A History of Self-Harm in Britain
This book fall of various self-harming behaviours in twentieth-century Britain. It puts self-cutting and overdosing into historical perspective, linking them to the huge changes that occur in mental and physical healthcare, social work and wider politics....
Innovation Capacity and the City
This free book represents one of the key milestones of DESIGNSCAPES, an H2020 CSA (Coordination and Support Action) research project funded by the European Commission under the Call "User-driven innovation: value creation through design-enabled innovation". The book demonstrates that adopting design allows us to embed innovation within th...
United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order
This open access volume explores how UN peace operations are adapting to four trends in the changing global order: (1) the rebalancing of relations between states of the global North and the global South; (2) the rise of regional organisations as providers of peace; (3) the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalist non-state actors; and (4) incr...
Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam
This book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country's rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited ...
Between Mobility and Migration
This book offers a critical perspective on intra-European mobility and migration by using new empirical data and theoretical discussions. It develops a theoretical and empirical analysis of the consequences of intra-European movement for sending and receiving urban regions in The Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Turkey, Poland and Czech Republic. The ...
Nils Petter Gleditsch: Pioneer in the Analysis of War and Peace
This book presents Nils Petter Gleditsch, a staff member of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) since 1964, a former editor of the Journal for Peace Research (1983-2010), a former president of the International Studies Association (2008-2009) and the recipient of several academic awards as a pioneer in the scientific analysis of war and pea...
Using Blocks in Ruby
Unannounced and unmarked, blocks turn up all over Ruby programs. Their use ranges from some of Ruby's most basic structures, such as loops, to some of its most sophisticated tricks. Similar to closures or lambdas in other languages, blocks enable some of Ruby's vaunted efficiency. Blocks even allow other people to write some of the code you use. ...
The Jingshan Report
The Jingshan Report is a collection of research papers on key issues for China's financial opening, including reform of the RMB exchange rate regime, management of cross-border capital flows and financial support for the Belt and Road Initiative. Authored by leading experts in the relevant fields, the report examines the evolution, current status a...
Science as Social Existence
In this bold and original study, Jeff Kochan constructively combines the sociology of scientific knowledge (SSK) with Martin Heidegger's early existential conception of science. Kochan shows convincingly that these apparently quite different approaches to science are, in fact, largely compatible, even mutually reinforcing. By combining Heidegger...
Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences
‚ÄčThis open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of ch...
RESTful Web Services
You've built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That's where the future lies, and that's what RESTful Web Services shows you how to do. The World Wide Web is the most popular distributed application in history, and Web services and mashups have turned it into a powerful distributed co...
Security in an Interconnected World
This open access book follows the idea that security policy must be based on strategic analysis. Defence policy and the role of the armed forces can subsequently be determined on the grounds of said analysis. More than ever, internal and external security, and developments both in the Netherlands and abroad are interconnected. The world order is sh...
Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016
R is one of the most popular, powerful data analytics languages and environments in use by data scientists. Actionable business data is often stored in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), and one of the most widely used RDBMS is Microsoft SQL Server. Much more than a database server, it's a rich ecostructure with advanced analytic capab...
Azure Cognitive Services Succinctly
Azure Cognitive Services puts the power of AI and machine learning into the hands of software developers without requiring a PhD or years of experience in the field. With Azure Cognitive Services Succinctly, author Ed Freitas delivers an accessible guide to integrating computer vision, decision-making, speech, and more into your applications to giv...
Haskell Notes for Professionals
The Haskell Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow....
I Love Ruby
Ruby is an easy to learn programming language, it was invented by a guy named Matz in Japan. Ruby is a free software and can be used by any one for zero cost. Ruby's popularity was initially confined to Japan, later it slowly trickled out to rest of the world. Things changed with the emergence of Ruby on Rails which is a popular web-development fra...
Xamarin.Forms Succinctly
The demand for mobile applications across Android, iOS, and Windows platforms often puts developers accustomed to .NET and C# in a bind. The gap between platform operating systems, programming languages, and devices is an immense obstacle. Ideally, these developers would be able use their existing skills and knowledge to build native mobile apps. X...
Xamarin.Forms for macOS Succinctly
The demand for mobile applications across Android, iOS, and Windows platforms often puts developers accustomed to .NET and C# in a bind. The gap between platform operating systems, programming languages, and devices is an immense obstacle. Ideally, these developers would be able use their existing skills and knowledge to build native mobile apps. X...
Ruby Regexp
Scripting and automation tasks often need to extract particular portions of text from input data or modify them from one format to another. This book will help you learn Ruby Regular Expressions, a mini-programming language for all sorts of text processing needs. The book heavily leans on examples to present features of regular expressions on...
Social Theory after the Internet
The internet has fundamentally transformed society in the past 25 years, yet existing theories of mass or interpersonal communication do not work well in understanding a digital world. Nor has this understanding been helped by disciplinary specialization and a continual focus on the latest innovations. Ralph Schroeder takes a longer-term view, synt...
Ruby Notes for Professionals
The Ruby Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow....
Clever Algorithms
This book provides a handbook of algorithmic recipes from the fields of Metaheuristics, Biologically Inspired Computation and Computational Intelligence that have been described in a complete, consistent, and centralized manner. These standardized descriptions were carefully designed to be accessible, usable, and understandable. Most of the algorit...
RubyFu
This book is a great collection of ideas, tricks, and skills that could be useful for Hackers. It's a unique extraction reference, summarizes a lot of research and experience in order to achieve your w00t in the shortest and smartest way. Rubyfu is where you'll find plug-n-hack code. Rubyfu is a book to use not only to read, it's where ruby goes ev...
C++ Hacker's Guide
An experienced programmer accumulates a set of tools, tricks, and techniques to make his or her programs better. C++ Hacker's Guide collects more than 120 of the best C++ veteran secrets and puts them in one accessible place. The techniques presented have all been used in actual programs, and more importantly, have made actual programs better. Full...
Ruby Best Practices
How do you write truly elegant code with Ruby? Ruby Best Practices is for programmers who want to use Ruby as experienced Rubyists do. Written by the developer of the Ruby project Prawn, this concise book explains how to design beautiful APIs and domain-specific languages with Ruby, as well as how to work with functional programming ideas and techn...
Learning Haskell
Haskell is a general-purpose, statically typed, purely functional programming language with type inference and lazy evaluation. It is an unofficial and free Haskell book created for educational purposes. All the content is extracted from Stack Overflow Documentation, which is written by many hardworking individuals at Stack Overflow....