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Catalytic Polymerization of Cycloolefins, Volume 131. Ionic, Ziegler-Natta and ring-opening metathesis polymerization
Catalytic Polymerization of Cycloolefins, Volume 131. Ionic, Ziegler-Natta and ring-opening metathesis polymerization by V. Dragutan
English | 1 edition (July 10, 2000) | ISBN: 0444895191 | Pages: 1292 | PDF | 36.3 MB


This book covers the most important topics concerning cationic Ziegler-Natta and ring-opening metathesis polymerization of cycloolefins.
The work describes the major pathways that cycloolefins can follow under the action of specific catalytic systems, essentially vinyl and ring-opening polymerization, both reaction types allowing the manufacture of distinct products with wide applicability in modern technologies. The comprehensive data available on this subject are logically and systematically selected and reviewed throughout 18 chapters, according to the basic catalytic processes involved, types of monomers and catalysts employed, reaction conditions and application fields. The modern trends in design of chiral metallocene catalysts, well-defined living metathesis catalysts, catalysts tolerant toward functionalities and water systems are highlighted.


Gaming for Classroom-Based Learning: Digital Role Playing as a Motivator of Study (Premier Reference Source)
Young Kyun Baek, “Gaming for Classroom-Based Learning: Digital Role Playing as a Motivator of Study (Premier Reference Source)”
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1615207139 | 359 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB


In order to effectively use games in the classroom, teachers and parents need to agree on games positive functions toward students learning, decide and select good educational games relevant to content and tasks in the classroom, and disseminate their acquired knowledge into the teaching field.


Gaming and Cognition: Theories and Practice from the Learning Sciences
Richard Van Eck, “Gaming and Cognition: Theories and Practice from the Learning Sciences”
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1615207171 | 432 pages | PDF | 4 MB


The idea that games can have positive impacts upon critical thinking and problem solving is widely accepted in today s digital society, yet the effect of video games on human cognition is still largely unexplored. Gaming and Cognition:
Theories And Practice From The Learning Sciences applies the principles of research in the study of human cognition to video games, providing a critical examination of the rigor and design of the experiments in the study of cognition and gaming. Combining many aspects of the learning sciences such as psychology, instructional design, and education into one coherent whole, this book presents historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives.


Financial Markets Tick By Tick
Financial Markets Tick By Tick By Pierre Lequeux
English | 1999 | 426 Pages | ISBN: 0471981605 | PDF | 53,7 MB


Tick by Tick is an in-depth and unique collection of analyses of the behaviour of the financial markets at the micro level. Its publication is particularly timely, given the current period of high volatility in the financial markets.


Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics
Rodney E. Hero, "Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics"
English | ISBN: 0195137884 | edition 2000 | PDF | 208 pages | 11,3 mb


"This is a provocative and important book that provides a new prism through which to view both state politics and public policy in America."--Paula D. McClain, University of Virginia.

"This is a most exciting new book on state politics. . . . It offers fresh perspectives on standard treatments of state politics and is extraordinary well-researched. It is both a comprehensive survey of the field of American state politics and a fresh theoretical primer for understanding state policy dynamics."--Robert B. Albritton, Northern Illinois University.


Economics: A Very Short Introduction
Partha Dasgupta, "Economics: A Very Short Introduction"
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0192853457 | 192 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB


Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia.


The Disorders: Specialty Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Howard S. Friedman, "The Disorders: Specialty Articles from the Encyclopedia of Mental Health"
English | ISBN: 0122678052 | 2001 | 452 pages | PDF | 35,6 MB


The Disorders is a derivative volume of articles pulled from the award-winning Encyclopedia of Mental Health, providing A-to-Z coverage of the many disorders afflicting mental health patients, including alcohol problems, Alzheimer's disease, depression, epilepsy, gambling, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and suicide.


Interdisciplinary Models and Tools for Serious Games: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions
Richard Van Eck, “Interdisciplinary Models and Tools for Serious Games: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions (Premier Reference Source)”
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1615207198 | 378 pages | PDF | 4,2 MB


An exciting and burgeoning new field, the study of serious games has grown from a collection of radical ideas to a recognized and unique tool to create an engaging learning environment. Interdisciplinary Models and Tools for Serious Games:
Emerging Concepts and Future Directions brings cross-disciplinary awareness into the study of games and learning by integrating theoretical models and myriad concepts from distinct fields of study, and applying them to digital game-based learning. Offering unique perspectives from authors worldwide, this book will provide insight and inspiration for technology educators, designers of educational or serious games, and anyone working or conducting research in the field of serious gaming.


Chip Carving the Southwest (Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers)
Chip Carving the Southwest (Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers) by Pam Gresham and Douglas Congdon-Martin
English | 1994 | PDF | ISBN: 0887406998 | 68 pages | 16 Mb


The patterns of the Southwest have delighted tourists and art lovers for hundreds of years. In this new book by Pam Gresham they are incorporated into the art of chip carving, a marriage that works beautifully! Pam gives the carver many patterns and ideas, while helping them carry out the techniques of layout and execution.


The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

The Loom of God: Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism by Clifford A. Pickover
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1402764006 | ISBN-13: 9781402764004 | 288 pages | EPUB | 9,1 MB


From the mysterious cult of Pythagoras to the awesome mechanics of Stonehenge to the "gargoyles" and fractals on today's computers, mathematics has always been a powerful, even divine force in the world. In a lively, intelligent synthesis of math, mysticism, and science fiction, Clifford Pickover explains the eternal magic of numbers.

