Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Thomas D. Gillespie

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781560911999

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 495

View: 1351

Provides a foundation of engineering principles and analytical methods to explain the performance of an automotive vehicle. Chapters focus on acceleration performance, braking performance, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, ride, steady-state cornering, suspensions, steering systems, rollover, and

Philosophical Dimensions in Mathematics Education

Author: Karen Francois,Jean Paul Van Bendegem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387715754

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 8964

This book brings together diverse recent developments exploring the philosophy of mathematics in education. The unique combination of ethnomathematics, philosophy, history, education, statistics and mathematics offers a variety of different perspectives from which existing boundaries in mathematics education can be extended. The ten chapters in this book offer a balance between philosophy of and philosophy in mathematics education. Attention is paid to the implementation of a philosophy of mathematics within the mathematics curriculum.

Organ Shortage: The Solutions

Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, 13–15 June 1994

Author: J.-L. Touraine,J. Traeger,H. Bétuel,Jean-Michel Dubernard,J.P. Revillard,C. Dupuy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401102015

Category: Medical

Page: 381

View: 1027

Organ Shortage: The Solutions is the latest subject in the Continuing Education series, organized by Fondation Marcel Mérieux and Université Claude Bernard in Lyon. The annual subject is chosen to reflect the status of the topical issues of the year, as taught by leading international experts. The contribution of transplantation and clinical immunology to advanced medicine is considerable and promising. The annual volumes in this series keep the reader abreast of these developments.

Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture

Author: Maggie O'Neill,Lizzie Seal

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230577849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 6675

Taking the notion of transgression – the breaking of boundaries – as its starting point, this book brings a fresh approach to cultural criminology by exploring representations of the transgressive in fictive texts and ethnographic research. Chapters focus on topics of urgent contemporary interest, including school shooters, violent female avengers, sex workers, those labelled 'mad', serial killers, asylum seekers and skid row residents. The book is interdisciplinary in scope, blending insights from film and media studies, literary criticism and psycho-social analysis with cultural criminology. It also presents cutting edge, participatory arts-based ethnography carried out in the UK and Canada.

American Culture in the 1950s

Author: Martin Halliwell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748628908

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4946

This book provides a stimulating account of the dominant cultural forms of 1950s America: fiction and poetry; theatre and performance; film and television; music and radio; and the visual arts. Through detailed commentary and focused case studies of influential texts and events - from Invisible Man to West Side Story, from Disneyland to the Seattle World's Fair, from Rear Window to The Americans - the book examines the way in which modernism and the cold war offer two frames of reference for understanding the trajectory of postwar culture. The two core aims of this volume are to chart the changing complexion of American culture in the years following World War II and to provide readers with a critical investigation of 'the 1950s'. The book provides an intellectual context for approaching 1950s American culture and considers the historical impact of the decade on recent social and cultural developments.

Two Powers in Heaven

Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism

Author: Alan F. Segal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780391041721

Category: Religion

Page: 313

View: 530

In this study of the rabbinic heretics who believed in "Two Powers in Heaven," Alan Segal explores some relationships between rabbinic Judaism, Merkabah mysticism, and early Christianity. "Two Powers in Heaven" was a very early category of heresy. It was one of the basic categories by which the rabbis perceived the new phenomenon of Christianity and one of the central issues over which Judaism and Christianity separated. Segal reconstructs the development of the heresy through prudent dating of the stages of the rabbinic traditions. The basic heresy involved interpreting scripture to say that a principal angelic or hypostatic manifestation in heaven was equivalent to God. The earliest heretics believed in two complementary powers in heaven, while later heretics believed in two opposing powers in heaven. Segal stresses the importance of perceiving the relevance of rabbinic material for solving traditional problems of New Testament and gnostic scholarship, and at the same time maintains the necessity of reading those literatures for dating rabbinic material. Please note that "Two Powers in Heaven" was previously published by Brill in hardback, ISBN 90 04 05453 7 (no longer available).

