Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Duale Reihe Orthopaedie und Unfallchirurgie, 6. Auflage



Duale Reihe Orthopaedie und Unfallchirurgie, 6. Auflage
Fritz U. Niethard, Joachim Pfeil, Peter Biberthaler | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | | 655 | Medicine
Die Duale Reihe Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - so macht Lernen richtig Spa?!
Der Lehrbuchtext ist ausgezeichnet strukturiert und enthalt alle Informationen zur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie, die Sie brauchen.
Die Zusammenhange werden klar und verstandlich beschrieben - damit haben Sie den Schlussel zu einer sinnvollen Diagnostik und Therapie.
Ein perfektes Layout, viele farbige Abbildungen und Tabellen erhohen die Anschaulichkeit und erleichtern das Verstandnis.
Unentbehrlicher Praxisbezug: Zahlreiche klinische Fallbeispiele schlagen die Brucke zur Klinik.
Mit dem integrierten Repetitorium konnen Sie die relevanten Inhalte sehr effizient nachlesen und wiederholen - ideal zur Prufungsvorbereitung!
Die Video-CD-ROM bietet Ihnen einen exzellenten Einblick in die orthopadischen Untersuchungstechniken und das sinnvolle Vorgehen im Rahmen der Versorgung eines Unfallpatienten im Schockraum nach dem ATLS®Konzept.
Neu in der 6. Auflage:
vollstandig uberarbeitet und aktualisiert
unfallchirurgische Inhalte erganzt und mit zahlreichen Abbildungen optimal illustriert
zahlreiche neue klinische Abbildungen und exzellente Grafiken
neue Videos zur klinisch-orthopadischen Untersuchung und zu unfallchirurgischem Schockraumszenario (ATLS®-Konzept)
Die Duale Reihe Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie vereint das Wissen des mittlerweile gro?ten chirurgischen Faches komprimiert und dennoch sehr anschaulich - das ideale Lehrbuch!
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Advances in the Economics of Information Systems



Advances in the Economics of Information Systems
| 2004-12-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Information Systems


Advances in the Economics of Information Systems provides a wide perspective on the issues related to applications of economics to information systems area. From grid computing to online auctions, the reader can find novel uses of economics tools in understanding concepts related to the use of technology at the firm level. IT professionals will also find rich analysis of problems at their agenda and benefit from the insights this reference field provides.

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Salivary Gland Tumours: Monographs in Clinical Cytology



Salivary Gland Tumours: Monographs in Clinical Cytology
Jerzy Klijanienko,Philippe Vielh | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | S. Karger AG (Switzerland) | 141 | Internal Medicine
This monograph is based on a detailed review of more than 1,600 aspiration cytology biopsies of salivary gland tumors, including even rare entities, which were collected over a period of 45 years at the Institut Curie and correlated with histopathological diagnoses according to the most recent classifications (WHO and AFIP). Review of such a large series of cases has allowed the authors to specify diagnostic criteria for the great variety of tumor and tumor-like entities occurring at this site, including the rare ones. In order to facilitate cytological diagnosis, lesions are divided into adenomas, low-grade and high-grade malignancies, other tumors and tumor-like lesions, and further subclassified according to the dominant cell types. Both typical and unusual features are described, illustrated, and summarized in tables and key points for differential diagnosis. It provides guidelines for the practical clinical application of aspiration cytology related to salivary gland tumors.

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Wilhelm Dilthey: Selected Works, Volume IV: Hermeneutics and the Study of History



Wilhelm Dilthey: Selected Works, Volume IV: Hermeneutics and the Study of History
Wilhelm Dilthey,Rudolf A. Makkreel,Frithjof Rodi | 1996-07-08 00:00:00 | Princeton University Press | 409 | History
The philosopher and historian of culture Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) has had a significant and continuing influence on twentieth-century Continental philosophy and in a broad range of scholarly disciplines. This volume is the third to be published in Princeton University Press's projected six-volume series of his most important works. Part One makes available three of his works on hermeneutics and its history: "Schleiermacher's Hermeneutical System in Relation to Earlier Protestant Hermeneutics" (The Prize Essay of 1860); "On Understanding and Hermeneutics" (1867-68), based on student lecture notes, and the "The Rise of Hermeneutics" (1900), which traces the history of hermeneutics back to Hellenistic Greece. All the addenda to this well-known essay are translated here, some for the first time. In them Dilthey articulates three philo-sophical aporias concerning hermeneutics and projects an ultimate convergence between understanding and explanation. Part Two provides translations of review essays by Dilthey on Buckle's use of statistical history and on Burckhardt's cultural history; and essay "Friedrich Schlosser and the Problem of Universal History"; and a talk recalling his early years as a student of Boeckh, Jakob Grimm, Mommsen, Ranke, and Ritter. It also contains the important historical essay "The Eighteenth Century and the Historical World", in which Dilthey reexamines the Enlightenment to show its significant contributions to the rise of historical consciousness.

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Analysis of Faulted Power Systems



Analysis of Faulted Power Systems
Paul M.Anderson | 1995-01-01 00:00:00 | The institute of electrical and electronics engineers | 540 | Electrical Engineering
Many textbooks have been written to describe a power system operating under balanced or normal conditions. A few texts also deal, at least in an elementary manner, with the unbalanced system conditions. The primary object of this book is to provide a text to be used by graduate students and to challenge the student to draw upon a background of knowledge from earlier studies. Since this is intended for advanced studies, the student reader should be able to use circuit concepts at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level and should have a working knowledge of matrix notation. Particular stress here is placed upon a clear, concise notation, since it is the author's belief t h a t this facilitates learning.
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The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Rectal Cancer: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age



The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Rectal Cancer: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age
Icon Health Publications | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Icon Health Publications | 340 | Cancer
This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to rectal cancer (also neoplasm rectal; neoplasm rectum; rectum cancer), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on rectal cancer. Given patients' increasing sophistication in using the Internet, abundant references to reliable Internet-based resources are provided throughout this sourcebook. Where possible, guidance is provided on how to obtain free-of-charge, primary research results as well as more detailed information via the Internet. E-book and electronic versions of this sourcebook are fully interactive with each of the Internet sites mentioned (clicking on a hyperlink automatically opens your browser to the site indicated). Hard-copy users of this sourcebook can type cited Web addresses directly into their browsers to obtain access to the corresponding sites. In addition to extensive references accessible via the Internet, chapters include glossaries of technical or uncommon terms.

