The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

The Elegant Universe Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

One of the more compelling scientific (cum-theological) questions in the Middle Ages was: “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” Today’s version in cutting-edge science is, “How many strings… ?” As posited by s tring theory physics, strings are furiously vibrating loops of stuff. The concept of strings was devised to […]

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

An Animal of No Significance ABOUT 13.5 BILLION YEARS AGO, MATTER, energy, time and space came into being in what is known as the Big Bang. The story of these fundamental features of our universe is called physics. About 300,000 years after their appearance, matter and energy started to coalesce into complex structures, called atoms, […]

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AC Circuits and Power Systems in Practice

AC Circuits and Power Systems in Practice

This book is written as a practical power engineering text for engineering students and recent graduates. It contains more than 400 illustrations and is designed to provide the reader with a broad introduction to the subject and to facilitate further study. Many of the examples included come from industry and are not normally covered in […]

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Chemical Biology of Natural Products

Chemical Biology of Natural Products

Chemical biology, biochemistry, and biological chemistry? So what, if anything, are the similarities and differences? One easy definition of the first and last terms would be that Chemical biology = The biology of chemicals, whereas Biological chemistry = The chemistry of biology, and Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of living systems. This definition […]

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Practical Interventional Cardiology: Third Edition

Practical Interventional Cardiology Third Edition

2017 represents an important milestone in Interventional Cardiology as we celebrate both the 40th anniversary of the first percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) by Andreas Grϋntzig in Zurich, Switzerland, and the 50th anniversary of the first coronary artery bypass surgery by Rene Favorolo in the USA. The first patient to undergo PTCA was 39-year-old Adolf […]

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Information Security: The Complete Reference, Second Edition

Information Security The Complete Reference, Second Editio

Dear Reader, You hold in your hands a vast and thorough repository of knowledge and experience. Information security is an incredibly complicated and ever-changing subject, and this book tackles the entire subject. The original concept for this book was to provide a security blueprint or cookbook—a comprehensive guide for building a complete, effective security program. […]

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Financial Accounting 12th Edition

Financial Accounting, 7th Edition

Textbooks continue to play an invaluable role in the teaching and learning environments. Continuing our focus from previous editions, we reached out to accounting instructors in an effort to improve the textbook presentation. Our research informed us of the need to remain current in the areas of emerging topics/trends and to continue to look for […]

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Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh (7th Edition)

Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh (7th Edition)

The development of easy-to-use statistical software like SPSS has changed the way statistics is being taught and learned. No longer do students have to learn a system of elaborate code to conduct simple or complex analyses. Instead, students simply enter their data into the easy-to-use Data Editor. They can then select items from a drop-down […]

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Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Pearson New International Edition

Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Pearson New International Edition

Sedimentary rocks form through a complex set of processes that begins with weathering, the physical disintegration and chemical decomposition of older rock to produces solid particulate residues (resistant minerals and rock fragments) and dissolved chemical substances. Some solid products of weathering may accumulate in situ to form soils that can be preserved in the geologic […]

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Getting to Know ArcGIS 4th Edition

Getting to Know ArcGIS 4th Edition

Getting to Know ArcGIS is a workbook for students and professionals who are getting started in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). Its detailed, step-by-step exercises teach you the core functionality of ArcGIS for Desktop software: how to make maps, carry out spatial analysis, and build and edit spatial databases in the context of […]

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Fundamentals of Geomorphology 4th Edition

Fundamentals of Geomorphology 4th Edition

We are presently living in a time of unparalleled change and when concern for the environment has never been greater. Global warming and climate change, possible rising sea levels, deforestation, desertification, and widespread soil ero sion are just some of the issues of current concern. Although it is the role of human activity in such […]

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Polyelectrolytes: Theory, Properties and Applications

Polyelectrolytes Theory, Properties and Applications

In this book, Chapter One discusses the structural properties and phase behavior of neutral and partially charged diblock copolymers in solution. Chapter Two presents a comprehensive study of the complex physico-chemistry associated with the adsorption of polyelectrolyte layers, both single layer or multilayers formed for oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, onto solid surface, paying special attention to […]

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