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German E-boats 1939–45

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By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much of a threat, Germany was particularly well served by her Navy's smaller vessels, in particular the U-Boats and the S-Boats. Known to the allies as the E-Boats ('Enemy'), they performed sterling duties in the Black Sea and English Channel, where they became a particular scourge.

Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017

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Author: Benjamin Perkins,Jacob Vibe Hammer,Jon D. Reid
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017 by Benjamin Perkins,Jacob Vibe Hammer,Jon D. Reid Book Resume:

Easily get started programming using the ultra-versatile C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017 is the beginner’s ultimate guide to the world’s most popular programming language. Whether you’re new to programming entirely, or just new to C#, there has never been a better time to get started. The new C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 updates feature a number of new tools and features that streamline the workflow, simplify the code, and make it easier than ever to build high-quality apps. This book walks you through everything you need to know, starting from the very basics, to have you programming in no time. You’ll learn about variables, flow control, and object oriented programming, then move into Web and Windows programming as well as databases and XML. The companion website provides downloadable code examples, and practical Try It Out sections provide explicit, step-by-step instructions for writing your own useful, customizable code. C# 7 can be used to build Windows applications, program Windows 10, and write Web apps when used alongside ASP.NET. With programming skills becoming de rigueur in fields far beyond the tech world, C# 7 is a great place to start building versatile, helpful skills. This book gets you started quickly and easily with instruction from a master-team of C# programmers. Learn how to program using the world’s leading programming language Build smarter, faster apps using the latest features in C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 Find and fix bugs sooner, saving headaches down the line Integrate with all .NET Core, Azure applications, cloud services, Docker containers, and more The world of programming can seem intimidating to a beginner, and the prospect of learning a whole new “language” can seem daunting. Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017 demystifies the process and shows you how to bring your ideas to life.

Beginning Visual C# 2012 Programming

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Author: Karli Watson,Jacob Vibe Hammer,Jon D. Reid,Morgan Skinner,Daniel Kemper,Christian Nagel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Beginning Visual C# 2012 Programming by Karli Watson,Jacob Vibe Hammer,Jon D. Reid,Morgan Skinner,Daniel Kemper,Christian Nagel Book Resume:

Step-by-step beginner’s guide to Visual C# 2012 Written for novice programmers who want to learn programming with C# and the .NET framework, this book offers programming basics such as variables, flow control, and object oriented programming. It then moves into web and Windows programming and data access (databases and XML). The authors focus on the tool that beginners use most often to program C#, the Visual C# 2012 development environment in Visual Studio 2012. Puts the spotlight on key beginning level topics with easy-to-follow instructions for Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Explores how to program for variables, expressions, flow control, and functions Explains the debugging process and error handling as well as object oriented programming, and much more Beginning Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Programming offers beginners a guide to writing effective programming code following simple step-by-step methods, each followed by the opportunity to try out newly acquired skills.

Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century

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Author: Stephan Gerhard Huber
Publisher: CRC Press
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Preparing School Leaders for the 21st Century by Stephan Gerhard Huber Book Resume:

The quality and success of schools depend upon school leadership. Increasingly, in many countries worldwide, this belief has led to designing and implementing appropriate training and development programs for educational leaders. In an international comparative research project, current school leader training and development programs in fiftee

Basic Concept of Abacus: Part -1

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Author: Amar Bara Khatua
Publisher: Brahmee Publications
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Basic Concept of Abacus: Part -1 by Amar Bara Khatua Book Resume:

I am happy to present this book to the students who wish to learn abacus and wish to appear in the objective type competitive examination. In such examinations, the students are required to solve the problems in limited time. The conventional method of solving the mathematical problems in not only time consuming but also prone to mistakes because of lengthy methods involved. This book explains the short cut method through abacus and integrating approach of Vedic mathematics method and abacus method of solving the problems in faster way. For the convenience of students and easy understanding, the basic approach of abacus is divided various chapters of learning and each chapters are again divided in to various steps. This book covers basic terminology of abacus, formulae in abacus and their applications in performing the basic operations of mathematics, including additions, subtractions, multiplications and division. Each chapter contains rules, formulae, examples of solution with step by step approach and exercises for practices.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator and Engireer (RHCSA / RHCE) RHEL 6

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Author: Asghar Ghori
Publisher: Endeavor Technologies Inc.
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Red Hat Certified System Administrator and Engireer (RHCSA / RHCE) RHEL 6 by Asghar Ghori Book Resume:

Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6), this guide covers all official exam objectives and includes more than 100 exercises, more than 550 exam review questions, more than 70 practice labs, and two sample exams.

