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Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 150117231X
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Contact by , Book Resume:

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.

Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics

Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780520912793
Author: Sarah Grey Thomason,Terrence Kaufman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics by Sarah Grey Thomason,Terrence Kaufman Book Resume:

Ten years of research back up the bold new theory advanced by authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the study of contact-induced language change from the neglect it has suffered in recent decades. The authors establish an important new framework for the historical analysis of all degrees of contact-induced language change.

Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534408983
Author: Mary H. K. Choi
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Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi Book Resume:

“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. For Penny Lee, high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she’d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to, you know, see each other.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 354031301X
Author: Peter J. Frosch,Torkil Menne,Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin
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Contact Dermatitis by Peter J. Frosch,Torkil Menne,Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin Book Resume:

It is an unusual event for a textbook covering such a national and international networks and the use of highly specialized field as contact dermatitis to be standardized methodology, a highly differentiated published in its fourth edition within a time period picture can now be painted; we know the major p- of 13 years. When the European and Environmental fessions at risk, as well as the influences of age and Contact Dermatitis Research Group was founded in various cofactors. This is a solid basis for preventive 1985,one of the major goals was to edit a textbook of measures. A new allergen, described in one center, high scientific standard written by renown experts can now be tested on a large scale in a short time and keep it regularly updated. The greatest danger period. If the data evaluation shows an unacceptably for a textbook is to become outdated – then it stays high rate of sensitization in the exposed population, on the bookshelf and is rarely consulted. The contin- regulatory measures will be undertaken to protect uous flow of new medicaments, the fascinating the consumer. A recent example is the “methyldib- improvements in diagnostic image analysis and ever- mo glutaronitrile story. ” changing operative procedures are the reasons for These and other issues of importance are covered considerable knowledge deficits in old textbooks, in depth in the newest edition of this textbook.

The Contact Lens Manual E-Book

The Contact Lens Manual E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0702046027
Author: Andrew Gasson,Judith A. Morris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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The Contact Lens Manual E-Book by Andrew Gasson,Judith A. Morris Book Resume:

The Contact Lens Manual continues to meet the needs of a new generation of optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners and students who require clear and reliable information for fitting a complete range of contact lenses. The fourth edition of this best-selling classic, now in full colour throughout, provides the most up-to-date guidance in all aspects of today’s lenses in a practical and easy to use manual. Featuring new developments in lens types, care regimes and current practices, this manual offers a complete package to help readers expand their lens knowledge, improve fitting and optimise patient care. The authors use a down-to-earth practical approach to distil years of experience into one handy volume. A bullet point style makes the information easily accessible. Key information is presented so it can be quickly located. Practical tips, clinical pearls, helpful advice, and warnings are presented in boxes so readers can see at a glance what to do. Features updates to all chapters and lens types with a wealth of new information on silicone hydrogels, toric soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable fitting and patient after care. Presents a new chapter on dry eyes with expert guidance on treatment and practical management advice. Includes an expanded illustration programme and page design with full colour throughout including colour-coded sections and boxes to highlight key information for easier learning.

Rome and China

Rome and China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131528071X
Author: Hyun Jin Kim,Samuel N.C. Lieu,Raoul McLaughlin
Publisher: Routledge
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Rome and China by Hyun Jin Kim,Samuel N.C. Lieu,Raoul McLaughlin Book Resume:

Rome and China provides an updated history and analysis of contacts and mutual influence between two of ancient Eurasia’s most prominent imperial powers, Rome and China. It highlights the extraordinary interconnectivity of ancient Eurasia which allowed for actual contacts between Rome and China (however fleeting) and examines in detail the influences from both ends of Eurasia which had cultural and political consequences for both Rome and China. This volume will be of interest to anyone working on the Roman Empire, Inner Asia, the Silk Routes and China in the Classical and Late Antique periods.

Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English

Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9027269939
Author: Simone E. Pfenninger,Olga Timofeeva,Anne-Christine Gardner,Alpo Honkapohja,Marianne Hundt,Daniel Schreier
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Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English by Simone E. Pfenninger,Olga Timofeeva,Anne-Christine Gardner,Alpo Honkapohja,Marianne Hundt,Daniel Schreier Book Resume:

The papers in this volume aim at facilitating exchange between three fields of inquiry that are of great importance in historical linguistics: language change, (socio)linguistic research on variation, and contact linguistics. Drawing on a range of recently-developed methodological innovations, such as methods for quantifying the linguistic variation (that is a prerequisite for language change) or new corpus-based methods for investigating text-type variation, the contributors are able to trace linguistic change in different periods and contact situations, demonstrate how variation occurs, and in how far language change results out of this variation. Thus, the chapters go beyond core issues of language variation and change, focusing on the boundary between word and grammar, discourse and ideology in the history of the English language.

