Journal of Nano Research
Author: Trans Tech Publications, Limited
In this 46th volume of journal Journal of Nano Research we present the collection of peer-reviewed papers by results of scientific and engineering researches from field of nanomaterials and applied nanotechnologies. We hope this collection will be useful and interesting for a wide range of engineers, scientists and students which activity is related with creation and using of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in the different branches of human activity.
The present book has been written by two mathematicians and one physicist: a pure mathematician specializing in Finsler geometry (Makoto Matsumoto), one working in mathematical biology (Peter Antonelli), and a mathematical physicist specializing in information thermodynamics (Roman Ingarden). The main purpose of this book is to present the principles and methods of sprays (path spaces) and Finsler spaces together with examples of applications to physical and life sciences. It is our aim to write an introductory book on Finsler geometry and its applications at a fairly advanced level. It is intended especially for graduate students in pure mathemat ics, science and applied mathematics, but should be also of interest to those pure "Finslerists" who would like to see their subject applied. After more than 70 years of relatively slow development Finsler geometry is now a modern subject with a large body of theorems and techniques and has math ematical content comparable to any field of modern differential geometry. The time has come to say this in full voice, against those who have thought Finsler geometry, because of its computational complexity, is only of marginal interest and with prac tically no interesting applications. Contrary to these outdated fossilized opinions, we believe "the world is Finslerian" in a true sense and we will try to show this in our application in thermodynamics, optics, ecology, evolution and developmental biology. On the other hand, while the complexity of the subject has not disappeared, the modern bundle theoretic approach has increased greatly its understandability.
Author: Lionel Smith Beale
Three orphaned immigrant children are separated, but long to find each other again. A prairie story in the tradition of Janette Oke.
Celebrating art and interpretation that take on social challenges, Doris Sommer steers the humanities back to engagement with the world. The reformist projects that focus her attention develop momentum and meaning as they circulate through society to inspire faith in the possible. Among the cases that she covers are top-down initiatives of political leaders, such as those launched by Antanas Mockus, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and also bottom-up movements like the Theatre of the Oppressed created by the Brazilian director, writer, and educator Augusto Boal. Alleging that we are all cultural agents, Sommer also takes herself to task and creates Pre-Texts, an international arts-literacy project that translates high literary theory through popular creative practices. The Work of Art in the World is informed by many writers and theorists. Foremost among them is the eighteenth-century German poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, who remains an eloquent defender of art-making and humanistic interpretation in the construction of political freedom. Schiller's thinking runs throughout Sommer's modern-day call for citizens to collaborate in the endless co-creation of a more just and more beautiful world.
Presents an introduction to the basic concepts, tools, techniques, and features of Adobe Photoshop CS5, covering such topics as selecting and editing images, working with layers, adjusting color, sharpening, applying masks, using Camera Raw, and printing.
Author: Stephen Bone, Bogumil Zaba
Publisher: Open University Press
Details some of the many ways in which electronic & ionic charges are transferred & distributed in biological systems. Covers essential life-sustaining processes including enzyme catalysis, ion transport & osmotic effects, biological communication systems, & energy conservation reactions that rely on gross or subtle changes in charge configuration on & around biological molecules. Provides enough introductory material to serve as a useful prologue for nonspecialists--thus those with a background in biochemistry will be introduced to key physical concepts & vice-versa.
Author: Edward P. Warner
Balloons of all classes, while in equilibrium or moving vertically, are discussed fully for the information of pilots; in addition the subject is treated mathematically for students at aeronautical schools. At the time of the original publication the author was Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Secretary of the Sub-Committee on Aerodynamics of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; and Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Author: Suzanne de Nimes
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
"This is the provocative story of one young woman's sexual awakening and her discovery of the three sensual passions of her life: men, women and the camera ... a passion which takes her from the world of glamour modeling to the wilder experiences (off and on camera) in the world of film making. Sensual, erotic and explicit."--P.  of cover.
Today's high-profile evangelical men's ministries focus almost entirely on how men can overcome addictive behaviors through teaching, mutual encouragement, and discipline. While this approach is helpful for the unsnared, it crushes men already captive to pornography. This book exposes the demonic energy behind three delusions common to Christian men addicted to pornography: - "My compulsions originate internally rather than externally, so I can't deny who I am," - "I deserve to act out this way because God made me with these irresistible compulsions," and - "I can temporarily indulge in pornography and then return unchanged to the point where I fell away." Using the testimony of his own deliverance from pornography addiction, a seminary-trained pastor pleads for the church to exercise its rightful authority in spiritual warfare to drive out the unclean spirits that masquerade as our own thoughts.
Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to that of native speakers. These challenges and issues can lead to difficulty comprehending core academic topics for those learning the English language. Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners is a critical scholarly publication that explores the importance of English as a Second Language (ESL) education as well as the challenges that can arise in striving for effective and engaging learning environments for the students involved. Featuring a broad scope of topics, such as effective lesson plans, teacher education and preparation, and the education achievement gap, this book is geared toward academicians, practitioners, and researchers seeking current research on effective teaching strategies for teachers of English language learners.
Author: Sarah Ann Winn
Poetry. "ALMA ALMANAC is a stunningly original collection of poems about landscape, place, and memory. It is a lyrical scrapbook of skies, weather, stars, myths, recipes, rituals, and spells. From it, one can learn 'How to Haunt, ' how 'To Preserve November, ' and even find 'Instructions for Assembling a Bento Box Memorial.' In addition to the more traditional poems, the book is 'illustrated' with a series of short descriptions of objects, photos, and remembered sounds. These stark fragments, labeled and numbered like catalogue items, give a sense of the poet as curator, arranging, displaying, and creating her own museum of personal effects. Rather than narrating what they're supposed to mean, I admire the restraint of simply letting these powerful details speak for themselves. I can guarantee this book is very pleasurable to read, as sensual as 'the spectrum of apple colors' and as insistent as an audio cassette of a woman's voice that 'whispers the same five words again and again. Promise me you won't forget.'"--Elaine Equi "Sarah Ann Winn knows 'darkness dilates, / never swallows us whole' and that the weight of memory is not its only force. ALMA ALMANAC is a guidebook for the conditions of its dark dilations; its instructions are accompanied by notes, beatitudes, mix tapes, imaginary figures, and lost wonders. These poems offer orientation by reaching into our desires and our imaginations. These beautiful lyrics slow and expand time, their layered rhythms 'unstung / by speed, ' and initiate us not into miracle fantasies but into the visionary possible."--Mary Szybist "In Sarah Ann Winn's ALMA ALMANAC, I am struck by the absolute radiance of these poems. They are at once a documentary and a reverie, with amazing knowledge of, and reverence for, the world they offer the reader. It is a rich world, what Guy Davenport calls 'the geography of imagination, ' where each thing rhymes with another, where each burden's echo is a blessing, a surprise, and a delight. Winn has found in the almanac a perfect form for the hybridity of her ambitious, intimate, and moving project."--Eric Pankey "ALMA ALMANAC is a book you'll want to share with everyone, reading out your favorite passages at breakfast and only barely suppressing the urge to point out images to strangers on the subway. Sarah Ann Winn's sparkling and melancholy, tender and tough-minded, wistful and generous first full poetry collection is full to bursting with ode and elegy, music and objects-lakes, loons, nebulae, Easter baskets and x-rays, ghosts and government cheese, a moth mistaken for a mother and a mother for a moth, who 'will not fly again once you touch her.' That last item may remind you of Elizabeth Bishop's enigmatic Man-Moth. Now and again, you may sense Bishop's presence-that rich self- forgetful imagination-in Winn's 'awful but cheerful' glimpses of immensity. But don't get me wrong! Sarah Winn's is a new exciting voice, unmistakably her own. I can't wait to see what she'll do next!"--Jennifer Atkinson
In this enormous, beautiful book, we hear the full story of themeteoric rise of Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck, birthplace ofsnail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream, and encounter the passion,perfection and weird science behind the man and the restaurant. HestonBlumenthal is widely acknowledged to be a genius, and The Fat Duck hastwice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World by a peer group oftop chefs. But he is entirely self-taught, and the story of hisrestaurant has broken every rule in the book. His success has beenborne out of his pure obsession, endless invention and a childishcuriosity into how things work- whether it's how smell affectstaste, what different flavours mean to us on a biological level, or howtemperature is distributed in the centre of a soufflé. In the first section of The Big Fat Duck Cookbook,we learn the history of the restaurant, from its humble beginnings toits third Michelin star (the day Heston received the news of this hehad been wondering how exactly he would be able to pay his staff thatmonth). Next we meet 50 of his signature recipes - sardine on toastsorbet, salmon poached with liquorice, hot and iced tea, chocolate wine- which, while challenging for anyone not equipped with ice baths,dehydrators, vacuum pumps and nitrogen on tap, will inspire home cooksand chefs alike. Finally, we hear from the experts whose scientificknow-how has contributed to Heston's topsy-turvy world, on subjects asdiverse as synaesthesia, creaminess and flavour expectation. Withan introduction by Harold McGee, incredible colour photographsthroughout, illustrations by Dave McKean, multiple ribbons, real clothbinding and a gorgeous slip case, The Big Fat Duck Cookbookisnot only the nearest thing to an autobiography from the world's mostfascinating chef, but also a stunning, colourful and joyous work ofart.