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A Physicist on Madison Avenue (Princeton Legacy Library)

Whether discussing theories of cosmology, the physics of making a violin, or the impact of magazine covers on potential buyers, physicist and writer Tony Rothman brings the worlds of the scientist and nonscientist closer together, with amusing and enlightening results. These essays, which bear the mark of Rothman's outspoken humor and dislike for pretense, convey essential ideas to general readers on such topics as the future of the universe, the design of particle accelerators, the intelligent use of statistics, and the making of quality musical instruments. At the same time they provide insight into how the mind of a scientist works, not only in research but also in the "real" world of three-piece suits and mass media. The outlook of physicists, according to the author, often puts them at odds with nonscientists--but Rothman never hides his points of disagreement. In his title essay on being a major magazine editor, he recalls using bell curves and elementary statistics in an attempt to convince the circulation department that fluctuations in sales are unavoidable (despite what they thought). Although Rothman claims that scientists do enjoy playing the role of Faust, the scholar in eternal pursuit of Truth, his essays attest to a scientific interest fully in tune with human concerns. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Fukushima Daiichi: Causes and Consequences (Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research)

On March 11th 2011, the Great East Japan earthquake (GEJE) caused huge tsunamis up to 40 meters, killing 18,500 residents. The earthquake knocked out the Northern Japan Power Grid, while the resulting tsunamis disabled electric power supplies at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi (FD} six- unit nuclear power plant causing a nuclear emergency. This book presents research on the causes and resulting consequences of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Human Toll of the Kashmir Conflict Grief and Courage in a South Asian Borderland

Since 1989, when the movement for Kashmiri independence took the form of an armed insurgency, it has been one of the most highly militarized regions in the world. This book is based on the idea that preserving memory is central to the struggle for justice and to someday rebuild a society shattered by two decades of armed conflict.

Хочу и буду: Принять себя, полюбить жизнь и стать счастливым

Психолог Михаил Лабковский абсолютно уверен, что человек может и имеет право быть счастливым и делать только то, что он хочет. Его книга о том, как понять себя, обрести гармонию и научиться радоваться жизни. Автор исследует причины, препятствующие психически здоровому образу жизни: откуда в нас осознанные и бессознательные тревоги, страхи, неумение слушать себя и строить отношения с другими людьми?

Дикая
Дикая Sented by Musa

О чем эта книга Когда жизнь становится черно-белой, когда нечего терять, нет ни цели, ни будущего, ни желания жить, люди порой решаются на отчаянные поступки. Потеряв мать, разрушив свой брак и связавшись с наркоманом, Шерил дошла до той черты, за которой зияла бездна. Ей нужна была веская причина, чтобы начать новую жизнь, перестать заниматься саморазрушением и попытаться спасти себя. Так начался ее Путь. «Это был мир, в котором я прежде никогда не бывала, однако всегда знала, что он есть. Мир, к которому я брела, спотыкаясь, в скорби, растерянности, страхе и надежде. Этот мир, думала я, сделает меня той женщиной, которой я могла бы стать, и одновременно снова превратит в ту девчонку, которой я когда-то была. Мир размером 60 сантиметров в ширину и 4285 километров в длину. Мир, который назывался Маршрутом Тихоокеанского хребта - МТХ».

The Principle of Least Action

The principle of least action originates in the idea that, if nature has a purpose, it should follow a minimum or critical path. This simple principle, and its variants and generalizations, applies to optics, mechanics, electromagnetism, relativity, and quantum mechanics, and provides an essential guide to understanding the beauty of physics. This unique text provides an accessible introduction to the action principle across these various fields of physics, and examines its history and fundamental role in science. It includes - with varying levels of mathematical sophistication - explanations from historical sources, discussion of classic papers, and original worked examples. The result is a story that is understandable to those with a modest mathematical background, as well as to researchers and students in physics and the history of physics.