The Power of Unfair Advantage

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Author: John L. Nesheim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A Silicon Valley veteran and author of the bestseller High Tech Start Up reveals the nature of unfair advantage -- that holy grail for every company, the mysterious quality that separates successful businesses from the nine out of ten that fail -- and then shows how to create an unfair advantage, build it into a business plan, and use it to maximum effect. Nesheim's first book, originally self-published during Silicon Valley's wild west days in the 1990s, quickly moved from underground hit to business bestseller. He witnessed the incredible highs and lows of the Internet bubble, and he got an intimate look at why some companies weathered the storm while others went under. Now, in The Power of Unfair Advantage, Nesheim shows you how to bring the pioneer spirit to your new enterprise -- whether you are starting a new company or trying to breathe new life into an old dog. Unfair advantage is an enduring but often overlooked dynamic and a crucial aspect of any successful business endeavor. To show you how to attain unfair advantage over your competitors, he begins with a clear model: Outsource everything you are not good at, concentrate on those things that can be differentiated, and strive for a unique, consistent difference that cannot be copied. Integrating these maxims with other essential elements, he demonstrates, with dozens of case studies, how to orchestrate unfair advantage through marketing, sales, engineering, and operations. Unfair advantage can take many forms. Pager maker RIM rocketed to the top of the mobile wireless email market with Blackberry by employing an unfair advantage that it alone possessed -- pager technology and pager infrastructure. Alternately, an unfair advantage can come from a unique relationship with a strategic alliance partner, as when Flextronics pulled Handspring out of a life-threatening crisis. The Power of Unfair Advantage is an essential handbook for every manager who is responsible for introducing a new product or service and every entrepreneur and would-be who plans to start a company. Unfair advantage is here to stay -- learn how to lasso its power, rise above the competition, and build a flourishing, long-lasting business.

China's Grain Production And Trade

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Author: Colin A. Carter
Publisher: Routledge
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China's Grain Production And Trade by Colin A. Carter Book Resume:

China, with over 20 percent of the earth's population, is both the world's largest producer and largest consumer of cereal grains. As a consequence, the supply and demand of grain in China will have a major impact on the world food trade. In this comprehensive study of China's grain production and trade, Colin A. Carter and Fu-Ning Zhong trace the

Ancient Egyptian Science

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Author: Marshall Clagett
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
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Ancient Egyptian Science by Marshall Clagett Book Resume:

This volume is part of Marshall Clagett's three-volume study of the various aspects of science of Ancient Egypt. Volume Two covers calendars, clocks, and astonomical monuments. Within each area of treatment there is a fair chronology evident as benefits a historical work covering three millenia of activity. Includes more than 100 illustrations of documents and scientific objects.

The Economies Of The West Bank And Gaza Strip

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Author: Fawzi A Gharaibeh
Publisher: Routledge
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The Economies Of The West Bank And Gaza Strip by Fawzi A Gharaibeh Book Resume:

The creation of Israel called for the realignment of the West Bank and Gaza Strip economies with those of Jordan and Egypt. Subsequent conflicts have fostered economic uncertainties associated with occupation status, making investment in various sectors unattractive and hampering the prospects for development. Land expropriation, the growing number

Audel Plumbers Pocket Manual

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Author: Rex Miller,Mark Richard Miller,Joseph P. Almond, Sr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Audel Plumbers Pocket Manual by Rex Miller,Mark Richard Miller,Joseph P. Almond, Sr. Book Resume:

Here's the real plumber's friend This fully revised guide gives you plumbing essentials,illustrations, tips, shortcuts - the lowdown on brazing, soldering,pipe fittings, commercial water coolers, automatic bathroomsystems, and more. All this and much more * Includes tables, diagrams, and working drawings * Provides necessary math and metric information * Features a chapter on dental office plumbing * Explains and identifies the right plumbing tools for eachjob * Illustrates appropriate vents and venting methods * Covers the Sloan flush valve, Oasis water coolers, the Soventsystem, 1.6-gallon flush toilets, and solar system waterheaters * Useful for homeowners as well as plumbing professionals

Monograph of the Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae (Ciliophora, Hypotricha)

Monograph of the Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae (Ciliophora, Hypotricha) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Helmut Berger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Monograph of the Gonostomatidae and Kahliellidae (Ciliophora, Hypotricha) by Helmut Berger Book Resume:

