Author: Julieanna Preston
Publisher: Academy Press
What is exactly meant by "atmosphere" when describing a room? Does it refer to space, decor, lighting, or color? While often referred to in design magazines, atmosphere, and, more critically, the elements that create it, have rarely been analyzed. Written by a leading designer and academic, Interior Atmospheres, the latest issue of AD, offers an in-depth examination of the subject of interior atmosphere in three parts: the speculative, the evocative, and the conversant. In the speculative section, a number of prominent designers, such as Claudio Lazzarini and Philip Stark, "speculate" on an interior, creating original interiors. The evocative section deals with ephemeral projects and the more transient qualities of space. The conversant section features interviews with prominent designers and thinkers, including architect and theorist Joel Saunders and architect Wolf Prix. Here is a fascinating look at one of design's most compelling, yet elusive subjects for architects, interior designers, and students alike.
Author: W. J. Thomas, Barry D. Crittenden
Introduction to adsorption processes and applications; Adsorbents; Thermodynamics and equilibrium; Kinetics; Processes and cycles; Modelling and design; Examples of pressure swing adsorption; Examples of thermal swing adsorption; The Literature of adsorption.
Publisher: Academy Press
Made in India Guest-edited by Kazi K Ashraf The architectural and urban landscape of India is being remade in unexpected and exuberant ways. New economic growth, the infiltration of global media and technologies, and the transnational reach of the diasporic Indian have unleashed a new cultural and social dynamic. While the dynamic is most explicit and visible in the context of the Indian city, a different set of transformations is taking place in the rural milieu. Yet, as the political writer Sunil Khilnani notes, the world's sense of India, of what it stands for and what it wishes to become, seems as confused and divided today as is India's own sense of itself. It is a challenge, in these conditions, to explore how the deeply entrenched histories and traditions of India are being reimagined, and how questions of the extraordinary diversity of India are being reinterpreted in its architectural and urban landscape. AD traces this compelling story through the writings of Prem Chandavarkar, Sunil Khilnani, Anupama Kundoo, Reinhold Martin, Michael Sorkin, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, and others, as well as through the work of some 25 practices currently producing work on the Indian subcontinent.
Author: Josef Krecek, Martin Haigh, Thomas Hofer, Eero Kubin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject. The focus of the book is particularly on monitoring, research, and modelling the interactions between the climate, water cycle, and aquatic ecosystem. The issues of watershed management in mountain regions in different parts of Europe, Africa, America and Asia have been the central theme of the book, which is basically divided into five sections: Institutional aspects in control of mountain regions; Stream-flow processes in mountain catchments; Water chemistry and biota in mountain streams and lakes; Effects of forest practices and climate change on hydrological phenomena; and Soil conservation and control of floods and landslides. The contributions have been peer-reviewed and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the specialised areas of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology, economy and sociology. The practical applications and management strategies mentioned in the book, deal with the integrated resource management approach, based on the compromise between the development, conservation/ protection of the nature. Finally, the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and ecosystem prevalent in a mountain catchment are discussed in detail.
Author: Kirsten Heimann, Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan, Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
This book details three main topics: the screening and characterization of hydrocarbons from air, soil and water; technologies in the biodegradation of hydrocarbons; and the bioconversion of hydrocarbons for biofuel/chemicals, as well as recent developments in the remediation of hydrocarbons and their environmental benefits. The first section focuses on screening methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis of hydrocarbons from soil, air and water environments, speciation of hydrocarbons, and natural bioremediation strategies in such environments. The second section examines technologies for removing hydrocarbon contaminants from various environments, especially advanced technologies for the removal of hydrocarbons and in-situ and ex-situ remediation strategies and problems, as well as concrete case studies. The last section, covering the bioconversion of hydrocarbons for biofuel/chemicals, highlights the biochemicals and bioproducts developed from hydrocarbons, with a particular focus on biochemical and chemical technologies used to produce biopolymers, biofuel precursors and commodity chemicals from hydrocarbons.
Author: Jason Cranford Teague
Publisher: Peachpit Press
• • Picks up where DHTML and CSS Visual QuickStart Guide leaves off, allowing advanced designers to create ever more ambitious sites! • Author is a seasoned Web designer, having created sites for Coca-Cola, CNN, Bell South, DuPont, and more. • Up-to-date volume covers the latest developments in DHTML and CSS Web design – accessible sites, migrating from table-based layouts, and more!
Author: Richard Hooker, Steve Monas
Publisher: Steve Monas
A Complete Guide to Starting and Growing Your Own Business On A Shoestring Budget The Cheat Sheet for Business. For the millions who start a new business every year on the barest of resources, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible is like hiring a high-level consultant to deal with the bewildering maze of issues from finance to marketing to technology that all entrepreneurs face. Every business is nothing but a series of decisions which can make or break the business. You could say that, if there's a science of business, it's the science of making good decisions. And every bootstrap entrepreneur faces the daunting task of making ALL the business decisions, any one of which could either doom the enterprise or catapult it to stratospheric success. That meas that every entrepreneur has to quickly get up to speed on every issue their business faces. Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible is the most exhaustive set of practical resources collected to empower entrepreneurs to make the right decisions on a limited budget, from business concept to product development to Web marketing. We call a "consultant in a book," there to give considered and experienced answers to the infinite questions that come up. Shoestring Venture-The Start-up Bible All entrepreneurs - even the smallest operating on the tightest of budgets - have the opportunity to build powerful start-up organizations without ever really having to walk out the front door. Using global communications and data networks, even bootstrap entrepreneurs can staff an entire organization with every human resource and skill they need at rock-bottom prices. In short, anyone can run a virtual organization using only a desktop or laptop computer. Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible gives bootstrap entrepreneurs all the resources they need to build truly effective startups using the magic of outsourcing and offshoring. This is the century for small business . . . You have the tools to build a powerful start-up organization, from financing to product development to marketing, without ever really having to walk out your front door. Using global communications and data networks, you can staff an entire organization with every human resource and skill you need at rock-bottom prices. You are, in short, running a virtual organization using only a desktop or laptop computer. It's the magic of outsourcing. It means that you can be a pretty formidable player in the business world. Why? Because it permits you to focus your energies on what brings real value to your business-what you do best. That's what this book is all about. Shoestring Venture gives you the tools you need to start your new venture or take your current business several levels higher by exploiting the resources our interconnected world offers you. Chapters: Startup, Finance, Taxes, & Banking, Hardware and Software, Bringing Your Products to Market, Outsourcing Your Back Office, Information Technology, Web and Ecommerce, and Promoting Your Product: Marketing & Sales
Author: Paulo S.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
The massive grasslands of Brazil -- known as the cerrados -- which cover roughly a quarter of its land surface and are among the most threatened regions in South America, have received little media attention. This book brings together leading researchers on the area to produce the first detailed account in English of the natural history and ecology of the cerrado/savanna ecosystem. Given their extent and threatened status, the richness of their flora and fauna, and the lack of familiarity with their unique ecology at the international level, the cerrados are badly in need of this important and timely work.
Author: Rod Stephens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Quickly learn to program in C# programming with this unique book and video package C# 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition is your quick and easy guide to programming in C#, even if you have no programming experience at all. Updated to align with the latest C# standard, this book is your comprehensive beginner's guide, with each lesson supplemented by a video, for over ten hours of video training. Each chapter focuses on a specific concept or technique, with detailed, easy-to-follow explanation followed by a hands-on exercise. The goals of each exercise are outlined in advance to help you understand what you're working toward, and step-by-step instructions walk you through the operation from start to finish. Complex areas are clarified with specifically highlighted pointers that head off confusion, and additional exercises are provided so you can practice your new skills. Full instructor ancillaries are included to make this guide classroom ready, and the author's own website offers ongoing support. C# has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world, with millions of lines of code used in businesses and applications of all types and sizes. This book helps you dive right in so you can start programming right away. Start right in with the latest C# standard Learn at your own pace, with hands-on practice Clear up confusion and work around common obstacles Build your own Windows, .NET, and mobile applications C# has become a increasingly popular and in-demand programming skillsets. If you've decided to learn C#, this 24-Hour Trainer is your ultimate guide.
Author: Prasenjit Mondal, Ajay K. Dalai
Publisher: CRC Press
Increased research is going on to explore the new cleaner options for the utilization of natural resources. This book aims to provide the scientific knowhow and orientation in the area of the emerging technologies for utilization of natural resources for sustainable development to the readers. The book includes production of energy and lifesaving drugs using natural resources as well as reduction of wastage of resources like water and energy for sustainable development in both technological as well as modeling aspects.