Sherman The American Miracle

HERMAN, the American Miracle. In this new AMMO publication, you will find all the necessary information required to paint and weather all your modeling projects involving this famous American-built tank. More than 180 color profiles grouped by war theaters will inspire you to build subjects with the most original and appealing versions and camouflage schemes. This book shows that against conventional wisdom, not all Sherman tanks were painted green. From color schemes that take us to the dusty and scorching sand of the North African desert, through the European battlefields, and ending with vehicles used in the Pacific Theater of Operations, this publication shows many original and rarely seen examples of WWII camouflage schemes. There is an introductory chapter included that analyzes the different versions of the Sherman in an easy and comprehensive manner. Also included is a section that outlines the different colors used to paint each example used by a diverse range of armies throughout the course of the war. Whether you are passionate about this famed tank or are interested in Allied vehicles in general, you cannot miss this book. Soft cover. 80 pages and more than 170 Color Profiles.

50 Years of First-Passage Percolation (University Lecture)

First-passage percolation (FPP) is a fundamental model in probability theory that has a wide range of applications to other scientific areas (growth and infection in biology, optimization in computer science, disordered media in physics), as well as other areas of mathematics, including analysis and geometry. FPP was introduced in the 1960s as a random metric space. Although it is simple to define, and despite years of work by leading researchers, many of its central problems remain unsolved.In this book, the authors describe the main results of FPP, with two purposes in mind. First, they give self-contained proofs of seminal results obtained until the 1990s on limit shapes and geodesics. Second, they discuss recent perspectives and directions including (1) tools from metric geometry, (2) applications of concentration of measure, and (3) related growth and competition models. The authors also provide a collection of old and new open questions. This book is intended as a textbook for a graduate course or as a learning tool for researchers.

John Steinbeck: A Literary Life (Literary Lives)

This book aims to both describe and analyze the way Steinbeck learned the writing craft. It begins with his immersion in the short story, some years after he stopped attending Stanford University. Aside from a weak first novel, his professional writing career began with the publication in 1932 of The Pastures of Heaven, stories set in the Salinas Valley and dedicated to his parents. From that book he wrote truly commanding stories such as The Red Pony. Intermixed with Steinbeck’s journalism about California’s labor difficulties, his writing skill led to his 1930 masterpieces, Of Mice and Men, In Dubious Battle, and The Grapes of Wrath. The latter novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940, led eventually to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. He continued producing such wide-ranging works as The Pearl, East of Eden, The Winter of Our Discontent, and Travels with Charley up to just a few months before his death in 1968.

The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 B.C

For a century following the end of the Lamian War in 322 B.C., Athens' harbour at Pireus was almost constantly occupied by a Macedonian garrison. The Macedonian presence dealt a crucial blow to Athenian independence and Athenian democracy, initiating the first in a long and intermittent series of foreign occupations. The twenty-eight papers in this volume are based on an international conference hosted by the University of Athens in May 2001, and focus on various aspects of Athenian art, archaeology and history in the century of Macedonian domination. They consider Athens' new role as a political stepping stone for potential Successors to the throne of Macedon - Cassander, Demetrios Poliorketes and Antigonos Gonatas were each able to secure Macedonia by using Athens as a power base - and the ways in which Athenian culture was affected by the Macedonian presence. They contribute to the ongoing debate about the reasons for the Macedonian ascendancy, the degree of independence accorded Athens by their Macedonian overlords, the third-century archon list, and changes in Athenian art and architecture.

Marketing Analytics Roadmap: Methods, Metrics, and Tools

Jerry Rackley is Chief Analyst for Demand Metric, a marketing research and advisory firm, where he leads the company's research efforts. His recent studies have covered topics such as: marketing analytics, social media analytics, sales & marketing alignment, online advertising, email marketing, sales enablement, employee engagement, and digital marketing.

Rider
Rider Sented by Michael

When Kane Rider's partner is murdered, he has no time to grieve.

Allusions and Illusions
Allusions and Illusions Sented by Shon

Allusions and Illusions: A Collection of Plays, Short Fiction, Fragmented Memoirs, Poems and Songs is a compilation of plays that allude to other literature, plays, movies, and spiritual, philosophical, and scientific concepts, leaders, and figures.

