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Donnerwetter - Physik!

by Peter Häußler

Jetzt als Sonderausgabe! Auf einer Geburtstagsparty werden Jugendlichen sieben Zauberkunststücke vorgeführt. Sieben erstaunliche Phänomene, die Anne und ihre Freunde zunächst vor Rätsel stellen. Doch so nach und nach kommen sie den Tricks auf die Spur. Mit der Unterstützung eines Nachbarn, einem pensionierten Physiker, entwickeln sie dazu physikalische Ideen: Anhand des Gewichts von Schokolade wird die Einheit für die Kraft diskutiert, "Schau mir in die Augen" leitet ein Gespräch über die Bildentstehung ein. Das Beobachten von Zugvögeln ist Aufhänger für den Magnetismus, und ein heftiges Gewitter gibt Anlass zum Nachdenken über die Elektrizität. Auch die von Physikern entwickelten Vorstellungen zu Quarks, Weißen Zwergen und Schwarzen Löchern kommen zur Sprache. Peter Häußler ist Professor für die Didaktik der Physik an der Universität Kiel und versteht es, lebendig und spannend zu schreiben. Über die Grundlagen der Physik hinaus erfährt der Leser auch etwas über ihre Erkenntnismethoden und den Unterschied zwischen Alltags- und Wissenschaftssprache. Alle Versuche sind genau beschrieben und können ohne großen Aufwand mit alltäglichen Gegenständen nachvollzogen werden. Das Buch ermutigt Jugendliche wie Erwachsene sich (wieder einmal) mit Physik zu beschäftigen, Kenntnisse aufzufrischen oder zu erweitern.

The Dream Chaser: If You Don't Build Your Dream, Someone Will Hire You to Help Build Theirs

by Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

The Dream Chaser shows you how to step out of the day-to-day grind and start creating the life you want. Does your daily effort at work build your dream, or someone else's? Do you do your job for the paycheck or the fulfillment? It's possible to have both, and this book shows you how to get there. The key is in following your passion and purpose. You have a natural-born talent--whether you know it or not--that can make the world a better place. You have a unique story and vision that can lead you to the life you love. Purpose-minded entrepreneurs are changing the world every day, living and working with passion and excitement. This book shows you how to stay focused on your goals, build a solid hands-on strategy, leverage your talents and abilities, and build a business that benefits the world. Your ideal life is not going to appear out of the blue. You have to actively build it yourself; but first you need to realize just what you're capable of, and then you need to set yourself up for success. This guide shows you how to begin that journey of a lifetime.

Digital Holography for MEMS and Microsystem Metrology

by Anand Asundi

Approaching the topic of digital holography from the practical perspective of industrial inspection, Digital Holography for MEMS and Microsystem Metrology describes the process of digital holography and its growing applications for MEMS characterization, residual stress measurement, design and evaluation, and device testing and inspection. Asundi also provides a thorough theoretical grounding that enables the reader to understand basic concepts and thus identify areas where this technique can be adopted. This combination of both practical and theoretical approach will ensure the book's relevance and appeal to both researchers and engineers keen to evaluate the potential of digital holography for integration into their existing machines and processes. Addresses particle characterization where digital holography has proven capability for dynamic measurement of particles in 3D for sizing and shape characterization, with applications in microfluidics as well as crystallization and aerosol detection studies. Discusses digital reflection holography, digital transmission holography, digital in-line holography, and digital holographic tomography and applications. Covers other applications including micro-optical and diffractive optical systems and the testing of these components, and bio-imaging.

Digital Control of High-Frequency Switched-Mode Power Converters

by Luca Corradini Dragan Maksimović Regan Zane Paolo Mattavelli

This book is focused on the fundamental aspects of analysis, modeling and design of digital control loops around high-frequency switched-mode power converters in a systematic and rigorous manner. Comprehensive treatment of digital control theory for power converters Verilog and VHDL sample codes are provided. Enables readers to successfully analyze, model, design, and implement voltage, current, or multi-loop digital feedback loops around switched-mode power converters. Practical examples are used throughout the book to illustrate applications of the techniques developed Matlab examples are also provided.

