Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you'll become an expert signer in no time! British Sign Language For Dummies includes: Starting to sign - learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going Learning everyday BSL - develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language Getting out and about - sign with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations, from travelling to dating Looking into Deaf life - learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they've adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs For corrections to this book, please click here: http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyblackwell/BSLcorrectionslip.pdf
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Écriture et art contemporain (dir. Denis Laoureux)
La relation entre les arts et les lettres constitue un des piliers sur lesquels, en Belgique, le développement de la littérature francophone a largement pris appui, depuis Charles De Coster jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Cette relation a été investie sur un plan identitaire, au point de donner naissance à un lieu commun de la culture belge attribuant à l'écrivain une sensibilité plastique, et à l'artiste une aspiration littéraire. Le volume consacré par Textyles à La Peinture (d)écrite s'était donné pour tâche de décrypter les fondements et les mécanismes de ce double stéréotype. Le dossier Écriture et art contemporain voudrait reprendre cette problématique en la situant, cette fois, dans le contexte de la période contemporaine, c'est-à-dire à partir des années 1960.
Il faut dire que la redéfinition des postulats esthétiques dans les années 1960 a pour effet de modifier les pratiques artistiques. La peinture perd son rôle dominant au bénéfice de disciplines en partie inédites, comme l'installation, la vidéo ou le livre d'artiste. Il semblait dès lors pertinent de s'interroger sur les diverses manières par lesquelles les hommes de lettres ont réagi devant l'émergence d'une culture visuelle où de nouvelles pratiques plastiques se substituent au modèle de référence jusqu'alors incarné par la peinture.
Dans quelle mesure la substitution de ces nouvelles disciplines - les arts plastiques - aux catégories traditionnelles - les beaux-arts - modifie-t-elle la prétendue origine picturale de la littérature francophone ? Les écrits d'artistes s'inscrivent-ils dans des genres spécifiques ? Ceux-ci ont-ils une histoire singulière ? Quelles sont les particularités formelles des textes ? L'exposition constitue-elle une forme de récit ? Le dessin peut-il encore être littéraire ? La photographie est-elle une pratique chère aux écrivains ?
The most significant architectural spaces in the world are now entirely empty of people. The data centres, telecommunications networks, distribution warehouses, unmanned ports and industrialised agriculture that define the very nature of who we are today are at the same time places we can never visit. Instead they are occupied by server stacks and hard drives, logistics bots and mobile shelving units, autonomous cranes and container ships, robot vacuum cleaners and internet-connected toasters, driverless tractors and taxis. This issue is an atlas of sites, architectures and infrastructures that are not built for us, but whose form, materiality and purpose is configured to anticipate the patterns of machine vision and habitation rather than our own. We are said to be living in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which humans are the dominant force shaping the planet. This collection of spaces, however, more accurately constitutes an era of the Post-Anthropocene, a period where it is technology and artificial intelligence that now computes, conditions and constructs our world. Marking the end of human-centred design, the issue turns its attention to the new typologies of the post-human, architecture without people and our endless expanse of Machine Landscapes. Contributors: Rem Koolhaas, Merve Bedir and Jason Hilgefort, Benjamin H Bratton, Ingrid Burrington, Ian Cheng, Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, David Salomon and Kathy Velikov, John Gerrard, Alice Gorman, Adam Harvey, Jesse LeCavalier, Xingzhe Liu, Clare Lyster, Geoff Manaugh, Tim Maughan, Simone C Niquille, Jenny Odell, Trevor Paglen, Ben Roberts. Featured interviews: Deborah Harrison, designer of Microsoft's Cortana; and Paul Inglis, designer of the urban landscapes of Blade Runner 2049.