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Green: Your Place in the New Energy Revolution



Green: Your Place in the New Energy Revolution
Jane Hoffman,Michael J. Hoffman | 2008-06-24 00:00:00 | Palgrave Macmillan | 272 | Public Policy

Green illustrates and sheds new light on the gamut of issues associated with renewable energy, a topic whose importance increases exponentially with every temperature record-setting year. Jane and Michael Hoffman use their years of experience to explain the technological and economic future of this ecologically significant issue. They incisively explain its politics: what countries are doing right now and, most importantly, what the U.S. should be doing. Green will cut through the hype and polemics surrounding ecologically friendly technologies and present the unvarnished truth. It will guide the reader through the misinformation and confusion over global warming, and demonstrate the degree to which renewable energy can be part of the solution. 


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Shades of Green - Energy, Economics, and the Environment



Green: Your Place in the New Energy Revolution, Hoffman, Jane and Hoffman, Michael J.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2008, 272 pages, ISBN-10: 0230605443



"May you live in interesting times." - Old Chinese curse.

"The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast" - Dylan



Jane Hoffman, a policy wonk, and Michael Hoffman, a professional capitalist, have written a terrific book on the challenges and opportunities we face in moving from a fossil fuel based economy to a sustainable energy economy. Their intended audience includes people who think about where the energy they use comes from, who work, or want to work in the field. If you're in a position in which you make vote, or make policy, then you should read this book. If you're life expectancy is greater than 4 years, or you have children or grandchildren, then you should read this book. Unless you're living off the grid, then you should read this book.



The Challenges



1."Remaining reserves of oil in the world are just enough to last us for another thirty-six to forty-five years."

2."The global demand for electricity is projected to grow by 75% in the next 12 years."

3.Americans threw over 95 billion barrels of oil in the garbage last year by not recycling plastic bottles.

4.Burning fossil fuels pushes tons of greenhouse gases and other things - mercury, oxides of sulphur, and oxides of nitrogen into the air we breathe.



The Opportunities



1."It is possible to significantly cut the bottom line of your electricity bill by switching to a renewable power source."

2.Switching to renewable and sustainable energy systems will enhance or national security, our economy, the environment, and our international competitiveness.



A Secure Energy Future, they say, is a function of Renewable Energy, Conservation, and New Technology.



If "assets = liabilities + equity" is the canonical equation of accounting, then the next fundamental equation is:



A Secure Energy Future = Renewable Energy + Conservation + New Technology.



Jane is an expert on consumer issues. Formerly the chair of the Presidential Forum on Renewable Energy, she was also Commissioner of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs in New York City during the Giuliani Administration. Michael, her husband, is managing director of Riverstone Holdings, LLC, where he manages the world's largest renewable energy fund. He was formerly a senior partner in the Blackstone Group.



The Hoffmans think that we were on a collision course with a cliff, they offer a rational, calm analysis and reasoned argmuents for re-building the economy around a sustainable energy infrastructure. I agree with their thesis, find their arguments to be compelling, and agree with their conclusions.



They start by discussing the problem:



We use 75 million barrels of oil each day, 27.4 billion barrels per year.

43.5 million barrels per day, 58%, is used in transportation.

24.75 million barrels per day, 33%, is used for herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and plastics.

Plastics in bags, water bottles, and packaging - are used once, then discarded.

Plastics that are not recycled will will persist in the environment for hundreds of years.



Altho Jane says she limits the amount of tuna she serves because it contains mercury from burning coal, the Hoffmans don't dwell on pollution or "health effects." They focus on energy, the economy, and opportunities. However, it is worth noting that plastics, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers function like toxins in the ecosystems in which they are applied or in which they collect. As Al Gore noted in Washington, "we are borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet."



The Hoffmans know what we have to do: "Right away, build more efficient cars and an alternative fuels infrastructure." "Natural gas," they say, "is a cleaner fossil fuel, it is not a clean fuel." Coal emits 208,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per billion BTUs of energy. Oil emits 164,000 pounds of CO2 per Billion BTUs. Natural gas emits 117,000 pounds per billion BTUs. As they note, it's less, but it's still a lot. It's "117,000 pounds of CO2 that our atmosphere can ill afford."



Coal is plentiful and cheap, but dirty. Every ton of coal produces about 3.667 tons of CO2. And "Clean Coal" according to Jane, is "an oxymoron." But because it produces about 33% of the electricity we use, we can't just stop cold turkey, it must be phased out. We have to burn coal, if we want our TV's, radios, iPods, computers, lights, and air conditioners. If we have to burn coal we should do it as cleanly as possible.



The Hoffmans also talk about Carbon Sequestration. In the United States we produce 20.5 tons of CO2 per year. Natural sequestration - the carbon absorbed in trees - is 1.33 tons per 100 years. We would each have to plant 1541 trees per year to offset the carbon we push into the atmosphere. Technological sequestration is not fully developed. The Bush Administration funded research into "clean coal," and pulled the plug on the Future Gen plant because the $1.8 billion price tag was too high, according to former Energy Secretary, Samuel Bodman. The Obama DoE renewed funding on the project, promising an additional $1.073 billion.



Here's where I agree with Jane that "Clean Coal" is an oxymoron. $1.1 billion additional funding for a 1.1 gigawatt (GW) plant adds $1.00 per watt to the cost of the plant. If it's a 550 megawatt (MW) plant, then it adds $2.00 per watt. If, like the Polk Power station in Tampa, Florida and the Wabash Plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, this is a 250 MW plant, then it adds $4.00 per watt. Photovoltaic Solar costs roughly $6.50 per watt or $6.50 billion per GW in total. The total cost and capacity of the plant are extremely important data that are missing from the equation. We know that the plant will use 2500 gallons of clean water per minute, and 1.3 billion gallons per year. We need to know the cost of the water, the cost of the fuel, and the cost of cleaning and managing the mercury, arsenic, sulphur, nitrogen - the toxic sludge. One of the fundamental principles of neo-classical accounting is that decisions are made with complete knowledge. Unless we know these costs we can't make an intelligent decision.



