Spark

Spark
Author: John J. Ratey,Eric Hagerman
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008-01-10
ISBN 10: 0316113506
ISBN 13: 9780316113502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Book Review:

An investigation into the effects of exercise on the brain evaluates how aerobic exercise positively influences the progression of such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, and depression, in a report that shares theory-supporting case studies and the results of a progressive school fitness program. 30,000 first printing.

Spark

Spark
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 1462538150
ISBN 13: 9781462538157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Book Review:

Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college--yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. Meeting her diverse teammates--two neuroscientists, a philosopher, a dance teacher, a collage artist, and a farmer--Peyton wonders what she could ever have to contribute. The ensuing journey of discovery will transform the characters' work, their biases, and themselves. This suspenseful novel shows that the answers you seek can be found in the most unlikely places. It can be read for pleasure, is a great choice for book clubs, and can be used as unique and inspiring reading in qualitative research and other courses in education, sociology, social work, psychology, and communication.

The Spark

The Spark
Author: Kristine Barnett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 0679645241
ISBN 13: 9780679645245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, s’mores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us. Praise for The Spark “[An] amazing memoir . . . compulsive reading.”—The Washington Post “The Spark is about the transformative power of unconditional love. If you have a child who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t be able to put it down.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind “Love, illness, faith, tragedy and triumph—it’s all here. . . . Jake Barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent.”—Newsday “This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.’”—Publishers Weekly “Compelling . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist “The Spark describes in glowing terms the profound intensity with which a mother can love her child.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree “Every parent and teacher should read this fabulous book!”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and co-author of The Autistic Brain

SPARK Cool Cats Coloring Book

SPARK Cool Cats Coloring Book
Author: Noelle Dahlen
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 048680058X
ISBN 13: 9780486800585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPARK Cool Cats Coloring Book Book Review:

Get ready for the coolest cats around! Thirty delightful illustrations feature an adorable array of curious cats relaxing at the beach, chasing butterflies, frolicking with friends, catching fish, and showing off in a variety of playful poses.

Spark Change

Spark Change
Author: Olivia Van Ledtje,Cynthia Merrill
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-09-08
ISBN 10: 9781564847867
ISBN 13: 1564847861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Change Book Review:

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. They seek ways to understand and interact with their environment, often using digital tools to do so. Imagine a world where children's curiosities are amplified -- helping them see the power of their thinking, perspective and voice. Spark Change examines the multitude of possibilities available when students are given the opportunity to amplify their learning online, centering on three ideas of citizenship: be a good person, be critical and be an advocate for something you care about in life. The book introduces readers to Liv, a young changemaker empowered to use digital tools to create and share content online. Liv's story offers readers an opportunity to explore how students can use technology as a tool for empathy, equity and activism. Kids can't become changemakers if they aren't empowered to think beyond their own community. Liv's online sense of agency serves as an example of maximizing opportunities, developing a powerful voice and making global connections that deepen her compassion for people and the world. Connected-learning opportunities help students develop key understandings about the world around them. This book shows how these understandings lead to social action, and how students develop a deeper sense of empathy and kindness from interacting with the world.

Spark Joy

Spark Joy
Author: Marie Kondo
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-01-04
ISBN 10: 1785040480
ISBN 13: 9781785040481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Joy Book Review:

Spark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo's unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.

SPARK Flower Fun Coloring Book

SPARK Flower Fun Coloring Book
Author: Maggie Swanson
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 0486802159
ISBN 13: 9780486802152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPARK Flower Fun Coloring Book Book Review:

Brighten a child's world with this garden of 30 delightful flower designs to color. The whimsical full-page illustrations feature fanciful blossoms in settings populated by butterflies, frogs, and other kid-friendly creatures. Features perforated pages printed on one side only for easy removal and display plus a bonus "Draw Your Own" page. Flower Fun Coloring Book and other Spark titles offer a wide variety of engaging activities that will foster creativity in children ages 6 to 10.

Sparks

Sparks
Author: Ian Boothby
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 1338029487
ISBN 13: 9781338029482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparks Book Review:

Sparks is a hero and man's best friend, but nobody suspects he's two cats!

