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Computational Science and Its Applications — ICCSA 2003: by Hyun Cheol Kim, Seongjin Ahn, Jin Wook Chung (auth.), Vipin

By Hyun Cheol Kim, Seongjin Ahn, Jin Wook Chung (auth.), Vipin Kumar, Marina L. Gavrilova, Chih Jeng Kenneth Tan, Pierre L’Ecuyer (eds.)

The three-volume set, LNCS 2667, LNCS 2668, and LNCS 2669, constitutes the refereed court cases of the foreign convention on Computational technological know-how and Its purposes, ICCSA 2003, held in Montreal, Canada, in could 2003.

The 3 volumes current greater than three hundred papers and span the complete variety of computational technology from foundational matters in laptop technological know-how and arithmetic to complex functions in nearly all sciences using computational thoughts. The lawsuits provide a distinct account of contemporary ends up in computational science.

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Advances in Corrosion Science and Technology: Volume 4 by P. Hancock, R. C. Hurst (auth.), Mars G. Fontana, Roger W.

By P. Hancock, R. C. Hurst (auth.), Mars G. Fontana, Roger W. Staehle (eds.)

This sequence was once prepared to supply a discussion board for evaluate papers within the zone of corrosion. the purpose of those experiences is to deliver definite parts of corrosion technological know-how and know-how right into a sharp concentration. The volumes of this sequence are released nearly on a each year foundation and every includes 3 to 5 studies. The articles in every one quantity are chosen in this type of manner as to be of curiosity either to the corrosion scientists and the corrosion technologists. there's, in reality, a specific objective in juxtaposing those pursuits due to the significance of mutual interplay and interdisciplinarity so vital in corrosion reviews. it's was hoping that the corrosion scientists during this approach could remain abreast of the actions in corrosion expertise and vice versa. during this sequence the time period "corrosion" is utilized in its very broadest experience. It contains, as a result, not just the degradation of metals in aqueous en­ vironment but additionally what's in general known as "high-temperature oxidation. " extra, the plan is to be much more common than those themes; the sequence will comprise all solids and all environments. this day, engineering solids comprise not just metals yet glasses, ionic solids, polymeric solids, and composites of those. Environments of curiosity needs to be prolonged to liquid metals, a wide selection of gases, nonaqueous electrolytes, and different non­ aqueous liquids.

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How It Works: Brain Dump, Issue 35

A unconditionally new breed of digital-only technological know-how journal, mind sell off deals a flurry of interesting evidence for an unbelievably low cost. full of outstanding illustrations and awesome wisdom, mind unload is a electronic journal that reduces tough-to-grasp suggestions into bite-size, easy-to-learn articles. each factor will carry fact-filled solutions to questions about technology, nature, house, know-how and shipping, direct to a cellphone or pill.

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Globes: 400 Years of Exploration, Navigation, and Power by Sylvia Sumira

By Sylvia Sumira

The concept that of the earth as a sphere has been round for hundreds of years, rising round the time of Pythagoras within the 6th century BC, and finally changing into dominant as different thinkers of the traditional international, together with Plato and Aristotle, authorized the belief. the 1st checklist of an exact globe being made is located in verse, written through the poet Aratus of Soli, who describes a celestial sphere of the celebrities through Greek astronomer Eudoxus of Cnidus (ca. 408–355 BC). The oldest surviving globe—a celestial globe held up through Atlas’s shoulders—dates again to a hundred and fifty advert, yet within the West, globes weren't made back for approximately 1000 years. It was once no longer until eventually the 15th century that terrestrial globes received significance, culminating while German geographer Martin Behaim created what's regarded as the oldest surviving terrestrial globe. In Globes: four hundred Years of Exploration, Navigation, and gear, Sylvia Sumira, starting with Behaim’s globe, bargains a authoritative and extraordinary illustrated background of the next 400 years of globe making.

Showcasing the outstanding choice of globes held via the British Library, Sumira lines the inception and development of globes in the course of the interval within which they have been most generally used—from the overdue 15th century to the past due 19th century—shedding gentle on their function, functionality, impression, and manufacture, in addition to the cartographers, printers, and tool makers who created them. She takes readers on a chronological trip around the globe to envision a large choice of globes, from these of the Renaissance that proven a renewed curiosity in classical thinkers; to these of James Wilson, the 1st profitable advertisement globe maker in the US; to these heavily produced in Boston and ny starting within the 1800s. alongside the best way, Sumira not just information the historic importance of every globe, but additionally will pay detailed awareness to their fabrics and strategies of manufacture and the way those developed over the centuries.

A gorgeous and available consultant to at least one of the good instruments of human exploration, Globes will attract historians, creditors, and an individual who has ever tested this lecture room accent and puzzled whilst, why, and the way they got here to be made.

