McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition by Steven W. Dulan

McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition
  • Title : McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition
  • Author : Steven W. Dulan
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 9781260010480
  • Pages : 864
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Practice Makes Perfect! Get the practice you need to succeed on the ACT! Preparing for the ACT can be particularly stressful. McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition explains how the test is structured, what it measures, and how to budget your time for each section. Written by a test prep expert, this book has been fully updated to match the redesigned test. The 10 intensive practice tests help you improve your scores from each test to the next. You'll learn how to sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, reduce your stress—and to do your very best on test day. Features Include: • 10 complete sample ACT exams, with full explanations for every answer • Fully updated content that matches the current ACT • A bonus interactive Test Planner app to help you customize your study schedule • Scoring worksheets to help you calculate your total score for every test • Free access to additional practice ACT tests online


Generating Electricity Using Photovoltaic Solar Plants in Iraq by Miqdam Tariq Chaichan,Hussein A. Kazem

Generating Electricity Using Photovoltaic Solar Plants in Iraq
  • Title : Generating Electricity Using Photovoltaic Solar Plants in Iraq
  • Author : Miqdam Tariq Chaichan,Hussein A. Kazem
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319750313
  • Pages : 211
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book focuses on solar energy and its applications in Iraq and its neighboring countries. Iraq suffers from electricity shortages and faces many challenges to meet and overcome current and future increases in electrical demand. Although Iraq relies primarily on petroleum as an energy source, many scientists agree that the future of energy efficiency and safety will rely heavily on the implementation of green and renewable energies. This book is aimed at researchers, policymakers, and students and discusses how PV systems can be successfully implemented in order to reduce dependency on fossil fuel resources. Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies presented; Presents actual adopted Iraqi PV projects; Explains the use and application of photovoltaic cells.


Economic Surveys and Data Analysis by Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys. Conference,France) Ciret Conference 2000 (Paris,Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Economic Surveys and Data Analysis
  • Title : Economic Surveys and Data Analysis
  • Author : Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys. Conference,France) Ciret Conference 2000 (Paris,Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher : OECD
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 386
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This publication contains selected papers presented at the 25th conference of the Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET). This is an international forum for leading economists and institutions that conduct and analyse business and consumer surveys, which seeks to promote knowledge about all aspects of economic cycle research.


The Hydrogen Society by Arno A. Evers

The Hydrogen Society
  • Title : The Hydrogen Society
  • Author : Arno A. Evers
  • Publisher : Hydrogeit Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3937863311
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Erhaps even more attractive is the idea to use the sun's heat for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen and storing them in two separate vessels. The high temperature produced by recombining oxygen and hydrogen is known to be the most intense heat available to mankind. Moreover, one could use the hydrogen for lighting, and inexpensively produced oxygen would also close a longstanding gap. But how can one use the sun's energy to split water? In my opinion, thermopiles, which have already accomplished excellent performance, could solve this problem ..."--The Back Cover.


Using R for Introductory Statistics, Second Edition by John Verzani

Using R for Introductory Statistics, Second Edition
  • Title : Using R for Introductory Statistics, Second Edition
  • Author : John Verzani
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466590734
  • Pages : 518
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The second edition of a bestselling textbook, Using R for Introductory Statistics guides students through the basics of R, helping them overcome the sometimes steep learning curve. The author does this by breaking the material down into small, task-oriented steps. The second edition maintains the features that made the first edition so popular, while updating data, examples, and changes to R in line with the current version. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Increased emphasis on more idiomatic R provides a grounding in the functionality of base R. Discussions of the use of RStudio helps new R users avoid as many pitfalls as possible. Use of knitr package makes code easier to read and therefore easier to reason about. Additional information on computer-intensive approaches motivates the traditional approach. Updated examples and data make the information current and topical. The book has an accompanying package, UsingR, available from CRAN, R’s repository of user-contributed packages. The package contains the data sets mentioned in the text (data(package="UsingR")), answers to selected problems (answers()), a few demonstrations (demo()), the errata (errata()), and sample code from the text. The topics of this text line up closely with traditional teaching progression; however, the book also highlights computer-intensive approaches to motivate the more traditional approach. The authors emphasize realistic data and examples and rely on visualization techniques to gather insight. They introduce statistics and R seamlessly, giving students the tools they need to use R and the information they need to navigate the sometimes complex world of statistical computing.


Controlling Climate Change by Bert Metz

Controlling Climate Change
  • Title : Controlling Climate Change
  • Author : Bert Metz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521764033
  • Pages : 359
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents a cutting edge overview of tackling and adapting to climate change, written by a lead member of the IPCC.


Algebra & Trigonometry by Michael Sullivan

Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Title : Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Author : Michael Sullivan
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780131404533
  • Pages : 1264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Intended for courses in College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Trigonometry, which require student use of a graphing calculator.


