The Exoplanet Handbook

The Exoplanet Handbook
Author: Michael Perryman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1108329667
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exoplanet Handbook Book Excerpt:

With the discovery of planets beyond our solar system 25 years ago, exoplanet research has expanded dramatically, with new state-of-the-art ground-based and space-based missions dedicated to their discovery and characterisation. With more than 3,500 exoplanets now known, the complexity of the discovery techniques, observations and physical characterisation have grown exponentially. This Handbook ties all these avenues of research together across a broad range of exoplanet science. Planet formation, exoplanet interiors and atmospheres, and habitability are discussed, providing in-depth coverage of our knowledge to date. Comprehensively updated from the first edition, it includes instrumental and observational developments, in-depth treatment of the new Kepler mission results and hot Jupiter atmospheric studies, and major updates on models of exoplanet formation. With extensive references to the research literature and appendices covering all individual exoplanet discoveries, it is a valuable reference to this exciting field for both incoming and established researchers.

Is Pluto a Planet

Is Pluto a Planet
Author: David A. Weintraub
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN: 1400852978
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Pluto a Planet Book Excerpt:

A Note from the Author: On August 24, 2006, at the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, by a majority vote of only the 424 members present, the IAU (an organization of over 10,000 members) passed a resolution defining planet in such a way as to exclude Pluto and established a new class of objects in the solar system to be called "dwarf planets," which was deliberately designed to include Pluto. With the discovery of Eris (2003 UB313)—an outer solar system object thought to be both slightly larger than Pluto and twice as far from the Sun—astronomers have again been thrown into an age-old debate about what is and what is not a planet. One of many sizeable hunks of rock and ice in the Kuiper Belt, Eris has resisted easy classification and inspired much controversy over the definition of planethood. But, Pluto itself has been subject to controversy since its discovery in 1930, and questions over its status linger. Is it a planet? What exactly is a planet? Is Pluto a Planet? tells the story of how the meaning of the word "planet" has changed from antiquity to the present day, as new objects in our solar system have been discovered. In lively, thoroughly accessible prose, David Weintraub provides the historical, philosophical, and astronomical background that allows us to decide for ourselves whether Pluto is indeed a planet. The number of possible planets has ranged widely over the centuries, from five to seventeen. This book makes sense of it all—from the ancient Greeks' observation that some stars wander while others don't; to Copernicus, who made Earth a planet but rejected the Sun and the Moon; to the discoveries of comets, Uranus, Ceres, the asteroid belt, Neptune, Pluto, centaurs, the Kuiper Belt and Eris, and extrasolar planets. Weaving the history of our thinking about planets and cosmology into a single, remarkable story, Is Pluto a Planet? is for all those who seek a fuller understanding of the science surrounding both Pluto and the provocative recent discoveries in our outer solar system.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1870
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2373
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Parallel Computational Technologies

Parallel Computational Technologies
Author: Leonid Sokolinsky,Mikhail Zymbler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 3030281639
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Computational Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Parallel Computational Technologies, PCT 2019, held in Kaliningrad, Russia, in April 2019. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 96 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on high performance architectures, tools and technologies; parallel numerical algorithms; supercomputer simulation.

Fine Tuning in the Physical Universe

Fine Tuning in the Physical Universe
Author: David Sloan,Rafael Alves Batista,Michael Townsen Hicks,Roger Davies
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 1108484549
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fine Tuning in the Physical Universe Book Excerpt:

An overview of fine-tuning arguments in physics, for students and researchers in physics and philosophy.

Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 718
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Risk Society and School Educational Policy

Risk Society and School Educational Policy
Author: Grant Rodwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 0429813864
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Society and School Educational Policy Book Excerpt:

Risk Society and School Educational Policy explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the problem of how this impacts policy and practice in school education. Drawing on work by Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, Rodwell explores the development of risk society as a field of interest, discussing its history, contemporary significance and links with neoliberalism, school education, and both mainstream and social media. He also examines its impact on government policies and the practical implications of how this impacts the educational experiences of children around the globe today. A book for policy professionals, researchers, academics and postgraduate students interested in Education Studies, Theory and Policy, and International and Comparative Education, Risk Society and School Educational Policy is the first international academic monograph published in the field.

Configuration Management Second Edition

Configuration Management  Second Edition
Author: Jon M. Quigley,Kim L. Robertson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN: 1000103994
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Configuration Management Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The book provides a comprehensive approach to configuration management from a variety of product development perspectives, including embedded and IT. It provides authoritative advice on how to extend products for a variety of markets due to configuration options. The book also describes the importance of configuration management to other parts of the organization. It supplies an overview of configuration management and its process elements to provide readers with a contextual understanding of the theory, practice, and application of CM. The book illustrates the interplay of configuration and data management with all enterprise resources during each phase of a product lifecycle.

