Category: Nonfiction

Electromagnetic Simulation Using the FDTD Method (2nd by Dennis M. Sullivan

By Dennis M. Sullivan

An easy, easy-to-read creation to the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method
Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) is likely one of the fundamental computational electrodynamics modeling ideas on hand. because it is a time-domain approach, FDTD ideas can disguise a large frequency variety with a unmarried simulation run and deal with nonlinear fabric homes in a average way.

Written in an educational type, beginning with the best courses and guiding the reader up from one-dimensional to the extra advanced, 3-dimensional courses, this e-book offers an easy, but accomplished creation to the main common approach for electromagnetic simulation. This totally up to date version offers many new purposes, together with the FDTD approach getting used within the layout and research of hugely resonant radio frequency (RF) coils usually used for MRI. each one bankruptcy includes a concise clarification of a vital suggestion and guide on its implementation into laptop code. initiatives that raise in complexity are integrated, starting from simulations in loose area to propagation in dispersive media.

Simple to learn and classroom-tested, Electromagnetic Simulation utilizing the FDTD technique is an invaluable reference for working towards engineers in addition to undergraduate and graduate engineering scholars.

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The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, by Nigel Pennick

By Nigel Pennick

The Western pagan culture emphasizes the magical parts of spirituality, reverence for the female precept, and the hyperlinks among humans and the earth. This specific day e-book incorporates a treasury of knowledge approximately rituals and celebrations that experience for hundreds of years been linked to the seasons of the year.
Includes observances of the traditional Greek, Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Norse traditions, in addition to the worship of the Goddess and plenty of practices of the secret culture and Wicca.

Provides info on:
The pursuits of the planets
Auspicious and inauspicious days
Holy days of historic gods and goddesses
The 8 Stations of the 12 months (the solstices, equinoxes, and fireplace Festivals)
Lunar and sun calendars indicating all significant days of Pagan
celebration for 1993 throughout the millenium

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Keep Chickens!: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and by Barbara Kilarski

By Barbara Kilarski

Do you need to maintain chickens yet don't have a lot land? during this complete and interesting instruction manual, Barbara Kilarski exhibits you the way you could effectively hold chickens in small city and suburban areas. She tells you which ones breeds are happiest in small areas, exhibits you the way to feed and deal with your birds, lists the apparatus you'll want, discusses coop layout, explains how you can assemble eggs, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom, and Cognition (Writing by Francisco J. Varela

By Francisco J. Varela

How can technology be delivered to hook up with event? This publication addresses of the main not easy difficulties dealing with modern neurobiology and cognitive technology: first, knowing how we unconsciously execute ordinary activities due to neurological and cognitive procedures that aren't formal activities of wakeful judgment yet a part of a routine nexus of systematic self-organization; moment, growing an ethics enough to our current understanding that there's no such factor as a transcendental self, a reliable topic, or a soul.

In previous modes of cognitive technology, cognition used to be conceptualized based on a version of illustration and summary reasoning. within the realm of ethics, this corresponded to the philosophical guideline that to do what's moral is to do what corresponds to an summary algorithm. in contrast to this computationalism, the writer areas imperative emphasis on what he phrases "enaction"—cognition because the skill to barter embodied, daily dwelling in a global that's inseparable from our sensory-motor capacities.

Apart from his researches in cognitive technology, the our bodies of inspiration that permit Varela to make this hyperlink are phenomenology and representatives of what he calls the "wisdom traditions": Confucian ethics and Buddhist epistemology. From the Confucian culture, he attracts upon the Mencius to suggest an ethics of praxis, one during which moral motion is conceived as a undertaking of being instead of as a procedure of judgment, much less a question of principles which are universally appropriate than a target of workmanship, sagehood.

The Buddhist contribution to his venture encompasses "the embodiment of the void" and the "pragmatics of a digital self." How does a trust method that doesn't posit a unitary self or topic conceive the residing of an "I"? In summation, the writer proposes an ethics based on "savoir faire" that may be a perform of transformation in keeping with a relentless acceptance of the "virtual" nature of ourselves within the real operations of our psychological lives.

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The Gods Were Astronauts: Evidence of the True Identities of by Erich von Däniken

By Erich von Däniken

Why do approximately all of the world's significant religions percentage such related myths and legends? Erich Von Däniken, writer of the runaway foreign bestseller Chariots of the Gods, believes he knows--and the answer's as wondrous and awe-inspiring because it is arguable: the winged angels populating the Bible, Koran, and different non secular texts from cultures internationally have been in truth extraterrestrials who visited the Earth in a long time lengthy past.

