113 Minutes

113 Minutes
Author: James Patterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN: 1786530422
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

113 Minutes Book Excerpt:

James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. I know who killed my son. Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered... and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love.

Journal of Agricultural Research

Journal of Agricultural Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 998
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Banking in Crisis

Banking in Crisis
Author: John D. Turner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 1107030943
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banking in Crisis Book Excerpt:

A full account of the rise and fall of British banking stability which sheds new light on why banking systems crash.

Double cross

Double cross
Author: Philip Monk,Douglas Gordon,Power Plant (Art gallery),York University (Toronto, Ont.). Art Gallery
Publsiher: Art Gallery of York University
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780921047964
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double cross Book Excerpt:

Essay by Philip Monk.

Strange Future

Strange Future
Author: Min Hyoung Song
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005-10-20
ISBN: 0822387492
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Future Book Excerpt:

Sometime near the start of the 1990s, the future became a place of national decline. The United States had entered a period of great anxiety fueled by the shrinking of the white middle class, the increasingly visible misery of poor urban blacks, and the mass immigration of nonwhites. Perhaps more than any other event marking the passage through these dark years, the 1992 Los Angeles riots have sparked imaginative and critical works reacting to this profound pessimism. Focusing on a wide range of these creative works, Min Hyoung Song shows how the L.A. riots have become a cultural-literary event—an important reference and resource for imagining the social problems plaguing the United States and its possible futures. Song considers works that address the riots and often the traumatic place of the Korean American community within them: the independent documentary Sa-I-Gu (Korean for April 29, the date the riots began), Chang-rae Lee’s novel Native Speaker, the commercial film Strange Days, and the experimental drama of Anna Deavere Smith, among many others. He describes how cultural producers have used the riots to examine the narrative of national decline, manipulating language and visual elements, borrowing and refashioning familiar tropes, and, perhaps most significantly, repeatedly turning to metaphors of bodily suffering to convey a sense of an unraveling social fabric. Song argues that these aesthetic experiments offer ways of revisiting the traumas of the past in order to imagine more survivable futures.

Mechanics of Structures and Materials XXIV

Mechanics of Structures and Materials XXIV
Author: Hong Hao,Chunwei Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1935
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN: 1351850202
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Structures and Materials XXIV Book Excerpt:

Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, 6-9 December 2016). The contributions from academics, researchers and practising engineers from Australasian, Asia-pacific region and around the world, cover a wide range of topics, including: • Structural mechanics • Computational mechanics • Reinforced and prestressed concrete structures • Steel structures • Composite structures • Civil engineering materials • Fire engineering • Coastal and offshore structures • Dynamic analysis of structures • Structural health monitoring and damage identification • Structural reliability analysis and design • Structural optimization • Fracture and damage mechanics • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering • Pavement materials and technology • Shock and impact loading • Earthquake loading • Traffic and other man-made loadings • Wave and wind loading • Thermal effects • Design codes Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges will be of interest to academics and professionals involved in Structural Engineering and Materials Science.

Coding for Chest Medicine 2009

Coding for Chest Medicine 2009
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Chest Physicians - ACCP
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0916609723
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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John Gibbon and His Heart Lung Machine

John Gibbon and His Heart Lung Machine
Author: Ada Romaine-Davis
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN: 1512806358
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Gibbon and His Heart Lung Machine Book Excerpt:

John Heysham Gibbon, Jr., M.D., was the first researcher to develop a heart-lung machine that could fully support an adult's cardiac and respiratory functions during surgical procedures to repair defects in the heart and lungs. Romaine-Davis here provides a thorough study of Gibbon and his accomplishment.

Perspectives on Literacy

Perspectives on Literacy
Author: Eugene R. Kintgen,Barry M. Kroll,Mike Rose
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 475
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780809314584
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Literacy Book Excerpt:

The 28 essays reprinted here are arranged in four sections that offer theoretical, historical, educational, and community perspectives on the whole topic of literacy. In addition to their substantial introduction, the editors provide an exhaustive bibliography based on the citations to the essays. Kintgen, Kroll, and Rose see literacy as an extremely complex area of inquiry in which all aspects are interrelated, and they hope to avoid creating or perpetuating false boundaries within the field. The book’s first section contains articles dealing with various psychological and economic consequences of literacy. The second provides an introduction to the development of literacy in different eras of the West, from its inception among the Greeks to the teaching of it in North America during the past century. The third section treats the teaching of literacy in educational institutions, primarily at the secondary and post-secondary levels. The final section discusses literacy outside the traditional classroom: the development of literacy among children and adults, the functions and uses of literacy in the workplace and elsewhere, and the identity and problems of those who have not mastered literacy skills.

