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Full Throttle

by Jon Hartless

In a world that refuses to let her move forward, can Poppy stay ahead of the pack? In an alternative Edwardian era, steam-powered marvels are a common occurrence. Airships fill the sky, steam-powered automobiles race across the land, and television, computers and are already an emergent technology. However, these inventions are only for a privileged few, as those lower down the social ladder struggle to get by without even the most basic of necessities. Sixteen-year old Poppy Orpington seems destined for a life of near-poverty until her father perfects a petrol-fuelled racing engine. Their early successes allow Poppy to gain a new prosthetic arm, allowing to her to gain the mobility she's desired all her life. But can a working class family crack open the aristocratic world of motor racing? Can Poppy overcome prejudice and social conformity as she fights to find a place in the world? Or will the ruling elite crush her only chance of a better life?

Fun on Wheels

by Joanna Cole

Come explore the world of wheels! From wheels that cut to wheels that you ride, this book introduces the concept of wheels to young readers.

Function Spaces and Inequalities

by Hans-Jürgen Schmeisser Pankaj Jain

This book features original research and survey articles on the topics of function spaces and inequalities. It focuses on (variable/grand/small) Lebesgue spaces, Orlicz spaces, Lorentz spaces, and Morrey spaces and deals with mapping properties of operators, (weighted) inequalities, pointwise multipliers and interpolation. Moreover, it considers Sobolev-Besov and Triebel-Lizorkin type smoothness spaces. The book includes papers by leading international researchers, presented at the International Conference on Function Spaces and Inequalities, held at the South Asian University, New Delhi, India, on 11-15 December 2015, which focused on recent developments in the theory of spaces with variable exponents. It also offers further investigations concerning Sobolev-type embeddings, discrete inequalities and harmonic analysis. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific topic and written by leading experts, providing an overview of the subject and stimulating future research.

Functional Analysis

by Béla Sz. Nagy Frigyes Riesz

Classic exposition of modern theories of differentiation and integration and principal problems and methods of handling integral equations and linear functionals and transformations. 1955 edition.

Functional Analysis

by Lawrence Narici George Bachman

Excellent treatment of the subject geared toward students with background in linear algebra, advanced calculus, physics and engineering. Text covers introduction to inner-product spaces, normed and metric spaces, and topological spaces; complete orthonormal sets, the Hahn-Banach theorem and its consequences, spectral notions, square roots, a spectral decomposition theorem, and many other related subjects. Chapters conclude with exercises intended to test and reinforce reader's understanding of text material. A glossary of definitions, detailed proofs of theorems, bibliography, and index of symbols round out this comprehensive text. 1966 edition.

Functional Genomics

by Andreas Savelsbergh Claudia Klinger Michael Kaufmann

Over the last decade Life Science has undergone an accelerated evolution, culminating in the -omics era characterized by the development of a multitude of high throughput methods that are becoming more routinely applied in biochemistry labs. In Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used for studies in the life sciences focusing on the dynamic aspects of the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome, respectively. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology(tm) series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and practical, Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition seeks to aid scientists in establishing or extending technologies and techniques in their laboratories.

Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

by Angela Sessitsch Mark R. Liles Trevor C. Charles

In this book, the latest tools available for functional metagenomics research are described. This research enables scientists to directly access the genomes from diverse microbial genomes at one time and study these "metagenomes". Using the modern tools of genome sequencing and cloning, researchers have now been able to harness this astounding metagenomic diversity to understand and exploit the diverse functions of microorganisms. Leading scientists from around the world demonstrate how these approaches have been applied in many different settings, including aquatic and terrestrial habitats, microbiomes, and many more environments. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing microbiologists with a summary of the latest functional metagenomics literature on all specific habitats.

Functions and Graphs

by I. M. Gelfand E. E. Shnol E. G. Glagoleva

The second in a series of systematic studies by a celebrated mathematician I. M. Gelfand and colleagues, this volume presents students with a well-illustrated sequence of problems and exercises designed to illuminate the properties of functions and graphs. Since readers do not have the benefit of a blackboard on which a teacher constructs a graph, the authors abandoned the customary use of diagrams in which only the final form of the graph appears; instead, the book's margins feature step-by-step diagrams for the complete construction of each graph. The first part of the book employs simple functions to analyze the fundamental methods of constructing graphs. The second half deals with more complicated and refined questions concerning linear functions, quadratic trinomials, linear fractional functions, power functions, and rational functions.

