,Michael Schwarz,Ulf Assarsson,Michael Wimmer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1439867690
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 640
  • File Pdf: real-time-shadows.pdf

Book Summary:

Important elements of games, movies, and other computer-generated content, shadows are crucial for enhancing realism and providing important visual cues. In recent years, there have been notable improvements in visual quality and speed, making high-quality realistic real-time shadows a reachable goal. Real-Time Shadows is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of real-time shadow techniques. It covers a large variety of different effects, including hard, soft, volumetric, and semi-transparent shadows. The book explains the basics as well as many advanced aspects related to the domain of shadow computation. It presents interactive solutions and practical details on shadow computation. The authors compare various algorithms for creating real-time shadows and illustrate how they are used in different situations. They explore the limitations and failure cases, advantages and disadvantages, and suitability of the algorithms in several applications. Source code, videos, tutorials, and more are available on the book’s website www.realtimeshadows.com.

The Rules of Project Risk Management

By Robert Chapman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000650502
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 816
  • File Pdf: the-rules-of-project-risk-management.pdf

Book Summary:

The Rules of Project Risk Management, 2nd Edition, provides practical experienced-based guidance to support the delivery of effective project risk management. While the discipline is recognised as a major contributor to the successful outcome of projects, its implementation is far from straightforward. Successful delivery requires an in depth understanding of the "ingredients" of effective risk management practices which impact project performance. The book’s value is derived from the description of these ingredients in a manner which will support their practical implementation. The author describes a series of guidelines (labelled "rules") to support the practical application of project risk management to positively influence project outcomes. The rules are supported by mini case studies of both successful and unsuccessful projects to bring to life the ramifications of effective and poor risk management respectively, and are assembled under seven headings of environment, external stakeholders, organisation and culture, leadership and governance, internal stakeholders, risk resources and system. This second edition contains a new glossary of terms and an overview of the risk management process to enable those new to the subject to understand the core risk management activities. It also contains six more individual guidelines and ten more case studies to support practitioners, researchers and academics alike to gain an even greater appreciation of the drivers of successful project risk management. Enabling the reader to "get inside" risk management to gain an appreciation of the individual components and "how the engine works", this book is essential reading for project and risk management professionals. While the guidelines are described individually so specific subjects can be examined in detail, they must be considered together, for like a car, specialist carburettors, fuel injection or high-octane fuel on their own do not support improved performance. The guidelines can be considered as the elements that should be considered when compiling a risk maturity model to drive incremental improvement in risk management practices.

Mentoring

By Derrick Trimble
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paroxumos Ltd.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 71
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 590
  • File Pdf: mentoring.pdf

Book Summary:

The gift of mentoring is one of the benefits offered through a Toastmasters International club educational program. If a club has a mentoring program established, this book will stimulate new thinking for consideration. Is a club struggling to meet the expectation of a mentoring program? Mentoring: Value-Based Empowerment offers insights for developing a transformational mentor experience. An essential element of any successful club level mentoring program is to demonstrate the Toastmasters International values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence.