Present Shock

Present Shock
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN: 1101608242
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Shock Book Excerpt:

People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future's arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this "now" is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.

Present Shock in Late Fifth Century Greece

Present Shock in Late Fifth Century Greece
Author: Francis Dunn
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-02-09
ISBN: 0472025619
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Shock in Late Fifth Century Greece Book Excerpt:

Francis M. Dunn's Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece examines the widespread social and cultural disorientation experienced by Athenians in a period that witnessed the revolution of 411 B.C.E. and the military misadventures in 413 and 404---a disturbance as powerful as that described in Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. The late fifth century was a time of vast cultural and intellectual change, ultimately leading to a shift away from Athenians' traditional tendency to seek authority in the past toward a greater reliance on the authority of the present. At the same time, Dunn argues, writers and thinkers not only registered the shock but explored ways to adjust to living with this new sense of uncertainty. Using literary case studies from this period, Dunn shows how narrative techniques changed to focus on depicting a world in which events were no longer wholly predetermined by the past, impressing upon readers the rewards and challenges of struggling to find their own way forward. Although Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece concentrates upon the late fifth century, this book's interdisciplinary approach will be of broad interest to scholars and students of ancient Greece, as well as anyone fascinated by the remarkably flexible human understanding of time. Francis M. Dunn is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Tragedy's End: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama (Oxford, 1996), and coeditor of Beginnings in Classical Literature (Cambridge, 1992) and Classical Closure: Reading the End in Greek and Latin Literature (Princeton, 1997). "In this fascinating study, Francis Dunn argues that in late fifth-century Athens, life became focused on the present---that moving instant between past and future. Time itself changed: new clocks and calendars were developed, and narratives were full of suspense, accident, and uncertainty about things to come. Suddenly, future shock was now." ---David Konstan, John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and the Humanistic Tradition and Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University "In this fascinating work, Dunn examines the ways in which the Greeks constructed time and then shows how these can shed new light on various philosophical, dramatic, historical, scientific and rhetorical texts of the late fifth century. An original and most interesting study." ---Michael Gagarin, James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics, the University of Texas at Austin "Interesting, clear, and compelling, Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece analyzes attitudes toward time in ancient Greece, focusing in particular on what Dunn terms 'present shock,' in which rapid cultural change undermined the authority of the past and submerged individuals in a disorienting present in late fifth-century Athens. Dunn offers smart and lucid analyses of a variety of complex texts, including pre-Socratic and sophistic philosophy, Euripidean tragedy, Thucydides, and medical texts, making an important contribution to discussions about classical Athenian thought that will be widely read and cited by scholars working on Greek cultural history and historiography." ---Victoria Wohl, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Toronto

Fuzzy and Neuro Fuzzy Systems in Medicine

Fuzzy and Neuro Fuzzy Systems in Medicine
Author: Horia-Nicolai L Teodorescu,Abraham Kandel,Lakhmi C. Jain
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1351364529
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuzzy and Neuro Fuzzy Systems in Medicine Book Excerpt:

Fuzzy and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems in Medicineprovides a thorough review of state-of-the-art techniques and practices, defines and explains relevant problems, as well as provides solutions to these problems. After an introduction, the book progresses from one topic to another - with a linear development from fundamentals to applications.

Shock Fitting

Shock Fitting
Author: Marcello Onofri,Renato Paciorri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-11-18
ISBN: 3319684272
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shock Fitting Book Excerpt:

This book describes the revolutionary capabilities of new shock fitting algorithms; a great improvement in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for high-speed numerical simulations. Shock fitting methods provide a solution to the current difficulties and inaccuracies in shock-capturing approaches. This work traces the evolution of shock-fitting methods, from the pioneering methods based on the structured grids (boundary and floating shock-fitting) to recent developments on unstructured grids, illustrating algorithmic details, significant applications and potential developments. Also, to celebrate the centenary birth of the father of shock-fitting techniques, the book also includes a tribute to Gino Moretti, as well as his unpublished manuscript. This book will appeal to professionals, researchers, and graduate students in the field of CFD.

Shock Compression of Condensed Matter 1991

Shock Compression of Condensed Matter   1991
Author: S.C. Schmidt,R.D. Dick,J.W. Forbes,D.G. Tasker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1102
Release: 2016-07-29
ISBN: 1483291456
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shock Compression of Condensed Matter 1991 Book Excerpt:

The papers collected together in this volume constitute a review of recent research on the response of condensed matter to dynamic high pressures and temperatures. Inlcuded are sections on equations of state, phase transitions, material properties, explosive behavior, measurement techniques, and optical and laser studies. Recent developments in this area such as studies of impact and penetration phenomenology, the development of materials, especially ceramics and molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations are also covered. These latest advances, in addition to the many other results and topics covered by the authors, serve to make this volume the most authoritative source for the shock wave physics community.

Shock Waves in Condensed Matter 1983

Shock Waves in Condensed Matter   1983
Author: J.R. Asay,R.A. Graham,G.K. Struab
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0444600175
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shock Waves in Condensed Matter 1983 Book Excerpt:

Shock Waves in Condensed Matter – 1983 covers the proceedings of the American Physical Society Topical Conference, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 18-21, 1983. The book focuses on the response of matter to dynamic high pressure and temperature. The selection first elaborates on the review of theoretical calculations of phase transitions and comparisons with experimental results; theoretical and experimental studies of shock-compressed benzene and polybutene; and theory of the iron equation of state and melting curve to very high pressures. The text then ponders on nonhydrostatic effects in stress-wave induced phase transformation of calcite; Bauschinger effect model suitable for use in large computer codes; and strain rate sensitivity prediction for porous bed compaction. The manuscript takes a look at flaw nucleation and energetics of dynamic fragmentation, shock loading behavior of fused quartz, and aluminum damage simulation in high-velocity impact. Shock wave diagnostics by time-resolved infrared radiometry and non-linear Raman spectroscopy; Raman scattering temperature measurement behind a shock wave; and experiments and simulation on laser-driven shock wave evolution in aluminum targets are also discussed. The selection is a dependable reference for scientists and readers interested in the response of matter when exposed to dynamic high pressure and temperature.

Experiments with Drugs

Experiments with Drugs
Author: H. J. Eysenck
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483223744
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Experiments with Drugs

Paediatric Critical Care Manual

Paediatric Critical Care Manual
Author: Shrishu R. Kamath,Deepika Gandhi
Publsiher: Wolters kluwer india Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2018-06-10
ISBN: 938796325X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paediatric Critical Care Manual Book Excerpt:

Paediatric Critical Care Manual is an useful bedside resource in the niche specialty of paediatric critical care. Primarily meant for paediatric fellows and postgraduates working predominantly in paediatric ICU, this book would be equally useful for practicing paediatricians and physicians who face sick children in their day-to-day practice. This book has the potential to give confidence and competence to any physician taking care of critically ill children, as well as the postgraduates and fellows planning to take the exit level examinations, on their way to expertise in this field.Key Features

The Shock and Vibration Bulletin

The Shock and Vibration Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shock Vibration and Associated Environments

Shock  Vibration  and Associated Environments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Shock (Mechanics)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Capital and Economic Growth

Human Capital and Economic Growth
Author: Alberto Bucci,Klaus Prettner,Alexia Prskawetz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 3030215997
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Capital and Economic Growth Book Excerpt:

This edited collection explores the links between human capital (both in the form of health and in the form of education), demographic change, and economic growth. Using empirical as well as theoretical perspectives, the authors investigate several important issues in the context of human capital, namely population ageing, inequality, public policy, and long-term economic development. Ultimately, they demonstrate that the accumulation of human capital is of crucial importance to long-run economic growth.

NASA Technical Note

NASA Technical Note
Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NASA Technical Note Book Excerpt:

NASA technical note

NASA technical note
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coupled Gasdynamics and Kinetics During Condensation by a Rarefaction Wave

Coupled Gasdynamics and Kinetics During Condensation by a Rarefaction Wave
Author: David R. Forshey,Welby G. Courtney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Condensation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report of Investigations

Report of Investigations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mineral industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles of Ionization Smoke Detection

Principles of Ionization Smoke Detection
Author: Albert Lynn Johnson,Ann G. Kim,Charles D. Litton,Curtis H. Elder,David R. Forshey,David Schlain,George J. Conroy,Gordon H. Dechman,James R. Aggson,John C. Edwards,John C. Franklin,John Durkin,Joseph Cervik,Joseph E. Matta,M. E. Poad,Natesa I. Jayaraman,Richard Hammer,Wallace W. Key,Albert Sainato,Aldo L. Furno,Dennis Grigal,Frank X. McCawley,Galen G. Waddell,Henry E. Perlee,John C. LaScola,M. C. Irani,Martin Hertzberg,Meng-Cherng Sun,Thomas O. Meyer,Welby G. Courtney,Earl L. Phillips,Fred N. Kissell,Gerald R. Smith,Joseph M. Kutcha,Maurice Deul,Robert C. Bates,Robert F. Chaiken
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 21
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cables
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Textbook of Forensic Medicine Toxicology Principles Practice e book

Textbook of Forensic Medicine   Toxicology  Principles   Practice   e book
Author: Krishan Vij
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN: 8131236234
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Forensic Medicine Toxicology Principles Practice e book Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly revamped and revised edition carrying precise information in a concise manner. Radical changes have been effected in the chapters Death and Its Medicolegal Aspects: Forensic Thanatology; Sudden and Unexpected Deaths; Asphyxial Deaths; Deaths Associated with Surgery, Anaesthesia and Blood Transfusion; Custody Related Torture and/or Death; Medicolegal Examination of the Living; Injuries by Firearms; Complications of Trauma: Was Wounding Responsible for Death?; Consent to and Refusal of Treatment; Medical Negligence; and Intricacies of Forensic Toxicology. Enriched with photographs, drawings, sketches, flowcharts, and tables for easy and catchy understanding. Old cases have been replaced with new ones, making way for the readers to appreciate medicolegal implications. Reflects author’s personal experience of about three decades and the knowledge gathered from extensive reading, interactions, deliberations, etc. at various platforms.

Methods in Psychobiology

Methods in Psychobiology
Author: R. D. Myers
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483268292
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Psychobiology Book Excerpt:

Methods in Psychobiology, Volume 2, Specialized Laboratory Techniques in Neuropsychology and Neurobiology is intended for the beginning ""student"" in physiological, neuro-, bio-psychology, or whatever label one wishes to attach to the exciting interdisciplinary field which weds the brain and behavior. In contrast to Volume 1, somewhat more emphasis is given in the selection of topics to a number of difficult behavioral methods that are used frequently by individuals in the more traditional neurosciences. The book begins with a discussion of the measurement of behavioral activity. This is followed by separate chapters on techniques such as electric shock motivation; aversive learning; methods of assessing the behavioral effects of drugs; long-term intravenous infusions; and perfusion of different parts of the brain. Subsequent chapters deal with the assay of pharmacologically active substances; the split-brain technique; using microknives in brain lesion studies and the production of isolated brain-stem islands; the functional decortication technique; and recording evoked potentials.

The Geological Unconscious

The Geological Unconscious
Author: Jason Groves
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 0823288110
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geological Unconscious Book Excerpt:

Already in the nineteenth century, German-language writers were contending with the challenge of imagining and accounting for a planet whose volatility bore little resemblance to the images of the Earth then in circulation. The Geological Unconscious traces the withdrawal of the lithosphere as a reliable setting, unobtrusive backdrop, and stable point of reference for literature written well before the current climate breakdown. Through a series of careful readings of romantic, realist, and modernist works by Tieck, Goethe, Stifter, Benjamin, and Brecht, Groves elaborates a geological unconscious—unthought and sometimes actively repressed geological knowledge—in European literature and environmental thought. This inhuman horizon of reading and interpretation offers a new literary history of the Anthropocene in a period before it was named. These close readings show the entanglement of the human and the lithic in periods well before the geological turn of contemporary cultural studies. In those depictions of human-mineral encounters, the minerality of the human and the minerality of the imagination become apparent. In registering libidinal investments in the lithosphere that extend beyond Carboniferous deposits and beyond any carbon imaginary, The Geological Unconscious points toward alternative relations with, and less destructive mobilizations of, the geologic.

Strange Days

Strange Days
Author: Mark Sayers
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 0802495788
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Days Book Excerpt:

What in the world is going on? These days the world has everyone spinning. Weekly terrorist attacks. The refugee crisis. Transgender bathrooms. Academic safe spaces. Tensions with Russia. A perpetually uncertain economy. The list goes on. It’s enough to make us crazy… or want to put our heads in the sand. But we can’t, because these are our times, and we must face them. So what many Christians are looking for is someone to communicate a way forward—someone who both understands culture and trusts the Bible. Mark Sayers is such a leader, one who “writes from the future.” He is a gifted cultural analysist who combines his biblical knowledge, curious mind, and pastoral heart to offer a guide to the times. Strange Days will help Christians slow down, get their bearings, and follow God with wisdom and tact in this wild world. “Take heart, for I have overcome the world,” Jesus said nearly 2,000 years ago. And that’s the message of Strange Days, the message the church needs today.