Friday, 21 January 2011

Fuzzy Logic in Chemistry



Fuzzy Logic in Chemistry
Dennis H. Rouvray | 1997-03-27 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 364 | Analytic
Fuzzy Logic has gained increasing acceptance as a way to deal with complexity and uncertainty in many areas of science and engineering. This book is the first to address its practical applications to chemical systems. Ten distinguished authors discuss the role of fuzzy logic in the characterization of a variety of chemical concepts, including chirality, quantum systems, molecular engineering and design, and hierarchical classification methods. Fuzzy Logic in Chemistry will appeal to both students and professionals who are seeking to learn more about theory and applications in an area of growing importance to the physical sciences.

Key Features
* The first book on the applications of fuzzy logic in chemistry
* Covers a topic relevant to many disciplines, including molecular design
* Discusses applications of fuzzy logic to the physical sciences, a rapidly growing area
* Features chapters from highly distinguished authors in the physical sciences
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A surprising thing about this book is that it appears to be the first to use fuzzy logic in chemistry. Given that it was published in 1997, that seems rather late, since fuzzy logic was well established in computing and electric engineering in the 1980s.



Ah, but better late than never. Since most chemists have never dealt with fuzzy logic, the editor chose the wise step of having several research chemists write the chapters. Hopefully, this will ease acceptance of the method amongst chemists.



The subjects of the chapters tend to be hard, unsurprisingly. No softball simple textbook examples. Instead, we deal with issues like determining the shape of a large molecule, or the design of a drug.

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Electronically Scanned Arrays



Electronically Scanned Arrays
Robert J.Mailloux | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | Morgan & Claypool Publishers | 2007 | Electrical Engineering
Scanning arrays present the radar or communications engineer with the ultimate in antenna flexibility. They also present a multitude of new opportunities and new challenges that need to be addressed. In order to describe the needs for scanned array development, this book begins with a brief discussion of the history that led to present array antennas. This text is a compact but comprehensive treatment of the scanned array, from the underlying basis for array pattern behavior to the engineering choices leading to successful design. The book describes the scanned array in terms of radiation from apertures and wire antennas and introduces the effects resulting directly from scanning, including beam broadening, impedance mismatch and gain reduction and pattern squint and those effects of array periodicity including grating and quantization lobes and array blindness.
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Hard-Disk Basics


Hard-Disk Basics
Compiled by Mehedi Hasan | 2005-01-01 00:00:00 | | 738 | Hardware
Note: 738 pages with color illustrations.
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California Leveled Science Readers (Grade 2)



California Leveled Science Readers (Grade 2)
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
California Leveled Science Readers (Grade 2)
Pearson | 2008 | ISBN: 0328235075 | PDF | 33,7 MB
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The American Language of Rights



The American Language of Rights
Richard A. Primus | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 284 | Sociology
Richard A. Primus examines three crucial periods in American history (the late eighteenth century, the Civil War and the 1950s and 1960s) and demonstrates how the conceptions of rights prevailing at each of these times grew out of opposition to concrete political cases. In the first study of its kind, Primus highlights the influence of totalitarianism (in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union) on the language of rights. This book will be a major contribution to contemporary political theory, of interest to scholars and students in politics and government, constitutional law, and American history.
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The Definitive Guide to Magento



The Definitive Guide to Magento
| 2009-12-21 00:00:00 | | 0 | Web Application Development


This book takes a comprehensive look at Magento, a robust and flexible e-commerce platform built on the Zend framework. With over 750,000 downloads, Magento is the fastest growing open source e-commerce solution. This book walks you through all of the steps necessary to build a fully functional Magento-based web site. It also includes information on managing products, customers, and orders. This book is directed at web site designers and developers, but will also be extremely useful for business owners who have web sites built on the Magento platform.

Introduces you to Magento, the fastest-growing open source e-commerce platform Demonstrates how to configure and use Magento Covers how to customize Magento and develop extensions for the Magento platform What you?ll learn How to install and set up a Magento based e-commerce web site How to effectively manage products, customers, and orders How to sell products through Magento How to design a custom Magento web site How to add content to your Magento web site How to create your own Magento extensions Who is this book for?

Current and prospective web site designers and web developers; small business owners who want an online presence



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Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers



Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers
Ann Raimes | 2004-04-05 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 192 | English as a Foreign Language
Grammar Troublespots, 3rd edition, provides an excellent aid for ESL writing students at the high intermediate level and above. It helps them identify and correct the typical errors that they are likely to make as they attempt to write, with the emphasis in this new edition on errors made in writing formal academic discourse. The book has 21 units. Each one examines an area of grammar, such as verb tense choice, article usage and modals, and then pinpoints the most troublesome grammar points within that area. Each unit provides a straightforward description of the grammar point, supported by plentiful clear examples, grammar charts and tables. The two-color new edition will be easier to use, with exercises such as error identification, error correction and sentence construction tasks consistently following each grammar point. Each unit ends with a writing assignment and a flowchart to help students diagnose their writing problems and edit their writing.
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it's really a good deal, if I bought it in a book store, it would cost me about 26 dollors, but I only cost 16 dollors on it from Amazon.
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I was satisfied with this book. It was in good condition and the shipping of the book was not long.
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I have taught ESL, foreign languages, writing and study skills for 30+ years. Never before encountered such a clear, concise handbook for all-purpose use. EVERYONE could benefit from a having a copy of this book on their desks!



