• History
      January 2007

      L’embryon et son âme dans les sources grecques (VIe s. av. J.-C.-Ve s. apr. J.-C.)

      by Marie-Hélène CONGOURDEAU 

      Comment l’âme vient-elle à l’embryon? Quel rapport le corps entretient-il avec son âme? Cet ouvrage explore les théories des tenants d’une épopée de l’âme tombée du ciel, attelée à un corps et cherchant à regagner le monde des esprits purs, et celles des irréductibles de l’âme non séparable pour qui l’âme ne peut se concevoir indépendamment du corps qu’elle anime. D’où vient l’âme? Quand s’unit-elle au corps en gestation? L’enquête montre que c’est sur ces fondations que se bâtira la réflexion médiévale, avec ses retombées juridiques et éthiques.

    • Children's & YA
      November 2015

      AbbeyLoo and Gus the Talking Toad

      by Tammy Cortez

      AbbeyLoo is a curious little girl with a BIG imagination. This imagination takes AbbeyLoo to some very exciting and often unexpected places. AbbeyLoo loves exploring her backyard. There is always something new to see. Her favorite find is the many toads that roam her backyard. AbbeyLoo loves to carefully catch the toads and pet them and talk to them. Normally they don’t talk back, but today is totally different. Follow along with AbbeyLoo on her latest adventure as she meets Gus, the talking toad.

    • Mind, Body, Spirit
      January 2013

      What Is God?

      Rolling Back the Veil

      by Horner, Christine

      Thousands of years into human history, though we’ve advanced technologically as a species, very little has been resolved in regard to humanity’s existential dilemmas . . . UNTIL NOW. Something miraculous is happening. The invisible is becoming visible. Human consciousness is taking a quantum leap into territory previously unknown. In this provocative book, you are asked to let go of your culture and conditioning. To understand our external world, it is time to inquire within and explore the mystery anew. WHAT IS GOD? MERGING SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY: • The Unifying Theory of Everything • Science, Religion and the Brain • Who You Are and Your Purpose • Evolution vs. Creationism • The Garden of Eden • About Adam & Eve • Heaven on Earth • The Story of Creation • The Big Bang Myth • Good and Evil • The Holy Trinity • Who’s In Charge • Heaven on Earth www.ChristineHorner.com

    • Science & Mathematics
      January 2018

      Energetic Materials Encyclopedia

      by Thomas M. Klapötke

      This encyclopedia on energetic materials combines the information on chemical formulae, physical and chemical properties and manufacturing methods, measuring techniques and methods, detection, analytics, stability, aging, applications and toxicology all in one book. Trade names, company names and military short names are provided for many of the materials listed. Safety data and transport regulations are also discussed. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      January 2017

      Microwave Chemistry

      by Giancarlo Cravotto, Diego Carnaroglio

      Microwave Chemistry changed the way to work in chemical laboratories and is an established state-of-the-art technology to accelarate and enhance chemical processes. Intented to not only give an overview on the technology, its historical development and theoretical background, it also presents the exceptionally broad spectrum of applications. This book aims to enable graduate students and scientist to learn and apply the methods successfully. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      October 2016

      Tensor Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

      by Boris Khoromskij

      This book presents an introduction to the modern tensor-structured numerical methods in scientific computing. In recent years these methods have been shown to provide a powerful tool for efficient computations in higher dimensions, thus overcoming the so-called “curse of dimensionality,” a problem that encompasses various phenomena that arise when analyzing and organizing data in high-dimensional spaces. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      October 2017

      Ordinary Differential Equations

      Example-driven, Including Maple Code

      by Radu Precup

      Precup's introduction into Ordinary Differential Equations combines models arising in physics and biology for motivation with rigorous reasoning in describing the theory of ODEs and applications and computer simulations with Maple. While offering a concise course of the theory of ODEs it enables the reader to enter thie field of computer simulations. Thus, it is a valuable read for students of mathematics as well as physics and engineering. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      September 2016


      In Cosmetic and Personal Care

      by Tharwat F. Tadros

      Formulations starts with a general introduction, explaining interaction forces between particles and droplets, self-assembly systems, polymeric surfactants and nanoemulsions. The second part covers the industrial examples ranging from foams, soaps over to hair care, sunscreen and make-up products. Combines information needed by formulation chemists as well as researchers in the cosmetic industry due the increasing number of products. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      January 2017

      Tensor Numerical Methods in Electronic Structure Calculations

      Basic Algorithms and Applications

      by Venera Khoromskaia, Boris Khoromskij

      When applied to multidimensional problems, conventional numerical methods suffer from the so-called “curse of dimensionality,” which cannot be eliminated by parallel methods and high performance computers. In this book the authors explain basic tensor formats and algorithms, showing how Tucker tensor decompositions originating from chemometrics brought about a revolution when applied to problems of numerical analysis. ;

    • Science & Mathematics
      June 2017


      Botany, Production and Uses

      by José Quero Garcia, Amy Lezzoni, Joanna Pulawska, Gregory A Lang

      Sweet and sour cherries (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus) are important fruit crops for which demand is high and growing. A significant number of new varieties, rootstocks and training systems have been released or developed in recent years in order to improve the efficiency and profitability of cherry orchards. Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses covers the genetics, ecophysiology, production, protection and uses of cherries. Presenting up-to-date scientific data and applied information, this book is invaluable for researchers, teachers and all professionals working in the cherries value chain.