Bodies in Contact

Bodies in Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0822386453
Author: Antoinette Burton,Tony Ballantyne
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Bodies in Contact by Antoinette Burton,Tony Ballantyne Book Resume:

From portrayals of African women’s bodies in early modern European travel accounts to the relation between celibacy and Indian nationalism to the fate of the Korean “comfort women” forced into prostitution by the occupying Japanese army during the Second World War, the essays collected in Bodies in Contact demonstrate how a focus on the body as a site of cultural encounter provides essential insights into world history. Together these essays reveal the “body as contact zone” as a powerful analytic rubric for interpreting the mechanisms and legacies of colonialism and illuminating how attention to gender alters understandings of world history. Rather than privileging the operations of the Foreign Office or gentlemanly capitalists, these historical studies render the home, the street, the school, the club, and the marketplace visible as sites of imperial ideologies. Bodies in Contact brings together important scholarship on colonial gender studies gathered from journals around the world. Breaking with approaches to world history as the history of “the West and the rest,” the contributors offer a panoramic perspective. They examine aspects of imperial regimes including the Ottoman, Mughal, Soviet, British, Han, and Spanish, over a span of six hundred years—from the fifteenth century through the mid-twentieth. Discussing subjects as diverse as slavery and travel, ecclesiastical colonialism and military occupation, marriage and property, nationalism and football, immigration and temperance, Bodies in Contact puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of the “master narratives” of imperialism and world history. Contributors. Joseph S. Alter, Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Elisa Camiscioli, Mary Ann Fay, Carter Vaughn Findley, Heidi Gengenbach, Shoshana Keller, Hyun Sook Kim, Mire Koikari, Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Melani McAlister, Patrick McDevitt, Jennifer L. Morgan, Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Rosalind O’Hanlon, Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Fiona Paisley, Adele Perry, Sean Quinlan, Mrinalini Sinha, Emma Jinhua Teng, Julia C. Wells

Finite Element Analysis of Beam-to-Beam Contact

Finite Element Analysis of Beam-to-Beam Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9783642129407
Author: Przemyslaw Litewka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Finite Element Analysis of Beam-to-Beam Contact by Przemyslaw Litewka Book Resume:

Phenomena occurring during a contact of two bodies are encountered in everyday life. In reality almost every type of motion is related to frictional contact between a moving body and a ground. Moreover, modeling of simple and more complex processes as nailing, cutting, vacuum pressing, movement of machines and their elements, rolling or, finally, a numerical simulation of car crash tests, requires taking contact into account. Therefore, its analysis has been a subject of many research efforts for a long time now. However, it is author’s opinion that there are relatively few efforts related to contact between structural elements, like beams, plates or shells. The purpose of this work is to fill this gap. It concerns the beam-to-beam contact as a specific case of the 3D solids contact. A numerical formulation of frictional contact for beams with two shapes of cross-section is derived. Further, a couple of effective methods for modeling of smooth curves representing beam axes are presented. A part of the book is also devoted to analyze some aspects of thermo-electro-mechanical coupling in contact of thermal and electric conductors. Analyses in every chapter are illustrated with numerical examples showing the performance of derived contact finite elements.

Framing First Contact

Framing First Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0806168226
Author: Kate Elliott
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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Framing First Contact by Kate Elliott Book Resume:

Representations of first contact—the first meetings of European explorers and Native Americans—have always had a central place in our nation’s historical and visual record. They have also had a key role in shaping and interpreting that record. In Framing First Contact author Kate Elliott looks at paintings by artists from George Catlin to Charles M. Russell and explores what first contact images tell us about the process of constructing national myths—and how those myths acquired different meanings at different points in our nation’s history. First contact images, with their focus on beginnings rather than conclusive action or determined outcomes, might depict historical events in a variety of ways. Elliott argues that nineteenth-century artists, responding to the ambiguity and indeterminacy of the subject, used the visualized space between cultures meeting for the first time to address critical contemporary questions and anxieties. Taking works from the 1840s through the 1910s as case studies—paintings by Robert W. Weir, Thomas Moran, and Albert Bierstadt, along with Catlin and Russell—Elliott shows how many first contact representations, especially those commissioned and conceived as official history, speak blatantly of conquest, racial superiority, and imperialism. Yet others communicate more nuanced messages that might surprise contemporary viewers. Elliott suggests it was the very openness of the subject of first contact that allowed artists, consciously or not, to speak of contemporary issues beyond imperialism and conquest. Uncovering those issues, Framing First Contact forces us to think about why we tell the stories we do, and why those stories matter.