A Peaceable Psychology: Christian Therapy in a World of Many Cultures

by Alvin Dueck Kevin Reimer

In the past century psychology has been practiced in the manner of medical science, working from the assumption that therapy can transcend particular traditions. Seeking to move the conversation forward, Alvin Dueck and Kevin Reimer argue for a theologically, culturally, and politically sensitive psychotherapy whereby the Christian psychologist treats the patient according to the particulars of the patient's political situation and ethnic and religious tradition, while acknowledging the role of his or her own Christian story in therapeutic dialogue. A Peaceable Psychology encourages mental health practitioners to mine their own traditions for gifts of healing and to allow clients to bring their native ethnic or religious voice into therapy. The authors point to the life of Jesus as the foundation on which to build a therapeutic ethic, appropriating the story of his life to bring healing. This integrative work considers philosophy, ethics, theology, and cognitive science in making an argument on behalf of and for the psychological community. It will benefit psychology professors and students, Christian psychologists and psychotherapists, mental health workers, pastors, and theologians.

The Fall Of The Dynasties: The Collapse Of The Old Order, 1905-1922 [Illustrated Edition]

by Edmond Taylor

Originally published in 1963, The Fall of the Dynasties covers the period from 1905 to 1922, when the four ruling houses--the Habsburg, Hohenzollern, Ottoman, and Romanov--crumbled and fell, destroying old alliances and obliterating old boundaries. World War I was precipitated by their decay and their splintered baroque rubble proved to be a treacherous base for the new nations that emerged from the war. "All convulsions of the last half-century," Taylor writes, "stem back to Sarajevo: the two World Wars, the Bolshevik revolution, the rise and fall of Hitler, and the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Millions upon millions of deaths can be traced to one or another of these upheavals; all of us who survive have been scarred at least emotionally by them."In this classic volume, Taylor traces the origins of the dynasties whose collapse brought the old order crashing down and the events leading to their astonishingly swift downfall.Includes numerous maps and genealogical charts."Popular history of the finest excellent book worthy to rank with Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August and Alan Moorehead's Gallipoli."--The New York Times

Communist Guerilla Warfare

by Otto Heilbrunn Brig. C. Aubrey Dixon

This book, originally published in 1954, represents a study of guerrilla warfare as practised by the Russians against the Germans in 1941-1945 and the anti-guerrilla measures taken by the Germans. Authors Brigadier Dixon and Dr. Heilbrunn have made an extensive study and the results recorded in this book will be of absorbing interest to the reader.

Reminiscences [Illustrated Edition]

by General Douglas Macarthur

Written in his own hand and finished only weeks before his death, this memoir by Gen. Douglas MacArthur spans more than half a century of modern history. His vantage point at center stage during the major controversies of the twentieth century afforded him unique views of the conflicts in which he played a vital role. No soldier in recent times has been more admired--or reviled. Liberator of the Philippines, shogun of occupied Japan, victor of the battle of Inchon, the general was a national hero when suddenly relieved of his duties by President Truman in 1950. His supporters believe his genius for command and skill as a strategist stand as landmarks in military history. His critics are not so kind, calling him a gigantic ego paying homage to himself in this book. Regardless, Reminiscences is a moving final testament by one of America's most decorated heroes, decade by decade, battlefield by battlefield.After graduation from West Point with the highest average ever achieved by a cadet, MacArthur served in Vera Cruz during the Mexican uprisings and later in World War I. His courage in the trenches and his leadership of the famous Rainbow Division won him seven Silver Stars. Appointed Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific in World War II, he was the architect of the campaign to drive the Japanese from their strongholds at Bataan, Corregidor, and New Guinea. His account of the war is dramatically punctuated with revealing portraits of key personalities and insights into his stands on controversial issues.Richly illustrated throughout."Douglas MacArthur's memoirs...record an extraordinary and controversial public career of more than fifty years--as MacArthur wanted it remembered."--Newsweek"MacArthur was praised and blamed most of the time for the wrong reasons. His Reminiscences, written in the last two years of his life, should help put him back in perspective."--Time

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life

by Theda Skocpol

Pundits and social observers have voiced alarm each year as fewer Americans involve themselves in voluntary groups that meet regularly. Thousands of nonprofit groups have been launched in recent times, but most are run by professionals who lobby Congress or deliver social services to clients. What will happen to U.S. democracy if participatory groups and social movements wither, while civic involvement becomes one more occupation rather than every citizen’s right and duty? In Diminished Democracy, Theda Skocpol shows that this decline in public involvement has not always been the case in this country—and how, by understanding the causes of this change, we might reverse it.

Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry

by Lynne Jones

What happens if the psychiatric hospital in which you have lived for ten years is bombed and all the staff run away? What is it like to be a twelve-year-old and see all your family killed in front of you? Is it true that almost everyone caught up in a disaster is likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? What can mental health professionals do to help? How does one stay neutral and impartial in the face of genocide? Why would a doctor support military intervention?Outside the Asylum is Lynne Jones's personal exploration of of humanitarian psychiatry and the changing world of international relief; a memoir of more than twenty-five years as a practising psychiatrist in war and disaster zones around the world. From her training in one of Britain's last asylums, to treating traumatised soldiers in Gorazde after the Bosnian war, helping families who lost everything in the earthquake in Haiti, and learning from traditional healers in Sierra Leone, Lynne has worked with extraordinary people in extraordinary situations. This is a book that shines a light on the world of humanitarian aid, and that shows us the courage and resilience of the people who have to live, work and love in some of the most frightening situations in the world.

The Memoirs of Doctor Felix Kersten

by Dr Ernst Morwitz Konrad Maiden Dr Felix Kersten

This book, first published in English translation in 1947, is the fascinating autobiography of Dr. Felix Kersten, a Russian-born Finnish osteopath who tended to Heinrich Himmler in Germany during World War II and who contended he had obtained some amelioration of treatment of Jews and others.

Warfare in the Enemy’s Rear

by Otto Heilbrunn

This book, originally published in 1963, is a survey of history of special operations in World War II and in the Cold War, with substantial detailing on the elite Nazi Brandenburgers. The book covers tactics, techniques and procedures from various countries and how they wage special warfare in the enemies denied areas. A historically significant book in the study of modern special warfare, this title will appeal to the professional and armchair military historian and serving military personnel.

Malta Magnificent

by Maj. Francis Gerard

Malta Magnificent, written by Major Francis Gerard and first published in 1943, tells of the siege of Malta, one of the epic incidents in the world's history. For two years, the Luftwaffe was hurled against the island day and night, but Malta and its people stood indomitable and unshaken throughout, and the "George Cross Island" held. A gripping account.

Anxiety: A Short History

by Allan V. Horwitz

More people today report feeling anxious than ever before—even while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies. Almost one in five people experiences an anxiety disorder each year, and more than a quarter of the population admits to an anxiety condition at some point in their lives. Here Allan V. Horwitz, a sociologist of mental illness and mental health, narrates how this condition has been experienced, understood, and treated through the ages—from Hippocrates, through Freud, to today. Anxiety is rooted in an ancient part of the brain, and our ability to be anxious is inherited from species far more ancient than humans. Anxiety is often adaptive: it enables us to respond to threats. But when normal fear yields to what psychiatry categorizes as anxiety disorders, it becomes maladaptive. As Horwitz explores the history and multiple identities of anxiety—melancholia, nerves, neuroses, phobias, and so on—it becomes clear that every age has had its own anxieties and that culture plays a role in shaping how anxiety is expressed. -- Peter Conrad, Brandeis University

To Stalingrad and Alamein

by Strategicus

Beginning with the 1941-1942 Russian winter offensive, this volume of the history of the war by Strategicus carries the story up to the gates of Stalingrad and to the last defences of Egypt. As in previous volumes, this book contains chapters on the strategical and tactical bearing of developments on the sea and in the air."The period covered by the present volume saw major operations for the first time extend to the five continents. When Japan entered the war the German campaign had already died down and although Russia waged a persistent offensive against German positions during the winter it was a matter of what might be called 'task forces'. The mobility of a force during winter, in that period, varied inversely with its weight. Later on, however, Germany resumed her attempt to secure a decision in Russia while the Japanese offensive was still in full swing in the Far East. In May there even seemed to develop a terrible climax. Hitler, in that month, in the Crimea, began his summer offensive, while in North Africa he was again trying to defeat the Eighth Army, and Japan was reducing Corregidor, overrunning the Chinese airfields within raiding distance of Tokyo and fighting the battle of the Coral Sea. Madagascar was invaded by Britain and Russia attacked over a broad front towards the great centre of Kharkov."

