The Real World of Technology

The Real World of Technology


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 209 page
  • ISBN: 9780887846366
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In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned Canadian scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes in the bit sphere since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing.

Here in the Real World

Here in the Real World


  • Release: 2020-02-04
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780062698971
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From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere. Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t live in the “real world” like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights’ Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good—and vows to save the lot. But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Digital Representations of the Real World

Digital Representations of the Real World


  • Release: 2015-05-07
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 455 page
  • ISBN: 9781482243826
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Create Genuine Visual Realism in Computer Graphics Digital Representations of the Real World: How to Capture, Model, and Render Visual Reality explains how to portray visual worlds with a high degree of realism using the latest video acquisition technology, computer graphics methods, and computer vision algorithms. It explores the integration of new capture modalities, reconstruction approaches, and visual perception into the computer graphics pipeline. Understand the Entire Pipeline from Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Modeling to Realistic Rendering and Applications The book covers sensors for capturing 3D scenes, including regular cameras, wide-angle omnidirectional cameras, active range scanners, and plenoptic (multi-viewpoint) cameras, as well as fundamental algorithms for processing the imagery, such as stereo correspondence and 3D structure and motion recovery. It describes 3D modeling techniques, from generic object models (such as 3D meshes) to more domain-specific models (such as human shape and motion models). The book also discusses how techniques, including image- and video-based rendering, meet speed and realism requirements. Overcome Challenges in Your Own Research Experiments This book is both an accessible introduction to the emerging research of real-world visual computing and a practical guide that shows you how to start implementing frequently encountered methods.

The Real World

The Real World


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Mtv Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 0671015346
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Offers information about past seasons of the program, along with highlights of the upcoming season in Boston, and provides games, trivia, and recent details about previous cast members

Applied Linguistics in the Real World

Applied Linguistics in the Real World


  • Release: 2019-02-27
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 184 page
  • ISBN: 9780429627101
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Applied Linguistics in the Real World introduces readers to situations in which applied linguistics can be and is used. Presenting a panoramic view of the interdisciplinary area of applied linguistics and highlighting the diverse range of twenty-first century occupations that have linguistics at their center, this book: Describes, discusses, and furthers the idea that linguistic knowledge is useful everywhere—from forensic investigations to diplomatic talks; from disability studies to creative writing; and from translation studies to machine learning; Breaks new ground, expanding beyond well-established areas of applied-linguistic interest in its inclusion of disability studies, peace studies and the new literature; Provides readers with original research questions and practical applications for them to expand their own research portfolios. Written in an accessible, direct style, Applied Linguistics in the Real World will be essential reading for all students of applied linguistics and is an important addition to the library of anyone who feels passionate and inspired by language matters.

The Real World of Democracy

The Real World of Democracy


  • Release: 1992-04-29
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 9780887848902
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In his 1964 CBC Massey Lectures C. B. Macpherson examines the rival ideas of democracy - the communist, Third World, and Western-liberal variants - and their impact on one another. He suggests that the West need not fear any challenge to liberal democracy if it is prepared to re-examine and alter its own values.

The Real Real World

The Real Real World


  • Release: 1995
  • Publisher: MTV Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 0671545256
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Goes behind the scenes of MTV's reality-based television series, and explains how they were selected

Language in the Real World

Language in the Real World


  • Release: 2010-05-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 392 page
  • ISBN: 9781136887253
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Language in the Real World challenges traditional approaches to linguistics to provide an innovative introduction to the subject. By first examining the real world applications of core areas of linguistics and then addressing the theory behind these applications, this text offers an inductive, illustrative, and interactive overview for students. Key areas covered include animal communication, phonology, language variation, gender and power, lexicography, translation, forensic linguistics, language acquisition, ASL, and language disorders. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, is introduced by boxed notes listing the key points covered and features an author’s note to readers that situates the chapter in its real world context. Activities and pointers for further study and reading are also integrated into the chapters and an end of text glossary is provided to aid study. Professors and students will benefit from the interactive Companion Website that includes a student section featuring comments and hints on the chapter exercises within the book, a series of flash cards to test knowledge and further reading and links to key resources. Material for professors includes essay and multiple choice questions based on each chapter and additional general discussion topics. Language in the Real World shows that linguistics can be appreciated, studied, and enjoyed by actively engaging real world applications of linguistic knowledge and principles and will be essential reading for students with an interest in language. Visit the Companion Website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/languagerealworld

The Real World

The Real World


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 355 page
  • ISBN: 0393923665
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"Designed to help instructors prepare exams, the newly revised and updated test bank is designed to conform to Bloom's taxonomy. In addition, each question is tagged with metadata that places it in the context of the chapter, as well as difficulty level, making it easy to construct tests that are meaningful and diagnostic."--book cover.