A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual ...

Author: Craig Thompson

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375424148

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 655

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A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual parable that touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam.

Habibi

Fourteen-year-old Liyana Abboud would rather not have to change her life...especially now that she has been kissed, for the very first time and quite by surprise, by a boy named Jackson.

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439115192

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 820

Fourteen-year-old Liyana Abboud would rather not have to change her life...especially now that she has been kissed, for the very first time and quite by surprise, by a boy named Jackson. But when her parents announce that Liyana's family is moving from St. Louis, Missouri, to Jerusalem -- to the land where her father was born -- Liyana's whole world shifts. What does Jerusalem hold for Liyana? A grandmother, a Sitti, she has never met, for one. A history much bigger than she is. Visits to the West Bank village where her aunts and uncles live. Mischief. Old stone streets that wind through time and trouble. Opening doors, dark jail cells, a new feeling for peace, and Omer...the intriguing stranger whose kisses replace the one she lost when she moved across the ocean.


Eat Habibi Eat

Sharing mouthwatering street foods and casual everyday staples, as well as new interpretations of traditional dishes, Eat, Habibi, Eat! encourages you to explore the rich spices and irresistible dishes of the Middle East at home.

Author: Shahir Massoud

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 0525610944

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 714

100 recipes to celebrate the bold flavors, bright colors, and fresh tastes of the Middle East. In Arabic, "habibi" translates to "my darling," and it is this loving endearment, reserved for the closest friends and family, that permeates every recipe that Canadian-Egyptian chef and television host Shahir Massoud has to offer. Sharing mouthwatering street foods and casual everyday staples, as well as new interpretations of traditional dishes, Eat, Habibi, Eat! encourages you to explore the rich spices and irresistible dishes of the Middle East at home. And Shahir's personal stories, all told in his warm and playful voice, are just as captivating as his food (you'll burst out laughing at his mother's insistence that the Egyptian people would never forgive him if he altered the definitive recipe for ful mudammas). Combining his family's heritage meals with his French and Italian chef training, Shahir teaches you how to build the ultimate Egyptian pantry using some special food items, but mostly ingredients that can be found at your local grocery store. From there, you'll dive in to the over 100 mouthwatering recipes for every meal and time of day. From classic mainstays like Shakshuka, Shawarma and Fattoush Salad, to modern plates like Chickpea Fries with Harissa Mayo and Coffee and Coriander Beef Ribs with Pomegranate BBQ Sauce, Eat, Habibi, Eat! is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Whether you already love Middle Eastern cuisine or have never heard of sumac before, Shahir's sumptuous book will inspire you to try something new in the kitchen and have fun doing it.

What s the Matter Habibi

Habibi, the camel, lies down and refuses to get up, and his owner thinks he might have a toothache or a tummyache, until a trip to the bazaar provides the cure and everybody is happy. Reprint.

Author:

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618432424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 804

Habibi, the camel, lies down and refuses to get up, and his owner thinks he might have a toothache or a tummyache, until a trip to the bazaar provides the cure and everybody is happy. Reprint.

Habibi

Habibi is a collection of romance stories and comics by Muslim women.

Author: Hadeel al-Massari

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781988715032

Category: Islamic stories

Page:

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"This book is a collection of love stories written by Muslim women, both fictional and autobiographical."--

Habibi

The book Habibi is a fruit of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.

Author: Antonio Faccilongo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781732471160

Category:

Page:

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The book Habibi is a fruit of the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The recipient of the award, Italian photojournalist Antonio Faccilongo with his long-term project, Habibi, follows for nine years families in Palestine with men serving long sentences in Israeli jails, who smuggle sperm and use in-vitro fertilization to have children. Most media depict Palestine as a war zone. This book takes a purely humanistic approach to one non-violent response to oppression.

Blankets

Loosely based on the author's life, chronicling his journey from childhood to adulthood, exploring the people, experiences, and beliefs that he encountered along the way.

Author: Craig Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571336029

Category:

Page: 592

View: 505

First UK publication for this modern classic 'Moving, tender, beautifully drawn, painfully honest and probably the most important graphic novel since Jimmy Corrigan.' NEIL GAIMAN 'Blankets is a classic in every genre it touches.' STEPHEN CHBOSKY, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower 'One of the greatest love stories ever written and surely the best ever drawn.' JOSS WHEDON Wrapped in the snowfall of a blustery Midwestern winter, Blankets is the tale of two brothers growing up in rural isolation, and of the budding romance between two young lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith, Blankets is a profound and utterly beautiful work.

Modern Middle Class Housing in Tehran

In Modern Middle-Class Housing in Tehran – Reproduction of an Archetype, Rana Habibi offers an engaging exposé of the modern urban history of Tehran during the Cold War period: 1945-1979.