Author: Cristian Andreescu, Adrian Clenci
The volume includes selected and reviewed papers from the European Automotive Congress held in Bucharest, Romania, in November 2015. Authors are experts from research, industry and universities coming from 14 countries worldwide. The papers are covering the latest developments in fuel economy and environment, automotive safety and comfort, automotive reliability and maintenance, new materials and technologies, traffic and road transport systems, advanced engineering methods and tools, as well as advanced powertrains and hybrid and electric drives.
Author: James F. Schnabel
This volume describes the initial direction and strategy of the first major though limited war that the United States was to fight on the continent of Asia in the era of global tension that followed World War II. There are marked similarities as well as some basic differences between the war in Korea and the war that would follow a decade later in Southeast Asia, and certainly the study of both is necessary to understand the limitations on armed conflict under the shadow of nuclear holocaust. One can also discern in this volume the importance of individuals in altering the course of human events and the fate of nations, the wider concerns that preclude the massing by a world power of its military strength in one direction, and many other facets of the nation's recent military history it behooves all thoughtful Americans to ponder. Colonel Schnabel's work is the third to appear in a planned 5-volume history of the United States Army in the Korean War. It complements the detailed account of operations from June to November 1950, South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu, published in 1961, and the sequel to it still in preparation that will cover tactical operations through June 1951. The volume entitled Truce Tent and Fighting Front, published in 1966, covers the last two years of the war, and a logistical history of the Korean conflict is also scheduled to appear. Both military and civilian students and the scholarly reading public should find in this book much that is illuminating and provocative of reflection, and not only about events that happened more than two decades ago. James L. Collins, Jr. Brigadier General, USA Chief of Military History
Author: Chuan-Feng Chen, Yun Shen
This book systematically reviews recent advances in the synthetic methods and applications of helicenes. The first part of this book introduces the nomenclature and structural features of helicenes. The second part reviews several classic and useful methods as well as recently-developed approaches for the preparation and functionalization of helicenes, including photocyclization and Diels-Alder reactions, which are two important breakthroughs in the syntheses of helicenes. In the last part, the applications of helicenes in asymmetric syntheses, molecular machines, molecular recognition, self-assembly and other fields are discussed. This book provides a useful reference source for researchers and graduate students working not only in the area of helicene chemistry, but also in other research areas including materials science, supramolecular chemistry, coordination chemistry, and physical organic chemistry. Chuan-Feng Chen is a Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Author: Carl Mottram
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Use this authoritative guide as an on-the-job reference - and to prepare for the CPFT and RPFT credentialing examinations! Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 11th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of common pulmonary function tests, testing techniques, and the pathophysiology that may be evaluated by each test. It also includes information on equipment, computers, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions including asthma, COPD, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. Written by Carl Mottram, a well-known expert in pulmonary function procedures, this bestselling guide helps you get accurate test results every time. Entry- and Advanced-Level objectives prepare you for success on the Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist and Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist credentialing examinations, and follow the content guidelines suggested by the CPFT and RPFT exam matrices from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). How To boxes provide step-by-step guidelines to performing pulmonary function tests, taking the guesswork out of completing accurate and result-producing tests. PFT Tips highlight and reinforce the most important Pulmonary Function Testing information in every chapter. Case studies provide problem-solving challenges for common clinical cases, including each case history, PFT testing results, a technologist’s comments, and questions and answers. Convenient study features include key terms, chapter outlines, learning objectives, suggested readings, a glossary, and self-assessment questions. Authoritative, comprehensive resource conveys state-of-the-art information, and eliminates the need to search for information in other sources. Criteria for acceptability and repeatability are included in each test section, as well as interpretive strategies to help you adhere to recognized testing standards. NEW! UPDATED content reflects the latest guidelines, testing procedure recommendations, and interpretive strategies of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society as well as the newest guidelines for exercise testing from the American Thoracic Society/American College of Chest Physicians. NEW! Practice tests on the Evolve companion website help you apply the knowledge learned in the text. NEW! Summary Points at the end of chapters reinforce important entry-level and advanced-level concepts.