Astronomy by Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff

Astronomy
  • Title : Astronomy
  • Author : Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789888407316
  • Pages : 1198
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either aone-semester or two-semester introductory course (bear in mind, you can customize your version and include only those chapters or sections you will be teaching.) It is made available free of charge in electronic form (and low cost in printed form) to students around the world. If you have ever thrown up your hands in despair over the spiraling cost of astronomy textbooks, you owe your students a good look at this one. Coverage and Scope Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Chapter 1: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour Chapter 2: Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity Chapter 4: Earth, Moon, and Sky Chapter 5: Radiation and Spectra Chapter 6: Astronomical Instruments Chapter 7: Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System Chapter 8: Earth as a Planet Chapter 9: Cratered Worlds Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars Chapter 11: The Giant Planets Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto Chapter 13: Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System Chapter 14: Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System Chapter 15: The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star Chapter 16: The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse Chapter 17: Analyzing Starlight Chapter 18: The Stars: A Celestial Census Chapter 19: Celestial Distances Chapter 20: Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space Chapter 21: The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside the Solar System Chapter 22: Stars from Adolescence to Old Age Chapter 23: The Death of Stars Chapter 24: Black Holes and Curved Spacetime Chapter 25: The Milky Way Galaxy Chapter 26: Galaxies Chapter 27: Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black Holes Chapter 28: The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies Chapter 29: The Big Bang Chapter 30: Life in the Universe Appendix A: How to Study for Your Introductory Astronomy Course Appendix B: Astronomy Websites, Pictures, and Apps Appendix C: Scientific Notation Appendix D: Units Used in Science Appendix E: Some Useful Constants for Astronomy Appendix F: Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets Appendix G: Selected Moons of the Planets Appendix H: Upcoming Total Eclipses Appendix I: The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs Appendix J: The Brightest Twenty Stars Appendix K: The Chemical Elements Appendix L: The Constellations Appendix M: Star Charts and Sky Event Resources


Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions by Adriano Bisello,Daniele Vettorato,Pierre Laconte,Simona Costa

Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions
  • Title : Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions
  • Author : Adriano Bisello,Daniele Vettorato,Pierre Laconte,Simona Costa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319757741
  • Pages : 697
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  • Language : English
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This book comprises a selection of the top contributions presented at the second international conference “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2017”, held in March 2017 in Bolzano, Italy. Featuring forty-six papers by policy-makers, academics and consultants, it discusses current groundbreaking research in smart and sustainable planning, including the progress made in overcoming cities’ challenges towards improving the quality of life. Climate change adaptation and mitigation of global warming, generally identified as drivers of global policies, are just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to smart energy transition. Indeed, equally relevant towards this current transformation – and key topics in this volume – are ICTs, public spaces and society; next economy for the city; strategies and actions for good governance; urban-rural innovation; rethinking mobility. The book’s depth in understanding and insightfulness in re-thinking demonstrate the breaking of new ground in smart and sustainable planning. A new ground that policy-makers, academics and consultants may build upon as a bedrock for smart and sustainable planning.


Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 by Hugh F. Kelly,Anita Kramer,Andrew Warren,Abhishek Jain,David Greensfelder,Melinda McLaughlin,John McManus,Paige Mueller

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019
  • Title : Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019
  • Author : Hugh F. Kelly,Anita Kramer,Andrew Warren,Abhishek Jain,David Greensfelder,Melinda McLaughlin,John McManus,Paige Mueller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780874204186
  • Pages : 104
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  • Language : English
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Now in its 40th year, Emerging Trends in Real Estate is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast reports in the real estate industry. This updated edition provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, trends by property sector and metropolitan area, and other real estate issues around the globe. Comprehensive and invaluable, the book is based on interviews with leading industry experts and also covers what's happening in multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hotel development.


Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development (AI2SD’2018) by Mostafa Ezziyyani

Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development (AI2SD’2018)
  • Title : Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development (AI2SD’2018)
  • Author : Mostafa Ezziyyani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030120651
  • Pages : 442
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  • Language : English
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This book gathers papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development (AI2SD-2018), which was held in Tangiers, Morocco on 12–14 July 2018. In addition to the latest research in the field of energy, it offers new solutions, tools and effective techniques, and provides essential information on smart grids, renewable and economical energy. Further, it addresses modeling, storage management and decision support in the field of energy, offering a valuable guide for researchers, professionals and all those who are interested in the development of advanced intelligent systems in the energy sector.


Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan by Matthew Wright,Patrick Hearps

Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan
  • Title : Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan
  • Author : Matthew Wright,Patrick Hearps
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780980825800
  • Pages : 171
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Zero Carbon Australia outlines a coherent and thoroughly researched blueprint showing how 100% renewable energy is achievable using technologies that are commercially available today: wind power and concentrating solar thermal with molten salt storage. It goes through the options, costs and benefits, confirming that a 10 year transformation of the stationary energy sector is achievable and affordable.