    • Science & Mathematics

      Hypoglycemia in Diabetes, 3rd Edition

      Pathophysiology, Prevalence, and Prevention

      by Philip E. Cryer, MD

      Hypoglycemia in Diabetes focuses on the prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia with careful attention to glycemic management of diabetes. Intended for diabetes researchers and medical professionals who work closely with patients with diabetes, this newly updated and expanded edition provides new perspectives and direct insight into the causes and consequences of this serious medical condition from one of the foremost experts in the field. Using the latest scientific and medical developments and trends, readers will learn how to identify, prevent, and treat this challenging phenomenon within the parameters of the diabetes care regimen.©2016, American Diabetes AssociationHardcover, 192 pages

    • Science & Mathematics
      February 2018

      Animal Welfare

      by M Appleby, A Olsson, F Galindo (Eds)

      Updated and revised, this bestselling textbook continues to provide a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals both large and small, farm and companion, wild and zoo. It retains all the popular features of the previous editions with coverage of key issues such as ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease, social conditions, and welfare dilemmas and problems. Importantly, it also offers practical advice for welfare assessment, with a full section dedicated to the implementation of solutions. The third edition:- Contains many more examples of welfare issues in different countries, particularly the implications for smallholders as well as larger scale agriculture- Covers fish welfare as well as welfare of amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates- Includes concepts of positive emotion and other positive aspects of welfare- Focuses on animal welfare and sustainability - Includes an integrated ebook with additional material and videosWith contributions from renowned international experts and a new editorial team, Animal Welfare, 3rd Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences and other disciplines considering the science and practice of animal welfare, and for practitioners and decision-makers worldwide.

    • Zoology & animal sciences
      June 2017

      Rice insect pests and their management

      by Prof. E. A. Heinrichs, Dr Francis E. Nwilene, Professor Michael J. Stout, Dr Buyung A. R. Hadi and Dr Thais Freitas

      The rice plant is an ideal host for many insect species. All of the plant parts are vulnerable to insect-feeding from the time of sowing till harvest. There are over 800 insect species damaging rice in one way or another, although the majority of them do very little damage. In tropical Asia only about 20 species are of major importance. In Africa, 15 species of insects are considered major rice pests and in the Americas about 20 species are considered major pests.To develop effective pest management strategies, it is essential to properly identify and understand the biology and ecology of insect pests and the arthropods that help regulate their populations. This book effectively utilizes the unique knowledge and expertise of leading rice entomologists from Africa, Asia and the Americas to provide the first global coverage of rice insect pests. The discussion of each pest includes geographical distribution, plant hosts other than rice, description and biology, plant damage and ecology.

    • Science & Mathematics
      April 2017

      Regular Graphs

      A Spectral Approach

      by Zoran Stanić

      Written for mathematicians working with the theory of graph spectra, this (primarily theoretical) book presents relevant results considering the spectral properties of regular graphs. The book begins with a short introduction including necessary terminology and notation. The author then proceeds with basic properties, specific subclasses of regular graphs (like distance-regular graphs, strongly regular graphs, various designs or expanders) and determining particular regular graphs. Each chapter contains detailed proofs, discussions, comparisons, examples, exercises and also indicates possible applications. Finally, the author also includes some conjectures and open problems to promote further research. ContentsSpectral propertiesParticular types of regular graphDeterminations of regular graphsExpandersDistance matrix of regular graphs

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2017

      Noncommutative Geometry

      A Functorial Approach

      by Igor V. Nikolaev

      This book covers the basics of noncommutative geometry (NCG) and its applications in topology, algebraic geometry, and number theory. The author takes up the practical side of NCG and its value for other areas of mathematics. A brief survey of the main parts of NCG with historical remarks, bibliography, and a list of exercises is included. The presentation is intended for graduate students and researchers with interests in NCG, but will also serve nonexperts in the field. ContentsPart I: BasicsModel examplesCategories and functorsC∗-algebrasPart II: Noncommutative invariantsTopologyAlgebraic geometryNumber theoryPart III: Brief survey of NCGFinite geometriesContinuous geometriesConnes geometriesIndex theoryJones polynomialsQuantum groupsNoncommutative algebraic geometryTrends in noncommutative geometry

