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A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren’t ready to let go, and kids aren’t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man. And the authors, two recent college graduates, Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, have an unerring editorial instinct to select the funniest, sweetest, quirkiest, most-telling exchanges.T
Authors: Anastassiou, George A., Argyros, Ioannis K.Presents recent original research of the authors in Numerical Analysis and Fractional CalculusThe chapters are self-contained and can be read independently including an extensive list of references per chapterNewton-like and other similar numerical methods with applications to solving multivariate equations are developed, involvingCaputo type fractional mixed partial derivatives and multivariate fractional Riemann-Liouville integral operatorsIn this short monograph Newton-like and other similar numerical methods with applications to solving multivariate equations are developed, which involve Caputo type fractional mixed partial derivatives and multivariate fractional Riemann-Liouville integral operators.
Fundamental Non-Reactive Jets in Crossflow and Other Jet Systems; Background on Modeling, Dynamical Systems, and Control; Reactive Jets in Crossflow and Multiphase Jets; Controlled Jets in Crossflow and Control via Jet Systems;
Past archaeological literature on cooperation theory has emphasized competition’s role in cultural evolution. As a result, bottom-up possibilities for group cooperation have been under theorized in favor of models stressing top-down leadership, while evidence from a range of disciplines has demonstrated humans to effectively sustain cooperative undertakings through a number of social norms and institutions. Cooperation and Collective Action is the first volume to focus on the use of archaeological evidence to understand cooperation and collective action.D
The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry support gun, its role became more diverse throughout the war and it served as a tank hunter and in front-line Panzer companies; over 9,000 vehicles were built. This book details the construction of four progressively more complicated builds in 1/35 scale, and also includes a gallery covering several different variants of the StuG III. It also provides a comprehensive list of available aftermarket products and kits of all scales.
This volume presents and discusses recent advances in boundary element methods and their solid mechanics applications. It illustrates these methods in their latest forms, developed during the last five to ten years, and demonstrates their advantages in solving a wide range of solid mechanics problems.
This book deals with the safety assessment of structures and structural components, possibly operating beyond the elastic limits under variable repeated thermo-mechanical loads.
The concept of a sky filled with balloons has intrigued people of every age and nationality for almost two centuries, ever sine men embarked on their first light-than-air voyages in 1783. From home-made air filled experiments to the "Barrage Balloons" of the war, there is plenty to intrigue young and old.
The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact―and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how.Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others―and make us all more vulnerable to one another.B
We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there’s nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure—until, of course, they don’t.B
What technologies do we need to solve the complex environmental, economic, social, and political challenges facing us today? As this thought-provoking book reveals, one tool for enacting change is already at our fingertips: the global network.
Consider the private domains of companies, governments, and institutions along with the public Internet: we have an immense communications network that connects billions of people in ways we never thought possible. In this book, author Sarah Sorensen clearly demonstrates why this network is the best sustainable technology available to help us tackle a wide range of problems.
If each of us represents a node on this network, then it’s time we realize the potential we hold. The Sustainable Network is a call to action, urging individuals, governments, markets, and organizations to put the power of this network to good use.
In Pirate Philosophy, Gary Hall considers whether the fight against the neoliberal corporatization of higher education in fact requires scholars to transform their own lives and labor. Is there a way for philosophers and theorists to act not just for or with the antiausterity and student protestors – "graduates without a future" – but in terms of their political struggles? Drawing on such phenomena as peer-to-peer file sharing and anticopyright/pro-piracy movements, Hall explores how those in academia can move beyond finding new ways of thinking about the world to find instead new ways of being theorists and philosophers in the world.H
Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems, Second Edition introduces MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Simscape™ and then uses them throughout the text to perform symbolic, graphical, numerical, and simulation tasks. Written for junior or senior level courses, the textbook meticulously covers techniques for modeling dynamic systems, methods of response analysis, and provides an introduction to vibration and control systems. These features combine to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the mathematical modeling and analysis of dynamic systems.S
This installment in a series on science and technology in world history begins in the fourteenth century, explaining the origin and nature of scientific methodology and the relation of science to religion, philosophy, military history, economics and technology. Specific topics covered include the Black Death, the Little Ice Age, the invention of the printing press, Martin Luther and the Reformation, the birth of modern medicine, the Copernican Revolution, Galileo, Kepler, Isaac Newton, and the Scientific Revolution.
This textbook is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of the technology and science underpinning nanoelectronics, covering the underlying physics, nanostructures, nanomaterials, and nanodevices. It provides a unifying framework for the basic ideas needed to understand the developments in the field. After introducing the recent trends in semiconductor and device nanotechnologies, as well as novel device concepts, the methods of growth, fabrication and characterization of materials for nanoelectronics are discussed.
Occupational safety and health ― safe work in a safe environment. The challenge, of course, is how to make this happen and make it happen economically. A comprehensive study presenting the state of the art in the field, Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health provides a wide range of methods along with specific criteria for assessing hazard and exposure in the workplace environment. More importantly, it also offers ways to reduce these hazards. The book supplies a compendium of interdisciplinary knowledge that includes physical, chemical, and psychosocial risk factors in the working environment, highlighting issues in Occupational Safety and Health management.T
This book discusses results of the New Generation Iron and Steel Materials research project funded over the last ten years. It thoroughly describes theoretical achievements in ultra-fine grain steel and its refinement. It also discusses progress in related areas of engineering and technology.
Providing an exhaustive background on the history of genetically modified organism (GMO) crops and foods as well as the controversies surrounding these products, this book allows readers to develop their own particular viewpoint on the production and use of GMO substances.Genetic engineering has long been used to impart desirable characteristics to food plants in order to improve crop yield, pest resistance, and herbicide tolerance. Genetic modification of foods, however, has created a storm of controversy everywhere in the world—including the United States.
The Internet’s original designers intended their creation to connect-not control-people. But the dotcom crash of 2001 and the dismantling of Napster signaled the end of true freedom for the Internet user. Corporate control comes in the form of data mining and selling of personal information, search engines that skew their results toward paying customers, cookies on our hard drives, and many other forms of manipulation. But all is not lost; web veteran Jacques Vallee points the way.
This is a practical book on wavefront sensing. Emphasis is on principles and techniques, rather than detailed mathematical analysis of such systems. The goal is to provide the reader with a qualitative understanding of wavefront sensor operation.
Since the first edition there have been many changes in the equipment available for measurements and the growing interest in Transmission Error measurement has spawned numerous approaches that are not always clearly described. Each author has a tendency to extoll the virtues of his approach but rarely points out the corresponding disadvantages, so I have attempted to compare systems. A range of new problems in from industry has generated some interesting additional topics.
Published more than ten years ago, the first edition of Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques provided clear, comprehensive guidance on how to mitigate the cost, in personnel and to the bottom line, of accidents/incidents in the workplace. Significantly revised and updated, this Second Edition takes its place as the A to Z hands-on guide to the responsibilities, principles, tools, and techniques involved in accident investigative planning and preparation.Written by safety expert Charles D. Reese, the book details tried and true techniques that have been used by the occupational safety and health community for many years.
Find out where great ideas come from.A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system.Why were these particular people able to identify a problem, and how did they discover the solutions that everyone else missed? Where exactly did their great ideas come from, and how did they go about making them a reality?In pursuit of answers, Pagan Kennedy has spent her career examining the creative process, interviewing inventors and engineers, scientists, psychologists and economists in a bid to understand how we create.
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