Roderick Floud has taught modern British history in the UK and the USA; his recent research has used information on human height and weight to explore changes in living standards and he is one of the founders of the sub-discipline of anthropometric history, summed up in The Changing Body (Cambridge, 2011) which has been widely praised. He wrote the first textbook of quantitative methods for historians and has edited all four editions of The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain. Roderick has also written extensively on higher education policy and received a knighthood for services to higher education. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Academician of the Social Sciences. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the United States and is currently Chair of the Social Sciences Committee of the European Science Foundation. He has recently embarked on a new research study of the economic history of British gardening.
Jane Humphries is Professor of Economic History at Oxford University where she teaches economic and social history at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research has ranged across many issues to do with growth and development. She has also published extensively on gender, the family and the history of women's work. Her recent Ranki prize-winning monograph, Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution, involves a bold and innovative use of working-class memoir, studied both quantitatively and qualitatively, a methodology that she is developing further in her current study of women and girls' experiences of industrialization. She presented the recent BBC4 documentary, 'The Children Who Built Victorian Britain', which was based on her work. Professor Humphries is a Fellow of All Souls College, an Academician of the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the British Academy.
The model-view-view-model (MVVM) pattern is valued by many developers as an excellent way to create sophisticated modern applications. Its clear separation of presentation and business logic produces a clean implementation that promotes speed, scalability, and code reuse in applications with a complex UI. These characteristics have long been highly valued by WPF developers, and now that benefit is available to Xamarin developers, too.
What You'll LearnSet up and install MVVM Light Understand the advantages and disadvantages of MVVM Discover why inversion of control is important in MVVM Conduct unit testing of MVVM apps Convert your existing apps to use MVVM Use MVVM Light within a Xamarin Forms app Use webservices Be introduced to the new .NET 2.0 Standard Class Library and how to use MVVM Light with it
Guiding you through 90-, 180- and 360-degree engineering, this book presents step-by-step instructions and ideas for over 200 cross-curricular themes, from cityscapes to magical creatures. Aiming to challenge and inspire, Paul Johnson uses over 150 paper-engineering techniques, including:
pop-ups without folds
pulleys, wheels and levers
intricate toy theatres
diagonal pop-ups with movables.
This book, brimming with pop-up techniques and how to teach them, is for everyone – from the self-styled ‘visually illiterate’ to the art graduate, from parents keeping creativity alive at home to classroom teachers planning an engaging curriculum for their class of 30 plus pupils.
It is essential supplementary reading for courses in criminology, law, policing, sociology of deviance, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies.
Una historia de cuatro mil años -de Abraham a la consolidación del Estado de Israel- en la que se ha forjado una cultura que ha ejercido una influencia innegable en la formación del mundo moderno.
«Ningún pueblo ha insistido más firmemente en que la humanidad tiene un destino y la historia un propósito.»
Desde el descubrimiento del monoteísmo por los israelitas hasta sus aportaciones en la creación y el desarrollo del capitalismo, el socialismo y el psicoanálisis, el genio judío se percibe en todas las manifestaciones artísticas, científicas y del pensamiento.
El historiador Paul Johnson señala algunas de las contradicciones inherentes al hecho de ser judío -como, por ejemplo, la racionalidad frente al misticismo- y observa un peculiar nacionalismo, expresado ya en el Libro de los Macabeos, que desembocó en el sionismo.
The book is for absolute beginners to Rust, who want to build high performance, concurrent applications for their projects. It is suitable for developers who have a basic knowledge of programming and developers who are using the C#/C++ language to write their applications. No knowledge of Rust is expected.What You Will LearnSet up Rust for Windows, Linux, and OS XWrite effective code using RustExpand your Rust applications using librariesInterface existing non-Rust libraries with your Rust applicationsUse the standard library within your applicationsUnderstand memory management within Rust and speed efficiency when passing variablesCreate more complex data typesStudy concurrency in Rust with multi-threaded applications and sync threading techniques to improve the performance of an application problemIn Detail
Rust is a highly concurrent and high performance language that focuses on safety and speed, memory management, and writing clean code. It also guarantees thread safety, and its aim is to improve the performance of existing applications. Its potential is shown by the fact that it has been backed by Mozilla to solve the critical problem of concurrency.
Learning Rust will teach you to build concurrent, fast, and robust applications. From learning the basic syntax to writing complex functions, this book will is your one stop guide to get up to speed with the fundamentals of Rust programming. We will cover the essentials of the language, including variables, procedures, output, compiling, installing, and memory handling.
You will learn how to write object-oriented code, work with generics, conduct pattern matching, and build macros. You will get to know how to communicate with users and other services, as well as getting to grips with generics, scoping, and more advanced conditions. You will also discover how to extend the compilation unit in Rust.
By the end of this book, you will be able to create a complex application in Rust to move forward with.Style and approach
This comprehensive book will focus on the Rust syntax, functions, data types, and conducting pattern matching for programmers. It is divided into three parts and each part of the book has an objective to enable the readers to create their own applications at an appropriate level, ultimately towards creating complex applications.