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Modern R Programming Cookbook

by Jaynal Abedin

Recipes for emerging developers in R programming and data scientists to simplify their R programming capabilities About This Book • Develop strategies to speed up your R code • Tackle programming problems and explore both functional and object-oriented programming techniques • Learn how to address the core problems of programming in R with the most popular R packages for common tasks Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who would like to enhance the R programming skills. Basic knowledge of R programming is assumed. What You Will Learn • Install R and its various IDE for a given platform along with installing libraries from different repositories and version control • Learn about basic data structures in R and how to work with them • Write customized R functions and handle recursions, exceptions in R environments • Create the data processing task as a step by step computer program and execute using dplyr • Extract and process unstructured text data • Interact with database management system to develop statistical applications • Formulate and implement parallel processing in R In Detail R is a powerful tool for statistics, graphics, and statistical programming. It is used by tens of thousands of people daily to perform serious statistical analyses. It is a free, open source system whose implementation is the collective accomplishment of many intelligent, hard-working people. There are more than 2,000 available add-ons, and R is a serious rival to all commercial statistical packages. The objective of this book is to show how to work with different programming aspects of R. The emerging R developers and data science could have very good programming knowledge but might have limited understanding about R syntax and semantics. Our book will be a platform develop practical solution out of real world problem in scalable fashion and with very good understanding. You will work with various versions of R libraries that are essential for scalable data science solutions. You will learn to work with Input / Output issues when working with relatively larger dataset. At the end of this book readers will also learn how to work with databases from within R and also what and how meta programming helps in developing applications. Style and approach This book will be a companion for R programmer and emerging developers in R programming areas. This book will contain recipes related to advanced R programming which will enable users to solve complex problems efficiently.

Media guerra (El mar Quebrado 3)

by Joe Abercrombie

El dramático desenlace de la apasionante trilogía de aventuras fantásticas para todos los públicos «El mar Quebrado» de Joe Abercrombie. «Una historia trepidante de traición y venganza que me atrapó desde la primera página, y de la cual ya no he podido desengancharme.»George R.R. Martin «Como Juego de Tronos con un chute de adrenalina.»Daily Mail «Solo pueden conquistarse los miedos afrontándolos. Si los rehúyes, te conquistan ellos a ti.» La princesa Skara ha sido testigo de cómo todo lo que amaba se convertía en sangre y cenizas. Al ser la única superviviente de su derrotada dinastía, deberá vencer la aflicción y el terror, afilar la mente y luchar por Throvenlandia como reina. El padre Yarvi ha recorrido un largo camino y ha pasado de esclavo tullido a poderoso clérigo. Ha conseguido que sus antiguos enemigos se vuelvan sus aliados y ha logrado la paz, aunque inestable. Pero ahora la abuela Wexen ha levantado el mayor ejército que se ha visto desde que los elfos se enfrentaron a Dios. Todos se preparan para la batalla que se está gestando; entre ellos Raith, el portador de la espada de Grom-gil-Gorm. Para él, la presencia de Skara es como un bálsamo para sus heridas. Y Skara, a su vez, detecta sorprendida que la sonrisa de Raith es como una llama capaz de caldear la noche más gélida. Algunos han nacido para luchar, quizá para morir. Otros prefieren vivir en la luz. Pero cuando la Madre Guerra extiende sus alas, amenaza con sumir todo el mar Quebrado en la oscuridad más profunda. Media guerra es la entrega final de la trilogía «El mar Quebrado», que arrancó con Medio rey y siguió con Medio mundo. Ambas novelas se colocaron en el top ten de The Sunday Times cuando se publicaron en inglés. Si bien Abercrombie ya lleva vendidos más de dos millones de ejemplares de sus libros en todo el mundo, traducidos a 26 idiomas, con esta nueva saga ha afianzado su éxito entre la crítica y los lectores, y se ha confirmado como un autor de best sellers para todos los públicos. Reseñas:«En el género fantástcio, Abercrombie es único.»The Guardian «Espléndido... Abercrombie tiene un don para crear personajes con dramatismo e ingenio.»Publishers Weekly «Una excelente lectura, muy adictiva, llena de drama y brío.»New York Daily News «Fantasía para todas las edades y todos los momentos, siempre y cuando estés emocionalmente preparado para que te arranquen el corazón. Porque, a pesar de los títulos de sus novelas, Joe Abercrombie no es un autor de medias tintas.»Tor.com «Inteligente, emocionante e inesperado.»SFF World

