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This New York Times–bestselling chapter in the Hugo Award–winning Space Odyssey series is “intriguing and satisfying . . . the all-round best Odyssey so far” (Kirkus Reviews). The third book in Clarke’s beloved Space Odyssey continues the story of Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths and the alien intelligences behind them. Floyd is chosen as one of a handful of celebrity guests to witness the first manned touchdown on the surface of Halley’s Comet on the privately-owned spaceship Universe. But on Jupiter’s moon Europa, scientists have spotted the sudden appearance of a single diamond the size of a mountain—a fragment of Jupiter’s core. When the spaceship Galaxy is hijacked and forced to crash into Europa’s ocean, the Universe is diverted from its original mission to rescue the crew. Now Heywood Floyd must once again survive an encounter with HAL, David Bowman, and the mysterious monolith-building race with its own inscrutable agenda to shape the destiny of the human race.

2061 스페이스 오디세이

2061 스페이스 오디세이 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 아서 C. 클라크
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Cold War at 30,000 Feet

Cold War at 30,000 Feet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey A. Engel
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In a gripping story of international power and deception, Jeffrey Engel reveals the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain in a new and far more competitive light. As allies, they fought communism. As rivals, they locked horns over which would lead the Cold War fight. In the quest for sovereignty and hegemony, one important key was airpower, which created jobs, forged ties with the developing world, and, perhaps most importantly in a nuclear world, ensured military superiority. Only the United States and Britain were capable of supplying the post-war world’s ravenous appetite for aircraft. The Americans hoped to use this dominance as a bludgeon not only against the Soviets and Chinese, but also against any ally that deviated from Washington’s rigid brand of anticommunism. Eager to repair an economy shattered by war and never as committed to unflinching anticommunism as their American allies, the British hoped to sell planes even beyond the Iron Curtain, reaping profits, improving East-West relations, and garnering the strength to withstand American hegemony. Engel traces the bitter fights between these intimate allies from Europe to Latin America to Asia as each sought control over the sale of aircraft and technology throughout the world. The Anglo–American competition for aviation supremacy affected the global balance of power and the fates of developing nations such as India, Pakistan, and China. But without aviation, Engel argues, Britain would never have had the strength to function as a brake upon American power, the way trusted allies should.

Financial and Administrative Organization and Development

Financial and Administrative Organization and Development Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stanford Jay Shaw
Editor: Princeton University Press
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Financial and Administrative Organization and Development by Stanford Jay Shaw Summary

Since the opening of the Ottoman Archives, research on the history of the Ottoman Empire prior to 1800 has resulted primarily in the publication of individual financial and administrative records, sometimes with analysis. Dr. Shaw's study is the first effort to use all the available records concerning an individual province, synthesizing them into an exhaustive study of Egypt’s administration under Ottoman rule, from its conquest in 1517 until the French invasion of Egypt in 1798. A unique work of scholarship, the book shows in detail the changes made over the centuries, and is based both on the local archives and on the Imperial Ottoman archives located in Istanbul. Originally published in 1962. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Tables of IGC Cosmic Ray Data

Tables of IGC Cosmic Ray Data Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. A. Simpson
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Tables of IGC Cosmic Ray Data by J. A. Simpson Summary

Annals of the International Geophysical Year, Volume 28: Tables of IGC Cosmic Ray Data, Part III contains tabulations of International Geophysical Cooperation's cosmic ray activity data. This book includes lists of stations and investigators from whom further information on the cosmic ray apparatus can be obtained. In order to prepare the data on the following pages for publication, the data are first put on punched cards and then checked for correctness essentially by repunching, thus minimizing errors of transcription and also facilitate some computations which have been made with some of the data. Tabulating machines are then used to print the data on standard forms and the data are photographed for reproduction. As a further insurance against errors, carbon copies of the data sheets are sent to all investigators to be checked. The data marked as verified in the table of contents have been returned to the data center and the corrections made. This book will prove useful to geophysical researchers.

Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2008

Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2008 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Wagner
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 28th Annual International Cryptology Conference, CRYPTO 2008, held in Santa Barbara, CA, USA in August 2008. The 32 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 184 submissions. Addressing all current foundational, theoretical and research aspects of cryptology, cryptography, and cryptanalysis as well as advanced applications, the papers are organized in topical sections on random oracles, applications, public-key crypto, hash functions, cryptanalysis, multiparty computation, privacy, zero knowledge, and oblivious transfer.