Author: Rana Habibi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004443703

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 736

In Modern Middle-Class Housing in Tehran – Reproduction of an Archetype, Rana Habibi offers an engaging exposé of the modern urban history of Tehran during the Cold War period: 1945-1979.

Inshallah Habibi

"...A narrative of the playboy lifestyle of a divorced Kuwaiti man who is trying to mask his pain and loneliness by acting out against the cultural norms and attempting to rationalize his doing so by questioning their validity.

Author: Haitham Alsarraf

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515064794

Category:

Page: 276

View: 581

When the Twin Towers are hit on September 11, 2001, Mohammed's success as a stockbroker in a tiny Middle Eastern country quickly escalates, encouraging his love to debauch women while fighting off traditional marriage, incessant social corruption and Western hegemony, all in a closed wealthy Muslim country, until he soon realizes that his promiscuous life erodes and corrodes his sanity. He eventually meets a younger bisexual woman who he thinks might be worthy of marriage. However, that changes when she takes him farther in a downward spiral of self-analysis and destruction. By the summer of 2008, when worldwide financial markets are about to correct, Mohammed ultimately senses his own spirituality being stolen by the very individuals he has confronted and the society he has loved to hate. The story is a satire yet a serious social critique depicting many critical points which have (mis)shaped Kuwait, leading Mohammed to point out the absurdities of the personalities and situations he finds himself in.

Education Abroad

This volume provides a succinct and accessible analysis of the existing research and scholarship around the world on a range of important areas related to contemporary education abroad, providing practitioners with important implications ...

Author: Anthony C. Ogden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429776055

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 824

Recent decades have seen unprecedented growth in the number of students travelling abroad for the purpose of short-term academic study. As such, attention is turning to the role that education abroad can have in enhancing student learning and producing global-ready graduates. This volume provides a succinct and accessible analysis of the existing research and scholarship around the world on a range of important areas related to contemporary education abroad, providing practitioners with important implications for programming and practice. Focusing on fourteen key topics relating to education abroad, this accessible desktop compendium not only synthesizes what is already known, but also indicates which topics need further research and how the existing literature can be applied to daily programming and practice. Extending beyond student learning outcomes to look at essential topics such as institutional outcomes, program models, and host community outcomes, this volume covers major trends in contemporary research as well as an assessment of the methodological and design challenges that are common to education abroad research. The fourteen distinct topics address the broad themes of participation, programming, student outcomes, institutional outcomes and societal outcomes, and include chapters from a broad range of widely acknowledged and respected international experts. Bridging the gap between scholarship and practice, this accessible guide is essential reading for anyone working in higher education today and involved in shaping and managing education abroad programs. It is useful for all who want to understand and leverage existing research to inform education abroad programming and practice.


Understanding Cybersecurity Management in FinTech

This book uncovers the idea of understanding cybersecurity management in FinTech.

Author: Gurdip Kaur

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030799158

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 954

This book uncovers the idea of understanding cybersecurity management in FinTech. It commences with introducing fundamentals of FinTech and cybersecurity to readers. It emphasizes on the importance of cybersecurity for financial institutions by illustrating recent cyber breaches, attacks, and financial losses. The book delves into understanding cyber threats and adversaries who can exploit those threats. It advances with cybersecurity threat, vulnerability, and risk management in FinTech. The book helps readers understand cyber threat landscape comprising different threat categories that can exploit different types of vulnerabilties identified in FinTech. It puts forward prominent threat modelling strategies by focusing on attackers, assets, and software and addresses the challenges in managing cyber risks in FinTech. The authors discuss detailed cybersecurity policies and strategies that can be used to secure financial institutions and provide recommendations to secure financial institutions from cyber-attacks.

Hoda Barakat s Sayyidi Wa Habibi

Sayyidi wa Habibi (My Master and My Love) is a novel by acclaimed Lebanese author Hoda Barakat, abridged in the original Arabic in this volume for learners of Arabic at the advanced low proficiency level.

Author: Hoda Barakat

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781626164604

Category:

Page: 128

View: 736

"Sayyidi wa Habibi (My Master and My Love"), a novel by acclaimed Lebanese author Hoda Barakat, is abridged in this volume for learners of Arabic at the advanced low proficiency level. This supplementary text adds variety and fun to a regular course on Arabic and is complete with exercises in order to guide learners, improve their Arabic reading skills, and increase their knowledge of Arabic culture. Set during the Lebanese Civil war, this intriguing novel features eloquent prose that keeps readers engaged until the last line. Laila Familiar provides introductory materials, a short biography of the author, and exercises that develop linguistic and cultural competencies. Audio files of Barakat reading five passages from the work, along with a recorded interview, are available free on the press website in order to help students improve their listening skills. This authorized version of the abridged text of "Sayyidi wa Habibi" will be warmly embraced by college and university students of Arabic as well as by independent learners of Arabic.