The Shock Absorber Handbook

Author: John Dixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470516429

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 8334

Every one of the many millions of cars manufactured annually worldwide uses shock absorbers, otherwise known as dampers. These form a vital part of the suspension system of any vehicle, essential for optimizing road holding, performance and safety. This, the second edition of the Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999), remains the only English language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this second edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book to bring it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. "The Shock Absorber Handbook, 2nd Edition" provides a thorough treatment of the issues surrounding the design and selection of shock absorbers. It is an invaluable handbook for those working in industry, as well as a principal reference text for students of mechanical and automotive engineering.

Topics in Audiovisual Translation

Author: Pilar Orero

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027295123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

View: 7947

The late twentieth-century transition from a paper-oriented to a media-oriented society has triggered the emergence of Audiovisual Translation as the most dynamic and fastest developing trend within Translation Studies. The growing interest in this area is a clear indication that this discipline is going to set the agenda for the theory, research, training and practice of translation in the twenty-first century. Even so, this remains a largely underdeveloped field and much needs to be done to put Screen Translation, Multimedia Translation or the wider implications of Audiovisual Translation on a par with other fields within Translation Studies. In this light, this collection of essays reflects not only the “state of the art” in the research and teaching of Audiovisual Translation, but also the professionals’ experiences. The different contributions cover issues ranging from reflections on professional activities, to theory, the impact of ideology on Audiovisual Translation, and the practices of teaching and researching this new and challenging discipline.In expanding further the ground covered by the John Benjamins’ book (Multi)Media Translation (2001), this book seeks to provide readers with a deeper insight into some of the specific concepts, problems, aims and terminology of Audiovisual Translation, and, by this token, to make these specificities emerge from within the wider nexus of Translation Studies, Film Studies and Media Studies. In a quickly developing technical audiovisual world, Audiovisual Translation Studies is set to become the academic field that will address the complex cultural issues of a pervasively media-oriented society.


The Artist's Mind

Author: Theodore Reff

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870991469

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 3973

Essays on the intellectual power and originality of Degas's complex art, on his technical innovations, and on his contrasts with leading writers are illustrated by reproductions of selected paintings and drawings. Bibliogs

Microbiology of Extreme Soils

Author: Patrice Dion,Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540742319

Category: Science

Page: 369

View: 2361

This volume provides a comprehensive coverage of the principal extreme soil ecosystems of natural and anthropogenic origin. Extreme soils oppose chemical or physical limits to colonization by most soil organisms and present the microbiologist with exciting opportunities. Described here are a range of fascinating environments from permafrost to Martian soils. The book includes chapters on basic research in addition to applications in biotechnology and bioremediation.

Creolizing Europe

Legacies and Transformations

Author: Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez,Shirley Anne Tate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781381712

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4032

Creolizing Europe critically interrogates creolization as the decolonial, rhizomatic thinking necessary for understanding the cultural and social transformations set in motion through trans/national dislocations. Exploring the usefulness, transferability, and limitations of creolization for thinking post/coloniality, raciality and othering not only as historical legacies but as immanent to and constitutive of European societies, this volume develops an interdisciplinary dialogue between the social sciences and the humanities. It juxtaposes US-UK debates on 'hybridity', 'mixed-race' and the 'Black Atlantic' with Caribbean and Latin American theorizations of cultural mixing in order to engage with Europe as a permanent scene of Edouard Glissant's creolization. Further, through a comparative methodological angle, the focus on Europe is broadened in order to understand the role of Europe's colonial past in the shaping of its post/migrant and diasporic present. 'Europe' thus becomes an expanded and contested term, unthinkable without reference to its historical legacies and possible futures. While not all the contributions in this volume explicitly address Edouard Glissant's approach to creolization, they all engage with aspects of his thinking. All of the chapters explore the usefulness, transferability, and limitations of creolization to the European context. As such, this edited collection offers a significant contribution and intervention in the fields of European Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Cultural Studies on two levels. First, by emphasizing that race and "cultural mixing" are central to any thinking about and theorization on/of Europe, and second, by applying Glissant's perspective to a variety of empirical work on diasporic spaces, conviviality, citizenship, aesthetics, race, racism, sexuality, gender, cultural representation and memory. "

Selling Sounds

Author: David Suisman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674054687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 9540

From Tin Pan Alley to grand opera, player-pianos to phonograph records, David Suisman explores the rise of music as big business and the creation of a radically new musical culture. Provocative, original, and lucidly written, Selling Sounds reveals the commercial architecture of America’s musical life.

