Zero K

Zero K
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501138072
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire with a younger wife, Artis, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a secret compound where death is controlled until new technologies will offer to return the patients to life. Jeffrey grapples with Artis's choice to enter the compound, instead of embracing the life she has left.

Zero K

Zero K
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 248
ISBN: 8365613514
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: pl

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Zero K

Zero K
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 297
ISBN: 2330081561
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Release: 2017-09-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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Choisir de mourir pour prendre la mort de vitesse, décider de se transformer en créature-éprouvette dans l'attente de jours meilleurs afin de revenir au monde en être humain augmenté, telle est l'offre d'un centre de recherches secret auquel son principal actionnaire, le milliardaire Ross Lockhart, décide de faire appel dès lors que s'avère incurable la maladie qui affecte la jeune femme adorée que ce sexagénaire a épousée en secondes noces. Sous la conduite du fils unique de Ross, Jeffrey, convoqué par son pare pour assister à la fin programmée de la jeune femme consentante, DeLillo invite le lecteur à faire l'expérience, aussi bouleversante qu'impitoyable, d'un voyage mental et sensoriel où la promesse de mondes meilleurs ne cesse de le disputer à l'acceptation de l'existence finie jusque-là allouée aux mortels. C'est à son tour en être humain "augmenté" que le lecteur revient de cette impressionnante plongée tant charnelle que métaphysique dans les luxueux mirages de l'immortalité. Tel un nouveau Platon réécrivant l'allégorie de la caverne, Don DeLillo fait voyager la vie d'une dimension à une autre à travers des images puissamment inédites qui évacuent celles de la science-fiction pour mieux reformuler toutes les questions, mettre en cause de trop anciennes réponses, et reconduire le difficile mais exaltant pari sur l'existence chaotique qui est le lot des hommes.

Zero K

Zero K
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501135408
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Notable Book A New York Times bestseller, “DeLillo’s haunting new novel, Zero K—his most persuasive since his astonishing 1997 masterpiece, Underworld” (The New York Times), is a meditation on death and an embrace of life. Jeffrey Lockhart’s father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are preserved until a future time when biomedical advances and new technologies can return them to a life of transcendent promise. Jeff joins Ross and Artis at the compound to say “an uncertain farewell” to her as she surrenders her body. “We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn’t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?” These are the questions that haunt the novel and its memorable characters, and it is Ross Lockhart, most particularly, who feels a deep need to enter another dimension and awake to a new world. For his son, this is indefensible. Jeff, the book’s narrator, is committed to living, to experiencing “the mingled astonishments of our time, here, on earth.” Don DeLillo’s “daring…provocative…exquisite” (The Washington Post) new novel weighs the darkness of the world—terrorism, floods, fires, famine, plague—against the beauty and humanity of everyday life; love, awe, “the intimate touch of earth and sun.” “One of the most mysterious, emotionally moving, and rewarding books of DeLillo’s long career” (The New York Times Book Review), Zero K is a glorious, soulful novel from one of the great writers of our time.

Agent secret Zero Zero K

Agent secret Zero Zero K
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 8499323804
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Release: 2011-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: ca

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"M'esperava una jornada molt agradable de feina... però mentre em dirigia a L'Eco del Rosegador, vaig veure un rat, suposo que honrat, amb ulleres fosques, que em seguia... Que estrany! Es va passar tot el sant dia sota la finestra del meu despatx... Que estrany! I al vespre, quan vaig sortir del diari, em va seguir fins a casa... Que estrany! Però qui dimonis era aquell rat, no sé si gaire honrat, de les ulleres fosques?!"

Zero K

Zero K
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 240
ISBN: 8806232525
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: it

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Zero Limit

Zero Limit
Author: Jeremy K. Brown
Pages: 302
ISBN: 1503946657
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: 47north
Language: en

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Artemis meets Gravity in this gripping, adrenaline-fueled ride. For war hero Caitlin Taggart, mining work on the Moon is dirty, low pay, and high risk. But no risk seems too extreme if it helps her return to Earth and the daughter she loves more than life itself. Offered a dangerous, long-shot chance to realize that dream, Caitlin will gamble with more than just her life. By leading a ragtag crew of miners on a perilous assignment to harvest an asteroid, Caitlin could earn a small fortune. More importantly, it would give her clearance to return to Earth. But when an unexpected disaster strikes the mission, Caitlin is plunged into a race to save not only herself, but every human being on Earth.

Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780743244251
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Release: 2004-04-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant billionaire asset manager, en route via white stretch limo to the local haircutter, finds his trip interrupted by a presidential motorcade, music idol's funeral, movie set, and violent political demonstration, and receives a number of important visitors in the fields of security, technology, currency, finance, and theory. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Advances in Cryptology CRYPTO 2019

Advances in Cryptology     CRYPTO 2019
Author: Alexandra Boldyreva,Daniele Micciancio
Pages: 859
ISBN: 9783030269548
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Release: 2019-09-22
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The three-volume set, LNCS 11692, LNCS 11693, and LNCS 11694, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 39th Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2019, held in Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in August 2019. The 81 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 378 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Part I: Award papers; lattice-based ZK; symmetric cryptography; mathematical cryptanalysis; proofs of storage; non-malleable codes; SNARKs and blockchains; homomorphic cryptography; leakage models and key reuse. Part II: MPC communication complexity; symmetric cryptanalysis; (post) quantum cryptography; leakage resilience; memory hard functions and privacy amplification; attribute based encryption; foundations. Part III: Trapdoor functions; zero knowledge I; signatures and messaging; obfuscation; watermarking; secure computation; various topics; zero knowledge II; key exchange and broadcast encryption.

Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches

Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches
Author: Mohammad Taherzadeh,Kim Bolton,Jonathan Wong,Ashok Pandey
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780444642837
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Release: 2019-07-18
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sustainable Resource Recovery and Zero Waste Approaches covers waste reduction, biological, thermal and recycling methods of waste recovery, and their conversion into a variety of products. In addition, the social, economic and environmental aspects are also explored, making this a useful textbook for environmental courses and a reference book for both universities and companies. Provides a novel approach on how to achieve zero wastes in a society Shows the roadmap on achieving Sustainable Development Goals Considers critical aspects of municipal waste management Covers recent developments in waste biorefinery, thermal processes, anaerobic digestion, material recycling and landfill mining

The Angel Esmeralda

The Angel Esmeralda
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1451658079
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Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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From one of the greatest writers of our time, his first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011, chronicling—and foretelling—three decades of American life Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In “Creation,” a couple at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can’t get off the island—flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In “Human Moments in World War III,” two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half century earlier. In the title story, Sisters Edgar and Grace, nuns working the violent streets of the South Bronx, confirm the neighborhood’s miracle, the apparition of a dead child, Esmeralda. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo’s sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Mark Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great writer whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.

Zero

Zero
Author: Syamal K. Sen,Ravi P. Agarwal
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780128046241
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Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Academic Press
Language: en

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Zero indicates the absence of a quantity or a magnitude. It is so deeply rooted in our psyche today that nobody will possibly ask "What is zero?" From the beginning of the very creation of life, the feeling of lack of something or the vision of emptiness/void has been embedded by the creator in all living beings. While recognizing different things as well as the absence of one of these things are easy, it is not so easy to fathom the complete nothingness viz. the universal void. Although we have a very good understanding of nothingness or, equivalently, a zero today, our forefathers had devoted countless hours and arrived at the representation and integration of zero and its compatibility not only with all non-zero numbers but also with all conceivable environments only after many painstaking centuries. Zero can be viewed/perceived in two distinct forms: (i) as a number in our mundane affairs and (ii) as the horrific void or Absolute Reality in the spiritual plane/the ultimate state of mind. Presented are the reasons why zero is a landmark discovery and why it has the potential to conjure up in an intense thinker the dreadful nothingness unlike those of other numbers such as 1, 2, and 3. Described are the representation of zero and its history including its deeper understanding via calculus, its occurrences and various roles in different countries as well as in sciences/engineering along with a stress on the Indian zero that is accepted as the time-invariant unique absolute zero. This is followed by the significant distinction between mathematics and computational mathematics and the concerned differences between the unique absolute zero and non-unique relative numerical zeros and their impact and importance in computations on a digital computer. Introduces the history of the value of zero and why it was a landmark discovery Discusses how zero is used in science and engineering and its use in different countries Explains how zero affects different mathematics and calculus

The Big Zero

The Big Zero
Author: Kris Timmermans,Chris Roark,Rodrigo Abdalla
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780241401620
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Release: 2019-06-17
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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Do you want to achieve startup speed at enterprise scale? Growth. It's what every company strives for. But it's become more and more elusive as companies struggle to hit their projected growth rates in an increasingly competitive market. While zero-based budgeting (ZBB) has been wielded for decades to cut costs, it falls short when it comes to spurring growth. But a zero-based mindset (ZBx) does that and more. ZBx facilitates forensic oversight into resource allocation that funnels savings back into growth initiatives and encourages new sources of innovation. The Big Zero shows how a ZBx approach focuses on agility over austerity, visibility over guesswork and the future over the past to fuel growth and competitiveness.