Medio mundo (El mar Quebrado 2)

by Joe Abercrombie

Medio mundo es la segunda entrega de la trepidante saga de aventuras «El mar Quebrado» de Joe Abercrombie. «El momento en el que pares, será el momento en el que mueras.» Espina Bathu es una de las pocas chicas de Gettlandia que ha recibido el don de la Madre Guerra. Desesperada por vengar la muerte de su padre, vive para la lucha. Pero tras un trágico accidente en el cuadrado de entrenamiento, su propio instructor la tacha de asesina y se convierte en una proscrita. Zafándose del destino, la joven queda atrapada en una conspiración cuando se embarca en la nave del padre Yarvi, un clérigo tremendamente astuto. Junto con el resto de la tripulación, Espina surcará medio mundo en busca de aliados para luchar contra el despiadado Alto Rey, y aprenderá lecciones muy duras a base de engaños y sangre. La acompaña en este viaje el joven Brand, un guerrero que odia matar. Aunque en una sociedad tan bélica como esta se le considera un fracasado, el periplo por el mar Quebrado le ofrecerá una oportunidad inesperada para redimirse a los ojos de todos. La crítica ha dicho...«En el género fantástico, Abercrombie es único.»The Guardian «Espléndido... Abercrombie tiene un don para crear personajes con dramatismo e ingenio... Esta trepidante historia engancha a los lectores y prepara lo que promete ser un enfrentamiento final explosivo.»Publishers Weekly «Una excelente lectura, muy adictiva... llena de drama y brío.»New York Daily News Los bloqueros opinan:«Si ya leísteis Medio rey, no creo que haga falta que os diga que sigáis con Medio mundo, pero si teníais alguna duda, olvidadla. Corred a por él.»Fantífica «Medio mundo es uno de esos libros por los que piensas que se ha creado la literatura. [...] Recomendado no. Imprescindible.»Blog Dr. Motosierra «Medio mundo es un libro realmente intenso, al igual que su antecesor, lleno de aventuras y acción, con unos personajes inolvidables y muy bien caracterizados, giros totalmente inesperados y muy bien pensados y un mundo magistralmente creado por el maravilloso Abercrombie, un gran maestro del grimdark del que, sin duda, me declaro fan incondicional.»Blog El rincón de Arya «El escritor inglés vuelve a regalarnos sus magníficas escenas de acción, con combates y duelos narrados con la habilidad que le caracterizan, y como siempre reservándose algún as en la manga para sorpresa y deleite del lector.»Blog El caballero del árbol sonriente «Apasionante, adictiva y con giros que rompen predecible devenir de la historia, Medio Mundo es sin duda una de las mejores lecturas de 2015, equilibrada y bien escrita que arroja una oscura sombra sobre cualquier otro título juvenil de fantasía.»Blog La biblioteca de Atenea

Medio rey (El mar Quebrado 1)

by Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie, joven promesa de la literatura fantástica, inicia con esta adictiva novela la nueva y emocionante trilogía «El mar Quebrado». «Una historia trepidante de traición y venganza que me atrapó desde la primera página, y de la cual ya no he podido desengancharme.»George R.R. Martin «Este es mi libro favorito de Abercrombie.»Patrick Rothfuss Yarvi, el hijo menor del rey, nació con una malformación en una mano que ha llevado a todo el mundo, incluso a su propio padre, a considerarlo «medio hombre». Por eso, en lugar de formarse como guerrero, al igual que el resto de varones de su estirpe, se ha dedicado a estudiar para convertirse en uno de los clérigos del reino. Sin embargo, en la víspera de la última prueba para ingresar en esta poderosa orden de sabios, a Yarvi le llega la noticia de que su padre y su hermano han sido asesinados. Él es el nuevo rey. Pero tras una terrible traición a manos de sus seres queridos, Yarvi se encontrará solo en un mundo regido por la fuerza física y los corazones fríos. Incapaz de llevar armadura o de levantar un hacha, deberá afilar y agudizar su mente. Cuando se juntan a su alrededor una extraña hermandad de almas perdidas, descubrirá que esos compañeros inesperados tal vez puedan ayudarle a convertirse en el hombre que quiere ser. «Juré vengarme de los asesinos de mi padre. Seré medio hombre, pero pronuncié un juramento entero.» Grandes autores han dicho...«Con increíbles giros y una trama repleta de diversión, Medio rey es, definitivamente, una gran aventura.»Rick Riordan «Medio rey es un logro extraordinario, emocionante, fascinante e implacable. La acción es frenética; los personajes, afilados como las espadas que blanden, y el humor, mordaz.»Derek Landy, autor de Detective esqueleto La prensa comenta...«Trepidante, descarnado y violento.»The Guardian «La prosa estelar de Abercrombie, así como sus inteligentes giros argumentales, gustarán tanto al público adulto como a los lectores jóvenes.»Publishers Weekly «Abercrombie sabe relacionar de forma magnífica las motivaciones de sus personajes con los temas más actuales.»The Washington Post Y los blogueros opinan...«El lector más joven disfrutará de esta historia llena de acción y sangre, con personajes que se mueven bordeando lo moralmente correcto y que puede servirles de perfecto trampolín hacia la producción más adulta de Abercrombie, y toda la fantasía oscura que está revitalizando todo el género.»Blog El caballero del árbol sonriente «Hay drogas duras menos adictivas. Y menos placenteras.»Fantifica «Posiblemente lo que más me haya gustado del libro es que recuerda a esos con los que muchos comenzamos a sentir amor tanto por la lectura como por este género. Esos en los que un grupo de compañeros debe emprender una aventura, ya sea para luchar contra el mal o por su propia supervivencia, y donde surgen alianzas de esas que brotan del interior de cada hombre y de cada mujer.»Blog Espada en la tinta «Para aquellos que no conozcan a Joe Abercrombie, Medio Rey es perfecta para conocerlo e ir subiendo el volumen con sus obras más "adultas" publicadas en España. Para esos otros para los que el autor, es un clásico de cabecera, ¡ojo!, porque vais a descubrir una faceta nueva suya, que quizás os rechine y os remueva la bilis, así que borrad la caché, fuera ideas preconcebidas, porque merece la pena.»Blog Fantasy Mundo

Mig món (El mar Trencat 2)

by Joe Abercrombie

Mig món és la segona entrega de la trepidant saga d'aventures «El mar Trencat» de Joe Abercrombie. «T'atures un moment i ja ets morta.» L'Espina Bathu és una de les poques noies de Gettland que ha rebut el do de la mare Guerra. Desesperada por venjar la mort del seu pare, viu per la lluita, però després d'un tràgic accident en el quadrat d'entrenament, l'instructor la titlla d'assassina i esdevé una proscrita. Escapolint-se del destí, la jove queda atrapada en una conspiració quan s'embarca en la nau del pare Iarvi, un clergue molt astut. Juntament amb la resta de la tripulació, l'Espina solcarà mig món buscant aliats per lluitar contra el despietat Alt Rei, i aprendrà lliçons duríssimes a còpia d'enganys i de sang. En aquest viatge l'acompanya el jove Brand, un guerrer que odia matar. Tot i que en una societat tan bèl·lica com aquesta se'l considera un fracassat, el periple pel mar Trencat li oferirà una oportunitat inesperada de redimir-se als ulls de tothom. La crítica ha dit...«En el gènere fantàstic, Abercrombie és únic.»The Guardian «Esplèndid... Abercrombi té un do per crear personatges amb dramatisme i enginy... Aquesta trepidant història enganxa als lectors i els prepara pel que segurament serà un enfrontament final explosiu.»Publishers Weekly «Una excel·lent lectura molt addictiva... plena de drama i empenta.»New York Daily News

