This book looks at slums and social exclusion in the four major megacities of India and Brazil, and analyzes the interrelationships between urban policies and housing and environmental issues. The challenges posed in Delhi, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and Suo Paulo have spurred public reformers into action through housing, rehabilitation and conservation programs. Civil society and the inhabitants of these cities have also begun to get involved. On the other hand, one must wonder whether these challenges were partly created by the deficiencies of these very reformers and civil society, be it their lack of intervention (as advocates of government intervention would argue), or the flaws and inadequacies of their actions (as supporters of the free market would suggest). Are policies alleviating or aggravating social exclusion This book explores these questions and more.
CCNA Routing and Switching 200 125 Official Cert Guide Library
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Cisco Press has the only self-study guides approved by Cisco for the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications. The new edition of the best-selling two-book value priced CCNA Official Cert Guide Library includes updated content, new online practice exercises, more than 600 practice exam questions, and more than 2 hours of video training, plus the CCENT and CCNA Network Simulator Lite Editions with 43 free Network Simulator labs. CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Official Cert Guide Library is a comprehensive review and practice package for the latest CCNA exams and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. The two books contained in this package, CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide and CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide, present complete reviews and more challenging and realistic preparation experiences. The books have been fully updated to refresh the content for the latest CCNA exam topics and to enhance certain key topics that are critical for exam success. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes · A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams · "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section · Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly · Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam · The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports · A free copy of the CCNA ICND1 and ICND2 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches · Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author · Online interactive practice exercises that help you hone your knowledge · More than 2 hours of video mentoring from the author · A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies · Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, these official study guides help you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. These official study guides help you master all the topics on the CCNA exams, including · Networking fundamentals · Implementing basic Ethernet LANs · Ethernet LANs: design, VLANs, and troubleshooting · IPv4 addressing and subnetting · Implementing IPv4 · IPv4 design and troubleshooting · IPv4 services: ACLs, NAT, and QoS · IPv4 routing protocols and routing · Wide area networks · IPv6 · Network management, SDN, and cloud computing
Spoken Language Understanding
Spoken language understanding (SLU) is an emerging field in between speech and language processing, investigating human/ machine and human/ human communication by leveraging technologies from signal processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and artificial intelligence. SLU systems are designed to extract the meaning from speech utterances and its applications are vast, from voice search in mobile devices to meeting summarization, attracting interest from both commercial and academic sectors. Both human/machine and human/human communications can benefit from the application of SLU, using differing tasks and approaches to better understand and utilize such communications. This book covers the state-of-the-art approaches for the most popular SLU tasks with chapters written by well-known researchers in the respective fields. Key features include: Presents a fully integrated view of the two distinct disciplines of speech processing and language processing for SLU tasks. Defines what is possible today for SLU as an enabling technology for enterprise (e.g., customer care centers or company meetings), and consumer (e.g., entertainment, mobile, car, robot, or smart environments) applications and outlines the key research areas. Provides a unique source of distilled information on methods for computer modeling of semantic information in human/machine and human/human conversations. This book can be successfully used for graduate courses in electronics engineering, computer science or computational linguistics. Moreover, technologists interested in processing spoken communications will find it a useful source of collated information of the topic drawn from the two distinct disciplines of speech processing and language processing under the new area of SLU.
Principles of Biomedical Ethics
For many years this has been a leading textbook of bioethics. It established the framework of principles within the field. This is a very thorough revision with a new chapter on methods and moral justification.
Parallel Scientific Computing
"Scientific computing has become an indispensable tool in numerous fields, such as physics, biology, chemistry, finance and engineering. For example, it enables us, thanks to efficient algorithms adapted to current computers and supercomputers, to simulate complex phenomena, without the help of models or experimentations. Some examples are the structural behaviors of civil engineering structures, the sound level in a theater, a fluid flowing around an aircraft or a Formula 1 car, and the hydrodynamics of a racing yacht. This book presents the scientific computing techniques applied to parallel computing for the numerical simulation of large-scale problems ; these problems mainly result from systems modeled by partial differential equations. Computing concepts are tackled via examples. Implementation and programming techniques resulting from the finite element, finite volume and finite difference methods are presented for direct solvers, iterative solvers and domain decomposition methods, along with an introduction to MPI and OpenMP." (source : 4ème de couverture).
The Art of Designing Embedded Systems
Jack Ganssle has been forming the careers of embedded engineers for 20+ years. He has done this with four books, over 500 articles, a weekly column, and continuous lecturing. Technology moves fast and since the first edition of this best-selling classic much has changed. The new edition will reflect the author's new and ever evolving philosophy in the face of new technology and realities. Now more than ever an overarching philosophy of development is needed before just sitting down to build an application. Practicing embedded engineers will find that Jack provides a high-level strategic plan of attack to the often times chaotic and ad hoc design and development process. He helps frame and solve the issues an engineer confronts with real-time code and applications, hardware and software coexistences, and streamlines detail management. CONTENTS: Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 – The Project Chapter 3 – The Code Chapter 4 – Real Time Chapter 5 – The Real World Chapter 6 – Disciplined Development Appendix A – A Firmware Standard Appendix B - A Simple Drawing System Appendix C – A Boss’s Guide to Process *Authored by Jack Ganssle, Tech Editor of Embedded Systems Programming and weekly column on embedded.com *Keep schedules in check as projects and codes grow by taking time to understand the project beforehand *Understand how cost/benefit coexists with design and development
Cyberpower and National Security
This book creates a framework for understanding and using cyberpower in support of national security. Cyberspace and cyberpower are now critical elements of international security. United States needs a national policy which employs cyberpower to support its national security interests.
Novel dealing with memories, relationships and unfulfilled yearnings. Thomas Dalton, intent on making a fresh start in the community, takes a room in a boarding house and becomes trapped in a marriage to one of his fellow lodgers. Earlier versions of some sections of the book have previously been published in various anthologies. The author's other publications include 'The George's Wife', 'The Well' and 'The Sugar Mother'.