The present monograph is the fourth of six volumes which review the Hypotricha, a major group of the spirotrichs. The book is about the Gonostomatidae, the Kahliellidae, and some taxa of unknown position in the hypotrichs. Gonostomum was previously misclassified in the Oxytrichidae because its type species Gonostomum affine has basically an 18-cirri pattern, which is dominant in the oxytrichids. A new hypothesis, considering also molecular data, postulates that this 18-cirri pattern evolved in the last common ancestor of the hypotrichs and therefore it appears throughout the Hypotricha tree. The simple dorsal kinety pattern, composed of only three bipolar dorsal kineties, and gene sequence analyses strongly suggest that Gonostomum branches off rather early in the phylogenetic tree. Thus, the Gonostomatidae, previously synonymised with the oxytrichids, are reactivated to include the name-bearing type genus and other genera (e.g., Paragonostomum, Wallackia, Cladotricha) which have the characteristic gonostomatid oral apparatus. The Kahliellidae are a rather vague group mainly defined via the preservation of parts of the parental infraciliature. The kahliellids preliminary comprise, besides the name-bearing type genus Kahliella, genera such as Parakahliella and its African pendant Afrokahliella or the monotypic Engelmanniella. In total 68 species distributed in 21 genera and subgenera are revised. As in the previous volumes almost all morphological, morphogenetic, molecular, faunistic, and ecological data, scattered in almost 700 papers, are compiled so that the four volumes (Oxytrichidae, Urostyloidea, Amphisiellidae and Trachelostylidae, Gonostomatidae and Kahliellida) provide a detailed insight into the biology of almost 500 species of hypotrichs. The series is an up-to-date overview about this highly interesting taxon of spirotrichous ciliates mainly addressed to taxonomists, cell biologists, ecologists, molecular biologists, and practitioners.

Potatoes

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Author: Douglas Horton
Publisher: CRC Press
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Potatoes by Douglas Horton Book Resume:

Although the potato is usually thought of as a temperate-zone crop, potato growing in the tropics and subtropics is spreading rapidly. In terms of the dollar value of the crop, this edible root now ranks fourth in the developing world after rice, wheat, and maize. Nevertheless, policymakers often underrate the importance of the potato as a source of employment, income, and food or they underestimate the potential benefits from expanding potato production and use. The payoff from applied research on potato cultivation in the tropics and subtropics is high due to the large body of scientific information from developed countries. This book summarizes the principles of potato production, distribution, and use. The essential facts about the potato as a crop, a commodity, and a food are discussed as well as the issues that scientists and policymakers should consider in setting priorities for implementing and assessing the impact of potato research and extension programs. A major premise of the book is that programs aiming to increase food supplies and reduce poverty through crop improvement need to consider not only production technology but also marketing strategies and consumption patterns. Adequate planning for agricultural research and development requires an understanding of how crops are grown, marketed, and used and of what potential benefits the new technologies can yield. Hence, effective crop improvement programs need both technical and socioeconomic expertise. The administrators and others responsible for implementing these programs must concern themselves with the policies that impinge on the adoption and consequences of new production methods so that their countries may reap the full benefits of an increased and stable food supply.

A Social-Psychological Perspective on Food-Related Behavior

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Author: Marta L. Axelson,David Brinberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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A Social-Psychological Perspective on Food-Related Behavior by Marta L. Axelson,David Brinberg Book Resume:

Many of the diseases which afflict people in an affluent society like the United States seem to be related to food consumption (e.g., adult-onset diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and colon cancer). In recent years, the health-related professions have become aware that their exclusive aim of disease treatment must be expanded to include health promotion. Professionals in food and nutrition, health education, social marketing, and psychology, as well as others have become interested in finding ways to promote healthy behaviors such as appropriate food consumption patterns. To modify food-related behavior, knowledge about why people eat what they eat is required. Both biological and sociocultural factors determine people's consumption behavior. This monograph, however, examines only the sociocultural determinants of individuals' food-related behaviors within their zone of biological indifference. The sociocultural variables are divided into two major categories - sociodemographic and psychological. Sociodemographic variables are often called external variables and include income, ethnicity, age, and the like. Psychosocial variables are thought to reflect the individual's internal state, and commonly examined variables include knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes.

