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The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919
The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia has not.

"AN EXCELLENT BOOK." —Wall Street Journal • "INCREDIBLE." — John U. Bacon •...

Geophysical Approach to Marine Coastal Ecology: The Case of Iriomote Island, Japan (Springer Oceanography)
Geophysical Approach to Marine Coastal Ecology: The Case of Iriomote Island, Japan (Springer Oceanography)

This book presents recent results of collaborative studies in geophysics and ecology, focusing on the relationship between the physical environment and the distribution of the marine coastal ecosystems. The study area, the Sakiyamawan–Amitoriwan nature conservation area in Iriomote Island of Japan, is the only oceanic nature...

Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Krishna's Lineage: The Harivamsha of Vyasa's Mahabharata
Forming the final part of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, the Harivamsha's main business is to supply narrative details about the great god Vishnu's avatar Krishna Vasudeva, who has been a comparatively minor character in the previous parts of the Mahabharata, despite having taken centre stage in the Bhagavad...
Proceedings of the Tiangong-2 Remote Sensing Application Conference: Technology, Method and Application (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)
Proceedings of the Tiangong-2 Remote Sensing Application Conference: Technology, Method and Application (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering)
This book gathers a selection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Tiangong-2 Data Utilization Conference, which was held in Beijing, China, in December 2018. As the first space laboratory in China, Tiangong-2 carries 3 new types of remote sensing payloads – the Wide-band Imaging Spectrometer (WIS), Three-dimensional Imaging...
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library)
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (Princeton Science Library)

The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic patterns, financial crises, and the failure of materials. In this book, Didier Sornette boldly...

Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld
Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld
I was recently invited to participate in a cyber security dinner discussion by a few members of a well-known Washington, DC, think tank. The idea was that we could enjoy a fine wine and a delicious meal while allowing our hosts to pick our brains about this “cyber warfare stuff.” It seems that the new...
Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction
Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction

Environmental remote sensing is the measurement, from a distance, of the spectral features of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. These measurements are normally made by instruments carried by satellites or aircraft, and are used to infer the nature and characteristics of the land or sea surface, or of the atmosphere, at the...

Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
Mechatronics education has been a constant source of interest to nearly all engineering conferences, and the first chapter in this book is dedicated to this most important subject.

The first paper discusses a very original idea from one of the more innovative pioneers of mechatronics education. This looks at the
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Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)
Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

Saints of Ninth- and Tenth-Century Greece collects funeral orations, encomia, and narrative hagiography. Together, these works illuminate one of the most obscure periods of Greek history?when holy men played central roles as the Byzantine administration reimposed control on southern and central Greece in the wake of Avar,...

Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth
Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth

In this post-natural history guide, Helen Pilcher invites us to meet key species that have been sculpted by humanity.

We are now living through the post-natural phase, where the fate of all living things is irrevocably intertwined with our own. We domesticated animals to suit our needs, and altered their...

Air Pollution: Sources, Impacts and Controls
Air Pollution: Sources, Impacts and Controls
The problem of air pollution has become a global issue, driven by rapid economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization. Pollutants directly emitted into the atmosphere include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur oxides, particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds, carbonaceous particles, dust, and sea-salt. Secondary...
The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook: From Appetizers to Desserts 500 Recipes You Can Make in Advance
The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook: From Appetizers to Desserts 500 Recipes You Can Make in Advance

An impressive collection of 500 recipes at your fingertips!  Make the recipe all at once, if you have time; or, use the accompanying suggestions on what parts are best to make ahead separately if you’re short on time that day. Every recipe has been tested thoroughly on what’s best to make when, and how to store it, to give...

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