Transparent

Author: Don Lemon
Publisher: Farrah Gray Foundation Press
ISBN: 9780982702789
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Lemon presents a searingly candid memoir that will motivate anyone discouraged by the adversities of life. He details his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television news, and explains how painful early experiences shaped his ambitions and gave him the tools of empathy and fearlessness that he brings to his work.

Transparent

Author: Natalie Whipple
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062120174
Size: 45.30 MB
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Transparent’s Fiona McClean could be a superhero. She has a mutation that allows her to become invisible. But her father, a Las Vegas crime lord, forces her to use her power for evil. Since she was five, she’s been stealing cars, robbing banks, and spying on people. Fiona’s had enough, so she escapes to a small town far from her father’s reach. Happiness is hard to find surrounded by a mother she hates, a brother she can’t trust, and a guy at school she can’t stand, but Fiona manages to make some friends. And when her father finally tracks her down, Fiona discovers how far she’ll go to protect everyone she’s come to love. Fans of strong heroines like Daughter of Smoke and Bone’s Karou or Maximum Ride’s Max will fall in love with Transparent by Natalie Whipple.

Transparent

Author: Cris Beam
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156033770
Size: 21.94 MB
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A journalist chronicles her volunteer work with four transgender high-school students in Los Angeles, describing the difficulties they face in reconciling their perceptions of themselves with the way that others view them.

The Transparent Society

Author: David Brin
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465027903
Size: 75.45 MB
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In New York and Baltimore, police cameras scan public areas twenty-four hours a day. Huge commercial databases track you finances and sell that information to anyone willing to pay. Host sites on the World Wide Web record every page you view, and “smart” toll roads know where you drive. Every day, new technology nibbles at our privacy.Does that make you nervous? David Brin is worried, but not just about privacy. He fears that society will overreact to these technologies by restricting the flow of information, frantically enforcing a reign of secrecy. Such measures, he warns, won’t really preserve our privacy. Governments, the wealthy, criminals, and the techno-elite will still find ways to watch us. But we’ll have fewer ways to watch them. We’ll lose the key to a free society: accountability.The Transparent Society is a call for “reciprocal transparency.” If police cameras watch us, shouldn’t we be able to watch police stations? If credit bureaus sell our data, shouldn't we know who buys it? Rather than cling to an illusion of anonymity-a historical anomaly, given our origins in close-knit villages-we should focus on guarding the most important forms of privacy and preserving mutual accountability. The biggest threat to our freedom, Brin warns, is that surveillance technology will be used by too few people, now by too many.A society of glass houses may seem too fragile. Fearing technology-aided crime, governments seek to restrict online anonymity; fearing technology-aided tyranny, citizens call for encrypting all data. Brins shows how, contrary to both approaches, windows offer us much better protection than walls; after all, the strongest deterrent against snooping has always been the fear of being spotted. Furthermore, Brin argues, Western culture now encourages eccentricity-we’re programmed to rebel! That gives our society a natural protection against error and wrong-doing, like a body’s immune system. But “social T-cells” need openness to spot trouble and get the word out. The Transparent Society is full of such provocative and far-reaching analysis.The inescapable rush of technology is forcing us to make new choices about how we want to live. This daring book reminds us that an open society is more robust and flexible than one where secrecy reigns. In an era of gnat-sized cameras, universal databases, and clothes-penetrating radar, it will be more vital than ever for us to be able to watch the watchers. With reciprocal transparency we can detect dangers early and expose wrong-doers. We can gauge the credibility of pundits and politicians. We can share technological advances and news. But all of these benefits depend on the free, two-way flow of information.

Transparent

Author: Mary Mary
Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781566251921
Size: 64.68 MB
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Like any famous music group, Mary Mary has a significant fan base. While most celebrities' fans would be content knowing their group's favourite colours or fashion designers, the fans of Mary Mary look for more from this groundbreaking duo: they want to know how to live a creative, successful Christian life. In sharing Mary Mary's story, this is as much a guide to life as it is a biography. Many Christians, including musicians and other entertainers, have felt the push to sacrifice their morals or abandon their faith in exchange for commercial success. But legions of Christian fans hunger for artists who have 'made it' without compromising their walks with God. Mary Mary is one such group -- and with a Grammy, a Soul Train Award, and an NAACP Image Award nomination to prove it, they have been enormously successful. This book takes readers along on Erica and Tina Atkins' journey from growing up in Inglewood, California, with gospel-singing parents and six other siblings to singing with secular R&B and soul performers, to putting out platinum-selling Christian albums, all without selling out their beliefs.The sisters share how their faith in Jesus Christ helped them to overcome personal and professional obstacles. This book appeals not only to Christians, but also to anyone who appreciates strong music and a strong sense of integrity.