They also say "60% of the facilities we will need in 20 years are not yet under construction." It appears that Solar is cheaper than coal. And wind is about half the price of solar. If this is the case then "economic man" would choose to build clean renewable energy facilities.



"Nuclear energy fell into disfavor in the 1970s partly in response to the accident at Three Mile Island and then later at Chernobyl. ... Mostly, however, it's a response to the economics of building and maintaining nuclear power plants." (pg 54)



Hydrogen won't be "clean" unless it doesn't come from fossil fuels. The Bush Administration pledged $2.9 Billion to $3.6 Billion to create a hydrogen infrastructure in 5 years. The Bush Adminstration also committed $195 million a day in the war in Iraq - spending in 15 to 18 days what it committed to over 5 years. But the worst thing about the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative is that the timeline is 2020 - fitting in well with the people in Detroit who bankrupted GM and Chrysler. We need to move now, and hydrogen is not a near term solution.



The Hoffmans also talk about the green in green - money. $200 billion in U. S. subsidies to the fossil fuel industry in 2007. Not to mention the money spent on "externalities:" asthma, cancer, immune disorders, early death. They call for government investment in solar, wind, geothermal, conservation and research and development.



The Hoffmans conclude with some observation about the future. The U.N. Climate Change Convention in Bali coincided with the rejection by the United States of a "Realistic Energy Bill that will lead to us to develop a secure and sustainable energy future." The Hoffmans think lawmakers fail to connect the dots from Energy to the Environment and the Economy. "Countries with a Renewable Energy Economy," they say, will lead. "Others will be at a serious economic disadvantage. We need to throw off the lethargy of 'What we have always done' and embrace 'What is possible.'"



Green: Your Place in the New Energy Revolution is good. It's focused, calm, and clear. There's no hyperbole. They Hoffmans are pragmatic optimists, they don't whitewash the issues, or greenwash bogus technologies. I don't know if Steven Chu at the Department of Energy should be working for the Hoffmans or the Hoffmans should be working for Dr. Chu. But one thing is certain: The Hoffmans should be working with Obama for the country: Jane Hoffman with Steven Chu at DoE, and Michael Hoffman in the place of Timothy Geitner at Treasury.
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This book is a good place to start if you want to educate yourself more about alternatives to fossil fuels. We all have this growing sense that this is important, but I admit I didn't even know what geothermal energy was, or whether biofueled cars are as practical as the idea of flying cars! This book is an easy read with plain language any layman can understand; you don't need an engineering degree. The authors cover the, "What's in it for me?" angle with how the average home can save money on energy expenditures as well as how we'll save our planet. It's not gloom and doom, although the first few chapters are a little heavy on socio-political commentary and I felt that it didn't get to the "meat" fast enough for my impatient tastes. Once it gets rolling, however, it's informative, easy to understand, and a good jumping off point. If you knew little about these issues when you opened the book, you'll at lease emerge with a list of questions and things you want to research in detail. Admittedly I checked this book out from my public library. It was worth reading once, but I don't think I'd have liked to own this book and refer back to it again and again. It's worth buying and donating to your library if they do not have their own copy, however. I'll certainly recommend it to friends to read.
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You have to read this book now! It is very informative and quite exciting, as more is happening in the world than at least I knew. It is also practical and inspiring action and change.
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I opened Green fearing that it might be too simplistic or have an agenda. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is concise and addresses the key issues, from the local to the global level, but without unnecessary simplificaton or talking down to the reader. The Hoffmans spell out the governmental policy changes necessary to make going green palatable, and more important, profitable for private enterprise, so that the invisible hand can do its magical work. This is a must read for people of all ages who care about the planet and their place in it.
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This book is well written by people with experience in the field. It provides a very comprehensive review of the three pillars of the energy crisis, conservation, development and utilization of existing energy forms, plus new technology with extensive advantages. I only wish I was forty years younger so I could make some contribution to the solution of our energy needs for the future.

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Economic Justice (Library of Theological Ethics)



Economic Justice (Library of Theological Ethics)
John A. Ryan | 1996-01-01 00:00:00 | Westminster John Knox Press | 208 | Economics
This volume brings to readers pertinent selections from Ryan's classic works, including Distributive Justice and A Living Wage. It will be particularly relevant to today's readers concerned about the place of relgious faith in economic policy.

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Metabolomics, Metabonomics and Metabolite Profiling (RSC Biomolecular Sciences)



Metabolomics, Metabonomics and Metabolite Profiling (RSC Biomolecular Sciences)
W. Griffiths | 2007-11-19 00:00:00 | Royal Society of Chemistry | 287 | Internal Medicine

The completion of gene sequencing has resulted in an intensified investigation of the proteome and metabolome Metabolite profiling methods used for disease diagnosis have been expanded with the advent of new technology and are being applied extensively in the quest for the discovery of new markers for diseases. In this comprehensive resource the Editor draws together experts from the field and provides an insightful introduction into the technology and methodology. Metabolomics, Metabonomics And Metabolite Profiling covers a broad range of topics. This is a must have, up-to-date, reference which will appeal to academics, students, technicians and professionals working in, or joining this field.



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International Recipes


International Recipes
| 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | | 60 | Cooking
Explore the cuisine from around the world with this sampling of international flavor of these authentic recipes.
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Java and Mac OS X (Developer Reference)



Java and Mac OS X (Developer Reference)
| 2010-05-03 00:00:00 | | 0 | Java


Learn the guidelines of integrating Java with native Mac OS X applications with this Devloper Reference book.