First Contact

First Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982143649
Author: J.M. Dillard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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First Contact by J.M. Dillard Book Resume:

The official novelization of the widely acclaimed major motion picture based on Star Trek: The Next Generation! From the deepest, darkest reaches of space came the greatest threat the United Federation of Planets had ever faced: the Borg, a half-organic, half-mechanical species relentlessly bent on conquering and “assimilating” all intelligent life into their collective. Only through the courage and determination of the USS Enterprise crew was Captain Jean-Luc Picard able to be rescued from his own abduction and assimilation by the Borg and this alien menace prevented from destroying Earth itself. Now, several years later, the Borg are back and more dangerous than ever, launching a new attack against the heart of the Federation—one that simultaneously threatens Earth’s past, present, and future. As Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew risk their lives alongside unexpected allies, they must all stand against their greatest foe in a startling confrontation across time, even as the Borg Collective’s deadliest secret and its true face are finally revealed…

Networks of Contact

Networks of Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0889200076
Author: Grace Anderson
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Networks of Contact by Grace Anderson Book Resume:

“We are making an interesting break with conventional sociology.... In recent years sociologists, anthropologists, and other students of social behaviour have made considerable use of the network metaphor ... as a peg, as a witching wand, and as a blueprint.” –from the Preface by Charles Tilly

The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199945101
Author: Anthony P. Grant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact by Anthony P. Grant Book Resume:

Every language has been influenced in some way by other languages. In many cases, this influence is reflected in words which have been absorbed from other languages as the names for newer items or ideas, such as perestroika, manga, or intifada (from Russian, Japanese, and Arabic respectively). In other cases, the influence of other languages goes deeper, and includes the addition of new sounds, grammatical forms, and idioms to the pre-existing language. For example, English's structure has been shaped in such a way by the effects of Norse, French, Latin, and Celtic--though English is not alone in its openness to these influences. Any features can potentially be transferred from one language to another if the sociolinguistic and structural circumstances allow for it. Further, new languages--pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages--can come into being as the result of language contact. In thirty-three chapters, The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact examines the various forms of contact-induced linguistic change and the levels of language which have provided instances of these influences. In addition, it provides accounts of how language contact has affected some twenty languages, spoken and signed, from all parts of the world. Chapters are written by experts and native-speakers from years of research and fieldwork. Ultimately, this Handbook provides an authoritative account of the possibilities and products of contact-induced linguistic change.

Stability and Divergence in Language Contact

Stability and Divergence in Language Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9027269556
Author: Kurt Braunmüller,Steffen Höder,Karoline Kühl
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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Stability and Divergence in Language Contact by Kurt Braunmüller,Steffen Höder,Karoline Kühl Book Resume:

Convergence, i.e. the increase of inter-systemic similarities, is usually considered the default development in language contact situations. This volume focuses on the other logical possibilities of diachronic development, namely stability and divergence – two well-attested, but under-researched phenomena. The contributions investigate the sociolinguistic and structural factors and mechanisms that lead to or at least reinforce both types of non-convergence, despite of language contact. The contributions cover a wide range of language contact situations, including standard and non-standard varieties.

Contact Lenses E-Book

Contact Lenses E-Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0702071692
Author: Anthony J. Phillips,Lynne Speedwell
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Contact Lenses E-Book by Anthony J. Phillips,Lynne Speedwell Book Resume:

Completely revised with the latest advances, evidence, and standards needed for everyday practice, Contact Lenses, 6th Edition, remains a definitive work on this multi-faceted topic, ideal for optometrists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmologists, and contact lens practitioners. This classic, superbly designed text is perfectly suited for health care professionals, providing all of the essential knowledge needed in one convenient volume. Provides up-to-date, authoritative information on contact lens materials and lens types, treatment in contact lens and tear film complications, and myopia correction and contact lenses for abnormal ocular conditions. Discusses current topics such as miniscleral lenses, keratoconus, corneal cross linking, and paediatric, cosmetic and prosthetic contact lenses. Contains high-quality line diagrams and clinical illustrations to highlight key points in the text. Focuses on the evidence behind contact lens practice, enabling you to make informed choices about the care you give to your patients.

