The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition by David W. Richerson(auth.)

By David W. Richerson(auth.)

Most folks will be stunned at how ceramics are used, from developing mobile telephones, radio, tv, and lasers to its position in medication for melanoma remedies and restoring listening to. The Magic of Ceramics introduces the nontechnical reader to the various fascinating functions of ceramics, describing how ceramic fabric services, whereas instructing key medical thoughts like atomic constitution, colour, and the electromagnetic spectrum. With many illustrations from agencies at the ways that ceramics make complicated items attainable, the Second Edition additionally addresses the most recent parts in ceramics, equivalent to nanotechnology.Content:
Chapter 1 Our consistent partners (pages 2–13):
Chapter 2 From Pottery to the gap go back and forth (pages 14–32):
Chapter three the wonderful thing about Ceramics (pages 34–54):
Chapter four Ceramics and light-weight (pages 56–78):
Chapter five striking power (pages 80–107):
Chapter 6 Ceramics and the Electronics Age (pages 108–130):
Chapter 7 Piezo strength (pages 132–147):
Chapter eight scientific Miracles (pages 148–168):
Chapter nine Ceramics and the fashionable motor vehicle (pages 170–185):
Chapter 10 warmth Beaters (pages 186–207):
Chapter eleven the toughest fabrics within the Universe (pages 208–227):
Chapter 12 strength Conservation and Conversion potency (pages 228–251):
Chapter thirteen From toxins regulate to 0 pollutants (pages 252–269):
Chapter 14 what is New and what is Coming (pages 270–290):

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Handguns 2003 by Ken Ramage

By Ken Ramage

The most recent version of the top-selling handguns annual provides new studies on handguns for box and private safety use. the great catalogue part is absolutely up to date, extended, and good illustrated, exhibiting contemporary commercially on hand handguns. New characteristic articles give you the most up-to-date on developments, gun assessments, self-defence, and handgun looking. part covers at the moment synthetic semi-custom handguns and advertisement centrefire, rimfire, and blackpowder pistols, in addition to airguns. Plus an add-ons part covers handgun grips, attractions, scopes, steel reloading presses, and recognizing scopes.

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Gun Digest Book of the Remington 870 by Nick Hahn

By Nick Hahn

While quite a lot of gun makers over the centuries have offered weapons in numbers that meet the million mark, it is infrequent to take action with only a unmarried version. yet Remington did it, they usually did it with a gun that defines simplicity, reliability, and dependability: the version 870 shotgun. Now, Gun Digest, in collaboration with famous shotgun writer and professional Nick Hahn, brings you a party of that one awesome gun in Gun Digest booklet of the Remington 870.

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Comics as Culture by M. Thomas Inge

By M. Thomas Inge

Comics and cartoons are ingrained in American life.

One critic has referred to as comedian books "crude, unimaginative, banal, vulgar, eventually corrupting." they've been seemed with substantial suspicion by means of mom and dad, educators, psychiatrists, and ethical reformers. they've been investigated via governmental committees and subjected to serious censorship.

Yet greater than two hundred million copies are offered each year. Upon even informal exam BLONDIE, ARCHIE, MARY worthy, THE WIZARD OF identity, and SHOE--among the numerous comedian strips--will be discovered to aid a few regularly authorized concept or ordinary of society.

Why do comics either amuse and arouse controversy? this is an try at a solution in a sharp-eyed comic-book lover's probing examine this step-child style. He reveals comics either enjoyed and hated, relished and sneered at. of their counting on dramatic conventions of personality, discussion, scene, gesture, compressed time, and degree units, he reveals the comics with reference to the drama yet most likely nearer relatives to the movies.

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Time Restored: The Harrison Timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the by Jonathan Betts

By Jonathan Betts

This is often the tale of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A amazing guy, Lt Cmdr Gould made very important contributions in a unprecedented variety of topic components all through his rather brief and dramatically existence. From old clocks to clinical mysteries, from typewriters to the 1st systematic examine of the Loch Ness Monster, Gould studied and released on all of them. With the name The Stargazer, Gould used to be an early broadcaster on
the BBC's kid's Hour while, together with his encyclopaedic wisdom, he grew to become often called the guy Who Knew every little thing. now not unusually, he was once additionally a part of that elite staff on BBC radio who shaped The Brains belief, giving on-the-spot solutions to all demeanour of broad ranging and hard questions. With his
wide studying and photographic reminiscence, Gould awed a countrywide viewers, changing into one of many era's radio celebrities.

