After the Great Complacence by Ewald Engelen

After the Great Complacence
  • Title : After the Great Complacence
  • Author : Ewald Engelen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199589089
  • Pages : 281
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  • Language : English
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Argues "that social scientists, governments and citizens need now to re-engage with the political dimensions of financial markets." - cover.


Magnesium in the Central Nervous System by Robert Vink,Mihai Nechifor

Magnesium in the Central Nervous System
  • Title : Magnesium in the Central Nervous System
  • Author : Robert Vink,Mihai Nechifor
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • ISBN Code : 0987073052
  • Pages : 342
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The brain is the most complex organ in our body. Indeed, it is perhaps the most complex structure we have ever encountered in nature. Both structurally and functionally, there are many peculiarities that differentiate the brain from all other organs. The brain is our connection to the world around us and by governing nervous system and higher function, any disturbance induces severe neurological and psychiatric disorders that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Our understanding of the physiology and biochemistry of the brain has improved dramatically in the last two decades. In particular, the critical role of cations, including magnesium, has become evident, even if incompletely understood at a mechanistic level. The exact role and regulation of magnesium, in particular, remains elusive, largely because intracellular levels are so difficult to routinely quantify. Nonetheless, the importance of magnesium to normal central nervous system activity is self-evident given the complicated homeostatic mechanisms that maintain the concentration of this cation within strict limits essential for normal physiology and metabolism. There is also considerable accumulating evidence to suggest alterations to some brain functions in both normal and pathological conditions may be linked to alterations in local magnesium concentration. This book, containing chapters written by some of the foremost experts in the field of magnesium research, brings together the latest in experimental and clinical magnesium research as it relates to the central nervous system. It offers a complete and updated view of magnesiums involvement in central nervous system function and in so doing, brings together two main pillars of contemporary neuroscience research, namely providing an explanation for the molecular mechanisms involved in brain function, and emphasizing the connections between the molecular changes and behavior. It is the untiring efforts of those magnesium researchers who have dedicated their lives to unraveling the mysteries of magnesiums role in biological systems that has inspired the collation of this volume of work.


Can I Say by Travis Barker,Gavin Edwards

Can I Say
  • Title : Can I Say
  • Author : Travis Barker,Gavin Edwards
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062319442
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.


Creating the Productive Workplace by Derek Clements-Croome

Creating the Productive Workplace
  • Title : Creating the Productive Workplace
  • Author : Derek Clements-Croome
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1134265972
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A new edition of a classic title, featuring updated and additional material to reflect today’s competitive work environments, contributed by a team of international experts. Essential for anyone involved in the design, management and use of work places, this is a critical multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting productivity, as well a practical solutions manual for common problems and issues.


Blink-182 by Anne Hoppus

Blink-182
  • Title : Blink-182
  • Author : Anne Hoppus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780859653237
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Blink 182 by Joe Shooman

Blink 182
  • Title : Blink 182
  • Author : Joe Shooman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781906191108
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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Over the course of five studio albums, Blink-182 evolved into one of the most influential post-punk outfits in music. They split up in 2005 amidst tales of barbed acrimony. Then, in 2009, they shocked the world by announcing they were reforming. This book tells the story of the band.


