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Einstein: His Life and Universe

by Walter Isaacson

Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century.

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle For Civil Rights And Liberties

by James F. Simon

The epic 1950s battle that would shape the legal future of the civil rights movement is chronicled here for the first time. The bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren framed the tumultuous future of the modern civil rights movement. Eisenhower was a gradualist who wanted to coax white Americans in the South into eventually accepting integration, while Warren, author of the Supreme Court’s historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded immediate action to dismantle the segregation of the public school system. In Eisenhower vs. Warren, two-time New York Times Notable Book author James F. Simon examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that “dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren.” This momentous, poisonous relationship is presented here at last in one volume. Compellingly written, Eisenhower vs. Warren brings to vivid life the clash that continues to reverberate in political and constitutional debates today.

Eisschimmel - Der Außenseiter 3 (Der Außenseiter #3)

by Kate Sherwood Teresa Simons

Fortsetzung zu Feurfuchs - Der AußenseiterBuch 3 in der Serie - Der Außenseiter Jeff, Evan und Dan haben zwei glückliche Jahre miteinander verbracht. Natürlich gibt es auch weiterhin Probleme - vor allem zwischen Evan und Dan -, doch da sie normalerweise in der Lage sind, die Spannungen zwischen ihnen in Lust umzuwandeln, besteht kein Grund zur Sorge. Dann taucht plötzlich Dans lange verschollene Schwester auf - im siebten Monat schwanger und auf der Flucht - und macht die Situation damit so kompliziert, dass sie nicht mehr zu bewältigen ist. Jeff und Evan wollen helfen, doch zwischen Evans Sorge um die Sicherheit seiner Schwester und Jeffs Bemühungen, seine Gesundheitsprobleme zu verbergen, bleibt dazu nicht viel Zeit. Während Dans Schwester mit ihrer Vergangenheit kämpft, scheint Evan ihre Zukunft aufs Spiel setzen zu wollen. Auch wenn Gefühle und Familienbande sie in unterschiedliche Richtungen lenken, müssen die drei zusammenhalten - oder Gefahr laufen, von den Menschen in ihrem Leben auseinandergerissen zu werden.

Ek Sadhikani Jivanyatra

by Vanmala Desai

"અરબી સમુદ્રને કિનારે એ એક એકાંત સ્થળ હતું. ઊછળતાં મોજાંની ફરફર વચ્ચે ઊભી ઊભી હું એ વિશાળ તોફાની મહાસાગર તરફ તાકી રહી હતી. એટલામાં એક એકાકી શુભ્ર શ્વેત પક્ષી પાણી પરથી ઊડતું પસાર થયું. તે ક્ષણે એ પક્ષી સંસારના સાગર પરથી પસાર થતા શાંત અને અલિપ્ત આત્માના પ્રતીકરૂપ મને લાગ્યું. આપણો અંતરાત્મા પણ એવો જ નથી? જીવનની કોઈ વિરલ ક્ષણે ઊંડા આત્મજ્ઞાનની ભૂખ જાગી ઊઠે છે ત્યારે જ એની પ્રતીતિ થાય છે. આ જાતની લાગણી દરેક માણસને તેના જીવનની શરૂઆતમાં આ શું છે તેની પૂરી ખબર પણ ન હોય તોયે સ્પષ્ટ અને સાદી રીતે થાય છે. પાછળના દિવસોમાં ઈશ્વરના અનુગ્રહથી જિંદગીનાં સુખદુ:ખ તેના સાચા સ્વરૂપમાં સમજાતાં જાય છે ત્યારે કંઈક અંશે સભાન સમજણ સાથે આ ભાવના વધારે સ્પષ્ટ બને છે. મોતીની માળાની દોરી દરેક મોતીમાંથી પસાર થાય છે અને છેવટે તેના બન્ને છેડા જોડાઈ જાય છે તેમ આ ભાવ જિંદગીમાં એકધારો ચાલ્યો આવે છે."


by Patrice Martinez Olivier Regimbal-Cote

Far are the lands of Messinia! Migrating to the mighty Corinth, Cerberus works as a stone paver on the Diolkos route - a commercial and strategic route linking the Gulf of Corinth to Salamina. Cerberus and Ekaterini lived in a modest house, at the gates of Corinth, owned by a powerful landowner with overwhelming greed. Alas, the couple's poverty and the loss of a child altered their love, and thirst for growth. Disputes between the young couple lead the husband to devote himself daily to the pernicious elixir of the god Dionysus and succumb to his lust for a prostitute. Ekaterini decides to alter their fate... "Ekaterini" is a free adaptation of a text by Parthénios de Nicée: "Passions amoureuses", number 10: "Leuconé".