During the Nineteen Twenties Gould restored the complicated and hugely major marine timekeepers developed by way of John Harrison (1693-1776), and wrote the unsurpassed vintage, The Marine Chronometer, its heritage and improvement. this day he's nearly unknown, his horological contributions scarcely pointed out in Dava Sobel's bestseller Longitude. the television model of Longitude, within which Jeremy Irons performed Rupert Gould, did no less than introduce Gould's identify to a much wider public.

Gould suffered poor bouts of melancholy, leading to a few fearful breakdowns. those, coupled together with his obsessive and pedantic nature, resulted in a scandalously-reported separation from his spouse and value him his relations, his domestic, his task, and his closest friends.

In this first-ever biography of Rupert Gould, Jonathan Betts, the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Senior Horologist, has given us a compelling account of a skilled yet improper person. utilizing hitherto unknown own journals, the family's vast choice of pictures, and the polymath's surviving documents and notes, Betts tells the tale of the way Gould's adolescence, his naval occupation, and his star prestige got here jointly as this proficient Englishman restored a part of Britain's - and the
world's - most vital technical history: John Harrison's marine timekeepers.

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German Army Uniforms: Heer 1933-1945 by Ricardo Cardona Antonio Sanchez

By Ricardo Cardona Antonio Sanchez

This is often maybe an important ebook on German military Uniforms ever. The authors have comprehensive the surprising feat of documenting all major goods of the interval. All are lavishly illustrated in hundreds and hundreds of full-color pictures, supplemented by way of large specialist commendary, and with many modern b/w pictures. lined in nice aspect are trademarks, insignia and badges, together with: nationwide brand, ranks, collar patches, different insignia, and aigullettes. below the heading of garments are: factor garments, tailored clothing, requisitioned fabric, headgear, tunics, trousers, greatcoats, and shoes. they're all coated in nice aspect. finally the authors care for box gear, together with: markings, fabrics, belts, straps, breadbags, canteens, guard quarters, gas-masks, cartridge holders, grenades, spodes, holsters, map situations, ammunition pouches, and laptop weapons.

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Polymeric biomaterials by Severian Dumitriu