Mig rei (El mar Trencat 1)

by Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie, jove promesa de la literatura fantàstica, inicia amb aquesta addictiva novel·la la nova i emocionant trilogia «El mar Trencat» «Una història trepidant de traïció i venjança que em va atrapar des de la primera pàgina, i de la qual ja no me n'he pogut desenganxar.»George R.R. Martin «Aquest és el meu llibre preferit d'Abercrombie.»Patrick Rothfuss En Iarvi, el fill petit del rei, va néixer amb una malformació en una mà que fa que tothom, fins i tot el seu pare, el considerés «mig home». Per això, en lloc de formar-se per esdevenir un guerrer, com la resta dels homes de la seva estrip, s'ha dedicat a estudiar per convertir-se en un dels clergues del regne. Però la vigília de l'última prova per ingressar en aquest ordre de savis, en Iarvi rep la notícia que el seu pare i el seu germà han estat assassinats. Ell és el nou rei. Després d'una terrible traïció ordida pels seus éssers estimats, en Iarvi es trobarà de sobte tot sol en un món governat per la força física i els cors freds. Incapaç de dur una armadura o d'aixecar una destral, haurà d'afilar i aguditzar la seva intel·ligència. Però una estranya germandat d'ànimes perdudes s'aplega al seu voltant i ell descobrirà que aquests companys inesperats poden ajudar-lo a convertir-se en l'home que li agradaria ser. «Vaig jurar que em venjaria dels assassins del meu pare.Pot ser sóc mig home, però vaig fer un jurament sencer.» Grans autors han dit...«Amb increïbles girs i una trama repleta de diversió, Mig rei és, definitivament, una gran aventura.»Rick Riordan «Mig rei és un assoliment extraordinari, emocionant, fascinant i impecable. L'acció és frenètica; els personatges afilats com les espases que branden, i l'humor, mordaç.»Derek Landy, autor de Detective esqueleto Y la prensa ha comentat...«Trepidant, descarnat i violent.»The Guardian «La prosa estel·lar d'Abercrombie, així com els seus intel·ligents girs argumentals, agradaran tant al públic adult com als lectors més joves.»Publishers Weekly «Abercrombie sap relacionar de forma magnífica les motivacions dels seus personatges amb els temes més actuals.»The Washington Post

Mitja guerra (El mar Trencat 3)

by Joe Abercrombie

El dramàtic desenllaç de l'apassionant trilogia d'aventures fantàstiques per a tots els públics «El mar Trencat» de Joe Abercrombie. «Una història trepidant de traïció i venjança que em va atrapar des de la primera pàgina, i de la qual ja no he pogut desenganxar-me.»George R.R. Martin «Com Joc de trons amb una xutada d'adrenalina.»Daily Mail «Només podràs vèncer les pors encarant-hi.Si les defuges, et venceran.» La princesa Skara ha vist com tot el que estimava es convertia en sang i cendres. La seva dinastia ha estat aniquilada i en ser ella l'única supervivent haurà de vèncer l'aflicció i el terror, afilar la ment i lluitar com a reina de Throvenland. El pare Iarvi ha recorregut un llarg camí i de ser un esclau esguerrat ha passat a ser un clergue poderós. Ha aconseguit que els seus antics enemics esdevinguin els seus aliats, i ha assolit una pau inestable, ja que l'àvia Wexen ha organitzat un exèrcit mai vist d'ençà que els elfs es van enfrontar a Déu. Tothom es prepara per a la batalla que s'està gestant i en Raith, el portador de l'espasa de Grom-gil-Gorm, també. Per a ell, però, la presència de l'Skara és un bàlsam que alleuja qualsevol ferida. I l'Skara, al seu torn, detecta, sorpresa, que el somriure d'en Raith és com una flama capaç de caldejar la nit més gèlida. N'hi ha que han nascut per lluitar, potser per morir. D'altres s'estimen més viure en la llum. Però quan la mare Guerra estén les seves ales, amenaça de sumir tot el mar Trencat en la foscor més profunda. Mitja guerra és l'entrega final de la trilogia «El mar Trencat», que va arrencar amb Mig rei i va seguir amb Mig món. Quan es van publicar en anglès, les dues novel·les es van situar a les llistes de llibres més venuts de The Sunday Times. Si bé Abercrombie ja havia venut més de dos milions d'exemplars del seus llibres arreu del món, traduïts a vint-i-sis llengües, amb aquesta nova saga ha consolidat l'èxit entre la crítica i els lectors, i s'ha confirmat com un autor de best sellers per a tots els públics. Ressenyes:«En el gènere fantàstic, Abercrombie és únic.»The Guardian «Esplèndid... Abercrombie té un do per crear personatges amb dramatisme i enginy.»Publishers Weekly «Una lectura excel·lent, molt addictiva... plena de drama i nervi.»New York Daily News «Fantasia per a totes les edats i tots els moments, sempre que estiguis preparat emocionalment perquè t'arrenquin el cor. Perquè, malgrat els títols de les seves novel·les, Joe Abercrombie no és un autor per a mitges tintes.»Tor.com «Intel·ligent, emocionant i inesperat.»SFF World