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Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Analytical, Biophysical by Sebastian Schlücker, Wolfgang Kiefer

By Sebastian Schlücker, Wolfgang Kiefer

Masking every little thing from the elemental theoretical and functional wisdom to new intriguing advancements within the box with a spotlight on analyticaland existence technological know-how purposes, this monograph exhibits how one can follow surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for fixing actual global problems.From the contents:* conception and perform of SERS* Analytical purposes* SERS mixed with different analytical suggestions* Biophysical purposes* lifestyles technological know-how purposes together with a number of microscopiesAimed at analytical, floor and medicinal chemists, spectroscopists, biophysicists and fabrics scientists. incorporates a Foreword via the well known Raman spectroscopist Professor Wolfgang Kiefer, the previous Editor-in-Chief of the magazine of Raman Spectroscopy.

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Crosslinking in Materials Science by Piotr Penczek, Piotr Czub, Jan Pielichowski (auth.)

By Piotr Penczek, Piotr Czub, Jan Pielichowski (auth.)

This sequence provides serious reports of the current and destiny developments in polymer and biopolymer technological know-how together with chemistry, actual chemistry, physics and fabrics technological know-how. it's addressed to all scientists at universities and in who desire to hold abreast of advances within the subject matters coated.

Impact issue score: continuously number 1 in Polymer technological know-how. additional information in addition to the digital model of the complete content material to be had at: www.springerlink.com

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Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature's Influence on by Eva M. Selhub MD;Alan C. Logan ND

By Eva M. Selhub MD;Alan C. Logan ND

How to soundly de-tox from IT overload—with the therapeutic results of nature

Scientific reports have proven that average environments could have extraordinary advantages for human overall healthiness. traditional environments usually tend to advertise optimistic feelings; and viewing and jogging in nature were linked to heightened actual and psychological power. Nature has additionally been discovered to have a favorable influence on young ones who've been clinically determined with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and a focus deficit disease. a strong warning sign for our tech-immersed society, Your mind on Nature examines the attention-grabbing results that publicity to nature may have at the brain.

In Your mind on Nature, surgeon Eva Selhub and naturopath Alan Logan study not just the consequences of nature at the brain—but the ever-present effect of daily know-how at the mind, and the way IT overload and its many distractions will even be altering it. providing an antidote for the technology-addicted, the booklet outlines rising nature-based treatments together with ecotherapy, in addition to functional innovations for bettering your (and your kid's) cognitive functioning, psychological overall healthiness, and actual health and wellbeing via ecotherapeutic, dietary, and behavioural means.

  • Details the again to nature flow and some great benefits of nature at the mind and physique, from decreasing the indications of ADHD to enhancing temper and actual energy
  • Explains the results of air caliber, aromas, mild and sound at the mind, together with unhappy and sleep loss

A attention-grabbing examine the consequences that either nature and know-how have at the brain's functioning and one's total future health, Your mind on Nature is each tech-addict's advisor to restoring well-being and stability in an more and more IT-dependent world.

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Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2016: by Osvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Ana Maria

By Osvaldo Gervasi, Beniamino Murgante, Sanjay Misra, Ana Maria A.C. Rocha, Carmelo M. Torre, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan, Elena Stankova, Shangguang Wang

The five-volume set LNCS 9786-9790 constitutes the refereed proceedingsof the sixteenth foreign convention on Computational technology and ItsApplications, ICCSA 2016, held in Beijing, China, in July 2016.
The 239 revised complete papers and 14 brief papers provided at 33 workshops have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 849 submissions. they're prepared in 5 thematical tracks: computational equipment, algorithms and clinical purposes; excessive functionality computing and networks; geometric modeling, pix and visualization; complicated and rising functions; and knowledge structures and technologies.

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Phosphor Handbook by Shigeo(decease) Shionoya, William M. Yen, Hajime Yamamoto

By Shigeo(decease) Shionoya, William M. Yen, Hajime Yamamoto

A benchmark booklet, the 1st version of the Phosphor guide set the traditional for references during this box. thoroughly revised and up to date, this moment version explores new and rising fields equivalent to nanophosphors, nanomaterials, UV phosphors, quantum cutters, plasma demonstrate phosphors, sol-gel and different rainy phosphor coaching innovations, training via combustion, bioluminescence phosphors and units, and new laser fabrics resembling OLED. It additionally includes new chapters at the functions of phosphors in good kingdom lighting fixtures, photoionization of luminescent facilities in insulating phosphors, and up to date advancements in halide-based scintillators.The guide presents a accomplished description of phosphors with an emphasis on functional phosphors and their makes use of in several types of technological purposes. It covers the basics, specifically the fundamental rules of luminescence, the primary phosphor fabrics, and their optical houses. The authors describe phosphors utilized in lamps, cathode-ray tubes, x-ray, and ionizing radiation detection. They disguise universal size method used to signify phosphor homes, speak about a few comparable goods, and finish with the historical past of phosphor know-how and undefined.

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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the by Julian Jaynes

By Julian Jaynes

Publish yr note: First released in 1976
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At the guts of this vintage, seminal ebook is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human attention didn't start a ways again in animal evolution yet in its place is a discovered technique that happened in simple terms 3 thousand years in the past and continues to be constructing.

The implications of this innovative clinical paradigm expand into nearly each point of our psychology, our historical past and tradition, our faith — and certainly our destiny.

Litterary Awards
National booklet Award Nominee for modern idea (1978)

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