The Dark Red Amulet: Oral Instructions On The Practice Of by Kehnchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche,Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal

By Kehnchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche,Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

The darkish purple Amulet offers the Vajrayana perform of Vajrakilaya in accordance with the oral transmission lineage of the good seventeenth-century treasure-revealer Tsasum Lingpa. Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened task of the entire buddhas that subjugates fable and negativity to be able to transparent hindrances to non secular perform. the basic objective of Vajrakilaya perform is to find absolutely the vajra nature that would remodel each duality challenge into transparent knowledge and compassion. during this textual content, the popular students and meditation masters Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche current the heritage of this lineage and the staggering tale of the way Tsasum Lingpa published this terma educating. Their line-by-line remark at the brief and condensed sadhanas offers a useful advisor for practitioners to mix the skillful technique of compassion and knowledge which are the root of Tibetan Buddhism.

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GPGPU Programming for Games and Science by David H. Eberly

By David H. Eberly

An In-Depth, sensible advisor to GPGPU Programming utilizing Direct3D 11

GPGPU Programming for video games and Science demonstrates how one can in attaining the subsequent specifications to take on useful difficulties in desktop technology and software program engineering:

  • Robustness
  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Quality resource code that's simply maintained, reusable, and readable

The ebook basically addresses programming on a photos processing unit (GPU) whereas masking a few fabric additionally proper to programming on a imperative processing unit (CPU). It discusses many innovations of basic objective GPU (GPGPU) programming and offers functional examples in online game programming and clinical programming.

The writer first describes numerical matters that come up while computing with floating-point mathematics, together with making trade-offs between robustness, accuracy, and velocity. He then exhibits how unmarried guideline a number of facts (SIMD) extensions paintings on CPUs due to the fact that GPUs additionally use SIMD.

The middle of the e-book makes a speciality of the GPU from the viewpoint of Direct3D eleven (D3D11) and the excessive point Shading Language (HLSL). This bankruptcy covers drawing 3D gadgets; vertex, geometry, pixel, and compute shaders; enter and output assets for shaders; copying facts among CPU and GPU; configuring or extra GPUs to behave as one; and IEEE floating-point aid on a GPU.

The booklet is going directly to discover functional concerns of programming a GPU, together with code sharing between purposes and appearing simple projects at the GPU. targeting arithmetic, it subsequent discusses vector and matrix algebra, rotations and quaternions, and coordinate structures. the ultimate bankruptcy provides numerous pattern GPGPU purposes on particularly complicated topics.

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Available on a aiding site, the author’s absolutely featured Geometric instruments Engine for computing and pictures saves you from having to write down a large number of infrastructure code useful for even the easiest of purposes concerning shader programming. The engine presents strong and exact resource code with SIMD whilst applicable and GPU models of algorithms while possible.

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The Underground Railroad: The Journey to Freedom (Milestones by Ann Malaspina

By Ann Malaspina

whilst the Fugitive Slave legislation of 1850 was once glided by Congress, the flight to freedom for runaway slaves turned much more harmful. Even the loose towns of Boston and Philadelphia have been now not secure, and abolitionists who despised slavery needed to flip in fugitives. however the Underground Railroad, a mystery and loosely prepared community of individuals and secure homes that led slaves to freedom, merely grew more desirable. because the past due 1700s, blacks and whites had banded jointly to help runaways like Maryland slave Frederick Douglass, who disguised himself as a sailor to board a teach to ny. Virginia slave Henry Brown packed himself in a field to get to Philadelphia. The minister John Rankin, who hung a lantern to steer runaways to his condo by means of the Ohio River, continued beatings for talking opposed to slavery. Quaker storeowner Thomas Garrett used to be wear trial for supporting fugitives in Delaware. in the meantime, the country marched on towards Civil struggle. At its top, among 1810 and 1850, those mystery routes and secure homes have been utilized by an anticipated 30,000 humans escaping enslavement.
In "The Underground Railroad: the adventure to Freedom", learn how this mystery procedure labored within the days major as much as the Civil conflict and the pivotal function it performed within the Abolitionist movement.