Fundamental Concepts of Abstract Algebra

by Gertrude Ehrlich

A text in abstract algebra for undergraduate mathematics majors, this volume contains enough material for a two-semester course. It presents extensive coverage of set theory, groups, rings, modules, vector spaces, and fields. Examples, definitions, theorems, and proofs appear throughout, along with numerous practice exercises at the end of each section. 1991 edition.

Fundamental Concepts of Geometry

by Bruce E. Meserve

Fundamental Concepts of Geometry demonstrates in a clear and lucid manner the relationships of several types of geometry to one another. This highly regarded work is a superior teaching text, especially valuable in teacher preparation, as well as providing an excellent overview of the foundations and historical evolution of geometrical concepts. Professor Meserve (University of Vermont) offers students and prospective teachers the broad mathematical perspective gained from an elementary treatment of the fundamental concepts of mathematics. The clearly presented text is written on an undergraduate (or advanced secondary-school) level and includes numerous exercises and a brief bibliography. An indispensable taddition to any math library, this helpful guide will enable the reader to discover the relationships among Euclidean plane geometry and other geometries; obtain a practical understanding of "proof"; view geometry as a logical system based on postulates and undefined elements; and appreciate the historical evolution of geometric concepts.

Fundamental Formulas of Physics, Volume One

by Donald H. Menzel

The republication of this book, unabridged and corrected, fills the need for a comprehensive work on fundamental formulas of mathematical physics. It ranges from simple operations to highly sophisticated ones, all presented most lucidly with terms carefully defined and formulas given completely. In addition to basic physics, pertinent areas of chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, biology, and electronics are also included.This is no mere listing of formulas, however. Mathematics is integrated into text, for the most part, so that each chapter stands as a brief summary or even short textbook of the field represented. The book, therefore, fills other needs than the primary function of reference and guide for research. The student will find it a handy review of familiar fields and an aid to gaining rapid insight into the techniques of new ones.The teacher will study it as a useful guide to a broad concept of physics. The chemist, astronomer, meteorologist, biologist, and engineer will not only derive valuable aid from their special chapters, but will understand how their specialty fits into the large scheme of physics.Vol. 1 chapter titles: Basic Mathematical Formulas, Statistics, Nomograms, Physical Constants, Classical Mechanics, Special Theory of Relativity, The General Theory of Relativity, Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics, Boundary Value Problems in Mathematical Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetic Theory of Gases: Viscosity, Thermal Conduction, and Diffusion, Electromagnetic Theory, Electronics, Sound and Acoustics.Vol. 2 chapter titles: Geometrical Optics, Physical Optics, Electron Optics, Molecular Spectra, Atomic Spectra, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Theory, Cosmic Rays and High-Energy Phenomena, Particle Accelerators, Solid State, Theory of Magnetism, Physical Chemistry, Basic Formulas of Astrophysics, Celestial Mechanics, Meteorology, Biophysics.

Fundamental Theories of Mega Infrastructure Construction Management

by Zhaohan Sheng

Fundamental Theories of Mega Infrastructure Construction Management: Theoretical Considerations from Chinese Practices is a collection of decades of research and applications of managing megaprojects using theories of complex systems and management sciences. It presents basic (classical) theory of megaproject management and is a showcase of more than 30 years of research of complex system and management sciences on the theory of megaproject management resulting from the integrating of theory and practice of megaprojects. The theory and models have undergone rigorous systematic testing during the management and implementation of megaprojects in China. Megaprojects are huge undertakings, often in infrastructure (bridges, tunnels, airports, etc. ) that involve huge levels of investment, often take years to complete, and typically run into delays, cost overruns, and any number of unforeseen problems. Over the last few decades, no one country has undertaken more of these projects than China, and this book presents the fundamental theories underlying the practice of Mega Infrastructure Construction Management as practiced in China. Individual chapters provide a basic definition of Mega Infrastructure Construction and it's management; an overview of the theories behind it; the Formation Path; basic concepts; fundamental principles; scientific problems; the Method System of Meta-synthesis; specialized methods in research; and intelligent management of Mega Infrastructure Construction. Although the theoretical construction management problems in this book are derived from construction practices in China, they can be applied universally and extended for great fundamental significance.