Spark

Spark
Author: John Twelve Hawks
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN 10: 0552170577
ISBN 13: 9780552170574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jacob Underwood is not like other people. He has Cotardâe(tm)s Syndrome. He believes he is dead. Which makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising âe~problemsâe(tm) for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple. He carries out the task âe" and feels nothing. Now DBG has such a problem. A key employee, Emily Buchanan, has disappeared, taking with her a fortune and priceless information which could destroy the company. Jacob must track her down. In previous assignments, he had worked with cold logical precision, but this time he has to confront a threat that he first must understand before it destroys himâe¦

Quest for the Spark

Quest for the Spark
Author: Tom Sniegoski,Jeff Smith
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 054514101X
ISBN 13: 9780545141017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quest for the Spark Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior priest Randolf, and forest woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

Beginning Apache Spark 2

Beginning Apache Spark 2
Author: Hien Luu
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN 10: 1484235797
ISBN 13: 9781484235799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Apache Spark 2 Book Review:

Develop applications for the big data landscape with Spark and Hadoop. This book also explains the role of Spark in developing scalable machine learning and analytics applications with Cloud technologies. Beginning Apache Spark 2 gives you an introduction to Apache Spark and shows you how to work with it. Along the way, you’ll discover resilient distributed datasets (RDDs); use Spark SQL for structured data; and learn stream processing and build real-time applications with Spark Structured Streaming. Furthermore, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Spark ML for machine learning and much more. After you read this book, you will have the fundamentals to become proficient in using Apache Spark and know when and how to apply it to your big data applications. What You Will Learn Understand Spark unified data processing platform How to run Spark in Spark Shell or Databricks Use and manipulate RDDs Deal with structured data using Spark SQL through its operations and advanced functions Build real-time applications using Spark Structured Streaming Develop intelligent applications with the Spark Machine Learning library Who This Book Is For Programmers and developers active in big data, Hadoop, and Java but who are new to the Apache Spark platform.

SPARK Butterflies Coloring Book

SPARK Butterflies Coloring Book
Author: Jessica Mazurkiewicz
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN 10: 0486802175
ISBN 13: 9780486802176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SPARK Butterflies Coloring Book Book Review:

Bursting with beautiful butterflies, this coloring book will lift the spirits of children as young as six years old. Easy-to-color winged beauties alight on flowers, bamboo, geometric shapes, and more.

Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark
Author: David Herman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2010-06
ISBN 10: 0801895537
ISBN 13: 9780801895531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muriel Spark Book Review:

"A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket.

Spark

Spark
Author: Frank Koller
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN 10: 1586488686
ISBN 13: 9781586488680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Book Review:

While factories across the Midwest shutter their doors, Cleveland-based manufacturer Lincoln Electric has thrived for more than a century. In addition to being profitable and technologically innovative, through good times and bad, the company has fulfilled its unique promise of “guaranteed continuous employment.” Workers are viewed as assets—not liabilities. Through flexible hours and job assignments, as well as a merit-based bonus system, Lincoln Electric's employment policies have proven healthy for the company's bottom line its employees and its shareholders. In Spark, veteran journalist Frank Koller tells the story of how this unusual and profitable Fortune 1000 multinational company challenges the conventional wisdom shaping modern management's view of the workplace. Through insightful storytelling and extensive interviews with executives, workers, and leading business thinkers, Koller uses the Lincoln Electric example to illustrate how job security can inspire powerful growth and prosperity in our communities.

Learning Spark

Learning Spark
Author: Holden Karau,Andy Konwinski,Patrick Wendell,Matei Zaharia
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-01-28
ISBN 10: 1449359051
ISBN 13: 9781449359058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Spark Book Review:

Data in all domains is getting bigger. How can you work with it efficiently? Recently updated for Spark 1.3, this book introduces Apache Spark, the open source cluster computing system that makes data analytics fast to write and fast to run. With Spark, you can tackle big datasets quickly through simple APIs in Python, Java, and Scala. This edition includes new information on Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, setup, and Maven coordinates. Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning. Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shell Leverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib Use one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and Storm Learn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applications Connect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3 Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables

Kindling the Spark

Kindling the Spark
Author: Joanne Haroutounian
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780195156386
ISBN 13: 0195156382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kindling the Spark Book Review:

In 'Rekindling the Spark', Haroutounian offers a concise synthesis of the research and resources on musical talent - what it is, how to identify and recognize it, and how to nurture and develop it. Exercises throughout the book offer parents and teachers activities to do with children that are useful in spotting and developing musical potential.

