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The Second Objective

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Bestselling author Mark Frost makes a triumphant return to fiction with this riveting World War II thriller, based on a shocking real-life German operation run by "the most dangerous man in Europe." Fall 1944. Germany is losing, and the Americans are starting to hope they'll be home for Christmas. Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny, "Hitler's Commando," famed for his daring rescue of the imprisoned Mussolini, has just received orders for Operation Greif: He is to assemble a new brigade of 2,000 men, all of whom speak English, and send them behind Allied lines disguised as GIs, where they will wreak havoc in advance of a savage new offensive. And from those men, Skorzeny is to select a smaller group, made up of the twenty most highly skilled commandos fluent in American culture, to attempt an even more sinister mission--the second objective--which, if completed, not only would change the course of the war, but would change the course of history. Filled with real characters and details only recently released by the United States military, The Second Objective is historical fiction at its most pulse-pounding, its most unpredictable, and its most compulsively readable.

The History of the Second Division 1914-1918 - Volume 2

The History of the Second Division 1914-1918 - Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Everard Wyrall
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The History of the Second Division 1914-1918 - Volume 2 by Everard Wyrall Summary

Of the six pre-war regular divisions only two, 2nd and 5th, published a detailed history of their part in the Great War. The 2nd Division landed in France with the original BEF as part of I Corps (Haig) between 11 and 16 August 1914. It was not directly engaged at Mons and such casualties as were sustained (10 killed 80 wounded) were from artillery fire. During the retreat it was engaged at Landrecies (4th Guards Brigade) and Villers Cotterets but its first major battles were at the Marne and the Aisne, and subsequently it fought in all the battles of First Ypres. During the three months September to the end of November 1914 it suffered some 8,500 casualties. At the end of 1914 the division moved south to the Bethune sector where it remained throughout 1915, still in I Corps. It was at Festubert, Loos and the Hohenzollern Redoubt, which in all cost almost 9,000 casualties. In February 1916 it moved down to the Vimy sector in IV Corps where it stayed till July; the next move was to the Somme. Here the division had a protracted spell, till March 1917, during which time it was in action at Delville Wood, Guillemont and the Ancre incurring nearly 8,000 casualties. The 2nd was one of the few divisions not involved Third Ypres (July-November 1917) but it had earlier taken part in the April/May Arras offensive and later, in November/December, in the Battle of Cambrai. Throughout 1918 the division was in the line for much of the time, in the German offensive and in the Advance to Victory; its final action was the Battle of the Selle, 23-25 October. The final casualty figure was around 45,000. Seventeen VCs were won, and two of the commanders went on to greater things - Monro to Commander in Chief India, and Horne to command of First Army. The division took part in the march to the Rhine occupying the area around Cologne. In March 1919 the division ceased to exist as such when it was redesignated 'The Light Division.' The history is a very good one by probably the most prolific of all the authors of formation and regimental histories of the Great War. The detailed account is easy to follow and the Wyrall has taken care to name many individuals in the actions and events he is describing. Casualty details are given in appendices and in the text, and there is a nominal roll of divisional staff with all the changes throughout the war.

The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First & The Second Battalion (Complete Edition - Volume 1&2)

The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First & The Second Battalion (Complete Edition - Volume 1&2) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rudyard Kipling
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First & The Second Battalion (Complete Edition - Volume 1&2)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: “These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions’, and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions.” Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

THE IRISH GUARDS: The First & the Second Battalion in the Great War (Complete Edition)

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt: "These volumes try to give soberly and with what truth is possible, the experiences of both battalions of the Irish Guards from 1914 to 1918. The point of view is the battalions', and the facts mainly follow the Regimental Diaries, supplemented by the few private letters and documents which such a war made possible, and by some tales that have gathered round men and their actions." Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Multiobjective Problem Solving from Nature

Multiobjective Problem Solving from Nature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joshua Knowles,David Corne,Kalyanmoy Deb
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Multiobjective Problem Solving from Nature by Joshua Knowles,David Corne,Kalyanmoy Deb Summary

This text examines how multiobjective evolutionary algorithms and related techniques can be used to solve problems, particularly in the disciplines of science and engineering. Contributions by leading researchers show how the concept of multiobjective optimization can be used to reformulate and resolve problems in areas such as constrained optimization, co-evolution, classification, inverse modeling, and design.

Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition

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Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Myopia in a concise format. The editors have built Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Myopia in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Refractive Errors—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment

Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Chow
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Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment by A. Chow Summary

For a millennium and a half in China, Christianity has been perceived as a foreign religion for a foreign people. This volume investigates various historical attempts to articulate a Chinese Christianity, comparing the roles that Western and Latin forms of Christian theology have played with the potential role of Eastern Orthodox theology.

The Fiftieth Division: 1914-1919

The Fiftieth Division: 1914-1919 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Everard Wyrall
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The Fiftieth Division: 1914-1919 by Everard Wyrall Summary

The 50th (Northumbrian) Division was a pre-war Territorial (TF) division which recruited from Northumberland, Durham and the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. The infantry battalions came from the Northumberland Fusiliers, East Yorks, Green Howards and Durham Light Infantry. The division crossed to France on 16 April 1915 and by 23 April it had completed its concentration in the area of Steenvoorde, about 14 miles west of Ypres; the next day it was in action at St Julien during the German gas attacks and by the end of 4 May, the day after the battle of St Julien ended, it had suffered 3746 casualties. The division had been given no period of acclimatisation which was given to all other divisions on arrival on the Western Front.The division remained in the Ypres area till August 1916 when it moved down to the Somme, to III Corps, where it took part in the battles of Flers-Courcelette, Morval and the Transloy Ridges with losses of just over 4,000. The Somme offensive ended on 18 November 1916, but the division remained in that area till March 1917 when it moved up to the Arras sector where preparations were underway for a new offensive by Allenby’s Third Army, which 50 Division now joined. It took part in First and Second Scarpe and the capture of Wancourt Ridge at a cost of 2750 casualties during the two weeks 11to 24 April. The division did not enter the Third Ypres campaign till late in October 1917, in time to fight the Second Battle of Passchendaele from 26 October to the end of the offensive on 10 November.When the Germans launched their final offensive on 21 March 1918, 50th Division was back on the Somme, this time in Fifth Army and in that first week its casualties numbered nearly 3,500. In April it was with First Army at the Lys where it incurred further losses of 4,265. It was then one of the divisions sent down to the Aisne, in the French sector, with IX Corps, ‘for a rest;’ it arrived in time for another major German attack on 27 May, and by 6 June the division had lost almost 7,600 men. It was pulled right back, to the coast in the Dieppe area, and completely reorganizedThis history was the last of the Great War divisional histories to be published, written by the most prolific of all the Great War historians - eight regimental and four divisional histories. Wyrrall died just as he completed his task. In this book he relies considerably on the war diaries and histories of various units, on personal diaries, letters, experiences and anecdotes which together provide a history of the division’s activities seen very much at unit level and in detail. Appendices list all divisional and brigade commanders and the order of battle of units with changes.

Thin-Walled Structures - Advances and Developments

Thin-Walled Structures - Advances and Developments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Zaras,K. Kowal-Michalska,J. Rhodes
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Thin-Walled Structures - Advances and Developments by J. Zaras,K. Kowal-Michalska,J. Rhodes Summary

This volume contains the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures, Cracow, Poland on June 5-7, 2001. There has been a substantial growth in knowledge in the field of Thin-Walled Structures over the past few decades. Lightweight structures are in widespread use in the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical, Automobile, Chemical and Offshore Engineering fields. The development of new processes, new methods of connections, new materials has gone hand-in-hand with the evolution of advanced analytical methods suitable for dealing with the increasing complexity of the design work involved in ensuring safety and confidence in the finished products. Of particular importance with regard to the analytical process is the growth in use of the finite element method. This method, about 40 years ago, was confined to rather specialist use, mainly in the aeronautical field, because of its requirements for substantial calculation capacity. The development over recent years of extremely powerful microcomputers has ensured that the application of the finite element method is now possible for problems in all fields of engineering, and a variety of finite element packages have been developed to enhance the ease of use and the availability of the method in the engineering design process.

Operations and Production Systems with Multiple Objectives

Operations and Production Systems with Multiple Objectives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Behnam Malakooti
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Operations and Production Systems with Multiple Objectives by Behnam Malakooti Summary