Easy Folk Songs for the Guitar with Downloadable MP3s

by Hank Aberle

This original collection presents more than 20 popular folk songs that have been specially arranged for beginning guitarists. The timeless melodies are supplemented with a helpful tutorial on guitar basics that offers tips on identifying the strings, tuning, and basic chord patterns and strums.These arrangements of Skip to My Lou, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Oh! Susanna, Down in the Valley, Barbara Allen, and other tunes include advice for following the time signatures, strumming patterns, and other suggestions. Best of all, each song features a free MP3 download for students to listen to and play along with. The recordings will familiarize beginning guitarists with the pieces' melodies and tempos, and provide practical guidance for playing these beloved folk songs.

Decentralization and Development of Sri Lanka Within a Unitary State

by Sirimal Abeyratne N. S. Cooray

This comprehensive volume provides uniquely diverse insights into various aspects of decentralization and development from both developed and developing countries, with special reference to Sri Lanka. For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was battered by its prolonged civil war, which ended in 2009, but has now achieved relative peace and stability. Having developed rapidly, Sri Lanka offers a classic example for developing countries. There is, however, a strong need, particularly in the context of postwar conflict, to formulate policies for reconciliation, peace building, and development at all levels--local, provincial, and national. Decentralization itself is not a new subject; however, how to devolve power to local administrative levels within a unitary system and how to link the devolved power to make local administrative systems more conducive to development and provide better services for citizens are challenging tasks in many countries. Taking into account the developmental, governance, and conciliatory needs and the sensitivity of central-local relations, this volume critically examines the local government systems in Sri Lanka. It also proposes a viable, effective and autonomous local-level administrative unit based, which draws on experiences from Japan and other countries, and identifies the role and functions of such a unit. The book presents commissioned papers from a three-year research project undertaken by internationally respected experts with financial support by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) under a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.

Recent Developments in Space Law

by Kumar Abhijeet V. Gopalkrishnan R. Venkata Rao

This book offers a compendium of diverse essays on emerging legal issues in outer space, written by experts in the field of space law from different parts of the globe. The book comprehensively addresses opportunities in space and the inevitable legal challenges that these space activities pose for mankind. It explores the increasing role of private sector in outer space, which calls for a review of policy and legislation; invites opinio juris from law scholars for ensuring the applicability of the Outer Space Treaty on all states without ratification and universal abidance with space law without demur; reflects upon the challenges for the global space community involved in implementing a more effective approach to international space governance; and considers the use of domestic laws, and the consequent need for legal reform, to encourage broader engagement with commercial space innovation. Further, the book delves into the adequacy of existing international liability regime to protect space tourists in the event of a space vehicle accidents; examines the increasing use of space for military activities and canvasses how international law may apply to condition behaviour; highlights the challenges of scavenging space debris, with a focus on active remedial methods; calls for protections of space assets; touches upon the legal regime pertaining to ASAT and discusses other ways of creating normative instruments, which also come from other areas and use other methods. Given its comprehensive coverage of opportunities in space and the inevitable legal challenges that they pose, the book offers a valuable resource for students, researchers, academics and professionals including government officials, industry executives, specialists, and lawyers, helping them understand essential contemporary issues and developments in space law.

Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy #1)

by Dan Abnett

Re-release of the mass market edition of the first novel in the best selling Horus Heresy series Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor the Imperium of Man has stretched out across the galaxy. On the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favorite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, the idealistic Horus tries to carry out the Emperor'sgrand design, all the while the seeds of heresy and rebellion have been sowed amongst his brothers.

Magicians Impossible: A Novel

by Brad Abraham

“Magicians Impossible is a mind-bending page-turner! A brilliant and unique mash-up of spells, myth and mayhem, once it got its claws in me I couldn't put it down. Like a veteran stage magician, Brad Abraham has created a hip thriller that turns convention on its ear with misdirection and mayhem. A must read for enthusiasts of edgy and extreme fiction.” —Don Coscarelli, director of John Dies At The EndTwenty-something bartender Jason Bishop’s world is shattered when his estranged father commits suicide, but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war. Now the Golden Dawn—the shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks responsible for Daniel Bishop’s murder, and the death of Jason’s mother years before—have Jason in their sights. His survival will depend on mastering his own dormant magic abilities; provided he makes it through the training.From New York, to Paris, to worlds between worlds, Jason's journey through the realm of magic will be fraught with peril. But with enemies and allies on both sides of this war, whom can he trust? The Invisible Hand, who’ve been more of a family than his own family ever was? The Golden Dawn, who may know the secrets behind his mysterious lineage? For Jason Bishop, only one thing is for certain; the magic he has slowly been mastering is telling him not to trust anybody.

Voorkoming van medische accidenten

by L. Abraham-Inpijn

De kans dat u een pati#65533;nt in uw stoel krijgt die ouder is dan 45 jaar, is tegenwoordig behoorlijk groot. De vergrijzing! Als u geen speciale maatregelen treft, neemt hierdoor de kans toe op medische calamiteiten in uw praktijk. Het afnemen van een medische anamnese voorkomt zo'n vervelende confrontatie. Het 'Europese Medisch Risico Registrerend Historie-systeem' is een preventiemethode, die gebruikmaakt van een door de pati#65533;nt in te vullen lijst, die de tandarts verifieert. Deze eenvoudige methode geeft u een systematisch beeld van het risico van tandheelkundig handelen bij de gevonden pathologie. Zo kunt u preventieve maatregelen die nodig zijn onderbouwen. Dat is de meerwaarde van het EMRRH ten opzichte van andere gezondheidsvragenlijsten. Deze druk van 'Voorkoming van medische accidenten' is een handzame uitgave waarmee uw kennis op een eenvoudige manier up-to-date blijft. U treft hierin onderwerpen aan waarmee u dagelijks wordt geconfronteerd. De tekst is zeer toegankelijkheid, en waar nodig zijn verhelderende, duidelijke illustraties opgenomen.

Business Information Systems Workshops

by Witold Abramowicz

Business information systems is a rapidly developing domain. There are many topicsthatdeserveattentionbuthavenotyetfoundaplaceincanonicalresearch. Workshops give researchers the possibility to share preliminary ideas, ?rst - perimental results, or to discuss research hypotheses. Discussions held during presentations strengthen the paper and prepare it for publication. From our - perience, workshops are a perfect instrument with which to create a community aroundvery speci?c researchtopics, thus o?ering the opportunity to promote it. Topics that do not ?nd critical feedback at the main International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS) may experience fruitful discussion when confronted with a well-focused audience. Over the last few decades, business informationsystems have been one of the most important factors of the transition toward a knowledge-based economy. At the same time they have been subject to continuous rapid development and innovation driven both by industry and by academia. For the last 12 years these innovations were carefully observed but also shaped by researchers attending BIS yearly.