Java is used to create nearly every type of application that exists and is one of the most required skills of employers seeking computer programmers. Java code and its libraries can be integrated with Mac OS X features, and this book shows you how to do just that.

You'll learn to write Java programs on OS X and you'll even discover how to integrate them with the Cocoa APIs. Shows how Java programs can be integrated with any Mac OS X feature, such as NSView widgets or screen savers Reveals the requirements for integrating Java with native OS X applications Covers OS X libraries and behaviors unique to working with Java

With this book, you will learn that creating Java-based applications that integrate closely with OS X is not a myth!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


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Wood ~ Issue 196, March 2010


Wood ~ Issue 196, March 2010
Better Homes and Garden | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Better Homes and Garden | 85 | Do It Yourself
Wood ~ Issue 196, March 2010
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Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers



Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers
Randall Thomas | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Taylor & Francis | 272 | Architecture
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A good introduction to environmental design – Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University


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Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UKs leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here. This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines.
The book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and buildings form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative energy sources are covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the authors belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. The book concludes with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects including Beaufort Court, Kings Langley.

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* Paperback: 272 pages
* Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 3 edition (February 8, 2006)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0415363349
* ISBN-13: 978-0415363341
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How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra



How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra
Mildred Johnson, Tim Johnson | 2000-01-01 00:00:00 | McGraw-Hill | 196 | Mathematics
Solving word problems has never been easier than with Schaum's How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra!

This popular study guide shows students easy ways to solve what they struggle with most in algebra: word problems. How to Solve Word Problems in Algebra, Second Edition, is ideal for anyone who wants to master these skills. Completely updated, with contemporary language and examples, features solution methods that are easy to learn and remember, plus a self-test.
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The Regimes of European Integration: Constructing Governance of the Single Market



The Regimes of European Integration: Constructing Governance of the Single Market
Shawn Donnelly | 2010-09-03 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 288 | Economics
The regulation of financial markets and companies in Europe has undergone significant changes over the last decade. The Commission, Member States, and Parliament constructed regimes that facilitate new legislation, sanction delegation to the Commission for financial market law, and structure the cross-border regulation of companies within the single market. The substance of this book is about that regime development.

In creating the regimes discussed in The Regimes of European Integration, EU leaders contributed to the ongoing constitutionalization of Europe by contesting and constructing norms. Each of the regimes required an explicit definition of the vertical relationship between the EU and the member states, and of the horizontal relationship amongst the member states. It defined the kind of regulatory state that would be required, the mix of European and national bodies involved, and the procedures they were to follow in carrying out their functions. It also defined what kinds of national variation in related economic and social policy would be regarded as legitimate. As they made these agreements, European leaders simultaneously articulated what it meant to be a member state in the single market, and what it meant to delegate responsibilities to the EU. This constitutionalised these ideals by sorting out the issues of EU and national responsibilities in a powerfully authoritative way. The theory of this book is about demonstrating the normative foundations of these constitutional agreements and showing how they had to be built on the shoulders of national ones.

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The Art and Science of Protective Relaying



The Art and Science of Protective Relaying
C. R. Mason | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | John Wiley & Sons Inc | 410 | Engineering
Green boards have average wear; p/o names and engineering company stamp inside cover, otherwise text unmarked; light tanning; no jacket

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Pitfalls and Triumphs of Information Technology Management (Cases on Information Technology Series)



Pitfalls and Triumphs of Information Technology Management (Cases on Information Technology Series)
Mehdi Khosrowpour | 2001-02-01 00:00:00 | IGI Global | 335 | MIS
With the successes of the widely acclaimed first volume Successes and Pitfalls of IT Management and second volume (Organizational Achievement and Failure in Information Technology Management) of this series comes the third volume, "Pitfalls and Triumphs of Information Technology Management." This book is a collection of real-life cases that focus on both achievements attained with the successful utilization of information technology as well as failures suffered as a result of substandard use and management of IT resources in organizations. Cases deal with issues that affect a wide variety of organizations - large and small businesses, government organizations and educational institutions.

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Keystone Battlewagon U.S.S. Pennsylvania (Bb-38)



Keystone Battlewagon U.S.S. Pennsylvania (Bb-38)
Myron J. Smith | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Pictorial Histories Publishing Company | 44 | United States

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Quantum Approach to Informatics



Quantum Approach to Informatics
| 2005-09-12 00:00:00 | | 0 | Miscellaneous


An essential overview of quantum information

Information, whether inscribed as a mark on a stone tablet or encoded as a magnetic domain on a hard drive, must be stored in a physical object and thus made subject to the laws of physics. Traditionally, information processing such as computation occurred in a framework governed by laws of classical physics. However, information can also be stored and processed using the states of matter described by non-classical quantum theory. Understanding this quantum information, a fundamentally different type of information, has been a major project of physicists and information theorists in recent years, and recent experimental research has started to yield promising results.

Quantum Approach to Informatics fills the need for a concise introduction to this burgeoning new field, offering an intuitive approach for readers in both the physics and information science communities, as well as in related fields. Only a basic background in quantum theory is required, and the text keeps the focus on bringing this theory to bear on contemporary informatics. Instead of proofs and other highly formal structures, detailed examples present the material, making this a uniquely accessible introduction to quantum informatics.

Topics covered include:
* An introduction to quantum information and the qubit
* Concepts and methods of quantum theory important for informatics
* The application of information concepts to quantum physics
* Quantum information processing and computing
* Quantum gates
* Error correction using quantum-based methods
* Physical realizations of quantum computing circuits

A helpful and economical resource for understanding this exciting new application of quantum theory to informatics, Quantum Approach to Informatics provides students and researchers in physics and information science, as well as other interested readers with some scientific background, with an essential overview of the field.


