Monday, 21 February 2011

What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology



What is What in the Nanoworld: A Handbook on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Victor E. Borisenko,Stefano Ossicini | 2004-11-10 00:00:00 | Wiley-VCH | 347 | Engineering
This introductory, reference handbook summarizes the terms and definitions, most important phenomena, and regulations discovered in the physics, chemistry, technology, and application of nanostructures. These nanostructures are typically inorganic and organic structures at the atomic scale. Fast progressing nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, molecular electronics and spintronics, nanotechnology and quantum processing of information, are of strategic importance for the information society of the 21st century.
The short form of information taken from textbooks, special encyclopedias, recent original books and papers provides fast support in understanding "old" and new terms of nanoscience and technology widely used in scientific literature on recent developments. Such support is indeed important when one reads a scientific paper presenting new results in nanoscience. A representative collection of fundamental terms and definitions from quantum physics, and quantum chemistry, special mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, solid state physics, material science and technology accompanies recommended second sources (books, reviews, websites) for an extended study of a subject.
Each entry interprets the term or definition under consideration and briefly presents main features of the phenomena behind it. Additional information in the form of notes ("First described in: ", "Recognition: ", "More details in: ") supplements entries and gives a historical retrospective of the subject with reference to further sources.
Ideal for answering questions related to unknown terms and definitions of undergraduate and Ph.D. students studying the physics of low-dimensional structures, nanoelectronics, nanotechnology.
The handbook provides fast support, when one likes to know or to remind the essence of a scientific term, especially when it contains a personal name in its title, like in terms "Anderson localization", "Aharonov-Bohm effect", "Bose-Einstein condensate", e.t.c
More than 1000 entries, from a few sentences to a page in length.
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An excellent handbook covering a wide range of important issues in relation to the nanoworld. The book will be certainly an asset for those who need a quick overview about different interesting phenomena and peculiarities observed in nanostructures.


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It is very useful and timely book, which allows specialists in nanophysics to understand quicker and better a lot of contemporary information they have to deal with.

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UH-1 Huey in Action - Aircraft No. 75



UH-1 Huey in Action - Aircraft No. 75
Wayne Mutza | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Squadron/Signal Publications | 50 | Military Science

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Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours



Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours
| 2005-10-10 00:00:00 | | 0 | Macromedia Flash


Explore the depth and flexibility of Macromedia Flash 8 with Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours. Fundamental topics are presented one-by-one in a series of 24 one-hour lessons that will help you master the basics of Flash. Author Phillip Kerman, an internationally-known Macromedia trainer and multimedia expert, offers you a clearly-written, well-organized introduction to Macromedia Flash 8 without becoming too overwhelming. You will cover such subjects as: Drawing and Painting Original Art Using Motion Tween to Animate Animatng Using Movie Clips Using Actions to Create Non-Linear Movies Optimizing a Flash Site Publishing a Creation Not only will you master the basics of Macromedia Flash 8 with Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours, you will also be better prepared to learn more advanced topics in the future.



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Great Book
This book has clear consise explanations of topics that will satisfy most new users to Flash. No nonsense approach and practical instructions with plenty of tasks that lead you through the maize of the Flash interface. There are online addresses provided in the book to resources that provide further explanations, source files, etc. Do not hesitate to buy this book. Well worth the small price.

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A great introduction to Flash 8
I borrowed this book from the library but just popped on Amazon to purchase it. The criticism that this book tends to be repetitive is true. However, as a newbie on Flash (except running through some of the included tutorials that didn't necessarily give all the short-cuts, reasoning, etc,,.that I found in this book), I find the repetition helpful. In so many computer training books they throw the information out at you once and then, when you come across it again chapters later, you only vaguely remember it. I prefer not to waste my time looking things up. Anyway, I think Phillip Kerman must have extensive actual classwork time with real live students to have been able to come up with such a WORKING manual. I have on my desk about 10 different manuals for various programs that I borrowed from the library but this is the ONLY one that I really want to purchase because it has so much information in it (that I want to mark and tag and write in my own copy!!).

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Made my own flash within 2 hours.
This book is awesome. Very easy to read & follow and quite informative. I was able to make a really cute flash within 2 chapters and 2 hours. I can't wait to see what I can do when I'm done.

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Excellent step-by-step overview
Flash is a complex program with innumerable functions. Phillip Kerman breaks the program down into bite-size chunks and leads you through each one step by step. His explanations are concise and easy to understand and always followed immediately by practical exercises so that right from the outset you get your hands dirty creating things using the program. The absolute beginner will have a solid overview of the basic functions of Flash by the end of the book and be able to begin experimenting with a project. The book's well-organized structure and detailed index would also make it ideal as a reference tool for those who already have some knowledge of the program.

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Good Info but,,.
It takes FOREVER to get to the point and many times there is repitition over the instruction. Sometimes in the same paragraph! A good book that gives information yes, but it could easily have been cut to a third the size.


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100 vocabulary words kids need to know



100 vocabulary words kids need to know
Kama Einhorn & Jackie Glassman | 2004-01-01 00:00:00 | Scholastic | 256 | For Children
Continuing the successful "Scholastic 100 Words" line of exciting new language arts workbooks, this product focuses on 100 essential words kids need to know by 5th grade. Colorful art and photographs illustrate the 256 pages of lively activities, including reading and writing practice, comprehension, critical thinking exercises and word puzzles. Includes special dictionary pages and dictionary skill tips and colorful bookmarks with vocabulary-building tips.
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Experimentalphysik 2: Kollision, Gravitation, Bezugssysteme Physik Denken (Springer-Lehrbuch) (German Edition)



Experimentalphysik 2: Kollision, Gravitation, Bezugssysteme Physik Denken (Springer-Lehrbuch) (German Edition)
Martin Erdmann | 2010-11-29 00:00:00 | Springer | 90 | Gravity
Um Naturvorgänge beobachten, erklären und vorherzusagen zu können, ist die Physik auf fundierte Kenntnisse der experimentellen Methoden, der Interpretation von Messungen und der physikalischen Konzepte angewiesen. Diese werden auf Basis der Mathematik entwickelt. Der Autor vermittelt Physik-Studierenden im Bachelor-Studium die wesentlichen Konzepte und die experimentellen Methoden zu deren Überprüfung. Studierende sollen lernen, die entsprechenden mathematischen Berechnungen anzustellen. Mit Beispielen, Aufgaben und Beschreibungen von Experimenten.

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Windows Home Server For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))



Windows Home Server For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
| 2007-11-19 00:00:00 | | 0 | Windows


If you work in an office, you probably don?t lose much sleep worrying about whether your files are safe if your PC melts down. Company IT departments handle those things for business networks. But how about all those precious photos, address lists, the family genealogy, and everything else that lives on your home network? Windows Home Server can save the day if one of your personal PCs hiccups, and Windows Home Server For Dummies serves up all the stuff you need to know to put it to work.

