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The Black Box

By Michael Connelly
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316069442
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 508
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In this "superb" thriller, Detective Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots (Wall Street Journal). In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together. Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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  • File Pdf: mystery-of-the-black-box.pdf

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Archie Harper is a young inventor, always excited about his next big idea. His mother and father, however, just see a dreamer and are disappointed in him. One day, out of the blue, he meets someone who believes in him - a mysterious old man, who helps him invent the world's greatest ever invention! Unfortunately for Archie, before anyone knows what he's achieved, his invention falls into the hands of an unscrupulous and ruthless businessman. Archie is desperate to find some way to get his invention back, not least because, in a twist of fate, his mother's life depends on it.

The Black Box of Governmental Learning

By Raoul Blindenbacher,Bidjan Nashat
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Isbn : 9780821384749
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 192
  • File Pdf: the-black-box-of-governmental-learning.pdf

Book Summary:

There are more poor people around the world than ever before. One of the missing factors in efforts to address poverty and increase sustainable development is adequate governmental capacity development. One effective means to improve the quality of democratic governance is by learning from the past and from others' experiences. 'The Black Box of Governmental Learning' introduces the Learning Spiral a new concept for organizing effective learning events for governments in the 21st century. It helps governments to learn from each other. This theory-based concept has been applied successfully over the past decade in numerous conferences, training, and e-learning events all over the world. The book is directed toward practitioners in governments, such as members of cabinets, parliaments, and courts; civil servants and politicians; civil society organizations; and international organizations. It will help them understand the challenges of learning in governments and offers a concept for organizing effective learning events.

Merchant Acquirers and Payment Card Processors: A Look Inside the Black Box

By Ramon P. DeGennaro
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 1437900445
  • Pages : 15
  • Category :
  • Reads : 951
  • File Pdf: merchant-acquirers-and-payment-card-processors.pdf

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Each year, hundreds of millions of credit & debt cardholders make billions of transactions worth trillions of dollars. Yet few are aware that such transactions travel through, & are made possible by, a group of intermediaries that accept cards, handle card transactions, manage the dispute-resolution process, & set rules that govern card transactions. This article demystifies the ¿Black Box¿ of the transactions process for payment cards. Describes a simple transaction with a private-label card. Emphasizes the key roles of merchant acquirers & card processors. Delineates the risk factors associated with specific industries, merchant types, & transactions that influence the price merchants pay for acquirers¿ services. Discusses ways that merchant acquirers manage risk.

Black Box

By Amos Oz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547751990
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 808
  • File Pdf: black-box.pdf

Book Summary:

Seven years after their divorce, Ilana breaks the bitter silence with a letter to Alex, a world-renowned authority on fanaticism, begging for help with their rebellious adolescent son, Boaz. One letter leads to another, and so evolves a correspondence between Ilana and Alex, Alex and Michel (Ilana's Moroccan husband), Alex and his Mephistophelian Jerusalem lawyer—a correspondence between mother and father, stepfather and stepson, father and son, each pleading his or her own case. The grasping, lyrical, manipulative, loving Ilana has stirred things up. Now, her former husband and her present husband have become rivals not only for her loyalty but for her son's as well.

Opening the Black Box of Cabinet-Level Politics

By Sarah Sinram
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Isbn : 3643911173
  • Pages : 218
  • Category :
  • Reads : 853
  • File Pdf: opening-the-black-box-of-cabinet-level-politics.pdf

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The book takes a look at social expenditure in affluent democracies in times of fiscal austerity. The study analyzes expenditure changes in nine social policy areas between 1980 - 2010, from an intra-cabinet perspective by considering the partisan affiliation of responsible spending ministers and effects of budgeting reforms. Thus, the analysis contributes to the question of whether parties or institutions matter.

Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice

By Larry Cuban
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Isbn : 1612505589
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 678
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Book Summary:

A book that explores the problematic connection between education policy and practice while pointing in the direction of a more fruitful relationship, Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice is a provocative culminating statement from one of America’s most insightful education scholars and leaders. Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice takes as its starting point a strikingly blunt question: “With so many major structural changes in U.S. public schools over the past century, why have classroom practices been largely stable, with a modest blending of new and old teaching practices, leaving contemporary classroom lessons familiar to earlier generations of school-goers?” It is a question that ought to be of paramount interest to all who are interested in school reform in the United States. It is also a question that comes naturally to Larry Cuban, whose much-admired books have focused on various aspects of school reform—their promises, wrong turns, partial successes, and troubling failures. In this book, he returns to this territory, but trains his focus on the still baffling fact that policy reforms—no matter how ambitious or determined—have generally had little effect on classroom conduct and practice. Cuban explores this problem from a variety of angles. Several chapters look at how teachers, in responding to major policy initiatives, persistently adopt changes and alter particular routine practices while leaving dominant ways of teaching largely undisturbed. Other chapters contrast recent changes in clinical medical practice with those in classroom teaching, comparing the practical effects of varying medical and education policies. The book’s concluding chapter distills important insights from these various explorations, taking us inside the “black box” of the book’s title: those workings that have repeatedly transformed dramatic policy initiatives into familiar—and largely unchanged—classroom practices.

Turing's Cathedral

By George Dyson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Isbn : 0307907066
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 778
  • File Pdf: turing-s-cathedral.pdf

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“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, who built one of the first computers to realize Alan Turing’s vision of a Universal Machine. Their work would break the distinction between numbers that mean things and numbers that do things—and our universe would never be the same. Using five kilobytes of memory (the amount allocated to displaying the cursor on a computer desktop of today), they achieved unprecedented success in both weather prediction and nuclear weapons design, while tackling, in their spare time, problems ranging from the evolution of viruses to the evolution of stars. Dyson’s account, both historic and prophetic, sheds important new light on how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II. The proliferation of both codes and machines was paralleled by two historic developments: the decoding of self-replicating sequences in biology and the invention of the hydrogen bomb. It’s no coincidence that the most destructive and the most constructive of human inventions appeared at exactly the same time. How did code take over the world? In retracing how Alan Turing’s one-dimensional model became John von Neumann’s two-dimensional implementation, Turing’s Cathedral offers a series of provocative suggestions as to where the digital universe, now fully three-dimensional, may be heading next.

Fatal Exit

By Thomas M. Kowalick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0471715956
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 431
  • File Pdf: fatal-exit.pdf

Book Summary:

FATAL EXIT is the first and only book documenting the decades-longdebate among the automotive industry, government regualtors, andsafety and privacy advocates over what the public terms "automobileblack boxes". The book briefly traces the history of the debatefrom 1974 to 2004, and then clearly presents opposing viewpointsfor and against the widespread use of emerging Motor Vehicle EventData Recorder (MVEDR) technology. The arguments are followed by proposals to proceed with developingand utilizing the technology in ways that are both effective andrespectful of individual privacy. The reader of this book will beable to develop an informed opinion as to the usefulness of MVEDRsand thus contribute intelligently to the debate as the UnitedStates Congress considers legislation that mandates thistechnology. In the United States 220,935,000 registered owners of motorvehicles are becoming aware of black box technology throughnewspaper and magazine articles, and television news stories. Manyunderstand that these boxes already exist in 40 million cars. Yetmotorists still have many questions and concerns about widespreaduse of the technology. As the only book of its kind, written by aninsider and expert on the subject, FATAL EXIT provides aninvaluable resource for anyone interested in why these devices havecaused such international controversy.