Deep Learning with PyTorch by Eli Stevens,Luca Antiga,Thomas Viehmann

Deep Learning with PyTorch
  • Title : Deep Learning with PyTorch
  • Author : Eli Stevens,Luca Antiga,Thomas Viehmann
  • Publisher : Manning Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1617295264
  • Pages : 520
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Every other day we hear about new ways to put deep learning to good use: improved medical imaging, accurate credit card fraud detection, long range weather forecasting, and more. PyTorch puts these superpowers in your hands, providing a comfortable Python experience that gets you started quickly and then grows with you as you—and your deep learning skills—become more sophisticated. Deep Learning with PyTorch will make that journey engaging and fun. Summary Every other day we hear about new ways to put deep learning to good use: improved medical imaging, accurate credit card fraud detection, long range weather forecasting, and more. PyTorch puts these superpowers in your hands, providing a comfortable Python experience that gets you started quickly and then grows with you as you—and your deep learning skills—become more sophisticated. Deep Learning with PyTorch will make that journey engaging and fun. Foreword by Soumith Chintala, Cocreator of PyTorch. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology Although many deep learning tools use Python, the PyTorch library is truly Pythonic. Instantly familiar to anyone who knows PyData tools like NumPy and scikit-learn, PyTorch simplifies deep learning without sacrificing advanced features. It’s excellent for building quick models, and it scales smoothly from laptop to enterprise. Because companies like Apple, Facebook, and JPMorgan Chase rely on PyTorch, it’s a great skill to have as you expand your career options. It’s easy to get started with PyTorch. It minimizes cognitive overhead without sacrificing the access to advanced features, meaning you can focus on what matters the most - building and training the latest and greatest deep learning models and contribute to making a dent in the world. PyTorch is also a snap to scale and extend, and it partners well with other Python tooling. PyTorch has been adopted by hundreds of deep learning practitioners and several first-class players like FAIR, OpenAI, FastAI and Purdue. About the book Deep Learning with PyTorch teaches you to create neural networks and deep learning systems with PyTorch. This practical book quickly gets you to work building a real-world example from scratch: a tumor image classifier. Along the way, it covers best practices for the entire DL pipeline, including the PyTorch Tensor API, loading data in Python, monitoring training, and visualizing results. After covering the basics, the book will take you on a journey through larger projects. The centerpiece of the book is a neural network designed for cancer detection. You'll discover ways for training networks with limited inputs and start processing data to get some results. You'll sift through the unreliable initial results and focus on how to diagnose and fix the problems in your neural network. Finally, you'll look at ways to improve your results by training with augmented data, make improvements to the model architecture, and perform other fine tuning. What's inside Training deep neural networks Implementing modules and loss functions Utilizing pretrained models from PyTorch Hub Exploring code samples in Jupyter Notebooks About the reader For Python programmers with an interest in machine learning. About the author Eli Stevens had roles from software engineer to CTO, and is currently working on machine learning in the self-driving-car industry. Luca Antiga is cofounder of an AI engineering company and an AI tech startup, as well as a former PyTorch contributor. Thomas Viehmann is a PyTorch core developer and machine learning trainer and consultant. consultant based in Munich, Germany and a PyTorch core developer. Table of Contents PART 1 - CORE PYTORCH 1 Introducing deep learning and the PyTorch Library 2 Pretrained networks 3 It starts with a tensor 4 Real-world data representation using tensors 5 The mechanics of learning 6 Using a neural network to fit the data 7 Telling birds from airplanes: Learning from images 8 Using convolutions to generalize PART 2 - LEARNING FROM IMAGES IN THE REAL WORLD: EARLY DETECTION OF LUNG CANCER 9 Using PyTorch to fight cancer 10 Combining data sources into a unified dataset 11 Training a classification model to detect suspected tumors 12 Improving training with metrics and augmentation 13 Using segmentation to find suspected nodules 14 End-to-end nodule analysis, and where to go next PART 3 - DEPLOYMENT 15 Deploying to production


The Realization of Star Trek Technologies by Mark E. Lasbury

The Realization of Star Trek Technologies
  • Title : The Realization of Star Trek Technologies
  • Author : Mark E. Lasbury
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331940914X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, the futuristic tools of Kirk, Spock, Scott, and McCoy continue to come to life. This book merges Star Trek scientific lore—how the science of the time informed the implementation of technology in the series—and the science as it is playing out today. Scientists and engineers have made and continue to develop replicators, teletransporters, tractor beams, and vision restoring visors. This book combines the vision of 1966 science fiction with the latest research in physics, biotechnology, and engineering.


The Canon by Natalie Angier

The Canon
  • Title : The Canon
  • Author : Natalie Angier
  • Publisher : HMH
  • ISBN Code : 9780547348568
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The New York Times bestseller that makes scientific subjects both understandable and fun: “Every sentence sparkles with wit and charm.” —Richard Dawkins From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times science journalist and bestselling author of Woman, this is a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us (and inside us)—from physics to chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, and more. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world’s top scientists, Natalie Angier creates a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. For those who want a fuller understanding of some of the great issues of our time, The Canon offers insights on stem cells, bird flu, evolution, and global warming. For students—or parents whose kids ask a lot of questions about how the world works—it brings to life such topics as how the earth was formed, or what electricity is. Also included are clear, fascinating explanations of how to think scientifically and grasp the tricky subject of probability. The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines that reignites our childhood delight and sense of wonder—and along the way, tells us what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we’re all really made of stardust.