The Boy on the Shed: A remarkable sporting memoir with a foreword by Alan Shearer

by Paul Ferris

Today was his first climb to the top. He knew if he was there, watching, then she would never leave him. Her name was Bernadette and he climbed the shed every day.~This is a not a football book, as such. Rather, it is a memoir by someone who happened to have superior ability at the sport during his formative years which led him on a remarkable journey. Paul Ferris became a professional footballer and at the age of 16 was the youngest ever to play in Newcastle United's first team. Coming from Northern Ireland and being a skilful winger with dancing feet, he was inevitably hailed as 'the new George Best'. But the story of his time in the game, particularly as a young player, is one of insecurity, injuries, uncertainty, fear and, ultimately, a failure to fulfil his hopes and dreams.The book opens in Lisburn, near Belfast. The Ferris family are Catholics in a predominantly Protestant town at the height of the 'Troubles'. Ferris re-lives his childhood and teens with brutal candour laced with black humour.The Boy on the Shed is a beautifully written account of a life, but it also lifts the lid on big personalities at Newcastle United.

Die Finite-Elemente-Methode für Anfänger

by Herbert Goering Hans-Görg Roos Lutz Tobiska

Die Finite-Elemente-Methode ist eine grundlegende mathematische Technik zur Behandlung von Differentialgleichungs- und Variationsproblemen, die in Physik und Mechanik, im Bau- und Ingenieurwesen sowie in Elektrotechnik und Mechatronik auftreten. Das vorliegende Buch ist die vierte Auflage des bewährten Standardwerks der drei Autoren. Es ist speziell für Naturwissenschaftler und Ingenieure geeignet, die die mathematischen Grundlagen der Methode kennenlernen wollen. Das Lehrbuch wurde gründlich überarbeitet, zudem u.a. durch Hinweise auf unstetige Galerkin-Methoden und verschiedene Varianten von a posteriori Fehlerabschätzungen sowie Literatur- und Softwareverweise auf den aktuellen Stand gebracht.

Die Invasion der Waschbären: und andere Expeditionen in die wilde Natur

by Michael Groß

Bald leben mehr als eine Million (!) Waschbären in unseren Wäldern und nicht nur da ? sie kommen uns auch in den Städten »besuchen«. Die putzigen Kerlchen können nichts dafür, denn wir sind an ihrer Verbreitung Schuld, da wir das ökologische Gleichgewicht der Natur gestört haben. Doch was genau ist eigentlich Ökologie jenseits von Ökostrom und Ökolabel? Hightech-Ameisen, hochintelligente Krähen und der Urzeit-Ginkgo Alles hängt mit allem zusammen: Gerät ein ökologisches Teilsystem aus dem Gleichgewicht, löst das oft eine Kettenreaktion aus. In dem Teil Zusammen leben fragt Michael Groß u. a., ob Schutzgebiete wirklich die bedrohten Arten schützen, erzählt über die Wanderschaft von Pflanzenschädlingen, die sich durch weltweite Handelsnetze auch global verbreiten, oder stellt einen Überlebenden der Dinosaurierzeit vor: den Ginkgo. Warum überlebte er damals das Massensterben der Arten? Kohlendioxidschwaden, Vibrationen, Magnetismus, Pedometer und noch vieles mehr: All das besitzt z. B. ein sehr kleines Lebewesen ? die Ameise. Sie findet mit dieser »Ausstattung« sogar in der Wüste wieder zu ihrem Nest zurück. Im Teil Aktiv leben stellt uns Groß diese kleinen tierischen Wunderwerke vor, berichtet aber auch von den hochintelligenten Krähen oder erzählt, wie das Krokodil seine Zähne bekam. Im Abschnitt Weiter leben gibt er einen Ausblick auf die unmittelbare Zukunft des Lebens auf der Erde, die immer stärker von menschlichen Aktivitäten geprägt wird: das Zeitalter des »Anthropozän« ist angebrochen!

Diabetes in Old Age (Fourth Edition)

by Trisha Dunning Alan J. Sinclair Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas Medha Munshi

This new edition of the popular and market-leading Diabetes in Old Age features up-to-date and comprehensive information about the key aspects of managing older people with diabetes, predominantly type 2 diabetes. With a strong evidence-based focus throughout, the entire range of issues surrounding diabetes and its many complications are covered, each with a clear focus on how they relate directly to the older patient. Varying approaches to optimizing diabetes care in the community, primary care and secondary care health care arenas are presented, and the importance of comprehensive functional assessment is emphasized. Coverage of areas unique to an ageing population of older people with diabetes such as falls management, frailty and sarcopenia, and cognitive dysfunction form a key cornerstone of the book. In every chapter, best practice points and key learning outcomes are provided, as well as published evidence bases for each major conclusion. Diabetes in Old Age, 4th edition is essential reading for diabetologists and endocrinologists, diabetes specialist nurses, primary care physicians, general physicians and geriatricians, podiatrists and dieticians with an interest in diabetes, as well as all health professionals engaged in the delivery of diabetes care to older people.

Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design IV

by Soshu Kirihara Sujanto Widjaja Waltraud M. Kriven Jingyang Wang Yanchun Zhou Andrew Gyekenyesi

Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 10 - Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design IV A collection of 25 papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in the Geopolymers and Chemically Bonded Ceramics (Focused Session 1); Thermal Management Materials and Technologies (Focused Sessoin 2); and Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics and Nano-laminated Ternary Carbides and Nitrides (MAX Phases) (Symposium 12).

Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design V

by Waltraud M. Kriven Jingyang Wang Yanchun Zhou Taejin Hwang Michael Halbig Kyoung Il Moon Charles A. Lewinsohn Dongming Zhu Andrew Gyekenyesi

This issue contains 31 papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26-31, 2014. This issue includes papers presented in the following Symposia and Focused Sessions: Symposium 2 – Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Structural, Environmental, and Functional Applications; Symposium 10 – Virtual Materials (Computational) Design and Ceramic Genome; Symposium 11 – Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for the Industrial Root Technology; Symposium 12 – Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics and Nanolaminated Ternary Carbides and Nitrides; Focused Session 1 - Geopolymers and Chemically Bonded Ceramics; Focused Session 2 – Advanced Ceramic Materials and Processing for Photonics and Energy; Focused Session 3 – Rare Earth Oxides for Energy, Optical and Biomedical Applications, Focused Session 4 – Ion-Transport Membranes; 3rd Global Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit; and the 3rd Annual Global Young Investigator Forum

Developments in Strategic Ceramic Materials

by Thomas Fischer Soshu Kirihara Waltraud M. Kriven Jingyang Wang Dongming Zhu

The Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding has been published by The American Ceramic Society since 1980. This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials, composites, solid oxide fuel cells, mechanical properties and structural design, advanced ceramic coatings, ceramic armor, porous ceramics, and more.

Designing Platform Independent Mobile Apps and Services

by Rocky Heckman

Presents strategies to designing platform agnostic mobile apps connected to cloud based services that can handle heavy loads of modern computing. Provides development patterns for platform agnostic app development and technologies. Includes recommended standards and structures for easy adoption. Covers portable and modular back-end architectures to support service agility and rapid development.

Deutschlands Energiezukunft: Kann die Energiewende gelingen?

by Manfred Popp

Deutschlands Energiezukunft Kann die Energiewende gelingen? Deutschlands Energiezukunft – wie wird sie aussehen? Mit der Energiewende hat sich Deutschland das neue und ehrgeizige Ziel gesetzt, bis zum Jahr 2050 eine klimaneutrale Energieversorgung zu verwirklichen. Kann das gelingen? Dieses Buch widmet sich der Entwicklung und den Möglichkeiten zur Deckung des Energiebedarfs der Welt sowie den Alternativen, die Deutschland zur Verfügung stehen. Der Autor verzichtet auf eine Polarisierung des Themas und gibt keine fertige Antwort auf die Frage nach Deutschlands Energiezukunft. Er will vielmehr den Leser in die Lage versetzen, sich ein eigenes Urteil bilden zu können über die Größe der Herausforderung, die Probleme, mit denen wir konfrontiert sind, und die Lösungswege, die uns offenstehen. Ergänzendes Material unter

Design That Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors (Third Edition)

by Myron A. Grant Janet R. Carpman

Design That Cares: Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors, 3rd Edition is the award-winning, essential textbook and guide for understanding and achieving customer-focused, evidence-based health care design excellence. This updated third edition includes new information about how all aspects of health facility design - site planning, architecture, interiors, product design, graphic design, and others - can meet the needs and reflect the preferences of customers: patients, family and visitors, as well as staff. The book takes readers on a journey through a typical health facility and discusses, in detail, at each stop along the way, how design can demonstrate care both for and about patients and visitors. Design that Cares provides the definitive roadmap to improving customer experience by design.

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