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π-Stacked Polymers and Molecules

by Tamaki Nakano

This book covers broad aspects of the chemistry of π-stacked polymers and low-molecular-weight molecules, from synthesis through theory It is intended for graduate students and researchers in academia and industry and consists of chapters written by renowned scientists who have made significant contributions to this field in the past decade π-Stacked polymers and low-molecular-weight molecules are expected to replace main-chain conjugated polymers such as polyacetylenes and polythiophenes as organic conducting and energy-transferring substances that are important as materials for photo-electronic applications π-Stacked polymers and molecules have significant advantages over main-chain conjugated polymers, i. e. , high solubility in solvents, large freedom in molecular design, and colorless nature.

1,001 ACT Practice Problems For Dummies

by Lisa Zimmer Hatch Scott A. Hatch

Features: 1,001 practice questions covering all sections of the test Detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every question Free one-year access to all 1,001 practice questions online: Track your progress, see where you need more help, and create customized question sets Study what, where, and when you want Score higher on the ACT Your ACT score is a very important factor in getting into college--and getting the money to pay for college. Improving your score by even a few points can make a big difference in the scholarships and financial aid that you receive. With that in mind, don't waste any time. Get practicing! Online... 1,001 questions modeled after actual ACT questions 300 English questions 295 math questions 200 reading questions 201 science questions 5 writing test questions On-the-go access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet Customizable practice sets for self-directed study 1-year access to all 1,001 practice questions online!

1 August 1943 - Today's Target Is Ploesti: A Departure From Doctrine

by Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Modrovsky

The focus of this paper will be on the 1 August 1943 bombing raid on the Ploesti oil field and refineries by an American task force composed of bombardment groups of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. The Ploesti raid stood apart from the rest of the war in the air. The idea for it, and the unusual tactics employed, came from the top; it generated from General Arnold's headquarters and was approved by President Roosevelt. Winston Churchill called Ploesti "the taproot of German might." It was not a part of any particular campaign, but was considered vital in itself. It was painstakingly planned and executed relatively quickly by the best-prepared and most experienced force available at the time. It was also fought with unparalleled bravery, the sole action of the war for which five Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded. The purpose in examining Ploesti is to first gain a complete understanding of the events leading to the planning for the raid, the raid itself, and finally the impact on the Germans in its aftermath. With this established, the intent is to assess the raid while keeping one fascinating question in mind - after building a doctrine for twenty years based on high altitude, daylight, precision bombing, why, in its first major bombing effort, did the United States "depart from doctrine" and conduct a low level bombing mission on Ploesti, the only low-level bombing mission conducted in the war?

10 Days in Mexico

by N. C. East

When Rachel set out on a working vacation to Mexico she never imagined how a chance encounter with a bunch of so-called criminals would change her life. Her entire view of the world is thrown for a loop when she falls for bad-boy Diego, who is nothing more than a victim of corruption and power. Together they hatch a plan that, if it goes off without a hitch, can give them the happily ever after they have both dreamed of, but if they fail, Diego's life is at stake.

10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management

by Hyrum W. Smith

Written for anyone who suffers from "time famine", this essential handbook provides simple, effective methods for successfully taking control of one's hours--and one's life. Smith shows how, by managing time better, anyone can lead a happier, more confident and fulfilled life.

100 Best-Loved Poems

by Philip Smith

Popular, well-known poetry: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" "Death, be not proud," "The Raven," "The Road Not Taken," plus works by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Shelley, Emerson, Browning, Keats, Kipling, Sandburg, Pound, Auden, Thomas, and many others. Includes 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Fog," "Chicago," "Jabberwocky," "O Captain! My Captain!" "The Road Not Taken," "Musee des Beaux Arts," "Ozymandias," "Sonnet 73," "The Raven," "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter."

100 Chemical Myths

by Tamás Gunda Gábor Lente Dezső Csupor Lajos Kovács

100 Chemical Myths deals with popular yet largely untrue misconceptions and misunderstandings related to chemistry. It contains lucid and concise explanations cut through fallacies and urban legends that are universally relevant to a global audience. A wide range of chemical myths are explored in these areas; food, medicines, catastrophes, chemicals, and environmental problems. Connections to popular culture, literature, movies, and cultural history hold the reader's interest whilst key concepts are beautifully annotated with illustrations to facilitate the understanding of unfamiliar material. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to individuals without a formal chemistry background to fledgling undergraduate chemists to seasoned researchers and beyond.