By Severian Dumitriu

content material: desktop generated contents word: Preface --
members --
half I. Polymers as Biomaterials --
1. Polysaccharides as Biomaterials --
Severian Dumitriu --
2. Biomimetics --
Weiyuan John Kao --
three. Silicones for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical purposes --
Haissam S. El-Zaim and John P. Heggers --
four. Biodegradable Polymers as Drug provider platforms --
Abraham J. Domb, Neeraj Kumar, Tzviel Sheskin, Alfonso Bentolila, Joram Slager, and --
Doron Teomim --
five. Biodegradable Biomaterials Having Nitric Oxide organic task --
C.C. Chu --
6. Hydrogels for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical functions --
Akio Kishida and Yoshito Ikada --
7. Mucoadhesive Polymers --
Andreas Bernkop-Schniirch --
eight. Polymers for Tissue Engineering Scaffolds --
Howard W.T. Matthew --
nine. Chitosan: Structure-Properties dating and Biomedical functions --
Alain Domard and Monique Domard --
10. Chitosan-Based supply platforms: Physicochemical homes and Pharmaceutical purposes --
Radi Hejazi and Monsoor Amiji --
eleven. Immobilization of lively Biopolymers from chilly Plasma-Functionalized Surfaces for the construction --
of Molecular reputation and Molecular production structures --
Ferencz Denes and Sorin Manolache --
12. Advances in Designed Multivalent Bioconjugates with Dendritic constitution --
Bogdan Comanita --
thirteen. Biocompatibility of Elastomers --
D.J. Chauvel-Lebret, P. Auroy, and M. Bonnaure-Mallet --
14. keep watch over of Cell-Biomaterial Interactions --
Danielle C. Giliberti, Kyle okay. White, and Kay C Dee --Part II. scientific and Pharmaceutical purposes of Polymers --
15. Polymeric structures for Ophthalmic Drug supply --
zero. Felt, S. Einmahl, P. Furrer, V. Baeyens, and R. Gurny --
sixteen. Dental and Maxillofacial surgical procedure purposes of Polymers --
A. Bascones, J.M. Vega, N. Olmo, J. Turnay, J.G. Gavilanes, and M.A. Lizarbe --
17. Biomaterials in Bum and Wound Dressings --
Robert L. Sheridan, Jeffrey R. Morgan, and Rashid Mohammad --
18. Dermocosmetic purposes of Polymeric Biomaterials --
P. Corvi Mora and P.G. Baraldi --
19. Textile-Based Biomaterials for Surgical purposes --
C.C. Chu --
20. Bioabsorbable Polymers for clinical functions with an Emphasis on Orthopedic surgical procedure --
Pentti U. Rokkanen --
21. Polymers for man made Joints --
Naohide Tomita, Kazuya Nagata, and Hiroshi Fujita --
22. Polymeric Occluders in Tilting Disc center Valve Prostheses --
G.S. Bhuvaneshwar, A.V. Ramani, and K.B. Chandran --
23. Blood-Contacting Polymers --
T. Avramoglou, J. Jozefonvicz, and M. Jozefowicz --
24. floor amendment of Dacron Vascular Grafts: Incorporation of Antithrombin and --
Mitogenic homes --
Matthew D. Phaneuf Martin J. Bide, William C. Quist, and Frank W. LoGerfo --
25. Antithrombin-Heparin Complexes --
Leslie R. Berry, Maureen Andrew, and Anthony K.C. Chan --
26. Adhesives for clinical functions --
lain Webster and Peter J. West --
27. Glucose-Sensitive Hydrogel Membranes --
Jin Ho Lee, Jung Ju Kim, and Kinam Park --
28. Polymeric Micro- and Nanoparticles as Drug providers --
G. Barratt, G. Couarraze, P. Couvreur, C. Dubernet, E. Fattal, R. Gref, D. Labarre, P. Legrand, --
G. Ponchel, and C. Vauthier --
29. Liposomes in Drug supply --
Yuan-Peng Zhang, Boris Ceh, and Danilo D. Lasic --
30. Liposomes for melanoma treatment functions --
Lawrence D. Mayer, Rajesh Krishna, and Marcel B. Bally --
31. Systemic melanoma remedy utilizing Polymer-Based Prodrugs and Progenes --
Leonard W. Seymour --
32. Anticancer Drug Conjugates with Macromolecular companies --
F. Kratz, A. Warnecke, ok. Riebeseel, and P.C.A. Rodrigues --
33. Enzyme-Prodrug cures of melanoma --
Richard J. Knox, Roger G. Melton, and Ronit Satchi --
34. New Lipid/DNA Complexes for Gene supply --
Kenneth W. Liang and Leaf Huang --
35. Gene supply through Cationic Liposome-DNA Complexes --
Nejat Diizgiine, Sergio Sim6es, Pedro Pires, and Maria C. Pedroso de Lima --
36. organic Stimulus-Responsive Hydrogels --
Takashi Miyata and Tadashi Uragami --
37. Biocompatible Polymers in Liver-Targeted Gene supply platforms --
Edwin C. Ouyang, George Y. Wu, and Catherine H. Wu --
38. Bioartificial Pancreas --
Riccardo Calafiore --
39. Transdermal supply of gear --
B.B. Michniak and A. El-Kattan --
forty. Drug supply through Mucosal Routes --
Nimit Worakul and Joseph R. Robinson --
forty-one. Bioadhesive Drug supply platforms --
A. David Woolfson, R. Karl Malcolm, Paul A. McCarron, and David S. Jones --
forty two. contemporary advancements in Drug supply to the worried method --
Dusica Maysinger, Radoslav Savic, Joseph Tam, Christine Allen, and Adi Eisenberg --
forty three. Glucose-Mediated Insulin supply from Implantable Polymers --
Larry R. Brown --
forty four. Drug focusing on to the Kidney: The Low-Molecular-Weight Protein process --
R.F.G. Haverdings, R.J. Kok, M. Haas, F. Moolenaar, D. de Zeeuw, and D.K.F. Meijer.

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Finance: A Fine Art by Michel Fleuriet

By Michel Fleuriet

The monetary markets play a very important function in modern society. they could switch the lives of entire groups for greater or worse and shape an important a part of the final economic system. but their intermediaries are often criticised for misuse of the facility that they wield. during this defence of the markets Michel Fleuriet attracts on his decades event within the box to span heritage and modern tradition, addressing the industry practitioner's raison d'?tre, his/her wider position, the talents required and the suggestions hired. this can be a thought-provoking and informative paintings for all these operating within the monetary markets, meaning to input them or with an curiosity within the wider economic system. * attracts at the huge adventure of the writer - a hugely revered identify inside of monetary circles. * A synthesis of the author's existence time event in the monetary markets. * A seminal paintings addressing key questions of the philosophical and conceptual historical past to the monetary industry. * A debatable and thought-provoking paintings that each practitioner should still learn.

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