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Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Russia and Eurasia/China
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Russia and Eurasia/China
This project began in 1987 with the goal of assembling a basic reference source that provides accurate, clear, and concise descriptions of the cultures of the world. We wanted to be as comprehensive and authoritative as possible: comprehensive, by providing descriptions of all the cultures of each region of the world or by describing a...
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics...
Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks
Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks
On the evening of February 2, 1864, Confederate Commander John Taylor Wood led 250 sailors in two launches and twelve boats to capture the USS Underwriter, a side-wheel steam gunboat anchored on the Neuse River near New Bern, North Carolina. During the ensuing fifteen-minute battle, nine Union crewmen lost their lives, twenty were wounded,...
Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary
Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary
In 2004, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg published C.P.Khares "Encyclopedia of Indian Medicinal Plants" which contained 400 monographs comprising classical as well as contemporary research findings.

"Indian Medicinal Plants. An Illustrated Dictionary" is the second major one-volume reference work by C.P.Khare which has been...

Dried Fruits: Phytochemicals and Health Effects (Hui: Food Science and Technology)
Dried Fruits: Phytochemicals and Health Effects (Hui: Food Science and Technology)

Dried fruits serve as important healthful snack items around the world. They provide a concentrated form of fresh fruits, prepared by different drying techniques. With their unique combination of taste/aroma, essential nutrients, fibre, and phytochemicals or bioactive compounds, dried fruits are convenient for healthy eating and can bridge...

Digital Document Processing: Major Directions and Recent Advances (Advances in Pattern Recognition)
Digital Document Processing: Major Directions and Recent Advances (Advances in Pattern Recognition)
In this book, all the major and frontier topics in the field of document analysis are brought together into a single volume creating a unique reference source.

Highlights include:

- Document structure analysis followed by OCR of Japanese, Tibetan and Indian printed scripts.

- Online and offline handwritten text recognition...

Fundamentals of WiMAX: Understanding Broadband Wireless Networking
Fundamentals of WiMAX: Understanding Broadband Wireless Networking

Fundamentals of WiMAX was consciously written to appeal to a broad audience, and to be of value to anyone who is interested in the IEEE 802.16e standards or wireless broadband networks more generally. The book contains cutting-edge tutorials on the technical and theoretical underpinnings to WiMAX that are not available anywhere else,...

Rough Computing: Theories, Technologies and Applications
Rough Computing: Theories, Technologies and Applications
Rough set theory is a new soft computing tool which deals with vagueness and uncertainty. It has attracted the attention of researchers and practitioners worldwide, and has been successfully applied to many fields such as knowledge discovery, decision support, pattern recognition, and machine learning.

Rough Computing: Theories,...

Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South America
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South America
This volume addresses the cultures of South America south of Panama. As the fourth-largest continent and the southernmost part of the New World land masses, South America encompasses 17,814,435 square kilometers. The continent is politically divided into twelve sovereign republics-Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,...
Protective Effects of Tea on Human Health
Protective Effects of Tea on Human Health

Bringing together the latest research from leading experts, this book provides an indispensable reference on the health benefits of drinking tea. It examines the general health giving properties of tea before moving on to a detailed review of the evidence for the beneficial effects of tea on specific ailments including cancer, the common...

Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India
Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India
Focusing on India between the early nineteenth century and the First World War, Colonial Terror explores the centrality of the torture of Indian bodies to the law-preserving violence of colonial rule and some of the ways in which extraordinary violence was embedded in the ordinary operation of
colonial states. Although
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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life
“Physicist and Ig Nobel Prize–winner Fisher explores how game theory illuminates social behavior in this lively study…. Fisher does succeed in making the complex nature of game theory accessible and relevant, showing how mathematics applies to the dilemmas we face on a daily basis.”

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