Data Modeling Theory And Practice

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Author: Graeme Simsion
Publisher: Technics Publications
ISBN: 1634620739
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Data Modeling Theory And Practice by Graeme Simsion


Original Title: Data Modeling Theory And Practice

Data Modeling Theory and Practice is for practitioners and academics who have learned the conventions and rules of data modeling and are looking for a deeper understanding of the discipline. The coverage of theory includes a detailed review of the extensive literature on data modeling and logical database design, referencing nearly 500 publications, with a strong focus on their relevance to practice. The practice component incorporates the largest-ever study of data modeling practitioners, involving over 450 participants in interviews, surveys and data modeling tasks. The results challenge many long-held assumptions about data modeling and will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike. Graeme Simsion brings to the book the practical perspective and intellectual clarity that have made his Data Modeling Essentials a classic in the field. He begins with a question about the nature of data modeling (design or description), and uses it to illuminate such issues as the definition of data modeling, its philosophical underpinnings, inputs and deliverables, the necessary behaviors and skills, the role of creativity, product diversity, quality measures, personal styles, and the differences between experts and novices. Data Modeling Theory and Practice is essential reading for anyone involved in data modeling practice, research, or teaching.

Ownership Paradigms In American Civil Law Jurisdictions

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Author: Agustin Parise
Publisher: Legal History Library / Studie
ISBN: 9789004338197
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Ownership Paradigms In American Civil Law Jurisdictions by Agustin Parise


Original Title: Ownership Paradigms In American Civil Law Jurisdictions

In Ownership Paradigms in American Civil Law JurisdictionsAgust�n Parise assists in identifying the transformations experienced in the legislation dealing with ownership in the Americas. He addresses the three ownership paradigms that he claims have developed in the New World.

Men And Gender Relations

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Author: Bob Pease
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Men And Gender Relations by Bob Pease


Original Title: Men And Gender Relations

Discusses theoretical, political and pesonal perspectives on men's lives within the context of patriarchal gender relations and examines the potential for men to move beyond patriarchy towards egalitarian non-exploitative relations with women.

Less Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize

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Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
ISBN: 0316316148
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Less Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize by Andrew Sean Greer


Original Title: Less Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review). WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

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