By Robert Ehrlich
What if males can have babies?
What if the earth didn’t have a moon?
What if all of the air within the room went into one corner?
What if you happen to fell right into a black hole?
What should you may well unscramble an egg?
Eavesdrop on those free-wheeling conversations and stretch your mind's eye in a hundred and twenty diverse instructions! In those flippant “what if” dialogues approximately every thing from intercourse, extraterrestrial beings, canine, and dinosaurs to area, subject, and time, Robert Ehrlich blurs the limits among technology truth and technological know-how fiction. Come commute via those zany substitute universes––and comprehend our personal a piece better!
By Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu (auth.), Alfredo Petrosino (eds.)
This quantity set (LNCS 8156 and 8157) constitutes the refereed complaints of the seventeenth foreign convention on picture research and Processing, ICIAP 2013, held in Naples, Italy, in September 2013. The 162 papers awarded have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 354 submissions. The papers goal at highlighting the relationship and synergies of picture processing and research with development acceptance and laptop studying, human desktops, biomedical imaging and functions, multimedia interplay and processing, 3D desktop imaginative and prescient, and knowing gadgets and scene.
By Pedro N. Teixeira, D. Bruce Johnstone, Maria J. Rosa, Hans Vossensteyn
Higher schooling funds lie on the crossroads in lots of Western international locations. at the one hand, the surging call for of the prior 3 or 4 many years, pushed by way of a trust in greater schooling as a valuable engine of social and fiscal development, has resulted in dramatic development of the better schooling platforms in those nations. however, this development famous was once observed by way of speedily expanding per-student expense pressures at a time while governments appeared more and more not able to maintain speed with those rate pressures via public sales. for this reason, around the globe, the commonest method of the necessity for expanding profit used to be to take advantage of a few shape or sorts of fee sharing, or the shift of a few of the better academic per-student charges from governments and taxpayers to folks and scholars. This increases numerous very important demanding situations to raised schooling platforms. First, there's the political and social controversy linked to such a lot varieties of cost-sharing, rather with university charges. Secondly, there are vital concerns when it comes to the vast context of social coverage, reminiscent of the function of households and scholars and the connection that the country establishes with each one of them. 3rd, there's the comparability of other tools of cost-sharing and the direct and oblique results of every of them, significantly by way of academic equality. total, underlying cost-sharing debates are basic questions about social selection, person possibilities, and the position of presidency in society.
By Prof. Dr. Michael Berger, Dr. Viktor Jörgens (auth.)
Übersichtlich und aktuell faßt dieses Taschenbuch die praktischen Aspekte der Insulinbehandlung zusammen: Für viele Ärzte ist dieses Buch zum wichtigsten Leitfaden der Insulintherapie geworden. Die four. Auflage wurde vollständig überarbeitet. Der Leser kann sicher sein, alle neueren für die praktischen Belange notwendigen Fakten in diesem Buch zu finden. Bald wird es in der Bundesrepublik ca. eine halbe Million Menschen geben, die Insulin spritzen - von Ärzten aller Fachgebiete erwartet der sufferer, daß sie mit dieser Therapie vertraut sind. Auch für Medizinstudenten ist dieses Buch sehr intestine geeignet.
By P. J. O'Rourke
Adam Smith's The Wealth of countries used to be first released in 1776 and virtually immediately was once famous as basic to an figuring out of economics. It was once additionally famous as being fairly lengthy and as P. J. O'Rourke issues out, to appreciate The Wealth of countries, the cornerstone of free-market considering and a publication that shapes the area to at the present time, you furthermore mght have to peruse Smith's prior doorstopper, the idea of ethical Sentiments. yet now you don't need to learn both, simply because P. J. has performed it for you. during this hilarious paintings P. J. indicates us why Smith continues to be correct, why what turns out seen now was innovative, and the way the department of labour, freedom of alternate and pursuit of self-interest espoused through Smith aren't basically very important to the welfare of mankind, they're humorous too. He is going directly to determine that faraway from being an avatar of capitalism, Smith was once really a moralist of liberty. As P. J. says, 'It's as though Smith, having proved that we will be able to all have extra money, then went directly to end up that money doesn't purchase happiness. And it doesn't. It rents it.'
By Konrad Knopp
This strangely transparent and engaging vintage deals an intensive and trustworthy remedy of a huge department of upper research. The paintings covers actual numbers and sequences, foundations of the speculation of limitless sequence, and improvement of the idea (series of priceless phrases, Euler's summation formulation, asymptotic expansions, and different topics). workouts all through. perfect for self-study.
By W. H. Mumfrey
Have you skilled a sensation of lacking time? came across a mysterious piece of steel on your physique? Then, it's most probably you're a sufferer of alien abduction, and also you don't even understand it. convinced, extraterrestrial beings are between us. whereas their actual intentions are unknown, their activities are nefarious. It's your correct – your civic accountability – to profit the right way to provide yourself with protection, your family and finally your planet. Isn't it time you realized easy methods to use your MP3 participant to safeguard your self from their paralyzing powers? Wouldn't you leisure larger understanding a few confirmed hand-to-hand wrestle ideas certain to cease an ET in its tracks? This guide could be the simply approach to keep away from overall annihilation of the human race. learn it and subscribe to the resistance.
By Daniel A. Murray
This scarce antiquarian e-book is incorporated in our particular Legacy Reprint sequence. within the curiosity of constructing a extra broad number of infrequent old publication reprints, we've got selected to breed this identify although it may have occasional imperfections comparable to lacking and blurred pages, lacking textual content, negative photographs, markings, darkish backgrounds and different replica concerns past our regulate. simply because this paintings is culturally vital, we've made it on hand as part of our dedication to maintaining, keeping and selling the world's literature.
By Bradley Dilger
From A to investigates the connection among media and tradition by means of articulating questions in regards to the position of markup. How do the codes of HTML, CSS, personal home page, and different markup languages have an effect on the Web's daily makes use of? How do those languages form the Web's communicative services? This novel inquiry positions markup because the foundation of our cultural, rhetorical, and communicative knowing of the Web.
individuals: Sarah J. Arroyo, CSU lengthy seashore; Jennifer L. Bay, Purdue U; Helen J. Burgess, U of Maryland, Baltimore County; Michelle Glaros, Centenary university of Louisiana; Matthew okay. Gold, NYCC of know-how; Cynthia Haynes, Clemson U; Rudy McDaniel, U of principal Florida; Colleen A. Reilly, UNC, Wilmington; Thomas Rickert, Purdue U; Brendan Riley, Columbia university Chicago; Sae Lynne Schatz, U of imperative Florida; Bob Whipple, Creighton U; Brian Willems, U of break up, Croatia.