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Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

With the advent of CCDs and webcams, the focus of amateur astronomy has to some extent shifted from science to art. Visual work in astronomy has a rich history. Today, imaging is now more prominent. However there is still much for the visual amateur astronomer to do, and visual work is still a valid component of amateur astronomy. Paul...

Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG
Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG
Learn how to think before you animate. Thinking Animation is a one-of-a-kind book that emphasizes how artists can use traditional animation techniques and principles with the computer generated animation technology of today. Written by seasoned animators with experience in both 2D and CG, Thinking Animation is an exquisite guide aimed at...
Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook (2nd Edition)
Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook (2nd Edition)
If you can think of the problem, Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook probably has the solution--at least when it comes to networking problems. This 714-page tome is absolutely phenomenal in scope. Though you may not find in-depth scholarly discussions of networking woes, you will find pragmatic tips that can help you through an...
Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas
Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas

When does the pursuit of self-interest go too far, lapsing into morally unacceptable behaviour? Until the unprecedented events of the recent global financial crisis economists often seemed unconcerned with this question, even suggesting that "greed is good." A closer look, however, suggests that greed and lust are generally...

The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
Of all the British monarchs who have claimed they ruled the seas, just one, King William IV, has been a truly professional seafarer.

Known as the ‘Sailor King’ in his own lifetime, he saw himself as a naval officer who happened to become the sovereign, rather than a monarch who had been a naval
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The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World

How silver influenced two hundred years of world history, and why it matters today

This is the story of silver’s transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by
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Post-Oil Energy Technology: The World's First Solar-Hydrogen Demonstration Power Plant
Post-Oil Energy Technology: The World's First Solar-Hydrogen Demonstration Power Plant
A solution to the climate and energy crisis

Demonstrating the feasibility of a clean, renewable global energy future, Post-Oil Energy Technology: The World’s First Solar-Hydrogen Demonstration Power Plant describes the detailed design of the first 1,000 megawatt solar power plant with hydrogen storage.

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North Korea: The Struggle Against American Power
North Korea: The Struggle Against American Power
George W. Bush's infamous remark about the 'Axis of Evil' brought North Korea dramatically back into the international spotlight. During the late 1990s relations between North Korea and the US and its allies were on the mend. However, the election of George W. Bush resulted in renewed crisis. The nuclear accord between the two...
Water Dynamics in Plant Production
Water Dynamics in Plant Production
The source of life is water. Life began in the oceans, which represent the largest stock of water on Earth. Much less water is stored below the land surface in the form of fresh groundwater, amounting to not quite 0.8% of the earth’s total water reserves, while lakes and rivers combined only contribute a further...
Hermann von Helmholtzs Mechanism: The Loss of Certainty: A Study on the Transition from Classical to Modern Philosophy of Nature (Archimedes)
Hermann von Helmholtzs Mechanism: The Loss of Certainty: A Study on the Transition from Classical to Modern Philosophy of Nature (Archimedes)
Two seemingly contradictory tendencies have accompanied the development of the natural sciences in the past 150 years. On the one hand, the natural sciences have been instrumental in effecting a thoroughgoing transformation of social structures and have made a permanent impact on the conceptual world of human beings. This historical period has, on...
Windows 2000 Performance Guide
Windows 2000 Performance Guide
The load your users place on your Windows 2000 servers may increase approximately linearly over time, but that's no guarantee that the servers' performance will degrade smoothly and predictably. Rather--and this is the crux of Windows 2000 Performance Guide--a modest increase in workload can often cause a significant, even catastrophic,...
Practical Risk Management
Practical Risk Management
In early 1995 people were glued to their television sets watching the aftermath of a very large earthquake in the city of Kobe in western Japan. Little did they suspect the deep-seated implications of this event on the financial markets in general, and on the Bank of England in particular. The earthquake caused a major sell-off in the already...
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