Africa's Private Sector by Vijaya Ramachandran,Alan H. Gelb,Manju Kedia Shah

Africa's Private Sector
  • Title : Africa's Private Sector
  • Author : Vijaya Ramachandran,Alan H. Gelb,Manju Kedia Shah
  • Publisher : CGD Books
  • ISBN Code : 1933286288
  • Pages : 117
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  • Language : English
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Why is business performance lagging in Africa? To provide answers, this volume focuses on the day-to-day problems that private sector managers and entrepreneurs there encounter. Through enterprise surveys conducted in several African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, these businesspeople identify poor infrastructure —particularly the lack of a reliable source of power —as a huge constraint on private sector activity. Politics also plays a key role in limiting the success of African businesses. Many countries there have private sectors that are ethnically segmented or dominated by ethnic minorities or both. Segmented networks in already sparse economic environments limit competition, encourage an ambivalent attitude toward facilitating a good business environment, and constrain the growth of firms outside the dominant network. Consequently, Africa has yet to see the emergence of a broad-based business class. Africa's Private Sector identifies several solutions to address both the infrastructure and political economy constraints hampering business growth in Africa.


Who Owns Our Low Carbon Future? by Bernice Lee,Ilian Iliev,Felix Preston

Who Owns Our Low Carbon Future?
  • Title : Who Owns Our Low Carbon Future?
  • Author : Bernice Lee,Ilian Iliev,Felix Preston
  • Publisher : Royal Institute for International Affairs
  • ISBN Code : 9781862032224
  • Pages : 63
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  • Language : English
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"Ensuring access to climate-friendly technologies at affordable prices is a critical issue for international public policy - and one that cuts across economic, legal, security and geopolitical concerns. To keep the rise in average global temperatures below 2C, global greenhouse gas emissions must peak before 2020 and be reduced to 50-85 per cent below 2000 levels by 2050. Achieving these ambitious targets requires a critical mass of low carbon investment, innovation and deployment that meets mid- and long-term goals. The implications for corporate strategies and business models are profound. This report examines two issues: patent ownership of climate-friendly technologies, and the rate of technology diffusion. A polarized debate continues between proponents of strengthening intellectual property rights (IPR) regimes to encourage innovation of climate technologies on the one hand, and those calling for more IP-related flexibilities to ensure access to key technologies by developing countries on the other."--Publisher.


Real-World Problems for Secondary School Mathematics Students by Juergen Maasz,John O’Donoghue

Real-World Problems for Secondary School Mathematics Students
  • Title : Real-World Problems for Secondary School Mathematics Students
  • Author : Juergen Maasz,John O’Donoghue
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9460915434
  • Pages : 281
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  • Language : English
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This is a book full of ideas for introducing real world problems into mathematics classrooms and assisting teachers and students to benefit from the experience. Taken as a whole these contributions provide a rich resource for mathematics teachers and their students that is readily available in a single volume. Nowadays there is a universal emphasis on teaching for understanding, motivating students to learn mathematics and using real world problems to improve the mathematics experience of school students. However, using real world problems in mathematics classrooms places extra demands on teachers in terms of extra-mathematical knowledge e.g. knowledge of the area of applications, and pedagogical knowledge. Care must also be taken to avoid overly complex situations and applications. Papers in this collection offer a practical perspective on these issues, and more. While many papers offer specific well worked out lesson type ideas, others concentrate on the teacher knowledge needed to introduce real world applications of mathematics into the classroom. We are confident that mathematics teachers who read the book will find a myriad of ways to introduce the material into their classrooms whether in ways suggested by the contributing authors or in their own ways, perhaps through mini-projects or extended projects or practical sessions or enquiry based learning. We are happy if they do! This book is written for mathematics classroom teachers and their students, mathematics teacher educators, and mathematics teachers in training at pre-service and in-service phases of their careers.


College Algebra and Trigonometry by Richard N. Aufmann,Vernon C. Barker,Richard D. Nation

College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Title : College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Author : Richard N. Aufmann,Vernon C. Barker,Richard D. Nation
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • ISBN Code : 1111789002
  • Pages : 1080
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  • Language : English
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Accessible to students and flexible for instructors, COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY, Seventh Edition, uses the dynamic link between concepts and applications to bring mathematics to life. By incorporating interactive learning techniques, the Aufmann team helps students to better understand concepts, work independently, and obtain greater mathematical fluency. The text also includes technology features to accommodate courses that allow the option of using graphing calculators. The authors' proven Aufmann Interactive Method allows students to try a skill as it is presented in example form. This interaction between the examples and Try Exercises serves as a checkpoint to students as they read the textbook, do their homework, or study a section. In the Seventh Edition, Review Notes are featured more prominently throughout the text to help students recognize the key prerequisite skills needed to understand new concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Concentrating Solar Power Technology by Keith Lovegrove,Wes Stein