The first comprehensive book to uniquely combine the threefields of systems engineering, operations/production systems, andmultiple criteria decision making/optimization Systems engineering is the art and science of designing,engineering, and building complex systems—combining art,science, management, and engineering disciplines. Operations andProduction Systems with Multiple Objectives covers allclassical topics of operations and production systems as well asnew topics not seen in any similiar textbooks before: small-scaledesign of cellular systems, large-scale design of complex systems,clustering, productivity and efficiency measurements, and energysystems. Filled with completely new perspectives, paradigms, and robustmethods of solving classic and modern problems, the book includesnumerous examples and sample spreadsheets for solving each problem,a solutions manual, and a book companion site complete with workedexamples and supplemental articles. Operations and Production Systems with MultipleObjectives will teach readers: How operations and production systems are designed andplanned How operations and production systems are engineered andoptimized How to formulate and solve manufacturing systems problems How to model and solve interdisciplinary and systemsengineering problems How to solve decision problems with multiple and conflictingobjectives This book is ideal for senior undergraduate, MS, and PhDgraduate students in all fields of engineering, business, andmanagement as well as practitioners and researchers in systemsengineering, operations, production, and manufacturing.

New Developments in Multiple Objective and Goal Programming

New Developments in Multiple Objective and Goal Programming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dylan Jones,Mehrdad Tamiz,Jana Ries
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New Developments in Multiple Objective and Goal Programming by Dylan Jones,Mehrdad Tamiz,Jana Ries Summary

This volume shows the state-of-the-art in both theoretical development and application of multiple objective and goal programming. Applications from the fields of supply chain management, financial portfolio selection, financial risk management, insurance, medical imaging, sustainability, nurse scheduling, project management, water resource management, and the interface with data envelopment analysis give a good reflection of current usage. A pleasing variety of techniques are used including models with fuzzy, group-decision, stochastic, interactive, and binary aspects. Additionally, two papers from the upcoming area of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms are included. The book is based on the papers of the 8th International Conference on Multi-Objective and Goal Programming (MOPGP08) which was held in Portsmouth, UK, in September 2008.

The Grenadier Guards in the Great War 1914-1918 Vol 2

The Grenadier Guards in the Great War 1914-1918 Vol 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sir Frederick Ponsonby
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The Grenadier Guards in the Great War 1914-1918 Vol 2 by Sir Frederick Ponsonby Summary

The Grenadier Guards began the war with three battalions of which only one, the 2nd, was committed to the BEF; it was in the 4th Guards Brigade, 2nd Division. As soon as war was declared the 4th (Reserve) Battalion was formed and within five days 1,700 reservists had reported. In September 1914 the 7th Division was formed and the1st Battalion was allocated to 20th Brigade of the new division. On 14th July 1915 another Grenadier battalion was formed and numbered the 4th, the Reserve battalion then became the 5th. A month later the 4th battalion went to France to join the newly created Guards Division, and it was at this stage, also, that the 3rd Battalion, which hitherto had been retained in London by Kitchener for some undefined reason, was sent out to join the new division. Thus, by August 1915 there were four battalions of Grenadiers on the Western front where they remained for the rest of the war. By the end the Regiment had suffered 11,915 casualties of which 203 Officers and 4,508 Other Ranks were dead, seven VCs had been won and 34 Battle Honours awarded. This, as might be expected, is a very good history with detailed descriptions of the fighting and of the conditions the men endured. One sentence in particular paints a graphic picture of the state of the trenches in January 1915: The gruesome task of removing the dead was effected by floating the bodies down the communication trenches. The author tells the story in chronological order; vol I takes the record of the four battalions to the end of 1915, vol II to the German offensive of March 1918 and vol III to the armistice and beyond to the division's march into Germany. Each volume is paginated separately with its own contents list though the chapters run consecutively through all three. Each chapter covers a specific period and the chapter heading indicates which battalions are involved. There are plenty of maps to support the narrative, showing tactical details. Among the appendices are the Roll of Honour, a list of officers wounded with dates, lists of Awards, Mentions in Despatches and of Divisional Certificates of Gallantry and an account of the 7th (Guards) Entrenching Battalion. There is a table naming all other ranks who were commissioned during the war showing the regiment or corps to which they went. Finally there is an index to the names of officers.

Planning and Implementing your Final Year Project — with Success!

Planning and Implementing your Final Year Project — with Success! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mikael Berndtsson,Jörgen Hansson,B. Olsson,Björn Lundell
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Planning and Implementing your Final Year Project — with Success! by Mikael Berndtsson,Jörgen Hansson,B. Olsson,Björn Lundell Summary

Written in concise language this book is for any student who is about to undertake a final year undergraduate or MSc project. It takes them step-by-step through all the important stages of the process, from initial planning to completion. It tells them everything they need to know about key issues such as: How to formulate a suitable problem, Which research method to use, Developing an appropriate structure for the written report, Project focus, and Quality assurance. The book aims to demystify the whole process, making it invaluable for any MSc student.