    • Science & Mathematics
      June 2018

      Analytische Zahlentheorie

      Rund um den Primzahlsatz

      by Gilbert Helmberg

      Diese kompakte Einführung in die Gebiete der Analytischen Zahlentheorie, die den Primzahlsatz, den Satz über Primzahlen in arithmetischen Folgen und die Riemannsche zeta-Funktion zum Gegenstand hat, wurde für einen einsemestrigen Kurs für Studierende der Mathematik an der Universität Innsbruck konzipiert. Die anregende Darstellung und der Einschluss der Resultate aus der Analysis, Funktionentheorie und Gruppentheorie, auf die die Analytische Zahlentheorie zurückgreift, erlauben ebenso die Benutzung des Buches zum Selbststudium, wie auch als Nachschlagewerk für Mathematiker aus anderen Bereichen. Inhalt Größenordnungen zahlentheoretischer Funktionen Dirichlet-Reihen Der Primzahlsatz Die zeta-Funktion auf der komplexen Ebene ℂ Anhang: Hilfsresultate aus der Analysis, der Funktionentheorie und der Gruppentheorie

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      April 2018

      Chemical Product Technology

      by Dmitry Yu. Murzin

      Chemical Product Technology focuses on materials chemistry and introduces industrial manufacturing technologies for different product types. The author presents a full cycle of product development for the materials that are used in everyday live, such as cosmetics, dyes, drugs, papers, textiles, agrochemicals, etc., starting from product selection and up to setup of manufacturing process.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      September 2018

      Metamathematics and the Philosophical Tradition

      by William Boos, Florence S. Boos

      Metamathematics and the Philosophical Tradition is the first work to explore in such historical depth the relationship between fundamental philosophical quandaries regarding self-reference and meta-mathematical notions of consistency and incompleteness. Using the insights of twentieth-century logicians from Gödel through Hilbert and their successors, this volume revisits the writings of Aristotle, the ancient skeptics, Anselm, and enlightenment and seventeenth and eighteenth century philosophers Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, Pascal, Descartes, and Kant to identify ways in which these both encode and evade problems of a priori definition and self-reference. The final chapters critique and extend more recent insights of late 20th-century logicians and quantum physicists, and offer new applications of the completeness theorem as a means of exploring "metatheoretical ascent" and the limitations of scientific certainty. Broadly syncretic in range, Metamathematics and the Philosophical Tradition addresses central and recurring problems within epistemology. The volume’s elegant, condensed writing style renders accessible its wealth of citations and allusions from varied traditions and in several languages. Its arguments will be of special interest to historians and philosophers of science and mathematics, particularly scholars of classical skepticism, the Enlightenment, Kant, ethics, and mathematical logic.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Chemistry for Higher Education

      A Practical Guide to Designing a Course in Chemistry

      by Jan H. Apotheker

      Current publication gives hands-on recommendations how to develop a successful course in either the bachelor or the master of chemistry. The author discusses different ways of course building, such as lectures, workshops, seminars and labs, explains how to identify potential improvements for the next run of the class and elucidates the tools to create an efficient learning environment that helps students to understand the nature of chemistry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      May 2018

      Martingale und Prozesse

      by René L. Schilling

      Dieser Band ist der dritte Teil der „Modernen Stochastik". Als Fortsetzung der „Wahrscheinlichkeit" werden nun dynamische stochastische Phänomene anhand stochastischer Prozesse in diskreter Zeit betrachtet. Die erste Hälfte des Buchs gibt eine Einführung in die Theorie der diskreten Martingale – ihr Konvergenzverhalten, optional sampling & stopping, gleichgradige Integrierbarkeit und Martingalungleichungen. Die Stärke der Martingaltechniken wird in den Kapiteln über Anwendungen in der klassischen Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und über die Burkholder-Davis-Gundy-Ungleichungen illustriert. Die zweite Hälfte des Buchs beschäftigt sich mit Irrfahrten auf dem Gitter ℤd und auf ℝd, ihrem Fluktuationsverhalten, Rekurrenz und Transienz. Die letzten beiden Kapitel geben einen Einblick in die probabilistische Potentialtheorie sowie einen Ausblick auf die Brownsche Bewegung: Donskers Invarianzprinzip. Contents Fair Play Bedingte Erwartung Martingale Stoppen und Lokalisieren Konvergenz von Martingalen L2-Martingale Gleichgradig integrierbare Martingale Einige klassische Resultate der W-Theorie Elementare Ungleichungen für Martingale Die Burkholder–Davis–Gundy Ungleichungen Zufällige Irrfahrten auf ℤd – erste Schritte Fluktuationen einer einfachen Irrfahrt auf ℤ Rekurrenz und Transienz allgemeiner Irrfahrten Irrfahrten und Analysis Donskers Invarianzprinzip und die Brownsche Bewegung

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