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Leaving Orbit

Leaving Orbit
  • Author : Margaret Lazarus Dean
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  • Release Date :2015-05-19
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1555973418
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Summary : Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?

Surgery of the Eyelid, Lacrimal System, and Orbit

Surgery of the Eyelid, Lacrimal System, and Orbit
  • Author : Michael T Yen
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  • Release Date :2011-10-13
  • Total pages :507
  • ISBN : 0195340213
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Summary : The recognized expert contributing authors provide readers with trusted insight into new and advanced surgical techniques. The text is intuitively organized into functional sections including eyelid malpositions, eyelid reconstruction, lacrimal surgery, orbital surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery.

The Science Orbit 05

The Science Orbit 05
  • Author : Shalini Samadhiya
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9352722353
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Summary : The series provides a body of knowledge, methods, and techniques that characterize science and technology so that students use these efficiently. A conscious attempt has been meeting to help students experience science in varied and interesting ways while actively involving them in their own learning.

Leaving Readers Behind

Leaving Readers Behind
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9781610752329
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Summary : The American newspaper industry is in the middle of the most momentous change in its entire three hundred-year history. A generation of relentless "corporatization" has resulted in a furious, unprecedented blitz of buying, selling, and consolidation of newspapers -affecting the mightiest dailies and the humblest weeklies. Accompanying this corporate jury has come dramatic-and drastic-change in reporting and coverage of all kinds. Concerned that this phenomenon was going largely unreported-and, therefore, unquestioned-Gene Roberts, legendary reporter and editor, decided to undertake a huge, extended reportorial study of his own industry. Gathering more than two dozen distinguished journalists and writers, Roberts produced a long series of reports in the American Journalism Review, published by the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. This is the first of two books to be published exploring the current state of American newspaper and it asks the crucial question: Are American communities-in the very middle of the so-called Information Explosion-in danger of becoming less informed than ever?

Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit

Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit
  • Author : Salman Akhtar,Henri Parens
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  • Release Date :2013-05-13
  • Total pages :472
  • ISBN : 113488186X
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Summary : In this tribute to Selma Kramer, eminent child analyst and colleague and close friend of the late Margaret Mahler, senior analysts explore the continuing relevance of Mahler's separation-individuation theory to developmental and clinical issues. Editors Salman Akhtar and Henri Parens have grouped the original contributions to Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit into sections that reevaluate Mahler's theory. Section I is a timely reassessment of Mahler's working model from the standpoint of contemporary clinical and research findings. It includes comparisons of Mahler with Winnicott and Kohut, and commentaries on the status of separation-individuation theory in relation to psychosexual theory, early ego development, and observational infancy research. Section II addresses the contribution of separation-individuation theory to our understanding of pathogenesis. Neurosis, severe character pathology, psychosomatic phenomena, eating disorders, and sexual perversions are among the topics of specific chapters. The final section explores the role of separation-individuation theory in the treatment of analysands of different ages and with different kinds of psychopathology; it also considers separation-individuation theory with respect to specific aspects of the treatment process, including reconstruction, transference, and termination. A fresh reappraisal of a major perspective on early development, Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit is a fitting testimonial to Selma Kramer, who has played so important a role in elaborating Mahler's theory. Following from Kramer's own example, the contributors show how separation-individuation theory, in its ability to accomodate ongoing clinical and research findings, is subject to continuing growth and refinement. They not only advance our understanding of Mahler's working model, but pursue the implications of this model in new directions, underscoring the many areas of exploration that separation-individuation theory opens to us.