Models, Algorithms and Technologies for Network Analysis

Models, Algorithms and Technologies for Network Analysis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valery A. Kalyagin,Petr A. Koldanov,Panos M. Pardalos
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Models, Algorithms and Technologies for Network Analysis by Valery A. Kalyagin,Petr A. Koldanov,Panos M. Pardalos Summary

The contributions in this volume cover a broad range of topics including maximum cliques, graph coloring, data mining, brain networks, Steiner forest, logistic and supply chain networks. Network algorithms and their applications to market graphs, manufacturing problems, internet networks and social networks are highlighted. The "Fourth International Conference in Network Analysis," held at the Higher School of Economics, Nizhny Novgorod in May 2014, initiated joint research between scientists, engineers and researchers from academia, industry and government; the major results of conference participants have been reviewed and collected in this Work. Researchers and students in mathematics, economics, statistics, computer science and engineering will find this collection a valuable resource filled with the latest research in network analysis.

Methods and Models in Mathematical Programming

Methods and Models in Mathematical Programming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. A. MirHassani,F. Hooshmand
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Methods and Models in Mathematical Programming by S. A. MirHassani,F. Hooshmand Summary

This book focuses on mathematical modeling, describes the process of constructing and evaluating models, discusses the challenges and delicacies of the modeling process, and explicitly outlines the required rules and regulations so that the reader will be able to generalize and reuse concepts in other problems by relying on mathematical logic.Undergraduate and postgraduate students of different academic disciplines would find this book a suitable option preparing them for jobs and research fields requiring modeling techniques. Furthermore, this book can be used as a reference book for experts and practitioners requiring advanced skills of model building in their jobs.

ECSM2015-Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media 2015

ECSM2015-Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media 2015 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr Paula Peres,Dr Anabela Mesquita
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ECSM2015-Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media 2015 by Dr Paula Peres,Dr Anabela Mesquita Summary

Complete proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Social Media Porto Portugal Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited

Handbook of Pollution Control and Waste Minimization

Handbook of Pollution Control and Waste Minimization Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abbas Ghassemi
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Handbook of Pollution Control and Waste Minimization by Abbas Ghassemi Summary

"Details the legal, organizational, hierarchical, and environmental components of pollution prevention and waste reduction. Illustrates fundamental concepts of pollution prevention, including life-cycle planning and analysis, risk-based pollution control, and industrial ecology."

"Legs-Eleven"

Author: Captain Walter C. Belford
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"Legs-Eleven" by Captain Walter C. Belford Summary

For Australia the First World War remains the most costly conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. From a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of which over 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner. In general terms with Australian unit histories the quality of authorship is very good, most of them share the common strength of making plentiful mention of the individual officers and men who served, fought, died, was wounded, or taken prisoner, or who came safely home at the end of it all. They are a prime source for genealogists and military historians.

Universals in Second Scholasticism

Universals in Second Scholasticism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Heider
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Universals in Second Scholasticism by Daniel Heider Summary

This study aims to present a comparative analysis of philosophical theories of universals espoused by the foremost representatives of the three main schools of early modern scholastic thought. The book introduces the doctrines of Francisco Suárez, S.J. (1548–1617), the Thomist John of St. Thomas, O.P. (1589–1644), and the Scotists Bartolomeo Mastri da Meldola, O.F.M. Conv. (1602–1673) and Bonaventura Belluto, O.F.M. Conv. (1600–1676). The author examines in detail their mutual doctrinal delineation as well as the conceptualist tenet of the Jesuit Pedro Hurtado de Mendoza (1578–1641), whose thought constitutes an important systematic point of comparison especially with Suárez’s doctrine. The book offers the first comparative elaboration of the issue of universals, in both its metaphysical and its epistemological aspects, in the era of second scholasticism.

Handbook of Research on Emergent Applications of Optimization Algorithms

Handbook of Research on Emergent Applications of Optimization Algorithms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vasant, Pandian,Alparslan-Gok, Sirma Zeynep,Weber, Gerhard-Wilhelm
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Handbook of Research on Emergent Applications of Optimization Algorithms by Vasant, Pandian,Alparslan-Gok, Sirma Zeynep,Weber, Gerhard-Wilhelm Summary

Modern optimization approaches have attracted an increasing number of scientists, decision makers, and researchers. As new issues in this field emerge, different optimization methodologies must be developed and implemented. The Handbook of Research on Emergent Applications of Optimization Algorithms is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on modern optimization techniques for solving complex problems of global optimization and their applications in economics and engineering. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as hybrid systems, non-cooperative games, and cryptography, this publication is ideally designed for students, researchers, and engineers interested in emerging developments in optimization algorithms.

Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections

Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian A. Jackson,Joe Russo,John S. Hollywood,Richard Silberglitt,Dulani Woods,George B. Drake,Brian G. Chow,John S. Shaffer,Mikhail Zaydman
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Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections by Brian A. Jackson,Joe Russo,John S. Hollywood,Richard Silberglitt,Dulani Woods,George B. Drake,Brian G. Chow,John S. Shaffer,Mikhail Zaydman Summary

The U.S. corrections enterprise is challenged by a variety of demographic, societal, and fiscal trends, and this report seeks to frame an innovation agenda by identifying and prioritizing potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice.

Applied Operational Research

Applied Operational Research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kaveh Sheibani
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Applied Operational Research by Kaveh Sheibani Summary

These proceedings gather contributions presented at the 4th International Conference on Applied Operational Research (ICAOR 2012) in Bangkok, Thailand, July 25-27, 2012, published in the series Lecture Notes in Management Science (LNMS). The conference covers all aspects of Operational Research and Management Science (OR/MS) with a particular emphasis on applications.

Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing Systems

Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Faruk Y?lmaz, Ömer,Tüfekçí, Süleyman
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Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing Systems by Faruk Y?lmaz, Ömer,Tüfekçí, Süleyman Summary

Today’s manufacturing systems are undergoing significant changes in the aspects of planning, production execution, and delivery. It is imperative to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in optimization to efficiently create products for the market. The Handbook of Research on Applied Optimization Methodologies in Manufacturing Systems is a pivotal reference source including the latest scholarly research on heuristic models for solving manufacturing and supply chain related problems. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a broad range of topics such as assembly ratio, car sequencing, and color constraints, this publication is ideally designed for practitioners seeking new comprehensive models for problem solving in manufacturing and supply chain management.

Multi-Objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice

Multi-Objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thu Bui, Lam,Alam, Sameer
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Multi-Objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice by Thu Bui, Lam,Alam, Sameer Summary

Multi-objective optimization (MO) is a fast-developing field in computational intelligence research. Giving decision makers more options to choose from using some post-analysis preference information, there are a number of competitive MO techniques with an increasingly large number of MO real-world applications. Multi-Objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice explores the theoretical, as well as empirical, performance of MOs on a wide range of optimization issues including combinatorial, real-valued, dynamic, and noisy problems. This book provides scholars, academics, and practitioners with a fundamental, comprehensive collection of research on multi-objective optimization techniques, applications, and practices.

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Battle of Albert

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Battle of Albert Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Oldfield
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Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Battle of Albert by Paul Oldfield Summary

In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted. Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Battle of Albert, is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives warts and all: parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.

Combating Corruption in the Middle East

Combating Corruption in the Middle East Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled S. Al-Rashidi
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Combating Corruption in the Middle East by Khaled S. Al-Rashidi Summary

This book examines the phenomenon of ‘grand corruption’ in Kuwait and the pattern in the wider region. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the work places corruption in its sociological, political and economic context to explore the relationship between the characteristics of Kuwait as a state with an endemic corruption problem. It then focuses on laws and regulations as key problem-solving mechanisms. In doing so, it identifies, explores, and assesses the existing counter-corruption laws and regulations in Kuwait in a broad socio-political-economic context. The work goes beyond doctrinal legal research, employing empirical methodology based on semi-structured interviews with elite politicians and professional experts from criminal justice and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). These valuable and original insights are reflected upon throughout the study. The grand corruption that permeates the tier of high-profile officials in Kuwait is replicated in many developing countries where accountability mechanisms regularly suffer from lack of enforcement. The appeal of this book is its application to numerous jurisdictions, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Middle East in particular. It will be a valuable resource for academics, researchers, and policymakers working in the areas of financial crime and corruption.

Evidence-Based Productivity Improvement

Evidence-Based Productivity Improvement Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert D. Pritchard,Sallie J. Weaver,Elissa Ashwood
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This new book explains the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement system (ProMES) and how it meets the criteria for an optimal measurement and feedback system. It summarizes all the research that has been done on productivity, mentioning other measurement systems, and gives detailed information on how to implement this one in organizations. This book will be of interest to behavioral science researchers and professionals who wish to learn more about the practical methods of measuring and improving organizational productivity.