German Visual Dictionary A visual way to learn GermanIt's a fact-seeing something helps us remember it. This handy guide helps you build your German vocabulary with full-color pictures that illustrate the words. You'll be able to communicate with native speakers faster as you learn and remember more words and their meanings. The book is organized by themes such as transportation, accommodations, restaurants and eating, sports, emergencies, shopping, and more, making it especially useful for travelers. Boost your learning speed today!InsideNavigate a cityHandle money like a localMaster short conversationsBe prepared for emergencies
The must-have resource for your next trip to a Spanish-speaking destination Spanish is a fun, useful, and exciting language to learn and speak. But how can you get started when you don't know a "ciudad" (city) from a "cita" (appointment)? And how can you make sure you remember all those new words after you learn them? With Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies, you'll see words and pictures for every term, helping you build stronger connection, recognition, and recall. You'll be chatting like a native speaker in no time as you refer to the memorable photos and their accompanying English and Spanish words. Expand your Spanish vocabulary faster than you thought possible with topics arranged by themes such as transportation, getting around, restaurants and food, and handling emergencies. In this handy resource, you'll get: A simple and easy pronunciation guide to help you with sounds, rhythm, and intonation Hundreds of full-color images to help you communicate and remember useful ideas, phrases, and words Chapters organized by functional themes so you can quickly order food, find landmarks, and navigate from Point A to Point B Perfect for travelers and expats making their way around a Spanish-speaking country or neighborhood, the Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies is the must-have travel companion for Spanish beginners that will turn your next trip into an immersive adventure. Vamos! (Let's go!)
French Visual Dictionary Learn French more quickly with pictures!You're more likely to remember something when you see it. So this Visual Dictionary helps you speed up your language learning by including a full-color photo with every term, letting you build your French vocabulary faster. Whether you want to get ahead in a class or dream of chatting with the locals on that long-planned trip to Paris, this book is what you need! Organized around themes such as simple conversation, food and dining, essential accommodations, and more, it can be your secret weapon.InsideNavigating a cityShopping and dealing with moneyDining outHandling emergencies
Vous écrivez pour vendre un produit ou raconter la démarche de votre entreprise ? Cet ouvrage vous permettra de trouver les bons mots et la formule juste quel que soit le support.
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Your tutor in a book! Master the essential literacy skills for success! 'I don't know how to do this' is a refrain heard whilst many a student is doing homework. Parents are increasingly called on for assistance, but are themselves struggling to help their children. Years 6-10 Literacy For Students is a reference guide for both students and parents, aiming to fill the gaps in a student's knowledge base, build confidence and reduce stress. Written with the same friendly, how-to approach of the successful For Dummies books, this new educational reference will empower students and develop their literacy skills for exams, NAPLAN testing and, most importantly, life beyond secondary school. With worries that students are being taught to pass tests at the expense of understanding - this guide will help students increase their understanding of grammar and writing. Master grammar and communicate ideas more effectively Improve writing and comprehension skills Complete homework and prepare for tests with confidence Save money on expensive tutors. Years 6-10 Literacy For Students empowers students to improve their educational outcomes.
I trust that whatever deeds this gentle spirit of my soul leads me to, the divine is there, and peace is present, and the dry, arid wastelands of my life have become blooming gardens of sensuous joy. Naked Revelations This book was a labor of love, a curse, a blessing and an obsession. I consider it my sexual anthem. Writing it put my discoveries and my sexual philosophy into a concrete form, allowing me to clearly see the results of my efforts. It offers my readers a refreshing and valuable look at this most misunderstood aspect of human nature. This website has been on the Internet for over four years, and in that time I've received many emails from those who are exploring their own sexuality, their desires, their fantasies and their sexual choices. With each email, I realized that my personal experience had a good deal say to those, like me, who may be scared, traumatized or even turned frigid by the mention of sex. For much of my life that was me. My fantasies were a mystery to haunt, condemn and cause me great guilt. They were as dark and extreme as the novels I write. I tried to eradicate them from my mind. But for all my determination to do so, they never disappeared. And my attempts to control the blooming and vibrant sexuality of my youth turned my body cold and unresponsive. To awaken this dormant side of me and make peace with it required that I do an about face and look my sexual fears squarely in the eye. Taking up the challenge, I followed a clear path laid before me to reopen my physical body and rekindled my desire. After more than thirty years of repression, I discovered that it is possible to have a healthy and exciting sex life. Not only did this breathe new life into me and my marriage, it awakened my creative muse as well. For those that have sexual fears, who blanche at intimacy, or are haunted by fantasies, or traumatic sexual events, No Apologies offers the means to finding your sexual realness. It shows ways to open and enhance intimate relationships, and resolve the guilt and selfjudgment that can accompany our sexual experiences. This book explores taboo desires, sexual obsessions, and the nature of dominance and submission, as well as the relationship between sex and creativity. It talks of the various ways people experience their sexuality?how we are not all the same. Most of all, it shows how to find acceptance and enjoyment in a world that is commonly judgmental to the wild variety of sexual desires and choices. No Apologies is about how we can take control of our sexuality, acknowledge it, and experience it, so we can enjoy what this elemental aspect of our human nature can bring to our lives in personal satisfaction and intimacy with those we love.
