Here, top international authors in the field of STM and surface science present first-class contributions on this hot topic, bringing the reader up to date with the latest developments in this rapidly advancing field. The focus is on the nanoscale, particularly in relation to catalysis, involving developments in our understanding of the nature of the surfaces of oxides and nanoparticulate materials, as well as adsorption, and includes in-situ studies of catalysis on such model materials. Of high interest to practitioners of surface science, nanoscience, STM and catalysis.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Remarks on a late publication, styled The history of the politics of Great Britain and France, etc. and etc. / by William Belsham».
An inspirational guide to drawing plants. An intimate understanding of botany will help any artist create vibrant and realistic art. Sarah Simblet's masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art. Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lichens to sumptuous flowers and trees, Sarah shows how to evoke their beauty on your canvas or page. Drawing on the rich history of botanic art and combined with Sarah's practical drawing classes, over 350 beautiful illustrations and vivid photographs, provide an in-depth look at roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits and explain how to create life-like drawings. For anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants or for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
The benefits of food irradiation to the public health have been described extensively by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA and the World Health Organization. The American Medical Association and the American Dietetic Association have both endorsed the irradiation process. Yet the potential health benefits of irradiation are unknown to many consumers and food industry representatives who are wary of irradiated foods due to myth-information from “consumer-advocate” groups. This updated second edition of Food Irradiation Research and Technology reviews the latest developments in irradiation technologies as they are applied to meat, seafood fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Experts from industry, government, and academia define the basic principles and public health benefits of irradiation. New chapters in this edition address irradiation chemistry, including furan formation due to irradiation, irradiation of packaging materials, processing irradiation technologies and parameters, and ready-to-eat meat products. Coverage of safety and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables, phytosanitary applications and consumer acceptance has been expanded to address recent interest and development. The book is designed to appeal to a broad readership: industry food scientists involved in the processing of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables; food microbiologists and radiation processing specialists; and government and industry representatives involved in the import and export of food commodities.
Economic activities are not concentrated on the head of a pin, nor are they spread evenly over a featureless plane. On the contrary, they are distributed very unequally across locations, regions, and countries. Even though economic activities are, to some extent, spatially concentrated because of natural features, economic mechanisms that rely on the trade-off between various forms of increasing returns and different types of mobility costs are more fundamental. This book is a study of the economic reasons for the existence of a large variety of agglomerations arising from the global to the local. This second edition combines a comprehensive analysis of the fundamentals of spatial economics and an in-depth discussion of the most recent theoretical developments in new economic geography and urban economics. It aims to highlight several of the major economic trends observed in modern societies.
The working capital management plays an important role for success or failure of firm in business because of its effect on firm’s profitability as well on liquidity. The working capital management refers to the management of working capital, or precisely to the management of current assets. A firm’s working capital consists of its investments in current assets, which includes short-term assets—cash and, inventories, receivable and marketable securities. Therefore, the working capital management refers to the management of the levels of all these individual current assets. The universe of the study is textile industry of Pakistan, which is one of the oldest and the fast developing industry in the large scale sector of Pakistan. The study is based on secondary data collected from listed firms in Karachi stock exchange for the period of 2001-2006 with an attempt to investigate the relationship existing between profitability, and working capital management components for listed firms in Karachi stock exchange. The reason for restricting to this particular time period is that the latest and updated data for investigation is available for this period.
Batch Effects and Noise in Microarray Experiments: Sources and Solutions looks at the issue of technical noise and batch effects in microarray studies and illustrates how to alleviate such factors whilst interpreting the relevant biological information. Each chapter focuses on sources of noise and batch effects before starting an experiment, with examples of statistical methods for detecting, measuring, and managing batch effects within and across datasets provided online. Throughout the book the importance of standardization and the value of standard operating procedures in the development of genomics biomarkers is emphasized. Key Features: A thorough introduction to Batch Effects and Noise in Microrarray Experiments. A unique compilation of review and research articles on handling of batch effects and technical and biological noise in microarray data. An extensive overview of current standardization initiatives. All datasets and methods used in the chapters, as well as colour images, are available on www.the-batch-effect-book.org, so that the data can be reproduced. An exciting compilation of state-of-the-art review chapters and latest research results, which will benefit all those involved in the planning, execution, and analysis of gene expression studies.
The multi-billion dollar business of the international conventional arms trade involves virtually every country in the world. Around the globe, people's lives are being irrevocably changed by the effects of guns, tanks, and missiles. These weapons have the potential to cause a deadly and current threat – one responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. This succinct and accessible new book explores the complexities and realities of the global conventional weapons trade. The first book on the subject in nearly a decade, The International Arms Trade provides an engaging introduction to the trade, the effects, and the consequences of these weapons. The authors trace the history of the arms trade and examine how it has evolved since the end of the Cold War. In particular, they assess the role of the largest arms exporters and importers, the business of selling conventional arms around the world, and shed new light on the illicit arms trade and the shadowy dealers who profit from their deadly commerce. The book also looks closely at the devastating effect the business can have on countries, societies, and individuals and concludes with an evaluation of the various existing control strategies and the potential for future control opportunities. The International Arms Trade will be invaluable for students and scholars of international relations and security studies, and for policymakers and anyone interested in understanding more about the conventional arms trade.