Fundamentals of the Theory of Metals

by A. A. Abrikosov

This comprehensive primer by a Nobel Physicist covers the electronic spectra of metals, electrical and thermal conductivities, galvanomagnetic and thermoelectrical phenomena, the behavior of metals in high-frequency fields, sound absorption, and Fermi-liquid phenomena. Addressing in detail all aspects of the energy spectra of electrons in metals and the theory of superconductivity, it continues to be a valuable resource for the field almost thirty years after its initial publication. Targeted at undergraduate students majoring in physics as well as graduate and postgraduate students, research workers, and teachers, this is an essential reference on the topic of electromagnetism and superconductivity in metals. No special knowledge of metals beyond a course in general physics is needed, although the author does presume a knowledge of quantum mechanics and quantum statistics.

Noninvasive Vascular Diagnosis

by Ali F. Aburahma

The book provides the newest definitive text on the current techniques used in assessing vascular disorders. Readers will receive authoritative information and will be guided through the establishment and accreditation of a vascular laboratory and introduced to the physics of diagnostic testing. The chapters comprehensively explain the use of ultrasound in diagnosing cerebrovascular, renovascular, visceral ischemia and peripheral arterial disease, as well as venous disorders and deep abdominal vascular conditions. The book contains over 300 illustrations, many of them in color. The book will be invaluable to physicians who treat vascular disorders, surgeons, cardiologists, vascular radiologists and the vascular laboratory staff.

El drac que canviava de conte cada cop que esternudava

by David Aceituno Miquelanxo Prado

El drac va notar unes pessigolles al musell, va tancar les parpelles, va agafar aire com si anés a bufar les espelmes d'un pastís i...ATXÍSSSS!Tant fort va ser l'esternut que el drac va despentinar la princesa, va arrencar els pètals de la flor, va ensopegar amb el cavaller i, fent una gran tombarella, va sortir del conte sense dir ase ni bèstia.

Theory and Practice of Export Control

by Philippe Achilleas Dai Tamada

This is the first book to focus on the theoretical and practical issues of export control. It combines the points of view of Japanese and French academics and practitioners, including personnel at several governmental institutions and private companies. Presenting the results of a collaboration between Japanese and French academics, it contributes to the development of a new debate on export control. Although export control has been discussed within the framework of international law in terms of peace and security, its scope has now been expanded to international economic law (i. e. , WTO law and international investment law). This means that in order to discuss export control appropriately, the two areas of law have to be combined. At the same time, this topic is not only academic and theoretical but touches upon very real and practical aspects of trade, export, and foreign investment. When we tighten embargos and economic sanctions for anti-terrorism or anti-nuclearization purposes, we encounter more and more cases of conflict between security and the liberalization of economic relations in the world. For this reason, a wide range of collaborative work is needed in this area. This timely book addresses various aspects of the current export control debate.

Zingerman's Bakehouse

by Antonis Achilleos Frank Carollo Amy Emberling

This is the must-have baking book for bakers of all skill levels. Since 1992, Michigan's renowned artisanal bakery, Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, has fed a fan base across the United States and beyond with their chewy-sweet brownies and gingersnaps, famous sour cream coffee cake, and fragrant loaves of Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough. It's no wonder Zingerman's is a cultural and culinary institution. Now, for the first time, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Zingerman's bakers share 65 meticulously tested, carefully detailed recipes in an ebook featuring more than 50 photographs and bountiful illustrations. Behind-the-scenes stories of the business enrich this collection of best-of-kind, delicious recipes for every "I can't believe I get to make this at home!" treat.