Concentrating Solar Power Technology
  • Title : Concentrating Solar Power Technology
  • Author : Keith Lovegrove,Wes Stein
  • Publisher : Woodhead Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781845697693
  • Pages : 674
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technologyrepresents one of the most advanced renewable energy systems capable of large scale power production. By concentrating direct sunlight using mirrors and/or lenses, much higher operating temperatures are achieved allowing existing solar technologies to covert energy at much higher efficiencies than usual. CSP includes both concentrating solar thermal (CST) as well as concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems, which can work in tandem to generate heat and power for electricity production, industrial chemistry, process heat, and even combined cooling, heating and power. CSP technology is both responsive and reliable, and is best suited to countries with a high-degree of direct insolation (solar radiation), in particular to those within the tropics, such as those with developing economies where the benefits of this low running cost technology would be truly advantageous. Developments in CSP are leading to higher generation levels with lower installation and operating costs, as well as more consistent power supply through the integration of advanced thermal energy storage systems. This book provides an integrated and comprehensive reference on concentrating solar power (CSP) systems and technology, from the fundamental science to systems design and development, and on to real-world applications. Initial chapters review the physics of CSP, applicable energy conversion options, siting criteria and methodology, and the economics of CSP systems. The main designs of CSP system – including linear Fresnel, parabolic trough, central tower, parabolic dish, CPV – are covered in detail, complemented in turn by chapters on materials and component development, from mirror energy storage, grid integration and operations and maintenance routes. The final section reviews CSP applications, from larger scale solar power plants running using different cycles and even as combined cycles with conventional power plant, to systems for industrial heat and power, industrial chemistry and solar fuels, and even on to desalination and water treatment.


Dune Worlds by Ralph D. Lorenz,James R. Zimbelman

Dune Worlds
  • Title : Dune Worlds
  • Author : Ralph D. Lorenz,James R. Zimbelman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3540897259
  • Pages : 308
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  • Language : English
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This book describes how sand dunes work, why they are the way they are in different settings, and how they are being studied. Particular attention is paid to their formation and appearance elsewhere in the solar system. New developments in knowledge about dunes make for an interesting story – like the dunes themselves, dune science is dynamic – and the visual appeal of Aeolian geomorphology ensures that this is an attractive volume. The book is divided into 4 parts, the first of which introduces dunes as a planetary phenomenon, showing a landscape reflecting the balance of geological processes – volcanism, impact, tectonics, erosion, deposition of sediments. Dunes are then considered as emergent dynamical systems: the interaction of sand and wind conspires to generate very characteristic and reproducible shapes. Analogies are given with other emergent structures such as patterned ground before the influence of dunes on desert peoples and infrastructure is studied, together with their use as forensic climatological indicators. Dune Physics is looked at with regard to the mechanics of sand, the physics of wind, saltation – interaction of sand and air – dunes versus ripples and transverse Aeolian ridges, the classification of dune morphology and the sources and sinks of sand. Dune Trafficability considers soil mechanics, effects on mobility on Earth, Mars and elsewhere. In the second part, Earth, Mars, Titan and other moons and planets are examined, beginning with a survey of the major deserts and dunefields on Earth. The authors then turn to Mars and its environment, sediment type, dune stratigraphy, sediment source and sinks and the association of dunes with topographic features. Titan follows - its thick, cold atmosphere, methane dampness, low gravity, morphology – interaction with topography and the implications of dunes for climate and winds. Dunes elsewhere conclude this part. There are few dunefields on Venus, but there is a .possibility of Aeolian transport on Triton and volcanic-related windstreaks on Io.


Global Macro Trading by Greg Gliner

Global Macro Trading
  • Title : Global Macro Trading
  • Author : Greg Gliner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111836242X
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Brings global macro trading down to earth for individual and professional traders, investors and asset managers, as well being a useful reference handbook Global Macro Trading is an indispensable guide for traders and investors who want to trade Global Macro – it provides Trading Strategies and overviews of the four asset classes in Global Macro which include equities, currencies, fixed income and commodities. Greg Gliner, who has worked for some of the largest global macro hedge funds, shares ways in which an array of global macro participants seek to capitalize on this strategy, while also serving as a useful reference tool. Whether you are a retail investor, manage your own portfolio, or a finance professional, this book equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to capitalize in global macro. Provides a comprehensive overview of global macro trading, which consists of portfolio construction, risk management, biases and essentials to query building Equips the reader with introductions and tools for each of the four asset classes; equities, currencies, fixed income and commodities Arms you with a range of powerful global-macro trading and investing strategies, that include introductions to discretionary and systematic macro Introduces the role of central banking, importance of global macroeconomic data releases and demographics, as they relate to global macro trading