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Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics by Marian Small

By Marian Small

Now in its 3rd Edition—expanded with over a hundred new initiatives and questions—this bestselling source is helping skilled and beginner lecturers to successfully and successfully differentiate arithmetic guideline in grades K–8. Math schooling professional Marian Small exhibits lecturers easy methods to start and turn into professional at utilizing robust and common thoughts: Open Questions and Parallel projects. This quantity contains key adjustments that might make it more uncomplicated for academics to exploit in all caliber kingdom criteria environments, together with direct hyperlinks to universal middle content material criteria and criteria for mathematical perform. lecture room examples, many new for this version, are supplied at every one grade band: K–2, 3–5 and 6–8. in addition to every one instance, the textual content describes how lecturers can evoke efficient conversations that meet the wishes of a vast variety of learners.

Book Features:

  • Chapters equipped round universal center headings.
  • Continued cognizance to special rules in math.
  • Many new questions that academics can adapt or use as is.
  • Teaching information and activity variations.
  • A template to aid clients construct new tasks.
  • Guidance for utilizing follow-up inquiries to create a wealthy math classroom.

“A needs to for an educator who's fascinated about achieving extra scholars extra frequently and attaining extra optimistic results.”

—Resources for the maths Educator(from earlier edition)

“When I learn Marian Small’s paintings, I see the ability of math published, yet I additionally see her paintings starting that energy to such a lot of scholars who may perhaps by no means differently event it. . . . i'm a disciple of her method of differentiating math!”

—From the foreword via Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of academic management, Foundations, and coverage, collage of Virginia

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Cambodian Buddhism in the United States by Carol A. Mortland

By Carol A. Mortland

The first complete anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by means of Cambodian refugees within the usa over the last 4 decades.

Cambodian Buddhism within the United States is the 1st entire anthropological learn of Khmer Buddhism as practiced by way of Khmer refugees within the usa. according to study performed at Khmer temples and websites through the kingdom over a interval of 3 and a part many years, Carol A. Mortland makes use of player statement, open-ended interviews, lifestyles histories, and dialogues with Khmer clergymen and laypeople to discover the typical perform of Khmer faith, together with spirit ideals and therapeutic rituals. This ethnography is enriched and supplemented by way of old bills, reviews, memoirs, unpublished lifestyles histories, and family members memorabilia painstakingly preserved via refugees. Mortland additionally strains the alterations that Cambodians have made to faith as they try with the demanding situations of dwelling in a brand new nation, studying English, and assisting themselves. The ideals and practices of Khmer Muslims and Khmer Christians within the usa also are reviewed.

Carol A. Mortland is a retired professor and the coeditor (with David W. Haines) of Manifest Destinies: Americanizing Immigrants and Internationalizing Americans, and (with may perhaps M. Ebihara and Judy Ledgerwood) Cambodian tradition because 1975: fatherland and Exile.

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Beginning Mobile Phone Game Programming by Michael Morrison

By Michael Morrison

Build numerous absolutely practical video games in addition to a video game engine to take advantage of for programming cellular phone and cellular video games with Beginning cell phone video game Programming! The integrated CD presents the software, code and photos essential to entire all workouts coated within the chapters. Beginning cellular phone online game Programming demystifies instant video game programming by means of supplying transparent, functional classes utilizing the J2ME online game API. you are going to how one can use the preferred cellular programming language, Java, to construct compact video games which can run on any Java-enabled machine, together with cell phones, pagers and hand held desktops. additionally, you will learn how to upload a dash display, create a demo mode, preserve tune of excessive ratings, and attempt, debug, and install your games.

Topics lined include:

  • How to build a video game engine to force cellular video games.
  • How to exploit Java 2 Micro variation (J2ME) and the Java video game API to get the main functionality from your cellular video games.
  • How to enforce sprite animation and keep an eye on interactions between relocating sprites.
  • How to play sound results and song in cellular video games.
  • How to exploit instant networks to construct cellular multiplayer video games.
  • How to layout and improve a number of diversified video games spanning numerous games genres.