Historical Dictionary of the dirty Wars

Historical Dictionary of the  dirty Wars
Author: David R. Kohut,Olga Vilella
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0810858398
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of the dirty Wars Book Excerpt:

Unlike a conventional war waged against a standing army, a "dirty war" is waged against individuals, groups, or ideas considered subversive. Originally associated with Argentina's military regime from 1976-1983, the term has since been applied to neighboring dictatorships during the period. Indeed, it has become a byword for state-sponsored repression anywhere in the world. The first edition of this reference illustrated the concept by describing the regimes of Argentina, Chile (1973-1990), and Uruguay (1973-1985), which tortured, murdered, and disappeared thousands of people in the name of anticommunism while thousands more were driven into exile. The second edition expands the scope to include Bolivia (1971-1982), Brazil (1964-1985), and Paraguay (1954-1989). Includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the countries; guerrilla and political movements; prominent guerrilla, human-rights, military, and political figures; local, regional, and international human-rights organizations; and artistic figures (filmmakers, novelists, and playwrights) whose works attempt to represent or resist the period of repression.--Publisher.

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars
Author: David Kohut,Olga Vilella
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2016-11-16
ISBN: 1442276428
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars Book Excerpt:

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the countries themselves; guerrilla and political movements.

Ground Station Design and Analysis for LEO Satellites

Ground Station Design and Analysis for LEO Satellites
Author: Shkelzen Cakaj
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 1119899257
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Station Design and Analysis for LEO Satellites Book Excerpt:

Tutorial for analytical and scientific approaches related to LEO satellites ground station performance, including math, experiments, and simulations. Ground Station Design and Analysis for LEO satellites provides complete instructions and steps for ground station performance evaluation, including stations dedicated for scientific or communication purposes, and offers the reader an enhanced learning experience by proposing 40 ideas related to ground station performance assessment. Each idea goes over the math analysis, experiment or simulation, the methodology applied, the results, and a conclusion. This approach provides the reader with the opportunity to compare theoretical results with on-site results, guiding the reader towards intelligent and practical performance evaluation and enhancement. The text also considers the future emerging developments of LEO satellites and their challenges and applications, including multimedia and other scientific applications. Stemming from the highly qualified author’s research work of roughly 20 years, Ground Station Design and Analysis for LEO Satellites includes information on: Interference aspects, covering intermodulation interference modeling for LEO satellite ground stations and downlink adjacent interference for LEO search and rescue satellites Sun synchronization, covering nodal regression and Sun synchronization of low Earth orbits through inclination angle. Horizon plane and communication duration, covering communications duration with LEO satellites under ideal, practical and designed horizon plane for LEO satellite ground stations Figure of merit and system noise temperature, covering composite and antenna noise temperature, Sun noise experiment and desensibilization measurements at LEO satellite ground stations Ground Station Design and Analysis for LEO Satellites is an innovative and advanced tutorial-based resource that will appeal to satellite engineers (operators/vendors) working on the operation, maintenance, and performance evaluation of ground stations, as well as postgraduate students/early-stage researchers wishing to obtain knowledge on this state-of-the-art technology.

Post Colonial Identities

Post Colonial Identities
Author: Chin Ce,Charles Smith
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-04-02
ISBN: 9783603736
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Colonial Identities Book Excerpt:

Post Colonial Identities revisits issues regarding the newer literature within the expansive African heritage of diverse regional and national groupings. It is poised at substantiating the uniformity of Africa in terms of literary and cultural movements, and lending some inter-disciplinary insights on the whole body of literature through twentieth century history.

Philosophical Perspective on Cinema

Philosophical Perspective on Cinema
Author: Pedro Blas González
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 1666906239
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Perspective on Cinema Book Excerpt:

Philosophical Perspective on Cinema addresses the relationship between human existence and sensual reality. Applying metaphysical/existential reflection to cinema, the author explores the philosophical clarity that cinema can offer reflective persons about the human experience.

The Social Science of Cinema

The Social Science of Cinema
Author: James C. Kaufman,Dean Keith Simonton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199797811
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Science of Cinema Book Excerpt:

This book compiles research from such varied disciplines as psychology, economics, sociology business, and communications to find the best empirical research being done on the movies, based on perspectives that many filmgoers have never considered.