Sarah's husband has always dreamed of having his wife dominate him, but it was never something that she wanted. That is until one day she surprises him, locks up his penis and enslaves him. His fantasy has become a nightmare! He is taken to a ranch where Bridgett, the cruel female proprietor, turns wannabe slave boys like him into ponyboys. She also believes in a full training regime, including toilet service, personal female satisfaction and a rigorous program that trains a slave as to how to properly satisfy a man with his mouth. Instead of a fantasy that leads to sexual satisfaction, his life becomes a hell beyond his wildest imagining. Used as a pony to race against others for sport, used as a toilet, used as a vessel to satisfy other men and, above all, a tongue to give pleasure to jaded women. When his training period is over he returns home as his wife's slave. Sarah seems perfectly happy with the new status quo. But when she takes a lover, he's forced to serve both of them. Not surprisingly, she gets bored and enslaves the lover, too. Can his life get any worse? Yes, it can. She divorces him and sells him to the pony ranch owner, Bridgett, where he spends his days as a pony and his nights are spent between some woman's legs or with his mouth wrapped around some asshole's penis. No hope for his own sexual relief. Then, when his wife comes to visit, he contrives a plan to get her to take him back. All goes as he planned but in the end, she leaves him at the ranch, explaining that, after all, he is just a slave and any time she wants the great attention he can give her she can stop by and get it. He is broken. His life is over. The end? Well, not really as...
Females take charge in this sizzling new collection of 50 Femdom short stories. Follow along as hapless men, with intense submissive desires find themselves trapped in nightmarish lives straight from their darkest sexual fantasies forced to grovel at their Mistresses feet and serve their every demented whim. In Don't Wake the Others, Jimmy goes home with Sara, only to find that she intends to make him the latest acquisition in her collection of caged boy toys. Then in Building a Better Boyfriend, Ryan's on the way out of Jackie's life unless he agrees to a special training program that includes some pretty serious body modification. And in My ExWifes New Maid, Bruces ex invites him over for dinner at her secluded home. Before he knows it, hes been drugged and wakes to find himself in a shock collar and cock cage, part of a scheme to turn him into her groveling slave. Also includes Withered On The Vine, Plain Brown Wrapper, The New Dog, A Horse With No Name and many more! Original stories with plenty of breathlessly beautiful, conniving, creative, bitchy and vengeful femalesall with one purpose in mind: the subjugation of the submissive male. A titillating collection Femdom readers are sure to love! In Boarding House Rules, Mike's desperate for a place to live and takes a room at Miss Crystal's boarding house, discovering that his new landlady has some very unusual requirements that have him naked, on the floor, and subject to her ironwill. And in I've Always Wanted A Dog, Hanna's husband refuses to let her have a dog, so she decides to turn him into one instead. And in Maid Perfect Miss Helga's Training Academy, lesbians Julie and Deb catch a neighbor sneaking into their apartment and masturbating in their dirty underwear. Once they have him on tape, the sexy duo has plenty of ammunition to turn him into their personal slave. Then in The New Housekeeper, Benjamin wants to live as a slave to a beautiful woman. But when he hires the nubile young April to be a livein housekeeper, she taps into her 'inner Domme' with a vengeance and takes charge in ways he never planned on. And in From Husband to Possession with the Stroke of a Pen, Mary aims to fulfill Jason's submissive fantasies. When her slave contract states that she can modify him anyway she wants, he hardly blinks. Maybe he should have read the fine print!