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Federal Taxation in America: A Short History (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)



Federal Taxation in America: A Short History (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)
W. Elliot Brownlee | 2004-05-03 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 304 | Popular Economics
Extending from the ratification of the Constitution to the present day. W. Elliott Brownlee describes the five principal stages of federal taxation in relation to the crises that led to their adoption--the formation of the republic, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Now in a new edition, Brownlee expands his coverage to the present, with a new chapter focusing on the current tax policies of the Bush administration. This discussion is set within a larger analysis of contemporary tax and fiscal issues, including war finance, Social Security, and Medicare. First Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-56265-1 First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-56586-3
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The United States began as a dispute over taxes. The Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party. Taxes were levied by England and the Americans didn't want to pay them. So we had a revolution to eliminate them. Then, somewhere along the way we found that we needed taxes to support what we wanted the Federal Government to do - like fight the Civil War.

This began the first phase of Federal taxation which lasted until World War I. Phase 2 lasted until World War II. And the basic structure of taxes established then lasted until Reagan in 1980. We are now in a new phase with the structure getting gradually changed under George W. Bush.

While the news media have been spending almost all their time on things like Iraq, behind the scenes the fundamental basic taxing structure is being debated between the President and Congress. Still being called the same things, like income tax, the income tax may take on more of the attributes of a tax on consumption. Widely attacked by the Democrats, under the Bush tax program, the richest 5 percent of taxpayers account for 56 percnt of income tax collections (up from 42% in 1986). And the deficit has increased to about 4.2%, well under the almost 6% of the Reagan era. It will be very interesting to see what happens next.

Well written, easy to understand, this is a book that goes far beyond the 30 second sound bites so popular on today's television news to provide an explanation on how the taxing structure of the United States got where it is, and some good thoughts on where it is going.
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It is a good prescription for ignorance.
Saying that the US is the least heavily taxed developed nation is like saying "hey I only slap my wife, my nieghbor beats his wife."
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I really enjoyed this very well researched book. It appears to be the best-researched book on the subject despite its short length. Brownlee does a very good job of describing the interplay between private interests and ideology regarding U.S. tax policy. In addition, he keeps in mind that policy does not occur in a vacuum. He carefully describes the political entrepreneurs who make change come about.
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Brownlee gives a great overview of America's taxation history. The book is a fairly fast read and gives the reader a good historical framework without a multitude of minutia. It also seems to be relatively free from bias, although Brownlee evidently does not adore FDR...

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Security Communities and their Neighbours: Regional Fortresses or Global Integrators?



Security Communities and their Neighbours: Regional Fortresses or Global Integrators?
Alex J. Bellamy | 2004-11-27 00:00:00 | Palgrave Macmillan | 224 | Military
There are two types of security community: those that create a political community between themselves by institution building (such as the EU); and those that are pluralistic and are aligned through shared values, responsiveness to each others needs and policy goals by their political elites (such as the UK and Ireland or the USA and Canada). Bellamy seeks to examine the impact of the development of such communities on members and non-members both theoretically and in practice though the analysis of several case studies.


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HAVEN
Vincent E. Sweeney | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Lulu.com | 261 | Fiction
In the future, the deadliest place in the universe is the only place we can call ’home’. After crash-landing on a lush alien world, refugees from the long-forgotten planet Earth find themselves confronted with horror and treachery as they are pitted against a ’faceless enemy’ which haunts the darkness of the forests - killing all who dare trespass into the unknown. Young Stephen Carlisse faces a terrible dilemma when his best friend, Mandel (the son of the exalted Governor Hedrick) is taken by the phantoms. With the aid of the iron-willed Commander Lee (whose mysterious daughter Stephen has become enamored with) a search party is organized to venture into the shadowy world and rescue the heir of the human race. Harrowing action, tragic romance, mortal terror and genocidal warfare all await you if you will dare to explore the pristine and savage world of HAVEN
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Byzantium in the Year 1000 (Medieval Mediterranean)



Byzantium in the Year 1000 (Medieval Mediterranean)
Norway) International Congress of Historical Sciences 2000 (Oslo | 2002-12-01 00:00:00 | Brill Academic Publishers | 284 | Greece
A thousand years ago, the Byzantine Empire was reaching the height of its revival as a mediaeval state. The ten contributions to this volume by scholars from six European countries reassess key aspects of the empire's politics and culture in the long reign of the emperor Basil II.

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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 QuickSteps



Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 QuickSteps
Carole Matthews | 2004-01-27 00:00:00 | McGraw-Hill Osborne Media | 224 | Methodology
Brace youself, because here comes QuickSteps: The fast, easy, accessible information on PowerPoint 2003 in a full-color cookbook-style format. Provides answers to all of your How-do-I questions in a concise and meaningful way. Lengthwise page layout allows for easy page viewing. Useful tips and cautions are displayed in the margins so that they don't break the flow of the quick steps themselves.
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I manage a medium-sized network and support a large number of fairly savvy users. That is, most users know how to do their specific tasks very well and are willing to learn new things. But they are not willing to sit down with a book full of dense text. This is where the "Quick Steps" books come in handy. I keep a number of these books on hand and when a user requests assistance, I give them one of the books with the appropriate page bookmarked. Steps are outlined in full color with lots of pictures and pointers and tips. Additional information is set off in side boxes so users can learn more if they choose. What I have found is that once a user completes a task successfully, they get fairly excited about the experience and browse the book to learn more. The books really stimulate users to experiment with things they would not normally bother to learn. And that is where this book excels. It is a "browser." Users don't feel like they need to start at the beginning and read through to the end. I get lots of grumbles when I ask for the book back so I can pass it on to others.



This book is also great for new users. I tell them to spend a few hours working through the steps, which are easy to follow and can be done at a fairly fast pace. Most users think the full color layout is fun to work through. The down-side is that like any book, space is limited, especially with the fully-illustrated format, so you're obviously not going to find everything in these books, but I do feel they contain a good balance of material and are appropriate for corporate libraries.



Marty and I are fellow writers and that is how I learned about these books. I must say that it has helped my users enormously and relieved my support task. Hey, it's the 21st century. Anyone working in an office should know how to work with operating systems and common applications. Most people can do that if they have easily accessible references and refresher material like these books. Thanks to Marty for developing the "Quick Steps" concept and to McGraw-Hill for publishing this series.