Fundamentals of Mathematical Physics

by Edgar A. Kraut

Indispensable for students of modern physics, this text provides the necessary background in mathematics for the study of electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. Clear discussions explain the particulars of vector algebra, matrix and tensor algebra, vector calculus, functions of a complex variable, integral transforms, linear differential equations, and partial differential equations. This volume collects under one cover the mathematical ideas formerly available only by taking many separate courses. It offers in-depth treatments, with a minimum of mathematical formalism. Suitable for students of physics, allied sciences, and engineering, its only prerequisites are a course in introductory physics and a course in calculus. Examples at the end of each chapter reinforce many important techniques developed in the text, and numerous graded problems make this volume suitable for independent study.

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics is a landmark book in its field, hailed for its astonishingly clear, delightfully readable statement of everything of acoustical importance to music-making. Though directed primarily to the music student who is taking an acoustics course, it is essential reading for all musicians, music lovers, and audiophiles eager to expand their musical horizons.<P><P> The book deals extensively with the fundamental modes of sound production and with the special sound-producing properties of the musical instruments in common use today -- keyboard, string, brass, woodwind, and percussion -- as well as the human voice. It further explores the critical roles played by the room and by the hearer's auditory apparatus. The basis of scales and harmony and the craft of instrument makers are also discussed in this masterly text, which includes numerous illustrations, bibliographical information, and a stimulating section of "Examples, Experiments, and Questions" at the end of each chapter. After the original publication of this book, Dr. Benade maintained a detailed set of corrections and revisions that have been incorporated into this second, revised edition.<P> <i>Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.</i>

Fundamentals of Software Engineering

by Marjan Sirjani Mehdi Dastani

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th IPM International Conference on Fundamentals of Software Engineering, FSEN 2015, held in Tehran, Iran, in April 2015. The 21 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 submissions. The topics of interest in FSEN span over all aspects of formal methods, especially those related to advancing the application of formal methods in software industry and promoting their integration with practical engineering techniques.

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.

Fundamentals of the Theory of Plasticity

by L. M. Kachanov

Based on the author's series of lectures at the Mechanics-Mathematics Faculty of the University of Leningrad, this text is primarily concerned with the plastic deformation of metals at normal temperatures, as applied to the strength of machines and structures. Its focus on delivering a simple presentation of the basic equations of plasticity theory encompasses the best-developed methods for solving the equations; it also considers problems associated with the special nature of plastic state and the most important engineering applications of plasticity theory.This volume traces the main trends in the theory's development, assuming readers' familiarity with the fundamentals of strength of materials and elasticity theory. Advanced topics are marked with an asterisk and can be omitted on a first reading. Intended as a text for advanced engineering students, as well as a reference book for practicing engineers, it features problems at the end of each chapter that enable readers to test their grasp of the material.Contents include the fundamentals of continuum mechanics, equations of plastic state and elastic-plastic equilibrium, torsion, plane strain and stress, and axially symmetric strain. Additional topics range from extremum principles and energy methods of solution to theory of shakedown, stability of elastic-plastic equilibrium, dynamic problems, complex media, and viscoplasticity. An extensive bibliography appears at the end of the book. 1971 edition.

Fundamentals of Web Development

by Ricardo Hoar Randy Connolly

Fundamentals of Web Development covers the broad range of topics required for modern web development (both client- and server-side) and is appropriate for students who have taken a CS1 course sequence. The book guides students through the creation of enterprise-quality websites using current development frameworks, its comprehensive coverage of a modern internet development platform#65533;includes HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and the LAMP stack (that is, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Other important technologies covered include jQuery, XML, WordPress, Bootstrap, and a variety of third-party APIs that include Facebook, Twitter, and Google and Bing Maps. Coverage also includes the required ACM web development topics in a modern manner closely aligned with best practices in the real world#65533;of web development. #65533; Teaching and Learning Experience Help students master the fundamentals of web development:#65533;A true grasp of web development requires an understanding of both the foundations of the web and current web development practices. Support learning outcomes in various teaching scenarios:#65533;This book allows instructors to chart their own unique way through the topics that make up contemporary web development.