Neuromarketing by Leon Zurawicki

Neuromarketing
  • Title : Neuromarketing
  • Author : Leon Zurawicki
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9783540778295
  • Pages : 273
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Over the last 10 years advances in the new field of neuromarketing have yielded a host of findings which defy common stereotypes about consumer behavior. Reason and emotions do not necessarily appear as opposing forces. Rather, they complement one another. Hence, it reveals that consumers utilize mental accounting processes different from those assumed in marketers' logical inferences when it comes to time, problems with rating and choosing, and in post-purchase evaluation. People are often guided by illusions not only when they perceive the outside world but also when planning their actions - and consumer behavior is no exception. Strengthening the control over their own desires and the ability to navigate the maze of data are crucial skills consumers can gain to benefit themselves, marketers and the public. Understanding the mind of the consumer is the hardest task faced by business researchers. This book presents the first analytical perspective on the brain - and biometric studies which open a new frontier in market research.


I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela Des Barres

I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
  • Title : I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
  • Author : Pamela Des Barres
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787590755
  • Pages : 350
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  • Language : English
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First published in 1987, New York Times bestseller, I’m With The Band has been reprinted throughout the years, all over the world. This is the stylish, exuberant and sweetly innocent tale of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s. Beginning with Pamela Des Barres’ early obsession with Elvis, her own Beatlemania madness, and her fierce determination to meet the musicians who rocked her world, I’m With The Band illuminates the glory days of scintillating encounters with musical gods including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger and Keith Moon. A girl just wanting to have fun, Des Barres immersed herself in the drugs, danger and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. As a member of The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), an all-female group masterminded by Frank Zappa, Des Barres was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. She travelled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons and Ray Davies. She had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. A woman in possession of her own destiny, Des Barres blazed a trail for women’s life-writing, standing up for female voices and experience everywhere. From original diaries, told with great warmth, chutzpah and joie de vivre, this is a frank memoir that wears its heart on its sleeve, and recalls one of rock ’n’ roll’s most thrilling eras. This edition contains new material from the author, including her response to the vitriolic shaming of groupies, and a foreword by Roisin O’Connor, rock journalist and music correspondent for the Independent.


The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in) by Michael Lewis

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)
  • Title : The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393353168
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor.


Code by Charles Petzold

Code
  • Title : Code
  • Author : Charles Petzold
  • Publisher : Microsoft Press
  • ISBN Code : 0735638721
  • Pages : 551
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  • Language : English
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What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.


Digital System Design - Use of Microcontroller by Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud,R. Peplow

Digital System Design - Use of Microcontroller
  • Title : Digital System Design - Use of Microcontroller
  • Author : Dawoud Shenouda Dawoud,R. Peplow
  • Publisher : River Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 8792329403
  • Pages : 570
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Embedded systems are today, widely deployed in just about every piece of machinery from toasters to spacecraft. Embedded system designers face many challenges. They are asked to produce increasingly complex systems using the latest technologies, but these technologies are changing faster than ever. They are asked to produce better quality designs with a shorter time-to-market. They are asked to implement increasingly complex functionality but more importantly to satisfy numerous other constraints. To achieve the current goals of design, the designer must be aware with such design constraints and more importantly, the factors that have a direct effect on them. One of the challenges facing embedded system designers is the selection of the optimum processor for the application in hand; single-purpose, general-purpose or application specific. Microcontrollers are one member of the family of the application specific processors. The book concentrates on the use of microcontroller as the embedded system's processor, and how to use it in many embedded system applications. The book covers both the hardware and software aspects needed to design using microcontroller. The book is ideal for undergraduate students and also the engineers that are working in the field of digital system design.