Hearings

Hearings
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1963
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy E-Book

Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy E-Book
  • Author : Jonathan J Dutton
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  • Release Date :2011-04-17
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 1437736181
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Summary : Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy, by Dr. Jonathan Dutton, demonstrates the complex area of orbital anatomy through unique illustrations and comprehensive coverage that goes from embryology to adult anatomy. This completely updated and revised new edition features a new chapter on the cavernous sinus, illustrations modified to reflect recent anatomic findings, and new sections covering clinical correlations. Clearly see the nuances of each anatomic system with layered illustrations that use multiple artworks to display relevant structures and highlight key intricacies. Visualize each system three-dimensionally through depictions from frontal, lateral, and superior angles. Apply a comprehensive approach to common orbital diseases using coverage of clinical correlations from embryology to adult anatomy. Master the anatomy-disease-surgery relationship thanks to new chapter sections on clinical correlations. Get a more complete understanding of orbital disease through a new chapter on the cavernous sinus and illustrations modified to reflect recent anatomic findings. Stay current on the newest research data with completely revised and updated chapters and references.

Geoid and its Geophysical Interpretations

Geoid and its Geophysical Interpretations
  • Author : Mr. Petr Vanicek,Nikolaos T. Christou
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  • Release Date :1993-10-18
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780849342271
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Summary : Geoid and its Geophysical Interpretations explains how an accurate geoid can be constructed and used for a variety of applied and theoretical geophysical purposes. The book discusses existing techniques for geoid computation, recently developed mathematical and computational tools designed for applications, and various interpretations. Principles and results are well illustrated. This book will be an excellent reference for geodesists, geophysicists, geophysical prospectors, oceanographers, and researchers and students in geophysics and geodesy.

The Fall of the Scientists

The Fall of the Scientists
  • Author : Marty Anderson
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  • Release Date :2014-03-25
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 1468945548
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Summary : In the future, mankind has moved on. Earth has been used up and abandoned. Colony ships were sent out to the far reaches of space. The human race encountered new worlds and new beings. Inevitably they also brought war with them. In this time, mankind developed at different technological rates on many different worlds. Some worlds kept to the old ways and others strove to get back to the technological age. All the wars that ensued destroyed just as much technology as it created. Just as knowledge was lost as much as it was gained. A group of scientists saw the human race heading for destruction and acted to do something about it. They came to the conclusion that the human race was still only a child, and a child needs to be told what to do. The wars had built many armies. So the scientists offered their services to one of the larger armies and with their new technology, the army won out over all others. However, as with children, once they have tasted candy they always want more. The scientists were raised to positions of high power within the new military and before long they had taken control. But they only had control over the military and not the whole human race but they would stop at nothing to get it. Brad and his rag tag team are the only ones who can stop them.

Expedition Mars

Expedition Mars
  • Author : Martin J.L. Turner
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  • Release Date :2004-01-09
  • Total pages :321
  • ISBN : 9781852337353
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Summary : For those interested in the human conquest of space and exploration of the planets, Martin Turner describers the challenges that will be presented by the next "giant leap" in the human exploration of our Solar System--a return journey to the Red Planet. The author begins by describing how the very latest rocket propulsion and spacecraft technology, and planned developments in nuclear and electric propulsion technologies, are the key factors that will enable a human expedition to Mars. Of particular importance are the challenges of transporting cargo to Mars and in providing necessary life support for the crew, including supply of consumables, such as food, water, air and fuel, for the return journey.

The Film Reader's Guide to James Cameron's Avatar

The Film Reader's Guide to James Cameron's Avatar
  • Author : Bryn V. Young-Roberts
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  • Release Date :2012-05
  • Total pages :84
  • ISBN : 147170548X
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Summary : Director of The Terminator, Aliens and Titanic, James Cameron's latest movie, Avatar, is the most viewed cinema release of all time, yet to date receives little academic attention. Filling the gap, editor of www.DeepFocusFilm.com, Bryn V. Young-Roberts, researches Avatar's historical and cultural relevance with its first in-depth examination while simultaneously discussing the Cameron oeuvre. From the perspective of historical contextualisation and cultural analysis we decipher its socially significant subtext, encouraging a view that Avatar is not exclusively a generic entertainment spectacle. Providing foundations for future studies, we examine the film as metaphor for the Iraq War, advocator of the Internet as liberation tool, and political stance to the Bush administration. Fear of the industrial-military complex, and romantic ideals of Class are also analysed. Ultimately, the volume summarizes Avatar in relation to Cameron's other work and how it fits into our larger, contemporary society.