Most recently, I chose it as a quick review of basics for a group of foreign military officers writing research papers. They loved its easy access. NOW, my 17 year-old son is using it for a quick reference while writing his college application essays.
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I got this book because I needed it for my adv english class.

It covers almost every trick there is and it has great examples as well. I'd recommend as a support book for writers with some knowledge of the language.

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The Little Sister



The Little Sister
Raymond Chandler | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 140 | Fiction
A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair of siblings with a shared secret lure Marlowe into the less than glamorous and more than a little dangerous world of Hollywood fame. Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies



Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies
John Hutnyk | 2004-06-20 00:00:00 | Pluto Press | 264 | Economics
Bad Marxism is a critical political analysis of Cultural Studies. It assesses the radical credentials of a discipline that commonly claims to be radical, but is often disengaged from political movements and political struggles as they are actually found in the world today. In particular, Hutnyk looks at how Cultural Studies has used and abused Marxism - that while cultural theorists engage with Marx, their interpretations of Marx ensure that much of his radical political potential is lost.

The book focuses on a number of key theorists who are all in some way influenced by, or comment, on Marx: Jacques Derrida, James Clifford, Georges Bataille, and Michael Hardt and Toni Negri in Empire. Coming from diverse intellectual and disciplinary positions (from anthropology to very rarefied philosophy), these theorists have from different directions been highly influential on contemporary cultural studies. Hutnyk attempts to be attentive to the diversity of their positions, but also shows how within that diversity certain common problems emerge, centering on their treatment of Marx and their use of Marxist categories, which leads them and Cultural Studies to an ineffective politics.

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Buried Waste in the Seabed Acoustic Imaging and Bio-Toxicity



Buried Waste in the Seabed Acoustic Imaging and Bio-Toxicity
Philippe Blondel | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 232 | Marine Engineering
Buried waste on the seabed is a major source of pollution. But, very often, waste sites are not known until a serious problem occurs, or are not adequately mapped. Recent examples around Europe include WWI and WWII ammunition dump sites (e.g. Beufort Dyke in the UK), dumped nuclear submarines in the Arctic Seas, clandestine or hidden toxic-waste in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.. Even if properly documented, waste sites evolve with time (dumped material can move with currents and tides, especially on a scale of decades; toxic-material barrels can corrode and leak). This book shows the results of a concerted EU-funded effort to tackle this problem and find innovative ways to identify and map toxic waste sites ona the seabed, whether they have been covered with sediments or not. These results are applicable to any region on the seabed in the entire world.
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CT and MR Imaging of the Whole Body (2-Volume Set)



CT and MR Imaging of the Whole Body (2-Volume Set)
John R. Haaga,Charles F. Lanzieri,Robert C. Gilkeson | 2002-12-02 00:00:00 | Mosby | 1820 | Diagnosis
Univ. Hospital of Cleveland, OH. Provides comprehensive and current information on MRI and CT. Data on the new, fast-sequenced MRI and multislice scanners is provided. Includes extensive references and abundant halftone images. Previous edition, c1994, was titled Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Whole Body.
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Concise, and image intense discussions are to the point yet encompass all necessary details. Excellent resident review book and excellent for the generalist in practice. Highly recommended.

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Neptune and the Netherlands: State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance (History of Warfare, V. 23)



Neptune and the Netherlands: State, Economy, and War at Sea in the Renaissance (History of Warfare, V. 23)
Louis Sicking | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Brill Academic Publishers | 551 | Netherlands
This book investigates how the rulers of the Habsburg world empire developed and implemented a central maritime policy for the Netherlands and appointed an admiral of the sea or admiral-general for that purpose. It also explains why the Habsburgs were eventually unable to gain control of the maritime affairs of the Netherlands, in spite of the support of the powerful Burgundian Lords of Veere, who occupied the central position of admiral from 1491 to 1558. From their power base on the island of Walcheren in Zeeland, known as the key to the Netherlands at the time because of its central location between Holland, Flanders, Antwerp and the sea, they held an ideal vantage point for exercising the admiralship. The result not only offers an illuminating insight into the organisation of the war fleet, maritime trade and fishery, privateering and prize law in the Habsburg Netherlands, but also puts the success of the later Dutch Republic in a new perspective.