Critical Point Theory and Hamiltonian Systems

Critical Point Theory and Hamiltonian Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean Mawhin
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FACHGEB The last decade has seen a tremendous development in critical point theory in infinite dimensional spaces and its application to nonlinear boundary value problems. In particular, striking results were obtained in the classical problem of periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems. This book provides a systematic presentation of the most basic tools of critical point theory: minimization, convex functions and Fenchel transform, dual least action principle, Ekeland variational principle, minimax methods, Lusternik- Schirelmann theory for Z2 and S1 symmetries, Morse theory for possibly degenerate critical points and non-degenerate critical manifolds. Each technique is illustrated by applications to the discussion of the existence, multiplicity, and bifurcation of the periodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems. Among the treated questions are the periodic solutions with fixed period or fixed energy of autonomous systems, the existence of subharmonics in the non-autonomous case, the asymptotically linear Hamiltonian systems, free and forced superlinear problems. Application of those results to the equations of mechanical pendulum, to Josephson systems of solid state physics and to questions from celestial mechanics are given. The aim of the book is to introduce a reader familiar to more classical techniques of ordinary differential equations to the powerful approach of modern critical point theory. The style of the exposition has been adapted to this goal. The new topological tools are introduced in a progressive but detailed way and immediately applied to differential equation problems. The abstract tools can also be applied to partial differential equations and the reader will also find the basic references in this direction in the bibliography of more than 500 items which concludes the book. ERSCHEIN

Advances in Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery

Advances in Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yong Liu,Lipo Wang,Liang Zhao,Zhengtao Yu
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This book discusses the recent advances in natural computation, fuzzy systems and knowledge discovery. Presenting selected, peer-reviewed papers from the 15th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2019), held in Kunming, China, from 20 to 22 July 2019, it is a useful resource for researchers, including professors and graduate students, as well as R&D staff in industry.

2061. Harmadik űrodisszeia

2061. Harmadik űrodisszeia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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2061. Harmadik űrodisszeia by Arthur C. Clarke Summary

Évtizedek teltek el a holdi Monolit és a földönkívüli szupercivilizáció felfedezése óta. Bolygóink egén azóta két nap világít, és a Jupiter egyik kísérőjéből egy újszülött értelem bölcsője lett, tiltott terület az ember számára. Dr. Heywood Floyd, a kozmikus lavinát elindító egykori küldetés földi irányítója jócskán megöregedett. Izgalmaktól mentes életébe némi színt akar vinni egy utolsó kirándulással a Naprendszerbe visszatérő Halley-üstököshöz, de a sors mást tervez számára: hirtelen ismét világrengető események középpontjában találja magát, ahol az emberi kapzsiság és a kifürkészhetetlen idegen gondolkodás útjai keresztezik egymást – végzetes következményekkel. Űrhajóeltérítés, kényszerleszállás és egy rendkívüli mentőakció története a világhírű Űrodisszeia-sorozat harmadik kötetében, mely mesteri módon készíti elő a tetralógia méltó lezárását. „Művészi módon ír a világegyetem csodáiról, szövegében a tudományos precizitás tisztelete vegyül a döbbenetes költőiséggel.” – New York Times Book Review „Lebilincselő olvasmány!” – New Scientist

Veterinary Medicine - E-BOOK

Veterinary Medicine - E-BOOK Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter D. Constable,Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Stanley H. Done,Walter Gruenberg
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Veterinary Medicine - E-BOOK by Peter D. Constable,Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Stanley H. Done,Walter Gruenberg Summary

Treat the diseases affecting large animals! Veterinary Medicine, 11th Edition provides up-to-date information on the diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Comprehensive coverage includes the principles of clinical examination and making a diagnosis, along with specific therapy recommendations. For easier use, this edition has been divided into two volumes and restructured into a logical, anatomically based approach to disease. From internationally known veterinary experts Peter Constable, Kenneth Hinchcliff, Stanley Done, and Walter Grünberg, this book is the definitive, one-stop reference for farm animal and equine care. Comprehensive coverage includes information essential to any large-animal veterinarian, especially those working with horses, cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs. Coverage of diseases addresses major large-animal diseases of all countries, including foreign animal and emerging diseases. User-friendly format makes it easier to quickly absorb key information. Quick review/synopsis sections make important information on complex diseases easy to find. NEW! Convenient, easy-access format is organized by organ systems, and divides the content into two compact volumes with the same authoritative coverage. Nearly 200 new color photographs and line drawings are included in this edition. NEW full-color design improves navigation, clarifies subject headings, and includes more boxes, tables, and charts for faster reference. New Diseases Primarily Affecting the Reproductive System chapter is added. Updated and expanded chapter on pharmacotherapy lists therapeutic interventions and offers treatment boxes and principles of antibiotic use. Expanded sections on herd health include biosecurity and infection control, and valuable Strength of Evidence boxes. NEW or extensively revised sections include topics such as the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viral epidemics of ruminants in Europe, Wesselbron disease in cattle, hypokalemia in adult cattle, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, Hendra virus infection, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, torque teno virus, and numerous recently identified congenital and inherited disorders of large animals. Additional content is provided on lameness in cattle and the diseases of cervids.

