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Making Waves: The Story of Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer (Astronomers' Universe)
Making Waves: The Story of Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer (Astronomers' Universe)

This book is an abbreviated, partly re-written version of "Under the Radar - The First Woman in Radio Astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott." It addresses a general readership interested in historical and sociological aspects of astronomy and presents the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912 – 1981). As the first female radio astronomer...

Discrete or Continuous?: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics
Discrete or Continuous?: The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics

The idea of infinity plays a crucial role in our understanding of the universe, with the infinite spacetime continuum perhaps the best-known example - but is spacetime really continuous? Throughout the history of science, many have felt that the continuum model is an unphysical idealization, and that spacetime should be thought of as...

Toxin: The Cunning of Bacterial Poisons
Toxin: The Cunning of Bacterial Poisons

What do the following have in common: the promise of Botox as the key to everlasting youthful looks; E. coli O157 hamburger disease; a mysterious illness which killed 35 heroin users in 2000; and the assassination by poisoned umbrella-tip of a Bulgarian dissident in the 1970s? The answer is that all of these are caused by toxins, the powerful...

Animation Writing and Development, : From Script Development to Pitch (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation)
Animation Writing and Development, : From Script Development to Pitch (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation)
"The real value of this tome lies in its concise technical approach, offering newcomers various route-maps through the storytelling maze." - Imagine magazine

Become a successful Animation Writer!

The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and
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SiGe and Si Strained-Layer Epitaxy for Silicon Heterostructure Devices
SiGe and Si Strained-Layer Epitaxy for Silicon Heterostructure Devices
What seems routine today was not always so. The field of Si-based heterostructures rests solidly on the shoulders of materials scientists and crystal growers, those purveyors of the semiconductor “black arts” associated with the deposition of pristine films of nanoscale dimensionality onto enormous Si wafers with near infinite...
Schrodinger's Rabbits: The Many Worlds of Quantum
Schrodinger's Rabbits: The Many Worlds of Quantum
"Usually quantum fuzziness appears only in ultratiny arenas, on a scale smaller than a golf ball to the degree that the golf ball is smaller than Texas. But nowadays, in labs around the world, scientists are plotting to release quantum weirdness from its subatomic prison. Before too long, quantum news won't be just for the science section...
Hip: The History (P.S.)
Hip: The History (P.S.)

Hip: The History is the story of how American pop culture has evolved throughout the twentieth century to its current position as world cultural touchstone. How did hip become such an obsession? From sex and music to fashion and commerce, John Leland tracks the arc of ideas as they move from subterranean Bohemia to Madison Avenue and...

Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action
Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action
Line of Business applications. Think about this term for a moment—Line of Business. Yes, Business. Business means change. Changes are happening faster than we usually think it is possible. How can we deal with it? With the right set of knowledge and tools, of course!

Business, nowadays, is more demanding
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The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves
The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves

This is the story of a few human genes and how we discovered what these genes do. We each have around 25,000 genes, but the genes in this story are those that vary the most from person to person. These genes--called compatibility genes--are, in effect, a molecular signature that distinguishes each of us as individuals. Davis tells the...

Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering, Volume 11
Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering, Volume 11
The idea of editing a book on modern software architectures and tools for CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) came about when the editors of this volume realized that existing titles relating to CAPE did not include references to the design and development of CAPE software.

Scientific software is needed to solve CAPE related
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Big Change at Best Buy: Working Through Hypergrowth to Sustained Excellence
Big Change at Best Buy: Working Through Hypergrowth to Sustained Excellence

Designed to redefine successful change management in corporate America, Big Change at Best Buy offers hard-won lessons and the tools every executive and manager needs—in every business and every industry—to turn management practices and culture focused on rapid growth into the type of disciplined, customer-centered operation...

Beginning Facebook Game Apps Development (Beginning Apress)
Beginning Facebook Game Apps Development (Beginning Apress)
Facebook has emerged over the last several years as the dominant social space. Their astronomical growth has made it the platform for social interaction on the web. Although there have been some hiccups along the way with privacy concerns, Facebook continues to grow and provide a space for users worldwide to interact with one...
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