FEMDOM. Sadistic females abound in these eighteen new Femdom tales. From Daydreaming where Stephen is so obsessed with his girlfriend's ass that he will do anything to please her, to Possession where Amanda's exhusband is so enslaved he could actually leave without being stopped...though he won't - since he's one of her possessions. Find out why. In Banded and Tagged, when ten women falsely swear that you agreed to be a banded slave, the bitches band your balls and you're a slave life! In the Dog House, Jerry's wife wants a better husband, one who obeys her like a mindless dog. In A True Sadist Brent makes the mistake of agreeing to become a sissy maid to a woman who's is a sadist with a capital S. She in completely breaking virile young men. Then in A Satisfactory Arrangement, a poor soul is deluded, thinking that he has a failsafe out of a stupid contract with a vicious femdom. However, his plan backfires when Trent discovers that things are not always what they seem.
Volume III of The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy focuses on therapy with couples. Information on the effectiveness of relational treatment is included along with consideration of the most appropriate modality for treatment. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.
This first volume of the The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy includes extensive work on the theory, practice, research, and policy foundations of the profession of CMFT and its roles in an integrated health care system. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.
When a circus sets up camp outside their small town, Amy and Paula are immediately drawn to its exotic allure. However, this is not your typical spectacle of acrobatics, wild animals and zany circus clowns. The two young women are surprised to find trapeze artists wearing nothing but thongs and tattoos, and an equestrian act with human females as ponies, complete with bridles, harness and tails fixed to rumps that bear the marks from a trainer's whip. Even the clowns have contrived to lose most of their clothing. Had this circus camped inside the town limits, it would have been shut down as an offense to the public morals in their smallminded community. But for the naivePaula and Amy, the unusual circus is a titillating adventure and they hunger to see more. After the main show, Amy and Paula are given a handbill for a special latenight performance that sounds too enticing to ignore: "Explicit and revealing enactments of the most depraved and terrifying human appetites. Witness the truly debauched excesses of famous emperors, kings and queens through history. Also presenting the unexpurgated reenactment of Scenes from the Inquisition." Though the shocking performances are beyond the girls' wildest imaginings, they tap into secret sexual fantasies they both share. Bondage, whips and riding crops abound, and, as advertized , the reenactments portray the most depraved scenes of female ravagement for gawking eyes to relish. Little do the two realize that the mesmerizing ringmaster has a talent for hypnotism, and before the night is over, they will find themselves performing degrading acts under the man's skillful manipulation. After a long and bewildering night, Amy and Paula awaken in the morning with vague recollections of being dumped in a wagon. Kidnapped and bound, the two jostle about in a circus cart as they are carried off to a new life and the grueling training that life requires. This sexy and adventurous duo will soon become professional, performing submissives in the S&M world of the circus folk. Though there are perils and dangers along the way, this is a fate they'll come to embrace. This wildly captivating story is filled with startling twists and numerous strong scenes of S&M and rough sex.
Since publication of the first edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, it has become recognized throughout the world as the principal monographic work in the field of prokaryotic biology. Like a dictionary to a writer, the Manual is usually the first reference that a microbiologist consults when questions arise regarding the characteristics of an unfamiliar species or an unknown strain that bears some similarity to a more familiar one. While the first edition has served the community well for many years, it has become outdated. As a result, the editorial board of Bergey's Manual Trust, in collaboration with more than 500 of the world's leading authorities in prokaryotic systematics, is in the process of revising Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology so that it reflects current thinking and advances in the field.
