This early works was originally published in 1896. INTRODUCTION: The two books of Samuel, like the two Books of Kings, originally formed an undivided whole. The Septuagint translators, regarding the Book of Samuel and the Book of Kings as a complete History of the Kingdom from its foundation to its fall, divided the work into four books, which they styled Books of the Kingdoms. Jerome followed this division in the Vulgate, altering the name to Books of the Kings, which is retained as an alternative title in the English Bible. This division was first introduced into printed Hebrew Bibles by the Venice printer Bomberg in 1518........ Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
All shipping was once composed of small craft and since that remote day small craft have consistently played a big if unspectacular role in the affairs of the sea. Traditionally they have been built rather than designed, the products of competent shipwrights working by eye or from the carved model. The quality of naval architecture inspiring them, whether yachts or working vessels, sail or power, was rarely high, and sailing yachts were the first of the small sailing vessels to receive the tribute of expert design. By the time this had occurred they were also almost the only small craft still using the wind for propulsion.
She's left her apocalyptic world for this one. Her mother was a heroine, her father a rampaging HULK. What path is the Savage She-Hulk called Lyra on, and why has it led her to add her might to the Wizard's Frightful Four? See how some of the toughest women in the Marvel Universe tip the balance of power in the Fall of the Hulks with this exciting miniseries by Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS, FALL OF THE HULKS ALPHA) and Salva Espin (INCREDIBLE HERCULES)!
The Design Book brings together the best in contemporary design for the home, presenting a huge range of striking new products: tables and chairs, sofas and beds, storage, kitchens and bathrooms, tableware, textiles and surfaces, lighting, electronics, and more. In-depth interviews with twelve key designers explore pivotal projects and approaches to design Web addresses of designers and manufacturers are given for every object, along with full captions and color illustrations, making every design easy to source.
This study sets out to investigate the linguistic and non-linguistic patterns that are used by the advertisers of cosmetics in Amina 2009’s editions to construct and represent femininity.The objective was to identify how women in general and Black women in particular are portrayed through adverts of beauty products in contemporary women magazines and its consequences. The analyses undertaken reveal that the woman’s image has evolved despite the fact that advertisement sometimes imposes subversive standards that women have to stick to in order to be considered full members of their community of practice. Equally, advert discourses were found to reflect the society and lead to social change. Following these results, it was suggested that educative messages on risky products as is the case with tobacco should be introduced in the media or pasted on whitening products’ packages to raise the consumer’s awareness.. Equally, policies should be implemented in African countries in general, and in Cameroon in particular, to sanctions adverts that venture a negative image of the target audience and to those that have negative impact on the consumer’s health.
The word “cheese” could be used for the products manufactured from cow’s milk, but milk from buffalo, sheep, goat and/or camel could also be used to make different types of cheese. There is no any documentary information available on the manufacturing of camel milk products (i.e butter, butter oil, yoghurt and cheese) from camel milk. However, some of the indigenous varieties of cheese, i.e Paneer, Peshawari cheese and processed cheddar cheese and/or cottage cheese have been produced in Pakistan. To make cheese from camel milk is one of the approach to produce camel milk products and make it valuable for consumers with the objectives to improve the quality of soft unripened cheese, to evaluate the sensory quality and to develop cheese acceptability profile made from camel milk.
Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection of classic magazines we have compiled a series of informative publications on the subject of sport. The titles in this range include 'Correct Technique for the Great Sport of Golf,' 'A Traditional Guide to Swimming and Diving,' 'The Great Sport of Rowing,' and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, 'The Motor-Cycle of the Past', contains information on the history of motor-cycle design. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
Reasons New Converts Backslide investigates the pattern—manifest too often in the life of the church—in which new converts to the Christian faith find the flames of their initial zeal for life in Christ fading to smoldering embers. When that happens, they fall away from the church and lapse back into the ways of life they led before their conversions. Known as backsliding—this pattern presents challenges both to the spiritual lives of individuals and the shared life of the Christian community. Grounded upon more than twenty-five years of personal experience and insights gleaned from the Scriptures and the life of the church, Elaine Larkins’ exploration of backsliding offers encouragement to neophyte Christians and insights to church leaders caring for people new to the faith. Larkins presents key passages from the Scriptures that offer guidance for new Christians, explores the theological questions that arise when Christians fall away from the church, and diagnoses the challenges that backsliding presents to the vitality of God’s church. Whether you are a new convert to Christianity, an established church member, or someone called to a position of leadership, Reasons New Converts Backslide offers a blend of insights, grounded both in the Scriptures and in the ups and downs of life in the church, that offers approaches for living out your faith and for treating new Christians with the loving care they need in order to thrive in the life of faith.