100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food

by Lisa Leake

In her first cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food, Lisa Leake revealed how simple it is to think out of the box in the kitchen by replacing unhealthy prepackaged and processed foods with "real food"--mouthwatering meals made with wholesome and familiar ingredients. Now, Lisa is back with 100 quick-and-easy recipes and simple cheat sheets that will work with every family's busy lifestyle. 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous gives Lisa's devoted fans and newcomers exactly what they want, quick and tasty favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and even snacks that are a snap to make. Inside you'll find recipes sure to please everyone, from Cinnamon Raisin Scones, Couscous and Tomato Salad, and Corn Muffins to Citrus Salad With Crispy Quinoa, Honeydew Green Smoothie, and Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup to Easy Fish Tacos, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, and Chocolate Banana Pops. While some dishes are blog favorites, seventy-five percent are brand new. Along with these family-friendly recipes, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous incorporates ideas for adult, big-kid, and little-kid packed lunches and new seasonal meal plans and shopping lists--everything you need for accessible, quick, and real home cooking. Lisa also includes a "CliffsNotes"-style resource section packed with easy guidelines on how to buy real food, supermarket staples (including her Top 10 Shopping Lists by Store), the truth behind more than a dozen grocery store myths, and other handy kitchen tips (such as food prep guides and storage cheat sheets). Making and enjoying healthy meals the whole family will love doesn't have to be difficult, boring, or expensive. With this essential cookbook, illustrated with color photos for every single recipe, you'll see just how fast and fabulous good home-cooked meals can be.

100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use it

by David Niven

The Simple Science of a Healthy LifeFrom fitness to diets to emotional health and longevity, what do people who feel and look healthy do differently than those who are overtired, depressed, or out of shape? Every day we face an avalanche of studies and statistics that tell us what we should or shouldn't eat, how long we need to exercise, or how to protect ourselves from secondhand smoke and the harmful rays from the sun. Not only are these studies often contradictory, but the actual scientific information is usually inaccessible.Moving beyond the myths and misinformation, the advice in these pages is not based on one person's opinions or one expert's study. For the first time the research available on the health of average Americans has been distilled into one hundred essential ways that we can become healthier and happier. Each of the core findings is accompanied by a real life example showing these results in action.Eat more often. Oxford University researchers found that people who ate five or six times a day had a 5 percent lower total cholesterol than average and were 45 percent more likely to be able to sustain their target weight than people who ate once or twice a day.Who says caffeine is bad for you? The majority of scientific evidence shows that, for a healthy adult, moderate quantities of caffeine (about three cups of coffee per day) pose no significant health risks.Home sweet home. People who described their home lives as satisfying were 24 percent more likely to live beyond normal life expectancy, according to a UCLA study.

100 Weekend Projects Anyone Can Do: Easy, practical projects using basic tools and standard materials

by Editors at The Family Handyman

uild fashionable, functional, inexpensive indoor and backyard furniture--even if you're a complete beginner. These are realistic projects for the average weekend warrior that require no great skills, just normal tools you already have and easy-to-buy materials available at any home store. Here's a small sample of what's inside: Build a simple-but-stylish bookcase Cut garage clutter with oversized shelves Double your closet space with easy accessories Build a rock-solid workbench in 3 hours Maximize kitchen storage with clever cabinet inserts Build backyard furniture, a garden arbor, planters and more! Benches, garden and deck chairs Outdoor storage Quick projects like bird houses, handy hints, and more

1001 Easy German Phrases

by Prof. M. Charlotte Wolf

The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Germany and other places where the German language is spoken, this book offers fast, effective communication. More than 1,000 basic words, phrases, and sentences cover everything from asking directions and renting a car to ordering dinner and finding a bank.Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, this inexpensive and easy-to-use book offers completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, and slang. The contents are arranged for speedy access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, services, medical and emergency situations, and other essential items. A handy phonetic pronunciation guide accompanies each phrase.

101 Champagne Cocktails

by Kim Haasarud Alexandra Grablewski

"Corks popping, frothy liquid flowing, a cold crispy freshness . . . nothing quite so perfectly reflects the notion of 'the best in life.' This is a book for celebrants. It's a book for romantics. It's a book for the entertainer who wants a light, fresh concoction that can bring people together to accent the joys of the day. So break out the bubbly and toast!" -From 101 Champagne Cocktails

101 Chillies to Try Before You Die

by David Floyd

Work your way up the Scoville scale with 101 Chillies to Try Before You Die. With fun facts, stats, recipes and much more, this is the ultimate challenge for those who love to test their taste buds.Expertly chosen chillies to blow your mind.Extreme stats and facts for heat fanatics.Not suitable for the faint-hearted or weak-tongued.

