The Last Mile Book
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The Last Mile

  • Author : Dilip Soman
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Choice
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442650435

The Last Mile Book Description :

The Last Mile helps lay readers not only to understand behavioral science, but to apply its lessons to their own organizations' last mile problems, whether they work in business, government, or the nonprofit sector.

The Last Mile Book
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The Last Mile

  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447277514

The Last Mile Book Description :

A gripping thriller from David Baldacci, The Last Mile is perfect for fans of Lee Child and James Patterson. Memories can be a real killer. Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL. When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders. There are facts about the case which don't add up, and as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception which are rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some seem keen to remember. There is someone out there with a lot to hide, and a secret that everyone is looking for. A race against time ensues because, when revealed, that information threatens to tear apart the corridors of power at the very highest level. The case proves to be life-changing for both Mars and Decker in ways that neither could ever have imagined. The Last Mile is the second in the Amos Decker series, following Memory Man.

The Last Mile Home Book

The Last Mile Home

  • Author : Di Morrissey
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Australian fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459622326

The Last Mile Home Book Description :

It is 1953 in a small Australian country town, a time of post-war prosperity and hope. The Holtens are wealthy, yet austere, graziers who have lived on the land for generations. The McBrides are a large and loving shearer's family who are new arrivals to the district. When the McBrides' eldest daughter falls in love with the Holtens' only son and heir, it seems impossible that they can have a future together. As conflict and tragedy confront them, it is only with great determination that their love can survive. The Last Mile Home is an unforgettable story of the power of enduring love.

The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty Book

The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty

  • Author : Laurence Chandy
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815726340

The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty Book Description :

Viewed from a global scale, steady progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty—defined by the $1.25-a-day poverty line—over the past three decades. This success has sparked renewed enthusiasm about the possibility of eradicating extreme poverty within a generation. However, progress is expected to become more difficult, and slower, over time. This book will examine three central changes that need to be overcome in traveling the last mile: breaking cycles of conflict, supporting inclusive growth, and managing shocks and risks. By uncovering new evidence and identifying new ideas and solutions for spurring peace, jobs, and resilience in poor countries, The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty will outline an agenda to inform poverty reduction strategies for governments, donors, charities, and foundations around the world. Contents Part I: Peace: Breaking the Cycle of Conflict External finance for state and peace building, Marcus Manuel and Alistair McKechnie, Overseas Development Institute Reforming international cooperation to improve the sustainability of peace, Bruce Jones, Brookings and New York University Bridging state and local communities through livelihood improvements, Ryutaro Murotani, JICA, and Yoichi Mine, JICA-RI and Doshisha University Postconflict trajectories and the potential for poverty reduction, Gary Milante, SIPRI Part II: Jobs: Supporting Inclusive Growth Structural change and Africa's poverty puzzle, John Page, Brookings Public goods for private jobs: lessons from the Pacific, Shane Evans, Michael Carnahan and Alice Steele, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia Strategies for inclusive development in agrarian Sub-Saharan countries, Akio Hosono, JICA-RI The role of agriculture in poverty reduction, John McArthur, Brookings, UN Foundation, and Fung Global Institute Part III: Resilience: Managing Shocks and Risks Environmental stress and conflict, Stephen Smith, George Washington University and Brookings Toward

Steve McQueen Book

Steve McQueen

  • Author : Barbara McQueen
  • Publisher : Dalton Watson
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 1854432559

Steve McQueen Book Description :

Barbara McQueen recalls life with her famous husband Steve McQueen. The book is a revised edition of her previous volume, Steve McQueen, The Last Mile with corrections and six additional chapters. It also includes a section on the Asbestos Disease Awareness Association, drawing attention to ways to prevent the disease that killed McQueen.

The Last Mile Book

The Last Mile

  • Author : Frank A. McAlister
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1922
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433076081748

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The Memory Man Book

The Memory Man

  • Author : Mark Lewis
  • Publisher : Mark Lewis
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476131986

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The Last Mile Book

The Last Mile

  • Author : Jason Wolf
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822028614360

The Last Mile Book Description :

Introduces the technology, shortcomings, and potential of broadband, explains its implementation in businesses, and suggests ways for companies to use broadband to increase productivity.

Broadband Last Mile Book

Broadband Last Mile

  • Author : Nikil Jayant
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351836685

Broadband Last Mile Book Description :

Broadband Last Mile: Access Technologies for Multimedia Communications provides in-depth treatments of access technologies and the applications that rely upon them or support them. It examines innovations and enhancements along multiple dimensions in access, with the overarching goal of ensuring that the last mile is not the weak link in the broadband chain. Written by experts from the academic and commercial segments of the field, the book's self-contained sections address topics related to the disciplines of communications, networking, computing, and signal processing. The core of this treatment contains contemporary reviews of broadband pipes in the classes of copper, cable, fiber, wireless, and satellite. It emphasizes the coexistence of these classes within a network, the importance of optical communications for unprecedented bandwidth, and the flexibility and mobility provided by wireless. The book also includes perspective on the increasingly important topic of network management, providing insights that are true regardless of the nature of the pipe. The text concludes with a discussion of newly emerging applications and broadband services. This book offers an all-in-one treatment of the physical pipes and network architectures that make rich and increasingly personalized applications possible. It serves as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners working in the increasingly pervasive field of broadband.