Big Data Analytics with Spark

Big Data Analytics with Spark
Author: Mohammed Guller
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2015-12-29
ISBN 10: 1484209648
ISBN 13: 9781484209646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Analytics with Spark Book Review:

Big Data Analytics with Spark is a step-by-step guide for learning Spark, which is an open-source fast and general-purpose cluster computing framework for large-scale data analysis. You will learn how to use Spark for different types of big data analytics projects, including batch, interactive, graph, and stream data analysis as well as machine learning. In addition, this book will help you become a much sought-after Spark expert. Spark is one of the hottest Big Data technologies. The amount of data generated today by devices, applications and users is exploding. Therefore, there is a critical need for tools that can analyze large-scale data and unlock value from it. Spark is a powerful technology that meets that need. You can, for example, use Spark to perform low latency computations through the use of efficient caching and iterative algorithms; leverage the features of its shell for easy and interactive Data analysis; employ its fast batch processing and low latency features to process your real time data streams and so on. As a result, adoption of Spark is rapidly growing and is replacing Hadoop MapReduce as the technology of choice for big data analytics. This book provides an introduction to Spark and related big-data technologies. It covers Spark core and its add-on libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, GraphX, and MLlib. Big Data Analytics with Spark is therefore written for busy professionals who prefer learning a new technology from a consolidated source instead of spending countless hours on the Internet trying to pick bits and pieces from different sources. The book also provides a chapter on Scala, the hottest functional programming language, and the program that underlies Spark. You’ll learn the basics of functional programming in Scala, so that you can write Spark applications in it. What's more, Big Data Analytics with Spark provides an introduction to other big data technologies that are commonly used along with Spark, like Hive, Avro, Kafka and so on. So the book is self-sufficient; all the technologies that you need to know to use Spark are covered. The only thing that you are expected to know is programming in any language. There is a critical shortage of people with big data expertise, so companies are willing to pay top dollar for people with skills in areas like Spark and Scala. So reading this book and absorbing its principles will provide a boost—possibly a big boost—to your career.

Data Analytics with Spark Using Python

Data Analytics with Spark Using Python
Author: Jeffrey Aven
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780134846019
ISBN 13: 013484601X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Analytics with Spark Using Python Book Review:

Spark for Data Professionals introduces and solidifies the concepts behind Spark 2.x, teaching working developers, architects, and data professionals exactly how to build practical Spark solutions. Jeffrey Aven covers all aspects of Spark development, including basic programming to SparkSQL, SparkR, Spark Streaming, Messaging, NoSQL and Hadoop integration. Each chapter presents practical exercises deploying Spark to your local or cloud environment, plus programming exercises for building real applications. Unlike other Spark guides, Spark for Data Professionals explains crucial concepts step-by-step, assuming no extensive background as an open source developer. It provides a complete foundation for quickly progressing to more advanced data science and machine learning topics. This guide will help you: Understand Spark basics that will make you a better programmer and cluster "citizen" Master Spark programming techniques that maximize your productivity Choose the right approach for each problem Make the most of built-in platform constructs, including broadcast variables, accumulators, effective partitioning, caching, and checkpointing Leverage powerful tools for managing streaming, structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data

The Spark

The Spark
Author: Glenn A. Gaesser,Karla Dougherty
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781579545116
ISBN 13: 1579545114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

The spark: a revolutionary new plan to get fit and lose weight 10 minutes at a time.

The Divine Spark

The Divine Spark
Author: Zoltan Kokai-Kuun
Publsiher: Vantage Press, Inc
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2006-01-30
ISBN 10: 9780533151400
ISBN 13: 0533151406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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