El bestiari de l'Axlin (Guardians de la Ciutadella #Volumen 1)

by Laura Gallego

El món de l'Axlin està infestat de monstres. Alguns ataquen als viatgers en els camins, d'altres assetgen els pobles fins que les arrasen completament i d'altres entren a les cases de nit per endur-se els nens mentre dormen. L'Axlin ha crescut sent conscient que qualsevol dia li pot tocar a ella. La gent del seu poble ha sobreviscut als monstres durant generacions i han après a evitar-los tant com han pogut. Però un dia, l'Axlin descobreix que existeixen molts tipus de monstres diferents, que cada poble s'enfronta als seus malsons particulars i que hi ha criatures que no coneix i de les quals no sap com defensar-se. Axlin és l'escriba del seu poble. L'única que sap llegir i escriure. Per això, ningú del seu voltant comprèn realment la importància de la seva feina. Però ella s'ha proposat investigar tot el possible sobre els monstres i plasmar els seus descobriments en un llibre que pugui servir de guia i de protecció a altres persones. Per aquest motiu decideix anar-se'n amb els quincallaires i començar una ruta per aplegar la saviesa ancestral dels pobles en la seva precària lluita contra els monstres. Això no obstant, al llarg del seu viatge descobrirà coses que mai no s'hauria imaginat quan va marxar.

el Lobo de Badenoch

by Malcolm Archibald Camila A. Gómez Zamo

Escocia, 1388. Fergus Scott de Eildon es enviado al norte para investigar unas noticias acerca de una nueva fuerza emergente. Luego de encontrarse con el feroz Alistair Mor, Fergus es llevado a una batalla en contra de la magia y la muerte, pero recibe la ayuda de la adorable pero temperamental Seonaid. Mientras las brujas se reúnen para recrear el terrible Libro de la Tierra Oscura y el ejército de Donald de las Islas marcha para enfrentar a Alistair, Fergus necesita salvar su alma y a su país. El Lobo de Badenoch es una aventura de fantasía inspirada en la historia de Alexander Stewart, conocido como el lobo de Badenoch.


by Francisco Díaz Valladares

<P>Una novela de aventuras ambientada en el Pirineo de Huesca. Se valoran la familia, la amistad y el amor incondicional que nos lleva a jugarnos la vida por la persona que amamos. <P>Javier Basauli pilotaba una avioneta bimotor Tecnam P2006T y se desgañitaba pidiendo socorro mientras trataba de dominar el aparato entre los fuertes vientos racheados de la tormenta que estaban atravesando. Le acompañaban su mujer de copiloto, su hijo pequeño Miguel, y su hija Ángela. <P>Lo que su familia ignoraba era que aquel vuelo no era una simple aventura de vacaciones, sino que también transportaban una peligrosa carga oculta. Algo por lo cual había gente dispuesta a matar. Una aventura a contrarreloj para sobrevivir en medio de las montañas?, donde nada es lo que parece.

Elasticity and Plasticity: The Mathematical Theory of Elasticity and The Mathematical Theory of Plasticity (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by J. N. Goodier P. G. Hodge Jr.

This volume comprises two classic essays on the mathematical theories of elasticity and plasticity by authorities in this area of engineering science. Undergraduate and graduate students in engineering as well as professional engineers will find these works excellent texts and references. The Mathematical Theory of Elasticity covers plane stress and plane strain in the isotropic medium, holes and fillets of assignable shapes, approximate conformal mapping, reinforcement of holes, mixed boundary value problems, the third fundamental problem in two dimensions, eigensolutions for plane and axisymmetric states, anisotropic elasticity, thermal stress, elastic waves induced by thermal shock, three-dimensional contact problems, wave propagation, traveling loads and sources of disturbance, diffraction, and pulse propagation. The Mathematical Theory of Plasticity explores the theory of perfectly plastic solids, the theory of strain-hardening plastic solids, piecewise linear plasticity, minimum principles of plasticity, bending of a circular plate, and other problems.

Elder Northfield's Home: or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers)

by A. Jennie Bartlett Nicole Tonkovich

The practice of plural marriage, commonly known as polygamy, stirred intense controversy in postbellum America until 1890, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first officially abolished the practice. Elder Northfield’s Home, published by A. Jennie Bartlett in 1882, is both a staunchly antipolygamy novel and a call for the sentimental repatriation of polygamy’s victims. Her book traces the fate of a virtuous and educated English immigrant woman, Marion Wescott, who marries a Mormon elder, Henry Northfield. Shocked when her husband violates his promise not to take a second wife, Marion attempts to flee during the night, toddler son in her arms and pulling her worldly possessions in his toy wagon. She returns to her husband, however, and the balance of the novel traces the effects of polygamy on Marion, Henry, and their children; their eventual rejection of plural marriage; and their return to a normal and healthy family structure. Nicole Tonkovich’s critical introduction includes both historical contextualization and comments on selected primary documents, providing a broader look at the general public’s reception of the practice of polygamy in the nineteenth century.