Tourists in Space by Erik Seedhouse

Tourists in Space
  • Title : Tourists in Space
  • Author : Erik Seedhouse
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319050389
  • Pages : 281
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  • Language : English
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Forget Hawaii or the Mediterranean. Soon – very soon – you’ll be able to add a much more exotic stamp to your passport: space. How will you get there, what will the trip be like and how much training will you need? All you need to know is right here in this guide. Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide supplies all the advice and information you need to make your spaceflight the most rewarding experience of your life. This definitive, real-world guide is packed with helpful facts and suggestions on everything from training, equipment, safety and in-flight procedures to techniques for avoiding space motion sickness and bone demineralization. You’ll also find: • Advice on choosing your training agency • Techniques for minimizing the risk of space motion sickness • Information you need to prepare for your medical examination, training and flight • Tips on activities near your training location and much more.


Renewables-Based Technology by Jo Dewulf,Herman Van Langenhove

Renewables-Based Technology
  • Title : Renewables-Based Technology
  • Author : Jo Dewulf,Herman Van Langenhove
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470022434
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sustainability is a key driving force for industries in the chemical, food, packaging, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors, and quantitative sustainability indicators are being incorporated into company reports. This is driving the uptake of renewable resources and the adoption of renewables. Renewables' can either be the substituted raw materials that are used in a given industry, (e.g. the use of biomass for fuel); the use and/or modification of a crop for use in a new industry (e.g. plant cellulose), or the reuse of a waste product (e.g. organic waste for energy production). This is the first book in the Wiley Renewable Resources series that brings together the range of sustainability assessment methods and their uses. Ensuing books in the series will look at individual renewable materials and applications.


ECONned by Yves Smith

ECONned
  • Title : ECONned
  • Author : Yves Smith
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 0230620515
  • Pages : 362
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  • Language : English
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Why are we in such a financial mess today? There are lots of proximate causes: over-leverage, global imbalances, bad financial technology that lead to widespread underestimation of risk. But these are all symptoms. Until we isolate and tackle fundamental causes, we will fail to extirpate the disease. ECONned is the first book to examine the unquestioned role of economists as policy-makers, and how they helped create an unmitigated economic disaster. Here, Yves Smith looks at how economists in key policy positions put doctrine before hard evidence, ignoring the deteriorating conditions and rising dangers that eventually led them, and us, off the cliff and into financial meltdown. Intelligently written for the layman, Smith takes us on a terrifying investigation of the financial realm over the last twenty-five years of misrepresentations, naive interpretations of economic conditions, rationalizations of bad outcomes, and rejection of clear signs of growing instability. In eConned, author Yves Smith reveals: --why the measures taken by the Obama Administration are mere palliatives and are unlikely to pave the way for a solid recovery --how economists have come to play a profoundly anti-democratic role in policy --how financial models and concepts that were discredited more than thirty years ago are still widely used by banks, regulators, and investors --how management and employees of major financial firms looted them, enriching themselves and leaving the mess to taxpayers --how financial regulation enabled predatory behavior by Wall Street towards investors --how economics has no theory of financial systems, yet economists fearlessly prescribe how to manage them


Earth, Sky, and Sea by Auguste Piccard

Earth, Sky, and Sea
  • Title : Earth, Sky, and Sea
  • Author : Auguste Piccard
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780353358959
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering by Antonio Luque,Steven Hegedus

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering
  • Title : Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering
  • Author : Antonio Luque,Steven Hegedus
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470976128
  • Pages : 1162
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The most comprehensive, authoritative and widely cited reference on photovoltaic solar energy Fully revised and updated, the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition incorporates the substantial technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics since its previous release. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed with contributions by distinguished international experts in the field. Significant new coverage includes: three completely new chapters and six chapters with new authors device structures, processing, and manufacturing options for the three major thin film PV technologies high performance approaches for multijunction, concentrator, and space applications new types of organic polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells economic analysis of various policy options to stimulate PV growth including effect of public and private investment Detailed treatment covers: scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operation the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modules how choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performance making measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performance photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries. architectural applications of building-integrated PV Each chapter is structured to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this is a leading reference and invaluable resource for all practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV industry.


Astronomy Explained by Gerald North

Astronomy Explained
  • Title : Astronomy Explained
  • Author : Gerald North
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1447109015
  • Pages : 330
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Going beyond the superficial treatments found in "coffee-table" astronomy books, this book provides comprehensive treatment of astronomy in depth, offering comprehensible explanations of how and why things are as they are. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book includes self-study questions at the end: of each chapter.