Fundamentos de filosofía

by Bertrand Russell

Con lucidez y claridad, el filósofo Bertrand Russell, Premio Nobel de Literatura de 1950 y una de las grandes mentes del siglo XX, expone su particular visión del mundo, desde la condición humana hasta la física. Fundamentos de filosofía (1927) era una obra pensada para el gran público estadounidense que, sin embargo, despertó una aguerrida controversia en los círculos académicos. Su tesis clave afirma que la humanidad es el instrumento mediante el cual adquirimos nuestro conocimiento del universo (o, según Gorgias, «el hombre es la medida de todas las cosas»). De ahí, surgen varias cuestiones: ¿de qué maneras adquiere conocimiento el ser humano?, ¿es posible la formulación de leyes universales?, ¿cómo podemos distinguir verdad y opinión? Todas las preguntas que plantea Russell abren las puertas al que es, al fin y al cabo, el más sugestivo de los interrogantes: ¿puede el ser humano llegar a conocerlo todo? Reseñas:«La claridad, seguridad e imparcialidad que [Russell] ha aplicado a los problemas lógicos, filosóficos y humanos no tienen rival.»Albert Einstein «Entre los pocos en quienes la idea se ha manifestado en la propia carne y a quienes la situación histórica de la humanidad ha transformado de maestros en profetas está Bertrand Russell.»Erich Fromm

Los funerales de la Mamá Grande

by Gabriel García Márquez

Bajo el lema de estos funerales mitológicos, Gabriel García Márquez reunió en 1962 siete relatos y la novela corta que da título al presente volumen, en el que aparece ya en todo su esplendor el elemento mágico y telúrico que a partir de entonces definiría su obra. Estamos en Macondo y su región una vez más, entre personajes y episodios reconocibles, pero ahora caen pájaros muertos sobre el poblado, rompiendo mosquiteros y alambradas, un cura ve al diablo o afirma haber encontrado al judío errante, y visitar la tumba de un ser querido supone un riesgo impredecible. Y hay que enterrar a la Mamá Grande, soberana absoluta de este mundo, que falleció en olor de santidad a los noventa y dos años, tras haber conservado la virginidad durante toda su vida, y a cuyos funerales acude el presidente de la República y hasta el Sumo Pontífice en su góndola papal, pero también guajiros, contrabandistas, arroceros, prostitutas, hechiceros y bananeros llegados para la ocasión. «Ésta es, incrédulos del mundo entero, la verídica historia de la Mamá Grande, soberana absoluta del reino de Macondo, que vivió en función de dominio durante 92 años y murió en olor de santidad un martes de septiembre pasado, y a cuyos funerales vino en Sumo Pontífice.» Rafael Conte ha dicho... «El mayor juglar de nuestro tiempo, el hombre que por lo menos nos ha hecho menos infelices, o quizá rotundamente más felices en estos tan infelices tiempos que nos ha tocado habitar.»

Fur Magic

by Andre Norton

A boy's encounter with powerful tribal magic transforms him into his spirit animal--and lands him in the middle of a war between humans and beasts with supernatural powers When his father is called to active duty in Vietnam, Cory Alder leaves Florida to live with his adopted Native American uncle, Jasper. Jasper's Idaho ranch is like a foreign country. Cory is afraid of the cougars, bears, and wolves; he doesn't like the big mountains and doubts he'll ever be able to ride a wild horse. Then he meets an old Nez Perce Medicine Man called Black Elk, who catapults Cory into an alternate universe where animals live in tribes, hunt, and go on the warpath. Transformed into a beaver called Yellow Shell, he learns to speak their language and discovers that they all fear the legendary Changer, who plots to reshape the creatures of both the human and animal realms and use them for his own nefarious ends. With two worlds hanging in the balance, Cory must rely on courage and instinct to defeat this cunning enemy and be restored to his human form. Is he strong enough to stand up to the Changer and overcome his own fear of the unknown? Fur Magic is the 2nd book in the Magic Sequence, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Furry Nation: The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subculture

