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Geospatial Visualisation

by Igor Drecki Antoni Moore

This book is a selection of chapters evolved from papers on completed research submitted to GeoCart'2010 / the 1st ICA Regional Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 1st -3rd September 2010. All of the chapters have been updated and revised thoroughly. They have been blind peer reviewed by two referees of international research standing in geospatial science, mostly in the subdisciplines of cartography and geovisualisation. The book features cutting edge topics such geovisual analytics, mobile / Web 2.0 mapping, spatiotemporal representation, cognitive cartography, historical mapping and 3D technology.

Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Supported Measures of Anger, Aggression, and Violence

by Laura Dreer Kimberly Maurelli James Gerhart George F Ronan Donna Ronan

This book contains three sections. Part I includes an introductory chapter and an applied chapter on conducting a risk assessment. Part II provides a description of how the measures were organized and quick-view tables that provide easy access to measures with enough information to allow for an estimate of the likelihood that reading additional information about a particular measure would prove fruitful. Measures are organized alphabetically into tables for measures of anger, aggression, or violence. Each of the tables provides the name of the measure, the purpose for which the measure was developed, and the targeted population. The tables also provide information on the method of assessment, the amount of time required to use the measure, and the page number where additional information is available. Part II also contains the review of each measure. Part III provides examples of measures that can be copied for research or clinical purposes.

Physics of Graphene

by Mildred S. Dresselhaus Hideo Aoki

This book provides a state of the art report of the knowledge accumulated in graphene research. The fascination with graphene has been growing very rapidly in recent years and the physics of graphene is now becoming one of the most interesting as well as the most fast-moving topics in condensed-matter physics. The Nobel prize in physics awarded in 2010 has given a tremendous impetus to this topic. The horizon of the physics of graphene is ever becoming wider, where physical concepts go hand in hand with advances in experimental techniques. Thus this book is expanding the interests to not only transport but optical and other properties for systems that include multilayer as well as monolayer graphene systems. The book comprises experimental and theoretical knowledge. The book is also accessible to graduate students.

Personification and the Feminine in Roman Philosophy

by Alex Dressler

While the central ideal of Roman philosophy exemplified by Lucretius, Cicero and Seneca appears to be the masculine values of self-sufficiency and domination, this book argues, through close attention to metaphor and figures, that the Romans also recognized, as constitutive parts of human experience, what for them were feminine concepts such as embodiment, vulnerability and dependency. Expressed especially in the personification of grammatically feminine nouns such as Nature and Philosophy 'herself', the Roman's recognition of this private 'feminine' part of himself presents a contrast with his acknowledged, public self and challenges the common philosophical narrative of the emergence of subjectivity and individuality with modernity. To meet this challenge, Alex Dressler offers both theoretical exposition and case studies, developing robust typologies of personification and personhood that will be useable for a variety of subjects beyond classics, including rhetoric, comparative literature, gender studies, political theory and the history of ideas.

Gardens of Water: A Novel

by Alan Drew

Powerful, emotional, and beautifully written, Alan Drew's stunning first novel brings to life two unforgettable families-one Kurdish, one American-and the sacrifice and love that bind them together.In a small town outside Istanbul, Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim, and his wife, Nilüfer, are preparing for their nine-year-old son's coming-of-age ceremony. Their headstrong fifteen-year-old daughter, İrem, resents the attention her brother, Ismail, receives from their parents. For her, there was no such festive observance-only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict rules that keep her hidden away from boys and her friends. But even before the night of the celebration, İrem has started to change, to the dismay of her Kurdish father. What Sinan doesn't know is that much of her transformation is due to her secret relationship with their neighbor, Dylan, the seventeen-year-old American son of expatriate teachers.İrem sees Dylan as the gateway to a new life, one that will free her from the confines of conservative Islam. Yet the young man's presence and Sinan's growing awareness of their relationship affirms Sinan's wish to move his family to the safety of his old village, a place where his children would be sheltered from the cosmopolitan temptations of Istanbul, and where, as the civil war in the south wanes, he hopes to raise his children in the Kurdish tradition.But when a massive earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the Basioglu family is faced with greater challenges. Losing everything, they are forced to forage for themselves, living as refugees in their own country. And their survival becomes dependent on their American neighbors, to whom they are unnervingly indebted. As love develops between İrem and Dylan, Sinan makes a series of increasingly dangerous decisions that push him toward a betrayal that will change everyone's lives forever.The deep bonds among father, son, and daughter; the tension between honoring tradition and embracing personal freedom; the conflict between cultures and faiths; the regrets of age and the passions of youth-these are the timeless themes Alan Drew weaves into a brilliant fiction debut.From the Hardcover edition.