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Führe dich selbst: Die eigene Lebensenergie als Kraftquelle nutzen



Führe dich selbst: Die eigene Lebensenergie als Kraftquelle nutzen
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Führe dich selbst: Die eigene Lebensenergie als Kraftquelle nutzen
Gabler, Betriebswirt.-Vlg | 2010 | ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3834915106 | 206 Pages | PDF | 1.2 Mb
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Safe Liposuction and Fat Transfer (Basic and Clinical Dermatology)



Safe Liposuction and Fat Transfer (Basic and Clinical Dermatology)
Rhoda S. Narins | 2003-02-05 00:00:00 | Informa Healthcare | 600 | Internal Medicine
New York Univ., New York City. Text discusses study and training, design of a surgical suite, techniques of liposuction surgery and tumescent anesthesia, and safety and risk management. Fat transfer is covered in detail. For beginning and experienced liposuction surgeons.
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Rhoda Narins performed a disfiguring liposuction procedure on me - scary that she is put in the position of teaching others

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The First English Empire: Power and Identities in the British Isles 1093-1343 (The Ford Lectures, 1998)



The First English Empire: Power and Identities in the British Isles 1093-1343 (The Ford Lectures, 1998)
R. R. Davies | 2000-11-16 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 224 | England
The future of the United Kingdom is an increasingly open question. This book traces the issue's roots to the Middle Ages, when English power and control came to extend to the whole of the British Isles. By 1300 it looked as if Edward I was in control of virtually the whole of the British Isles. Ireland, Scotland, and Wales had, in different degrees, been subjugated to his authority; contemporaries were even comparing him to King Arthur. This was the culmination of a remarkable English advance into the outer zones of the British Isles in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The advance was not only a matter of military power, political control, and governmental and legal institutions; it also involved extensive colonization and the absorption of these outer zones into the economic and cultural orbit of an England-dominated world. What remained to be seen was how stable (especially in Scotland and Ireland) this English 'empire' would be; how far the northern and western parts of the British Isles could be absorbed in an English-centered polity and society; and to what extent the early and self-confident development of English identity would determine the relationships between England and the rest of the British Isles. The answers to those questions would be shaped by the past of the country that was England; the answers would also cast their shadow over the future of the British Isles for centuries to come.
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Davies continues his excellence in scholarship and fresh perspective on the interaction of Norman/"English" influences on the existing cultures of the British Isles during the immediate two centuries following the invasion. It elegantly reflects that this process of "integration" of Wales, Ireland and Scotland was not natural or inevitable and could only be accomplished by force - or a forceful ruler (Henry I, Henry II. Edward I). In fact, the process of integration may have fostered the development of cultural unity that could only be overcome by force. It sheds an exceptional light on the question of "natural" British unity. As with all of Davies works, his writing style can hold the reader's attention while still being well-documented in facts.

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Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture



Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture
Alison Landsberg | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Columbia University Press | 232 | United States

Instead of compartmentalizing American experience, the technologies of mass culture make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender to share collective memories -- to assimilate as personal experience historical events through which they themselves did not live. That's the provocative argument of this book, which examines the formation and potential of privately felt public memories. Alison Landsberg argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact contain the still-unrealized potential for a progressive politics based on empathy for the historical experiences of others. The result is a new form of public cultural memory -- "prosthetic" memory -- that awakens the potential in American society for increased social responsibility and political alliances that transcend the essentialism and ethnic particularism of contemporary identity politics.



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Who Pays for the Kids?: Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Economics as Social Theory)



Who Pays for the Kids?: Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Economics as Social Theory)
Nancy Folbre | 1994-01-27 00:00:00 | Routledge | 352 | Economics
Who Pays for the Kids? looks at how women bear a disproportionate amount of the costs of caring for children. Nancy Folbre demonstrates the inadequacies of traditional explanations for this inequality and offers an alternative analysis of individual choices within interlocking structures of constraint based on gender, sex, age, nation, race and class. Folbre maps out the complex relationship between the family, the market and the state. She compares political movements, state policies and social welfare in three regions of the world with very different race and class relations: the United States, Northwestern Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. A brilliant synthesis of feminist theory and political economy, Who Pays for the Kids? explains why modern capitalist economies undervalue children and reinforce inequalities based on gender and age.

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Writing for Visual Media, Third Edition



Writing for Visual Media, Third Edition
Anthony Friedmann | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Focal Press | 432 | Internet
Writing for Visual Media looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write.

Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of visual narratives. You'll explore your visual imagination and try out your powers of invention.

The companion web site enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. It includes scripts and the video produced from them; visual demonstrations of concepts; and an interactive, illustrated glossary of terms and concepts. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/Friedmann, and follow the registration instructions on the site.

* There are no boring subjects, only boring writers. This book shows you how to connect with your audience, no matter what the subject.
* Learn to think and write visually for films, PSAs, instructional media, training videos, and many other genres.
* Robust companion web site features many scripts; storyboards; video clips of scenes produced from the script examples; and an interactive glossary of camera shots, movements, and transitions. Please visit http://booksite.focalpress.com/Friedmann, and follow the instructions for registration on the web site.
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Learn Hindi Vol - 05


Learn Hindi Vol - 05
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 1 | Languages (Other)
Learn Hindi Vol - 05
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CCNP: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks Study Guide, 2nd Edition (642-801)



CCNP: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks Study Guide, 2nd Edition (642-801)
| 2003-11-06 00:00:00 | | 0 | Cisco Certification


Thoroughly prepare yourself for Cisco's revised BSCI (Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks) exam (643-801) with this Study Guide from Sybex, leader in Cisco certification study guides and winner of CertCities.com 2002 Readers' Choice Award. BSCI is one of four core exams required for the mid-level Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Packed with in-depth coverage of all official Cisco exam objectives, plus real world scenarios and exam essentials, this comprehensive guide takes you beyond the basics and reinforces key subject areas. The accompanying CD includes testing engine with two bonus sample exams, electronic flashcards for PCs and Palm handhelds, and a searchable electronic version of the entire book.