Rapid advances in DNA sequencing technology have led to a major change in the way that prokaryotes are classified. Sequence analysis of highly conserved regions of the bacterial genome, such as the small subunit rRNA gene, now provide us with a universal method of estimating the evolutionary relationships among all organisms. Such gene-based phylogenetic classifications have led to many new discoveries about prokaryotes that were not reflected in the classification used in the first edition of the Manual. We now know that the prokaryotes fall into two broad domains: the Archaea and the Bacteria. Whereas the Archaea were once thought of as the more primitive of the prokaryotic lineages, we now realize that they are more closely related to the eukaryotes than to the Bacteria by this measure. We have come to realize that many taxa based on shared phenotypic features may be quite distinct from one another based on phylogenetic evidence. The Chromatium, a genus of anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria are more closely related to E. coli than to some other lineages of anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria; Mycoplasma and other cell-wall deficient species are members of the Gram-positive clade; the medically important Chlamydia are aligned with the Planctomyces; and the Clostridium, which form a phenotypically coherent group, fall into more than a dozen phylogenetically disparate groups of Gram-positive bacteria. We have also come to realize that prokaryotes represent one of the major sources of biodiversity in nature and play a major role in the functioning of all ecosystems.
In addition to such fundamental revelations, the widespread application of new methods of classifying prokaryotes has led to an explosive growth in the number of validly published species and higher taxa. Since completion of the first edition of the Manual, the number of published species has more than tripled and has been accompanied by numerous taxonomic realignments that take into consideration newly published findings.
Phylogenetic classification is now broadly accepted as the preferred method of representing taxonomic relationships among prokaryotes and eukaryotes alike. While the evolutionary history of the prokaryotes is far from complete, there is already sufficient data to provide a reasonable view of the major lines of descent of the cultivable species. Although the second edition of the Manual retains it's unique and highly structured style of presentation of information along genus and species lines, the arrangement of content is along the phylogenetic lines of the small subunit rRNA gene, so that the reader is presented with the information in a more natural, biological perspective. The second edition of the Manual also contains more in-depth ecological information about individual taxa and many new introductory essays.
In the preface to the first edition of Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, published in 1923, one of the stated goals of that work was to "stimulate efforts to perfect the classification of bacteria..." The editors of the first edition regarded the Manual as "a progress report leading to a more satisfactory classification in the future" rather than a definitive classification. Bergey's Manual Trust continues in this tradition and recognizes that, for the Manual to remain scientifically meaningful and useful to the scientific community, it is time for the new edition.
Overview of the second edition of the Manual
As before, the Manual is subdivided into multiple volumes and each genus occurs as a separate chapter with introductory text provided at higher taxonomic levels. The second edition differs from the first in that clinically relevant species are not grouped together into two volumes. Rather, these taxa appear in their proper phylogenetic place. The text is arranged to follow the lineages defined by the large-scale phylogenetic trees maintained by the Ribosomal Database Project and the ARB Project to which a formalized, hierarchical taxonomy and nomenclature have been applied. As volume 2 goes to press, the taxonomy encompasses 6466 species that are assigned to 26 phyla, 41 classes, 88 orders, 240 families and 1194 genera. Each volume contains a collection of introductory essays on the history and use of the Manual; a detailed discussion of the prokaryotic domains; overviews of the classification, identification, and naming of prokaryotes; prokaryotic ecology and phylogeny; the role of culture collections in microbiology; and intellectual property of prokaryotes. Each volume also includes taxon specific essays and a detailed road map that presents the reader with a broad view of how the entire edition will be arranged, a mapping of phylogenetic groups to the phenotypic groups used in the first edition (Volume 1), or an update of newly published taxa and combinations appearing in print since the preceding volume (Volumes 2-5). The details of each volume in print (Volume 1), in press (Volume 2) or in preparation (Volumes 3-5) follow.