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Third Ypres 1917

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Third Ypres 1917 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Oldfield
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In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over the years numerous sources have been consulted.Victoria Crosses on the Western Front Third Ypres 1917 is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It will allow visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives warts and all parents and siblings, education, civilian employment, military career, wife and children, death and burial/commemoration. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.

The Kensington Battalion

The Kensington Battalion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. I. S. Inglis
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Raised by the Mayor of Kensington, the 22nd Royal Fusiliers (the Kensington Battalion) were a strange mixture of social classes (bankers and stevedores, writers and laborers) with a strong sprinkling of irreverent colonials thrown in. Such a disparate group needed a strong leader and, luckily, in Randle Barratt Barker, they found one, first as their trainer and then as the Commanding Officer.As this superb book reveals The Kensington Battalion had a unique spirit and given their ordeals they needed this. They suffered severely in the battles of 1917 and, starved of reinforcements, were disbanded in 1918. Yet thanks to a strong Old Comrades Association, a special magazine Mufti, welfare work and reunions the Battalions close spirit lived on.The author has successfully drawn on a wealth of first hand material (diaries, letters and official documents) as well as interviews from the 1980s to produce a fitting and atmospheric record of service and sacrifice.

Fuzzy and Multi-Level Decision Making

Fuzzy and Multi-Level Decision Making Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. Stanley Lee,Hsu-shih Shih
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Fuzzy and Multi-Level Decision Making by E. Stanley Lee,Hsu-shih Shih Summary

Managerial Decisions in hierarchy organizations, such as the various manufacturing and service companies, are difficult to formalize and even more difficult to optimize. By exploring the typical fuzziness, vagueness, or the "not-well-defined" nature of such organizations, this book presents the first comprehensive treatment of this difficult and practically important problem. The advantages of the proposed fuzzy interactive approach are that it significantly reduces computational requirements. Equally, the representation of the system is made more realistic through the recognition of the inherent fuzziness of such large organizations. Both the multi-ploy and the game-like decision making processes, also known as multi-level programming and the fuzzy interactive approach, are discussed in detail. The emphasis is on numerical algorithms and numerous examples are solved and compared. The concepts of fuzzy set and fuzzy linguistic representation, which form an integral part of any managerial decision, are also discussed.

Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems

Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mitsuo Gen,Osamu Katai,Bob McKay,Akira Namatame,Ruhul A. Sarker,Byoung-Tak Zhang
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Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems by Mitsuo Gen,Osamu Katai,Bob McKay,Akira Namatame,Ruhul A. Sarker,Byoung-Tak Zhang Summary

Artificial evolutionary systems are computer systems, inspired by ideas from natural evolution and related phenomena. The field has a long history, dating back to the earliest days of computer science, but it has only become an established scientific and engineering discipline since the 1990s, with packages for the commonest form, genetic algorithms, now widely available. Researchers in the Asia-Pacific region have participated strongly in the development of evolutionary systems, with a particular emphasis on the evolution of intelligent solutions to highly complex problems. The Asia-Pacific Symposia on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems have been an important contributor to this growth in impact, since 1997 providing an annual forum for exchange and dissemination of ideas. Participants come primarily from East Asia and the Western Pacific, but contributions are welcomed from around the World. This volume features a selection of fourteen of the best papers from recent APSIES. They illustrate the breadth of research in the region, with applications ranging from business to medicine, from network optimization to the promotion of innovation.

Simulated Evolution and Learning

Simulated Evolution and Learning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lam Thu Bui,Yew Soon Ong,Nguyen Xuan Hoai,Hisao Ishibuchi,Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan
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Simulated Evolution and Learning by Lam Thu Bui,Yew Soon Ong,Nguyen Xuan Hoai,Hisao Ishibuchi,Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan Summary

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, SEAL 2012, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in December 2012. The 50 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 91 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on evolutionary algorithms, theoretical developments, swarm intelligence, data mining, learning methodologies, and real-world applications.

The Welfare State, Globalization, and International Law

The Welfare State, Globalization, and International Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eyal Benvenisti,Georg Nolte
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The Welfare State, Globalization, and International Law by Eyal Benvenisti,Georg Nolte Summary

The book deals with the role of the international level in securing or supplementing national welfare functions. The authors evaluate the role of international labour law, social rights as human rights, the World Trade Organisation, non-governmental organisations and international taxation law, in the effort to maintain and promote welfare rights and the welfare state. The functions of national migration law and of social security law are analysed in case studies.