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Spacecraft Technology: The Early Years



Spacecraft Technology: The Early Years
Mark Williamson | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Institution of Engineering and Technology | 408 | Aeronautical Engineering
Spacecraft Technology: The Early Years charts the early Space Age, spanning from the launch of Sputinik 1 in 1957 to the landing of men on the Moon. This period of technological development is one of the most important in the history of mankind - a period in which we learned how to leave our home planet and explore another, entirely separate, planetary body. This book is a celebration of the importance of that early technology in shaping our global culture, from the globalizing effect of the communications satellite to the cultural impact of images that place our planet in the context of a wider universe. It is aimed at all those with an interest in the history of space activity and the development of modern technology.
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Deployment and Migration SP1 and SP2



Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, Deployment and Migration SP1 and SP2
Kieran McCorry | 2006-09-05 00:00:00 | Digital Press | 608 | Development
Exchange Server is necessary to support Outlook and SharePoint in the enterprise messaging at virtually all Fortune 1000 firms. Microsoft(r) Exchange Server 2003 SP1 and SP2 Deployment and Migration describes everything that you need to know about designing, planning, and implementing an Exchange 2003 environment. This book covers, in detail, the tools and techniques that messaging system planners and administrators will require in order to establish a functioning interoperability environment between Exchange 2003 and previous versions of Exchange including Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000. The book describes various deployment topologies and environments to cater for a multitude of different organizational requirements. The book has been updated to reflect the new changes that Microsoft introduced with Exchange 2003 and SP1 and SP2 updates in relation to major architectural changes to migrations techniques and other services such as RPC over HTTP and journaling functionality.

* Details for consultants and system administrators to migrate from older versions of Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 to the latest revisions of Exchange 2003
* Critical information on integration with Office 2003 and Windows 2003
* Based on actual implementations of the released version of Exchange
2003 in larger enterprise environments
* NEW! Cover critical updates to Exchange 2003 with updates from SP1 and SP2, such as new implementations of RPC over HTTP and cross site migrations
* NEW! Coverage of the Exchange journaling feature updates in Exchange
2003 SP1 and SP2

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Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media (Film and Culture Series)



Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media (Film and Culture Series)
Steve J. Wurtzler PhD | 2007-01-03 00:00:00 | Columbia University Press | 416 | History

Electric Sounds brings to vivid life an era when innovations in the production, recording, and transmission of sound revolutionized a number of different media, especially the radio, the phonograph, and the cinema.

The 1920s and 1930s marked some of the most important developments in the history of the American mass media: the film industry's conversion to synchronous sound, the rise of radio networks and advertising-supported broadcasting, the establishment of a federal regulatory framework on which U.S. communications policy continues to be based, the development of several powerful media conglomerates, and the birth of a new acoustic commodity in which a single story, song, or other product was made available to consumers in multiple media forms and formats.

But what role would this new media play in society? Celebrants saw an opportunity for educational and cultural uplift; critics feared the degradation of the standards of public taste. Some believed acoustic media would fulfill the promise of participatory democracy by better informing the public, while others saw an opportunity for manipulation. The innovations of this period prompted not only a restructuring and consolidation of corporate mass media interests and a shift in the conventions and patterns of media consumption but also a renegotiation of the social functions assigned to mass media forms.

Steve J. Wurtzler's impeccably researched history adds a new dimension to the study of sound media, proving that the ultimate form technology takes is never predetermined. Rather, it is shaped by conflicting visions of technological possibility in economic, cultural, and political realms. Electric Sounds also illustrates the process through which technologies become media and the ways in which media are integrated into American life.


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ELECTRIC SOUNDS: TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND THE RISE OF CORPORATE MASS MEDIA discusses the changing atmosphere of social interaction brought about by a revolution in sound and delivery, which changed not only the radio world but the cinema and more. The 1920s and 30s represented some of the most important developments in American mass media, offering new roles for those who saw in it opportunity for education and cultural expression, and bringing with it fears for changes in public standards and social mores. ELECTRIC SOUNDS is a top pick for any college-level holding strong in American culture.



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The Pediatric and Adolescent Knee



The Pediatric and Adolescent Knee
Lyle J. Micheli MD,Mininder Kocher MD | 2006-03-17 00:00:00 | Saunders | 736 | Internal Medicine
A comprehensive, one-stop resource on the surgical management of knee disorders in children and adolescents! This state-of-the-art reference examines both acquired and congenital conditions as well as a range of non-surgical problems. Throughout the text, readers will find 250 clinical illustrations, descriptions of the injection areas for the knee, key points, and tips on technique that make practical guidance easy to understand and apply. * Considers the unique anatomic, physiologic, and psychological characteristics of children and adolescents, and how these characteristics affect diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. * Integrates the knowledge and experience of authorities from around the world. * Reviews non-surgical topics as hemophilia, infections, metabolic conditions, and neurological disorders * Reveals "how the experts do it"-whether it's a rehabilitation prescription for patellofemoral pain or drilling for osteochondritis dissecans-in the Technique Notes sections. * Features many original halftones from the image library at Boston Children's Hospital, Sports Medicine Division.

