Monday, 14 March 2011

Unfinished Music



Unfinished Music
Richard Kramer | 2008-01-01 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press | 424 | Music
Unfinished Music draws its inspiration from the riddling aphorism by Walter Benjamin that serves as its epigraph: "the work is the death mask of its conception." The work in its finished, perfected state conceals the enlivening process engaged in its creation. An opening chapter of this book examines some explosive ideas from the mind of J. G. Hamann, eccentric figure of the anti-rationalist Enlightenment, on the place of language at the seat of thought. These ideas are pursued as an entry into the no less radical mind of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whose bold idiosyncrasies, like Hamann's, disrupted the discourse of Enlightenment aesthetics. Bach is a central player here, his late music the subject of fresh inquiry. In several chapters on the late music of Beethoven, Bach reappears, now something of a spiritual alter ego in the search for a new voice. The improvisatory as a mode of thought figures prominently here, and then inspires a new hearing of the envisioning of Chaos at the outset of Haydn's Creation, aligned with Herder's efforts to come to an understanding of logos at the origin of thought. The improvisatory is at the heart of a chapter on Beethoven's brazen cadenzas for the Concerto in D minor by Mozart, another ghost in Beethoven's machine.

Music seductively unfinished is the topic of other chapters: on some unstudied late sketches, finally rejected, for a famous quartet movement by Beethoven; on the enigmas set loose in several remarkable Mozart fragments; and on the romanticizing of fragment and its bearing on two important sonatas that Schubert left incomplete. In a final coming to terms with the imponderables of musical intuition, the author returns to Benjamin's epigraph, drawing together his foundational essay on Goethe's Elective Affinities with Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, and with a draft for a famous passage in the andantino of Schubert's Sonata in A (1828). Unfinished Music explores with subtle insight the uneasy relationship between the finished work and the elusive, provocative traces of the profound labors buried in its past. The book will have broad appeal to the community of music scholars, theorists and performers, and to all those for whom music is integral to the history of ideas.
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Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 22



Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 22
James M. Nyce,Edward D. Garten,Delmus E. Williams | 2005-08-03 00:00:00 | JAI Press | 269 | MIS
This volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization offers papers of interest to practitioners and researchers in the library community throughout the world.. All of the papers in one way or another address the tension between what researchers can deliver, what they define as reputable knowledge, and what library practitioners need to know "to get the job done". While these papers differ from each other by problem, scale, methodology and theory, one question "What can science tell us about practice?" unites them all. These papers include a discussion of the principles that underlie collection development, two papers that critically examine the relation between distance learning and on site library service and two more papers that use the notion of sense making to look at what the terms leadership and public space mean when we talk about libraries.

The last three papers address a series of pragmatic issues anyone who works within a library can identify with, namely, "what does it mean to "market" a library", "how can we define "value" in relation to what goes on in a library and create "value" for our communities", and, finally, "What constitutes and impedes 'success" for library professionals?", especially if those who are minority women.

These papers, taken together, raise the issues of how well we understand, researchers and practitioners alike, the institutions we study, manage and work within. What we in the profession often regard as common sense and "good practice" may not really be either. In short, these papers point to a number of issues, ones we often do not even acknowledge, that researchers need to help practitioners address if science is to make a difference in how librarians understand and manage the institutions they work within.

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Zoology, 5th edition



Zoology, 5th edition
Stephen A. Miller, John P. Harley | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Mcgraw-Hill | 540 | Biology
PART ONE BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
Zoology: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective
Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
Cell Division and Inheritance
Evolution: A Historical Perspective
Evolution and Gene Frequencies
Ecology: Preserving the Animal Kingdom
PART TWO ANIMAL-LIKE PROTISTS AND ANIMALIA
Animal Classification, Phylogeny, and Organization
Animal-Like Protists: The Protozoa
Multicellular and Tissue Levels of Organization
The Triploblastic, Acoelomate Body Plan
The Pseudocoelomate Body Plan: Aschelminths
Molluscan Success
Annelida: The Metameric Body Form
The Arthropods: Blueprint for Success
The Hexapods and Myriapods: Terrestrial Triumphs
The Echinoderms
Hemichordata and Invertebrate Chordates
The Fishes: Vertebrate Success in Water
Amphibians: The First Terrestrial Vertebrates
Reptiles: The First Amniotes
Birds: Feathers, Flight, and Endothermy
Mammals: Specialized Teeth, Endothermy, Hair, and Viviparity
PART THREE FORM AND FUNCTION: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Protection, Support, and Movement
Communication I: Nervous and Sensory Systems
Communication II: The Endocrine System and Chemical Messengers
Circulation and Gas Exchange
Nutrition and Digestion
Temperature and Body Fluid Regulation
Reproduction and Development
The Chemical Basis of Animal Life*
Energy and Enzymes: Life's Driving and Controlling Forces*
How Animals Harvest Energy Stored in Nutrients*
Embryology*
Animal Behavior*

