By Kazunori Harada, Ken Matsuyama, Keisuke Himoto, Yuji Nakamura, Kaoru Wakatsuki

This publication specializes in issues within the whole spectrum of fireside security technological know-how, concentrating on learn in fires, explosions, combustion technology, warmth move, fluid dynamics, probability research, structural engineering, and different topics. The e-book contributes to a achieve in complicated medical wisdom and offers or advances new principles in all subject matters in hearth defense technological know-how.

Two many years in the past, the first Asia-Oceania Symposium on fireplace technological know-how and know-how was once held in Hefei, China. considering then, the Asia-Oceania Symposia have grown in measurement and caliber. This e-book, reflecting that progress, is helping readers to appreciate hearth defense know-how, layout, and method in assorted parts together with historic structures, photovoltaic panels, batteries, and electrical vehicles.

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By Seoksoo Kim (auth.), Tai-hoon Kim, Hojjat Adeli, Rosslin John Robles, Maricel Balitanas (eds.)

This quantity constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the 3rd foreign convention on complicated technological know-how and expertise, AST 2011, held in Seoul, South Korea, in September 2011. The 37 revised complete papers offered during this quantity have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from quite a few submissions. The papers characteristic principles, difficulties and options on the subject of the multifaceted elements of the complicated technological know-how and know-how, comparable to verbal exchange and networking; ubiquitous multimedia computing; protection know-how and data coverage; laptop technology, software program engineering and functions thereof; bio-science and bio-technology; u- and e-service, technology and know-how; database conception and alertness; regulate and automation; sign processing, snapshot processing and development attractiveness; in addition to grid and disbursed computing.

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By Richard Fortey

Richard Fortey—one of the world’s such a lot proficient ordinary scientists and acclaimed writer of Life, Trilobite and Earth—describes this excellent new publication as a museum of the brain. however it is, to boot, an ideal behind-the-scenes consultant to a mythical position. inside its pages, London’s normal background Museum, a house of treasures—plants from the voyage of Captain prepare dinner, barnacles to which Charles Darwin committed years of analysis, hidden accursed jewels—pulses with lifestyles and surprising surprises. In a sublime and illuminating narrative, Fortey acquaints the reader with the intense humans, meticulous study and using passions that helped to create the undying reviews of ask yourself that fill the museum. And with the museum’s hallways and assortment rooms delivering a blinding framework, Fortey deals a frequently eye-opening social background of the medical accomplishments of the 19th, 20th and twenty-first centuries.

Fortey’s scholarship dances with wit. here's a publication that's totally pleasing from its first web page to its final.

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By Julien Cassaigne (auth.), Afonso Ferreira, Horst Reichel (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the 18th Annual Symposium on Theoretical facets of machine technology, STACS 2001, held in Dresden, Germany in February 2001.
The forty six revised complete papers awarded including 3 invited papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from a complete of 153 submissions. The papers deal with foundational features from all present parts of theoretical laptop technological know-how together with algorithms, information buildings, automata, formal languages, complexity, verification, good judgment, graph concept, optimization, and so on.

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By Amir Alexander

Pulsing with drama and pleasure, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery,
innovation, and highbrow achievement—and it's going to endlessly switch how you examine an easy line.

On August 10, 1632, 5 males in flowing black gowns convened in a somber Roman palazzo to go judgment on a deceptively easy proposition: non-stop line consists of exact and infinitely tiny elements. With the stroke of a pen the Jesuit fathers banned the doctrine of infinitesimals, saying that it might by no means learn or maybe pointed out. the idea that used to be deemed risky and subversive, a risk to the assumption that the realm used to be an orderly position, ruled by way of a strict and unchanging algorithm. If infinitesimals have been ever authorized, the Jesuits feared, the full international will be plunged into chaos.

In Infinitesimal, the award-winning historian Amir Alexander exposes the deep-seated purposes at the back of the rulings of the Jesuits and exhibits how the doctrine continued, turning into the basis of calculus and lots more and plenty of contemporary arithmetic and know-how. certainly, now not every person agreed with the Jesuits. Philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians throughout Europe embraced infinitesimals because the key to clinical growth, freedom of concept, and a extra tolerant society. As Alexander unearths, it wasn't lengthy earlier than the 2 camps trigger on a battle that pitted Europe's forces of hierarchy and order opposed to these of pluralism and change.