The Democratic Courthouse

The Democratic Courthouse
Author: Linda Mulcahy,Emma Rowden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN: 0429558686
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Democratic Courthouse Book Excerpt:

The Democratic Courthouse examines how changing understandings of the relationship between government and the governed came to be reflected in the buildings designed to house the modern legal system from the 1970s to the present day in England and Wales. The book explores the extent to which egalitarian ideals and the pursuit of new social and economic rights altered existing hierarchies and expectations about how people should interact with each other in the courthouse. Drawing on extensive public archives and private archives kept by the Ministry of Justice, but also using case studies from other jurisdictions, the book details how civil servants, judges, lawyers, architects, engineers and security experts have talked about courthouses and the people that populate them. In doing so, it uncovers a changing history of ideas about how the competing goals of transparency, majesty, participation, security, fairness and authority have been achieved, and the extent to which aspirations towards equality and participation have been realised in physical form. As this book demonstrates, the power of architecture to frame attitudes and expectations of the justice system is much more than an aesthetic or theoretical nicety. Legal subjects live in a world in which the configuration of space, the cues provided about behaviour by the built form and the way in which justice is symbolised play a crucial, but largely unacknowledged, role in creating meaning and constituting legal identities and rights to participate in the civic sphere. Key to understanding the modern-day courthouse, this book will be of interest to scholars and students in all fields of law, architecture, sociology, political science, psychology and criminology.

Hockey Night in Canada

Hockey Night in Canada
Author: Michael McKinley
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 0143186728
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hockey Night in Canada Book Excerpt:

Hockey Night in Canada has reached a great age (and for television, practically an immortal one) because it made itself into something that Canada couldn't live without. It is this surge of emotion that connected us all each week, and which connects us through the years to now. Hockey Night in Canada didn't just aim a camera at a game and observe what happened-it actively gave the country a prism through which it could see itself and its evolving diversity. We look where the eye of Hockey Night in Canada looks, and it looks at us. We remember what it remembers. We feel what it feels. That is the dynamic that has made the show much more than a long-lived TV success; it is a cultural juggernaut. Ask fans where they saw their first hockey game, and chances are it was on Hockey Night in Canada. Ask the players-male or female-what first got them into the rink, and the answer will be the same: they wanted to be like the players on Hockey Night in Canada.

British Responses to Genocide

British Responses to Genocide
Author: Amy E. Grubb,Elisabeth Hope Murray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2022-03-04
ISBN: 1000548333
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Responses to Genocide Book Excerpt:

This book examines British responses to genocide and atrocity in the Ottoman Empire during the aftermath of World War I. The authors analyze British humanitarianism and humanitarian intervention through the advice and policies of the Foreign Office and British government in London and the actions of Foreign Officers in the field. British understandings of humanitarianism at the time revolved around three key elements: good government, atrocity, and the refugee crises; this ideology of humanitarianism, however, was challenged by disputed policies of post-war politics and goals regarding the Near East. This resulted in limited intervention methods available to those on the ground but did not necessarily result in the forfeiture of the belief in humanitarianism amongst the local British officials charged with upholding it. This study shows that the tension between altruism and political gain weakened British power in the region, influencing the continuation of violence and repression long after the date most perceive as the cessation of WWI. The book is primarily aimed at scholars and researchers within the field; it is a research monograph and will be of greatest interest to scholars of genocide, British history, and refugee studies, as well as for activists and practitioners.

Child Care in Black and White

Child Care in Black and White
Author: Jessie B. Ramey
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-04-02
ISBN: 0252036905
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Care in Black and White Book Excerpt:

This innovative study examines the development of institutional childcare from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two "sister" orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian Orphan's Home and the all-black Home for Colored Children. Drawing on quantitative analysis of the records of more than 1,500 children living at the two orphanages, as well as census data, city logs, and contemporary social science surveys, this study raises new questions about the role of childcare in constructing and perpetrating social inequality in the United States.

A Long Time in Making

A Long Time in Making
Author: James Nye
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 0191026786
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Long Time in Making Book Excerpt:

Smiths Group (formerly Smiths Industries), part of the UK FTSE 100 index, is a global engineering company with a market capitalisation over £5bn. Evolving from beginnings in the Victorian jewellery trade, to significant market presences in the twentieth century motor accessory, clock and watch industries, it has reinvented itself again as a diversified international company, operating in the medical, communications, security and engineered components sectors. Its narrative history, illuminating the reasons for its survival and adaptability, offers useful data and information to aid wider research into questions such as the legitimacy of conglomerates as a business model, the creation and maintenance of corporate culture, issues of succession, the effects of mergers and the questionable value placed upon targeted synergies-even the role of serendipity. The story begins with several generations of the Smith family amassing a fortune in retail, and then, following a 1914 stock-market flotation, describes the transition from family run business to the development of a professionally-run managerial enterprise. Since the 1970s it has had to face the decline of major markets and competitive pressures, leading to the adoption of new business lines, globalisation, and the internationalisation of its workforce. It now has 23,000 employees across more than 50 countries-along the way shocking the markets by abandoning core businesses and undergoing a controversial merger. Unfettered access to company records, and interviews with former staff members, provide insights into the strategy and management of the firm, illuminating the rich culture of Smiths, characterised by the frequent fostering of technical brilliance and a cast of larger than life characters.