Forget everything you?ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don?t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps you Share files among all the PCs in your home Access your files from anywhere Make regular backups automatically Store files securely Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox Share multimedia across your network Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date Get regular reports on the overall health of your network

Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia.   Trust Woody? you?ll sleep better.

User review
Useful information
I enjoyed the `war stories` insights from an obviously proficient author. Using his advice, my WHS system is happily backing up my home computers and storing my important files. The book is a good value to get maximum benefit from WHS.

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Not Worth One Star
SAVE YOUR MONEY, The print in this book is vary vary small and illustrations are not readable how anyone can give this book more then one star is beyond me. YOU NEED SUPER 20 20 vistion to read this POOR Quility Prented Book!!

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Great book for the starter!!
Good book. Very well written and explains everything in a simple, straight forward manner.


My only gripe is a small one: the instructions for setting up the remote access wasn't as simple as he made it out to be, but did set me on the right path with a little bit of research.


The only other thing that I would have like to have seen was more on the `outside the box` things that can be done with the software that I hope to do: i.e. setting up an e-mail server, web server, etc.






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Good Book
As with all Dummies books, or at least those that I have read, this one does an excellent job of giving you the basics. It doesn't provide all of the ins and outs of WHS, but that's not what a Dummies book is for. As a computer engineer, I read the dummies book for any new technology I'm going to deal with, then I get one of the all-inclusive books to give me the details. For the average WHS installer and user, the Dummies book is all you need.

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Great Book to start you off right,,.
Windows Home Server for Dummies is a great book added to the series. Everything is explained in a very easy to read detailed manner. Nothing was overlooked. I particularly enjoyed the way the author organized the book so that you may either read it in order or skip around to different topics. The only downside to this book is it does not contain the new functionality that Power Pack 2 implements, such as over the network Windows Home Connector software installation, etc. Overall great buy for any newbie or expert that wants to get a better grasp and understanding of Windows Home Server.


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Statistical Tools for Environmental Quality Measurement (Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics)



Statistical Tools for Environmental Quality Measurement (Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics)
Douglas E. Splitstone,Michael E. Ginevan | 2003-09-25 00:00:00 | Chapman and Hall/CRC | 256 | Engineering
When interpreting environmental data, scientists and engineers first must select the correct statistical tool to use for their analysis. By doing this they will be able to make sound decisions in their efforts to solve environmental problems. They need a detailed reference that points out the subtle differences between statistical procedures, making clear what procedure to use when trying to find the answer to a specific problem.Statistical Tools for Environmental Quality Measurement provides a detailed review of statistical tools used in analyzing and addressing environmental issues. This book examines commonly-used techniques found in USEPA guidelines and discusses their potential impact on decision-making. The authors are not constrained by statistical formalism; they advise when to go outside of standard statistical models when making difficult decisions. The content is presented in a practical style that prioritizes methods that work, based upon the authors' extensive experience.The text points out that simplicity facilitates effective communication of an analysis and decision to a "consumer" of statistics. The book emphasizes the exact question that each procedure addresses, so that environmental scientists and engineers can clearly identify precisely the question they want to ask, and correctly interpret the results. Features

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The Basics of Chemistry (Basics of the Hard Sciences)



The Basics of Chemistry (Basics of the Hard Sciences)
Richard L. Myers | 2003-06-30 00:00:00 | Greenwood | 392 | Internal Medicine
Written for students beginning a formal study of chemistry, this volume encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Chapters are devoted to topics such as the atom, elements and the periodic table, bonding, equilibrium and kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Several chapters discuss broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry.
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I am a non-chemist, non-scientist who will never be a professional chemist or scientist, and was looking for a good introduction to chemistry aimed at people like me.



I was attracted to this book for two reasons. First of all, it was a non-mathematical treatment. That seemed desirable because I wanted to learn the concepts and not spend hours drilling on equations that I would never use. I have done some reading in a couple of superb college level texts (Pauling's classic text and a more recent one by Oxtoby et. al.) and was hoping to learn the basics without mastering all the rigorous detail in those books. Secondly, the author takes a historical approach to the subject, giving the reader some feel for the progress of the science and not just presenting it as received wisdom with no insight into where that wisdom came from.



Although the book has good points and the author clearly knows his subject, my hopes were disappointed. The lack of mathematical rigor is carried too far. Complex subjects that cry out for deeper explanation are treated very superficially. The historical perspective is not carried far enough. We learn something of the history of chemistry but do not get much information about the crucial experiments and observations that led to each ground breaking insight.



To some extent, this is unavoidable. Chemistry is not an easy subject. If a chemist sets out to provide an easy introduction in a relatively small number of pages (for a chemistry textbook that is), he's got to make major simplifications and compromises. To his credit, Myers really tries to convey some sophisticated information in simple, easy to absorb lessons. I think he might have done better, but he might have done worse.



On the other hand, Greenwood Press has done an atrocious job of preparing the book for publication. There seems to have been no editing at all. Zero. On almost every page one can find a place where a sentence contains a wrong word, a diagram is mislabeled, or an awkward, jarring phrase has been allowed to stand. The illustrations are mostly either out of copyright black and white images of historical scenes, or simple tables, formulas or diagrams that look like they were prepared by the author. It looks as if Myers did the entire job himself in Microsoft Word or some other word processor, gave it to Greenwood, and they published it without reading it or providing any real help. Perhaps they paid for an indexer to prepare the index at the back, or perhaps Myers had to do that too. I don't expect a good chemist to be a great writer or editor, but I do expect a publisher to smooth out the rough spots.



Given the low production quality, I can't understand why this book costs $86.95. It's not worth it. Barron's _Chemistry the Easy Way_ for $16.99 is probably about equally good (and bad), and provides more value for the money.



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Exercises in Group Theory



Exercises in Group Theory
E. Lyapin,A. Ya. Aizenshtat,M. M. Lesokhin | 1972-01-01 00:00:00 | Plenum Press | 240 | Mathematics

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Purely Functional Data Structures



Purely Functional Data Structures
| 1999-07-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Data Structures


Most books on data structures assume an imperative language such as C or C++. However, data structures for these languages do not always translate well to functional languages such as Standard ML, Haskell, or Scheme. This book describes data structures from the point of view of functional languages, with examples, and presents design techniques that allow programmers to develop their own functional data structures. The author includes both classical data structures, such as red-black trees and binomial queues, and a host of new data structures developed exclusively for functional languages. All source code is given in Standard ML and Haskell, and most of the programs are easily adaptable to other functional languages. This handy reference for professional programmers working with functional languages can also be used as a tutorial or for self-study.

User review
Good, but a bit dense
This book is great for someone who already understands the basics of functional programming but wants to learn more. I should note that terseness is one of this book's greatest strong points. In other words, don't assume that just because the book is short that it will be a short read. There's just a lot of information packed into so few words!

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Theoretically Interesting and Practically Useful
I use this book all the time to implement and improve purely functional data-structures. It is amazing the performance improvements possible by using good data-structures in functional programs.