Volume 1 "The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria" (2001) David R. Boone and Richard W. Castenholz (Volume Editors), George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief) with contributions from 105 colleagues. 742 pages with 320 figures and 95 tables. The volume provides descriptions of 413 species in 165 genera that are assigned to the phyla Crenarchaeota, Euryarchaeota, Aquificae, Thermatogae, Thermodesulfobacteria, "Deinococcus-Thermus", Chrysiogenetes, Chloroflexi, Thermomicrobia, Nitrospira, Deferribacteres, Cyanobacteria, and Chlorobi. In addition, the volume contains an introductory chapter to nonoxygenic, phototropic species of Bacteria belonging to the Proteobacteria and Firmicutes, which will be repeated in more detail in subsequent volumes.
Volume 2 "The Proteobacteria." (2004) Don J. Brenner, Noel R. Krieg, James T. Staley (Volume Editors), and George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief) with contributions from 339 colleagues. The volume provides descriptions of more than 2000 species in 538 genera that are assigned to the phylum Proteobacteria. This volume is subdivided into three parts. Part A, The Introductory Essays (332 pgs, 76 figures, 37 tables); Part B, The Gammaproteobacteria (1203 pages, 222 figures, and 300 tables); and Part C The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria (1256 pages, 512 figures, and 371 tables).
Volume 3 "The Firmicutes". (2005 anticipated). Paul De Vos, Dorothy Jones, Fred A. Rainey, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Joseph Tully, (Volume Editors) and George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief), with contributions from 120 colleagues. This volume will provide descriptions of more than 1346 species in 235 genera belonging to the phylum Firmicutes. Anticipated length 2100 pages.
Volume 4 "The Actinobacteria". (2006 anticipated) 1141 species in 106 genera. Estimated page length: 878 with 192 tables and 321 figures. Michael Goodfellow, Peter Kaempfer, Peter H.A. Sneath, Stanley T. Williams (Volume Editors) and George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief) with contributions from 60 colleagues. This volume will provide descriptions of over 1534 species in 174 genera belonging to the phylum Firmicutes. Anticipated length 2454 pages.
Volume 5 "The Planctomycetes, Chlamydiae, Spirochetes, Fibrobacters, Bacteroidetes, Fusobacteria, Acidobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Dictyoglomi, and Gemmatomonadetes " more than 405 species assigned to 114 genera in 10 phyla. Anticipated length: 648 pages Editors and authors under discussion.
While there are many resources available on fire protection and prevention in chemical petrochemical and petroleum plants-this is the first book that pulls them all together in one comprehensive resource. This book provides the tools to develop, implement, and integrate a fire protection program into a company or facility's Risk Management System. This definitive volume is a must-read for loss prevention managers, site managers, project managers, engineers and EHS professionals. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Whether you are a novice investor or an experienced practitioner, Quantitative Investment Analysis, 4th Edition has something for you. Part of the CFA Institute Investment Series, this authoritative guide is relevant the world over and will facilitate your mastery of quantitative methods and their application in todays investment process. This updated edition provides all the statistical tools and latest information you need to be a confident and knowledgeable investor. This edition expands coverage of Machine Learning algorithms and the role of Big Data in an investment context along with capstone chapters in applying these techniques to factor modeling, risk management and backtesting and simulation in investment strategies. The authors go to great lengths to ensure an even treatment of subject matter, consistency of mathematical notation, and continuity of topic coverage that is critical to the learning process. Well suited for motivated individuals who learn on their own, as well as a general reference, this complete resource delivers clear, example-driven coverage of a wide range of quantitative methods. Inside you'll find: Learning outcome statements (LOS) specifying the objective of each chapter A diverse variety of investment-oriented examples both aligned with the LOS and reflecting the realities of todays investment world A wealth of practice problems, charts, tables, and graphs to clarify and reinforce the concepts and tools of quantitative investment management You can choose to sharpen your skills by furthering your hands-on experience in the Quantitative Investment Analysis Workbook, 4th Edition (sold separately)-an essential guide containing learning outcomes and summary overview sections, along with challenging problems and solutions.