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Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland



Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland
Linda J. Lumsden | 2004-06-17 00:00:00 | Indiana University Press | 280 | Women

Inez Milholland was the most glamorous suffragist of the 1910s and a fearless crusader for women's rights. Moving in radical circles, she agitated for social change in the prewar years, and she epitomized the independent New Woman of the time. Her death at age 30 while stumping for suffrage in California in 1916 made her the sole martyr of the American suffrage movement. Her death helped inspire two years of militant protests by the National Woman's Party, including the picketing of the White House, which led in 1920 to ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Lumsden's study of this colorful and influential figure restores to history an important link between the homebound women of the 19th century and the iconoclastic feminists of the 1970s.



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ADVANCES IN HETEROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY V 8, Volume 8 (v. 8)



ADVANCES IN HETEROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY V 8, Volume 8 (v. 8)
Author Unknown | 1967-05-12 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 404 | Organic
Intended for organic chemists, this volume follows the format of previous volumes and provides up-to-date information on selected areas of heterocyclic chemistry.

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Electroanalytical Chemistry. Volume 18



Electroanalytical Chemistry. Volume 18
Allen J. Bard | 1993-10-18 00:00:00 | CRC Press | 416 | Internal Medicine
First studies the metal/solution interface with the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, exploring electrostatic adsorption, metal deposition, and roughness. Also explores the indirect laser-induced temperature-jump method for characterizing fast interfacial electron transfer.

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Encyclopedia of Stress (Three-Volume Set)



Encyclopedia of Stress (Three-Volume Set)
George Fink | 2000-01-01 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 2448 | Encyclopedias
Stress is generally defined as a strain upon a bodily organ or mental power. Depending on its duration and intensity, stress can have short- or long-lasting effects: it has been linked to heart disease, immune deficiency, memory loss, behavioral disorders, and much more. These effects on the individual also have a major impact on health care costs and services, employee productivity, and even violent crime.
The Encyclopedia of Stress is the first comprehensive reference source on stressors, the biological mechanisms involved in the stress response, the effects of activating the stress response mechanisms, and the disorders that may arise as a consequence of acute or chronic stress. While other books focus on specific aspects of stress, this three-volume set covers the entire spectrum of topics, with nearly 400 articles in all.
In addition to the subjects traditionally associated with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (whereby the brain sends a message to the body to react), the Encyclopedia includes a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions, cytokines, enzymatic disorders, effects on the cardiovascular system, immunity and inflammation, and physical illnesses. It also goes beyond the biological aspects of stress to cover topics such as stress and behavior, psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, workplace stress, post-traumatic stress, stress-reduction techniques, and current therapies. The Encyclopedia of Stress makes information easy to find and understand for a broad audience of researchers, clinicians, professionals, and students.
Key Features
* Presenting the first-ever encyclopedia on stress
* Brings together the latest information on stressors, stress responses, and the disorders that can result
* Covers stress from molecules to man to societies
* Contains nearly 400 articles, covering a wide range of stress-related topics
* Arranges topics in easily found alphabetical order
* Supplements each article with a glossary and further reading list
* Provides the most comprehensive coverage of stress available
* Includes extensive cross-referencing between articles and a complete subject index
* Covers hot topics, ranging from stress in the workplace and post-traumatic stress disorder to stress-related diseases
* Edited by one of the world's leading authorities on stress
* Written by more than 560 experts from 20 different countries
* Appeals to a wide audience seeking information on topics within and outside their areas of expertise
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Animal By-Product Processing & Utilization



Animal By-Product Processing & Utilization
Herbert W. Ockerman,Conly L. Hansen | 1999-10-28 00:00:00 | CRC Press | 544 | Meats
This new edition of a well-respected reference brings together, in one place, information on the entire field of animal by-products processing and utilization. The book's contents cover both edible and non-edible products, by-products of seafood and poultry in addition to red meat, medicinal and pharmaceutical processing and utilization of animal by-products, and animal product waste disposal, processing, reduction and utilization. Particular attention has been paid to new products for the rendering industry, and to concerns over new animal diseases, which might well be transferred by feeding low-temperature rendered products to animals.