Taking a uniquely humorous approach, he appoints readers "Chief Historian" of an intergalactic museum and sends them, along with a quirky cast of characters, hurtling through the ages to explore how individuals used numbers for such purposes as predicting the end of the world, finding love, and winning wars.

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet (Audiobook)

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet (Audiobook) by Andrew Blum
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0062232932 | Duration: 7:20:56 | MP3 64 kbps | 202 MB


When your Internet cable leaves your living room, where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives-and the broader scheme of human culture-can be found on the Internet. But what is it physically? And where is it really? Our mental map of the network is as blank as the map of the ocean that Columbus carried on his first Atlantic voyage.
The Internet, its material nuts and bolts, is an unexplored territory. Until now.

Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country

Of Minds and Language: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky in the Basque Country By Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Juan Uriagereka, Pello Salaburu
2009 | 480 Pages | ISBN: 0199544662 | PDF | 5 MB


This book presents a state-of-the-art account of what we know and would like to know about language, mind, and brain. Chapters by leading researchers in linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, cognitive neuroscience, comparative cognitive psychology, and evolutionary biology are framed by an introduction and conclusion by Noam Chomsky, who places the biolinguistic enterprise in an historical context and helps define its agenda for the future.

Light Propagation in Gain Media: Optical Amplifiers

Malin Premaratne, Govind P. Agrawal , "Light Propagation in Gain Media: Optical Amplifiers"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 052149348X | 284 pages | PDF | 3 MB


Over the past two decades, optical amplifiers have become of key importance in modern communications. In addition to this, the technology has applications in cutting-edge research such as biophotonics and lab-on-a-chip devices.

Anarchy Alive!: Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory

Anarchy Alive!: Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory By Uri Gordon
2008 | 208 Pages | ISBN: 0745326838 , 0745326846 | PDF | 2 MB


Anarchist politics are at the heart of today's most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist groups and networks are spreading an ethos of direct action, non-hierarchical organizing and self-liberation that has redefined revolutionary struggle for the 21st century.Anarchy Alive! is a fascinating, in-depth look at the practice and theory of contemporary anarchism. Uri Gordon draws on his activist experience and on interviews, discussions and a vast selection of recent literature to explore the activities, cultures and agendas shaping today's explosive anti-authoritarian revival. Anarchy Alive! also addresses some of the most tense debates in the contemporary movement, using a theory based on practice to provocatively reshape anarchist discussions of leadership, violence, technology and nationalism. This is the ideal book for anyone looking for a fresh, informed and critical engagement with anarchism, as a mature and dynamic political force in the age of globalisation.

Self Illusion: Why There Is No 'You' Inside Your Head

Self Illusion: Why There Is No 'You' Inside Your Head By Bruce M. Hood
2012 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 1780330073 | EPUB | 1 MB


Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body - the 'me' inside me - is compelling and inescapable. This is how we interact as a social animal and judge each other's actions and deeds. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances. Rather than a single entity, the self is really a constellation of mechanisms and experiences that create the illusion of the internal you. We only emerge as a product of those around us as part of the different storylines we inhabit from the cot to the grave. It is an every changing character, created by the brain to provide a coherent interface between the multitude of internal processes and the external world demands that require different selves.

Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization to a Positive Future

Laura Goodrich - Seeing Red Cars: Driving Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization to a Positive Future
Published: 2011-02-07 | ISBN: 1605097276 | PDF | 192 pages | 3 MB


Surely you've experienced something like this: you buy a red car, and suddenly red cars appear everywhere. Why? Because you're focusing on red cars-and you get more of whatever you focus on. But much of the time, consciously and unconsciously, we dwell on what we don't want, and that's what we get. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Laura Goodrich shows you how to stop fixating on negatives and rewire your brain to focus on positive outcomes.
Unique and practical exercises-including a free online toolkit-and dozens of enlightening real-life stories help you identify what you truly want so that it drives everything you do. And Goodrich shows how Seeing Red Cars can build organizational cultures in which employees are playing to their passions and strengths, focusing on what they want, and achieving breakthrough results.

Inspiring the Best in Students

Jonathan C. Erwin, "Inspiring the Best in Students"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1416609792 | 212 pages | PDF | 3 MB


How can teachers connect with and motivate students to embrace learning? According to Jonathan C. Erwin, the secret lies in forging positive relationships with students by meeting their individual social-emotional needs.

Arduino Projects to Save the World

Emery Premeaux, Brian Evans, "Arduino Projects to Save the World"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 143023623X | 256 pages | epub, PDF | 30 MB


Arduino Projects to Save the World shows that it takes little more than a few tools, a few wires and sensors, an Arduino board, and a bit of gumption to build devices that lower energy bills, help you grow our own food, monitor pollution in the air and in the ground, even warn you about earth tremors.

Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary Tract

Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary Tract By Robert W. Schrier
2007 | 3776 Pages | ISBN: 0781793076 | CHM | 159 MB


The thoroughly updated Eighth Edition of this classic three-volume work provides the most comprehensive, current, and authoritative information on diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. This clinically oriented reference focuses on diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases, disorders, and complications and incorporates the basic science practicing physicians need to evaluate and manage the disease process.

Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil (Frank J. Fabozzi Series)

David J. Lynn, "Emerging Market Real Estate Investment: Investing in China, India, and Brazil (Frank J. Fabozzi Series)"
Publisher: W***y | ISBN: 0470901098 | 2010 | PDF | 259 pages | 4.6 MB