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When we imagine the polar regions, we see a largely lifeless world covered in snow and ice where icebergs drift listlessly through frozen waters, like solitary wanderers of the oceans floating aimlessly in total silence. But nothing could be further from the truth. This book takes us into the fascinating world of icebergs and glaciers to discover what they are really like. Through a series of historical vignettes recalling some of the most tragic and most exhilarating encounters between human beings and these gigantic pieces of matter, and through vivid descriptions of their cycles of birth and death, Olivier Remaud shows that these entities are teeming with many forms of life and that there is a deep continuity between iceberg life and human life, a complex web of reciprocal interconnections that can lead from the deadliest to the most vital. And precisely because there is this continuity, icebergs and glaciers tell us something important about life itself – namely, that it thrives in the most unexpected of places, even where there seems to be no life at all. At a time when we are increasingly aware that the melting of ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice is one of the many disastrous consequences of global warming, this beautiful meditation is a poignant reminder of the interconnectedness of all life and the fragility of the Earth’s ecosystems.

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PROPERTIES FOR DESIGN OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES A comprehensive guide to analytical methods and source code to predict the behavior of undamaged and damaged composite materials In Properties for Design of Composite Structures: Theory and Implementation Using Software , distinguished researcher Dr. Neil McCartney delivers a unique and insightful approach to the development of predictive methods for the properties of undamaged and damaged laminated composite materials. The book focuses on presenting compact analytical formulae for several important effective properties—including mechanical, thermal, and electrical—that can be applied to a variety of reinforcement geometries. The author introduces a compact notation that enables an explicit treatment of laminate property determination, including the out-of-plane shear properties required for three-dimensional numerical simulations of structural features using finite and boundary element analyses. There is also a detailed consideration of ply crack closure and a useful study of the interrelationships between the effective thermoelastic constants of damaged laminates. The book also offers: A thorough introduction to the principles and formulae for homogenous materials and applications, including continuum and fracture concepts for homogeneous materials A comprehensive exploration of the properties of undamaged composites, including undamaged composite materials with multiple phases and the properties of a single undamaged lamina Practical discussions of the properties of damaged composites, including matrix cracking in UD composites and damaged laminates Consideration of effects of delamination, fatigue, and environmentally induced damage In-depth examinations of derivations of key results, including the analysis of bridged cracks and stress transfer mechanics for cross-ply and general symmetric laminates Perfect for composite design engineers in all types of material-supplying industries and manufacturing companies, Properties for Design of Composite Structures: Theory and Implementation Using Software will also earn a place in the libraries of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, aerospace, and materials departments.

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A COMPANION TO CHILDREN’S LITERATURE[/b] A collection of international, up-to-date, and diverse perspectives on children’s literary criticism A Companion to Children’s Literature offers students and scholars studying children’s literature, education, and youth librarianship an incisive and expansive collection of essays that discuss key debates within children’s literature criticism. The thirty-four works included demonstrate a diverse array of perspectives from around the world, introduce emerging scholars to the field of children’s literature criticism, and meaningfully contribute to the scholarly conversation. The essays selected by the editors present a view of children’s literature that encompasses poetry, fiction, folklore, nonfiction, dramatic stage and screen performances, picturebooks, and interactive and digital media. They range from historical overviews to of-the-moment critical theory about children’s books from across the globe. A Companion to Children’s Literature explores some of the earliest works in children’s literature, key developments in the genre from the 20th century, and the latest trends and texts in children’s information books, postmodern fairytales, theatre, plays, and more. This collection also discusses methods for reading children’s literature, from social justice critiques of popular stories to Black critical theory in the context of children’s literary analysis.

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A startlingly insightful discussion of the problems facing American health care providers and consumers and their solutions In Transforming Health Care , expert physician Dr. Morey Menacker explains how the United States can contain the world’s leading collection of superlative health care practitioners, technologies, treatments, research, education, and hospitals while simultaneously failing to provide care to many of its citizens. The author walks you through the past, present, and future of American health care, showing you how the United States got to its present state and offering practical solutions to improving access and affordability for millions of people. In the book, you’ll find: Insightful commentary about how to maintain the stellar quality of care found in the United States while expanding health care affordability and access Discussions of how to reduce the cost and complexity of US health care Explorations of the latest research and data as seen through the eyes of a physician who has spent their entire career working in the American medical systemA can’t-miss resource for US-based physicians and allied health care professionals, Transforming Health Care will also earn a place on the bookshelves of regulators, administrators, and lawmakers with an interest in the American health care establishment.

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Rifted margins mark the transition between continents and oceans, which are the two first-order types of land masses on Earth. Rifted margins contribute to our understanding of lithospheric extensional processes and are studied by various disciplines of Earth Science (geology, geophysics, geochemistry). Thanks to better and wider public access to high-quality data, our understanding in these areas has improved significantly over these last two decades.<br /><br />This book summarizes this knowledge evolution and details where we stand today, with a series of case examples included. It is structured in a practical way, with concise text descriptions and comprehensive diagrams. Continental Rifted Margins 1 is a useful resource for students and newcomers to the rifted margin community – a «cookbook» of sorts to facilitate the reading of scientific publications and provide basic definitions and explanations.