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Reduction of a Ship's Magnetic Field Signatures (Synthesis Lectures on Computational Electromagnetics)



Reduction of a Ship's Magnetic Field Signatures (Synthesis Lectures on Computational Electromagnetics)
John J. Holmes | 2008-01-01 00:00:00 | Morgan and Claypool Publishers; 1 edition | 78 | Electrical Engineering
Decreasing the magnetic field signature of a naval vessel will reduce its susceptibility to detonating naval influence mines and the probability of a submarine being detected by underwater barriers and maritime patrol aircraft. Both passive and active techniques for reducing the magnetic signatures produced by a vessel's ferromagnetism, roll-induced eddy currents, corrosion-related sources, and stray fields are presented. Mathematical models of simple hull shapes are used to predict the levels of signature reduction that might be achieved through the use of alternate construction materials. Also, the process of demagnetizing a steel-hulled ship is presented, along with the operation of shaft-grounding systems, paints, and alternate configurations for power distribution cables. In addition, active signature reduction technologies are described, such as degaussing and deamping, which attempt to cancel the fields surrounding a surface ship or submarine rather than eliminate its source.
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Harrod's Librarians' Glossary And Reference Book



Harrod's Librarians' Glossary And Reference Book
Ray Prytherch | 2005-01-01 00:00:00 | Ashgate Publishing; 10 edition | 753 | Non-fiction
Spans traditional printing terms to search engines and from book formats to URLs. This edition has centred in particular on the Information Society and its ramifications.
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The Handbook of Language and Globalization



The Handbook of Language and Globalization
Nikolas Coupland | 2010-09-07 00:00:00 | Wiley-Blackwell | 672 | Languages (Other)
The Handbook of Language and Globalization brings together important new studies of language and discourse in the global era, consolidating a vibrant new field of sociolinguistic research.
* The first volume to assemble leading scholarship in this rapidly developing field
* Features new contributions from 36 internationally-known scholars, bringing together key research in the field and establishing a benchmark for future research
* Comprehensive coverage divided into four sections: global multilingualism, world languages and language systems; global discourse in key domains and genres; language, values and markets under globalization; and language, distance and identities
* Covers an impressive breadth of topics including tourism, language teaching, social networking, terrorism, and religion, among many others
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Sociolinguistics of Identity (Advances in Sociolinguistics)



Sociolinguistics of Identity (Advances in Sociolinguistics)
Tope Omoniyi,Goodith White | 2007-01-02 00:00:00 | Continuum | 252 | Social Sciences
Identity is a problematic concept in-as-much-as we recognise it now as non-fixed, non-rigid and always being co-constructed by individuals of themselves, or by people who share certain core values or perceive another group as having such values. This volume re-examines the analytical tools employed in the sociolinguistic research of 'identity' in order to assess their efficiency, establish the roles of language in the identity claims of specific communities of people, and determine the place of identity in a variety of social contexts, including work places and language classrooms. It will be of interest to academics researching sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and second language learning.

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Complex Multiplication (New Mathematical Monographs)



Complex Multiplication (New Mathematical Monographs)
Cambridge University Press | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 376 | Mathematics
This is a self-contained account of the state of the art in classical complex multiplication that includes recent results on rings of integers and applications to cryptography using elliptic curves. The author is exhaustive in his treatment, giving a thorough development of the theory of elliptic functions, modular functions and quadratic number fields and providing a concise summary of the results from class field theory. The main results are accompanied by numerical examples, equipping any reader with all the tools and formulas they need. Topics covered include: the construction of class fields over quadratic imaginary number fields by singular values of the modular invariant j and Weber's tau-function; explicit construction of rings of integers in ray class fields and Galois module structure; the construction of cryptographically relevant elliptic curves over finite fields; proof of Berwick's congruences using division values of the Weierstrass p-function; relations between elliptic units and class numbers.
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Go Figure! Mathematics Through Sports:



Go Figure! Mathematics Through Sports:
Lesley S. J. Farmer | 1999-10-15 00:00:00 | Teacher Ideas Press | 188 | Education
Based on NCTM and AASL standards, this book helps students explore math concepts through sports-related activities. For each activity there are guidelines for the teachers, warm-up problems, a student plan, extended activities, and fascinating sports facts.

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VB .NET for Developers



VB .NET for Developers
Keith Franklin | 2001-08-30 00:00:00 | Sams | 312 | PCs

This book will smooth the transition to Visual Basic.NET and help developers understand the paradigm shift presented by the .NET Framework. Key differences between VB 6 and VB.NET will be highlighted in the code samples.
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I stopped reading not even half way through. The author gives an overview for the chapter that explains quite a bit about each topic. Then, when the topic is revisited, basically states the same as was covered in the overview. As a result, the book could have been a lot shorter without the redundancy makig it even more expensive per page of real content than other reviewers have noted.
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I used this book as a preparation for the Beta exam. It was pretty useless. It has many typographical and code errors such that it looks like it was thrown together at short notice. With at least one chapter, the technical content very questionable. Very much a rush job in my opinion.
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The trouble with most books on technologies like .NET is they try to be all things to all people, and end up being either too shallow or far too long.