Benchmarks for Science Literacy

Benchmarks for Science Literacy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Published to glowing praise in 1990, Science for All Americans defined the science-literate American--describing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes all students should retain from their learning experience--and offered a series of recommendations for reforming our system of education in science, mathematics, and technology. Benchmarks for Science Literacy takes this one step further. Created in close consultation with a cross-section of American teachers, administrators, and scientists, Benchmarks elaborates on the recommendations to provide guidelines for what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12. These grade levels offer reasonable checkpoints for student progress toward science literacy, but do not suggest a rigid formula for teaching. Benchmarks is not a proposed curriculum, nor is it a plan for one: it is a tool educators can use as they design curricula that fit their student's needs and meet the goals first outlined in Science for All Americans. Far from pressing for a single educational program, Project 2061 advocates a reform strategy that will lead to more curriculum diversity than is common today. IBenchmarks emerged from the work of six diverse school-district teams who were asked to rethink the K-12 curriculum and outline alternative ways of achieving science literacy for all students. These teams based their work on published research and the continuing advice of prominent educators, as well as their own teaching experience. Focusing on the understanding and interconnection of key concepts rather than rote memorization of terms and isolated facts, Benchmarks advocates building a lasting understanding of science and related fields. In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy require habits of mind that will enable citizens to understand the world around them, make some sense of new technologies as they emerge and grow, and deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and technology--as well as the relationship of these disciplines to the arts, humanities, and vocational sciences--making science literacy relevant to all students, regardless of their career paths. If Americans are to participate in a world shaped by modern science and mathematics, a world where technological know-how will offer the keys to economic and political stability in the twenty-first century, education in these areas must become one of the nation's highest priorities. Together with Science for All Americans, Benchmarks for Science Literacy offers a bold new agenda for the future of science education in this country, one that is certain to prepare our children for life in the twenty-first century.

Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study

Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Page Keeley,Cheryl M. Rose
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The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process provides a professional development strategy that links mathematics standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

London’s Waterfront 1100–1666: Excavations in Thames Street, London, 1974–84

London’s Waterfront 1100–1666: Excavations in Thames Street, London, 1974–84 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Schofield,Lyn Blackmore,Jacqui Pearce
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London’s Waterfront 1100–1666: Excavations in Thames Street, London, 1974–84 by John Schofield,Lyn Blackmore,Jacqui Pearce Summary

This book presents and celebrates the mile-long Thames Street in the City of London and the land south of it to the River Thames as an archaeological asset. Four Museum of London excavations of 1974–84 are presented: Swan Lane, Seal House, New Fresh Wharf and Billingsgate Lorry Park. Here the findings of the period 1100–1666 are presented.

Mode 3 Knowledge Production in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems

Mode 3 Knowledge Production in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elias G. Carayannis,David F.J. Campbell
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Mode 3 Knowledge Production in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems by Elias G. Carayannis,David F.J. Campbell Summary

Developed and developing economies alike face increased resource scarcity and competitive rivalry. In this context, science and technology appear as an essential source of competitive and sustainable advantage at national and regional levels. However, the key determinant of their efficacy is the quality and quantity of entrepreneurship-enabled innovation that unlocks and captures the benefits of the science enterprise in the form of private, public or hybrid goods. Linking basic and applied research with the market, via technology transfer and commercialization mechanisms, including government-university-industry partnerships and capital investments, constitutes the essential trigger mechanism and driving force of sustainable competitive advantage and prosperity. In this volume, the authors define the terms and principles of knowledge creation, diffusion, and use, and establish a theoretical framework for their study. In particular, they focus on the “Quadruple Helix” model, through which government, academia, industry, and civil society are seen as key actors promoting a democratic approach to innovation through which strategy development and decision making are exposed to feedback from key stakeholders, resulting in socially accountable policies and practices.

Bold Ventures - Volume 1

Bold Ventures - Volume 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Raizen,E.D. Britton
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This book, based on detailed studies of eight innovations in mathematics and science education, has many insights to offer on current school reform. Since each innovation studied has taken its own unique approach, the set as a whole spans the spectrum from curriculum development to systemic reform, from c- centrating on particular school populations to addressing all of K-12 education. Yet these reform projects share a common context, a world view on what m- ters in science and mathematics for students of the 1990s and beyond, conv- tions about what constitutes effective instruction, and some notions about how school change can be brought about. These commonalities are drawn out in the book and illustrated with examples from the individual case studies that are reportedin full in BoldVentures, Volumes 2 and 3. The eight innovations—all of them projects that are well-known, at least by name, to U. S. audiences—are briefly described in chapter 1. Each was the s- ject of an in-depth, three-year case study. The research teams analyzed many documents, attended numerous project meetings, visited multiple sites, condu- ed dozens of individual interviews. The team leaders, having spent much time with mathematics or science education over long careers, looked at these reform projects through several lenses; the teams sifted through the mountains of data they had collected in order to tell the story of each project in rich detail.