Enteroimmunology

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Author: Dr. Charles Lewis
Publisher: Psy Press
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Enteroimmunology is the emerging field of medicine that studies the enteric immune system and microbial biome of the digestive system, and their interaction with diet, digestion, the enteric and central nervous systems and endocrine functions. It explores and elucidates how these systems affect each other, impacting health and disease. Enteroimmune disease is not limited to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases but also cause systemic and neurological diseases. Neurological diseases discussed include autism, migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, bipolar and rage disorders. The gastrointestinal mucosa is predominantly lined with enterocytes that form a continuous barrier throughout the digestive path. These cells absorb nutrients while excluding the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that inhabit the gut. Just below the enterocytes, the mucosa contains over half of the body’s immune cells. These cells effect immune activity that protect the body from infection. However, they can also promote chronic inflammation, not just in the intestines, but in any organ system of the body. This book details the physiologic functions of the digestive and immune cells; their reactions to proteins, antigens and nutrients in the diet; the role of bacterial toxins and immune mediators; and the hormones that mediate appetite, GI motility and digestion. It explores the mechanisms occurring in immune dysfunction; when the immune response, rather than protect health, promotes chronic inflammation, responsible for depression, obesity, diabetes, acne, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, and many other chronic inflammatory diseases. Understanding the immune system of the gut, provides insight to how these mechanisms impact both the enteric and central nervous systems. Dr. Lewis elucidates the physiology and pathophysiology of the intestinal and immune cells with clarity and humor that makes reading this book a pleasure. Enteroimmunology describes how various types of food sensitivities, including IgG antergies, which are analogous to IgE allergies, cause a wide array of chronic disease. This book explains mast cell activation syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, small bowel overgrowth, dysbiosis, metabolic syndrome and describes how to achieve long-term effective resolution of these conditions through diet. The book provides examples of a variety of conditions and the pathological processes that underlie them and then acts a guide to the tertiary treatment for the condition. There are chapters on obesity and metabolic syndrome, mood and thought disorders, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, interstitial cystitis, sexual dysfunction, acne and other diseases. A chapter is dedicated to traumatic brain injury and its secondary prevention. Another chapter focuses on cancer prevention and explains the dietary factors responsible for the majority of human cancers, and provides practical, evidenced-based advice for cancer prevention. There is a chapter explaining how the mitochondria and aging, detailing of how individuals can maintain vibrant, healthy, mitochondria. There are chapters on the role of sleep disorders in enteroimmune disease, explaining the role osteoimmunity in osteoporosis and on prevention of hearing loss. Enteroimmunology is a guide to the prevention and the reversal of chronic disease by first understanding, and then using diet and nutrition to reverse the underlying causation of these diseases. Enteroimmunology explains the emerging understanding of the ecology of the gut and its relationship with diet, food and nutrition. This highly acclaimed book, now in its 3rd edition, has been extensively updated and expanded. It provides citations to National Library of Medicine PMID numbers that link to over a thousand free, full-length scientific

Elements of Classical Physics

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Author: Martin C. Martin,Charles A. Hewett
Publisher: Elsevier
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Elements of Classical Physics by Martin C. Martin,Charles A. Hewett Book Resume:

Elements of Classical Physics tackles the different areas of general physics in a way that the authors believe to be more effective. The book contains material easily understood with a minimal mathematical framework and introduces the necessary mathematical concepts when they have been presented in a typical concurrent mathematical course. The book also provides a quantitative understanding of the different concepts in a wide variety of specific situations. The topics covered, which are arranged according to increasing difficulty in a uniformly progressive pace, are temperature and heat; light and wavelength; particle motion on and special relativity; dynamics, laws of motion, momentum, work, and mechanical energy; electromagnetism; and thermodynamics. The material is recommended as a textbook for beginning physics students, as it aims to give its readers a smooth transition from high school to a college level of understanding on the subject.

Pro PHP Security

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Author: Chris Snyder,Michael Southwell
Publisher: Apress
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Pro PHP Security by Chris Snyder,Michael Southwell Book Resume:

* One of the first books devoted solely to PHP security * Covers a wide swath of both defensive and proactive security measures, showing readers how to create captchas, validate email, fend off SQL injection attacks, and more * Methods discussed are compatible with PHP 3, 4, and 5

Columbia School Linguistics in the 21st Century

Columbia School Linguistics in the 21st Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nancy Stern,Ricardo Otheguy,Wallis Reid,Jaseleen Sackler
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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Columbia School Linguistics in the 21st Century by Nancy Stern,Ricardo Otheguy,Wallis Reid,Jaseleen Sackler Book Resume:

This collection is the fifth volume of selected papers to emerge from Columbia School (CS) linguistics conferences. A radically functionalist approach, CS shares with Cognitive linguistics the view that grammar is composed of form-meaning correspondences. CS views language as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its communicative function and by the characteristics of its users. The volume includes papers on methodological issues and innovative analyses on English, Spanish, and Mandarin that illustrate the value of the strict application of clearly spelled out theoretical principles to the execution of linguistic analysis. Four of the volume’s eleven papers are written in Spanish, and all papers have abstracts in both English and Spanish. An introduction highlights the theoretical and analytical premises of CS, and their differences from and similarities with cognitive-functional approaches. The collection will be of interest to researchers and laymen who aim to understand the role of language in human communication.

A Grammar of Belep

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Author: Chelsea McCracken
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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A Grammar of Belep by Chelsea McCracken Book Resume:

This reference grammar provides a full grammatical description of the previously-undocumented Austronesian language variety known as Belep. Belep is spoken by approximately 1600 people in New Caledonia, primarily in the Belep Isles. This book is the first full-length English-language description of a Northern New Caledonian language. It fills a gap and provides an important addition to the literature on these languages.