The Transparent State

Author: Deborah Ascher Barnstone
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415700184
Size: 67.84 MB
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Examining the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, this book questions the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy. The Transparent State traces the development of transparency in German political and architectural culture, tying this lineage to the relationship between culture and national identity, a connection that began before unification of the German state in the eighteenth century and continues today. The Weimar Republic and Third Reich periods are examined although the focus is on the postwar period, looking at the use of transparency in the three projects for a national parliament - the 1949 Bundestag project by Hans Schwippert, the 1992 Bundestag building by Gunter Behnisch and the 1999 Reichstag renovation by Norman Foster. Transparency is an important issue in contemporary architectural practice; this book will appeal to both the practising architect and the architectural historian.

Transparent Data Mining For Big And Small Data

Author: Tania Cerquitelli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319540246
Size: 69.17 MB
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This book focuses on new and emerging data mining solutions that offer a greater level of transparency than existing solutions. Transparent data mining solutions with desirable properties (e.g. effective, fully automatic, scalable) are covered in the book. Experimental findings of transparent solutions are tailored to different domain experts, and experimental metrics for evaluating algorithmic transparency are presented. The book also discusses societal effects of black box vs. transparent approaches to data mining, as well as real-world use cases for these approaches.As algorithms increasingly support different aspects of modern life, a greater level of transparency is sorely needed, not least because discrimination and biases have to be avoided. With contributions from domain experts, this book provides an overview of an emerging area of data mining that has profound societal consequences, and provides the technical background to for readers to contribute to the field or to put existing approaches to practical use.

Transparent Oxide Electronics

Author: Pedro Barquinha
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119967740
Size: 57.27 MB
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Transparent electronics is emerging as one of the most promising technologies for the next generation of electronic products, away from the traditional silicon technology. It is essential for touch display panels, solar cells, LEDs and antistatic coatings. The book describes the concept of transparent electronics, passive and active oxide semiconductors, multicomponent dielectrics and their importance for a new era of novel electronic materials and products. This is followed by a short history of transistors, and how oxides have revolutionized this field. It concludes with a glance at low-cost, disposable and lightweight devices for the next generation of ergonomic and functional discrete devices. Chapters cover: Properties and applications of n-type oxide semiconductors P-type conductors and semiconductors, including copper oxide and tin monoxide Low-temperature processed dielectrics n and p-type thin film transistors (TFTs) – structure, physics and brief history Paper electronics – Paper transistors, paper memories and paper batteries Applications of oxide TFTs – transparent circuits, active matrices for displays and biosensors Written by a team of renowned world experts, Transparent Oxide Electronics: From Materials to Devices gives an overview of the world of transparent electronics, and showcases groundbreaking work on paper transistors

Rousseau S Theory Of Human Association

Author: G. Hill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403983046
Size: 73.58 MB
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The book explores the characteristic features and political consequences of social interaction when the parties' intentions are transparent, and when they are opaque. The author develops a theory of association and uses it to elucidate, assess and extend Rousseau's views of human nature, civil society, the market economy and the republican state.

Handbook Of Transparent Conductors

Author: David S. Ginley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441916389
Size: 25.26 MB
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Transparent conducting materials are key elements in a wide variety of current technologies including flat panel displays, photovoltaics, organic, low-e windows and electrochromics. The needs for new and improved materials is pressing, because the existing materials do not have the performance levels to meet the ever- increasing demand, and because some of the current materials used may not be viable in the future. In addition, the field of transparent conductors has gone through dramatic changes in the last 5-7 years with new materials being identified, new applications and new people in the field. “Handbook of Transparent Conductors” presents transparent conductors in a historical perspective, provides current applications as well as insights into the future of the devices. It is a comprehensive reference, and represents the most current resource on the subject.