Last Mile Book
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Last Mile

  • Author : Katie Ashley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698192362

Last Mile Book Description :

Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club…. After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating. Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend. Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan Book

The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan

  • Author : Tamer Samah Rabie
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464810701

The Last Mile to Quality Service Delivery in Jordan Book Description :

A growing body of research suggests that the quantity and quality of structural inputs of education and healthcare services such as infrastructure, classroom and medical supplies, and even teacher and medical training are largely irrelevant if teachers and healthcare providers do not exert the requisite effort to translate these inputs into effective teaching and medical service. To exert adquate effort, providers must feel they are accountable for the quality of service they provide. Yet a sense of accountability among providers does not necessarily occur naturally, often requiring mechanisms to monitor and incentivize provider effort. The literature on improving provider accountability has under-emphasized the role of monitoring practices by school principals and chief medical officers. This study begins to fill this gap by investigating the role of within-facility accountability mechanisms in the education and health sectors of Jordan. To do this, an analysis of existing and original data from these sectors was conducted in which the association of within-facility monitoring and provider effort was quantified. The results indicate that within-facility monitoring is underutilized in both sectors and is a consistent predictor of higher provider effort.

The Last Mile Book

The Last Mile

  • Author : Brenda Williams
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 1619043602

The Last Mile Book Description :

The Last Mile is written to help prepare a person for death. It is written to encourage anyone male or female, rich or poor to make peace with God and to help heal the brokenness in families and in other relationships. This is Brenda's first book. Her calling is minister to hurting people and seeing God deliver them from their pain. Brenda is an Ordained Minister. She retired from the Keebler/Kellogg Company in 2004. She now enjoys driving a school bus of pre-k and head start students, for a school district in a suburb of Chicago. When not working, Brenda enjoys her summers at Kentucky Lake boating and fishing. She also, enjoys traveling with her family and friends across our great country.

Reaching the Last Mile Book

Reaching the Last Mile

  • Author : Elaine Tinsley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1120905752

Reaching the Last Mile Book Description :

Bringing essential services to the poor, whether in remote rural areas, provincial towns, or in the slums of megacities, is a great challenge for governments in developing countries. Lack of governmental capacity and fiscal resources at the national and local levels prevents effective public provision of water, power, education, and health services to the poor. And private firms, which often step in to serve the middle and upper classes, are dissuaded by high risks and low affordability from providing these services to the poor, or what is sometimes referred to as "the last mile." In contrast, social enterprises have been able to provide basic goods and services to the poor. This is the gap that the present book aims to fill. It catalogues over 40 of the most effective market-based solutions for service delivery to the poor brought about by social enterprises. It tracks how stylized business models have been developed to address development challenges. The sectors covered are education, energy, health, waste, water, sanitation, and finance. The book's analysis employs and greatly benefits from systematically applying a common framework that helps explain the relevance and implementation of the model for even general development practitioners.

The Last Miles Book

The Last Miles

  • Author : George Cole
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2007-07-17
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 0472032607

The Last Miles Book Description :

The story of the final recordings of one of the greatest jazz musicians of the twentieth century

The Geography of Transport Systems Book
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The Geography of Transport Systems

  • Author : Jean-Paul Rodrigue
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136777325

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Description :

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

The Last Mile Book

The Last Mile

  • Author : Aria Anne Camaione-Lind
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Capital punishment
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:70002346

The Last Mile Book Description :

This thesis uses films to analyze the death penalty in the United States. I studied twenty-one films either about the death penalty or include important death penalty/ execution scenes. I settled on the post-1987 time period because all but three of those films were major motion picture releases. The sample for this thesis consisted of seven films; five films illustrated the ways in which film legitimated the death penalty and two films illustrated the ways in which film challenged the use of the death penalty.

The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks Book

The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks

  • Author : Stephen B. Weinstein
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118250532

The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks Book Description :

Describes the major architectures, standards, and technologies of Passive Optical Networks (PONs) The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks provides readers with a concise explanation of the key features of Passive Optical Networks (PONs); the different types of PON architectures and standards; key issues of PON devices, management, and implementation; and the promising business opportunities in access networks. Written for a broad audience, ranging from developers to users, this indispensable book provides an understanding o the evolutionary path of PON access systems and their positioning with respect to the cable, copper, and wireless competitors for broadband access networks. In addition, The ComSoc Guide to Passive Optical Networks: Provides brief, high-level overviews of the architectures and applications of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) or Fiber-to-the-Curb (FTTC) access networks and the alternative HFC, subscriber line, and WiMAX access systems Awards readers with a clear understanding of what BPON, GPON, WDM-PON and EPON are and how they work, together with an introduction to their respective standards Carefully defines all acronyms and technical terms, making the book accessible to those who may not be specialists in this area Gives readers an appreciation of the last mile problems in telecommunications access networks, and the opportunities in optical-wireless integration

The Fix Book
Score: 4
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The Fix

  • Author : David Baldacci
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455586554

The Fix Book Description :

In this "perfect 'fix' for the thriller aficionado" (Associated Press) and #1 New York Times bestseller, maverick FBI detective Amos Decker must forge an uneasy alliance with the Defense Intelligence Agency to prevent an international incident that could spell the end of the United States as we know it. Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter -- a family man with a successful consulting business -- and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government -- or worse, an international terrorist group -- and an attack may be imminent. Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late.

Is the Last Mile the Longest  Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries Book

Is the Last Mile the Longest Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries

  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264300040

Is the Last Mile the Longest Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries Book Description :

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have led the way for modern family and gender policy. This report shows that improvements in gender equality have contributed considerably to their economic growth.

The Last Mile of the Way Book

The Last Mile of the Way

  • Author : Mrs. Fred DeWeerd
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1937*
  • Genre: Clergy
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:32304774

The Last Mile of the Way Book Description :