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Intro to the functional style and fun algorithmic content
If you are beginning to learn functional programming, this is a good book to study. It focuses much on the `no assignment` aspect of the functional style; a good place to start. And does this on one data structure after another allowing it to be easily understood by readers with a procedural background. For the more advanced reader, the algorithmic content of the book is good reading and I find myself picking this book every year or so just to entertain myself. The applicability of the data structures is limited in that most languages come with basic libraries that suffice most of the time.

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Strange choice of implementation languages
The description of the book says it includes source code in both ML and Haskell. Unfortunately, the body of the text uses ML exclusively, and the Haskell code is banished to an appendix.


I say `unfortunately`, because many of the data structures used depend on lazy evaluation, which comes quite naturally to Haskell, and seems to require some sort of non-standard extension in ML.


While the content is good, I wish it would have used Haskell as the primary exposition language.

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An elegant book
Okasaki's slim volume is one of the best expositions on implementing data structures & algorithms in a functional language. After taking an introductory course on functional programming, this would be the book which tells you where to go next.


This book doesn't just present a rehash/rewrite of imperative data structures, only written in a functional language. Instead, Okasaki makes sure to emphasize benefits which only functional programming can bring to the table. For example, many functional data structures can compactly represent not just their current state, but all of their past states as well--a feature called `Persistence`. Also, functional newbie programmers might be wondering why lazy vs. strict programming is a big deal, and Okasaki shows clearly where data structures can benefit from either being lazy or being strict.


For the advanced reader, Okasaki also presents several powerful techniques for analyzing the runtime of algorithms, including the so-called `Banker's Method` and the `Physicist's Method` for analyzing amortized algorithms.


I hope that Okasaki comes out with a 2nd edition of this book; there is one missing piece in particular which I really wish he would have included: Although he presents an EXTREMELY lucid description of how to implement Red-Black trees in a functional language, he only presented algorithms for insertion and querying. Of course, deletion from a red-black tree is the hardest part, left here, I suppose, as an exercise to the student. If you want to supply this missing piece yourself, check out a paper by Stefan Kars, `Red-black trees with types`, J. Functional Programming 11(4):425-432, July, 2001. It presents deletion routines, but you'll still want to read Okasaki's book first, for unless you're very much smarter than me you won't be able to understand Kars' paper until you read Okasaki's exposition of red black trees.


Finally, this book is not just useful for programmers in functional languages; logic programmers, using prolog or a varient, will also find this book very helpful, because most of the techniques (all of the techniques, really, with the exception perhaps of the lazy programming stuff) can be directly applied in a prolog programming setting as well.


After reading this book and implementing some of the data structures for yourself, you'll be amazed at how fast algorithms can run, even when written in a functional language!


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Shooting Action Sports: The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Filmmaking



Shooting Action Sports: The Ultimate Guide to Extreme Filmmaking
Todd Grossman | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | Focal Press | 272 | Misc
Grossman is a young master of shooting action sports; and that vast knowledge is all here in his book. He will take you through the field with unique clarity, insight and innovation." -Rob Cohen, Director, The Fast and the Furious, xXx, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor "An impressive how-to guide for the modern sports cinematographer. Grossman's secrets to cinematic success are knowledge jewels that should be pored over repeatedly by the aspiring filmmaker." -Craig Caryl, Founder, Logic Skateboard Media, SpotStock.com "Grossman's real life experiences and wealth of film knowledge create a fun and thoroughly engaging read." -Simon Duggan, ACS, Cinematographer, "Live Free or Die Hard"
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Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 18th Century



Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 18th Century
Jonathan Shectman | 2003-01-01 00:00:00 | Greenwood Press | 368 | History
In over 60 alphabetical entries, Shectman examines at the tremendous scientific discoveries, inventions, and inquiries of the period. Familiar topics such as the steam engine and hot air balloon are covered, along with lesser-known topics such as the Watt copy press and Newton's experimentum crucis. A thorough discussion of each entry's scientific impact provides readers with an understanding of the lasting social and political importance of these advancements.
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Capital, Accumulation, and Money: An Integration of Capital, Growth, and Monetary Theory



Capital, Accumulation, and Money: An Integration of Capital, Growth, and Monetary Theory
Lester D. Taylor | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer-Verlag | 2010-07 | ISBN: 0387981683 | 350 pages | PDF | 1 MB | 350 | Finances and Money
Capital, Accumulation, and Money: An Integration of Capital, Growth, and Monetary Theory is a book about capital. A root concept of capital is developed which allows for most existing concepts of capital to be unified and related to one another in consistent fashion. Such a root concept of capital offers a framework for integrating monetary and capital theory, and for analyzing the functioning of an economy, whether that economy is in a steady state of subsistence or in a process of sustainable growth. Specifically, it is shown that a conservation principle emerges that both implies and imposes a variety of constraints on the macro behavior of an economy, constraints which make for straightforward understanding and analysis of such concepts as the real stock of money, real-balance effects, and the general price level. New and illuminating insights are also provided into aggregate supply and demand, natural and money rates of interest, the relationship between real and monetary economies, and economic growth and development.
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Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student Centered Approach



Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia: A Student Centered Approach
Dr. David Shubert PhD,Dr. John Leyba PhD | 2009-06-15 00:00:00 | Springer Publishing Company | 448 | Surgery

"[A] welcome addition to the reference materials necessary for the study of nurse anesthesia....The textbook is divided into logical, easy to use sections that cover all areas necessary for the practice of nurse anesthesia....This is a text that is easy to read and able to be incorporated into any nurse anesthesia chemistry and physics course. I would recommend this textbook to any program director."

--Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA
Division Director
Anesthesia for Nurses Program
Medical University of South Carolina

At last. . . a combined chemistry & physics nursing anesthesia text.

This textbook offers combined coverage of chemistry and physics to help students learn the content needed to master the underlying principles of nursing anesthesia. Because many graduate nursing students are uncomfortable with chemistry and physics, this text presents only the specific content in chemistry and physics that relates to anesthesia. Written in a conversational, accessible style, the book teaches at a highly understandable level, so as to bridge the gap between what students recall from their undergraduate biochemistry and physics courses, and what they need to know as nurse anesthetists.

The book contains many illustrations that demonstrate how the scientific concepts relate directly to clinical application in anesthesia. Chapters cover key topics relating to anesthesiology, including the basics of both chemistry and physics, fluids, a concentration on gas laws, states of matter, acids and bases, electrical circuits, radiation, and radioactivity.

With this text, students will benefit from:

  • A review of the math, chemistry, and physics basics that relate to clinical anesthesia
  • A conversational presentation of just what students need to know, enabling a fast and complete mastery of clinically relevant scientific concepts
  • Heavy use of illustrations throughout chapters to complement the text
  • End-of-chapter review questions that help students assess their learning

PowerPoint Slides available to qualified instructors.
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This is book is a good refresher on physics and chemistry side but very informative preliminary for starting student anesthetist like me on the rest of the chapters. Organized content, easy read.