Bullecourt 1917

Bullecourt 1917 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Kendall
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In the spring of 1917 the Arras offensive was begun to break the stalemate of the Western Front by piercing the formidable German defences of the Hindenburg Line. The village of Bullecourt lay at the southern end of the battle front, and the fighting there over a period of six weeks from 11 April until late May 1917, epitomised the awful trench warfare of World War I. In Bullecourt 1917, Paul Kendall tells the stories of the fierce battles fought by three British and three Australian divisions in an attempt to aid Allenby’s Third Army break out from Arras. Approximately 10,000 Australian and 7,000 British soldiers died, many of whom were listed as missing and have no known grave. The battle caused much consternation due to the failure of British tanks in supporting Australian infantry on 11 April, but despite the lack of tank and artillery support the Australian infantry valiantly fought their way into the German trenches. It took a further six weeks for British and Australian infantry to capture the village. This book tells the story of this bitter battle and pays tribute to the men who took part. Crucially, Paul Kendall has contacted as many of the surviving relatives of the combatants as he could, to gain new insight into those terrible events on the Hindenburg Line.

Modern Music-Inspired Optimization Algorithms for Electric Power Systems

Modern Music-Inspired Optimization Algorithms for Electric Power Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mohammad Kiani-Moghaddam,Mojtaba Shivaie,Philip D. Weinsier
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Modern Music-Inspired Optimization Algorithms for Electric Power Systems by Mohammad Kiani-Moghaddam,Mojtaba Shivaie,Philip D. Weinsier Summary

In today’s world, with an increase in the breadth and scope of real-world engineering optimization problems as well as with the advent of big data, improving the performance and efficiency of algorithms for solving such problems has become an indispensable need for specialists and researchers. In contrast to conventional books in the field that employ traditional single-stage computational, single-dimensional, and single-homogeneous optimization algorithms, this book addresses multiple newfound architectures for meta-heuristic music-inspired optimization algorithms. These proposed algorithms, with multi-stage computational, multi-dimensional, and multi-inhomogeneous structures, bring about a new direction in the architecture of meta-heuristic algorithms for solving complicated, real-world, large-scale, non-convex, non-smooth engineering optimization problems having a non-linear, mixed-integer nature with big data. The architectures of these new algorithms may also be appropriate for finding an optimal solution or a Pareto-optimal solution set with higher accuracy and speed in comparison to other optimization algorithms, when feasible regions of the solution space and/or dimensions of the optimization problem increase. This book, unlike conventional books on power systems problems that only consider simple and impractical models, deals with complicated, techno-economic, real-world, large-scale models of power systems operation and planning. Innovative applicable ideas in these models make this book a precious resource for specialists and researchers with a background in power systems operation and planning. Provides an understanding of the optimization problems and algorithms, particularly meta-heuristic optimization algorithms, found in fields such as engineering, economics, management, and operations research; Enhances existing architectures and develops innovative architectures for meta-heuristic music-inspired optimization algorithms in order to deal with complicated, real-world, large-scale, non-convex, non-smooth engineering optimization problems having a non-linear, mixed-integer nature with big data; Addresses innovative multi-level, techno-economic, real-world, large-scale, computational-logical frameworks for power systems operation and planning, and illustrates practical training on implementation of the frameworks using the meta-heuristic music-inspired optimization algorithms.

Educating Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers

Educating Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marilyn E. Strutchens,Rongjin Huang,Despina Potari,Leticia Losano
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Educating Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers by Marilyn E. Strutchens,Rongjin Huang,Despina Potari,Leticia Losano Summary

This book highlights innovative approaches to preparing secondary mathematics teachers. Based on empirical findings gathered in several countries on five continents, it provides a wealth of best practices for preparing secondary mathematics teachers, and discusses issues related to their professional and personal growth, such as identity, content knowledge, and pedagogical content knowledge which also includes knowledge of integrating technology into teaching and learning mathematics. Divided into four parts, the book focuses on field experiences, technologies, tools and resources, teacher knowledge, and teacher professional identities. Some of the main threads running through the book are: the importance of university and school partners working together to ensure preservice secondary mathematics teacher’ success in developing pedagogical strategies that lead toward students’ mathematical engagement and achievement; the critical need for preservice secondary mathematics teachers to develop strong content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge; and the importance of providing opportunities, during pre-service education, for developing prospective teachers ́professional identities.