Global and International History: Volkswagen in the Amazon

by Antoine Acker

From 1973 to 1987, Volkswagen's (VW) 140,000 hectare 'pioneer' cattle ranch on the Amazon frontierlaid barethe limits of capitalist development. These limits were not only economic, with the core management of a multinational company engaged in the 'integration' of an extreme world periphery, but they were also legal and ethical, with the involvement of indentured labor and massive forest burning. Its physical limits were exposed by an unpredictable ecosystem refusing to submit to VW's technological arsenal. Antoine Acker reveals how the VW ranch, a major project supported by the Brazilian military dictatorship, was planned, negotiated, and eventually undone by the intervention of internationally connected actors and events.

The Consulting Veterinary Nurse

by Nicola Ackerman

The Consulting Veterinary Nurse is an invaluable source of information for all veterinary nurses setting up and conducting their own nursing clinics in small animal practice. From the basics of setting up the consulting room to running and marketing individual clinics, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the role of the consulting veterinary nurse. A large section of the book details specific clinics run by nurses, including nutritional assessments, behavioural clinics, puppy parties, seasonal information campaigns, senior pet clinics and medical clinics for a full range of conditions from arthritis and dental problems to epilepsy and cancer. A chapter specifically on rabbit clinics is also included.Written by an experienced senior veterinary nurse, this is a vital guide for all veterinary nurses seeking to develop their consulting role and contribute effectively to the long-term success of their practice.KEY FEATURESProvides a comprehensive guide to the role of the consulting veterinary nurseDetails specific nutritional, medical and behavioural clinics run by nurses Includes advice on presentation, marketing and communicating with clientsDiscusses client compliance and internal procedure and protocol Contains sample diet history sheets and unit conversion charts for use in practiceEndorsed by the British Veterinary Nursing Association

Planetary Resources Inc., Property Rights, and the Regulation of the Space Economy

by Angela Acocella Matthew C. Weinzierl

Planetary Resources, Inc. (PRI) had a bold, some said crazy, vision: to mine asteroids. One might have assumed that developing the right technology would be the greatest challenge facing PRI. But even if the fledgling company could develop and deploy the sophisticated imaging, prospecting, and communication capabilities required for mining asteroids, two additional obstacles meant success was not guaranteed. First, uncertainty remained over whether, and how, property rights to resources mined in space would be enforced. PRI's leadership's challenge was to anticipate, and perhaps shape, how this uncertainty would be resolved. Making that balancing act more difficult was a second factor: a complex and underfunded U.S. regulatory infrastructure that threatened to slow PRI's progress and escalate costs.

L'avviso dei corvi

by Elisa Acquaviva Raquel Villaamil

Brigit fa ritorno alla sua città natale in cerca dell'unico parente che le rimane: sua nonna. Dei pochi ricordi che conserva, non rimane quasi niente nella semi-abbandonata cittadina di Ballymote. Le strade, le case e la foresta nascondono dei segreti che sembrano risalire ai tempi in cui dalle leggende nacque qualcosa di reale, di mostruoso. Brigit dovrà trovare tutte le risposte, scavare a fondo nei suoi incubi e scoprire la verità in un mondo che non è più il suo e che si rivela tra le ombre quando avvisano i corvi.

Real Computing Made Real: Preventing Errors in Scientific and Engineering Calculations

by Forman S. Acton

Engineers and scientists who want to avoid insidious errors in their computer-assisted calculations will welcome this concise guide to trouble-shooting. Real Computing Made Real offers practical advice on detecting and removing bugs. It also outlines techniques for preserving significant figures, avoiding extraneous solutions, and finding efficient iterative processes for solving nonlinear equations.Those who compute with real numbers (for example, floating-point numbers stored with limited precision) tend to develop techniques that increase the frequency of useful answers. But although there might be ample guidance for those addressing linear problems, little help awaits those negotiating the nonlinear world. This book, geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, helps rectify that imbalance. Its examples and exercises (with answers) help readers develop problem-formulating skills and assist them in avoiding the common pitfalls that software packages seldom detect. Some experience with standard numerical methods is assumed, but beginners will find this volume a highly practical introduction, particularly in its treatment of often-overlooked topics.

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