With Speed and Violence by Fred Pearce

With Speed and Violence
  • Title : With Speed and Violence
  • Author : Fred Pearce
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807085855
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nature is fragile, environmentalists often tell us. But the lesson of this book is that it is not so. The truth is far more worrying. Nature is strong and packs a serious counterpunch . . . Global warming will very probably unleash unstoppable planetary forces. And they will not be gradual. The history of our planet's climate shows that it does not do gradual change. Under pressure, whether from sunspots or orbital wobbles or the depredations of humans, it lurches-virtually overnight. —from the Introduction Fred Pearce has been writing about climate change for eighteen years, and the more he learns, the worse things look. Where once scientists were concerned about gradual climate change, now more and more of them fear we will soon be dealing with abrupt change resulting from triggering hidden tipping points. Even President Bush's top climate modeler, Jim Hansen, warned in 2005 that "we are on the precipice of climate system tipping points beyond which there is no redemption." As Pearce began working on this book, normally cautious scientists beat a path to his door to tell him about their fears and their latest findings. With Speed and Violence tells the stories of these scientists and their work-from the implications of melting permafrost in Siberia and the huge river systems of meltwater beneath the icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica to the effects of the "ocean conveyor" and a rare molecule that runs virtually the entire cleanup system for the planet. Above all, the scientists told him what they're now learning about the speed and violence of past natural climate change-and what it portends for our future. With Speed and Violence is the most up-to-date and readable book yet about the growing evidence for global warming and the large climatic effects it may unleash.


Psychology for Teachers by N.A

Psychology for Teachers
  • Title : Psychology for Teachers
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 1349169447
  • Pages : 402
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Society Of Mind by Marvin Minsky

Society Of Mind
  • Title : Society Of Mind
  • Author : Marvin Minsky
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0671657135
  • Pages : 339
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An authority on artificial intelligence introduces a theory that explores the workings of the human mind and the mysteries of thought


Mechanisms of Memory by J. David Sweatt

Mechanisms of Memory
  • Title : Mechanisms of Memory
  • Author : J. David Sweatt
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780080959191
  • Pages : 362
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  • Language : English
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This fully revised second edition provides the only unified synthesis of available information concerning the mechanisms of higher-order memory formation. It spans the range from learning theory, to human and animal behavioral learning models, to cellular physiology and biochemistry. It is unique in its incorporation of chapters on memory disorders, tying in these clinically important syndromes with the basic science of synaptic plasticity and memory mechanisms. It also covers cutting-edge approaches such as the use of genetically engineered animals in studies of memory and memory diseases. Written in an engaging and easily readable style and extensively illustrated with many new, full-color figures to help explain key concepts, this book demystifies the complexities of memory and deepens the reader’s understanding. More than 25% new content, particularly expanding the scope to include new findings in translational research. Unique in its depth of coverage of molecular and cellular mechanisms Extensive cross-referencing to Comprehensive Learning and Memory Discusses clinically relevant memory disorders in the context of modern molecular research and includes numerous practical examples


The Basal Ganglia by Jean-Jacques Soghomonian

The Basal Ganglia
  • Title : The Basal Ganglia
  • Author : Jean-Jacques Soghomonian
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319427431
  • Pages : 578
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  • Language : English
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This groundbreaking text takes current knowledge of the basal ganglia far from well-known motor-based models to a more inclusive understanding of deep-brain structure and function. Synthesizing diverse perspectives from across the brain-behavioral sciences, it tours the neuroanatomy and circuitry of the basal ganglia, linking their organization to their controlling functions in core cognitive, behavioral, and motor areas, both normative and disordered. Interactions between the basal ganglia and major structures of the brain are identified in their contributions to a diverse range of processes, from language processing to decision-making, emotion to visual perception, motivation to intent. And the basal ganglia are intimately involved in the mechanisms of dysfunction, as evinced by chapters on dyskinesia, Parkinson’s disease, neuropsychiatric conditions, and addictions. Included in the coverage: Limbic-basal ganglia circuits: parallel and integrative aspects. Dopamine and its actions in the basal ganglia system. Cerebellar-basal ganglia interactions. The basal ganglia contribution to controlled and automatic processing. The basal ganglia and decision making in neuropsychiatric disorders. The circuitry underlying the reinstatement of cocaine seeking: modulation by deep brain stimulation. The basal ganglia and hierarchical control in voluntary behavior. Its breadth and depth of scholarship and data should make The Basal Ganglia a work of great interest to cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, and speech-language pathologists.