Glossary
Credits
Index
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Anne Wilson - Cuisine Libanaise



Anne Wilson - Cuisine Libanaise
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
Anne Wilson - Cuisine Libanaise
Edition: Fiore | French | mai 2004 | ISBN-10: 8875250405 | PDF | 64 Pages | 17.6 Mb
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Elektrische Maschinen



Elektrische Maschinen
Rolf Fischer | 2006-10-31 00:00:00 | Hanser Fachbuchverlag | 410 | Subjects

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30 Recettes de Pommes de terre



30 Recettes de Pommes de terre
| 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | | 0 | Others
30 Recettes de Pommes de terre
Dormonval (Editions) | 19/01/2006 | ISBN: 3905461935 | 59 pages | PDF | 12 MB
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Airline Operations and Scheduling



Airline Operations and Scheduling
Massoud Bazargan | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | Ashgate | 1 | Aeronautical Engineering
Operations research techniques are extremely important tools for planning airline operations. However, much of the technical literature on airline optimization models is highly specialized and accessible only to a limited audience. Allied to this there is a concern among the operations research community that the materials offered in or courses at MBA or senior undergraduate business level are too abstract, outdated, and at times irrelevant to today's fast and dynamic airline industry. This book demystifies the operations and scheduling environment, presenting simplified and easy-to-understand models, applied to straightforward and practical examples. After introducing the key issues confronting operations and scheduling within airlines, "Airline Operations and Scheduling" goes on to provide an objective review of the various optimization models adopted in practice. Each model provides airlines with efficient solutions to a range of scenarios, and is accompanied by case studies similar to those experienced by commercial airlines. Using unique source material and combining interviews with alumni working at operations and scheduling departments of various airlines, this solution-orientated approach has been used on many courses with outstanding feedback. As well as having been comprehensively updated, this second edition of Airline Operations and Scheduling adds new chapters on fuel management systems, baggage handling, aircraft maintenance planning and aircraft boarding strategies. The readership includes graduate and undergraduate business, management, transportation, and engineering students; airlines training and acquainting new recruits with operations planning and scheduling processes; general aviation, flight school, International Air Transport Association (IATA), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) training course instructors; and, executive jet, chartered flight, air-cargo and package delivery companies, and airline consultants.
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Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life (Volume 0)



Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life (Volume 0)
Tim Jackson | 1996-06-18 00:00:00 | Routledge | 240 | Economics
An accessible introduction to preventative management and environmental policy in the industrial economy, Material Concerns offers realistic prospects for improving the quality of life.

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Dictionary of Economics: Over 3, 000 Terms Clearly Defined



Dictionary of Economics: Over 3, 000 Terms Clearly Defined
| 2006-07-07 00:00:00 | A & C Black Publishers Ltd | 224 | Economics
Contains over 3,000 terms explained in clear, simple language. Topics covered include inflation, exchange rates, macroeconomics, important economists, theories, policies, principles, rules and laws. Also explains common abbreviations found in economic journals and magazines which often lead to confusion for the non-specialist reader.

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In-Flight Portuguese: Learn Before You Land



In-Flight Portuguese: Learn Before You Land
Living Language | 2001-06-26 00:00:00 | Living Language | 0 | Reference

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Cisco ASA Configuration (Networking Professional's Library)



Cisco ASA Configuration (Networking Professional's Library)
| 2009-06-05 00:00:00 | | 0 | Cisco


`Richard Deal's gift of making difficult technology concepts understandable has remained constant. Whether it is presenting to a room of information technology professionals or writing books, Richard's communication skills are unsurpassed. As information technology professionals we are faced with overcoming challenges every day,,.Cisco ASA Configuration is a great reference and tool for answering our challenges.` --From the Foreword by Steve Marcinek (CCIE 7225), Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

A hands-on guide to implementing Cisco ASA

Configure and maintain a Cisco ASA platform to meet the requirements of your security policy. Cisco ASA Configuration shows you how to control traffic in the corporate network and protect it from internal and external threats. This comprehensive resource covers the latest features available in Cisco ASA version 8.0, and includes detailed examples of complex configurations and troubleshooting. Implement and manage Cisco's powerful, multifunction network adaptive security appliance with help from this definitive guide.