Implementation and Application of Automata

by Frank Drewes

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata, CIAA 2015, held in held in Umeå, Sweden, in August 2015. The 22 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers and 2 toool demonstration papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 49 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of cover automata, counter automata, decision algorithms on automata, descriptional complexity, expressive power of automata, homing sequences, jumping finite automata, multi-dimensional languages, parsing and pattern matching, quantum automata, realtime pushdown automata, random generation of automata, regular expressions, security issues, sensors in automata, transducers, transformation of automata, and weighted automata.

Introductory Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach (First Edition)

by Michelle Driessen Julia Burdge

" From its very origin, Introductory Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach by Julia Burdge and Michelle Driessen has been developed and written using an atoms first approach specific to introductory chemistry. It is not just a pared down version of a general chem-istry text, but carefully crafted with the introductory-chemistry student in mind. The ordering of topics facilitates the conceptual development of chemistry for the novice, rather than the historical development that has been used traditionally. Its language and style are student friendly and conversational; and the importance and wonder of chemistry in everyday life are emphasized at every opportunity. Continuing in the Burdge tradition, this text employs an outstanding art program, a consistent problem-solving approach, interesting applications woven throughout the chapters, and a wide range of end-of-chapter problems. "

Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870

by Frederick Drimmer

Astounding eyewitness accounts of Indian captivity by people who lived to tell the tale. Fifteen true adventures recount suffering and torture, bloody massacres, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes, and adoption into Indian tribes. Fascinating historical record and revealing picture of Indian culture and frontier life. Introduction. Notes.

Congenital Heart Diseases: The Broken Heart

by David J. Driscoll Robert G. Kelly Silke Rickert-Sperling

This book provides comprehensive insights into congenital heart disease from embryonic development through to clinical features, including human genetics and our current knowledge of the underlying molecular pathways. It is divided into three parts: an introduction to the development of the heart and its vessels, an overview of the molecular pathways affecting the development of various cardiovascular structures, and a main section focusing on the different types of structural and nonstructural congenital heart diseases, including their clinical features, underlying genetic alterations and related animal models and pathways. Taken together these chapters, which were written by and for clinicians and researchers, provide an integrated and cutting-edge resource for all those who want to learn more about both the clinical aspects and the genetic and molecular basis of congenital heart disease.

Lone Wolf

by Sara Driscoll

In the first book in a thrilling new series, FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and Hawk, her loyal search-and-rescue Labrador, must race against time as they zero in on one of the deadliest killers in the country . . . Meg and Hawk are part of the FBI's elite K-9 unit. Hawk can sniff out bodies anywhere--living or dead--whether it's tracking a criminal or finding a missing person. When a bomb rips apart a government building on the National Mall in Washington D.C., it takes all of the team's extensive search-and-rescue training to locate and save the workers and visitors buried beneath the rubble. But even as the duo are hailed as heroes, a mad bomber remains at large, striking terror across the Eastern seaboard in a ruthless pursuit of retribution. As more bombs are detonated and the body count escalates, Meg and Hawk are brought in to a task force dedicated to stopping the unseen killer. But when the attacks spiral wide and any number of locations could be the next target, it will come down to a battle of wits and survival skills between Meg, Hawk, and the bomber they're tracking to rescue a nation from the brink of chaos."Tense and exciting, Sara Driscoll has created a new power couple, Meg and her FBI K-9, Hawk." --Leo J. Maloney, author of Arch Enemy

Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War

by Bob Drogin

Curveball answers the crucial question of the Iraq war: How and why was America's intelligence so catastrophically wrong? In this dramatic and explosive book, award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Bob Drogin delivers a narrative that takes us to Europe, the Middle East, and deep inside the CIA to find the truth-the truth about the lies and self-deception that led us into a military and political nightmare.

