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Richter 10

By Arthur C. Clarke,Mike McQuay
  • ISBN Code: : 0795325789
  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Pages : 446
  • Category : Fiction
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Political and environmental disasters come crashing down in this earthquake sci-fi thriller co-written by the authors of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Memories. When he was seven years old, Lewis Crane survived the Los Angeles earthquake of 1994—but his parents did not. Haunted by the tragedy, Crane has dedicated his life to protecting humanity from similar disasters. Now he is a Nobel Prize–winning earthquake scientist who perfected equipment sensitive enough to predict an earthquake strike down to the minute. And he wants to go further. Crane has formed an organization to explore the idea of stopping earthquakes entirely by fusing the Earth’s tectonic plates together. But what effect will this have on the earth? And as political unrest causes tremors of another kind, can Crane’s audacious plan stop another major earthquake due to hit the United States? Co-written by Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick Award–winning author Mike McQuay, the “two formidable SF talents converge splendidly in this disaster thriller, which offers sleek action-adventure writing, world-class tumult and a coherent near-future based on sound yet innovative social and scientific speculation” (Publishers Weekly).

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Wheat, the second cereal crop, is very important in India, because it is the staple food of most of the people of northern, western and central India, where winter is long or medium in duration. Now, with the arrival of dwarf wheat, it is grown in eastern parts of India also, where winter duration is short. Though huge amount of research works, on different aspects, are being done in different parts of the country, but management oriented book on wheat, is rare. Therefore, on management view points, the book entitled, `Wheat Crop Management' has been written in 17 chapters covering new strategies for wheat production improvements. Besides this, 138 tables and 22 figures, have been added to it. This book will be useful to both the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Agronomy of all the agricultural colleges/universities. This book will also be useful for students, Research Institutes run by ICAR, Students of the agricultural training centres for references.

Selected Studies and Applications

By Joshua A. Fishman
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110880431
  • Total of Pages : 534
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: selected-studies-and-applications.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Contributions to the Sociology of Language series features publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It addresses the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches – theoretical and empirical – supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of scholars interested in language in society from a broad range of disciplines – anthropology, education, history, linguistics, political science, and sociology. To discuss your book idea or submit a proposal, please contact Natalie Fecher.

Bonney's Gynaecological Surgery

By Tito Lopes,Nick M. Spirtos,Paul Hilton,John M. Monaghan
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119266920
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 976
  • Pdf File: bonney-s-gynaecological-surgery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Surgery is a core element of the clinical practice of gynaecology. Bonney's Gynaecological Surgery has been a firm favourite for gynaecological surgical practice since 1911. Specifically tailored for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the text focuses on the most commonly performed procedures. The 12th edition will include a colour photo section. With greater emphasis on fundamental clinical skills and major updates on laparoscopic and robotic surgery, this classic text will be brought right up to date for the current trainee or junior consultant physician. Each chapter follows a consistent plan, guiding the reader through each procedure from anatomy and indications to post-op considerations and complications. The text is also accompanied by surgical illustrations of unparalleled quality, ensuring that this volume will remain a valuable resource for all clinicians specializing in gynaecological surgery.

Bodenplatte

By John Manrho,Ron Putz
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 1461750725
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : History
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: bodenplatte.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Definitive account of the last great Luftwaffe attack of World War II Gripping stories of Fw 190s and Bf 109s in combat Contains hundreds of eyewitness accounts and rare photos In the early morning of January 1, 1945, as the Battle of the Bulge smoldered to an end, the German Luftwaffe--assumed to be starved of fuel and fighting spirit--launched a massive, surprise, low-level strike on Allied airfields throughout France, Belgium, and Holland, an operation code-named Bodenplatte. More than 900 German aircraft took to the skies and attacked the vulnerable fields, destroying 200 Allied aircraft and damaging 150 more. In a pyrrhic victory, the Luftwaffe lost 271 fighters, with many more damaged, and 213 pilots--irreplaceable losses at this stage of the war.

History of the NFL 1933-2021

By Brian Aldridge
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  • Publisher : Classic Sports Journal
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 598
  • Pdf File: history-of-the-nfl-1933-2021.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Your History of the NFL begins in 1933 after the NFL made 3 major changes to advance the sport. One nice outcome was fewer 0-0 ties! Follow the changes, the legends, the many stars, the leaders, and even the recent scandals. There’s plenty for the football lover! § Year-end Standings § League news highlights rule changes, trends, trades, list of rookies and those in final year § Noteworthy games – high scores, individual performances, top defensive and offensive stats. § Leader board: the season’s top individual leaders on Offense (Rushers, Passers, Receivers, and Scorers) and Defense § Year-end Awards includes those drafted first and new candidates in the Hall of Fame § Championship Game/Super Bowl outcomes

The Visual Music Film

By Aimee Mollaghan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137492821
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 153
  • Pdf File: the-visual-music-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, The Visual Music Film explores the concept and expression of musicality in the visual music film, in which visual presentations are given musical attributes such as rhythmical form, structure and harmony.

Acoustical Imaging

By Andrzej Nowicki,Jerzy Litniewski,Tamara Kujawska
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400726198
  • Total of Pages : 454
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: acoustical-imaging.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The International Symposium on Acoustical Imaging is a unique forum for advanced research, covering new technologies, developments, methods and theories in all areas of acoustics. This interdisciplinary Symposium has been taking place continuously since 1968. In the course of the years the proceedings volumes in the Acoustical Imaging Series have become a reference for cutting-edge research in the field. In 2011 the 31st International Symposium on Acoustical Imaging was held in Warsaw, Poland, April 10-13. Offering both a broad perspective on the state-of-the-art as well as in-depth research contributions by the specialists in the field, this Volume 31 in the Series contains an excellent collection of papers in six major categories: Biological and Medical Imaging Physics and Mathematics of Acoustical Imaging Acoustic Microscopy Transducers and Arrays Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Applications Underwater Imaging

Hormonally Induced Changes to the Mind and Brain

By Gerard Meurant
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0323139132
  • Total of Pages : 407
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: hormonally-induced-changes-to-the-mind-and-brain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Describing the latest findings in both clinical and laboratory research, this volume investigates the behavioral and neural affects of endocrine activity in animals and humans. Each chapter discusses the relationship between normal endocrine control of behavior and the pathological consequences that result from endocrine abnormalities. The relevance to mental health, and basic regulatory homeostatic events are balanced with a basic understanding of how hormones affect behavior and the brain. The book is written to appeal to a wide audience of readers, from the educated lay person to the seasoned M.D. and research scientist. Chapter topics include the effects of endocrine activity on homeostasis, sexual behavior, aggression, circadian rhythms, and affective disorders, in addition to discussing steroid abuse, adrenal steroid effects on the brain, and a detailed investigation on the effects of cholecystokinin and oxytocin.

Flames & Arrows

By Jaidev Jamwal
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  • Publisher : Jaidev Jamwal
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 147
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: flames-arrows.pdf

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India has been a soft target for enemy nations Pakistan and China. The conflicts have not stopped even with presence of nuclear weapons in arsenals of all three countries. This story explores the events that could happen when a politically unstable Pakistan dependent on financial, military and political support from China starts yet another misadventure against India. What happens when the weak political leadership of India has to face an imminent nuclear threat from not just Pakistan but China too?