The tale takes us from the bloody battlefields of Europe's non secular wars and the English Civil conflict and into the lives of the best mathematicians and philosophers of the day, together with Galileo and Isaac Newton, Cardinal Bellarmine and Thomas Hobbes, and Christopher Clavius and John Wallis. In Italy, the defeat of the infinitely small signaled an finish to that land's reign because the cultural middle of Europe, and in England, the triumph of infinitesimals helped release the island kingdom on a direction that may make it the world's first smooth state.

From the imperial towns of Germany to the golf green hills of Surrey, from the papal palace in Rome to the halls of the Royal Society of London, Alexander demonstrates how a war of words over a mathematical idea turned a competition over the heavens and the earth. The legitimacy of popes and kings, in addition to our ideals in human liberty and revolutionary technology, have been at stake—the soul of the trendy global hinged at the infinitesimal.

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By Imran Ali

The information of steel ion speciation is key for predicting the precise toxicities of steel ion species within the surroundings. steel ions can exist in quite a few oxidation states, every one of which possesses varied actual and chemical houses in addition to show various toxicities. frequently, toxicity facts is unreliable since it relies on steel ion focus measurements that fail to spot a dominant species both kind of destructive than the common. Instrumental equipment in steel Ion Speciation offers analytical thoughts and experimental methodologies for picking out the focus of the various physicochemical sorts of steel ions in environmental and organic samples, resulting in extra actual measurements of tangible toxicity.

The authors introduce the rules of steel ion speciation and talk about very important analytical strategies akin to gasoline and liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and either electrochemical and radiochemical tools used to figure out focus and composition. They current a number of liquid chromatographic methods, together with capillary electrochromatography and high-performance, ion, ion pair, micellar electrokinetic, dimension exclusion, chiral, and supercritical fluid chromatographies for all steel ion species. accomplished in scope, the textual content covers the resources, distribution, toxicity, biotransformation, and biodegradation of every steel ions species in addition to extraction tools, pattern instruction, and experimental optimization thoughts that may be important in designing destiny experiments.

Instrumental equipment in steel Ion Speciation is a distinct and useful resource of reference for scientists, lecturers, and researchers serious about analytical, organic, pharmaceutical, and environmental chemistries, in addition to fabric industries, geochemistry, agriculture, biotechnology, and occupational security and laws.

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As soon as greatly thought of an impossibility--the stuff of technological know-how fiction novels--time go back and forth could ultimately be accomplished within the twenty-first century. In Breaking the Time Barrier, bestselling writer Jenny Randles finds the character of modern, leap forward experiments which are turning this delusion into fact.

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By Renate Motschnig-Pitrik (auth.), Miltiadis D. Lytras, John M. Carroll, Ernesto Damiani, Robert D. Tennyson, David Avison, Gottfried Vossen, Patricia Ordonez De Pablos (eds.)

This booklet, along with the quantity LNAI 5288, constitutes the refereed court cases of theFirst international Summit, WSKS 2008, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. The ninety five revised complete papers offered have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 286 submissions. the themes contain functions for the human and the society; details structures and knowledge expertise; wisdom administration and e-learning; libraries, electronic tradition and digital tourism; e-business, egovernment and e-banking; politics and guidelines for the information society; sustainable improvement for the information society.

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By Manuel De Landa

First released 10 years in the past, Manuel DeLanda's Intensive technological know-how and digital Philosophy rapidly tested itself as a landmark textual content in modern continental concept. DeLanda right here attracts at the realist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze to the area of philosophy of technological know-how.

As good as modern philosophical insights, the ebook additionally tackles new advancements in geometry, complexity concept and chaos thought to carry new insights to our knowing of a systematic wisdom liberated from conventional rules of essence.

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By Christopher F. Baum

This paintings makes a speciality of 3 forms of Stata programming: do-file programming, ado-file programming, and Mata capabilities that paintings along with do- and ado-files. It explains tips on how to usefully automate paintings with Stata and the way to exploit Stata extra successfully via programming on a number of of those degrees. After offering user-friendly ideas of the command-line interface and normal instruments for operating with courses and knowledge units, the textual content follows a distinct structure through supplying "cookbook" chapters after each one major bankruptcy. those cookbook chapters examine how one can practice a selected programming activity with Stata and supply an entire technique to the matter. The textual content additionally contains quite a few examples of Mata, Stata’s matrix programming language.

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