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Resource Management in Wireless Networking (Network Theory and Applications)



Resource Management in Wireless Networking (Network Theory and Applications)
| 2005-01-10 00:00:00 | | 0 | Wireless Network


This is the first book that provides readers with a deep technical overview of recent advances in resource management for wireless networks at different layers of the protocol stack. The subject is explored in various wireless networks, such as ad-hoc wireless networks, 3G/4G cellular, IEEE 802.11, and Bluetooth personal area networks.

Survey chapters give an excellent introduction to key topics in resource management for wireless networks, while experts will be satisfied by the technical depth of the knowledge imparted in chapters exploring hot research topics.

The subject area discussed in this book is very relevant today, considering the recent remarkable growth of wireless networking and the convergence of wireless personal communications, Internet technologies and real-time multimedia.

This volume is a very good companion for practitioners working on implementing solutions for multimedia and Quality of Service ? sensitive applications over wireless networks.




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MIT Linear Algebra Video Lectures


MIT Linear Algebra Video Lectures
unknown | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Mathematics
These video lectures of Professor Gilbert Strang teaching 18.06 were recorded live in the Fall. Support for the video production was provided by the Lord Foundation of Massachusetts under a grant to the MIT Center for Advanced Educational Services.

01 The Geometry of Linear Equations.rm
02 Elimination with Matrices.rm
03 Multiplication and Inverse Matrices.rm
04 Factorization into A = LU.rm
05 Transposes, Permutations, Spaces R^n.rm
06 Column Space and Nullspace.rm
07 Solving Ax = 0 - Pivot Variables, Special Solutions.rm
08 Solving Ax = b - Row Reduced Form R.rm
09 Independence, Basis, and Dimension.rm
10 The Four Fundamental Subspaces.rm
11 Matrix Spaces; Rank 1; Small World Graphs.rm
12 Graphs, Networks, Incidence Matrices.rm
13 Quiz 1 Review.rm
14 Orthogonal Vectors and Subspaces.rm
15 Projections onto Subspaces.rm
16 Projection Matrices and Least Squares.rm
17 Orthogonal Matrices and Gram-Schmidt.rm
18 Properties of Determinants.rm
19 Determinant Formulas and Cofactors.rm
20 Cramer's Rule, Inverse Matrix, and Volume.rm
21 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.rm
22 Diagonalization and Powers of A.rm
23 Differential Equations and exp(At).rm
24 Markov Matrices; Fourier Series.rm
25 Quiz 2 Review.rm
26 Symmetric Matrices and Positive Definiteness.rm
27 Complex Matrices; Fast Fourier Transform.rm
28 Positive Definite Matrices and Minima.rm
29 Similar Matrices and Jordan Form.rm
30 Singular Value Decomposition.rm
31 Linear Transformations and Their Matrices.rm
32 Change of Basis; Image Compression.rm
33 Quiz 3 Review.rm
34 Left and Right Inverses; Pseudoinverse.rm
35 Final Course Review.rm
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Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature



Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature
David Patterson,Alan L. Berger,Sarita Cargas | 2002-03-30 00:00:00 | Greenwood | 240 | Jewish
Whether it's a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a common thread runs through the literature of the Nazi Holocaust--a "motif of personal testimony to the dearness of humanity." With that perspective the expert authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature undertake profiling 128 of the most influential first generation authors who either survived, perished, or were closely connected to the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by author, the entries are organized into three primary divisions: (1) an opening section on why the author's work is significant or distinctive; (2) a section containing biographical information, followed by (3) a critical examination of the highlights of the author's work. The Encyclopedia is intended for all students and teachers of the Holocaust, regardless of their levels of learning.

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Creationist Debate: The Encounter between the Bible and the Historical Mind



Creationist Debate: The Encounter between the Bible and the Historical Mind
Arthur McCalla | 2006-08-15 00:00:00 | Continuum | 248 | Philosophy

This book places the present Creationist opposition to the theory of evolution in historical context by setting out the ways in which, from the seventeenth century onwards, investigations of the history of the earth and of humanity have challenged the biblical views of chronology and human destiny, and the Christian responses to these challenges. The author's interest is not primarily directed to questions such as the epistemological status of scientific versus religious knowledge or the possibility of a Darwinian ethics, but rather to the problems, and various responses to the problems, raised in a particular historical period in the West for the Bible by the massive extension of the duration of geological time and human history.


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Just by coincidence, I happened to read "The Creationist Debate" and "Monkey Trials & Gorilla Sermons" back to back. It turns out, they cover much of the same territory.



Basically, there are numerous, competing strands of Christianity, biblical interpretation, and social philosophy, and also different strands of evolutionary theory. Both books discuss how those various, competing strands have interacted with each other over the past couple of hundred years. (TCD goes back even further, to early Church Fathers, but only very briefly.)



For example, Christians who hold to premillennial dispensationalism tend to be biblical literalists, believe that human society is not capable of endless improvement, and reject not only Darwin's method of evolution, i.e., natural selection, but also the fact of evolution, i.e., the claim that species have evolved from goo to you.



Christians who take a postmillennial approach, on the other hand, are much more open to non-literal interpretations of the Bible, much more open to the idea of goo-to-you evolution, and up until about 1930 were open to the Lamarckian method of evolution, in which individuals, through their own efforts, improved themselves and then passed those improvements on to their offspring. That Lamarckian concept of evolution was mimicked in postmillennials' social philosophy too, i.e., their belief that human society was also capable of essentially endless improvement through the efforts of individual members of society.



Both books trace the complex interactions of those various strands of religious and scientific thought over the past two centuries. For example, postmillennialism and Lamarckism dominated up until the 1920s; but developments in genetics indicated that Lamarckian inheritance of acquired characteristics was simply impossible; the political power of premillennial dispensationalists had increased dramatically; and the experience of World War I and the Great Depression shattered belief in endlessly improving society. That complex web of factors combined into a perfect storm of opposition to evolutionary theory.



Both books cover much of the same territory, but McCalla focuses more on the specific issue of biblical interpretation, while Bowler focuses more on theological issues and social philosophies. Take your pick.



Both books mention at least some of the lawsuits about the constitutionality of teaching evolution and creationism/Intelligent Design in public school science classes, but neither book spends much time on the actual constitutional issues. There is also little, if any, discussion of creationism/Intelligent Design's scientific problems. Both books stay focused on the strands of religious, biblical, social, and evolutionary thought I mentioned above.



Both books make some pretty subtle distinctions and are appropriate for people who are serious students of those particular issues.
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The argument between fundamentalist Christians and historians is much older than the modern science of Darwin and Newton. Explorers of the 16th century already realized that the histories of some peoples were much older than permitted by the story in Genesis. By the early 17th century theologians realized the Hebrew text of the OT was the interpretation of 5th and 6th century rabbis, and that we do not possess a complete or accurate text of the Bible. "By the end of the seventeenth century the labours of the Chronologists and biblical critics had seriously undermined the claims of biblical exceptionalism by amassing considerable evidence for two unsettling claims: that the Bible is a book with a history and that the history of the world vastly exceeds in length and scope the limits of sacred history."(p. 38-39)



In the18th century age of enlightenment educated people increasingly learned the Bible was unreliable in regard to history and scientific fact. Even in judging moral and ethical action, man must rely on his common sense and on accepted truth. Thus, the fathers of our Nation justified rebellion and a republican government not from the Bible, but from the common sense philosophy and ethics.



