Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanisław Lem, Louis Iribarne

By Stanisław Lem, Louis Iribarne

In Pilot Pirx, Lem has created an irresistibly likable personality: an astronaut who gives the look of nonetheless navigating via the seat of his pants-a bumbler yet an encouraged one. by means of making an investment Pirx with a number of human foibles, Lem deals an excellent imaginative and prescient of the audacity, childlike interest, and instinct that may supply people the braveness to confront outer house.

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Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology by Martin M. Winkler

By Martin M. Winkler

Arminius the Liberator deals with the advanced glossy reception of Arminius the Cheruscan, as a rule referred to as Hermann. Arminius inflicted one in every of their so much devastating defeats at the Romans within the 12 months nine A.D. through annihilating 3 legions less than the command of Quintilius Varus within the conflict of the Teutoburg woodland, because it is usually if inaccurately referred to as. This publication strains the foundation of the Arminius fable in antiquity and its political, inventive, and renowned advancements because the 19th century. The book's critical topics are the nationalist use and abuse of background and old fantasy in Germany, in particular through the Weimar Republic and nationwide Socialism, the reactions to a discredited ideology concerning Arminius in post-war Europe, and revivals of his delusion within the usa. particular emphasis is at the illustration of Arminius in visible media because the Sixties: from portray and theater to cinema, tv, and computing device animation.

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Law and Religion in the Roman Republic by Olga Tellegen-Couperus

By Olga Tellegen-Couperus

Over the last 200 plus years, scholarship has trendy Roman legislation for being the 1st self reliant criminal technological know-how in background. This biased view has obscured the truth that, regularly, legislations used to be heavily hooked up to faith and remained so good into the Empire. construction on numerous assets epigraphic, criminal, literary, and numismatic this e-book discloses how legislations and faith shared an identical buyers (magistrates and monks) and a typical objective (to take care of lifes uncertainties), and the way, from the 3rd century B.C., they underwent a technique of clarification. this day, Roman legislations and faith deserve our admiration simply because jointly they supported and consolidated the transforming into strength of Rome.

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Bonding Theory for Metals and Alloys by Frederick E. Wang

By Frederick E. Wang

Bonding thought for Metals and Alloys exhorts the aptitude lifestyles of covalent bonding in metals and alloys. in the course of the reputation of the covalent bond in coexistence with the 'free' electron band, the publication describes and demonstrates how the various experimental observations on metals and alloys can all be reconciled. hence, it exhibits how the person view of metals and alloys by means of physicists, chemists and metallurgists may be unified. The actual phenomena of metals and alloys lined during this e-book are: Miscibility hole among liquid metals; section Equilibrium Diagrams; Phenomenon of Melting. Superconductivity; Nitinol; A Metal-Alloy with reminiscence; Mechanical homes; Liquid steel Embrittlement; Superplasticity; Corrosion; the writer introduces a brand new thought in response to 'Covalon' conduction, which varieties the foundation for a brand new method of the speculation of superconductivity. This new procedure not just explains the numerous observations made at the phenomenon of superconductivity but additionally makes predictions which have been proven.

* brazenly acknowledges the electrons because the most vital and the single consider knowing metals and alloys
* Proposes "Covalon" conduction thought, which consists of present in covalent bonded pairs
* Investigates part diagrams either from theoretical and experimental standpoint

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Alkoxo and Aryloxo Derivatives of Metals by Don Bradley, R. C. Mehrotra, Ian Rothwell, A. Singh

By Don Bradley, R. C. Mehrotra, Ian Rothwell, A. Singh

Alkoxo and Aryloxo Derivatives of Metals supplies a finished account of the chemistry of steel alkoxides and steel aryloxides, together with their business purposes equivalent to microelectronics, ceramics, nonlinear optical fabrics, high-temperature superconductors, really good glasses, and different complex novel fabrics. it truly is a useful reference resource publication. The publication is an up-to-date version of steel Alkoxides, released through educational Press in 1978, with extra assurance of steel aryloxides. It displays the large progress in curiosity during this box in recent times.

Alkoxo and aryloxo derivatives are natural compounds with metals for beneficial business reasons.

Alkoxo and Aryloxo Derivatives of Metals will attract a wide-ranging viewers, together with collage researchers and chemistry graduate scholars in commercial laboratories fascinated about microelectronics, ceramics, glasses and different complex novel fabrics; any laboratories doing learn on nonlinear optical fabrics, high-temperature superconductors, ceramic fabrics, and really expert glasses. it may well additionally function a supplementary textual content for ultimate yr classes in complex inorganic chemistry, e.g., metallo-organic chemistry.

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Elements of Induction Heating: Design Control and by S. Zinn

By S. Zinn

This publication presents a very good evaluate of the variety of functions of induction heating with tools through which traditional in addition to distinct heating jobs may be designed round the services of the process.