Metalation of Azines and Diazines

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Author: Michael Schnürch,Marko D. Mihovilovic
Publisher: Springer
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Metalation of Azines and Diazines by Michael Schnürch,Marko D. Mihovilovic Book Resume:

Reactions of Pyridines, Benzopyridines and Azapyridines with Organomagnesiums and Organolithiums, by Manfred Schlosser Lithiations and Magnesiations on Quinoline and Isoquinoline, by Floris Chevallier, Florence Mongin Metalation Reactions of Pyridines, Quinolines, and Isoquinolines with Ate Bases and Their Alkali Metal Salt-Modified Congeners, by Costa Metallinos, Kathryn Stromski Lithiations and Grignard Reactions on Pyrimidine and Quinazoline, by Andrej Kolarovic Other Stoichiometric Metalation Reactions on Pyrimidine and Quinazoline, by Philippe C. Gros Metalation of Pyrazine and Quinoxaline, by Nelly Plé1, Corinne Fruit Metalation of Pyridazine, Cinnoline, and Phtalazine, by Ernst Horkel

Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery

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Author: Theodore Pappas,Lewis B. Schwartz,Steve Eubanks,Michael Harnisch
Publisher: Current Medicine Group
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Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery by Theodore Pappas,Lewis B. Schwartz,Steve Eubanks,Michael Harnisch Book Resume:

This atlas is composed of 28 chapters with authoritative commentaries and illustrations in a number of surgical procedures amenable to laparoscopic techniques. It is hoped that this atlas will simplify and organize surgical thought for the advanced laparoscopist.

Due Diligence and Risk Assessment of an Alternative Investment Fund

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Author: Ingrid Vancas
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
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Due Diligence and Risk Assessment of an Alternative Investment Fund by Ingrid Vancas Book Resume:

The aim of the book is to provide practical guidance for the investor when compiling due diligence and deciding on an investment or against it. The focus of the book lays on the risk assessment and due diligence. It captures fund's internal and external risks and the investment style specific risks. The aim is to provide sound guidance to the alternative investment fund selection. The UCITS 3 directive widens investment tools for the traditional asset managers by allowing short selling of securities and diminishing the gap between the traditional and the alternative asset management industry and attracting traditional managers to the alternative investment universe. The author concentrates on three categories: Relative Value and Market Neutral, Event Driven and Opportunistic alternative investment funds. Whilst the industry is generally categorized into certain fund types it has to be stated that every fund is different and will have different risk attributes. Within the specific categories major risks will be the same, as the exposure towards the specific underlying will be similar. Still every single fund has to be examined on its own in detail, as it will have the specific alpha generating competitive advantage. Thus the author suggests a pre-selection of the potential fund manager or the management team by analysing the team and the fund's performance first. The analysis goes through the quantitative figures and the qualities of the management team. Detailed knowledge about the strategies and its fit into the portfolio is worthless unless the investor is able to select the performing manager. Without that skill the probability of ending up with an underperforming alternative investment fund or a blow-up is huge. The analysis of the management team qualities shows behaviour patterns helping to detect management teams, which are tending towards moral hazard. Secondly, the alternative investment fund style specific risks are examined. The author gives an overview

Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Volume One

Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Volume One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Rob Roggema
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society Volume One by Rob Roggema Book Resume:

In two volumes, selected papers presented at the sixth AESOP conference on Sustainable Food Planning are brought together, representing the academic work of worldwide experts in the fields of food planning and urban agriculture. This volume, therefore, provides an overview of the latest, state-of-the-art research in the field, drawing from areas such as spatial planning, urban design, governance, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and local initiatives, among others, to represent the current knowledge base for creating sustainable urban food projects.

OPEC, The Gulf, And The World Petroleum Market

OPEC, The Gulf, And The World Petroleum Market [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fereidun Fesharaki,David Isaak
Publisher: Routledge
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OPEC, The Gulf, And The World Petroleum Market by Fereidun Fesharaki,David Isaak Book Resume:

This book gives information on the OPEC nations' changing roles in the world oil market as they expand to "downstream" activities. It provides an overview of the production capabilities and policies of major oil exporters and examines the refinery overcapacity crisis in the developed world.

Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm

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Author: Selwyn Goldsmith
Publisher: Routledge
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Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm by Selwyn Goldsmith Book Resume:

Selwyn Goldsmith's Designing for the Disabled has, since it was first published in 1963, been a bible for practising architects around the world. Now, as a new book with a radical new vision, comes his Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm. Goldsmith's new paradigm is based on the concept of architectural disability. As a version of the social model of disability, it is not exclusively the property of physically disabled people. Others who are afflicted by it include women, since men customarily get proportionately four times as many amenities in public toilets as women - and women have to queue where men do not - and those with infants in pushchairs, because normal WC facilities are invariably too small to get a pushchair and infant into. To counter architectural disability, Goldsmith's line is that the axiom for legislation action has to be 'access for everyone' - it should not just be 'access for the disabled', as it presently is with the Part M building regulation and relevant provisions of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. In a 40-page annex to his book he sets out the terms that a new-style Part M regulation and its Approved Document might take, one that would cover alterations to existing buildings as well as new buildings. But architects and building control officers need not, he says, wait for new a legislation to apply new practical procedures to meet the requirements of the current Part M regulation; they can, as he advises, act positively now. This is a book which will oblige architects to rethink the methodology of designing for the disabled. It is a book that no practising architect, building control officer, local planning officer or access officer can afford to be without.

SYRIAN CITIZENS / STATELESSES

SYRIAN CITIZENS / STATELESSES [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Asst. Prof. ALİ OSMAN TAŞLICA
Publisher: YALIN YAYINCILIK
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SYRIAN CITIZENS / STATELESSES by Asst. Prof. ALİ OSMAN TAŞLICA Book Resume:

This book aims to tell the stories and struggles of and many wrong-known truths about more than 23.000 Syrian Refugees who started to live in Turkey as of year 2011 through the works and studies of a project group and a project leader who touched their lives between 2016-2020. Our project that we started with a dream of the project designer has finally come true. To make the world a better, more habitable place is in our hands. We have realized 3 million Syrians and 3 million trees project with the ideal and conscious to live like a forest all together in peace and Qualified Employment Project with the financing support of GİZ, the German Society for International Cooperation. In this project with the aim to make economic contribution to our Syrian guests and to make them take part in active business life, 3.800 Syrian people and 1.260 Turkish people have participated in sapling planting and vocational training. It was the primary goal of our project to plant one tree for each of 3.700.000 million Syrians who have migrated to Turkey, namely for each tree which was chopped down, and to establish emotional bond between the citizens on this country and to contribute to Green Europe Project. Another goal of our project is to contribute to sustainable employment. Within the scope of project works, we performed many field studies in different areas. In all academic studies carried out up until today, human subjects were selected generally from refugee camps and those studies remained as periodical studies. 2.560 human subjects selected for this study have been selected from among Syrians trying to live in Gaziantep and Istanbul and working within the scope of the project; this is a unique study in its field in terms of participants, same questions were asked in different periods of time within 4 years and relevant changes were observed. This study not only includes the evaluations of the Syrian beneficiaries but also reflects the views of our 1.260 citizens from Gaziantep and Kilis provinces about Syrian Refugees. We hope that our studies will contribute to ones who carries out studies about refugees and to NGOs which develop projects for them. Our study begins with an introduction which includes an overall assessment of Syrian Refugees. We have included some stories from the field between chapters. Some of them gives many information in brief and with full of emotion about the matters that we wish to tell and try to write reams of writings. Second chapter contains a determination of state and fourth chapter contains the evaluation of problems that we determined as a result of field studies in which the same questions were asked to different Syrians within 3 years. Sixth chapter explains “Wrong-Known Truths” evolved from individual judgment to social judgment within 10 years. Knowing the truth by every segment of the society of those wrongs mostly used in social conflicts will be the most realistic common ground de-conflict environment. Seventh chapter contains the contents need to be known about “3 Million Syrians –3 Million Trees” Project. Other chapters contain the outcomes of Istanbul Survey, Gaziantep-2018 (Syrian Beneficiaries) and Gaziantep-2019 Field Studies and “Our Citizens’ Perception of Syrian Refugees”. Sixteenth chapter contains the field studies carried out within the scope of Qualified Employment Project-2020. Last chapter of the book contains a return project. In all sections of the book, we explained the current conditions evenhandedly and in a way to cover all the relevant parties. The results of our survey study in which we have measured the perceptions of our citizens about Syrian refugees indicated the necessity of a vision regarding the repatriation. Large segment of the society expects the repatriation of the Syrian refugees. In our survey, only 8,6% of the participants believe that all the Syrians will return to their countries after the end of civil war in Syria and 43,1% believe that none of them will return. If they stay in Turkey, most of the participants, approximately 81,6%, object to conferring Turkish citizenship to Syrian refugees. Project outputs develop solutions not only for repatriation but also for many problems identified in problems section. “Swallows are refugee/migratory birds. They fly very fast. During the migration, hundreds of swallows are caught by the storm and die. While the swallows which healthily complete the migration process fly through the warm sky, they remember their deceased friends and scream with pain and anger. Syrians are not half as swallows. They cannot grieve for their lost lives in order not to disturb other people.” (Ahmet Ümit, Swallow Scream, p. 289-290)