101 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks

by Bill Tarr

This abundantly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers beginning magicians expert advice for successfully performing over 100 tricks, each graded according to difficulty. Requiring neither sleight of hand nor complex props, these fascinating tricks can all be performed with everyday objects.Step-by-step instructions, complemented by nearly 400 explanatory illustrations, show you how to master such all-time classics as The Inexhaustible Hat, The Cut and Restored Turban, Dyeing the Silks, The Chinese Rings, and The Vanishing Bowl of Water. You'll also learn to perform the mystifying manipulations of The Rising Cards, The Telltale Card, and The Impossible Location and to execute such quick tricks as The Invisible Lasso, Steel through Steel, and The Indestructible Handkerchief. With this book as your guide, you'll even master such baffling exploits of mental magic as Fingers That See, The Great Telephone Trick, Magic Squares, Super Memory, and dozens more. In addition to complete instructions, the text includes a glossary of professional terms, notes on constructing necessary props, and a brief but fascinating section on great magicians, past and present.Like many magicians, author Bill Tarr has been performing since an early age. In this book, his enthusiasm, knowledge, and admiration for his subject are readily apparent. By following the expert advice and instructions he has put forth in this easy-to-follow guide, you'll soon be adept at a repertoire of tricks sure to dazzle friends and family alike.

101 Great American Poems

by The American Poetry Literacy Project

This book is designed to showcase the extraordinary richness and variety of American poetry in all its splendor. From formal odes and dialect verse to love sonnets and works of social protest, these poems cover more than 350 years of American culture and history.

101 Inclusive and SEN Maths Lessons: Fun Activities and Lesson Plans for P Level Learning

by Kate Bradley Claire Brewer

Create an inclusive classroom for all through engaging maths activities such as Shape Bingo, Cake Splat! and Fruity Fractions, all of which have been matched to the UK National Curriculum P Levels 4 - 8. Tailored to the specific P Level, each lesson plan includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to help support children's understanding. When working with children, and especially those with SEN, lessons need to meet their interests as well as their needs by containing visual stimulus, movement and fine and gross motor skills, and the activities in this book have been specifically designed with this in mind. This straightforward and practical book offers you 101 creative classroom activities for teaching maths to pupils who are achieving at P Levels 4 - 8 and Key Stage One as well as mapping the range of additional skills they will acquire.

101 Needlepoint Stitches and How to Use Them: Fully Illustrated with Photographs and Diagrams

by Hope Hanley

Tired of doing the same basic stitches over and over again? Noted designer Hope Hanley can help you bring new excitement and beauty to your needlepoint in more than a hundred different ways. In this practical, extremely well-organized guide she presents a treasury of 101 decorative stitches, with an easy-to-read chart and an actual-size photograph for each one.Only stitches which adequately cover the canvas have been included in this versatile collection. In Tapestry no warp threads are allowed to show through, so why let canvas show in needlepoint? Enhance and individualize your needlepoint projects with expert advice on a host of exquisite stitches: rep stitch; fancy cross stitch; Renaissance stitch; cross stitch; Herringbone stitch; shaded stripe stitch; double stitch; mosaic stitch; French stitch; Greek stitch; velvet stitch; closed cat stitch; and scores more.The author explains precisely where and how to make best use of each stitch (as a filling stitch in small areas, as a background or a grounding pattern), and tells whether each is slow or quick to work up and whether it's best on mono or two-thread canvas. No stitch combinations have been included, just the fundamental stitch. Think up your own combinations -- there are hundreds of them!Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced needleworker, give your needlepoint a vibrant new look with this modestly priced, indispensable reference work.

10th International Conference on Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications

by Emilio Corchado Héctor Quintián Bruno Baruque Javier Sedano Álvaro Herrero

This volume of Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing contains accepted papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications (SOCO 2015), held in the beautiful and historic city of Burgos (Spain), in June 2015. Soft computing represents a collection or set of computational techniques in machine learning, computer science and some engineering disciplines, which investigate, simulate and analyze very complex issues and phenomena. This Conference is mainly focused on its industrial and environmental applications. After a through peer-review process, the SOCO 2015 International Program Committee selected 41 papers, written by authors from 15 different countries. These papers are published in present conference proceedings, achieving an acceptance rate of 40%. The selection of papers was extremely rigorous in order to maintain the high quality of the conference and we would like to thank the members of the International Program Committees for their hard work during the review process. This is a crucial issue for creation of a high standard conference and the SOCO conference would not exist without their help.

The 11th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines

by Ion Visa

The general topic of the symposium follows mechanisms development through all stages of conception, modeling, analysis, synthesis and control to advanced product design. This volume brings together the latest results in the field and celebrates a series of conferences that has been running for 40 years. The contributors and the editor are world leaders in their field.