Video Production Handbook by Gerald Millerson

Video Production Handbook
  • Title : Video Production Handbook
  • Author : Gerald Millerson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1136045384
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program. For many years Video Production Handbook has helped students and program-makers in a wide range of organizations. Now in its thoroughly revised 3rd edition, Video Production Handbook guides you step-by-step, explaining how to develop your initial program ideas, and build them into a successful working format. It covers the techniques of persuasive camerawork, successful lighting and sound treatment, video editing...etc. You will find straightforward up-to-the-minute guidance with your daily production problems, and a wealth of practical tips based on the author's personal experience. In this extended edition, you will see how you can use quite modest chromakey facilities and visual effects to create the magic of virtual reality surroundings. Gerald Millerson's internationally acclaimed writings are based on a long and distinguished career with the BBC. His lecturing background includes TV production courses in the United States and UK. His other books for Focal Press have become standard works in a number of languages, and include his classic course text Television Production 13th ed, Effective TV Production 3rd ed, Video Camera Techniques 2nd ed, Lighting for TV and Film 3rd ed, Lighting for Video 3rd ed and TV Scenic Design.


Tales of Physicists and Mathematicians by Simon Gindikin

Tales of Physicists and Mathematicians
  • Title : Tales of Physicists and Mathematicians
  • Author : Simon Gindikin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1461239427
  • Pages : 158
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This revised and greatly expanded edition of the Russian classic contains a wealth of new information about the lives of many great mathematicians and scientists, past and present. Written by a distinguished mathematician and featuring a unique mix of mathematics, physics, and history, this text combines original source material and provides careful explanations for some of the most significant discoveries in mathematics and physics. What emerges are intriguing, multifaceted biographies that will interest readers at all levels.


Mission to Jupiter by National Aeronautics Administration,Michael Meltzer

Mission to Jupiter
  • Title : Mission to Jupiter
  • Author : National Aeronautics Administration,Michael Meltzer
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781493716661
  • Pages : 342
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Galileo mission to Jupiter explored an exciting new frontier, had a major impact on planetary science, and provided invaluable lessons for the design of spacecraft. This mission amassed so many scientific firsts and key discoveries that it can truly be called one of the most impressive feats of exploration of the 20th century. In the words of John Casani, the original project manager of the mission, "Galileo was a way of demonstrating . . . just what U.S. technology was capable of doing." An engineer on the Galileo team expressed more personal sentiments when she said, "I had never been a part of something with such great scope . . . . To know that the whole world was watching and hoping with us that this would work. We were doing something for all mankind." When Galileo lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on 18 October 1989, it began an interplanetary voyage that took it to Venus, to two asteroids, back to Earth, and finally on to Jupiter. The craft's instruments studied Jupiter's enormous magnetosphere and its belts of intense radiation. The spacecraft also sent off a planetary probe that accomplished the most difficult atmospheric entry ever attempted. After this, the craft spent years visiting Jupiter's moons and delving into their structures and properties. This book attempts to convey the creativity, leadership, and vision that were necessary for the mission's success. It is a book about dedicated people and their scientific and engineering achievements. The Galileo mission faced many significant problems. Some of the most brilliant accomplishments and "work-arounds" of the Galileo staff occurred precisely when these challenges arose. Throughout the mission, engineers and scientists found ways to keep the spacecraft operational from a distance of nearly half a billion miles, enabling one of the most impressive voyages of scientific discovery.


Energy Solutions to Combat Global Warming by XinRong Zhang,Ibrahim Dincer

Energy Solutions to Combat Global Warming
  • Title : Energy Solutions to Combat Global Warming
  • Author : XinRong Zhang,Ibrahim Dincer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331926950X
  • Pages : 855
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book gathers an in-depth collection of 45 selected papers presented at the Global Conference on Global Warming 2014 in Beijing, China, covering a broad variety of topics from the main principles of thermodynamics and their role in design, analysis, and the improvements in performance of energy systems to the potential impact of global warming on human health and wellbeing. Given energy production’s role in contributing to global warming and climate change, this work provides solutions to global warming from the point of view of energy. Incorporating multi-disciplinary expertise and approaches, it provides a platform for the analysis of new developments in the area of global warming and climate change, as well as potential energy solutions including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, hydrogen production, CO2 capture and environmental impact assessment. The research and analysis presented herein will benefit international scientists, researchers, engineers, policymakers and all others with an interest in global warming and its potential solutions.