The Secret Power of Music

The Transformation of Self and Society through Musical Energy

Author: David Tame

Publisher: Destiny Books

ISBN: 9780892810567

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 6312

This study of the hidden side of music and its subtle effects is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject.

The Architecture of Deconstruction

Derrida's Haunt

Author: Mark Wigley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731140

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

View: 5376

Nowhere, Mark Wigley asserts, are the stakes higher for deconstruction than inarchitecture - architecture is the Achilles' heel of deconstructive discourse, the point ofvulnerability upon which all of its arguments -depend. In this book Wigley redefines the question ofdeconstruction and architecture. By locating the architecture already hidden within deconstructivediscourse, he opens up more radical possibilities for both architecture and deconstruction, offeringa way of rethinking the institution of architecture while using architecture to rethinkdeconstructive discourse.Wigley relentlessly tracks the tacit argument about architecture embeddedwithin Jacques Derrida's discourse, a curious line of argument that passes through each of thephilosopher's texts. He argues that this seemingly tenuous thread actually binds those texts, actingas their source of strength but also their point of greatest weakness. Derrida's work is seen torender architecture at once more complex, uncanny, pervasive, unstable, brutal, enigmatic, anddevious, if not insidious, while needing itself to be subjected to an architecturalinterrogation.Wigley provocatively turns Derrida's reading strategy back on his texts to expose thearchitectural dimension of their central notions like law, economy, writing, place, domestication,translation, vomit, spacing, laughter, and dance. Along the way he highlights new aspects of therelationship between Heidegger and Derrida, explores the structural role of ornament and the elusivearchitecture of haunting, while presenting a fascinating account of the institutional politics ofarchitecture.Mark Wigley is Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at PrincetonUniversity.

It's the Middle Class, Stupid!

Author: James Carville,Stan Greenberg

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0142196959

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 1870

Explores how worldviews on the state of the American economy differ between the public and elected officials, sharing assessments of areas where the government has erred and actions that voters can take.

Central Africa to 1870

Zambezia, Zaire and the South Atlantic

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521284448

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 5839

The complete Cambridge History of Africa aims to present the most comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of historical development on the African continent and will be valuable to both students and teachers of African history.

Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom

An Introduction to Bionanotechnology

Author: Ehud Gazit

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1848169310

Category: Science

Page: 197

View: 8260

This expanded and updated edition of the 2007 version introduces readers from various backgrounds to the rapidly growing interface between biology and nanotechnology. It intellectually integrates concepts, applications, and outlooks from these major scientific fields and presents them to readers from diverse backgrounds in a comprehensive and didactic manner.Written by two leading nanobiologists actively involved at the forefront of the field both as researchers and educators, this book takes the reader from the fundamentals of nanobiology to the most advanced applications.The book fulfils a unique niche: to address not only students, but also scientists who are eager (and nowadays obliged) to learn about other state-of-the-art disciplines. The book is written in such a way as to be accessible to biologists, chemists, and physicists with no background in nanotechnology (for example biologists who are interested in inorganic nanostructures or physicists who would like to learn about biological assemblies and applications thereof). It is reader-friendly and will appeal to a wide audience not only in academia but also in the industry and anyone interested in learning more about nanobiotechnology.

Chassis Engineering

Author: Herb Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 133

View: 2246

Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs

Election Administration

Designing Dimensions of Legal Reform

Author: Carl W. Dundas

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504940350

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

View: 6940

The legal design is the key instrument in creating the substratum of good election administration. It is the legal design of the electoral framework that facilitates the application of best electoral practices and empowers electoral management bodies to create, maintain, and apply best electoral practices. It is the legal design that sets the tone for transparency, creates the tools for good management practices, and ensures the maintenance of oversight of a level playing field during election campaigns. The reform of election administration is often triggered by post-general elections’ performance audits to identify and remedy weaknesses observed at the last general election and enables the election environment to be resilient and experience continuous renewal through the legal reform process.