This book is a very welcome exception. This is how technical books should be written: no messing about, no unnecessary repetition, but all the material is covered clearly in about 250 pages. A very clear target audience (experienced VB6 developers), and clear objectives help - the book's intention is clearly to communicate the essentials, and the practitioner will then get more detail from other sources. It's one of the few books of its type which can be read from cover to cover.

The book isn't perfect: I spotted a few proof-reading errors (in an early copy based on the Beta version of VS.NET); some examples are a little difficult to follow, and some topics inevitably rather sketchy.

However, I can thoroughly recommend this book, although I suggest that the serious VB developer will probably need other volumes as well: I also purchased "ASP.NET for Developers" by Amundsen & Litwin, and "The Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the .NET Framework Class Library" by Powers & Snell, both in the same series from Sams.
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I have been prograaming VB for nine years now and consider myself to be intermediate to advanced. This book simply does not cover the new VB.net in sufficient details. New methods and properties are not explained whilst dealing with other new methods or properties. A good exmaple is the string class. This is not explained, just used, when giving a code example. Also, the examples are incorrect, in many places. I went to the website ... and they hadn't even bothered to correct the code there.
I'm sure there must be better books out by now. If
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I am an intermediate VB programmer. I was a little frustrated reading this book. The book didn't cover much and the explanations were not very clear. I also thought the author did not use a common sense approach of explaining complex ideas by using simple examples. He went the other way.

A better book is vb.net codenotes.

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Metallica - Kill 'Em All*



Metallica - Kill 'Em All*
Metallica | 1990-01-01 00:00:00 | Cherry Lane Music | 80 | Songbooks
Complete transcriptions to their debut album, including the songs: The Four Horsemen * Seek And Destroy * Jump In The Fire * and more.
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There are alot of wanne-be rock groups out there! Good to learn licks from the best....Thanks Metallica!
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Why does one reviewer say this book is complete and great and another say it is crap?Because they are reviewing two different books and I am sure my review will appear in two different spaces also.Amazon links reviews for similar titles so be sure to look at the picture of the book you are ordering.In the lower right corner if you see "Note for Note transcipitions" ,that is the book you want.It includes all of and very accurute lead and rhy. figures.The book also includes the songs "Am I Evil?" and "Blitzkrieg" which are no longer included on the Kill'em All cd because of copywrite rules.The only drawback is that in order to get all the songs on 78 pages the transcriptions are a little on the small side,but it is a great book overall.
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Not sure what other reviewers are talking about when they say the full song is not included. If you are thinking of getting the Kill em all transcription by cherry lane music, then you ARE getting the full song. I have the book directly in front of me and know the complete songs, and they are all there. They are tabbed, and you have to have some idea how to read the tabs or you may think the full song is not included...example a few measures are drawn out, and then in print at end it will say play 4 times. Well they didn't draw out all four times, hoping you could figure that out, but everypart of the song is present, and this includes Kirks lead ins and Solos. If you get this book you will have the music you need to learn these songs.
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As soon as you learn a couple of bars you realize this is mostly James' rhythm parts without any Kirk leads. I'm not quite sure why they would label this book "Play it like it is". That title makes one think this is a note for note transcription which it is far from. It's not a terrible book. I'm sure a beginning guitarist could really benefit from it, but I just feel like the marketers at this company are bold faced liers for the title. I would give it more stars if it had a more honest title like "Easy Metallica" "Beginner's Metallica" or, more aptly, "Wound 'em All".
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The accuracy in this book is up to the standards of other books from the Cliff Burton era, and suffers from the same problems (most of which are minor). The main issue for this one is that most people who have been playing guitar for a little while can probably pick up how to play the riffs to these songs by ear (most of them are not that difficult). The only reason to get this would be if you're trying to learn the solos, even if Kirk still sounds a bit green for most of these. His playing really changed and improved between Kill'em All and RTL.

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Jules Verne - Abenteuer des Kapitän Hatteras. Band 2



Jules Verne - Abenteuer des Kapitän Hatteras. Band 2
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Jules Verne - Abenteuer des Kapitän Hatteras. Band 2
Publisher: Pawlak | 1984 | ISBN: 3822410101 | PDF | 221 pages | 1.07 MB
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The State of Food and Agriculture 2008



The State of Food and Agriculture 2008
Food & Agriculture Org | 2008-10-15 00:00:00 | Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FA | 128 | Economics

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CAE: Advanced Gold Exam Maximiser with Key (Book+Audio)



CAE: Advanced Gold Exam Maximiser with Key (Book+Audio)
Sally Burgess, Richard Acklam | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Longman | 179 | English
The Exam Maximiser is a unique combination of workbook and exam handbook. It’s packed with extra language and exam practice, plus exam strategies and techniques. Use it to supplement the Coursebook, for self-study, or as an intensive exam preparation course
• Graded practice for all exam papers
• Sample answers to Paper 2 writing tasks
• Model Paper 5 interviews
• Complete CAE Practice Test
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Airport Competition, 4 Edition