by Joe Strike

Furry fandom is a recent phenomenon, but anthropomorphism is an instinct hard-wired into the human mind: the desire to see animals on a more equal footing with people. It’s existed since the beginning of time in prehistoric cave paintings, ancient gods and tribal rituals. It lives on today—not just in the sports mascots and cartoon characters we see everywhere, but in stage plays, art galleries, serious literature, performance art—and among furry fans who bring their make-believe characters to life digitally, on paper, or in the carefully crafted fursuits they wear to become the animals of their imagination. In Furry Nation, author Joe Strike shares the very human story of the people who created furry fandom, the many forms it takes—from the joyfully public to the deeply personal— and how Furry transformed his own life.

The Further Adventures of Koko and Moochee

by J. R. Hardin

Koko and Moochee are once again in danger from their old nemesis Stewart. Stewart is fleeing the scene of a robbery when he spots the two dogs being walked. The thief vows to put an end to Koko and Moochee for sending him to prison for two years. The dogs are chased from their home when Stewart and his two bungling henchmen try to abduct them. Koko and Moochee are lost in the woods with no food or shelter and bad men searching for them. The dogs realize the only way they can be safe again is to send Stewart back to prison. But how are they going to capture the thieves and recover the stolen jewels? The dogs are aided by an unexpected friend in the form of a Siamese cat named Tango. Tango finds the dogs amusing and enjoys the excitement from hanging around with Koko and Moochee. The story is an action packed adventure filled with suspense and comic situations.

The Fury: A Novel

by John Farris

Gillian Bellaver's family is one of the wealthiest in the world. Robin Sandza's father Peter is a government assassin. The two teenagers seem to have nothing in common. Yet they are spiritual twins, possessing a horrifying psychic energy that threatens humanity. While dangerous and fanatical men vie for the secrets of their awesome power, Peter Sandza, using all the ruthless skills of his trade, makes a final desperate effort to save them. Exploring with extraordinary skill the myths and legends deeply rooted in the subconscious mind, this novel builds, scene by shocking scene, to a night of chilling horror that surpasses anything you've ever experienced . . . First published in 1976 and made into a successful movie written by the author and directed by Brian De Palma in 1978, The Fury is one of the all-time classics of the horror genre.

Fuss-Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized

by Sam Turnbull

Being vegan doesn’t have to mean living off kale and quinoa, or spending your money on fancy and expensive ingredients. And it definitely doesn’t have to mean feeling limited for choices of what to eat! What if “vegan food” could mean cheesy nachos and pizza, hearty burritos, gooey spinach and artichoke dip, decadent chocolate cake or even crème brûlée? Well, it can. In Fuss-Free Vegan, Sam Turnbull shows you that “vegan” does not equal unappetizing dishes, complicated steps, ingredients you have never heard of, or even food that tastes healthy. Instead, she gives you drool-worthy yet utterly fuss-free recipes that will bring everyone together at the table, vegans and non-vegans alike, in a chorus of rave reviews. This is the cookbook Sam wishes she had when she went vegan: one that recreates and veganizes the dishes she loved most in her pre-vegan days, like fluffy pancakes and crispy bacon, cheesy jalapeño poppers and pizza pockets, creamy Caesar salad and macaroni and cheese, rich chocolate brownies and holiday-worthy pumpkin pie, to name just a few. (And there’s no hummus recipe in sight.) Say goodbye to searching endlessly around for that one special ingredient that you can't even pronounce, or cooking dishes that don’t deliver on their promise of yumminess; instead, say hello to ingredients you can pick up at your local grocery store, step-by-step techniques, and Sam’s enthusiastic voice cheering you on throughout this fun, approachable cookbook. With 101 tried-and-tested, one-of-a-kind vegan recipes for every meal, from breakfasts to lunches to dinners, and even snacks, desserts, appetizers and vegan staples, as well as handy menu plans and tips to amp up the recipes and your vegan life, Sam Turnbull and Fuss-Free Vegan are your ultimate guides in the new vegan kitchen.

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