Learning to Live Together

Learning to Live Together Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David A. Hamburg M.D.,Beatrix A. Hamburg M.D.
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Learning to Live Together by David A. Hamburg M.D.,Beatrix A. Hamburg M.D. Summary

With a view to deepening our understanding of sources of hatred and prejudice, this book uses a developmental and evolutionary perspective to explore and explain the process by which our beliefs are conveyed to the youngest members of society. Discussing the psychological obstacles to peaceful relations between groups, the authors focus on the developmental processes by which we can work to diminish ethnocentrism, prejudice, and hatred, which children learn from a very early age. Until now, scholarship and practice in international relations have gravely neglected crucial psychological aspects of these terrible problems and have not yet explored the educational opportunities related to them. Addressing these promising lines of inquiry and innovation, this book fosters a more humane and less violent development in childhood and adolescence. Educators, religious leaders, developmental and social psychologists, will find this a valuable resource, as will a socially concerned segment of the public who are looking for practical ways to work for peace.

Water-soluble Vitamin Assays in Human Nutrition

Water-soluble Vitamin Assays in Human Nutrition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G.F.M. Ball
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...this is a valuable addition to the food analyst;s library. It brings together a well balanced account of the methods available an the literature cited will provide the analyst with all the details needed for setting up water-soluble vitamin assays and further reading to understand why these vitamins are important to those concerned with human nutrition. ' - International Journal of Food Science and Technology This book is of practical use as a tool and reference work of laboratory managers, senior analysts and laboratory technicians in food and vitamin manufactrurinf companies, for those in govenment and research institutes and for medical researchers, public analyst and nutritionist, It can also be recommended for a broad audience including lectures, students of natural sciences and food technologist. - lesbensm Wiss und Technol.'I recommend Water-soluble vitamins Assays in Human Nutrition not only to scientist in academia and industry and students in all food related fields as a valuable and easily used reference... it wll most likely be the first book I reach for when the inevitable question arises.April 1994Price: 115.00UK

Heroes and Saints

Heroes and Saints Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis Granoff,Koichi Shinohara
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The present volume makes a unique contribution to the study of dying in ancient cultures by focusing on what happens in the critical moments before death. Employing a wide range of literary sources, the essays in this volume focus exclusively on the moment of death and practices associated with the transition from this world to the next. Five of the essays deal with Asian religions, primarily Buddhism in India, Tibet, China, and Japan. The other five essays deal with the moment of death in the West, old Norse-Icelandic, Old English, and the Judeo-Christian tradition. The authors explore the many ways in which the good death was envisioned. Remarkable parallels emerge between the good death in religious texts and in heroic sagas . Despite the diversity of cultures, time periods and religious traditions represented in these essays, this volume vividly illustrates the fundamental human need to see in the inevitable moment of death a possibility of choice and a promise of hope.

Gramps Talks About Spirits

Gramps Talks About Spirits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Tworek
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The young lady had talked with her grandfather many times during her thirteen-year life, but now that she was becoming a woman, the depth of conversation went deeper than ever before. What began as an ordinary sunset walk around the lake evolved into an opportunity for the elderly teacher to share his beliefs about life, love, religion, the spirit world, and yes, death. One of the many challenges facing her as a young teenager was the constant desire to separate fact from fiction. By the time the walk ended under the light of the stars and the moon, the granddaughter had filled her mind with even more questions and ideas that would prompt deeper curiosity and decision-making throughout the future years of her life.

Flagship Universities in Africa

Flagship Universities in Africa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Damtew Teferra
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This book advances an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of flagship universities in Africa – the largest, most selective, and most prestigious universities on the continent. The book draws on a range of country-specific case-studies, including Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia, to explore a range of issues associated with flagship universities and their role in higher education in Africa. . Newly-established institutions in new nation states, and states emerging from conflict, often rely on these flagship universities to train their academics, and build their intelligentsia; flagship universities are thus capacity-builders and trend-setters in their respective countries and sub-regions. This volume brings together a range of scholars to celebrate the impact, influence and contributions of African universities, not only within Africa, but across the globe The book will be of great significance to students and researchers in the field of education, particularly those with an interest in sociology and politics of higher education.