Arts and Technology by Fay Huang,Reen-Cheng Wang

Arts and Technology
  • Title : Arts and Technology
  • Author : Fay Huang,Reen-Cheng Wang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3642115772
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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We welcome you to the First International Conference on Arts and Technology (ArtsIT 2009), hosted by CSIE of the National Ilan University and co-organized by the National Science Council, ICST, College of EECS at National Ilan University, Software Simulation Society in Taiwan, ISAC, TCA, NCHC, CREATE-NET, and Institute for Information Industry. ArtsIT2009 was held in Yilan, Taiwan, during September 24–25, 2009. The conference comprised the following themes: • New Media Technologies (Evolutionary systems that create arts or display art works, such as tracking sensors, wearable computers, mixed reality, etc. ) • Software Art (Image processing or computer graphics techniques that create arts, including algorithmic art, mathematic art, advanced modeling and rend- ing, etc. ) • Animation Techniques (2D or 3D computer animations, AI-based animations, etc. ) • Multimedia (Integration of different media, such as virtual reality systems, audio, performing arts, etc. ) • Interactive Methods (Vision-based tracking and recognition, interactive art, etc. ) The conference program started with an opening ceremony, followed by three keynote speeches and four technical sessions distributed over a period of two days. Two poster sessions, one hour each, were scheduled before the afternoon oral sessions. An Int- active Arts Exhibition was held in conjunction with ArtsIT 2009. Twelve well-known digital arts teams from Taiwan exhibited 15 artworks in this event, including 10 int- active installation arts, 4 video arts, and 1 digital print. The conference received around 50 submissions from 15 different countries.


Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia

Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
  • Title : Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309124948
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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Increased agricultural productivity is a major stepping stone on the path out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but farmers there face tremendous challenges improving production. Poor soil, inefficient water use, and a lack of access to plant breeding resources, nutritious animal feed, high quality seed, and fuel and electricity-combined with some of the most extreme environmental conditions on Earth-have made yields in crop and animal production far lower in these regions than world averages. Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia identifies sixty emerging technologies with the potential to significantly improve agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Eighteen technologies are recommended for immediate development or further exploration. Scientists from all backgrounds have an opportunity to become involved in bringing these and other technologies to fruition. The opportunities suggested in this book offer new approaches that can synergize with each other and with many other activities to transform agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


Modern Physics, Loose-Leaf by Kenneth S. Krane

Modern Physics, Loose-Leaf
  • Title : Modern Physics, Loose-Leaf
  • Author : Kenneth S. Krane
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119495555
  • Pages : 592
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One of the field’s most respected introductory texts, Modern Physics provides a deep exploration of fundamental theory and experimentation. Appropriate for second-year undergraduate science and engineering students, this esteemed text presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and methods that form the basis of modern physics, including examinations of relativity, quantum physics, statistical physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. A balanced pedagogical approach examines major concepts first from a historical perspective, then through a modern lens using relevant experimental evidence and discussion of recent developments in the field. The emphasis on the interrelationship of principles and methods provides continuity, creating an accessible “storyline” for students to follow. Extensive pedagogical tools aid in comprehension, encouraging students to think critically and strengthen their ability to apply conceptual knowledge to practical applications. Numerous exercises and worked examples reinforce fundamental principles.


Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering by Suresh R. Devasahayam

Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering
  • Title : Signals and Systems in Biomedical Engineering
  • Author : Suresh R. Devasahayam
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1461542995
  • Pages : 333
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  • Language : English
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In the past few years Biomedical Engineering has received a great deal of attention as one of the emerging technologies in the last decade and for years to come, as witnessed by the many books, conferences, and their proceedings. Media attention, due to the applications-oriented advances in Biomedical Engineering, has also increased. Much of the excitement comes from the fact that technology is rapidly changing and new technological adventures become available and feasible every day. For many years the physical sciences contributed to medicine in the form of expertise in radiology and slow but steady contributions to other more diverse fields, such as computers in surgery and diagnosis, neurology, cardiology, vision and visual prosthesis, audition and hearing aids, artificial limbs, biomechanics, and biomaterials. The list goes on. It is therefore hard for a person unfamiliar with a subject to separate the substance from the hype. Many of the applications of Biomedical Engineering are rather complex and difficult to understand even by the not so novice in the field. Much of the hardware and software tools available are either too simplistic to be useful or too complicated to be understood and applied. In addition, the lack of a common language between engineers and computer scientists and their counterparts in the medical profession, sometimes becomes a barrier to progress.


Programming for Engineers by Aaron R. Bradley

Programming for Engineers
  • Title : Programming for Engineers
  • Author : Aaron R. Bradley
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3642233031
  • Pages : 238
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To learn to program is to be initiated into an entirely new way of thinking about engineering, mathematics, and the world in general. Computation is integral to all modern engineering disciplines, so the better you are at programming, the better you will be in your chosen field. The author departs radically from the typical presentation by teaching concepts and techniques in a rigorous manner rather than listing how to use libraries and functions. He presents pointers in the very first chapter as part of the development of a computational model that facilitates an ab initio presentation of subjects such as function calls, call-by-reference, arrays, the stack, and the heap. The model also allows students to practice the essential skill of memory manipulation throughout the entire course rather than just at the end. As a result, this textbook goes further than is typical for a one-semester course -- abstract data types and linked lists, for example, are covered in depth. The computational model will also serve students in their adventures with programming beyond the course: instead of falling back on rules, they can think through the model to decide how a new programming concept fits with what they already know. The book is appropriate for undergraduate students of engineering and computer science, and graduate students of other disciplines. It contains many exercises integrated into the main text, and the author has made the source code available online.