Airport Competition, 4 Edition
Peter Forsyth, David Gillen, Jurgen Muller, Hans-Martin Niemeier | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Ashgate | 468 | Management
The break-up of BAA, the blocked takeover of Bratislava airport by the competing Vienna airport and the prohibited subsidy of Ryanair by Brussels South Charleroi Airport have brought the issue of airport competition to the top of the agenda for air transport policy in Europe. "Airport Competition" reviews the current state of the debate and asks whether airport competition is strong enough to effectively limit market power. It provides evidence on how travellers chose an airport, thereby altering its competitive position, and on how airports compete in different regions and markets. The book also discusses the main policy implications of mergers and subsidies.
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The games of Anatoly Karpov



The games of Anatoly Karpov
Anatoly Karpov | 1974-01-01 00:00:00 | Batsford | 352 | Subjects

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Presenting C# (Other Sams)



Presenting C# (Other Sams)
| 2000-07-17 00:00:00 | | 0 | C#


C#(C Sharp) is a simple, modern, object-oriented and type-safe programming language that provides the simplicity of Visual Basic with the power of C++. Written by Christoph Wille, one of only a handful of developers with early access to this exciting new language, this book covers the C# language from the ground up with rich coding examples, and expert insight into issues you will need to understand to fully take advantage of the power of C#. Presenting C# assumes you are already familiar with key programming concepts such as variables, and programming constructs. With this concise, code-intensive guide, you can get up to speed on Microsoft's new C# language, and begin creating next-generation applications and Web services today.

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Good if you're already an experienced programmer
This book is good for intermediate to advanced users who are already familiar with other programming languages. It seems to be especially directed at C and C++ programmers who want to switch over to C#.


On a related note, if you are not an experienced programmer, I don't recommend this book; it assumes you already have a fairly extensive background knowledge and will NOT introduce you to basic programming concepts.


This book will introduce you to the syntax and many of the features of C# and does a fairly good job of doing so. Although it's a bit outdated in places, it's still useful for those switching over to C# or who want a good review of the language. My one complaint was that certain concepts, like collections and threading, weren't really addressed. This seems to me to be a pretty big omission, since there are substantial differences between C# and C++ in these regards.

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Very Helpful First Book For Experienced Programmers
This book is not for everybody. It would be best for experienced programmers who already kno and object oriented programming lanaguage well. In about 200 pages it brings you upto speed with C# and most of its features that you'll use extensively. It covers data types, control statements, event handling, indexers, COM interop, configuration and deployment-pretty much everything at a high-level. I will definitely recommend it for a first read.

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Useful Introduction
Although I read this book a couple of years ago, I still remember it as a very useful introduction to C#. It is aimed at programmers, and covers pretty well several advanced topics. It does rely on some early CLR examples, which may be outdated, but overall, I highly recommend it as a first week-end glimpse at C#.

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Ths little for this much?
Christoph Wille, Presenting C# (Sams, 2000)

The first thing the average reader is going to notice about this little volume is the size (just shy of two hundred pages) in relation to the price (twenty-five bucks). To say it's a little out of character for the computer book industry is roughly akin to saying that Calista Flockheart is `a tad on the thin side.` Most computer programmers shelling out that kind of moolah expect eight hundred pages, a companion CD-ROM, and an online community. Books of this sort generally go for about half the price. At a guess, the expense here is going to curtail the readership quite a bit.

That's too bad, because as an introductory book, this one's pretty good. It's definitely of the survey school of computer book writing, and it's a very high-level overview. If you're hoping to find gobs of sample code and step-by-step tutorials, you've come to the wrong place. This is the more abstract material that will help you understand what's going on in the more general, theoretical world. As such, it's probably going to be of limited use at best for those who don't have one of those larger, slightly more expensive books. It makes a great companion volume, but to what I'm not yet sure. ** ½

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Nicely Done Intro, Somewhat Dated Terminology
This slim 204-page book is for experienced C++ or Java programmers who need a quick introduction to C#. C# is the professionals' preferred development language for the .NET platform. There have been many changes in the .NET platform (although fewer in the specifications for C#) since the book was first published in July 2000. For example NGWS, next generation windows services, VOS, virtual operating system, and VES, virtual execution system, are used throughout to refer to essential portions of the .NET environment; but these generic terms have been replaced in the latest (beta 2) Microsoft release of .NET and C#. Having read two other .NET books prior to this, I was initially confused by the vocabulary of this book - until I looked at the copyright date.

Nevertheless, this small (9` x 6`) book written by a seasoned professional can be usefully and easily stuffed into the briefcase of the experienced programmer.