The Global Offensive

The Global Offensive Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Thomas Chamberlin
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On March 21, 1968, Yasir Arafat and his guerrillas made the fateful decision to break with conventional guerrilla tactics, choosing to stand and fight an Israeli attack on the al-Karama refugee camp in Jordan. They suffered terrible casualties, but they won a stunning symbolic victory that transformed Arafat into an Arab hero and allowed him to launch a worldwide campaign, one that would reshape Cold War diplomacy and revolutionary movements everywhere. In The Global Offensive, historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context. After defeat in the 1967 war, the crushing of a guerrilla campaign on the West Bank, and the attack on al-Karama, Arafat and his fellow guerilla fighters opened a global offensive aimed at achieving national liberation for the Palestinian people. In doing so, they reinvented themselves as players on the world stage, combining controversial armed attacks, diplomacy, and radical politics. They forged a network of nationalist revolutionaries, making alliances with South African rebels, Latin American insurrectionists, and Vietnamese Communists. They persuaded the United Nations to take up their agenda, and sent Americans and Soviets scrambling as these stateless forces drew new connections across the globe. "The Vietnamese and Palestinian people have much in common," General Vo Nguyen Giap would tell Arafat, "just like two people suffering from the same illness." Richard Nixon's views mirrored Giap's: "You cannot separate what happens to America in Vietnam from the Mideast or from Europe or any place else." Deftly argued and based on extensive new research, The Global Offensive will change the way we think of the history of not only the PLO, but also the Cold War and international relations since.

Modern Software Engineering Concepts and Practices: Advanced Approaches

Modern Software Engineering Concepts and Practices: Advanced Approaches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dogru, Ali H.,Bi‡er, Veli
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Software engineering has advanced rapidly in recent years in parallel with the complexity and scale of software systems. New requirements in software systems yield innovative approaches that are developed either through introducing new paradigms or extending the capabilities of well-established approaches. Modern Software Engineering Concepts and Practices: Advanced Approaches provides emerging theoretical approaches and their practices. This book includes case studies and real-world practices and presents a range of advanced approaches to reflect various perspectives in the discipline.

Dogen's Formative Years

Dogen's Formative Years Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Takashi James Kodera
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Originally published in 1980. Dogen was the founder of the Soto School of Zen and one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Japanese Buddhism. When originally published, this historical and textual study was the first to examine in detail the line of continuity between Dogen and his Chinese predecessors, through his Chinese master, Ju-ching.

The Old Testament and the Archaeologist

The Old Testament and the Archaeologist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hubert Darrell Lance
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The Old Testament and the Archaeologist by Hubert Darrell Lance Summary

The recovery of the history of the ancient Near East through archaeology is one of the major achievements of the modern age. Although the impact of this new knowledge on biblical matters is briefly surveyed, the main concern of this book is with the methods that archaeologists use in going about their work. Lance discusses the principles of excavation and how materials recovered are brought to bear on biblical studies. The book explains in detail the principles of stratigraphy and typology, suggests practical ways for the beginner to find needed information in the confusing array of primary and secondary publications, and takes a brief look at the future of biblical archaeology as a discipline.

Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology

Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stacey E. Mills,Joel K. Greenson,Jason L. Hornick,Teri A. Longacre,Victor E. Reuter
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Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology by Stacey E. Mills,Joel K. Greenson,Jason L. Hornick,Teri A. Longacre,Victor E. Reuter Summary

Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology is a flagship book in pathology. This classic 2-volume reference presents advanced diagnostic techniques and the latest information on all currently known diseases. The book emphasizes the practical differential diagnosis of the surgical specimen while keeping to a minimum discussion of the natural history of the disease, treatment and autopsy findings. Contributors are asked to provide their expert advice on the diagnostic evaluation of every type of specimen from every anatomic site. This approach distinguishes it and provides a style of a personal consultation.

The Falling Sky

The Falling Sky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K.A. Grant
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It is the future, when teleportation is not only feasible but now being blended with societys imaginings of physical beauty. What would you do if you could teleport your memories, longings, experiences and personality into your personal version of physical perfection? Lucy catches sight of an improved version of herself - the 3DMe - during a commercial. The Tele-P-eLastics company is advertising for candidates to trial plastic surgery during teleportation. The display takes her breath away and ignites a longing inside to become the perfect on-screen version of her physical self. She believes she is in love with a man who truly doesnt feel the same for her and this causes her to think that a re-made Lucy will catch his eye and his heart. Along comes Daniel tall, interesting, attractive and ostensibly interested in Lucy. Can he help her to see her inner beauty or will Lucy succumb to pop-cultures pressure and become the someone she believes she was meant to be?

Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Lees
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Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries by Frank Lees Summary

Safety in the process industries is critical for those who work with chemicals and hazardous substances or processes. The field of loss prevention is, and continues to be, of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, and Lees’ is a detailed reference to defending against hazards. Recognized as the standard work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals, it provides the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing three volume reference instead. The process safety encyclopedia, trusted worldwide for over 30 years Now available in print and online, to aid searchability and portability Over 3,600 print pages cover the full scope of process safety and loss prevention, compiling theory, practice, standards, legislation, case studies and lessons learned in one resource as opposed to multiple sources

Organometallic Chemistry in Industry

Organometallic Chemistry in Industry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas J. Colacot,Carin C.C. Johansson Seechurn
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Organometallic Chemistry in Industry by Thomas J. Colacot,Carin C.C. Johansson Seechurn Summary

Showcases the important role of organometallic chemistry in industrial applications and includes practical examples and case studies This comprehensive book takes a practical approach to how organometallic chemistry is being used in industrial applications. It uniquely offers numerous, real-world examples and case studies that aid working R&D researchers as well as Ph.D. and postdoc students preparing to ace interviews in order to enter the workforce. Edited by two world-leading and established industrial chemists, the book covers flow chemistry (catalytic and non-catalytic organometallic chemistry), various cross-coupling reactions (C-C, C-N, and C-B) in classical batch chemistry, conjugate addition reactions, metathesis, and C-H arylation and achiral hydrogenation reactions. Beginning with an overview of the many industrial milestones within the field over the years, Organometallic Chemistry in Industry: A Practical Approach provides chapters covering: the design, development, and execution of a continuous flow enabled API manufacturing route; continuous manufacturing as an enabling technology for low temperature organometallic chemistry; the development of a nickel-catalyzed enantioselective Mizoroki-Heck coupling; and the development of iron-catalyzed Kumada cross-coupling for the large scale production of Aliskiren intermediates. The book also examines aspects of homogeneous hydrogenation from industrial research; the latest industrial uses of olefin metathesis; and more. -Includes rare industrial case studies difficult to find in current literature -Helps readers successfully carry out their own reactions -Covers topics like flow chemistry, cross-coupling reactions, and dehydrative decarbonylation -Features a foreword by Nobel Laureate R. H. Grubbs -A perfect resource for every R&D researcher in industry -Useful for PhD students and postdocs: excellent preparation for a job interview Organometallic Chemistry in Industry: A Practical Approach is an excellent resource for all chemists, including those working in the pharmaceutical industry and organometallics.

Scale-Up in Education

Scale-Up in Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Schneider,Sarah-Kathryn McDonald
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Scale-Up in Education, Volume 2: Issues in Practice explores the challenges of implementing and assessing educational interventions in varied classroom contexts. Included are reflections on the challenges of designing studies for improving the instructional core of schools, guidelines for establishing evidence of interventions' impacts across a wide range of settings, and an assessment of national efforts to bring reform to scale in high-poverty schools.

Technology, Science Teaching, and Literacy

Technology, Science Teaching, and Literacy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth P. King
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This book deals with the use of technology in science teaching. The author is not, nor has ever had an intention of being a “techie. ” Rather, I spent the first decade of my professional life as a high school physics teacher, making occasional uses of technology to further student understanding and to automate my own teaching practices. During my graduate work, my interest in the use of technology continued. Catalyzed, to some extent by the increasing availability of graphical interfaces for computers, the realization struck that the computer was more and more becoming a tool that all teachers could use to support their teaching practice—not simply those with a passion for the technology itself. The rapid changes in the hardware and software available, however, frequently caused me to reflect on the usefulness of technology—if it were to change at such a rapid pace, would anyone, save for those who diligently focused on the development of these tools, be able to effectively use technology in science teaching? Was change to rapid to yield a useful tool for teachers? To address this interest, I examined the nature of science teaching during this century—using the equally fluid notion of “scientific literacy”—which formed the organizing principle for this study. The result is a examination of how technology was used to accomplishing this goal of producing scientifically literate citizens. What was observed is that technology, indeed, consistently came to the service of teachers as they attempted to achieve this goal.

Modelling Aging and Migration Effects on Spatial Labor Markets

Modelling Aging and Migration Effects on Spatial Labor Markets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger R. Stough,Karima Kourtit,Peter Nijkamp,Uwe Blien
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Modelling Aging and Migration Effects on Spatial Labor Markets by Roger R. Stough,Karima Kourtit,Peter Nijkamp,Uwe Blien Summary

The aging and migration megatrends and their impact on spatial – regional and local – labor market performance is the core theme of this book, and thus together define its scope and focus. The contributions provide an overview of key aging and migration issues in various countries together with analyses of their varied impacts on regional labor markets. Systematic database research and related empirical analyses are used to map out the complex and dynamic nature of these trends, while cutting-edge economic and modeling techniques are used to analyze them. In closing, the book critically reviews and assesses selected policy measures designed to cope with the effects of aging and migration on regional labor markets.