The science of Newton, the geology of James Hutton, the "deep time" of Lyell, and finally the evolution of Darwin showed just how unreliable the Bible is on explaining the working of the world. Most educated Christians could and did accept that science explains the earth, while the word of god tells us its meaning and instructs us in ethical behavior.



McCalla has written an excellent history about our use of the Bible. He does address fundamentalism in America and the Scopes trial in later chapters. This is not a conflict between science and religion, but rather an argument between liberal Christians who accept the Bible as a historical document and simple minded believers who insist on a variety of quite confused literal interpretations.

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The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East



The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East
Laura Guazzone,Daniela Pioppi | 2009-05-11 00:00:00 | Ithaca Press (GB) | 388 | Middle East
This collection of essays by leading academics offers an alternative approach to the study of today's Arab states by focusing on their participation in neo-liberal globalization rather than on authoritarianism or Islam. The effects of the restructuring of traditional state power engendered by globalization are analyzed separately, through updated empirical research in the political, economic and security processes of each country considered. Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Saudi Arabia are the case studies selected to represent different paths towards a shared model of 'new' Arab state which, far from representing an exceptional case of resilience against global trends, may be seen in many instances as typifying their effects. This book thus offers both an overall conceptualization of change affecting the Arab states, domestically and in their relations with the international system, and a series of in-depth case studies by country and functional areas.

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Shades of Milk and Honey



Shades of Milk and Honey
Mary Robinette Kowal | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Tor Books | 304 | Fiction Other
I really enjoyed this book. It reads like a traditional regency, but with a lovely twist. I enjoyed a setting away from London and I enjoyed the gentle flow of this book. If you like hot steamy sex scenes, alpha males, and blue-stockings run amuck--pass on, this is not the book for you. But if you're a fan of Austen or Heyer, this one will tickle your fancy. I especially enjoyed how delicate the magic was. In so much speculative fiction, magic is about power and pain, but here it's an enhancement to life, an art.

Very pleasant and involving read. Four stars from me.
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Methods in Enzymology, Volume 287: Chemokines



Methods in Enzymology, Volume 287: Chemokines
Richard Horuk | 1997-10-10 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 421 | Internal Medicine
Chemokines are major mediators of immune cells and are involved in a wide range of proinflammatory human diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and organ transplant rejection. It has recently been discovered that their receptors are involved in HIV infection. The characterization of these molecules and their receptors is thus of primary importance in understanding a number of human diseases and infections. This volume and its companion Volume 288 on Chemokine Receptors provide comprehensive experimental protocols used in this field of research.

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* C-X-C Chemokines
* C-C and C Chemokines
* Other Methods

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Western Law, Russian Justice: Dostoevsky, the Jury Trial, and the Law



Western Law, Russian Justice: Dostoevsky, the Jury Trial, and the Law
Gary Rosenshield | 2005-07-08 00:00:00 | University of Wisconsin Press | 320 | Jury
Gary Rosenshield offers a new interpretation of Dostoevsky's greatest novel, The Brothers Karamazov. He explores Dostoevsky's critique and exploitation of the jury trial for his own ideological agenda, both in his journalism and his fiction, contextualizing his portrayal of trials and trial participants (lawyers, jurors, defendants, judges) in the political, social, and ideological milieu of his time. Further, the author presents Dostoevsky's critique in terms of the main notions of the critical legal studies movement in the United States, showing how, over one hundred and twenty years ago, Dostoevsky explicitly dealt with the same problems that the law-and-literature movement has been confronting over the past two decades. This book should appeal to anyone with an interest in Russian literature, Russian history and culture, legal studies, law and literature, narratology, or metafiction and literary theory.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literature Gary Rosenshield presents Western Law, Russian Justice: Dostoevsky, The Jury Trial, And The Law offers a new interpretation of classic author Dostoevsky's greatest novel, "The Brothers Karmazov". Closely exploring how Dostoevsky contextualized his portrayal of trials and trial participants in the political, social, and ideological framework of his time, Western Law, Russian Justice reveals that Dostoevsky directly confronts problems in the legal system that have plagued the United States up to the modern day, particularly in the past two decades. Chapters specifically scrutinize the realization of Russian justice, the perils of narrative empathy, and the imprisonment of the law itself in "The Brothers Karmazov." A thought-provoking, in depth, and sometimes highly technical literary analysis, especially recommended for college libraries and literature students.



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Twenty Years After (Wordsworth Classics)



Twenty Years After (Wordsworth Classics)
Alexandre Dumas | 2009-01-05 00:00:00 | Wordsworth Editions Ltd | 704 | Classics
This title includes an introduction by A. M. de Medeiros, University of Kent at Canterbury. A year after the publication of "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas produced a sequel worthy in every respect of the original. In "Twenty Years After" the much beloved D'Artaganan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis reunite to fight the forces of evil. In the original novel they defeated Milady, a formidable foe; now they need to face her vengeful son Mordaunt, as well as countering the machinations of the sinister Cardinal Mazarin. Their adventures also take them to England, where Cromwell is about to topple Charles I. Meanwhile, they must overcome the obstacles which the passing of time has placed between them. Rediscovering strength in unity, they fight for Queen and country. "The Musketeer" novels were a huge success in Dumas' own lifetime, and have lost none of their original appeal. Translated into many languages and adapted for cinema and television, they have helped to make Dumas arguably the most successful exporter of French culture to the wider world.
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This is a great book! (mind you I am biased by my love for Dumas' novels)

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USA Money Collection


USA Money Collection
Photos Collection | 2009-01-01 00:00:00 | | 50 | Finances and Money
USA Money Collection
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Blast
Ian Korf | 2003-06-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Algorithms
The real key is that this book neatly splits the difference between academic texts and papers which are quite often too difficult to read without sufficient background (and they are not precise about the implementation anyway) and the user-manual type texts which don't discuss the theory at all.
One of the best chapters (in my view) is chapter three, where they explain and illustrate the workings of the Needleman-Wunsch and Smith-Waterman algorithms for global and local alignment. If you read the text, then study and run the included perl code, you WILL understand how they work, but be prepared to spend several hours trying different examples. The real advantage of this approach is that you get a deep, practical understanding of how alignment actually works, that you just can't get from reading a mathematical treatment of the subject. Once you understand this chapter, you are actually sufficiently expert to get inside alignment code and modify it for your own purposes.
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The Boiled Frog Syndrome: Your Health and the Built Environment



The Boiled Frog Syndrome: Your Health and the Built Environment
Thomas Saunders | 2002-01-01 00:00:00 | Wiley-Academy / John Wiley & Sons | 261 | Personal Health
A frog jumps into a pot of water which is gradually being heated. As the water gets warmer, the frog adjusts its body temperature and continues to adjust to the increasing water temperature until, ultimately, the frog is boiled alive.