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Woefully inadequate
I'd completed the CCNA with the help of the corresponding Sybex book, (I thought it was fantastic), so hoped the BSCI book would be much the same. I was sadly disapponited. The first 5 chapters seemed to be the exact same content as the CCNA book, and the other more complex stuff was very difficult to understand. Having read the Cisco self-study I think this book lacks a lot of content, is badly written so as to make the subject unintelligible, and the examples given are so utterly trival that I don't see how they help you understand the concepts. Do not waste your money.

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Not so great
This books are full of syntax errors and answer errors. Most of the syntax example does not include a diagram, a lot of guessing game here. You got to imagine the network yourself. Most of the explanations are also not very clear.

I bought many book by Sybex, this is the only book that disappoint me.

Not a good buy. I gave it two stars for thier effort.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PASS BSCI EXAM
This is it! This is all you need to pass the BSCI exam! This book is much more interesting than the Cisco Press books. All the information is very well presented, organized and easy to read.

The review questions were extremely useful and helped me understand the topic even better. I also went through the flash cards on my PDA the morning of the exams.

This book definitely prepared me for the BSCI exam.

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Everything you need for the BSCI
This book had everything that I need to pass the BSCI exam. The layout and tables make the concepts easy to understand and learn. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to get their CCNP!

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A must have book for Cisco's new 642-801 BSCI Exam
Carl has done an excellent job with the book. I used the book to successfully pass my BSCI exam.

The chapters are very well organized and have very clear examples and screen shots from actual configurations of Cisco routers.

The book starts off with a review of basic routing and IP addressing and follows with a more detailed examination of NAT and the various interior and exterior routing protocols, policy based routing and redistribution.

The command summary, written / hands on labs and review questions at the end of each chapter and the flash cards on the CDROM really helped alot for the exam.


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Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (Specialist Periodical Reports)



Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (Specialist Periodical Reports)
J. S. Davies | 2007-11-30 00:00:00 | Royal Society of Chemistry | 400 | Biochemistry
In an ever-increasing domain of activity, Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins provides an annual compilation of the world's research effort into this important area of biological chemistry. Comprising a comprehensive review of significant developments at this biology/chemistry interface, each volume opens with an overview of amino acids and their applications. Work on peptides is reviewed over several chapters, ranging from current trends in their synthesis and conformational and structural analysis, to peptidomimetics and the discovery of peptide-related molecules in nature. The application of advanced techniques in structural elucidation is incorporated into all chapters, whilst periodic chapters on metal complexes of amino acids, peptides and beta-lactams extend the scope of coverage. Efficient searching of specialist topics is facilitated by the sub-division of chapters into discrete subject areas, allowing annual trends to be monitored. All researchers in the pharmaceutical and allied industries, and at the biology/chemistry interface in academia will find this an indispensable reference source. Volume 36 covers literature published during 2003.

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Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song



Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song
Steve Turner | 2003-11-01 00:00:00 | Ecco | 304 | Religious

Behind our most beloved hymn is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way "Amazing Grace" continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve Turner embarks on a journey to trace the life of the hymn, from Olney, England, where it was written by former slave trader John Newton, to tiny Plantain Island off the coast of Africa, where Newton was held captive for almost a year, to the Kentucky-Tennessee border and other parts of the South, where the hymn first began to spread.

Newton had been rescued from Africa by a merchant ship when, during an eleven-hour storm on the Atlantic, he converted to Christianity. Years later, as a minister, he wrote the hymn for use among his congregation. Through the nineteenth century, "Amazing Grace" appeared in more and more hymn books, and in the twentieth century it rose to a gospel and folk standard before exploding into pop music. It has been recorded by artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tiny Tim, Al Green, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Chet Baker, and Destiny's Child. Amazing Grace closely examines this modern history of the hymn through personal interviews with recording artists.

From John Newton's incredible life story to the hymn's role in American spirituality and culture, Amazing Grace is an illuminating, thorough, and unprecedented musical history.


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Steve Turner has done a great service to Christians everywhere. In the first part of his carefully researched book, Turner gives us an excellent account of the life of John Newton, the author of the famous hymn "Amazing Grace." Here he covers much that is familiar, and at the same time corrects some common misconceptions.



The second half of the book traces the history of "Amazing Grace." It is fascinating to learn how the song's tune has developed and changed, how the verses of the song have evolved over time, and how the hymn has grown in popularity over the years. Not as enjoyable was learning how "Amazing Grace" has been reinterpreted since the 1970's to support the views of whatever unsaved person or group using it at the time. I am sure ol' John Newton would be spinning in his grave if he knew what our postmodern society has done with his marvelous hymn. Still, Turner's book should do nothing for the Christian but endear even more to "Amazing Grace" the song, and amazing grace the message.
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I'm not sure why,but this book has a lot more to it than first meets the eye.Often books of this nature are of the 'edited 'type with very little effort put into them and while the concept is good ;usually filled with a bunch of fluff.But not this one.A great effort has gone into it and as a result we have an excellent work.
While he never gets away from his topic,Turner gives us an awful lot about the history of Newton and everyone associated with him,a thorough understanding of the slave trade,a good understanding of the various Protestant churches of the18th and 19th centuries .If that isn't enough, he has covered in minute detail the evolution of the hymn,it's meaning word by word,it's associated music and how it spread ,and by whom ,throughout it's 225 year history.
He has beautifully shown the deep religious and theological meaning the hymn has for those who understand it and have a faith in God.He has just as well explained how and why so many people love and get inspiration from the hymn even though they may have little in the way of faith or religious involvement.He does this without being judgemental in any way.
As to how Newton could be involved in the slave trade.."Slavery was as acceptable as abortion is today-it was legal,it had immediate and tangible benefits,and people predicted widespread calamity should it ever be banned.There was no social pressure for him to feel shame.Cities had been built on the fruits of slavery and the great merchants of slaves were celebrated,giving their names to buildings and streets.It was those who were opposed to slavery who were regarded as irritants-ememies of social stability,troublemakers,idealists with no concern for progress."
There is one thing I would like to add and that is..If there ever was a book that would have benefited from an included CD,this would have been it.
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I sing and Amazing Grace is one of my favorite hymns. I'm also a nontheist. I'm pretty comfortable with those two seemingly incongruous facts, but I thought I'd read Steve Turner's book Amazing Grace to see if other folks like me had made it into the text. I'm also an Arlo Guthrie fan and I figured I'd do some fact checking on the version of John Newton's story Arlo tells when singing Amazing Grace in concert. Folks like me show up towards the end of the second part of the book and Turner indicates that Arlo is aware that his version is condensed and inaccurate.