The author regards the Russian totalitarianism as a socio-political structure, originated in Russia in 1917, a phenomenon that exerted a demonstration effect on other countries of the Judeo-Christian civilization. The main attention is paid to the first decades of the 21st century, when a new totalitarian model is emerging in the country, having an increasing influence on the rest of the world.
The popular paperback edition of this fascinating collection of stories, which continue the tales of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion and contains an alternative version of The Children of Hurin. Unfinished Tales is a collection of narratives ranging in time from the Elder Days of Middle-earth to the end of the War of the Ring, and provides those who have read The Lord of the Rings with a whole collection of background and new stories from the twentieth century's most acclaimed popular author. The book concentrates on the realm of Middle-earth and comprises such elements as Gandalf's lively account of how it was that he came to send the Dwarves to the celebrated party at Bag-End, the emergence of the sea-god Ulmo before the eyes of Tuor on the coast of Beleriand, and an exact description of the military organization of the Riders of Rohan. Unfinished Tales also contains the only story about the long ages of Numenor before its downfall, and all that is known about such matters as the Five Wizards, the Palantiri and the legend of Amroth. The tales were collated and edited by JRR Tolkien's son and literary heir, Christopher Tolkien, who provides a short commentary on each story, helping the reader to fill in the gaps and put each story into the context of the rest of his father's writings.
Bonus Blu-ray Audio содержит: 01. Piano Concerto No.1 In F Sharp Minor, Op.1: 1. Vivace 02. Piano Concerto No.1 In F Sharp Minor, Op.1: 2. Andante 03. Piano Concerto No.1 In F Sharp Minor, Op.1: 3. Allegro Vivace 04. Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18: 1. Moderato 05. Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18: 2. Adagio Sostenuto 06. Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18: 3. Allegro Scherzando 07. Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30: 1. Allegro Ma Non Tanto 08. Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30: 2. Intermezzo (Adagio) 09. Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30: 3. Finale (Alla Breve) 10. Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40: 1. Allegro Vivace (Alla Breve) 11. Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40: 2. Largo 12. Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40: 3. Allegro Vivace 13. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Introduction & Variation 1 14. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Theme 15. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 2 16. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 3 17. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 4 18. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 5 19. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 6 20. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 7 21. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 8 22. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 9 23. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 10 24. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 11 25. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 12 26. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 13 27. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 14 28. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 15 29. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 16 30. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 17 31. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 18 32. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 19 33. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 20 34. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 21 35. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 22 36. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 23 37. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation 24 Ultra High Quality Audio (No Video Content)96 KHz, 24-bit audioRegion Code: A, B, CLanguage And Audio Content: English / PCM Stereo 2.0
Полный вариант заголовка: «A treatise on the general principles, powers, and facility of application of the Congreve Rocket System, as compared with artillery : showing the various applications of this weapon, both for sea and land service, and its different uses in the field and in sieges : illustrated by plates of the principal exercises and cases of actual service : with a demonstration of the comparative economy of the system / by Sir W. Congreve».
This book presents a unified frequency-domain method for the analysis of distributed control systems. The following important topics are discussed by using the proposed frequency-domain method: (1) Scalable stability criteria of networks of distributed control systems; (2) Effect of heterogeneous delays on the stability of a network of distributed control system; (3) Stability of Internet congestion control algorithms; and (4) Consensus in multi-agent systems. This book is ideal for graduate students in control, networking and robotics, as well as researchers in the fields of control theory and networking who are interested in learning and applying distributed control algorithms or frequency-domain analysis methods.
One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity—which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the author—you can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days. Peter Bernstein's Economist on Wall Street is a collection of writings from 1955 to 1970. The book is especially interesting because so many of Bernstein's observations reflect the most important issues of the present—the outlook for inflation and its control, the intricacies of monetary policy, the future of the dollar, and the dilemmas of household finances. Bernstein was also concerned with developments in portfolio management, including the new influence of institutional investors and rules for optimal asset mixes. He provides light touches, too, as he indulges in fantasies and philosophical musings over a wide variety of topics. With so many years of hindsight, we should not be surprised to find some of Bernstein's predictions running awry. But why? In each instance, these forecasts were biased by memories of the past. There is a big lesson to be learned there. Economist on Wall Street is a remarkable book, with lasting relevance and keen insights into the art of investment management, the capital markets, gold and the dollar, and the fun of being alive.
The second edition is based on the original book, which has been revised, updated and expanded in order to cover the latest information on this rapidly growing field. The book begins with a description of general and electrochemical properties of ionic liquids and continues with a discussion of applications in biochemistry, ionic devices, functional design and polymeric ionic liquids. The new edition includes new chapters on Li ion Batteries and Actuators, as well as a revision of existing chapters to include a discussion on purification and the effects of impurities, adsorption of ionic liquids on interfaces and on the electrochemical double layer, among other topics.