Soil-Subsurface Change

by Ishai Dror Bruno Yaron Brian Berkowitz

This book combines soil science, earth science, and environmental geochemistry, providing comprehensive background information for specialists interested in chemical-induced changes in the soil-subsurface system. Readers are introduced to the chemistry of contaminants that often disturb the natural soil-subsurface equilibrium as a result of human activity. While the soil-subsurface system has in many cases been affected by human impact, the effects of chemical contaminants on the actual matrix and properties have been largely neglected. The major focus of the book is on changes to the soil-subsurface matrix and properties caused by chemical pollution. By integrating results available in the literature, we observe that chemical pollutants may lead to the irreversible formation of a new soil-subsurface regime characterized by a matrix and properties different than those of the natural regime. In contrast to the geological time scales dictating natural changes to the matrix and properties of the soil-subsurface system, the time scale associated with chemical pollutant-induced changes is far shorter and extends over a "human lifetime scale." The numerous examples presented in the book confirm that chemical contamination should be considered as an additional factor in the formation of a contemporary soil-subsurface regime that is different than that of the pristine system.

The Peter F. Drucker Reader: Selected Articles from the Father of Modern Management Thinking

by Peter F. Drucker Harvard Business Review

The best of Peter F. Drucker's articles on management, all in one place.That "management" exists as a concept, a practice, and a profession is largely due to the thinking of Peter F. Drucker. For nearly half a century, he inspired and educated managers-and powerfully shaped the nature of business-with his iconic articles in Harvard Business Review.Through the lens of Drucker's broad vision, this volume presents an opportunity to trace the great shifts in organizations in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries-from manufacturing to knowledge work, from career-length employee tenures to short-term contract relationships, from command-and-control structures to flatter organizations that call for new leadership techniques.These articles also offer a firm and practical grasp of the role of the manager and the executive today-their responsibilities, their relationships, their decisions, and detailed processes that can make their work more effective.A celebrated thinker at his best, in this volume Drucker paints a clear and comprehensive picture of management thinking and practice-both as it is and as it will be.This collection of articles includes: "What Makes an Effective Executive," "The Theory of the Business," "Managing for Business Effectiveness," "The Effective Decision," "How to Make People Decisions," "They're Not Employees, They're People," "The New Productivity Challenge," "What Business Can Learn from Nonprofits," "The New Society of Organizations," and "Managing Oneself."

Polymer Surfaces in Motion

by Carlos Drummond Juan Rodríguez-Hernández

Pattern formation is a fascinating and challenging aspect in polymer science. This book describes a number of unconventional approaches developed to control the morphology of polymer surfaces and materials, from random or simple patterns to complex structures. Specialists provide an up-to-date and complete overview of each technique in their respective field.

Hartford in World War I

by David Drury

When the United States Congress declared war in April 1917, Connecticut answered the call to arms. As the capital, Hartford was the hub of the state's war effort. The city hosted major rallies and recruitment drives, and leaders from Hartford directed efforts to inspire patriotism and sacrifice. Allied needs for war materiel and goods were insatiable, and local manufacturers like Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company worked around the clock to meet the demand. Men and women from the area battled in the trenches, volunteered in the hospitals and canteens and served in the air and on the high seas. A century later, this legacy of service and sacrifice is memorialized by local monuments. Author David Drury traces the extraordinary story of Hartford during World War I.

Digital Electronics for Musicians

by Alexandros Drymonitis

Digital Electronics for Musicians is the perfect book for musicians who want to dive into the world of computer music and physical computing. This book is aimed at adventurous musicians who want to learn about music programming with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data, and how to make new interfaces and even new instruments with that knowledge. You'll learn the basics of the Pure Data and Arduino languages, how to incorporate sensors into your musical projects, and how to use embedded computers, like the Raspberry Pi, to create stand-alone projects. Along the way, you'll learn how to create a variety of innovative (Mark, Michelle, I guess they are innovative, but not 100% sure) musical projects, including an interactive bow for stringed instruments, a MIDI clavier synthesizer, an interactive drum set, a patch-bay matrix synthesizer, a guitar looper, and even a DIY theremin. If you are a musician or tinkerer who wants to explore the world of electronic and electroacoustic music and musical interfaces with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data, Digital Electronics for Musicians is the book for you. What you'll learn Learn the basics of the Pure Data and the Arduino languages Learn more about the available sensors on the market, and how you can incorporate them into your musical projects Focus on physical computing by combining Arduino and Pure Data, bringing the physical world to the world of the computers Make use of additional libraries that extend the capabilities of the Arduino Make use of external objects in Pure Data that help achieve certain goals, depending on the project Learn how a Pure Data patch functions and be able to modify other people's work that fits your needs Learn how the Arduino language works, enabling the modification of already existing code, according to your needs Get insight on the serial communication between the Arduino and Pure Data Learn how to approach various programming challenges in different ways Who this book is for Musicians who want to explore the world of electronic and electroacoustic music and musical interfaces with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Pure Data Chapter 2: Intro to Arduino Chapter 3: Embedded computers and going wireless Chapter 4: Getting started with musical applications Chapter 5: A simple synthesizer using a MIDI keyboard and Arduino Chapter 6: An interactive bow Chapter 7: An interactive drum set Chapter 8: A DIY Theremin Chapter 9: Making a looper Chapter 10: A patch-bay matrix synthesizer