Like the frog, we keep adjusting and reacting to the increasing health and ecological hazards to satisfy our expectations and demands for more comforts, greater convenience and easier living. Despite our Western materialism, few people seem to be satisfied and content.

The Boiled Frog Syndrome presents compelling evidence to show that the source of the majority of the Western diseases of civilisation that have multiplied over the past 100 years, ranging from cancers to debilitating sicknesses and allergies, can be traced to the modern built environment, our increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation and the indiscriminate use of untested advanced technology. It is also due, in part, to the 20th century's repudiation of perennial wisdom.

Our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing will depend on our endeavours to bring about fundamental changes to combat the hazards. But how can this be done? And what can we - the so-called ordinary people - do about it? The text explores how our subtle energy sensitivities respond to the external environment and suggests the steps we can take to ensure our homes and workplaces are safe and conducive to our continued good health. For this it draws on common sense and the author's personal experience as a practising architect and consultant. It is also based on the wisdom and teachings of the past, gleaned from those who knew how to create a healthy, harmonious environment.

This book provides the reader with the 'ammunition' to challenge the attitudes of the practitioners and their teaching institutions who are engaged in the built environment.

"A tour de force. This book is both visionary and immensely practical, giving advice from which we can all benefit." David Lorimer, Project Director, Scientific and Medical Network

"This book demands attention from first to last page, and will undoubtedly prove to be a formative and informative influence on every reader." Roger Coghill, Director, Coghill Research Laboratories

"Thomas Saunders' book could not come at a more relevant moment when events remind us that we must have respect for the environment in which we live - otherwise we will cease to live. A complex, fascinating, always open-minded attempt to show us how to challenge the Establishment." Maureen Lipman, actress

"An eye-opening, life-enhancing book." Neville Hodgkinson, formerly medical and science correspondent to The Sunday Times

"A fascinating book. Whatever your views, prejudices or assumptions, Thomas Saunders brings new perspectives to important global environmental and design issues affecting the future of our planet." Robert Rowland, former Editor of the BBC's 'Money Programme' and 'Panorama' and Head of BBC Open University Production Centre

"Thomas Saunders' fascinating new book offers us all a wake-up call for the way we are living our lives. He convinces us that we can play a part, however small, in changing both our personal and global environments. The Boiled Frog Syndrome is a book that can truly make a difference." Les Dennis, entertainer

"Thomas Saunders effectively links the seemingly mutually exclusive worlds of ancient arts and skills, modern sciences, humanity and design to weave a compelling story that makes these arcane subjects accessible to all. This book is suitable for general reading and should also become a standard text for architecture and design students and other professionals. After reading The Boiled Frog Syndrome we will never look at the world in the same way again." Peter Ullathorne, JP RIBA AADipl. FRSA AAIA, Vice President, HOK International, London

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Termites: Hardworking Insect Families (Insect World)



Termites: Hardworking Insect Families (Insect World)
Sandra Markle | 2007-12-15 00:00:00 | Lerner Publications | 48 | Animals
Watch one of nature's hardest-working insect families in action--termites! Hundreds of thousands of termites can live together in one nest. The termite queen spends her life laying eggs. The eggs hatch into workers that clean the queen, watch over the eggs, search for food, tend the nest's gardens, and guard the nest and each other. But a termite family's most amazing feat is building the huge mound that protects the nest. Thousands of tiny termites take mouthfuls of soil from ground level and climb to the top of the mound. Mouthful by mouthful, the soil piles up until the mound is up to six feet (3 meters) across! In this exciting book, you can learn what makes mound-building termites similar to and different from other insects. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about termites' bodies, both inside and out. And you can perform an experiment that shows you how termites use scent trails to find their way to food and home again. Learn more about this exciting member of nature's fascinating Insect World.

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Capabilities and Happiness



Capabilities and Happiness
Luigino Bruni,Flavio Comim,Maurizio Pugno | 2009-01-15 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 416 | Economics
Few would dispute that the well-being of individuals is one of the most desirable aims of human actions. However, approaches on how to define, measure, evaluate, and promote well-being differ widely. The conventional economic approach takes income (or the power to acquire market goods) as the most important indicator for well-being, and the utility function as the formal device for positive and normative analysis. However, this approach to well-being has been questioned for being seriously limited and other approaches have arisen.

The capability approach to well-being, which has been developed during the last two decades by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, and the Happiness Approach to well-being, championed by Richard Easterlin, both provide an alternative. Both approaches come from different traditions and have developed independently, but nevertheless aim to overcome the rigid boundaries of the conventional economic approach to well-being. Given these common aims, it is surprising that little comparative work has been undertaken across these approaches. This book aims to correct this by providing the reader with contributions from leading names associated with both approaches, as well as contributions which evaluate the approaches and contrast one with the other.

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MR Angiography of the Body: Technique and Clinical Applications (Medical Radiology / Diagnostic Imaging)



MR Angiography of the Body: Technique and Clinical Applications (Medical Radiology / Diagnostic Imaging)
Emanuele Neri,Mirco Cosottini,Davide Caramella,Albert L. Baert | 2009-12-03 00:00:00 | Springer | 178 | Internal Medicine

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) continues to undergo exciting technological advances that are rapidly being translated into clinical practice. It also has evident advantages over other imaging modalities, including CT angiography and ultrasonography. With the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations, this book reviews the current role of MRA of the body. It is divided into three sections. The first section is devoted to issues relating to image acquisition technique and sequences, which are explored in depth. The second and principal section addresses the clinical applications of MRA in various parts of the body, including the neck vessels, the spine, the thoracic aorta and pulmonary vessels, the heart and coronary arteries, the abdominal aorta and renal arteries, and peripheral vessels. The final section considers the role of MRA in patients undergoing liver or pancreas and kidney transplantation. This book will be an invaluable aid to all radiologists who work with MRA.



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The Politics of the Palestinian Authority: From Oslo to Al-Aqsa



The Politics of the Palestinian Authority: From Oslo to Al-Aqsa
Nigel Parsons | 2005-04-26 00:00:00 | Routledge | 432 | Middle East
This book is about the development of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) from a liberation movement to a national authority, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Based on intensvie fieldwork, this book analyzes Palestinian internal politics and their institutional-building by looking at the development of the PLO. It has rare interviews with leading figures in the PLO and the PNA, the delegates to the negotiations with Israel, and the Palestinian political opposition. The author has spent more than a year in the Palestinian territories conducting his research and gathering data. It is therefore, the latest account of the situation in the Middle East, from the Palestinian political perspective.