Lunar Transfer Orbits Utilizing Solar Perturbations and Ballistic Capture

Lunar Transfer Orbits Utilizing Solar Perturbations and Ballistic Capture
  • Author : Wolfgang Seefelder
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :178
  • ISBN : 9783831601554
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Stability of the Solar System and Its Minor Natural and Artificial Bodies

Stability of the Solar System and Its Minor Natural and Artificial Bodies
  • Author : V.G. Szebehely
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  • Release Date :1985-06-30
  • Total pages :424
  • ISBN : 9789027720467
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Summary : It is this editor's distinct pleasure to offer to the readership the text of the lectures presented at our recent NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy between August 6 and August 17, 1984. The invited lectures are printed in their entirety while the seminar contributions are presented as abstracts. Our Advanced Study Institutes were originated in 1972 and the reader, familiar with periodic phenomena, so important in Celestial Mechanics, will easily establish the fact that this Institute was our fifth one in the series. We dedicated the Institute to the subject of stability which itself is a humbling experience since it encompasses all fields of sciences and it is a basic element of human culture. The many definitions in existence and their practical applications could easily fill another volume. It is known in this field that it is easy to deliver lectures or write papers on stability as long as the definition of stability is carefully avoided. On the other hand, if one selects a definition, he might be criticized for using that definition and not another one. In this volume we carefully defined the specific concept of stability used in every lecture. If the reader wishes to introduce other definitions we feel that he should be entirely free and we encourage him to do so. It is also known that certain sta bility definitions and concepts are more applicable to certain given fields than to others.

Orbital Imaging E-Book

Orbital Imaging E-Book
  • Author : F. Allan Midyett,Suresh Kumar Mukherji
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  • Release Date :2014-11-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0323354270
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Summary : Orbital Imaging, by Dr. F. Allan Midyett and Dr. Suresh K. Mukherji, covers the majority of orbital pathologic entities you’re likely to encounter in daily practice or during board examination. Radiologists and ophthalmologists alike will benefit from the concise focus on pertinent imaging modalities emphasizing CT and MR of the globe and orbit, presented with bulleted lists and fast facts for quick clinical correlation. This unique, compact reference is the one you’ll consistently reach for, whether you’re learning orbital imaging for the first time, in need of a quick review, studying for exams, or looking up cases in the reading room. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Easy to digest format promotes quick navigation to zero in on what is important: - Key Chapter Points give a "bird’s eye view" of a particular pathologic process - Classic Clues sum up pathologic processes and indicate when you can expect to see those findings - Content snapshots get to the point, including fast facts, epidemiology and pathology, data overviews on treatment and prognosis, and quick tips on the most frequently seen CT and MRI features. Differential Diagnosis sections tell you exactly which features to critically compare, that at first glance may look identical. Superb illustrations depict important and fascinating diagnostic dilemmas.

Space Flight

Space Flight
  • Author : Krafft A. Ehricke
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  • Release Date :1962
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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Multiscale Methods

Multiscale Methods
  • Author : Jacob Fish
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  • Release Date :2009-10-22
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 0191579734
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Summary : Small scale features and processes occurring at nanometer and femtosecond scales have a profound impact on what happens at a larger scale and over an extensive period of time. The primary objective of this volume is to reflect the state-of-the-art in multiscale mathematics, modeling, and simulations and to address the following barriers: What is the information that needs to be transferred from one model or scale to another and what physical principles must be satisfied during the transfer of information? What are the optimal ways to achieve such transfer of information? How can variability of physical parameters at multiple scales be quantified and how can it be accounted for to ensure design robustness? The multiscale approaches in space and time presented in this volume are grouped into two main categories: information-passing and concurrent. In the concurrent approaches various scales are simultaneously resolved, whereas in the information-passing methods the fine scale is modeled and its gross response is infused into the continuum scale. The issue of reliability of multiscale modeling and simulation tools which focus on a hierarchy of multiscale models and an a posteriori model of error estimation including uncertainty quantification, is discussed in several chapters. Component software that can be effectively combined to address a wide range of multiscale simulations is also described. Applications range from advanced materials to nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), biological systems, and nanoporous catalysts where physical phenomena operates across 12 orders of magnitude in time scales and 10 orders of magnitude in spatial scales. This volume is a valuable reference book for scientists, engineers and graduate students practicing in traditional engineering and science disciplines as well as in emerging fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, microelectronics and energy.

