The Unbound An Archived Novel

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Author: Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423194644
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The Unbound An Archived Novel by Victoria Schwab


Original Title: The Unbound An Archived Novel

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she's struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn't easy-not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she's really safe. Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She's sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she'll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels? With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin. Praise for The Archived"As gorgeously written as it is brilliantly inventive, The Archived is that rare book that grabs you by the mind and the heart, not letting go of either once you've turned the last page. It's earned a permanent spot on my Keeper shelf." -Rachel Hawkins, New York Times best-selling author of the Hex Hall series "A page-turning plot, a setting that haunted my dreams, and breathtaking prose. Truly a masterful, dark, beautiful novel." -Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy "Schwab skillfully manages that rare accomplishment: a spine-tingling, supernatural, ghostly mystery that is fully believable. A writer to watch for sure sequel please!" -School Library Journal "From the unusual premise to the dark, evocative narration,Schwab's novel skillfully blends fantasy and mystery there's a musty, yearning charm to this story. -Publishers Weekly "Teens who like a quick pace and a smart read will enjoytheir journey to the Archives and hope for a return trip." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Evolutionary Multi Criterion Optimization

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Author: Ricardo H.C. Takahashi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642198937
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Evolutionary Multi Criterion Optimization by Ricardo H.C. Takahashi


Original Title: Evolutionary Multi Criterion Optimization

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, EMO 2011, held in Ouro Preto, Brazil, in April 2011. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. The papers deal with fundamental questions of EMO theory, such as the development of algorithmically efficient tools for the evaluation of solution-set quality , the theoretical questions related to solution archiving and others. They report on the continuing effort in the development of algorithms, either for dealing with particular classes of problems or for new forms of processing the problem information. Almost one third of the papers is related to EMO applications in a diversity of fields. Eleven papers are devoted to promote the interaction with the related field of Multi-Criterion Decision Making (MCDM).

Anne Frank Unbound

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Author: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007550
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Anne Frank Unbound by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett


Original Title: Anne Frank Unbound

As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this young girl’s words at the numerous ways people have engaged her life and writing. Apart from officially sanctioned works and organizations, there exists a prodigious amount of cultural production, which encompasses literature, art, music, film, television, blogs, pedagogy, scholarship, religious ritual, and comedy. Created by both artists and amateurs, these responses to Anne Frank range from veneration to irreverence. Although at times they challenge conventional perceptions of her significance, these works testify to the power of Anne Frank, the writer, and Anne Frank, the cultural phenomenon, as people worldwide forge their own connections with the diary and its author.

Humans As A Service

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Author: Jeremias Prassl
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192517392
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Humans As A Service by Jeremias Prassl


Original Title: Humans As A Service

The crowdsourcing of work - the 'gig economy' - has been hailed as a 'sharing' revolution, enabling 'micro-entrepreneurs' to enjoy greater autonomy and flexibility in taking on 'gigs', 'rides', or 'tasks', while customers benefit from the ease, convenience, and affordability of 'work on demand'. Is this the future of work? What are the benefits and challenges of crowdsourced work? Is the gig economy fundamentally different to existing models of work and should it be kept outside the scope of employment law, as many platforms claim? Humans as a Service offers an engaging and critical account of the gig economy. It charts the industry's dramatic growth, explores the diverse platforms that comprise it, and describes how they operate. In scrutinising the competing narratives about 'gig' work, the book demonstrates the importance of language: how claims of 'disruptive innovation' and 'micro-entrepreneurship' often obscure the realities of highly precarious work and the strict algorithmic surveillance and control to which workers are subject. And yet, far from being radically new, the book shows that the gig economy is but the latest (and perhaps most extreme) example of labour market practices that have existed for centuries. Turning to how the law should respond to the on-demand economy, it argues that regulators can and must bring this work within the scope of employment law, adapting existing norms where necessary, in order to protect both customers and workers. Finally, it explores the wider implications of the gig economy for markets and consumers, assessing oppprtunities and challenges - if this is the future of work, how can it be made sustainable?

A Feeling Of Belonging

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Author: Shirley Jennifer Lim
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751938
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A Feeling Of Belonging by Shirley Jennifer Lim


Original Title: A Feeling Of Belonging

When we imagine the activities of Asian American women in the mid-twentieth century, our first thoughts are not of skiing, beauty pageants, magazine reading, and sororities. Yet, Shirley Jennifer Lim argues, these are precisely the sorts of leisure practices many second generation Chinese, Filipina, and Japanese American women engaged in during this time. In A Feeling of Belonging, Lim highlights the cultural activities of young, predominantly unmarried Asian American women from 1930 to 1960. This period marks a crucial generation—the first in which American-born Asians formed a critical mass and began to make their presence felt in the United States. Though they were distinguished from previous generations by their American citizenship, it was only through these seemingly mundane “American”activities that they were able to overcome two-dimensional stereotypes of themselves as kimono-clad “Orientals.” Lim traces the diverse ways in which these young women sought claim to cultural citizenship, exploring such topics as the nation's first Asian American sorority, Chi Alpha Δ the cultural work of Chinese American actress Anna May Wong; Asian American youth culture and beauty pageants; and the achievement of fame of three foreign-born Asian women in the late 1950s. By wearing poodle skirts, going to the beach, and producing magazines, she argues, they asserted not just their American-ness, but their humanity: a feeling of belonging.

Keyboarding And Word Processing Essentials Lessons 1 55 Spiral Bound Version

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Author: Susie H. Vanhuss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285966198
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Keyboarding And Word Processing Essentials Lessons 1 55 Spiral Bound Version by Susie H. Vanhuss


Original Title: Keyboarding And Word Processing Essentials Lessons 1 55 Spiral Bound Version

Prepare for academic and workplace success with KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING ESSENTIALS, LESSONS 1-55, Microsoft Word 2013, 19th Edition. This market-leading text provides the tools you need to develop expertise in keyboarding, document formatting, and essential word processing skills using Microsoft Word 2013. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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