The Audio Expert by Ethan Winer

The Audio Expert
  • Title : The Audio Expert
  • Author : Ethan Winer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1136126147
  • Pages : 674
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested. Most explanations are platform-agnostic, applying equally to Windows and Mac operating systems, and to most software and hardware. TheAudioExpertbook.com, the companion website, has audio and video examples to better present complex topics such as vibration and resonance. There are also videos demonstrating editing techniques and audio processing, as well as interviews with skilled musicians demonstrating their instruments and playing techniques.


An Introduction to Complex Systems by Joe Tranquillo

An Introduction to Complex Systems
  • Title : An Introduction to Complex Systems
  • Author : Joe Tranquillo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030025896
  • Pages : 396
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book explores the interdisciplinary field of complex systems theory. By the end of the book, readers will be able to understand terminology that is used in complex systems and how they are related to one another; see the patterns of complex systems in practical examples; map current topics, in a variety of fields, to complexity theory; and be able to read more advanced literature in the field. The book begins with basic systems concepts and moves on to how these simple rules can lead to complex behavior. The author then introduces non-linear systems, followed by pattern formation, and networks and information flow in systems. Later chapters cover the thermodynamics of complex systems, dynamical patterns that arise in networks, and how game theory can serve as a framework for decision making. The text is interspersed with both philosophical and quantitative arguments, and each chapter ends with questions and prompts that help readers make more connections.


New Rules for the New Economy by Kevin Kelly

New Rules for the New Economy
  • Title : New Rules for the New Economy
  • Author : Kevin Kelly
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780140280609
  • Pages : 179
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Outlines ten elements of today's global, computer-linked, decentralized business world and offers executives and entrepreneurs clear and specific strategies for succeeding in it


Practical Guide to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation by Helena Knotkova,Michael A. Nitsche,Marom Bikson,Adam J. Woods

Practical Guide to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • Title : Practical Guide to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • Author : Helena Knotkova,Michael A. Nitsche,Marom Bikson,Adam J. Woods
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319959484
  • Pages : 651
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book provides a comprehensive overview on Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and the clinical applications of this promising technique. Separated into three parts, the book begins with basic principles, mechanisms and approaches of tDCS. This is followed by a step-by-step practicum, methodological considerations and ethics and professional conduct pertaining to this novel technique. Chapters are authored by renowned experts who also direct and plan tDCS educational events worldwide. Bridging the existing gap in instructional materials for tDCS while addressing growing interest in education in this field, professionals within a broad range of medical disciplines will find this text to be an invaluable guide.


Mixing Secrets by Mike Senior

Mixing Secrets
  • Title : Mixing Secrets
  • Author : Mike Senior
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1136113819
  • Pages : 342
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and 'fairy dust' effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. * Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. * Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. * Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Michael Brauer, Serban Ghenea, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Dave 'Hard Drive' Pensado, Jack Joseph Puig, Mark 'Spike' Stent, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, and many, many more... Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specialises in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working on a budget. Since 2007 he has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear -- once you know how!


Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2 by Jon Tate,Morten Dannemand,Nancy Kinney,Massimo Rosati,Lev Sturmer,IBM Redbooks

Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2
  • Title : Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2
  • Author : Jon Tate,Morten Dannemand,Nancy Kinney,Massimo Rosati,Lev Sturmer,IBM Redbooks
  • Publisher : IBM Redbooks
  • ISBN Code : 0738440264
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors. Nevertheless, 72% of them have not started, or are only planning, big data activities. In addition, organizations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24% more storage every year, but uses less than half of the capacity that it already has. The IBM® Storwize® family, including the IBM SAN Volume Controller Data Platform, is a storage virtualization system that enables a single point of control for storage resources. This functionality helps support improved business application availability and greater resource use. The following list describes the business objectives of this system: To manage storage resources in your information technology (IT) infrastructure To make sure that those resources are used to the advantage of your business To do it quickly, efficiently, and in real time, while avoiding increases in administrative costs Virtualizing storage with Storwize helps make new and existing storage more effective. Storwize includes many functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems. By including these functions in a virtualization system, Storwize standardizes them across virtualized storage for greater flexibility and potentially lower costs. Storwize functions benefit all virtualized storage. For example, IBM Easy Tier® optimizes use of flash memory. In addition, IBM Real-time CompressionTM enhances efficiency even further by enabling the storage of up to five times as much active primary data in the same physical disk space. Finally, high-performance thin provisioning helps automate provisioning. These benefits can help extend the useful life of existing storage assets, reducing costs. Integrating these functions into Storwize also means that they are designed to operate smoothly together, reducing management effort. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information about the latest features and functions of the Storwize V7000 Gen2 and software version 7.3 implementation, architectural improvements, and Easy Tier.


X-Ray Equipment Maintenance and Repairs Workbook for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists by Ian R. McClelland

X-Ray Equipment Maintenance and Repairs Workbook for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
  • Title : X-Ray Equipment Maintenance and Repairs Workbook for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
  • Author : Ian R. McClelland
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • ISBN Code : 9241591633
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The X-ray equipment maintenance and repairs workbook is intended to help and guide staff working with, and responsible for, radiographic equipment and installations in remote institutions where the necessary technical support is not available, to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs of equipment to avoid break downs. The book can be used for self study and as a checklist for routine maintenance procedures.


A Performative Feel for the Game by Trygve B. Broch

A Performative Feel for the Game
  • Title : A Performative Feel for the Game
  • Author : Trygve B. Broch
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9783030351311
  • Pages : 209
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Applying a cultural sociology of performance, this book interrogates how the meaning of sport intersects with gender. Trygve B. Broch points out uncertainties in the causal arguments made by key figures in the cultural studies tradition, instead advancing a meaning-centered study of sports as involving both a social and an athletic performance. Sports not only reflect or reverse social realities, but capture and keep our attention when we use and experience them as a means to reflect on social life, injustice, and hierarchy. More specifically, blending approaches from media studies with ethnography, Broch explores the women-dominated sport of handball in Norway, a country that considers gender equality a basis of democracy. As such, the analyses here show how broadly available meanings about sameness and equality are mediated and experienced through a performative feel for the game.


U2 at the End of the World by Bill Flanagan

U2 at the End of the World
  • Title : U2 at the End of the World
  • Author : Bill Flanagan
  • Publisher : Delta
  • ISBN Code : 9780385311571
  • Pages : 536
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An intimate chronicle of the three-year "Zoo TV" world tour taken by the popular rock band U2 records such events as the band's encounters with Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, and Frank Sinatra. Reprint.


Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook 12th Edition by Thomas Shoemaker,James Mack

Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook 12th Edition
  • Title : Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook 12th Edition
  • Author : Thomas Shoemaker,James Mack
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN Code : 0071742581
  • Pages : 1104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The definitive guide to distribution and transmission line technology--fully updated Completely revised to reflect the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), The Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, provides in-depth information on overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines. The latest OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM standards are emphasized throughout. This authoritative resource presents basic principles, equipment, standards, and safety regulations, allowing electrical workers to avoid costly errors, diagnose and repair power failures, and ensure optimum safety. A wealth of illustrations and photographs make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises help reinforce key concepts. Comprehensive coverage includes: Electrical principles and systems * Substations * Circuits * Construction * Wood-pole, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures * Distribution automation * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Distribution transformers * Lightning and surge protection * Fuses * Switches, sectionalizers, and reclosers * Voltage regulators * Transmission tower erection * Stringing, sagging, and joining line conductors * Live-line maintenance * Grounding * Street lighting * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Voltage regulation * Units of measurement, electrical definitions, electrical formulas, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Climbing and wood poles * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket rescue


The Blues Lyric Formula by Michael Taft

The Blues Lyric Formula
  • Title : The Blues Lyric Formula
  • Author : Michael Taft
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135778035
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for pre-World War Two commercial recording companies, this is an excellent structural analysis of the formulaic composistion of blues lyrics. This book gives a step-by-step description of the rules implicit in this formulaic structure and inspires new discussion of lyric structures. A wide array of readers will find this insightful and informative: from students of African-American music, cultural studies, history and linguistics, to Blues fans fascinated by exactly how the lyrics of this influential music style are written.