Basic Science for the MRCS E-Book

Basic Science for the MRCS E-Book
  • Author : Andrew T Raftery,Michael S. Delbridge,Helen E. Douglas
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  • Release Date :2012-04-25
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 070205125X
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Summary : This book is a concise revision guide to the core basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology – which comprise the essential knowledge required by the trainee entering the specialty of surgery. It has been written in a style to facilitate easy learning of the essential facts, with indications of both their clinical relevance and importance. This book concentrates on those topics which tend to be recurring examination themes for initial surgical training. It will be an invaluable resource for the basic surgical trainee studying for the Intercollegiate MRCS examination, as well as proving useful for those in higher surgical training and for the surgically inclined, well-motivated student. The book covers in one volume all the essentials of the basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology - to aid the candidate for the MRCS examination. In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences The text is written in an appropriate ‘bullet-point’ style to allow easy reading and rapid exam preparation The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific impoartnta areas of knowledge The book is illustrated with line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning. In this Second Edition, chapters have been updated and sections expanded to cover topics which are particularly relevant to examinations. The microbiology chapter has been rewritten, and the section on skin healing has also been extensively rewritten to include a section on burns, skin grafting and the anatomy of flaps. Each chapter has new OSCE scenario questions added to bring together the basic science and its clinical application in OSCE examinations.

Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook E-Book

Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook E-Book
  • Author : John A. Gosling,Philip F. Harris,John R. Humpherson,Ian Whitmore,Peter L. T. Willan
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  • Release Date :2008-08-07
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 0723436088
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Summary : The new edition of this well-known text and atlas takes you from knowing human anatomical structures in the abstract to identifying human anatomy in a real body. It is the only text and atlas of gross anatomy that illustrates all structures using high-quality dissection photographs and clearly labeled line drawings for each photo. Plus, concise yet thorough text supports and explains all key human anatomy. High-quality, richly colored dissection photographs showing structures most likely to be seen and tested in the lab improve your ability to recognize and interpret gross specimens accurately. Interpretive line drawings next to every photograph let you test your knowledge by covering the labels. Color-coding on interpretive artwork helps you differentiate among fat, muscle, ligament, etc. Clinical Skills pages help you understand how to apply knowledge of gross anatomy to the clinical setting. More clinical comments throughout the text further clarify anatomical drawings and photographs. Cross sections added to the upper and lower limb sections increase your knowledge base. Up to 50 new color photographs and new CAT scans and MRIs enhance your visual guidance.

The Plundering of NASA: an Exposé

The Plundering of NASA: an Exposé
  • Author : R.D. Boozer
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  • Release Date :2014-04-09
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 1300939060
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Summary : At last, here is a book peering behind the veil of Congressional politics which force NASA to do the bidding of regional interests that cripple the nation's capabilities in both exploring outer space and exploiting its enormous economic potential. Presenting the opinions of astronauts, prominent rocket scientists and space policy analysts while also revealing unpublicized studies conducted by NASA, industry and universities, The Plundering of NASA: An Expose combines into one book many of the facts the major media have either ignored or not discovered. Expert sources explain modern and economically practical solutions that can allow NASA to exceed its former Apollo glory within its current budget. In short, the book relates how honest misconceptions, greed, and an outdated faction within NASA itself cause our nation to get less for its space agency tax dollars than it could and should.

Fundamentals of Space Medicine

Fundamentals of Space Medicine
  • Author : Gilles Clément
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  • Release Date :2007-08-09
  • Total pages :361
  • ISBN : 9781402034343
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Summary : This readable text presents findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. It provides an insight into the space medical community and the real challenges that face the flight surgeon and life science investigator.