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Go from singing in the shower to taking your audience’s breath away Whether you picture yourself as the next Ariana Grande or just feel like picking up a new hobby, Singing For Dummies walks you through the surprisingly straightforward steps you’ll need to take to develop your voice. It’s a practical guide to every important aspect of singing, from vocal techniques to performance tips. You’ll learn exercises and practice songs that gradually improve your craft and receive instruction on the latest technology and recording devices to capture and play back your songs. Singing For Dummies also shows you how to: Understand and use important singing techniques, improve your tone, upgrade your posture, and maximize your breath Maintain your voice with preventative self-care that keeps your vocal cords in tiptop shape Sing with instrumental accompaniment or with a partner in a duet Perfect for men, women, boys, and girls, Singing For Dummies is the most intuitive and accessible resource on the market for anyone who hopes to find their voice.

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Industry 4.1 Intelligent Manufacturing with Zero Defects Discover the future of manufacturing with this comprehensive introduction to Industry 4.0 technologies from a celebrated expert in the field Industry 4.1: Intelligent Manufacturing with Zero Defects delivers an in-depth exploration of the functions of intelligent manufacturing and its applications and implementations through the Intelligent Factory Automation (iFA) System Platform. The book’s distinguished editor offers readers a broad range of resources that educate and enlighten on topics as diverse as the Internet of Things, edge computing, cloud computing, and cyber-physical systems. You’ll learn about three different advanced prediction technologies: Automatic Virtual Metrology (AVM), Intelligent Yield Management (IYM), and Intelligent Predictive Maintenance (IPM). Different use cases in a variety of manufacturing industries are covered, including both high-tech and traditional areas. In addition to providing a broad view of intelligent manufacturing and covering fundamental technologies like sensors, communication standards, and container technologies, the book offers access to experimental data through the IEEE DataPort. Finally, it shows readers how to build an intelligent manufacturing platform called an Advanced Manufacturing Cloud of Things (AMCoT). Readers will also learn from: An introduction to the evolution of automation and development strategy of intelligent manufacturing A comprehensive discussion of foundational concepts in sensors, communication standards, and container technologies An exploration of the applications of the Internet of Things, edge computing, and cloud computing The Intelligent Factory Automation (iFA) System Platform and its applications and implementations A variety of use cases of intelligent manufacturing, from industries like flat-panel, semiconductor, solar cell, automotive, aerospace, chemical, and blow molding machine Perfect for researchers, engineers, scientists, professionals, and students who are interested in the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0 and beyond, Industry 4.1: Intelligent Manufacturing with Zero Defects will also win a place in the library of laypersons interested in intelligent manufacturing applications and concepts. Completely unique, this book shows readers how Industry 4.0 technologies can be applied to achieve the goal of Zero Defects for all product

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NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE Discover thorough insights into the toxicology of nanomaterials used in medicine In Nanotechnology in Medicine: Toxicity and Safety, an expert team of nanotechnologists delivers a robust and up-to-date review of current and future applications of nanotechnology in medicine with a special focus on neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diagnostics, nano-nutraceuticals, dermatology, and gene therapy. The editors offer resources that address nanomaterial safety, which tends to be the greatest hurdle to obtaining the benefits of nanomedicine in healthcare. The book is a one-stop resource for recent and comprehensive information on the toxico logical and safety aspects of nanotechnology used in human health and medicine. It provides readers with cutting-edge techniques for delivering therapeutic agents into targeted cellular compartments, cells, tissues, and organs by using nanoparticulate carriers. The book also offers methodological considerations for toxicity, safety, and risk assessment. Nanotechnology in Medicine: Toxicity and Safety also provides readers with: A thorough introduction to the nanotoxicological aspects of nanomedicine, including translational nanomedicine and nanomedicine personalization Comprehensive introductions to nanoparticle toxicity and safety, including selenium nanoparticles and metallic nanoparticles Practical discussions of nanotoxicology and drug delivery, including gene delivery using nanocarriers and the use of nanomaterials for ocular delivery applications In-depth examinations of nanotechnology ethics and the regulatory framework of nanotechnology and medicine Perfect for researchers, post-doctoral candidates, and specialists in the fields of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, and nanocarriers, Nanotechnology in Medicine: Toxicity and Safety will also prove to be an indispensable part of the libraries of nanoengineering, nanomedicine, and biopharmaceutical professionals and nanobiotechnologists.

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Enter The Expanse to explore questions of the meaning of human life, the concept of justice, and the nature of humanity, featuring a foreword from author James S.A. Corey The Expanse and Philosophy investigates the philosophical universe of the critically acclaimed television show and Hugo Award-winning series of novels. Original essays by a diverse international panel of experts illuminate how essential philosophical concepts relate to the meticulously crafted world of The Expanse , engaging with topics such as transhumanism, belief, culture, environmental ethics, identity, colonialism, diaspora, racism, reality, and rhetoric. Conceiving a near-future solar system colonized by humanity, The Expanse provokes a multitude of moral, ethical, and philosophical queries: Are Martians, Outer Planets inhabitants, and Earthers different races? Is Marco Inaros a terrorist? Can people who look and sound different, like Earthers and Belters, ever peacefully co-exist? Should science be subject to moral rules? Who is sovereign in space? What is the relationship between human progress and aggression? The Expanse and Philosophy helps you answer these questions—and many more. Covers the first six novels in The Expanse series and five seasons of the television adaptation Addresses the philosophical issues that emerge from socio-economics and geopolitics of Earth, Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance Offers fresh perspectives on the themes, characters, and storylines of The Expanse Explores the connections between The Expanse and thinkers such as Aristotle, Kant, Locke, Hannah Arendt, Wittgenstein, Descartes, and Nietzsche Part of the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, The Expanse and Philosophy is a must-have companion for avid readers of James S.A. Corey’s novels and devotees of the television series alike.

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An accessible and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in globalization written by leading authors in the field  In the comprehensively revised Third Edition of  Globalization: A Basic Text , distinguished researchers and authors George Ritzer and Paul Dean deliver an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics related to the study of globalization. The book includes accessible and rigorous material on the key theories and major topics in globalization, as well as modern developments like the rise of populism and far-right political groups, Brexit, migration and backlash to it, trade negotiations, social media and the spread of misinformation, climate change, social justice issues, and COVID-19.  The new edition includes a greater focus on the structures of inequality that encourage or discourage global flows. Additionally, new examples and sources from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia are used to illustrate key concepts, and round out the international coverage of book. Throughout, the authors use clear and helpful metaphors including solids, liquids, gases, and flows to introduce and explain the complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable way.  Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:  A thorough introduction to globalization and related processes, including imperialism, colonialism, development, and westernization An exploration of neoliberalism, including its roots, principles, criticisms, and Neo-Marxist alternatives A practical discussion of global political structures and processes, as well as global economic flows of production and consumption A concise treatment of negative global flows and processes, including dangerous imports, diseases, crime, terrorism, and war Analysis of the changing nature of globalization and de-globalization, and the social movements and technological developments driving these changes More images, charts, and graphs to help illustrate and highlight the concepts contained in the book Perfect for advanced undergraduates studying globalization across sociology, political science, geography, anthropology, and economics,  Globalization: A Basic Text, Third Edition  will also be essential reading for students taking courses in culture, economy and inequality, and migration taught from a global perspective.

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