Particles in Contact

Particles in Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030158993
Author: Sergiy Antonyuk
Publisher: Springer
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Particles in Contact by Sergiy Antonyuk Book Resume:

This book contains the latest scientific findings in the area of granular materials, their physical fundamentals and applications in particle technology focused on the description of interactions of fine adhesive particles.In collaboration between physicists, chemists, mathematicians and mechanics and process engineers from 24 universities, new theories and methods for multiscale modeling and reliable measurement of particles are developed, with a focus on:• Basic physical-chemical processes in the contact zone: particle-particle and particle-wall contacts,• Particle collisions and their dynamics• Constitutive material laws for particle systems on the macro level.

Languages in Contact

Languages in Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9789042013223
Author: Dicky Gilbers,John A. Nerbonne,J. Schaeken
Publisher: Rodopi
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Languages in Contact by Dicky Gilbers,John A. Nerbonne,J. Schaeken Book Resume:

The present volume includes papers that were presented at the conference Languages in Contact at the University of Groningen (25-26 November 1999). The conference was held to celebrate the University of St. Petersburg's award of an honorary doctorate to Tjeerd de Graaf of Groningen. In general, the issues discussed in the articles involve pidgins and creoles, minorities and their languages, Diaspora situations, Sprachbund phenomena, extralinguistic correlates of variety in contact situations, problems of endangered languages and the typology of these languages. Special attention is paid to contact phenomena between languages of the Russian Empire / USSR / Russian Federation, their survival and the influence of Russian.

Thermal Contact Conductance

Thermal Contact Conductance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319012762
Author: Chakravarti V. Madhusudana
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Thermal Contact Conductance by Chakravarti V. Madhusudana Book Resume:

The work covers both theoretical and practical aspects of thermal contact conductance. The theoretical discussion focuses on heat transfer through spots, joints, and surfaces, as well as the role of interstitial materials (both planned and inadvertent). The practical discussion includes formulae and data that can be used in designing heat-transfer equipment for a variety of joints, including special geometries and configurations. All of the material has been updated to reflect the latest advances in the field.

Deaths After Police Contact

Deaths After Police Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137589671
Author: David Baker
Publisher: Springer
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Deaths After Police Contact by David Baker Book Resume:

This book investigates death after police contact in England and Wales in the twenty-first century. It examines how regulatory bodies construct accountability in such cases. Cases of death after police contact have the potential to cause deep unease in society. They highlight the unique role of the police in being legitimately able to use force whilst at the same time being expected to preserve life. People who are from Black, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, or have mental health issues, or are dependent on substances are disproportionately more likely to die in these cases, and this emphasises the sensitive nature of many of these deaths to society. Deaths after Police Contact examines police legitimacy and the legitimacy of police regulators in these cases. The book argues that accountability is produced by a relatively arbitrary system of regulation that investigates such deaths as individual cases, rather than attempting to learn lessons from annual trends and patterns that might prevent future deaths. It will be of great interest to scholars and upper-level students of policing and criminal justice.

The Handbook of Language Contact

The Handbook of Language Contact [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119485061
Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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The Handbook of Language Contact by Raymond Hickey Book Resume:

The second edition of the definitive reference on contact studies and linguistic change—provides extensive new research and original case studies Language contact is a dynamic area of contemporary linguistic research that studies how language changes when speakers of different languages interact. Accessibly structured into three sections, The Handbook of Language Contact explores the role of contact studies within the field of linguistics, the value of contact studies for language change research, and the relevance of language contact for sociolinguistics. This authoritative volume presents original findings and fresh research directions from an international team of prominent experts. Thirty-seven specially-commissioned chapters cover a broad range of topics and case studies of contact from around the world. Now in its second edition, this valuable reference has been extensively updated with new chapters on topics including globalization, language acquisition, creolization, code-switching, and genetic classification. Fresh case studies examine Romance, Indo-European, African, Mayan, and many other languages in both the past and the present. Addressing the major issues in the field of language contact studies, this volume: Includes a representative sample of individual studies which re-evaluate the role of language contact in the broader context of language and society Offers 23 new chapters written by leading scholars Examines language contact in different societies, including many in Africa and Asia Provides a cross-section of case studies drawing on languages across the world The Handbook of Language Contact, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for researchers, scholars, and students involved in language contact, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and language theory.