The ebook discusses the speculation of induction heating, tuning of induction heating circuits and cargo matching and summarizes significant gear issues in designing induction heating platforms. layout methods are completely coated for warmth treating. The booklet encompasses a unique dialogue on basics of technique regulate for a number of induction heating concerns.

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Management of Industrial Cleaning Technology and Processes by John B. Durkee

By John B. Durkee

Extra stringent caliber criteria and environmental/safety laws in addition to new method and chemical know-how have replaced commercial cleansing from a “wet and wipe” software to a valued and significant method operation. This publication may help cleansing operatives, designers of apparatus, steel finishers, business chemists and decontaminators comprehend the price and calls for required in the business cleansing strategy and an atmosphere of continuous switch.

* Covers all points of recent cleansing applied sciences, supporting readers to appreciate fundamentals of cleansing, apparatus used, options and attainable alterations to come back in the industry.
* comprises environmental rules and the foundation for contemporary cleansing applied sciences, making sure the reader is modern on cleansing chemical compounds and their affects.
* Covers trying out for cleanliness, making sure cleansing operatives, technicians and finish clients know how to accomplish the calls for required in the business cleansing procedure and an atmosphere of constant swap.

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The Secret History of Procopius (Forgotten Books) by Procopius

By Procopius

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"Procopius, who additionally wrote a mainstream army background and a toadying description of the monuments which Justinian outfitted, needed to hold his such a lot acute writing for posthumous ebook. this article flays Justinian and Theodora as corrupt, immoral, and simply simple evil. even supposing the account sounds impressive, it's thought of actual through glossy historians (but now not inevitably accurate). in fact, the japanese Orthodox Church considers Justinian a saint, so you will both love or hate this book.

The unique identify of this paintings used to be Anecdota, this means that (as a ways as i will be able to inform) 'things now not given over, withheld.' i will be able to say that there are a number of anecdotes right here which fall into the area of the glorious. Procopius speculates that Justinian could have been whatever . . . no longer even human, possibly vampiric. He soberly fees eyewitness money owed of Justinian shapeshifting right into a 'shapeless mass of flesh,' and actually losing--and retrieving--his head (p. 132). It sounds similar to a contemporary horror motion picture unique influence. . . . In one other position, the interpretation has Justinian killing a 'trillion' humans. The textual content truly says ""A myriad myriads of myriads"" (a myriad is the top quantity in Greek, 10,000). [By my reckoning, that's 105*3 = 1015 = 100,000,000,000,000, or a hundred trillion.] All of it is a bit sophistical after all, what Procopius evidently skill this is ""a ridiculous number." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; creation; Foreword by means of The Historian; How the nice basic Belisarius was once Hoodwinked through His spouse, Whose Lover grew to become A Monk; How Belated Jealousy Affected Belisarius's army Judgment, To the enjoyment Of The Enemy; displaying the risk Of Interfering With A Woman's Intrigues, specially while the girl Is The buddy Of An Empress; How Theodora, Revenging Her pricey Antonina, Humiliated The Conqueror Of Africa And Italy; How Theodora Tricked The General's Daughter right into a Liaison With The Empress's Nephew, And Belisarius grew to become A Public guffawing inventory; lack of knowledge Of The Emperor Justin, And His Stencilled Signature, and the way His Nephew Justinian used to be The digital Ruler; Outrages Of The Blues; personality And visual appeal Of Justinian; and the way Theodora, such a lot wicked Of All Courtesans, received His Love; How Justinian Created a brand new legislation allowing Him To Marry A Courtesan On Her Promise To Repent Her earlier; And the reality concerning the obvious Quarrels Of a cheerful Pair; How The Defender Of the religion Ruined His matters; Proving That Justinian And Theodora have been really Fiends In Human shape; misleading Affability And Piety Of A Tyrant; xiv. Justice on the market; How An Roman voters turned Slaves, And A Complaining Patrician was once Ribaldly Mocked through Theodora's Eunuchs; What occurred to people who Fell Out of style With Theodora; How She stored Harlots From a lifetime of Sin, Made Away together with her personal typical Son, And different Curious Incidents Of Her ardour For fit Making; How Justinian Killed one thousand billion humans; How He Seized the entire Wealth Of The Romans And Threw It Away within the Sea And at the Barbarians; Debasing Of The Quaestorship; The Sky Tax, the promoting Of All workplaces, and the way Border Armies have been Forbidden To Punish Invading Barbarians; additional Corruption In excessive locations; How Landowners have been Ruined; Unjust therapy Of the warriors, and the way Justinian Tricked The "students" Out in their Pay by means of Threatening To ship Them To warfare; How He Robbed His personal officers, retailers, Sailors, Workmen, and everyone Else; How He Spoiled the wonderful thing about The towns And Plundered The bad; How The Defender Of the religion safe The pursuits Of The Christians; His violation Of The legislation Of The Romans, and the way Jews have been Fined For consuming Lamb; different Incidents Revealing Him As A Liar And A Hypocrite; extra options Of Justinian And Theodora, And A end Which Imagines The dying Of An Emperor; Glossary

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