Here it is—a shiny new edition of Beginning Python. If you count its predecessor, Practical
Python, this is actually the third edition, and a book I’ve been involved with for the better part
of a decade. During this time, Python has seen many interesting changes, and I’ve done my best
to update my introduction to the language. At the moment, Python is facing perhaps its most
marked transition in a very long time: the introduction of version 3. As I write this, the final release
isn’t out yet, but the features are clearly defined and working versions are available.
Celiac disease has many names, such as gluten intolerance,
gluten-sensitive enteropathy, and non-tropical sprue. Each
name depicts a life-long autoimmune disorder in which a
person’s body cannot tolerate a group of grain proteins known
as gluten. These grains consist of wheat, rye, barley, and any
derivatives of these grains. Oats were always part if this list, but
recent studies have shown that a moderate consumption of oats
is safe for healthy children and adults who are well-established
on a gluten-free diet....
This is the second occasion that the Agricultural Outlook report has been prepared jointly by the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The report draws on the commodity, policy and country
expertise of both Organisations in providing a medium term assessment of future prospects in the
major world agricultural commodity markets. The report is published annually, as part of a
continuing effort to promote informed discussion of emerging market and policy issues....
Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
1. A. cool B. blood C. fool D. tool
2. A. champagne B. exchange C. chance D. reach
3. A. meat B. leader C. sweater D. heat
4. A. occupation B. occasion C. shake D. challenger
5. A. mission B. sing C. sugar D. sure
Your answers: 1. _______ 2. _______ 3. _______ 4. _______ 5. _______
II. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others.
The Art of Public Speaking you not to be lenient in self−exaction. Say to yourself courageously: What others can do, I can attempt. A bold spirit conquers where others flinch, and a trying task challenges pluck. Reading from Manuscript This method really deserves short shrift in a book on public speaking, for, delude yourself as you may, public reading is not public speaking. Yet there are so many who grasp this broken reed for support that we must here discuss the "read speech"−−apologetic misnomer as it is.
This book represents a sample of recent contributions of researchers all around the
world in the field of image restoration.
The book consists of 15 chapters organized in three main sections (Theory, Applications,
Interdisciplinarity). Topics cover some different aspects of the theory of image
restoration. But this book is also an occasion to highlight some new topics of research
related to the emergence of some original imaging devices (see “Applications”