Law, Technology and Society

Law, Technology and Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Brownsword
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This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety are secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological management—designed into products, processes, places and so on—what should we make of this transformation? In an era of smart regulatory technologies, how should we understand the ‘regulatory environment’, and the ‘complexion’ of its regulatory signals? How does technological management sit with the Rule of Law and with the traditional ideals of legality, legal coherence, and respect for liberty, human rights and human dignity? What is the future for the rules of criminal law, torts and contract law—are they likely to be rendered redundant? How are human informational interests to be specified and protected? Can traditional rules of law survive not only the emergent use of technological management but also a risk management mentality that pervades the collective engagement with new technologies? Even if technological management is effective, is it acceptable? Are we ready for rule by technology? Undertaking a radical examination of the disruptive effects of technology on the law and the legal mind-set, Roger Brownsword calls for a triple act of re-imagination: first, re-imagining legal rules as one element of a larger regulatory environment of which technological management is also a part; secondly, re-imagining the Rule of Law as a constraint on the arbitrary exercise of power (whether exercised through rules or through technological measures); and, thirdly, re-imagining the future of traditional rules of criminal law, tort law, and contract law.

Comprehensive Human Physiology

Comprehensive Human Physiology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rainer Greger,Uwe Windhorst
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Comprehensive Human Physiology is a significantly important publication on physiology, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge about both the molecular mechanisms and the integrative regulation of body functions. This is the first time that such a broad range of perspectives on physiology have been combined to provide a unified overview of the field. This groundbreaking two-volume set reveals human physiology to be a highly dynamic science rooted in the ever-continuing process of learning more about life. Each chapter contains a wealth of original data, clear illustrations, and extensive references, making this a valuable and easy-to-use reference. This is the quintessential reference work in the fields of physiology and pathophysiology, essential reading for researchers, lecturers and advanced students.

Hunter-Gatherers of Early Holocene Coastal California

Hunter-Gatherers of Early Holocene Coastal California Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger H. Colten,Jon M. Erlandson
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This volume is the first to bring together a number of studies on the Early Holocene of the California coast (ca. 10,000 to 6600 BP). Erlandson and Colten haveassembled contributions that may be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars whose research pertains to any of the following: early sites in the Americas, coastal adaptations, hunter-gatherer adaptations, general Pacific coast prehistory, and the specific history of research on pre-6600 BP occupations of coastal California.

Designing Educational Project and Program Evaluations

Designing Educational Project and Program Evaluations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David A. Payne
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Drawing upon experiences at state and local level project evaluation, and based on current research in the professional literature, Payne presents a practical, systematic, and flexible approach to educational evaluations. Evaluators at all levels -- state, local and classroom -- will find ideas useful in conducting, managing, and using evaluations. Special user targets identified are state department of education personnel and local school system administrative personnel. The volume can be used by those doing evaluation projects `in the field', or as a text for graduate courses at an introductory level. The book begins with an overview of the generic evaluation process. Chapter Two is devoted to the criteria for judging the effectiveness of evaluation practice. Chapter Three addresses the all important topic of evaluation goals and objectives. Chapters Four, Five and Six basically are concerned with the approach, framework, or design of an evaluation study. Chapter Four contains a discussion of four major philosophical frameworks or metaphors and the implications of these frameworks for conducting an evaluation. Chapters Five and Six describe predominantly quantitative and qualitative designs, respectively. Design, implementation and operational issues related to instrumentation (Chapter Seven), management and decision making (Chapter Eight), and reporting and utilization of results (Chapter Nine) are next addressed. The final chapter of the book (Chapter Ten) considers the evaluation of educational products and materials.

Kid’s Eye View of Science

Kid’s Eye View of Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan J. Kovalik,Karen D. Olsen
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Rediscover science from a child's perspective and enhance your inquiry-based science toolbox with brain-based strategies that integrate science across content areas and improve student outcomes.

Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research

Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith L. Green,Judith L Green,Gregory Camilli,Patricia B. Elmore,Patricia B Elmore
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Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research by Judith L. Green,Judith L Green,Gregory Camilli,Patricia B. Elmore,Patricia B Elmore Summary