Keys to Play by Roger Moseley

Keys to Play
  • Title : Keys to Play
  • Author : Roger Moseley
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520291247
  • Pages : 468
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart a genealogy of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book’s diverse objects of inquiry—from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles—enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard’s topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to Play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new.


Planning Algorithms by Steven M. LaValle

Planning Algorithms
  • Title : Planning Algorithms
  • Author : Steven M. LaValle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139455176
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Planning algorithms are impacting technical disciplines and industries around the world, including robotics, computer-aided design, manufacturing, computer graphics, aerospace applications, drug design, and protein folding. This coherent and comprehensive book unifies material from several sources, including robotics, control theory, artificial intelligence, and algorithms. The treatment is centered on robot motion planning, but integrates material on planning in discrete spaces. A major part of the book is devoted to planning under uncertainty, including decision theory, Markov decision processes, and information spaces, which are the 'configuration spaces' of all sensor-based planning problems. The last part of the book delves into planning under differential constraints that arise when automating the motions of virtually any mechanical system. This text and reference is intended for students, engineers, and researchers in robotics, artificial intelligence, and control theory as well as computer graphics, algorithms, and computational biology.


The Silicon Web by Michael G. Raymer

The Silicon Web
  • Title : The Silicon Web
  • Author : Michael G. Raymer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781439803127
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The technology behind computers, fiber optics, and networks did not originate in the minds of engineers attempting to build an Internet. The Internet is a culmination of intellectual work by thousands of minds spanning hundreds of years. We have built concept upon concept and technology upon technology to arrive at where we are today, in a world constructed of silicon pathways and controlled by silicon processors. From computers to optical communications, The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet Age explores the core principles of physics that underlie those technologies that continue to revolutionize our everyday lives. Designed for the nonscientist, this text requires no higher math or prior experience with physics. It starts with an introduction to physics, silicon, and the Internet and then details the basic physics principles at the core of the information technology revolution. A third part examines the quantum era, with in-depth discussion of digital memory and computers. The final part moves onto the Internet era, covering lasers, optical fibers, light amplification, and fiber-optic and wireless communication technologies. The relation between technology and daily life is so intertwined that it is impossible to fully understand modern human experience without having at least a basic understanding of the concepts and history behind modern technology, which continues to become more prevalent as well as more ubiquitous. Going beyond the technical, the book also looks at ways in which science has changed the course of history. It clarifies common misconceptions while offering insight on the social impacts of science with an emphasis on information technology. As a pioneering researcher in quantum mechanics of light, author Michael Raymer has made his own significant contributions to contemporary communications technology


History of Civilizations of Central Asia by Unesco

History of Civilizations of Central Asia
  • Title : History of Civilizations of Central Asia
  • Author : Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231034677
  • Pages : 485
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  • Language : English
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Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic SettingDuring the eight centuries covered in this volume, the new faith of Islam arose in Arabia and gradually spread eastwards and northwards, eventually affecting much of Central Asia, the southern fringes of Siberia and the eastern regions of China. These were also the centuries in which nomadic and military empires arose in the heart of Asia, impinging on the history of adjacent, well-established civilizations and cultures (China, India, Islamic Western Asia and Christian eastern and central Europe) to an unparalleled extent. Lamaist Buddhism established itself inthe Mongolian region and in Tibet and Islam among the Turkish people of Transoxania, southern Siberia and Xinjiang. It was in Eastern Europe, above all in Russia, that the Turco-Mongol Golden Horde was to have a major, enduring influence on the course of the region's history.


Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting by Lance Bosart,Howard Bluestein

Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • Title : Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • Author : Lance Bosart,Howard Bluestein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0933876688
  • Pages : 440
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  • Language : English
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This long-anticipated monograph honoring scientist and teacher Fred Sanders includes 16 articles by various authors as well as dozens of unique photographs evoking Fred's character and the vitality of the scientific community he helped develop through his work. Editors Lance F. Bosart (University at Albany/SUNY) and Howard B. Bluestein (University of Oklahoma at Norman) have brought together contributions from luminary authors-including Kerry Emanuel, Robert Burpee, Edward Kessler, and Louis Uccellini-to honor Fred's work in the fields of forecasting, weather analysis, synoptic meteorology, and climatology. The result is a significant volume of work that represents a lasting record of Fred Sanders' influence on atmospheric science and legacy of teaching.


Student Solutions Manual for Algebra and Trigonometry by Michael Sullivan,Tim Britt

Student Solutions Manual for Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Title : Student Solutions Manual for Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Author : Michael Sullivan,Tim Britt
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code : 9780321717115
  • Pages : 938
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This Manual provides fully worked solutions to odd-numbered exercises. It is also available within MyMathLab.