Combinatorial Optimization and Applications

by Ding-Zhu Du Wei Li Weili Wu Donghyun Kim Zaixin Lu

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, COCOA 2015, held in Houston, TX, USA, in December 2015. The 59 full papers included in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from 125 submissions. Topics covered include classic combinatorial optimization; geometric optimization; network optimization; applied optimization; complexity and game; and optimization in graphs.

Signal and Image Processing for Biometrics

by Eliza Du Hugo Proença Jacob Scharcanski

This volume offers a guide to the state of the art in the fast evolving field of biometric recognition to newcomers and experienced practitioners. It is focused on the emerging strategies to perform biometric recognition under uncontrolled data acquisition conditions. The mainstream research work in this field is presented in an organized manner, so the reader can easily follow the trends that best suits her/his interests in this growing field. The book chapters cover the recent advances in less controlled / covert data acquisition frameworks, segmentation of poor quality biometric data, biometric data quality assessment, normalization of poor quality biometric data. contactless biometric recognition strategies, biometric recognition robustness, data resolution, illumination, distance, pose, motion, occlusions, multispectral biometric recognition, multimodal biometrics, fusion at different levels, high confidence automatic surveillance.

The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks

by Ruxu Du Longhan Xie

"The Mechanics of Mechanical Watches and Clocks" presents historical views and mathematical models of mechanical watches and clocks. Although now over six hundred years old, mechanical watches and clocks are still popular luxury items that fascinate many people around the world. However few have examined the theory of how they work as presented in this book. The illustrations and computer animations are unique and have never been published before. It will be of significant interest to researchers in mechanical engineering, watchmakers and clockmakers, as well as people who have an engineering background and are interested in mechanical watches and clocks. It will also inspire people in other fields of science and technology, such as mechanical engineering and electronics engineering, to advance their designs. Professor Ruxu Du works at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Assistant Professor Longhan Xie works at the South China University of Technology, China.

Tokamak Engineering Mechanics

by Shijun Du Weiyue Wu Yuntao Song

Tokamak Engineering Mechanics offers concise and thorough coverage of engineering mechanics theory and application for tokamaks, and the material is reinforced by numerous examples. Chapter topics include general principles, static mechanics, dynamic mechanics, thermal fluid mechanics and multiphysics structural mechanics of tokamak structure analysis. The theoretical principle of the design and the methods of the analysis for various components and load conditions are presented, while the latest engineering technologies are also introduced. The book will provide readers involved in the study of mechanical/fusion engineering with a general understanding of tokamak engineering mechanics. Yuntao Song is Head of the Tokamak Design Division at the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academic of Science (ASIPP), China.

Informatics and Management Science I: 204 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

by Wenjiang Du

The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang TThe International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including:<P><P> Computer Science<P> Communications and Electrical Engineering<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P> echnological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including: Computer Science Communications and Electrical Engineering Management Science Service Science Business Intelligence

Informatics and Management Science II: 205 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

by Wenjiang Du

The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including:<P><P> Computer Science<P> Communications and Electrical Engineering<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P>

Informatics and Management Science III: 206 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

by Wenjiang Du

The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including:<P><P> Computer Science<P> Communications and Electrical Engineering<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P>

Informatics and Management Science IV: 207 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

by Wenjiang Du

The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including:<P><P> Computer Science<P> Communications and Electrical Engineering<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P>

Informatics and Management Science V: 208 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)

by Wenjiang Du

The International Conference on Informatics and Management Science (IMS) 2012 will be held on November 16-19, 2012, in Chongqing, China, which is organized by Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Michigan, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, and sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The objective of IMS 2012 is to facilitate an exchange of information on best practices for the latest research advances in a range of areas. Informatics and Management Science contains over 600 contributions to suggest and inspire solutions and methods drawing from multiple disciplines including:<P><P> Computer Science<P> Communications and Electrical Engineering<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P> Management Science<P> Service Science<P> Business Intelligence<P>

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