The process of heating and reshaping plastics sheet and film materials has been in use since the beginning of the plastics industry. This process is known as thermoforming. Today this process is used for industrial products including signage, housings, and hot tubs. It also produces much of the packaging in use today including blister packs, egg cartons, and food storage containers. This process has many advantages over other methods of producing these products, but it has some limitations. This book has a twofold purpose. It is designed to be used as a text book for a course on thermoforming. It is also intended to be an application guide for professionals in the field of thermoforming including manufacturing, process and quality engineers, and managers. This book is focused on process application rather than theory. It refers to real products and processes with the intent of understanding the real issues faced in this industry. In addition to materials and processes, part and tool design are covered. Quality control is critical to any operation and this is also covered in this text. Two areas of focus in today's industry include Lean operations and environmental issues. Both of these topics are also included. Table of Contents: Introduction / Plastics Materials / Thermoforming Process Overview / The Forming Process / Part Design Mold / Tool Design / Quality Control Issues / Lean Operations / Environmental Issues
One of the important elements of a substation is the grounding system, which is, without doubt, the most important part of an electrical system from the point of view of human and equipment safety. The safety, reliability, and correct operation of electrical power systems depend on the quality of the design and construction of the grounding system. The tendency of modern substations to go to higher voltages and to increase the short circuit current levels emphasizes the importance of adequate grounding design procedures and verification methodologies. Two main tasks stand before the personnel who are engaged in groundings: first, to design the grounding system according to required safety parameters, and second, to ensure that measurements of these parameters are of the greatest accuracy. Design problems of the substation grounding system and resistance measurement problems are considered in this book.
Praise for the Second Edition «As a comprehensive statistics reference book for quality improvement, it certainly is one of the best books available.» —Technometrics This new edition continues to provide the most current, proven statistical methods for quality control and quality improvement The use of quantitative methods offers numerous benefits in the fields of industry and business, both through identifying existing trouble spots and alerting management and technical personnel to potential problems. Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement, Third Edition guides readers through a broad range of tools and techniques that make it possible to quickly identify and resolve both current and potential trouble spots within almost any manufacturing or nonmanufacturing process. The book provides detailed coverage of the application of control charts, while also exploring critical topics such as regression, design of experiments, and Taguchi methods. In this new edition, the author continues to explain how to combine the many statistical methods explored in the book in order to optimize quality control and improvement. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest research and practices in statistical methods and quality control, and new features include: Updated coverage of control charts, with newly added tools The latest research on the monitoring of linear profiles and other types of profiles Sections on generalized likelihood ratio charts and the effects of parameter estimation on the properties of CUSUM and EWMA procedures New discussions on design of experiments that include conditional effects and fraction of design space plots New material on Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma programs and training Incorporating the latest software applications, the author has added coverage on how to use Minitab software to obtain probability limits for attribute charts. new exercises have been added throughout the book, allowing readers to put the latest statistical methods into practice. Updated references are also provided, shedding light on the current literature and providing resources for further study of the topic. Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement, Third Edition is an excellent book for courses on quality control and design of experiments at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. the book also serves as a valuable reference for practicing statisticians, engineers, and physical scientists interested in statistical quality improvement.
The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business – creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it’s for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."
This book is a step by step tutorial on how to design a high performance analog to digital converter (ADC). There are several ways designing ADCs based on applications. Some ADCs are designed for precision, which require high number of bits. Portable device requires low power consumption, whereas real-time applications need high speed ADCs. In certain applications, the ADC needs to be high precision and high speed while maintaining low power consumption. Instead of designing with one objective in mind, the design combines several important functions of the ADC. Here after review and discussion on the all types of ADCs then planned design approach for a high performance flash ADC. Such trade-off throughout the design process requires intuition and experience to reach an acceptable compromise. Any improvement in flash ADC will significantly improves the current ADC technology. This study at the final stage proposes new design techniques for high speed and low power applications to produce a 4-bit 7 GS/s CMOS high speed flash ADC. Two new novel comparators are proposed to improve ADC performance. Each part of the flash ADC incorporates technique to further improve its performance.