The Geography of Small Firm Innovation

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It has long been recognized that advances in science contribute to economic growth. While it is one thing to argue that such a relationship exists, it is quite another to establish the extent to which knowledge spills over within and between sectors of the economy. Such a research agenda faces numerous challenges. Not only must one seek measures of inputs, but a measure of output is needed as well to estimate the knowledge production function. The identification of such a measure was a compelling goal for Zvi Griliches, if not the holy grail: “The dream of getting hold of an output indicator of inventive activity is one of the strong motivating forces for economic research in this area.” (Griliches 1990, p. 1669). Jaffe (1989) made a significant contribution to estimating the knowledge production function when he established a relationship between patent activity and R&D activity at the state level. Feldman and coauthors (1994a, 1994b) added considerably to this line of research, focusing on innovation counts as the dependent variable instead of patent counts. This work was particularly important given that many innovations are never patented. Feldman’s work also differentiated by firm size and showed that knowledge spillovers from universities play a key role as sources of knowledge for small firms.

Quality of Secondary Education. A Case Study of Tripura

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The definition of quality education depends upon the subject’s perspective. For example, for the students it may stand for the facilities provided to them; for parents it may be the learning outcomes; for teachers it may be the improvement of teaching learning processes; for prospective employers it may be the nature of the output. Secondary education takes a vital part in the formation of active citizens and also plays a critical role in addressing the emerging human development concerns in countries engaged in building knowledge societies to stay connected to the process of globalization. The role of secondary education in the growth of a nation is paramount and significant, more particularly in developing countries. Secondary education is the single largest supplier of labour force in most of the developing countries, including India. In view of the relation between education and economic growth in a less developed state like India, it is not the highly sophisticated manpower but the middle level (secondary) manpower that is necessary for enhancing the economic growth. This study deals with secondary education in Tripura, India. Academicians, researchers and students who are interested in studying secondary education in general and secondary education of Tripura in particular are the target group of this book which will surely help them to understand the problem of quality secondary education in India.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server: Administration and Reference

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server: Administration and Reference by Richard Petersen Book Resume:

This book is designed as an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server administration and reference source, covering the Ubuntu servers and their support applications. Server tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. The emphasis is on what administrators will need to know to perform key server support and management tasks. Coverage of the systemd service management system is integrated into the book. Topics covered include software management, systemd service management, systemd-networkd and Netplan network configuration, AppArmor security, OpenSSH, the Chrony time server, and Ubuntu cloud services. Key servers are examined, including Web, FTP, CUPS printing, NFS, and Samba Windows shares. Network support servers and applications covered include the Squid proxy server, the Domain Name System (BIND) server, DHCP, distributed network file systems, IPtables firewalls, and cloud computing. The book is organized into five parts: getting started, services, shared resources, network support, and shells.

Sulfur-Nitrogen Compounds

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Sulfur-Nitrogen Compounds by Hans-Jürgen Fachmann,Alfons Kubny,Reimund Jotter Book Resume:

The volume continues the description of acyclic sulfur - nitrogen compounds with sulfur having the oxidation number II and covers amino-di- and aminopolysulfanes as well as diamino-di- and diamino-polysulfanes. Numerous examples of the class of diamino-disulfanes and their interesting chemical properties are described: N, N'-disulfanediyl-bis(N-heterocycles), for instance, undergo S-S bond scission in a thermal or photochemical radical - dimer equilibrium or react with acetylenes to give thiophenes, and N, N'disulfanediyl-bis(phthalimide) is a sulfur transfer reagent for organic synthesis. The volume completes the series on sulfur - nitrogen compounds which is a unique and comprehensive source of information for this field in chemistry.

Hemodynamic Monitoring - E-Book

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An evidence-based guide to hemodynamic monitoring procedures and patient care, Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies & Clinical Practice describes invasive, non-invasive, and minimally invasive techniques in monitoring blood pressure and oxygen levels within the circulatory system. It provides a clear, illustrated discussion of the anatomy and physiology related to hemodynamics, explains the technologies involved in each measurement, and includes quick-reference tables of normal and abnormal values. Written by cardiovascular nursing expert Mary E. Lough, Hemodynamic Monitoring is a detailed, comprehensive text designed for critical care nurses and respiratory therapists. Case Studies in each clinical chapter include a patient scenario with assessment details, allowing you to envision real-life patient care and prepare for adverse outcomes or complications. Coverage of patient safety includes a discussion of important measures that will help you provide safe and effective patient-centered care. UNIQUE! Coverage of patient comfort includes a discussion of methods to increase patient comfort during invasive procedures. Clinical Reasoning Pearls provide practical advice from experts and describe how to implement a procedure or improve patient care. A table of Important Values and Formulas is located inside the back cover for quick and easy reference.