The first part of Amazing Grace is the story of John Newton and how he came to write the words to what is now America's favorite hymn. I learned a lot of history, especially of the slave trade in the 1700's, while getting the non-Arlo, complicated version of Mr. Newton's life. The second part of the book follows the history of the hymn post-Newton. Turner has done his homework and I especially enjoyed learning about the history of the hymn in the 1800's, including how Amazing Grace picked up the tune we now sing it to.

I highly recommend Amazing Grace to fans of history, music, and, of course, the hymn Amazing Grace.
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I just led a church service about "Amazing Grace," and Steve Turner's book served as my main resource. I read it cover to cover during the process, and found it highly intelligent and interesting, with far too many "tidbits" that I wanted to include in the service and couldn't! I encourage the reading of this book AS a "pleasure read," not just as research material.

I particularly appreciated the section on contemporary versions of "Amazing Grace" and its impact on the secular community. As a Unitarian Universalist, I was greatly cheered to find one of our ministers quoted on the impact of the hymn on those who don't necessarily believe in a divine presence.

The discography of AG recordings included as an appendix was also hugely valuable, as I compiled a CD of recorded versions as a "party favor" for my (small) congregation. Turner's correct when he says it's a "select" discography, but he got most of the really good ones!
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I love Steve Turner books, and I love the song Amazing Grace. What a combination!...a work of history that reads like a good mystery novel! I couldn't put it down until I'd read it from cover to cover. This book has everything...a great redemption story, both for the man, Newton--and his song, which didn't really take off until someone put the perfect tune with it a hundred years later. Turner manages to present the context of Newton's theology in a scholarly way that will be informative, but not off-putting to those who are not into reformed theology. The secular life of the song is fascinating...to see how this song was popularized, and now touches millions. To me this song has what we wan't all music to have...something that touches our insides in a way we can't describe, but we know that it makes our lives more complete. And the biggest surprise of the book?...Newton became a slave-trader AFTER his conversion, and only opposed slavery much later in life. Considering how slowly America has repented of it's historic racism, there may be a lesson for us all as we see the sanctification that occurred over time in Newton's life.

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Bridge (Reaktion Books - Objekt)



Bridge (Reaktion Books - Objekt)
Peter Bishop | 2008-01-01 00:00:00 | Reaktion Books | 240 | Architecture
Whether a humble string of planks swaying across a trickling stream or the soaring towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, bridges are one of man’s great engineering feats. Now in Bridge, Peter Bishop provides a comprehensive historical account of their role in the advancement of human culture.

From ancient Roman arches to the rail bridge of Lhasa to the suspension bridge over Niagara Falls, Bishop traverses the full span of the globe to examine numerous incarnations and their diverse architectural styles. The book tackles a wide range of issues, including the design and construction of “mega-spans” such as Hong Kong’s Tsing Ma Bridge; the integral role of bridges in railroad networks; and the social dynamics of class and mobility that surround urban bridges in cities such as New York. Drawing upon sources in art, politics, science, philosophy, and the media, Bishop argues that the cultural meaning of bridges today revolves around the idea of expanding geographical claims, rather than connecting to others, and he explores the implications of that idea for the future. A fascinating and richly illustrated study, Bridge will engage enthusiasts of planning, architecture, and design alike.
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PIC Microcontroller Project Book : For PIC Basic and PIC Basic Pro Compliers



PIC Microcontroller Project Book : For PIC Basic and PIC Basic Pro Compliers
John Iovine | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics | 256 | Electrical Engineering
The PIC microcontroller is enormously popular both in the U.S. and abroad. The first edition of this book was a tremendous success because of that. However, in the 4 years that have passed since the book was first published, the electronics hobbyist market has become more sophisticated. Many users of the PIC are now comfortable shelling out the $250 for the price of the Professional version of the PIC Basic (the regular version sells for $100). This new edition is fully updated and revised to include detailed directions on using both versions of the microcontroller, with no-nonsense recommendations on which is better served in different situations.
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Enzyme Assays: High-throughput Screening, Genetic Selection and Fingerprinting



Enzyme Assays: High-throughput Screening, Genetic Selection and Fingerprinting
Jean-Louis Reymond | 2006-03-13 00:00:00 | Wiley-VCH | 386 | Internal Medicine
Edited by one of the leading experts in the field, this book fills the need for a book presenting the most important methods for high-throughput screenings and functional characterization of enzymes. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach, making it indispensable for all those involved in this expanding field, and reflects the major advances made over the past few years.
For biochemists, analytical, organic and catalytic chemists, and biotechnologists.
Between East and West is an attempt to rediscover meaning for Western philosophy and culture by looking outside the Western tradition. Luce Irigaray's passionate intellect is in evidence throughout the book, which she envisions as "a quest for myself, for the world, for the other, beyond illusions, beyond lies." Irigaray, probably the foremost feminist philosopher in France, attempts to "reground" both individuality and community. To do so she examines the experiential aspects of Eastern philosophy, particularly the yogic tradition.

In the original elements of Indian philosophy, Irigaray finds a mythic-philosophic wellspring of ecological and sexual harmony that is predicated on a respect for difference. Ultimately, she wants to show that certain elements of pre-Aryan Indian thought allow us to reconstitute ourselves as individuals and refound our communities. And according to Irigaray, the stakes are high: "Political agendas ... need new formations, perspectives, words and logic," she writes. And if we don't find them, the 21st century "risks being nothing but a pitiful decline of the human species." --Eric de Place

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