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My Life in and out of the Rough: The Truth Behind All That Bull**** You Think You Know About Me



My Life in and out of the Rough: The Truth Behind All That Bull**** You Think You Know About Me
John Daly | 2006-05-01 00:00:00 | HarperCollins | 224 | Memoirs

Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly, known affectionately on the PGA Tour as "Big 'Un," has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and "Grip It and Rip It" approach to golf -- and to life.

Long John, usually seen with a Marlboro Light dangling from his lip, is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf. "The only rules I follow," JD likes to say, "are the Rules of Golf."

Daly's play-it-as-it-lays approach drives My Life in and out of the Rough, a thrillingly -- and sometimes shockingly -- candid memoir of a larger-than-life athlete battling assorted addictions (alcohol, gambling, chocolate, sex), his weight, and, perhaps worst of all, divorce lawyers. (He's been married four times.)

A two-time major winner before he turned thirty, John Daly is one of the most popular athletes in the world. Taking readers with him off the fairway and into his $1.5-million motor home for a rollicking ride through his life -- an ever-churning world of booze, burgers, casinos, country music, and breathtaking moonshots -- Daly reveals how a down-home Everyman from Arkansas managed to rise to the peak of the golf world, escape from the depths of abject depression, and, finally, take control of his life.

Well, sort of.


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very enjoyable! hard to put down once you start reading. Very exciting no b.s. story of John. I would love to meet John just to say congratulations on a job well done!
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I've read the book and afterward the reviews here...first, the book is an inside view to the circumstances Daly has found himself in and the choices he has made as a result. He has described them to us as he saw/sees them. I am grateful for the opportunity to see someone elses perspective. Those are not my perspectives/circumstances/choices and not likely to become so. Interesting reading, nonetheless.



Second, what surprised me was the level of judgment and preaching about and to Daly in some of the reviews. The guy tells us he is simply telling it like he sees it and not pulling any punches...it literally is what it is. There are those of us who tend toward the edges and will do so regardless of anyone else's desires or wishes, while most of us tend to hang around the middle. Daly lives his life on the edge and he has explained why. He hasn't asked for approval, he is simply showing us the view.
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A wonderful glance into the remarkable and troubled life of an amazing golfer and a truly incredible man!



John has always been my favorite golfer. I picked this book up due to a recommendation by a friend. I found that once I started reading I could not put the book down until it was finished.



This book goes into the shortcomings and triumphs of the most diverse golfer that the game has ever seen. Some people love to hate John, and others would love to hang out with him. John shows that golfing is all about fun, it is a game and should be treated as such.



It is fun to read about how John got his start in golf, the wins he has had over the years, and the charity he has shown others. There are also sad aspects of the book which go into the drinking, gambling and love life of a man who seems to searching for something that he will never find.



I highly recommend this book to any sports enthusiast. It is a great read and will have you rolling on the floor at some of the hilarious anecdotes. Don't let this one go unread as you will regret it. John surly is an amazing guy.
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This is a sad autobiography from a man who could have excelled at a sport but failed to. He is admittedly self-destructive and the story is not all that fascinating. I'm glad I bought a used copy for very little.
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What an awesome book. I think I read this in a day! I couldn't put it down. John is sure a good ole boy!

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Leitfaden zur medizinischen Trainingsberatung: Rehabilitation bis Leistungssport (German Edition)



Leitfaden zur medizinischen Trainingsberatung: Rehabilitation bis Leistungssport (German Edition)
Paul Haber | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 472 | Nutrition
Die zweite Auflage bleibt dem bewährten Konzept treu und wendet sich wieder an Ärzte, Trainer und Sportwissenschaftler, die Trainierende leistungsmedizinisch beraten. Die wesentlichen Methoden werden physiologisch begründet und wissenschaftlich unter Berücksichtigung von aktueller Literatur systematisch dargestellt. Ergänzt wurden die Kapitel im Physiologischen Teil, indem z.B. auf die Höhenproblematik, den Tauchsport sowie auf molekulare Grundlagen der Muskelkontraktion eingegangen wird. Das Kapitel über die Ernährung wird um den Regelkreis des Flüssigkeitshaushaltes, die Wärmeregulation sowie Nahrungsergänzungsmittel erweitert. Mit Hilfe der vorgestellten Regeln kann der Mediziner, auf Basis leistungsdiagnostischer Daten, dem Sportler konkrete Trainingsrichtlinien anbieten: vom mehrwöchigen Rehabilitationsprogramm bis hin zum mehrjährigen, leistungssportlichen Aufbautraining.

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Millennium


Millennium
John Varley | 1999-01-01 00:00:00 | Ace Trade | 272 | Fiction Other
In the skies over Oakland, California, a DC-10 and a 747 are about to collide. And in the far distant future, a time-travel team is preparing to snatch the passengers, leaving prefabricated smoking bodies behind for the rescue teams to find. A brilliant thriller from the award-winning author of Steel Beach.
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La Mecanica de Las Bicicletas (Spanish Edition)



La Mecanica de Las Bicicletas (Spanish Edition)
Pedro Maestre | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Dorleta | 0 | Spanish

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Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date



Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date
| 2008-04-15 00:00:00 | | 0 | Rich Internet Application


Design rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web using Silverlight 2, Microsoft's hot runtime application. Available only as an ebook, this concise, easy-to-understand introduction provides complete step-by-step instructions for using everything Silverlight 2 has to offer, including tools for animation, vector graphics, video playback, .NET support for web services and networking, as well as LINQ, Microsoft's native data querying tool.

Essential Silverlight 2 helps you take advantage of Microsoft's cross-browser plug-in with:

Clever ways to create interactive UIs that are more robust and easier to debug and test than what you can achieve on other platforms Scores of tested JavaScript and C# code examples that you can reuse in your own applications Expert guidance from an author who understands RIA technologies, including ASP.NET, Flash, PHP, and JavaScript

Ready to deliver a more complete Web experience? Essential Silverlight 2 offers a world of possibilities.

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Reworked Silverlight 1.1 Book, Limited Info
I was very dissapointed with this book. I ordered it and got it `hot off the press`, desperately seeking a good reference. This was not it.


This book was obviously a Silverlight 1.1 draft manual. It has almost nothing worthwhile regarding Silverlight 2. It also has almost nothing about databinding, one of the most important features.



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Junior League Silverlight book
This book format was terrible -- half of the book consists of blank 7x9 pages -- how do you print updates in that kind of punched hole paper -- it doesn't fit into my laser printer and I wouldn't even try to handfeed so many sheets. Index changes, table of contents changes. Topics are kid stuff, most web sites have more detail. I was very excited by the technology and very very disappointed with this book. It was a waste of money.

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Good Introductory Silverlight 2 Book
I don't think there's any pretense made about this book not being an introductory book, and as such, I think it does a great job from the ground up.


The add-in sections idea is a clever concept for a technology that's not fully baked yet. How do you get material out the to people clamoring for it on something that is still in beta release?


In my opinion, there's never too much introductory material because everyone learns different ways. There will be plenty of advanced books to go around I'm sure, as soon as Silverlight 2 is fully released. Until then, we're all playing a game of watching and waiting.