Configure Cisco ASA using the command-line interface (CLI) and Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)Control traffic through the appliance with access control lists (ACLs) and object groupsFilter Java, ActiveX, and web content Authenticate and authorize connections using Cut-through Proxy (CTP)Use Modular Policy Framework (MPF) to configure security appliance featuresPerform protocol and application inspectionEnable IPSec site-to-site and remote access connectionsConfigure WebVPN components for SSL VPN accessImplement advanced features, including the transparent firewall, security contexts, and failoverDetect and prevent network attacksPrepare and manage the AIP-SSM and CSC-SSM cards

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The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Student Companion



The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Student Companion
William L. Barney | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press | 368 | History
The Civil War was the most devastating event in U.S. history, in which over half a million Americans paid for their beliefs with their lives. The heroic battles, harrowing marches, and military genius of generals on both sides still inspire books, movies, and the imaginations of Civil War buffs. Less obvious are the economic, political, social, and cultural repercussions of the war, which continue to influence American life. Reconstruction and the end of slavery brought deep-seated problems to the reunited nation.

This single-volume encyclopedia includes 245 entries on all facets of the conflicted era. It features articles on:
* Battles and campaigns (Gettysburg, Shiloh, Sherman's March to the Sea)
* Culture (music, photography, religion)
* Economic affairs (cost of the war, gold, Richmond Bread Riot)
* Foreign affairs (France, Great Britain, Laird rams)
* Health and welfare (disease, medicine, prisons)
* Ideologies (federalism, free-labor ideology)
* Legislative landmarks (14th Amendment, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Wade-Davis bill)
* Military terms, strategy, and weaponry (cavalry, rifles, tactics)
* Minorities (black suffrage, emancipation, Native Americans)
* Political events and organizations (Constitutional Union party, election of 1860, fire-eaters)
* Prominent individuals (Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman)
* Social reform (abolitionism, women's rights movement)
* Women (nurses, women in the war, individual women)
More than 200 black-and-white illustrations, including over a dozen maps, complement the entries. A list of selected Civil War museums and historic sites, suggestions for further reading, recommended websites, and a chronology of the war round out this essential resource.
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Statistical Mechanics: A Concise Introduction for Chemists



Statistical Mechanics: A Concise Introduction for Chemists
B. Widom | 2002-05-06 00:00:00 | Cambridge University Press | 180 | Physical Chemistry
This is an introduction to statistical mechanics, intended to be used either in an undergraduate physical chemistry course or by beginning graduate students with little undergraduate background in the subject. It assumes familiarity with thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, the kinetic theory of gases, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, at the level at which these subjects are normally treated in undergraduate physical chemistry. Highly illustrated with numerous exercises and worked solutions, it provides a concise, up-to-date treatise of statistical mechanics and is ideally suited to use in one semester courses.
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As suggested by the tittle, the book is concise but, nevertheless, very complete, clear and rigorous. In fact, I found it much clearer than many other lenghty books on this difficult subject.
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Widom does a fantastic job at articulating both the impact of statistical thinking on the real world and the complexities of mathematics required to infer knowledge about chemical systems. This book has everything a chemist needs to know about statistical mechanics, without watering down the subject. I read this book four years after taking a formal statistical mechanics course, and I understand it better now than I did in the course! I wish this book was provided as a supplement to my formal course work.
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While looking for a suitable textbook for a one-semester course on Statistical Mechanics, I found this little gem by Prof. Widom, a recognized authority in the field. It was a pleasure to read, clear, all the classical topics well explained, very understandable.

Several excellent textbook on the subject are available, but none conveys so much in so little space (THE SPACE you have available in an undergraduate lecture course), yet with no compromise on rigour or clarity. At the beginning, I was a little uneasy by the choice of skipping a discussion of the (difficult) foundations, jumping directly to the Boltzmann distribution as a starting point. Now I totally agree with it, it is the best for a first introduction, and if time is left (rarely) one can profitably add a discussion on fundations at the end of the course.

