Tempo: timing, tactics and strategy in narrative-driven by Venkatesh Rao

By Venkatesh Rao

Pace is a latest remedy of decision-making that weaves jointly recommendations and ideas from the mathematical determination sciences, cognitive psychology, philosophy and theories of narrative and metaphor. Drawing on examples from common domain names akin to the kitchen and the workplace, the writer, Venkatesh Rao, illustrates the subtleties underlying daily habit, and explains how one can boost the rules of your decision-making abilities.

"TEMPO is likely one of the so much insightful and unique books on decision-making I've ever read..." -- Daniel H. red, writer of force and a complete NEW brain

"An uncannily exact research of our choice-making behaviors"

-- David Allen, writer of having issues performed

"Tempo is a hugely unique and interesting book...In an international the place timing is more and more valuable to good fortune, this is often a vital learn, not only for executives, yet for everyone."

-- John Hagel, co-author of the ability OF PULL

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High Power Lasers — Science and Engineering by W. J. Witteman (auth.), Dr. Ram Kossowsky, Prof. Miroslav

By W. J. Witteman (auth.), Dr. Ram Kossowsky, Prof. Miroslav Jelinek, Dr. Robert F. Walter (eds.)

In the thirty years because the invention of the CO2 fuel laser, the most important layout factor has shifted from tips to receive the specified strength point to tips on how to in attaining trustworthy operation. even as, the hole of many laser improvement amenities within the Former Soviet Union has allowed their achievements and layout methods to be understood and preferred for the 1st time. additional, the economic laser person neighborhood has pointed out a couple of rising functions at larger energy degrees (15-20 kW) than are possible by means of so much advertisement units.
In High energy Lasers - technological know-how and Engineering, the designers, builders and clients of high-power gasoline laser platforms speak about layout methods, tools of improving functionality, new purposes, and person requirements.

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Polysaccharides: Bioactivity and Biotechnology

This authoritative reference paintings offers finished information regarding the most vital and such a lot known sessions of (bio)organic compounds: the polysaccharides. the excellent and punctiliously up to date guide provides the assets, identity, research, biosynthesis, biotechnology and purposes of vital polysaccharides likes starches, cellulose, chitin, gum and microbial polysaccharides. Polysaccharides can convey complicated constitution and numerous sensible actions. those bio macromolecules can for this reason function uncooked fabrics for numerous varied fabrics, e.g. rayon, cellulose acetate, celluloid and nitrocellulose; and so they locate a number of purposes, for example as surgical threads (chitin), as resources of strength, nutritional fibers, as blood circulate adjuvants, in cosmetics, emulsion stabilizers, movie formers, binders, viscosity expanding brokers or pores and skin conditioning agenta, as nutrients ingredients in gums, chewing gum bases and as vaccines. Polysaccharides shape the foundation for precious items, like xanthan gum, dextran, welan gum, gellan gum, diutan gum and pullulan. the various polysaccharide-derived items have fascinating and helpful houses and express organic actions, resembling immunomodulatory, antibacterial, anti-mutagenic, radioprotective, anti-oxidative, anti-ulcer, antidepressant, anti-septicaemic or anti inflammatory actions. these types of functions and houses of polysaccharides are for the 1st time compiled in a radical and complete evaluate within the current paintings. This reference paintings is equipped thematically in 4 elements: half I. Polysaccharides: incidence, constitution, Distribution and Biotechnology. half II. equipment. half III. Bioactive Polysaccharides. half IV. Polysaccharides as foodstuff. This reference paintings is edited by way of skilled specialists, all chapters are written through good well-known foreign experts. it really is necessary to all these operating within the box of botany, phytochemistry, pharmacy, drug supply, molecular biology, metabolomics, forestry, atmosphere, conservation, biotechnology and NGOs operating for woodland security.

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What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and by Ian Stewart, Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins

By Ian Stewart, Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins

Original yr of publication: 1941; 2ed - 1996

For greater than thousand years a familiarity with arithmetic has been considered as an crucial a part of the highbrow gear of each cultured individual. at the present time, regrettably, the normal position of arithmetic in schooling is in grave risk. The educating and studying of arithmetic has degenerated into the world of rote memorization, the result of which results in passable formal skill yet doesn't result in genuine figuring out or to bigger highbrow independence. This re-creation of Richard Courant's and Herbert Robbins's vintage paintings seeks to deal with this challenge. Its aim is to place the meaning again into mathematics.

Written for novices and students, for college kids and academics, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics?, moment Edition is a glowing number of mathematical gemstones that gives an unique and available portrait of the mathematical international. overlaying every little thing from typical numbers and the quantity procedure to geometrical buildings and projective geometry, from topology and calculus to issues of precept and the Continuum speculation, this interesting survey permits readers to delve into arithmetic as an natural complete instead of an empty drill in challenge fixing. With chapters mostly self sustaining of each other and sections that lead upward from easy to extra complicated discussions, readers can simply decide and select parts of specific curiosity with no impairing their knowing of next components. stated to this point with a brand new bankruptcy through Ian Stewart, What is Mathematics?, moment Edition deals new insights into fresh mathematical advancements and describes proofs of the Four-Color Theorem and Fermat's final Theorem, difficulties that have been nonetheless open while Courant and Robbins wrote this masterpiece, yet ones that experience due to the fact that been solved.