Configuration Management

Configuration Management
Author: Jon M. Quigley,Kim L. Robertson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2015-04-16
ISBN: 1482229366
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Configuration Management Book Excerpt:

Configuration Management: Theory, Practice, and Application details a comprehensive approach to configuration management from a variety of product development perspectives, including embedded and IT. It provides authoritative advice on how to extend products for a variety of markets due to configuration options.The book also describes the importanc

Birds of Borneo

Birds of Borneo
Author: Susan Myers
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1472924452
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds of Borneo Book Excerpt:

Covering the whole of the island of Borneo, this fully revised and updated edition is indispensable for anyone interested in the avifauna of this diverse region. With authoritative text and packed with sumptuous colour plates, Birds of Borneo is the definitive guide to the island's birdlife. This new edition features an extensive introduction providing information on geography, climate and habitat. The accurate text covers the identification, voice and status of all species and distinctive subspecies of the island, which is accompanied by detailed distribution maps as well as 144 colour plates covering all major races and plumage variations.

The War on Kids

The War on Kids
Author: Cara H. Drinan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190605553
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War on Kids Book Excerpt:

In 2003, when Terrence Graham was sixteen, he and three other teens attempted to rob a barbeque restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida. Though they left with no money, and no one was seriously injured, Terrence was sentenced to die in prison for his involvement in that crime. As shocking as Terrence's sentence sounds, it is merely a symptom of contemporary American juvenile justice practices. In the United States, adolescents are routinely transferred out of juvenile court and into adult criminal court without any judicial oversight. Once in adult court, children can be sentenced without regard for their youth. Juveniles are housed in adult correctional facilities, they may be held in solitary confinement, and they experience the highest rates of sexual and physical assault among inmates. Until 2005, children convicted in America's courts were subject to the death penalty; today, they still may be sentenced to die in prison-no matter what efforts they make to rehabilitate themselves. America has waged a war on kids. In The War on Kids, Cara Drinan reveals how the United States went from being a pioneer to an international pariah in its juvenile sentencing practices. Academics and journalists have long recognized the failings of juvenile justice practices in this country and have called for change. Despite the uncertain political climate, there is hope that recent Supreme Court decisions may finally make those calls a reality. The War on Kids seizes upon this moment of judicial and political recognition that children are different in the eyes of the law. Drinan chronicles the shortcomings of juvenile justice by drawing upon social science, legal decisions, and first-hand correspondence with Terrence and others like him-individuals whose adolescent errors have cost them their lives. At the same time, The War on Kids maps out concrete steps that states can take to correct the course of American juvenile justice.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams
Author: John Lahr
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1408845768
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tennessee Williams Book Excerpt:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION The definitive biography of America's most impassioned and lyrical twentieth-century playwright from acclaimed theatre critic John Lahr 'A masterpiece about a genius' Helen Mirren 'Riveting ... masterful' Sunday Times, Books of the Year On 31 March 1945, at The Playhouse Theatre on Forty-Eight Street the curtain rose on the opening night of The Glass Menagerie. Tennessee Williams, the show's thirty-four-year-old playwright, sat hunched in an aisle seat, looking, according to one paper, 'like a farm boy in his Sunday best'. The Broadway premiere, which had been heading for disaster, closed to an astonishing twenty-four curtain calls and became an instant sell-out. Beloved by an American public, Tennessee Williams's work – blood hot and personal – pioneered, as Arthur Miller declared, 'a revolution' in American theatre. Tracing Williams's turbulent moral and psychological shifts, acclaimed theatre critic John Lahr sheds new light on the man and his work, as well as the America his plays helped to define. Williams created characters so large that they have become part of American folklore: Blanche, Stanley, Big Daddy, Brick, Amanda and Laura transcend their stories, haunting us with their fierce, flawed lives. Similarly, Williams himself swung high and low in his single-minded pursuit of greatness. Lahr shows how Williams's late-blooming homosexual rebellion, his struggle against madness, his grief-struck relationships with his combustible father, prim and pious mother and 'mad' sister Rose, victim to one of the first lobotomies in America, became central themes in his drama. Including Williams's poems, stories, journals and private correspondence in his discussion of the work – posthumously Williams has been regarded as one of the best letter writers of his day – Lahr delivers an astoundingly sensitive and lively reassessment of one of America's greatest dramatists. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is the long-awaited, definitive life and a masterpiece of the biographer's art.