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Pratique du bouddhisme tibétain (Les chemins spirituels) by Lorne Ladner,Brigitte Vadé,Larry Cohen

By Lorne Ladner,Brigitte Vadé,Larry Cohen

Qu'est-ce qui fait une vie épanouie et heureuse ? L'argent, le confort matériel ? l. a. célébrité ? Le pouvoir ? Une vie sociale ou affective riche ? los angeles réponse bouddhique est tout autre : L'expérience quotidienne de l. a. compassion. Le bonheur résulterait de notre capacité à nous ouvrir aux sentiments d'autrui, de notre désir de le libérer de ses souffrances. remark développer cette qualité dans notre vie ?

La culture bouddhique tibétaine offre de nombreuses suggestions de méditation favorisant les émotions et états positifs. Or il n'est pas nécessaire de devenir bouddhiste pour renoncer à ce qui nous fait souffrir, cultiver le contentement, l. a. paix et l. a. joie au quotidien. Pratiquer los angeles compassion, reconnaître los angeles vulnérabilité de l'autre, changer notre regard sur nous-mêmes pour voir le monde autrement...

Lorne Ladner nous suggest un ensemble d'exercices bouddhiques pour développer notre artwork de l. a. compassion et avancer sur le chemin du bonheur.

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The Red Thread: Buddhist Approaches to Sexuality by Bernard Faure

By Bernard Faure

Is there a Buddhist discourse on intercourse? during this cutting edge examine, Bernard Faure finds Buddhism's paradoxical attitudes towards sexuality. His remarkably large variety covers the complete geography of this faith, and its lengthy evolution from the time of its founder, Xvkyamuni, to the premodern age. The author's anthropological procedure uncovers the inherent discrepancies among the normative teachings of Buddhism and what its fans practice.

Framing his dialogue on essentially the most admired Western thinkers of sexuality--Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault--Faure attracts from diversified reservoirs of writings, akin to the orthodox and heterodox "doctrines" of Buddhism, and its monastic codes. nearly untapped mythological in addition to felony assets also are used. The dialectics inherent in Mahvyvna Buddhism, specifically within the Tantric and Chan/Zen traditions, looked as if it would permit for better laxity or even inspired breaking of taboos.

Faure additionally deals a historical past of Buddhist monastic lifestyles, which has been buffeted via anticlerical attitudes, and by way of makes an attempt to control sexual habit from either inside of and past the monastery. In chapters dedicated to Buddhist homosexuality, he examines the way this sexual habit was once at the same time condemned and idealized in medieval Japan.

This publication will attraction specially to these attracted to the cultural background of Buddhism and in premodern jap tradition. however the tale of the way one of many world's oldest religions has confronted one in every of life's maximum difficulties makes attention-grabbing interpreting for all.

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Production Pipeline Fundamentals for Film and Games by Renee Dunlop

By Renee Dunlop

Every creation is equipped at the spine of the pipeline. whereas a useful and versatile pipeline can’t guarantee a winning undertaking, a vulnerable pipeline can warrantly its death. a superb pipeline produces an effective product in much less time and with happier artists who can stay artistic in the course of the grueling creation agenda.

Walk throughout the foundational layers of the construction pipeline, together with IT infrastructure, software program improvement practices and deployment regulations, asset administration, shot administration, and rendering administration. Production Pipeline basics for movie and Games will educate you ways to direct constrained assets to the fitting technological tasks, getting the main for each greenback spent.

  • Learn the way to organize for and deal with all elements of the pipeline with this totally special, different guide.
  • Expand your wisdom with real-world pipeline secrets and techniques passed to you by means of a stellar crew of pros from around the globe.
  • Visit the significant other web site for even additional assets at the pipeline.

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English Language Teaching Today: Linking Theory and Practice by Willy A. Renandya,Handoyo Puji Widodo

By Willy A. Renandya,Handoyo Puji Widodo

English Language educating at the present time: Linking conception and Practice offers an up to date account of present rules and practices for instructing English on the earth this day. The chapters, written via across the world famous language instructor educators and TESOL experts, introduce the reader to key language ability components (i.e., listening, conversing, analyzing, writing, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary) and clarify how each one ability zone should be taught in a principled demeanour in various language studying contexts. through the publication, the hyperlink among conception and perform is explicitly highlighted and exemplified. 
This reader-friendly e-book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate scholars enrolled in TESOL and different moment language schooling programmes in addition to for TESOL execs who desire to remain present with fresh advancements in ELT.

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