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INTRODUCTION TO SONAR TRANSDUCER DESIGN A comprehensive introduction to sonar transducer design, complete with real world examples, step-by-step instruction, and detailed mathematical review In Introduction to Sonar Transducer Design, renowned sensor engineer Dr. John C. Cochran delivers an instructive and comprehensive exploration of the foundations of sonar transducer design perfect for beginning and experienced professional transducer designers. The book offers a detailed mathematical review of the subject, as well as fulsome design examples. Beginning with a description of acoustic wave propagation, along with a review of radiation from a variety of sources, the book moves on to discuss equivalent circuit models that explain wave propagation in solids and liquids. The book reviews examples of projectors and hydrophones accompanied by complete mathematical solutions. All included math is developed from first principles to a final solution using an intuitive, step-by-step approach. Introduction to Sonar Transducer Design offers professionals and students the analytical tools and assumptions required for start-to-finish transducer design. It also provides: A thorough introduction to acoustic waves and radiation, including small signals, linear acoustics, the equations of continuity, motion, the wave equation in a fluid media, and integral formulations Comprehensive explorations of the elements of transduction, including various forms of impedance, and mechanical and acoustical equivalent circuits, as well as their combination Practical discussions of waves in solid media, including homogeneous, isotropic, elastic, and solid media, piezoelectricity and piezoelectric ceramic materials, and waves in non-homogeneous, piezoelectric media In-depth examinations of sonar projectors and sonar hydrophones, including the elements and tools of sonar projector and sonar hydrophone design, as well as their applications Perfect for sonar system engineers, particularly those involved in defense, Introduction to Sonar Transducer Design will also earn a place in the libraries of acoustic, audio, underwater communication, and naval engineers.

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Untangle the steps to mine crypto, including new coins and services The cryptocurrency market moves quickly and miners and investors need the latest information to stay ahead of the game. This edition of Cryptocurrency Mining For Dummies has the insight you need to get started with mining. You'll learn what goes into building a mining rig that can complete cryptocurrency transactions and reap the rewards in the form of new coin. You also discover how to join existing mining programs. Whatever your crypto goals, Dummies will make it easy for you to understand, engage in, and invest in mining. You'll even get an up-to-date primer on the evolving legal situation and an idea of what to expect in the future of crypto. Understand the basics of mining cryptocurrency and get started with your own mining operation Explore the latest cryptocurrencies and mining services so you can mine your own or invest wisely Get involved in crypto mining with the hardware you already have, or build a new, powerful mining machine Become an expert on the latest mining trends so you can identify new ways to profit in the crypto space With this book, you've got insider advice on choosing which cryptos to mine, riding out market fluctuations, creating pool accounts, and more. There's no time like the present to get started with crypto mining.

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Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance The market-leading at a Glance series is popular among healthcare students and newly qualified practitioners for its concise, simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter is covered in a double-page spread with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams, supported by succinct explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory texts for teaching, learning and revision, and are useful throughout university and beyond. Everything you need to know about Microbiology and Infection… at a Glance! In the newly revised and expanded fifth edition of Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance , distinguished authors Stephen H. Gillespie and Kathleen B. Bamford deliver a concise and popular introduction to medical microbiology that encapsulates foundational facts and principles in this rapidly growing and evolving subject area.[/b] Fully revised and updated to include brand new research, the authors have added several new chapters on subjects including sepsis, infections disease eradication, the ‘normal’ flora in health and disease, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, antifungal therapy, bioterrorism, and high consequence infections. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:[/b] A thorough introduction to fundamental concepts in medical microbiology, including pathogen classification, innate and acquired immunity, and flora in health and disease Infection control, antibiotic resistance, and new and emerging infections and their control An exploration of bacteriology, including Staphylococcal, streptococcal infection, Gram-positive cocci and the alpha-haemolytic streptococci, TB, and leprosy A practical discussion of virology, including virus structure and classification, herpes viruses, DNA viruses, measles, mumps, rubella, and influenza A concise description of mycology and parasitology The impact of infection on all of the body systems Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance is perfect for undergraduates studying medicine and medical science, as well as Foundation Programme doctors and interns looking for a rapid update in infection practice in microbiology. This concise but comprehensive book will also earn a place on the shelves of those training in allied health professions, notably nursing and laboratory science, and general microbiology students. All content reviewed by students for students Wiley Medical Education books are designed exactly for their intended audience. All of our books are developed in collaboration with students. This means that our books are always published with you, the student, in mind. If you would like to be one of our student reviewers, go to www.reviewmedicalbooks.com to find out more. This book is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119592167 To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email.

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Let Dummies be your wedding planner and get hitched without a hitch Planning A Wedding For Dummies covers everything you need to know to pull off the perfect celebration on your big day. This book even makes it fun! We take the stress out of wedding planning, simplifying the whole process and giving you the tools you need to plan and execute a memorable day. Send out those save-the-dates, manage any crisis that might arise on the day of, and everything in between. Dummies has your back. This friendly For Dummies book is your guide on the exciting journey of planning all the events leading up to the wedding, as well as post-wedding activities. Planning A Wedding For Dummies includes tips and checklists to keep you organized, whether you’ll have 10 guests or 1,000 guests. Break down the wedding planning process into simple steps, so you can stay on track Laugh along as you read stories about real-life couples who have gone before you and gain insight into wedding day outcomes and scenarios Keep everything in perspective to keep your wedding stress-free Find worksheets and checklists to help you through budgeting and beyondWith this perfect guide, you can plan a perfect wedding—and say “I do” on the best day of your life!

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