12 Courses

by Em Lynley

A Novella in the Delectable SeriesThom Kennedy Leyton returns to San Francisco to take up the reins of Graze, one of the city's best restaurants, years after he lost his job when his innovative new set of recipes was stolen. Thom's loss of self-esteem eventually caused his boyfriend, Blake Warner, to end their relationship, sending Thom into a deep depression. Now, cured of fifty excess pounds and any attraction to Blake, Thom's back in town. Blake catches him off guard when he visits Graze several days in a row, and Thom lets himself get caught up in Blake's allure, despite knowing better. Thom juggles a renewed relationship with Blake, a Christmas visit from his parents, and an important holiday menu based on a Twelve Days of Christmas theme. When an old acquaintance reveals that Blake knows more about the theft of the recipes than he lets on, Thom doesn't know whom to trust. But the truth isn't quite that simple, and Thom won't be able to decide if Blake deserves a place in his life until he learns exactly what happened years ago.

121 Express

by Monique Polak

The students of the 121 Express are infamous for bad behavior and Lucas knows his role on the bus will determine his social standing at his new school. Lucas is tired of being one of the nerds. When he attracts the negative attention of the cool troublemakers, he saves himself by teasing another kid. His ploy works and soon Lucas is right in the center of the mayhem on the bus. He loves his new found popularity, but when the fun and games push the bus driver to a nervous collapse and hospitalizes an elderly lady, Lucas begins to question his choices.

1222: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Eight

by Anne Holt

From Norway's bestselling female crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel in Norway, where guests stranded during a monumental snowstorm start turning up dead. A TRAIN ON ITS WAY to the northern reaches of Norway derails during a massive blizzard, 1,222 meters above sea level. The passengers abandon the train for a nearby hotel, centuries-old and practically empty, except for the staff. With plenty of food and shelter from the storm, the passengers think they are safe, until one of them is found dead the next morning. With no sign of rescue, and the storm continuing to rage, retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is asked to investigate. Paralysed by a bullet lodged in her spine, Hanne has no desire to get involved. But she is slowly coaxed back into her old habits as her curiosity and natural talent for observation force her to take an interest in the passengers and their secrets. When another body turns up, Hanne realizes that time is running out, and she must act fast before panic takes over. Complicating things is the presence of a mysterious guest, who had travelled in a private rail car at the end of the train and was evacuated first to the top floor of the hotel. No one knows who the guest is, or why armed guards are needed, but it is making everyone uneasy. Hanne has her suspicions, but she keeps them to herself. Trapped in her wheelchair, trapped by the storm, and now trapped with a killer, Hanne must fit the pieces of the puzzle together before the killer strikes again.

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Aron Ralston

On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and hallucinating by day. Finally, he faced the most terrible decision of his life: braking the bones in his wrist by snapping them against the boulder, he hacked through the skin, and finally succeeded in amputating his right hand and wrist. The ordeal, however, was only beginning. He still faced a 60-foot rappell to freedom, and a walk of several hours back to his car - along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arms tourniqued, and blood-loss almost critical, they heard above them the whir of helicopter blades; just in time, Aron was rescued and rushed to hospital. Since that day, Aron has had a remarkable recovery. He is back out on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he speaks to select groups on his ordeal and rescue; and amazingly, he is upbeat, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet him. This is the account of those five days, of the years that led up to them, and where he goes from here. It is narrative non-fiction at its most compelling.

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Aron Ralston

On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and hallucinating by day. Finally, he faced the most terrible decision of his life: braking the bones in his wrist by snapping them against the boulder, he hacked through the skin, and finally succeeded in amputating his right hand and wrist. The ordeal, however, was only beginning. He still faced a 60-foot rappell to freedom, and a walk of several hours back to his car - along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arms tourniqued, and blood-loss almost critical, they heard above them the whir of helicopter blades; just in time, Aron was rescued and rushed to hospital. Since that day, Aron has had a remarkable recovery. He is back out on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he speaks to select groups on his ordeal and rescue; and amazingly, he is upbeat, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet him. This is the account of those five days, of the years that led up to them, and where he goes from here. It is narrative non-fiction at its most compelling.

150 Favorite Crochet Designs

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

This rich treasury of popular crochet designs, selected from vintage thread company leaflets, includes 150 patterns favored by crocheters during the first half of the 20th century. Included are eye-catching designs for creating a host of attractive domestic accessories: tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, edgings, and other pieces. All designs are accompanied by a complete list of necessary materials, while detailed row-by-row instructions guide beginning and advanced needleworkers through each step of the crocheting process.Choose from heirloom-quality patterns including lovely lace edgings that will bring a touch of glamour to table linens, bedcovers, and the necklines of sweaters and blouses. You'll find a simple yet elegant Main Line tablecloth, revealing a charming filet-crochet motif of floral and foliated designs; a splendid bedspread composed of dainty diamond- and octagon-shaped motifs; and a wealth other attractive patterns.With this inexpensive collection at your fingertips you can be sure of finding the project that's just right for you. Best of all, expert instructions make it easy to create beautiful crocheted pieces you'll cherish for years to come.

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