The Story of the Cosmos

The Story of the Cosmos
Author: Daniel Ray,Paul Gould
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN: 0736977368
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Cosmos Book Excerpt:

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe What do you see when you gaze at the night sky? Do you contemplate the stars as the random result of an evolutionary process? Or do you marvel over them as a testament of the Creator’s glory? Modern science has popularized a view of the cosmos that suggests there is no need for God and denies any evidence of His existence. But The Story of the Cosmos provides a different—and fascinating—perspective. It points to a God who makes Himself known in the wonder and beauty of His creation. This compilation from respected scholars and experts spans topics from “The Mathematical Creation and the Image of God” to “The Glorious Dance of Binary Stars” and “God’s Invisible Attributes—Black Holes.” Contributors include Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, and Dr. Michael Ward. Come, take a deeper look at the universe…and explore the traces of God’s glory in the latest discoveries of astronomy, science, literature, and art.

Environmental Crime and Social Conflict

Environmental Crime and Social Conflict
Author: Avi Brisman,Nigel South,Rob White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1317142292
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Crime and Social Conflict Book Excerpt:

This impressive collection of original essays explores the relationship between social conflict and the environment - a topic that has received little attention within criminology. The chapters provide a systematic and comprehensive introduction and overview of conflict situations stemming from human exploitation of environments, as well as the impact of social conflicts on the wellbeing and health of specific species and ecosystems. Largely informed by green criminology perspectives, the chapters in the book are intended to stimulate new understandings of the relationships between humans and nature through critical evaluation of environmental destruction and degradation associated with social conflicts occurring around the world. With a goal of creating a typology of environment-social conflict relationships useful for green criminological research, this study is essential reading for scholars and academics in criminology, as well as those interested in crime, law and justice.

The New Astronomy Book

The New Astronomy Book
Author: Danny Faulkner
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1614584141
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Astronomy Book Book Excerpt:

The universe is an amazing declaration of the glory and power of God! Beautiful and breathtaking in its scale, the vast expanse of the universe is one that we struggle to study, understand, or even comprehend in terms of its purpose and size. Now take an incredible look at the mysteries and marvels of space in The New Astronomy Book! Discover the best ways to observe the heavens, along with up-to-date astronomical data and concepts Learn about the dynamics of planets, stars, galaxies, and models for the cosmology of the universe What we know and are still trying to discover about planets, moons, and comets within our own solar system. If you watch the stars at night, you will see how they change. This speaks to the enormity and intricacy of design in the universe. While the stars appear timeless, they instead reflect an all–powerful Creator who speaks of them in the Bible. Many ancient pagan cultures taught that the changing stars caused the seasons to change, but unlike these pagan teachings, the Book of Job gives credit to God for both changing stars and seasons (Job 38:31-33). When Job looked at Orion, he saw about what we see today, even though he may have lived as much as 4,000 years ago.

Patrick Moore s Data Book of Astronomy

Patrick Moore s Data Book of Astronomy
Author: Patrick Moore,Robin Rees
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 1139495224
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patrick Moore s Data Book of Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Packed with up-to-date astronomical data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the wider Universe, this is a one-stop reference for astronomers of all levels. It gives the names, positions, sizes and other key facts of all the planets and their satellites; discusses the Sun in depth, from sunspots to solar eclipses; lists the dates for cometary returns, close-approach asteroids, and significant meteor showers; and includes 88 star charts, with the names, positions, magnitudes and spectra of the stars, along with key data on nebulae and clusters. Full of facts and figures, this is the only book you need to look up data about astronomy. It is destined to become the standard reference for everyone interested in astronomy.

The Country Gentleman

The Country Gentleman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country Gentleman Book Excerpt:

Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics and Related Topics

Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics and Related Topics
Author: Milan S. Dimitrijević,Luka Č. Popović
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN: 3039281682
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics and Related Topics Book Excerpt:

Spectral lines, widths, and shapes are powerful tools for emitting/absorbing gas diagnostics in different astrophysical objects (from the solar system to the most distant objects in the universe—quasars). On the other hand, experimental and theoretical investigations of laboratory plasma have been applied in spectroscopic astrophysical research, especially in research on atomic data needed for line shape calculations. Data on spectral lines and their profiles are also important for diagnostics, analysis, and the modelling of fusion plasma, laser-produced plasma, laser design and development, and various plasmas in industry and technology, like light sources based on plasmas or the welding and piercing of metals by laser-produced plasma. The papers from this book can be divided into four groups: 1. stark broadening data for astrophysical and laboratory plasma investigations; 2. applications of spectral lines for astrophysical and laboratory plasma research; 3. spectral line phenomena in extragalactic objects, and 4. laboratory astrophysics results for spectra investigation. The reviews and research papers, representing new research on the topics presented in this book, are of interest for specialists and PhD students. We hope that the present book will be useful and interesting for scientists interested in the investigation of spectral line shapes and will contribute to the education of young researchers and PhD students.