Published for the American Educational Research Association by Routledge. The Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research is a successor volume to AERA's earlier and highly acclaimed editions of Complementary Methods for Research in Education. More than any book to date (including its predecessors), this new volume brings together the wide range of research methods used to study education and makes the logic of inquiry for each method clear and accessible. Each method is described in detail, including its history, its research design, the questions that it addresses, ways of using the method, and ways of analyzing and reporting outcomes. Key features of this indispensable book include the following: Foundations Section-Part I is unique among research books. Its three chapters examine common philosophical, epistemological, and ethical issues facing researchers from all traditions, and frames ways of understanding the similarities and differences among traditions. Together they provide a tripartite lens through which to view and compare all research methods. Comprehensive Coverage-Part II (the heart of the book) presents 35 chapters on research design and analysis. Each chapter includes a brief historical overview of the research tradition, examines the questions that it addresses, and presents an example of how the approach can be used. Programs of Research-Part III examines how research programs connected to eight specific lines of inquiry have evolved over time. These chapters examine phenomena such as classroom interaction; language research; issues of race, culture, and difference; policy analysis; program evaluation; student learning; and teacher education. Complementary Methods-As the title suggests, a central mission of this book is to explore the compatibility of different research methods. Which methods can be productively brought together and for what purposes? How and on what scale can they be made compatible and what phenomena are they best suited to explore? Flexibility-The chapters in Parts II and III are largely independent. Therefore, selected portions of the book can be used in courses devoted to specific research methods and perspectives or to particular areas of education. Likewise, established researchers interested in acquiring new techniques or greater expertise in a given methodology will find this an indispensable reference volume. This handbook is appropriate for any of the following audiences: faculty teaching and graduate students studying education research, education researchers and other scholars seeking an accessible overview of state-of-the-art knowledge about specific methods, policy analysts and other professionals needing to better understand research methods, and academic and research libraries serving these audiences.


Trap Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lilja Sigurðardóttir
Editor: Orenda Books
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DIVHigh-stakes jeopardy presides when young mother is forced into smuggling cocaine, in a dark and original, nail-bitingly fast-paced thriller from one of the queens of Icelandic Noir… ‘Tough, uncompromising and unsettling' Val McDermid ‘Tense and pacey, this intriguing mix of white-collar and white-powder crime could certainly be enjoyed as a standalone, but I would suggest reading its excellent predecessor, Snare, first' Laura Wilson, Guardian Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she's finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she's back to square one … and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see her. And that's not all … Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they'll stop at nothing to get it back. With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi, on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren't as straightforward as they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk… Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. ‘A tense thriller with a highly unusual plot and interesting characters' Marcel Berlins, The Times ‘With characters you can't help sympathising with against your better judgement, Sigurdardottir takes the reader on a breathtaking ride … Stylish, taut and compelling' Jon Coates, Daily Express ‘PacEy and tense, Trap is full of delicious carnage that could translate well to the screen' New Zealand Listener ‘This is a searing portrait of the less salubrious parts of the Icelandic psyche as well as a riveting thriller' Sunday Express ‘Tense, edgy and delivering more than a few unexpected twists and turns' The Times Crime Club 'Sharp shocks of chapters hit with increasing energy ... a towering powerhouse of read and I gobbled it up in one intense sitting' Liz Robinson, LoveReading ‘The intricate plot is breathtakingly original, with many twists and turns you never see coming. Thriller of the year' New York Journal of Books ‘Sigurdardottir provides a skillful combination of Nordic noir, hardboiled financial thriller and high-octane narco drama, filled with sympathetic characters that you can't help identifying with even as they break the law' Crime Fiction Lover ‘The action is fast, helped by the short chapters switching us from one set of characters to another, the villains ruthless, and the undercover world of Iceland vividly evoked. A treat for fans' Promoting Crime ‘Smart, ambitious and hugely satisfying' Eva Dolan ‘An enthralling tale of love and crime' Michael Ridpath ‘Zips along with tension building and building' James Oswald 'An emotional suspense rollercoaster on a par with The Firm' Alexandra Sokoloff ‘Compelling … this is prime binge-reading' Book

Selecting Instructional Materials

Selecting Instructional Materials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Developing the Capacity to Select Effective Instructional Materials
Editor: National Academies Press
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Selecting Instructional Materials by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Developing the Capacity to Select Effective Instructional Materials Summary

The National Science Education Standards set broad content goals for teaching grades K-12. For science teaching programs to achieve these goalsâ€"indeed, for science teaching to be most effectiveâ€"teachers and students need textbooks, lab kits, videos, and other materials that are clear, accurate, and help students achieve the goals set by the standards. Selecting Instructional Materials provides a rigorously field-tested procedure to help education decisionmakers evaluate and choose materials for the science classroom. The recommended procedure is unique, adaptable to local needs, and realistic given the time and money limitations typical to school districts. This volume includes a guide outlining the entire process for school district facilitators, and provides review instruments for each step. It critically reviews the current selection process for science teaching materials--in the 20 states where the state board of education sets forth a recommended list and in the 30 states where materials are selected entirely by local decisionmakers. Selecting Instructional Materials explores how purchasing decisions are influenced by parent attitudes, political considerations, and the marketing skills of those who produce and sell science teaching materials. It will be indispensable to state and local education decisionmakers, science program administrators and teachers, and science education advocates.

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