Bisexuality

This pathbreaking volume brings together a diverse body of sexual, behavioral, and social science research on bisexuality.

Author: D. Joye Swan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319715356

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 400

This pathbreaking volume brings together a diverse body of sexual, behavioral, and social science research on bisexuality. Arguing for a clear, evidence-based definition of bisexuality and standardized measures for assessing sexual orientation, it spotlights challenges that need to be addressed toward attaining these goals. The book’s deep trove of findings illuminates the experiences of bisexual men and women in key aspects of life, as well as common mental health issues in the face of stigma, prejudice, and outright denial from the heterosexual and homosexual communities. Throughout, contributors examine the paradoxical invisibility of bisexuality even as society and science have become more inclusive of lesbians and gay men, and emphasize the critical role of thoughtful, respectful support across societal and mental health domains. Among the topics covered: Defining bisexuality: challenges and importance of and toward a unifying definition. Plurisexual identity labels and the marking of bisexual desire. Binegativity: attitudes toward and stereotypes about bisexuals. Female bisexuality: identity, fluidity, and cultural expectations. Romantic and sexual relationship experiences among bisexual individuals. Bisexuality is a substantial reference for psychologists, scholars and graduate students in LGBTQIA+ studies, and clinicians seeking both theoretical and applied perspectives on the research into bisexuality. It also offers instructors a supplemental research-based textbook option for teaching courses related to sexuality and bisexuality.

Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks

This self-contained guide will benefit those who seek to both understand the theory behind deep learning, and to gain hands-on experience in implementing ConvNets in practice.

Author: Hamed Habibi Aghdam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319575503

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 548

This must-read text/reference introduces the fundamental concepts of convolutional neural networks (ConvNets), offering practical guidance on using libraries to implement ConvNets in applications of traffic sign detection and classification. The work presents techniques for optimizing the computational efficiency of ConvNets, as well as visualization techniques to better understand the underlying processes. The proposed models are also thoroughly evaluated from different perspectives, using exploratory and quantitative analysis. Topics and features: explains the fundamental concepts behind training linear classifiers and feature learning; discusses the wide range of loss functions for training binary and multi-class classifiers; illustrates how to derive ConvNets from fully connected neural networks, and reviews different techniques for evaluating neural networks; presents a practical library for implementing ConvNets, explaining how to use a Python interface for the library to create and assess neural networks; describes two real-world examples of the detection and classification of traffic signs using deep learning methods; examines a range of varied techniques for visualizing neural networks, using a Python interface; provides self-study exercises at the end of each chapter, in addition to a helpful glossary, with relevant Python scripts supplied at an associated website. This self-contained guide will benefit those who seek to both understand the theory behind deep learning, and to gain hands-on experience in implementing ConvNets in practice. As no prior background knowledge in the field is required to follow the material, the book is ideal for all students of computer vision and machine learning, and will also be of great interest to practitioners working on autonomous cars and advanced driver assistance systems.


The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist

This contemporary classic, the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy.

Author: Emile Habiby

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781906697266

Category: Jewish-Arab relations

Page: 169

View: 923

Purposefully imitating Voltaire’s classic Candide, another dark comedy which derives itshumour from life’s tragedies, Habiby’s The Secret of Saeed the Pessoptimist is a classic of Arabliterature. The story of Saeed, a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, is a story of factand fantasy, tragedy and comedy. At once a comic hero and luckless fool, his life is full of terror,aggression, resistence and heroism. As an informer for the Zionist state, Saeed’s stupidity,candour and cowardice make him more the victim than a villain; but in a series of tragicomicepisodes, blundering from disaster to disaster, he is slowly transformed from gullible collaboratorinto a Palestinian intent on survival. The novel, informed by the author’s own experience inIsraeli politics, is both biting and funny.

Polysaccharide Building Blocks

This book is an archival reference for the evolving field of biomaterials and their applications in society, focusing on their composition, properties, characterization, chemistry and applications in bioenergy, chemicals, and novel ...

Author: Youssef Habibi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229479

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

View: 229

This book is an archival reference for the evolving field ofbiomaterials and their applications in society, focusing on theircomposition, properties, characterization, chemistry andapplications in bioenergy, chemicals, and novel materials andbiomaterials. It has broad appeal due to the recentheightened awareness around bioenergy and biomass as potentialreplacements for petroleum feedstocks. The book isdivided into three parts: cellulose-based biomaterials, chitin andchitosan biomaterials, and hemicelluloses and otherpolysaccharides. Each chapter addresses a separatebiomaterial, discussing its chemical, physical, and biologicalattributes, and hones in on each compound's intrinsictunability for numerous chemicaltransformations. In the current quest for a "green"economy and resources, this book will help inspire scientiststowards novel sources for chemicals, materials,and energy in the years to come.