Innovation Processes in Agro-Ecological Transitions in Developing Countries

This book investigates the interactions between different shifts in innovation models. It underlines ecological conditions and production intensification in the agriculture sector. In total six innovation processes were analyzed in different countries such as Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Haiti, Madagascar and Senegal. The similarities between these case studies are that they all demonstrate that sustainable and sufficient network between actors of the innovation are particularly useful for the development of agricultural innovation systems. The different papers demonstrate that there is a need for more commitment of public policy in innovation processes.

Form 990: Exploring the Form's Complex Schedules (AICPA)

Mastery of the current Form 990 beyond its Core Form pages requires an understanding of the Form's transparency demands relating to multiple complex issues, including: Transactions with certain insiders, expanded disclosure of highly-comp'd individuals' calendar year compensation, identifying and reporting in the presence of, "related organizations," nuances of the two "public support tests", undertaking of foreign operations, and more. This CPE course covers the most advanced tax and nonprofit issues related to Form 990's Schedules. You will not only gain an understanding of the tax and practical points necessary to complete Schedules A, C, F, J, K, L, N, and R of the current Form 990, but you will also be advised as to how to communicate with exempt clients on each of these Schedules' unique demands.

Frequent Frauds Found in Governments and Not-for-Profits (AICPA)

Recognizing fraudulent or deceptive practices is not always easy. What common frauds occur in governments and not-for-profits and how can they be avoided? Illustrating common frauds that make headlines and damage the reputations of government and not-for-profit entities, this CPE course will allow you to sharpen your forensic skills and uncover and avoid fraudulent activities. This course provides an informative case study approach to real world situations. Learning Objectives This course will prepare you to do the following: Determine how interim fraudulent reporting may affect planned reliance on internal controls and any related audit procedures. Identify how personnel policies and procedures can be circumvented and lead to possible fraud or abuse. Apply potential ways to follow up on noted indications of fraud, abuse, and weaknesses in internal control. Determine how management override of internal controls can lead to possible fraud. Analyze how bribes and kickbacks may occur. Identify how donated assets and capital assets in general might be misappropriated.

Tectonic Shifts in Financial Markets: People, Policies, and Institutions

In this wide-ranging book, Wall Street legend Henry Kaufman recounts the events surrounding the catastrophic collapse of Lehman Brothers from his then vantage point on the board. He explains how, ironically, the Federal Reserve’s shortcomings contributed to its growing power. And he argues that Dodd-Frank – by sanctioning rather than truly addressing the too‐big‐to‐fail dilemma – squandered a rare opportunity for essential reform. Whether sparring in print with Citicorp’s mercurial Walter Wriston, consulting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, spurning a deal with junk bond king Michael Milken, or reflecting on his long-time friend Paul Volcker, Kaufman brings readers inside post-war Wall Street. Looking ahead, he dissects major national and global trends and the likely future of credit markets, financial institutions, and leading economies. As we search for bearings in the wake of the 2008 financial debacle, Henry Kaufman offers sage and penetrating analysis of today’s superheated and – he argues – still‐fragile financial world.

Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form (Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design)

Increased redevelopment, the dismantling of public housing, and increasing housing costs are forcing a shift in migration of lower income and transit dependent populations to the suburbs. These suburbs are often missing basic transportation, and strategies to address this are lacking. This absence of public transit creates barriers to viable employment and accessibility to cultural networks, and plays a role in increasing social inequality. This book investigates how housing and transport policy have played their role in creating these "Transit Deserts," and what impact race has upon those likely to be affected. Diane Jones Allen uses research from New Orleans, Baltimore, and Chicago to explore the forces at work in these situations, as well as proposing potential solutions. Mapping, interviews, photographs, and narratives all come together to highlight the inequities and challenges in Transit Deserts, where a lack of access can make all journeys, such as to jobs, stores, or relatives, much more difficult. Alternatives to public transit abound, from traditional methods such as biking and carpooling to more culturally specific tactics, and are examined comprehensively. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in transport planning, urban planning, city infrastructure, and transport geography.

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