Multi-Objective Optimization

Multi-Objective Optimization Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jyotsna K. Mandal,Somnath Mukhopadhyay,Paramartha Dutta
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Multi-Objective Optimization by Jyotsna K. Mandal,Somnath Mukhopadhyay,Paramartha Dutta Summary

This book brings together the latest findings on efficient solutions of multi/many-objective optimization problems from the leading researchers in the field. The focus is on solving real-world optimization problems using strategies ranging from evolutionary to hybrid frameworks, and involving various computation platforms. The topics covered include solution frameworks using evolutionary to hybrid models in application areas like Analytics, Cancer Research, Traffic Management, Networks and Communications, E-Governance, Quantum Technology, Image Processing, etc. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for all postgraduate students and researchers interested in exploring solution frameworks for multi/many-objective optimization problems.

Manufacturing Scheduling Systems

Manufacturing Scheduling Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jose M. Framinan,Rainer Leisten,Rubén Ruiz García
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Manufacturing Scheduling Systems by Jose M. Framinan,Rainer Leisten,Rubén Ruiz García Summary

The book is devoted to the problem of manufacturing scheduling, which is the efficient allocation of jobs (orders) over machines (resources) in a manufacturing facility. It offers a comprehensive and integrated perspective on the different aspects required to design and implement systems to efficiently and effectively support manufacturing scheduling decisions. Obtaining economic and reliable schedules constitutes the core of excellence in customer service and efficiency in manufacturing operations. Therefore, scheduling forms an area of vital importance for competition in manufacturing companies. However, only a fraction of scheduling research has been translated into practice, due to several reasons. First, the inherent complexity of scheduling has led to an excessively fragmented field in which different sub problems and issues are treated in an independent manner as goals themselves, therefore lacking a unifying view of the scheduling problem. Furthermore, mathematical brilliance and elegance has sometimes taken preference over practical, general purpose, hands-on approaches when dealing with these problems. Moreover, the paucity of research on implementation issues in scheduling has restricted translation of valuable research insights into industry. "Manufacturing Scheduling Systems: An Integrated View on Models, Methods and Tools" presents the different elements constituting a scheduling system, along with an analysis the manufacturing context in which the scheduling system is to be developed. Examples and case studies from real implementations of scheduling systems are presented in order to drive the presentation of the theoretical insights. The book is intended for an ample readership including industrial engineering/operations post-graduate students and researchers, business managers, and readers seeking an introduction to the field.

The Fourth Battalion Duke of Connaught's Own Tenth Baluch Regiment in the Great War

The Fourth Battalion Duke of Connaught's Own Tenth Baluch Regiment in the Great War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. S. Thatcher
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The part played by Indian soldiers in the Great War is, as the author of this excellent and excitingly written history correctly complains, somewhat under-appreciated. He blames this on the fact that Regular Army officers in Indian Regiments were too few and too over-worked to write down the essntial facts, while the Indians themselves did not write in English. For W. S. Thatcher, a volunteer who joined up at the outbreak of the war ‘for the duration’ - his service with the Baluchis remained ‘ the great adventure of my life’. The Baluchis served in Flanders, fighting in the battles of Festubert and Neuve Chapelle and Loos in 1915 before the decision was taken to embark them for East Africa. Here they fought against that elusive guerrilla genius Gen. Von Lettow-Vorbeck, and, as Thatcher writes, ‘They responded magnificently’. He adds bitterly: ‘The East African campaign would have meant very great privation and hardship even if it had been well-organised and run, which it was not. Columns were only too often sent out with inadequate medical equipment, porters even without water bottles. Food was bad. Von Lettow would have managed it better’. Casualties in East Africa were much less than in Flanders, but the regiment was ravaged by dysentery and malaria. The book comes complete with Rolls of Honour; and appendices on awards; organisation of Indian troops; and many maps.

Teaching Language and Communication to the Mentally Handicapped

Teaching Language and Communication to the Mentally Handicapped Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ken Leeming,Will Swann,Judith Coupe,Peter Mittler
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Teaching Language and Communication to the Mentally Handicapped by Ken Leeming,Will Swann,Judith Coupe,Peter Mittler Summary

First published in 1979. This report offers a working model for the teaching of language and communication to the mentally handicapped which derives from both theory and practice, and tries to build a bridge between them. It provides detailed examples of teachers putting principles into action and illustrates how teachers and children work together. The report will be of interest to all those concerned with the welfare of the handicapped child, including the parents. It provides both a working text for teachers, and a basis for critical discussion about curriculum development and content in special needs schools.

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