The Eldercare Consultant: Your Guide to Making the Best Choices Possible

by Becky Feola

Your elderly father's memory is failing fast. Your increasingly frail mother just took another fall. Whatever the situation, The Eldercare Consultant can provide the knowledge, support, and encouragement you seek.Weaving together real-life stories with the essential information needed to make the best decisions, this compassionate and practical guide helps you:Spot warning signs of physical and mental declineRecognize when a loved one needs assistanceDetermine the level of care neededEvaluate the options--family caregiver, home health care, palliative care, senior housing, assisted living facilities--and select the right oneDiscuss the issue with your loved oneUnderstand and manage the costs of careMake the adjustment as smooth as possibleAvoid caregiver burnoutAnd moreAuthor and eldercare expert Becky Feola knows first-hand that caring for someone who is no longer in complete control is hard...and the decision to seek outside help is one fraught with emotion. Her book helps cut the confusion, and turn an undeniably difficult transition into a journey of hope and love.

Elections in Pennsylvania: A Century of Partisan Conflict in the Keystone State

by Jack M. Treadway

The most comprehensive state election study ever undertaken, Elections in Pennsylvania provides data and analysis for more than 13,000 general elections and more than 6,000 primary elections held in the state between 1900 and 1998, with a postscript examining in less detail the elections of 2000 and 2002. Included are all elections for president, governor, U.S. senators and representatives, statewide offices, and members of the General Assembly. The extensive period of time covered allows the author to provide an important historical perspective on electoral trends, distinguishing what are genuinely new developments in electoral dynamics and voting behavior in recent decades from what are continuations of patterns earlier in the century.

The Elections of 2016

by Michael C. Nelson

Bringing together a host of distinguished scholars, Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2016 reliably delivers a nuanced analysis of yet another momentous cycle of political contests. No other single volume can expose your students to the depth of analysis and expertise in this title. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at the national trends, these contributors captivate students with engaging stories and political drama, while weaving in important scholarship and expert analysis. Available mere months after the election, each chapter, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective as well as a look forward at the implications for the American political system. New to this Edition Overview of Donald Trump’s campaign and what factors led to him winning the election. Analysis of the role that media and money played in the elections. Provides a look at Congressional elections, their outcomes, and impact.

The Elections of 2016

by Michael C. Nelson

Bringing together a host of distinguished scholars, Michael Nelson's The Elections of 2016 reliably delivers a nuanced analysis of yet another momentous cycle of political contests. No other single volume can expose your students to the depth of analysis and expertise in this title. Whether discussing particular races or taking a broader look at the national trends, these contributors captivate students with engaging stories and political drama, while weaving in important scholarship and expert analysis. Available mere months after the election, each chapter, written specifically for this volume, offers readers historical perspective as well as a look forward at the implications for the American political system. New to this Edition Overview of Donald Trump’s campaign and what factors led to him winning the election. Analysis of the role that media and money played in the elections. Provides a look at Congressional elections, their outcomes, and impact.

Electric Arches

by Eve L. Ewing

Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of Black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose. <p><p> Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances--blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies everyday objects--hair moisturizer, a spiral notebook--as precious icons. <p> Her visual art is spare, playful, and poignant--a cereal box decoder ring that allows the wearer to understand what Black girls are saying; a teacher's angry, subversive message scrawled on the chalkboard. Electric Arches invites fresh conversations about race, gender, the city, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up.

Electric Currents in Geospace and Beyond (Geophysical Monograph Series #235)

by Andreas Keiling Octav Marghitu Michael Wheatland

Electric currents are fundamental to the structure and dynamics of space plasmas, including our own near-Earth space environment, or “geospace.” This volume takes an integrated approach to the subject of electric currents by incorporating their phenomenology and physics for many regions in one volume. It covers a broad range of topics from the pioneers of electric currents in outer space, to measurement and analysis techniques, and the many types of electric currents.

The Electrical Properties of Metals and Alloys (Dover Books on Physics)

by J. S. Dugdale

Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of physics, this classic volume by a prominent authority in the field provides an account of some simple properties of metals and alloys associated with electron transport. Introductory chapters examine the bulk properties of electrical resistivity, the Hall coefficient, and thermoelectric power.Author J. S. Dugdale establishes a picture of the current-carrying state of a solid and the associated electron energy states before exploring how departures from crystal perfection scatter electrons. Static imperfections and lattice vibrations receive detailed explanations before the text advances to complex scattering. Emphasis on the behavior of real materials provides readers with a physical understanding of transport properties of transition metals, resistance, and thermoelectric anomalies in dilute magnetic alloys and transport in concentrated alloys and compounds.