The Future of Aging by N.A

The Future of Aging
  • Title : The Future of Aging
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9048139996
  • Pages : 866
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.


The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer by Andrew S. Blum,Seward B. Rutkove

The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer
  • Title : The Clinical Neurophysiology Primer
  • Author : Andrew S. Blum,Seward B. Rutkove
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1597452718
  • Pages : 526
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book presents a broad yet focused treatment of central topics in the field of clinical neurophysiology. The volume was inspired by the clinical neurophysiology lecture series at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Much like the lecture series, this book is designed to acquaint trainees with the essential elements of clinical neurophysiology. Each chapter is written by leading and respected clinical neurophysiologists.


Brian Eno by Eric Enno Tamm

Brian Eno
  • Title : Brian Eno
  • Author : Eric Enno Tamm
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780306806490
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Musician, composer, producer: Brian Eno is unique in contemporary music. Best known in recent years for producing U2's sensational albums, Eno began his career as a synthesizer player for Roxy Music. He has since released many solo albums, both rock and ambient, written music for film and television soundtracks, and collaborated with David Bowie, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, and classical and experimental composers. His pioneering ambient sound has been enormously influential, and without him today's rock would have a decidedly different sound. Drawing on Eno's own words to examine his influences and ideas, this book—featuring a new afterword and an updated discography and bibliography—will long remain provocative and definitive.


Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop by John M. Borack

Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop
  • Title : Shake Some Action - The Ultimate Guide To Power Pop
  • Author : John M. Borack
  • Publisher : Shake Some Action - PowerPop
  • ISBN Code : 9780979771408
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12 by Norman Herr

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12
  • Title : The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12
  • Author : Norman Herr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0787972983
  • Pages : 584
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A resource for middle and high school teachers offers activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, and games for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.


Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge,Suzanne Young

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares
  • Title : Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares
  • Author : Tom DeLonge,Suzanne Young
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 194327200X
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jonas Anderson and his older brother Alan are Lucid Dreamers. But after a car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers. With the help of a Dream Walker, a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.


The New Rolling Stone Album Guide by Nathan Brackett,Christian David Hoard

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide
  • Title : The New Rolling Stone Album Guide
  • Author : Nathan Brackett,Christian David Hoard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9780743201698
  • Pages : 930
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.


Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits by Robert F. Coughlin,Frederick F. Driscoll

Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Title : Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Author : Robert F. Coughlin,Frederick F. Driscoll
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This popular book presents a clear and interesting approach for op-amp courses while examining four basic active filters, illustrating 5-V digital logic ICs, and more. It provides many detailed, practical design and analysis examples intended to relate theory to the workplace. Chapter topics include first experiences with an op amp; inverting and noninverting amplifiers; comparators and controls; selected applications of op amps; signal generators; op amps with diodes; differential, instrumentation, and bridge amplifiers; DC performance: bias, offsets, and drift; AC performance: bandwidth, slew rate, noise; active filters; modulating, demodulating, and frequency changing with the multiplier; integrated-circuit timers; digital-to-analog converters; analog-to-digital converters; and power supplies. For design engineers rs


Out Of Control by Kevin Kelly

Out Of Control
  • Title : Out Of Control
  • Author : Kevin Kelly
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 078674703X
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.


Semiconductor Detector Systems by Helmuth Spieler

Semiconductor Detector Systems
  • Title : Semiconductor Detector Systems
  • Author : Helmuth Spieler
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0198527845
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Micron scale technology has revolutionized semiconductor detectors. Designs covering many square meters with millions of signal channels are now common. Profusely illustrated, this book includes comprehensive discussions of sensors, signal processing, and electronics. Including fine tutorial material, it provides a unique reference in a key area of modern science.