The Fun Parts

The Fun Parts
Author: Sam Lipsyte
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781466836051
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Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

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A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called "the novelist of his generation" Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the stories, some first published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, or Playboy, that unfold in Lipsyte's richly imagined world. Other tales feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of "the real-ass jumbo," and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986. Combining both the tragicomic dazzle of his beloved novels and the compressed vitality of his classic debut collection, The Fun Parts is Lipsyte at his best—an exploration of new voices and vistas from a writer Time magazine has said "everyone should read."

Ratner s Star

Ratner s Star
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307817150
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Release: 2012-04-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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"A whimsical, surrealistic excursion into the modern scientific mind." --The New Yorker One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like The Names (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries). "His most spectacularly inventive novel." --The New York Times

Zero Waste Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability

Zero Waste  Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Ashok K. Rathoure
Pages: 335
ISBN: 9780429602344
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Release: 2019-09-18
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability presents approaches for resource management centered on reducing waste and reusing and recycling materials. It aims to save energy by reducing energy consumption associated with extracting, processing, and transporting raw materials and waste, and also to reduce and eventually eliminate the need for landfills and incinerators. This book presents the various principles, methods, and tools that can be used to address different issues in the areas of industrial waste reduction and sustainability. It examines how to eliminate waste at the source and at all points of a supply chain, and how to shift from the current one-way linear resource model to a sustainable "closed-loop" system. Proposes strategies for businesses to reduce and reuse waste with a goal of reaching a zero waste status. Focuses on how mitigating waste and promoting recycling can save vast amounts of energy. Explains how the zero waste approach would be a key measure to ensure environmental sustainability and help to offset global climate change.

Zombie Zero The Last Zombie

Zombie Zero  The Last Zombie
Author: J.K. Norry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781944916817
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Release: 2016-10-07
Editor: Sudden Insight Publishing
Language: en

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The smell of hope is burning flesh… The howlers are eating each other. What is left of humanity has a chance to breathe at last. Each group that forms has to consider how they will begin anew. They must come together on how to take care of the remaining monsters, grow food, teach kids, and deal with their dead…or fall apart in the pitted wasteland left to them by the zombie apocalypse. Can humanity get it right this time? Or will the last human become The Last Zombie?

Zero

Zero
Author: Kathryn Otoshi
Pages: 32
ISBN: 097239463X
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follow up to the award winning book, "ONE", a number called ZERO wonders, "How does a number worth nothing become something?" The story of ZERO's search to find value in herself and in othersTopics covering: - Body Issues & appearance - Finding value in yourself and developing character - Working with others/Teamwork/Developing social skills - Counting/Math - CourageZero is a big round number. When she looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. Every day she watches the other numbers line up to count: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 . . . !" "Those numbers have value. That's why they count," she thinks. But how could a number worth nothing become something? Zero feels empty inside. She watches One having fun with the other numbers. One has bold strokes and squared corners. Zero is big and round with no corners at all. "If I were like One, then Ican count too," she thinks. So she pushes and pulls, stretches and straightens, forces and flattens herself, but in the end she realizes that she can only be Zero. As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in yourself and in others.

Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree

Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree
Author: Betsy Franco
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9780385374538
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Release: 2013-04-24
Editor: Tricycle Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's easy to count three of something-- just add them up. But how do you count zero, a number that is best defined by what it's not? Can you see it? Can you hear it? Can you feel it? This important math concept is beautifully explored in a way that will inspire children to find zero everywhere--from the branches of a tree by day to the vast, starry sky by night.

Resolution of Curve and Surface Singularities in Characteristic Zero

Resolution of Curve and Surface Singularities in Characteristic Zero
Author: K. Kiyek,José Luis Vicente Córdoba,J.L. Vicente
Pages: 483
ISBN: 1402020287
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Release: 2004-10
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

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This book covers the beautiful theory of resolutions of surface singularities in characteristic zero. The primary goal is to present in detail, and for the first time in one volume, two proofs for the existence of such resolutions. One construction was introduced by H.W.E. Jung, and another is due to O. Zariski. Jung's approach uses quasi-ordinary singularities and an explicit study of specific surfaces in affine three-space. In particular, a new proof of the Jung-Abhyankar theorem is given via ramification theory. Zariski's method, as presented, involves repeated normalisation and blowing up points. It also uses the uniformization of zero-dimensional valuations of function fields in two variables, for which a complete proof is given. Despite the intention to serve graduate students and researchers of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, a basic knowledge on these topics is necessary only. This is obtained by a thorough introduction of the needed algebraic tools in the two appendices.