The publisher should do a second addition. On the shelves of my local mega bookstore, this still seemed like the best of the more compact introductions to C#.


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The Analysis of Emission Lines (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series)



The Analysis of Emission Lines (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series)
Robert Williams,Mario Livio | 1995-10-27 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 236 | Astronomy
What can emission lines tell us about an astrophysical object? This book answers that question for a host of objects, including supernovae and active galactic nuclei, across a broad range of wavelengths. The editors present sixteen review articles from internationally renowned experts in a coherent overview of the latest data, techniques and applications of the study of emission lines. Subjects include the theory of radiative transfer, shocks, photoionization, and expanding atmospheres, as well as Doppler tomography, X-ray plasmas, IR and UV spectroscopy, molecular diagnostics, spectropolarimetry and gamma-ray lines. Together these review articles provide a unique and up-to-date overview of the analysis of emission lines. In this way, they provide an excellent introduction and reference for graduate students and professionals in astronomy and physics.

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Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods [ILLUSTRATED]



Archaeology Coursebook: An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics and Methods [ILLUSTRATED]
Jim Grant | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Routledge; 1 edition | 240 | Archaeology
The Archaeology Coursebook is an unrivalled guide to students studying archaeology for the first time. Comprehensive and user-friendly, it will interest pre-university students and teachers as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts. Specially designed to assist learning it introduces the most commonly examined archaeological methods, concepts and themes and illustrates concepts and commentary with over 200 photographs and drawings of excavation sites, methodology and processes, tools and equipment.

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"Every archaeology prof I have ever met has complained about how few really useful introductory archaeological texts there are. These academics complain that they cannot find a text that discusses not just field and lab methods, but the reasons for the methods, how those methods intertwine to make a coherent whole, and how to make inferences from them. This is, no doubt about it, a lot to ask from a book. "The Archaeology Coursebook, substitled "An Introduction to Study Skills, Topics, and Methods," is an valiant effort from Routledge.Liberally assisted with additional resources for investigation--both Internet and standard text--the "Archaeology Coursebook is a welcome addition to available teaching guides. If you don't use it as a text, you will use it as a resource for teaching.."
-K. Kris Hirst, About.com
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Dinosaurs (The Complete Idiot's Guide)



Complete Idiot's Guide to Dinosaurs (The Complete Idiot's Guide)
Jay Stevenson,George R. McGhee | 1998-08-06 00:00:00 | Alpha | 326 | Reference
With up-to-date, non-technical insights into the many different species of dinosaurs and details on their physical characteristics, eating habits, and reproductive systems, this fascinating book also takes readers into the realities of DNA testing, cloning, and theories of extinction.
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This book was not nearly as entertaining as some of the other "idiot's guides" that I have read in the past. The book described many of the species of dinosaur, but illustrations were few and far between. Further, the information was presented in a rather dry manner, compared to some of the other books in this line. I also noticed several typos, which took away from the legitimacy of the book. There is some good information in the book, but I feel it could have been presented in more entertaining fashion.
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This book is easy to read and is packed with plenty of accurate information. It is up to date and balanced in its treatment of current theories and knowledge. Its stated purpose is to be an introduction to the subject for parents and kids of all ages and it certainly succeeds in doing this. There are however a few weaknesses. There are some oversimplifications, such a stating that Iguanodon walked on two legs like a kangaroo. This was corrected in a later chapter. There are also some errors, such as a photo of a Pteranodon labeled Archaeopteryx and a margin note pertaining to computers. The style gets in the way, occasionally. The humor made part of the raptor chapter somewhat difficult to follow. The glossary and appendices are helpful. Overall, a good book for an introduction or a refresher on the subject.
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This is the perfect book for parents with dino-loving kids. They can spend days and days reading about them, but if we want to keep up, we need something more organized and direct to read. My son was never so impressed with me as when I first identified his toy apatosaurus without his help! That moment alone made the book worth reading.

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Shipbuilding Technology and Education



Shipbuilding Technology and Education
National Research Council,Committee on National Needs in Maritime Technology | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | National Academy Press | 148 | Ships
The U.S. shipbuilding industry now confronts grave challenges in providing essential support of national objectives. With recent emphasis on renewal of the U.S. naval fleet, followed by the defense builddown, U.S. shipbuilders have fallen far behind in commercial ship construction, and face powerful new competition from abroad. This book examines ways to reestablish the U.S. industry, to provide a technology base and R&D infrastructure sustaining both commercial and military goals. Comparing U.S. and foreign shipbuilders in four technological areas, the authors find that U.S. builders lag most severely in business process technologies, and in technologies of new products and materials. New advances in system technologies, such as simulation, are also needed, as are continuing developments in shipyard production technologies. The report identifies roles that various government agencies, academia, and, especially, industry itself must play for the U.S. shipbuilding industry to attempt a turnaround.

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