Fully illustrated with compelling full-color and black-and-white photos, the booklet takes us from the jungles of Myanmar, the place old pagodas element heavenward within the unmistakable form of spacecraft, to Portugal's mysterious legend of Fatima and directly to the unexplained "landing strips" of Peru and Egypt, delivering persuasive proof that genuine dwelling beings encouraged the legends that turned the foundation for plenty of of our spiritual traditions. Intellectually demanding and provocative, those findings shake the rules of either technological know-how and religion.

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101 Martinis by Kim Haasarud

By Kim Haasarud

Kim Haasarud - a hundred and one Martinis

"Kim Haasarud's culinary method of the cocktail embraces clean constituents and a playful put out of your mind for the standard. an outstanding addition to the house library and a good source for a tender bartender."
--Dale DeGroff, writer of The Craft of the Cocktail

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150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas by Irene Alegre

By Irene Alegre

150 most sensible Terrace and Balcony Ideas is the final word source for leading edge terrace, roof backyard, patio, and balcony layout principles for out of doors areas of all styles and sizes. Featured within this lavish guidebook are one hundred fifty never-before-shared assistance and strategies supplied via the world over well known architects and architects, besides full-color images and diagrams of sixty-five uniquely appealing tasks from worldwide. The layout rules demonstrate how you can create external areas which are fresh, glossy, and comfy, in addition to tips on how to use state-of-the-art fabrics which are functional, inexpensive, and environmentally pleasant. better of all, the layout rules featured within are effortless to stick to and will be adapted to the original tastes and desires of person homeowners.

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Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a by Alison Bass

By Alison Bass

Because the psychological health and wellbeing reporter for the Boston Globe, Alison Bass's front-page reporting on conflicts of curiosity in clinical examine shocked readers, and her sequence on sexual misconduct between psychiatrists earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Now she turns her investigative talents to a debatable case that revealed the elevated suicide premiums between teens taking antidepressants similar to Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft.

Side results tells the story of a gutsy assistant legal professional normal who, in addition to an not going whistle-blower at an Ivy League college, exposed proof of deception at the back of some of the most profitable drug campaigns in heritage. Paxil was once the world's bestselling antidepressant in 2002. Pediatric prescriptions soared, although there has been no facts that the drug played any greater than sugar tablets in treating childrens and children, and the genuine hazards the medication posed have been withheld from the general public. the recent York nation legal professional General's workplace introduced an unparalleled lawsuit opposed to sizeable producer GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Paxil, for customer fraud. The winning go well with introduced a tidal wave of protest that modified the way in which medications are confirmed, bought, and advertised during this country.

With meticulous learn, Alison Bass exhibits us the underbelly of the pharmaceutical undefined. She lays naked the bad ties among the clinical institution, colossal pharma, and the FDA—relationships that position weak teenagers and adults in danger each day.

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Cubase 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Michael Miller, Robert Guerin

By Michael Miller, Robert Guerin

Prepare to dive into Cubase five! This ebook offers an intensive examine the most typical in addition to lesser-known positive aspects of this remarkable electronic audio creation software program. past describing the beneficial properties of this system and the way they paintings, Cubase five strength! tells why to take advantage of yes gains and once they are most precious in your recording venture. You'll achieve a greater figuring out of Cubase whereas studying tips to use all of the interesting new instruments in model five, together with its new vocal enhancing and pitch correction results, LoopMash and Beat clothier beneficial properties, and digital MIDI keyboard. choked with beneficial counsel and special factors, this ebook is your advisor to making the most of all that Cubase has to provide and creating a strong distinction on your song production.

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Run!: 26. 2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes

By Dean Karnazes

Heart-pounding experience tales from a world-renowned superathlete who charts the frontiers of human endurance.

Running with Karnazes is like developing one's easel subsequent to Monet or Picasso.' - The manhattan Times

In his follow-up to the bestselling Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes is again with extra awe-inspiring stories of ways he pushes his brain and physique to limits that are unattainable to so much of us.

In Run! Dean stocks the excitement — and huge soreness — of a few of his so much memorable adventures, including:

a light 350-mile canter in the course of the unusually hilly Australian Outback

his annual makes an attempt on the Badwater Ultramarathon in demise Valley, California (typical temperature: forty five degrees)

the infamous four Deserts races, a masochist's satisfaction encompassing 4 separate 155-mile runs around the Atacama, the Gobi, the Sahara and Antarctica...with rationed water.

Dean's unique and endearing tales are absolute to encourage and invigorate either committed and vicarious runners alike.

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