PLTMG, a Software Package for Solving Elliptic Partial Differential Equations

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Author: Randolph E. Bank
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PLTMG, a Software Package for Solving Elliptic Partial Differential Equations by Randolph E. Bank Book Resume:

Intended mainly for use as a reference manual, this edition encompasses all the improvements of the newest version of the PLTMG software package. This updated version introduces several significant changes.

Jewish Economies (Volume 1)

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Jewish Economies (Volume 1) by Simon Kuznets Book Resume:

Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets, famous as the founder of modern empirical economics, pioneered the quantitative study of the economic history of the Jews. Yet until now his most important work on the subject was unpublished. These volumes bring to the public, for the first time, the most important work written on Jewish economic history since that of Werner Sombart a century ago. In the first volume, Kuznets uses extensive, original data to trace trends in the economic life of American Jews. He measures quantitatively for the first time the legendary economic success of American Jews and discusses the foundations of these achievements. Tracing their distinctive concentration in the professions, he exposes the causes of the extreme inequalities in American Jewish economic life. The immigrant origin of nearly all American Jews offers a unique case study in the process of assimilation that made American Jewry the ultimate American success story. This offers an ideal prelude to the second forthcoming volume, Comparative Perspectives on Jewish Migration. The volume’s editors also provide a unique perspective on Kuznets’ work. In the introduction, Weyl shows that many of Kuznets’ most influential ideas, were inspired by his study of the economic history of the Jews. Through careful analysis of shared themes, and dozens of hours of detailed interviews, Lo and Weyl reveal a new dimension of Kuznets’ thought to historical inquiry.

Studies in the National Balance Sheet of the United States, Volume 2

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Author: Raymond William Goldsmith,Robert E. Lipsey,M. Mendelson
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Studies in the National Balance Sheet of the United States, Volume 2 by Raymond William Goldsmith,Robert E. Lipsey,M. Mendelson Book Resume:

Volume II contains basic data underlying the study of the national balance sheet in the postwar period treats statistical problem, structure and trends and application of the balance sheet approach. Originally published in 1963. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Homelessness and Its Consequences

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Homelessness and Its Consequences by Rosemarie T. Downer Book Resume:

This book explores in detail the concept of homelessness by examining the dynamics of shelter living and the financial costs in comparison to the psychological costs to the children and the family. A comparison is made with housed low-income families to highlight the fact that homelessness, outside of poverty, does play a key role in the negative outcomes of homeless children and families. Psychological well-being is defined with behavioral outcomes and self-concept while family functioning is defined with parenting dimensions, family environment and social supports. Strong recommendations are made for program implementations to provide a comprehensive response to the needs of homeless families with children.(Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland 1997; revised with new preface, bibliography, and index)

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

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Primate Societies

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Author: Barbara B. Smuts,Dorothy L. Cheney,Robert M. Seyfarth,Richard W. Wrangham
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Primate Societies by Barbara B. Smuts,Dorothy L. Cheney,Robert M. Seyfarth,Richard W. Wrangham Book Resume:

Primate Societies is a synthesis of the most current information on primate socioecology and its theoretical and empirical significance, spanning the disciplines of behavioral biology, ecology, anthropology, and psychology. It is a very rich source of ideas about other taxa. "A superb synthesis of knowledge about the social lives of non-human primates."—Alan Dixson, Nature

GeR4 Compounds and Ge(CH3) 3R Compounds up to Cyclic Alkyl Groups

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Author: Frank Glockling
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GeR4 Compounds and Ge(CH3) 3R Compounds up to Cyclic Alkyl Groups by Frank Glockling Book Resume:

The present volume opens the Gmelin series on organogermanium compounds, that is, those compounds containing at least one germanium-to-carbon bond. This whole series is being coordinated by Professor J. Satge of the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. Germanium is of historical interest because its existence was predicted by Newlands in 1864 and by Mendeleeff in 1871 although it was not isolated until1887 by Winkler. Mendeleeff's predictions of the properties of germanium and its compounds by comparison with what was known of the chemistry of its neighbors, silicon and tin, proved remarkably accurate and included predictions of the existence of organic derivatives GeR and of their properties. 4 Although significant applications are as yet lacking for organogermanium compounds in contrast to organo-silicon, -tin, and -lead compounds there has been considerable interest in the parallel development of its chemistry. Up to 1983 about 1500 publications have appeared on organogermanium chemistry. The material of the present series will be grouped in a similar way as for the organotin series beginning with compounds containing only one germanium atom (mononuclear com pounds) and continuing with binuclear up to polynuclear compounds. Within each group the compounds are arranged by the kind of non-carbon substituents rather than by following the usual Gmelin principle of the last position using the Gmelin system of elements.