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Theoretical and Experimental Sonochemistry Involving Inorganic Systems



Theoretical and Experimental Sonochemistry Involving Inorganic Systems
Pankaj and Muthupandian Ashokkumar | 2010-01-01 00:00:00 | | 404 | Chemistry
The influence of sonochemistry in almost every sphere of science and technology has been phenomenal. However, whilst several books have covered physical and organic sonochemistry, no single book has ever featured inorganic systems. Theoretical and Experimental Sonochemistry Involving Inorganic Systems fills this gap by presenting a comprehensive and timely international multi-author overview of sonochemical processes which involve inorganic systems.

Theoretical and Experimental Sonochemistry Involving Inorganic Systems presents a theoretical introduction in the first three chapters, provides recent applications in material science in the next four chapters, describes the effects of ultrasound in aqueous solutions in the following five chapters and finally discusses the most exciting phenomenon of sonoluminescence in aqueous solutions containing inorganic materials in the subsequent two chapters, before ending with basic introductory experiments of sonochemistry and sonoluminescence in the concluding chapter.

Theoretical and Experimental Sonochemistry Involving Inorganic Systems is aimed at advanced researchers and fresh students.
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Building SOA Solutions Using the Rational SDP



Building SOA Solutions Using the Rational SDP
Ibm Redbooks | 2007-01-01 00:00:00 | United States | 610 | Computers (Other)
This IBM Redbooks publication explains the concepts and practice of developing service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based solutions using the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform (SDP). It uses the latest version of IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP) that includes service-oriented modeling and architecture (SOMA) content from IBM Global Business Services
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Organic Chemistry Reactions (Quickstudy-Quick Reference Guide-Academic)



Organic Chemistry Reactions (Quickstudy-Quick Reference Guide-Academic)
Mark Jackson | 1900-01-01 00:00:00 | Barcharts | 4 | Reference

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Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges (Comparative Politics)



Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges (Comparative Politics)
Richard Gunther,José Ramón Montero,Juan Linz | 2002-05-16 00:00:00 | Oxford University Press, USA | 384 | Non-US Legal Systems
Several of the world's leading scholars present critical analyses (both conceptual and empirical) of important substantive themes on political parties in contemporary democracies. They critically re-examine the classic concepts and typologies that have guided research in this field over the past decades, and explore new challenges faced by parties today.

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Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies: The Ultimate Administrator's Repair Manual



Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies: The Ultimate Administrator's Repair Manual
Chris Wolf | 2003-01-01 00:00:00 | Addison-Wesley Professional | 736 | Computer Science
Countless books have been devoted to hardware troubleshooting, while software troubleshooting has been nearly completely ingnored. Ask any system administrator or help desk support technician where they could use help, and the answer is almost always "troubleshooting." Administrators continually struggle to resolve problems with technologies such as Active Directory, WINS, DHCP, and DNS. This book shows how, with the right methodology, you can systematically analyze and repair problems affecting an individual computer or an entire network. The author not only provides answers to some of the most puzzling Microsoft computer problems, but also presents the answers in the context of the troubleshooting methodology most highly regarded in the computer industry. Wolf covers both Microsoft and third party troubleshooting tools. Whether you are an end user looking to exert a new level of problem solving independence, or an experienced help desk analyst or systems administrator, this book will be an invaluable tool for repairing glitches on all the computers you manage.
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The Nutrition Transition: Diet and Disease in the Developing World (Food Science and Technology)



The Nutrition Transition: Diet and Disease in the Developing World (Food Science and Technology)
Benjamin Caballero | 2002-09-20 00:00:00 | Academic Press | 276 | Nutrition
This book deals with the dramatic changes in diet and lifestyle that are occurring in the developing world as a result of globalization, and their impact on human healt. The Editors have assembled a leading group of scientists in teh fields of economics, population sciences, international health, medicine, nutrition and food sciences, to address each of the key issues related to the changes in demographic trends, food production and marketing, and disease patterns in the developing world.

The Nutrition Transition provides essential information to understand the far-reaching effects that global economic, social and cultural trends are having on diet-related disease patersin in countries of transition.

Key Features
* Contains numerous illustrative figures and tables
* Two case studies included-on China and Brazil
* Foreword written by Nevin Scrimshaw, recipient of the World Food Prize

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Politbiuro TSK RKP(b)-VKP(b) i Evropa: Resheniia "osoboi papki," 1923-1939 (Russian Edition)



Politbiuro TSK RKP(b)-VKP(b) i Evropa: Resheniia "osoboi papki," 1923-1939 (Russian Edition)
none | 2001-01-01 00:00:00 | ROSSPEN | 398 | Russian

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