Cultural Movements and Collective Memory: Christopher Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth

Cultural Movements and Collective Memory: Christopher Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth

This book uses political process theory to examine three cultural movements around Christopher Columbus. The author examines the religious, ethnic and anti-colonial movements most successful at rewriting national origin myth, demonstrating the political process model while telling the story of how a powerless public mobilized to rewrite its past.


MVVM in Delphi Architecting and Building Model View ViewModel Applications

MVVM in Delphi Architecting and Building Model View ViewModel Applications

One of the biggest challenges developers face is how to convert legacy and monolithic Delphi applications to the MVVM architecture. This book takes you on a step-by-step journey and teaches you how to adapt an application to fit into the MVVM design.
What You Will Learn
Gain the fundamentals of MVVM
Visualize MVVM as a design philosophy
Create easy-to-use frameworks for building your own MVVM applications
Develop a methodology for converting legacy applications to the MVVM pattern


Natural Language Processing: Python and NLTK

Natural Language Processing: Python and NLTK

Learn to build expert NLP and machine learning projects using NLTK and other Python libraries
About This Book

Break text down into its component parts for spelling correction, feature extraction, and phrase transformation
Work through NLP concepts with simple and easy-to-follow programming recipes
Gain insights into the current and budding research topics of NLP

Who This Book Is For

If you are an NLP or machine learning enthusiast and an intermediate Python programmer who wants to qui…


Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (Database & ERP – OMG)

Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (Database & ERP – OMG)

Design and Deliver Effective Visual Solutions of BI Data Cowritten by an Oracle ACE Director and an expert in data visualization design specializing in BI and analytics, Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence 11g reveals best practices for presenting data-driven insights with graphs, tables, maps, dashboards, and other methods that will immediately enhance corporate decision-making. Throughout the book, the principles of effective design are emphasized. Leverage the power of this…




Steve Pyke, a photographer whose work is a regular feature of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, is known for his stunning portraits of prominent authors, artists, actors, and intellectuals. In this riveting collection, which he has been working on for twenty-five years, Pyke presents 100 black-and-white portraits of contemporary philosophers, photographed in his distinctive style.
The effect of his technique can be startling but always revealing, showing insight into personality while shed…


Evolution of Eukaryotes (Biology Collection)

Evolution of Eukaryotes (Biology Collection)

Many people have a vague sense that the hypothesized origin of life, in the form of bacteria, sounds plausible. However, few people can fathom how the first eukaryotic cell, complete with nucleus, mitochondria and maybe chloroplast, came into being. This book presents the evidence that reveals the origins of all three DNA-containing organelles. In addition, this book will illustrate how DNA, a molecule that is 2 meters (6 feet) long, can fit into all cells’nuclei that are only about 2 mic…


An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India (MIT Press)

An Economist in the Real World: The Art of Policymaking in India (MIT Press)

In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, Basu — a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University — discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrat…


Inorganic Micro- and Nanomaterials

Inorganic Micro- and Nanomaterials

The demand for new materials with novel properties on the micro- and nano-scale continues to grow. This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art techniques for the synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials including techniques such as XPS, XAS, single crystal X-ray diffraction, X-ray microimaging, electron microscopy, and solid state NMR. Essential for all researchers in nanoscience.


The New How [Paperback]: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy

The New How [Paperback]: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy

What people are saying about The New How”How are you going to get rid of your Air Sandwich if you don’t even know what it is? Provocative and practical at the same time.”–Seth Godin, author of Linchpin”The New How is informative and provides exciting insights because the suggestions are practical and doable. Merchant gets the new reality–leadership fails not so much from flawed strategy as it does from failed processes of engagement from those responsible for implementing the strategy. In h…


Charlyne Mattox – Cooking with Seeds (EPUB)

Charlyne Mattox – Cooking with Seeds (EPUB)

Seeds are moving into the health spotlight: oil-rich varieties can boost energy, reduce cholesterol, inhibit tumor growth, and promote heart, brain, and immune function. Incorporating these little nutrient bombs into your daily diet is a great way to boost your health without having to give up your favorite foods; in Cooking with Seeds, Charlyne Mattox shows you how.
With more than 100 real-kitchen recipes, from Long Bean and Poppy Seed Curry to Beef, Carrot, and Flax Seed Meatballs to Ch…