Electricity and Magnetism

by Dr Munir H. Nayfeh Dr Morton K. Brussel

This outstanding text for a two-semester course is geared toward physics undergraduates who have completed a basic first-year physics course. The coherent treatment offers several notable features, including 300 detailed examples at various levels of difficulty, a self-contained chapter on vector algebra, and a single chapter devoted to radiation that cites interrelationships between various analysis methods. Starting with chapters on vector analysis and electrostatics, the text covers electrostatic boundary value problems, formal and microscopic theories of dielectric electrostatics and of magnetism and matter, electrostatic energy, steady currents, and induction. Additional topics include magnetic energy, circuits with nonsteady currents, Maxwell's equations, radiation, electromagnetic boundary value problems, and the special theory of relativity. Exercises appear at the end of each chapter and answers to odd-numbered problems are included in one of several helpful appendixes.

Electronics All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

by Doug Lowe

Take your electronics skills to the next level! If you're looking for a solitary resource that covers everything you need to know about electronics, then look no further. This friendly-and-straightforward guide introduces the basics of electronics and enhances your learning experience by debunking and explaining concepts such as circuits, analog and digital, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and more. Packed with nearly 900 pages of detailed information, this book shows you how to develop your own breadboard, design your own circuit, and get savvy with schematics. Covers the basics of electronics and demystifies a variety of electronics concepts Encourages you to dive in and design a variety of fun and interesting entertainment, electronics, mobile, and automotive projects Offers troubleshooting advice for common electronics challenges Reviews circuits, schematics, voltage, safety concerns, and much more So, get plugged in and start your next electronics project today with this book by your side!

La elegida de la Diosa

by Eva Balaguer-Cortés

La madre de Ratucape Atte murió al dar a luz, y la niña nació con las dos piernas unidas desde los tobillos como si fueran una sola, malformación que le impediría andar o desplazarse sin ayuda. Y eso, en la tribu, era inaceptable. Sin embargo, el hechicero de la tribu la salvó de una muerte segura al nombrarla «Elegida de la Diosa», y por tanto intocable, sagrada. No podrían hacerle daño y todos debían acatarlo. ¿Todos? Hay alguien que no le perdonaría jamás su existencia, alguien que la odiaba con todas sus fuerzas, alguien que le echaba la culpa de haberle dejado sin madre…

Elektrische Energieversorgung 2: Energiewirtschaft Und Klimaschutz, Elektrizitätswirtschaft Und Liberalisierung, Kraftwerktechnik Und Alternative Stromversorgung, Chemische Energiespeicherung

by Valentin Crastan

Band 2 des 3teiligen Werkes Elektrische Energieversorgung erscheint nun in der 4. Auflage. Es wurden insbesondere folgende Themen #65533;berarbeitet und aufden neusten Stand gebracht: Energiewirtschaft und Klimaschutz,Elektrizit#65533;tswirtschaft und die damit verbundenen Liberalisierungsfragen,Kraftwerktechnik, alternative Stromerzeugung und chemische Energiespeicherung. Die drei B#65533;nde ElektrischeEnergieversorgung zeichnen sich durch die Synthese von theoretischerFundierung und unmittelbarem Praxisbezug aus. Sie unterst#65533;tzen das Verst#65533;ndnisund den Lernerfolg mit #65533;bungsaufgaben, Modellbeispielen und Simulationen. DieAutoren sch#65533;pfen inhaltlich aus ihrer langj#65533;hrigen Erfahrung auf dem Gebiet derEnergieversorgung sowie didaktisch aus ihrer Lehrt#65533;tigkeit an der Hochschule.

Elektrotechnik für Maschinenbauer

by Rolf Fischer

Elementals: Ice Wolves (Elementals #1)

by Amie Kaufman Levente Szabo

From New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman comes an electrifying new series about a brother and sister who must harness their powers and find their place in a sharply divided world.Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.

Elementary Algebraic Geometry: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Prof. Keith Kendig

Designed to make learning introductory algebraic geometry as easy as possible, this text is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who have taken a one-year course in algebra and are familiar with complex analysis. This newly updated second edition enhances the original treatment's extensive use of concrete examples and exercises with numerous figures that have been specially redrawn in Adobe Illustrator. An introductory chapter that focuses on examples of curves is followed by a more rigorous and careful look at plane curves. Subsequent chapters explore commutative ring theory and algebraic geometry as well as varieties of arbitrary dimension and some elementary mathematics on curves. Upon finishing the text, students will have a foundation for advancing in several different directions, including toward a further study of complex algebraic or analytic varieties or to the scheme-theoretic treatments of algebraic geometry.2015 edition.

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