Formal arithmetic is like spelling and grammar--a subject of the proper program of neighborhood ideas. significant arithmetic is like journalism--it tells an attractive tale. yet not like a few journalism, the tale should be precise. the easiest arithmetic is like literature--it brings a narrative to existence earlier than your eyes and includes you in it, intellectually and emotionally. What is Mathematics is sort of a nice piece of literature--it opens a window onto the area of arithmetic for a person to view.

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Creative Teaching: An Evidence-Based Approach by Dennis Sale

By Dennis Sale

This booklet comprises an evidence-based pedagogic advisor to allow any encouraged teaching/training specialist with the intention to train successfully and creatively. It first of all summarises the huge learn box on human mental functioning when it comes to studying and the way this is often absolutely utilised within the layout and facilitation of caliber studying reports. It then demonstrates what creativity really 'looks like' when it comes to educating practices, modelling the underpinning techniques of artistic studying layout and the way to use those in lesson making plans. The publication, having proven an evidence-based and pedagogically pushed method of artistic studying layout, largely specializes in key demanding situations dealing with instructing execs this day. those contain utilizing info applied sciences in combined studying codecs, differentiating guideline, and constructing self-directed newbies who can imagine good. the most objective of the booklet is to demystify what it capability to educate creatively, explicitly demonstrating the foundations of excellent pedagogic layout and communique options that underpin such job. The message is obvious - inventive instructing competence is either a hugely priceless and a learnable capability.

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Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War: American by M. Keith Booker

By M. Keith Booker

The Fifties are generally considered as the golden age of yankee technology fiction. This booklet surveys quite a lot of significant technology fiction novels and movies from the lengthy 1950s--the interval from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the chilly struggle have been at their height. the yank technological know-how fiction novels and flicks of this era in actual fact mirror chilly conflict anxieties and tensions via their specialize in such topics as alien invasion and nuclear holocaust. during this experience, they resemble the observations of social and cultural critics throughout the comparable period.

Meanwhile, American technological know-how fiction of the lengthy Fifties additionally engages its historic and political contexts via an interrogation of phenomena, reminiscent of alienation and routinization, that may be obvious as outcomes of the improvement of yank capitalism in this interval. This financial development is a part of the increase of the worldwide phenomenon that Marxist theorists have known as past due capitalism. therefore, American technological know-how fiction in this interval displays the increase of overdue capitalism and participates within the beginnings of postmodernism, defined by means of Frederic Jameson because the cultural common sense of past due capitalism.

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Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell

By Charles Lyell

One of many key works within the nineteenth-century conflict among technological know-how and Scripture, Charles Lyell's rules of Geology (1830-33) sought to provide an explanation for the geological nation of the trendy Earth through contemplating the long term results of observable ordinary phenomena. Written with readability and a blinding highbrow ardour, it's either a seminal paintings of contemporary geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the facts for radical alterations in weather and geography around the a while and speculating at the revolutionary improvement of existence. A profound impression on Darwin, ideas of Geology additionally captured the mind's eye of contemporaries similar to Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, remodeling technological know-how with its depiction of the robust forces that form the flora and fauna.

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Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874 by Julia Voss

By Julia Voss

originally released 2010

In this first-ever exam of Charles Darwin's sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss provides the heritage of evolutionary idea instructed in photos. Darwin had a life-long curiosity in pictorial representations of nature, sketching out his evolutionary conception and comparable rules for over 40 years. Voss info the pictorial heritage of Darwin's conception of evolution, beginning along with his computer sketches of 1837 and finishing with the illustrations within the Expression of feelings in guy and Animals (1872). those photographs have been profoundly major for Darwin's long term argument for evolutionary concept; each one characterizes a unique point of his courting with the visible details and constitutes what may be known as an "icon" of evolution. Voss indicates how Darwin "thought together with his eyes" and the way his pictorial representations and the improvement and popularization of the speculation of evolution have been vitally interconnected.

Voss explores 4 of Darwin's photos intensive, and weaves approximately them a narrative at the improvement and presentation of Darwin's conception, within which she additionally addresses the heritage of Victorian representation, the position of pictures in technological know-how, the applied sciences of creation, and the connection among specimen, phrases, and pictures.

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Magnetic Resonance in Colloid and Interface Science by B. Blümich, S. Han, C. Heine, R. Eymael, M. Bertmer, S.

By B. Blümich, S. Han, C. Heine, R. Eymael, M. Bertmer, S. Stapf (auth.), Jacques Fraissard, Olga Lapina (eds.)

Magnetic resonance options are specially fascinating within the research of colloids and interfaces as a result of their detailed skill to clarify constitution, dynamics and serve as on the atomic and molecular point. This publication illustrates the freshest purposes of cutting edge NMR and EPR thoughts, together with magnetic resonance imaging and microscopy, to gas-solid and liquid-solid interfaces, natural and organic surfaces, microemulsions, liquid crystals, membranes, constitution and dynamics of polymers and micellar structures, and diffusion in heterogeneous platforms.

A compendium of complex NMR and EPR strategies and a cutting-edge description of the facility of complicated new methodologies for the learn of molecular dynamics and interfaces.

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