What better way to wait than to have something on-target now that will also be on-target later with the pages you either print or purchase and insert yourself.


What I do -- pull out the sections you're reading to take with you to avoid dragging a large book around -- I like it!


-Dave

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Waste of time and money
This book is a total waste of time and money if you have done anything with Silverlight 1.0. Most of the content is about basics or JavaScript which is very likely NOT the reason why you are interested in Silverlight 2.0. Half of the book constists of blank pages ;-((

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Not bad but I was hoping it would be more like a Nutshell book
Overall the book was good even though most of the material could easily be found on MSDN or the Silverlight sites, however, I still prefer having it in a book that I can put stickies in and write on. I had hoped it would be more of a reference book like the Nutshell books, maybe they will dedicate a substantial portion of the blank pages to that (hmmm, no reason someone other then the author couldn't write a quick reference and share it on the internet to be inserted into the book). The blank pages are of course the Up-to-date pages that you print updates to. I like the idea except it looks like it's a push model where they email you the link to download the updates, what if your email address changes? Another thing that needs changed is the studs that hold the binding together don't allow you to lay the book open, a notebook ring binder would have been nicer.


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New Modeling Concepts for Today's Software Processes



New Modeling Concepts for Today's Software Processes
Jurgen Munch, Ye Yang, Wilhelm Schafer | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Springer | 382 | Programming
This book constitutes the proceedings of the International Conference on New Modeling Concepts for Today's Software Processes, held in Paderborn, Germany in July 2010.
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Entrepreneurship [Three Volumes]: The Engine of Growth



Entrepreneurship [Three Volumes]: The Engine of Growth
Maria Minniti | 2006-01-01 00:00:00 | Praeger | 832 | Finances and Money
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This three-volume set brings together 32 essays exploring the topic of entrepreneurship. The first volume explores entrepreneurship as a form of human action, examining the influence of various factors on entrepreneurial behavior, including cognition, risk, social capital, institutions, immigration and ethnicity, and gender. The second volume switches focus to issues of the entrepreneurial process and includes chapters on idea generation, venture teams, investment processes and outcomes, venture capital financing, small-firm growth strategies, entering global markets, and the entrepreneurial exit. The final volume considers contexts that can be connected to the concept of place, addressing such topics as franchising, ethnicity and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in transition economies, regional influences, and national legal and policy regimes.Reference & Research Book News

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Entrepreneurship--"creativity plus ambition"--is credited for technological invention and the rise of corporate empires and directly linked to economic development around the world. This multi-volume set of original essays showcases emerging theory and practice in entrepreneurship to illuminate its many facets. From technology commercialization to new venture spinoffs, entrepreneurial personality characteristics to government policies in support of small business, these volumes cover the full spectrum of issues relating to entrepreneurship, including business models, entrepreneurial "mindset," market research, capitalization, intellectual property, risk and uncertainty, and organizational culture. Volume 1, "People," focuses on the intersection between individuals and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on the cognitive, economic, social, and institutional factors that influence people's behavior with respect to entrepreneurship. Volume 2, "Process," explores such topics as idea generation, market entry, financing, team building, and growth strategies, following the lifecycle of a new venture. Volume 3, "Place," considers the context in which entrepreneurship is practiced, including corporate venturing, family enterprise, franchising, and public policies designed to promote entrepreneurship and economic development. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, and with a global perspective throughout, this unique set illuminates the dynamic role that entrepreneurship plays in promoting knowledge and economic opportunity, exploring new models, trends, and practices in entrepreneurship that will be of interest to a wide array of academics, professionals, and newcomers to the field.

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* Hardcover: 832 pages
* Publisher: Praeger Publishers (November 30, 2006)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0275989860
* ISBN-13: 978-0275989866
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Proto-Indo-European Trees: The Arboreal System of a Prehistoric People



Proto-Indo-European Trees: The Arboreal System of a Prehistoric People
Paul Friedrich | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Univ of Chicago Pr (Tx) | 204 | Foreign Languages

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Katowice in your pocket


Katowice in your pocket
Plava Ponistra | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | | 1 | Travel
Very nice tourist guide about this city and its vicinities: how to reach, where to stay, what to see.
- Arriving
- Culture and Events
- Where to stay
- Restaurants&Cafes
- What to see
- Mail&Phones
- Getting around
- Shopping
- Cities County
- Maps
and others...
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Handbook of Genome Research, Two Volume Set: Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Ethical and Legal Issues



Handbook of Genome Research, Two Volume Set: Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Ethical and Legal Issues
Christoph W. Sensen | 2005-09-05 00:00:00 | Wiley-VCH | 646 | German
In this unique presentation of a revolutionary field of science, the first section introduces the domains of application for genomics and bioinformatics, such as sequencing and the comparative sequence analysis of model organisms, investigating genetically influenced diseases, the development of new active substances, agri-food and environmental genomics.

There then follows an overview of current topics central to DNA technologies, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics, including such hot topics as DNA chip fabrication, yeast two hybrid analysis, tools for gene expression studies, metabolic networks and systems biology.

The whole is rounded off by four chapters on the ethical, legal and social aspects of this sensitive topic.

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Phonics 1a: Vowel Sounds CD-ROM


Phonics 1a: Vowel Sounds CD-ROM
unknown | 2005-01-01 00:00:00 | unknown | 0 | English
Phonics 1a is a beginning Phonics and Reading program that thoroughly covers the short and long vowel sounds providing the foundation for reading success. This interactive educational software program includes 10 songs with 16 activities. Phonics 1a features songs from Twin Sisters productions, and activities such as the "Talking Vowel Sounds," the "Cat on the Mat" game, and the "Seal Made a Deal" game.
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Michel - Europa-Katalog 2009 - Band 2: Sudwesteuropa



Michel - Europa-Katalog 2009 - Band 2: Sudwesteuropa
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Michel - Europa-Katalog 2009 - Band 2: Sudwesteuropa
2009 | Michel | Schwaneberger Verlag GMBH | ISBN: 978 3878588825 | German | pages 1292 | JPG | 141.8 Mb
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Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Finance


Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Finance
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 389 | Encyclopedias
Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Finance
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Become an Approved Driving Instructor: And Set Up Your Own Driving School



Become an Approved Driving Instructor: And Set Up Your Own Driving School
Colin Crane,Paul Pearson | 2009-11-15 00:00:00 | How to Books | 162 | Guides
This book will not only tell you how to become an Approved Driving Instructor (car) but also how to set up your own driving school. It's written for aspiring or trainee driving instructors, or experienced instructors who would like to move from working with another school to develop their own independent business, by two authors who have both done exactly that. In it you will discover how to; become a driving instructor while keeping training costs to a minimum; prepare your clients to pass their test - and enjoy a high pass rate; choose the best training areas; save GBP000s on your ADI training and future business costs; choose the most suitable training cars; run your business profitably and professionally; avoid time-consuming and frustrating pitfalls.

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