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Weapons of Choice: A Novel By John Birmingham
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 19 Sep 2021 11:20:47 | Comments : 0

Weapons of Choice: A Novel By John Birmingham
Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 26, 2022) | ISBN-10: 0345457137 | ENG | PDF | 2 MB | 502 Pages

A United Nations battle group, clustered around the U.S.S. Hillary Clinton (named after "the most uncompromising wartime president in the history of the United States"), is tasked in the year 2021 with stopping ethnic cleansing by an Islamist regime in Indonesia. When an experiment goes horribly wrong on a special ship doing research on wormholes, most of the battle group is deposited in the middle of the U.S. fleet on its way to Midway in 1942. The WWII carriers and supporting vessels attack a Japanese Self-Defense Force ship, triggering devastating computer-operated defensive fire from the 21st-century fleet. While the action sequences are outstanding, this book really shines in depicting the cultural shock that both navies experience. The Clinton group reflects a multicultural society that finds the racist and sexist attitudes of 1942 America almost as repugnant as those of the Axis powers, while the mere thought of non-whites and women not just serving in uniform but holding command drives many Allied officers and civilian officials apoplectic. The author also subtly shows the ways in which 20-plus years of the War on Terrorism have changed our attitudes. Unlike many alternate histories, the novel avoids the wish-fulfillment aspect inherent in the genre.
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The Brass Bed : A Novel By Jennifer Stevenson
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 19 Sep 2021 11:16:38 | Comments : 0

The Brass Bed : A Novel By Jennifer Stevenson
Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 29, 2022) | ISBN-10: 0345486684 | ENG | PDF | 1.1 MB | 308 Pages
Main Street : A Novel By Sinclair Lewis
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 18 Sep 2021 12:33:35 | Comments : 0

Main Street : A Novel By Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press (2001) | ISBN-10: 0451526821 | ENG | PDF | 462 Pages | 1.3 MB

Main Street is a satirical novel written by Sinclair Lewis, and published in 1920.Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 2022 – January 10, 2022) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters."His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as their strong characterizations of modern working women.
Babbitt : A Novel By Sinclair Lewis
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 18 Sep 2021 12:33:24 | Comments : 0

Babbitt : A Novel By Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press (2001) | ISBN-10: 0553214861 | ENG | PDF | 344 Pages | 1 MB

Babbitt, first published in 1922, is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, its main theme focuses on the power of conformity, and the vacuity of middle-class American life.Babbitt was filmed in 1924 as a silent film, and again in 1934 as a talkie, both times by Warner Bros. The 1934 film starred Guy Kibbee as George Babbitt.Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 2022 – January 10, 2022) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters."
Algebras of Linear Transformation
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 14 Sep 2021 14:44:17 | Comments : 0

Algebras of Linear Transformation By Douglas R. Farenick
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (October 6, 2021) | ISBN-10: 0387950621 | ENG | Djvu | 253 Pages | 1.83 MB

This book is concerned with the study of algebras of linear transformation acting on finite-dimensional vector spaces, which in one guise or another arise in various parts of modern mathematics. The book's aims are: (i) to give an exposition of the basic theory of finite-dimensional algebras at a level that is appropriate for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students, and (ii) to provide the mathematical foundation that prepares the reader for the advanced study of any one of several fields of mathematics. Indeed, the most important features of the book are the novelty of the selection of topics and the level of accessibility in which these topics are treated. The book features a relatively new approach to finite-dimensional operator algebras which is based on algebraic rather than functional-analytic methods. The reader who acquires a good understanding of the basic theory of algebras is well-positioned to appreciate results in operator algebras, representation theory, linear algebra, and ring theory.
Word Controlled Humans By John Harland
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 13 Sep 2021 12:02:55 | Comments : 0

Word Controlled Humans By John Harland
Publisher: Noontide Pr (December 1986) | ISBN-10: 0317532979 | ENG | PDF | 108 Pages | 520 KB

The processes that turn individual humans into monstrous group organisms is the significant aspect of history on which this book focuses. "Civil" and "religious" groups, growing into powers by destruction of individual souls and control of individual will, receive the same examination — with no glorified generalities glossing over the horror that sharp focus reveals.Concerned primarily with the word conditioning that now dominates America and Europe, this work highlights the need to first remove the obstructions from our own eyes — before trying to correct the faults of others. The history and current practices in our own conditioning are examined from a new perspective. No issues are dodged. A surprising view of Christianity is controversial and cogent.
The Engineering of Sport 7: Vol. 2
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 08 Sep 2021 07:45:02 | Comments : 0

The Engineering of Sport 7: Vol. 2
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (August 6, 2021) | ISBN-10: 2287094121 | ENG | PDF | 682 Pages

This proceedings volume of the ISEA 2008 examines sports engineering, an interdisciplinary subject which encompasses and integrates not only sports science and classical engineering but also aims to bridge the gap between the analysis of the equipment and the athlete himself. The areas of interest include the mechanics, biomechanics and dynamics of sport, the physiology, anatomy and the analysis of movement, instrumentation, equipment design, surface interaction, materials and modelling, and many others. These various topics could be part of technology applications practically in every sport. The proceedings will be of particular interest among others to Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Sports Science Departments and will act as a forum where research, industry and the sports sector can exchange state of the art technology, dedicated knowledge and innovative ideas.
Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 04 Sep 2021 07:16:05 | Comments : 0

Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup
Publisher: HSRC Press (Sep 2009) | ISBN-10: 0796922500 | ENG | PDF | 328 Pages | 2.3 MB

â Post-apartheid South Africaâ s first, major, opening-gambit on the global roulette wheel of international sporting events and marketing exposure happens in 2010.What are the likely costs and benefits, and the social issues? This book includes a balanced and largely unsentimental mix of assessments of South Africaâ s prospects in these regards. It is based upon the most important independent research on this subject.â - Dr Jeff McCarthy, Senior Consultant, Centre for Development and Enterprise â At this moment of economic crisis, political transition and deepening social polarisation, the 2010 World Cup represents a barbed opportunity for South Africa. Given what is at stake, we owe a huge debt to the authors of this comprehensive, engaged and creative work. I have no doubt it will become the touchstone of a much needed national conversation that should be read by all concerned.
Deadstock : A Novel By Jeffrey Thomas
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 04 Sep 2021 07:10:54 | Comments : 0

Deadstock : A Novel By Jeffrey Thomas
Publisher: Solaris (February 27, 2022) | ISBN-10: 1844164470 | ENG | PDF | 399 Pages | 2.1 MB

Living human skin is the latest designer fabric, mobile phones call the dead and genetics corporations manufacture headless livestock for the butcher in the latest dispatch from Thomas's Punktown, a vividly realized, ultra-bleak off-world cityscape, in which bloody terror and sci-fi spectacle meld to ferocious effect. The central plot—from which there are a number of strange digressions—concerns Jeremy Stake, an interdimensional war veteran and private eye who's constantly aggravated by his involuntary, Zelig-like ability to mimic those around him. His latest assignment is to track down a missing one-of-a-kind bio-doll manufactured specially for a genetics tycoon's daughter—a toy that isn't quite as defenseless as its teenage owner presumes. When describing the intricacies of Punktown's macabre culture, Thomas's prose sizzles, but the setup proves largely superfluous to the narrative, propelled by splatter-happy action and firefight climaxes, along with occasionally stilted exposition regarding extradimensional deities.
Making Game: An Essay on Hunting, Familiar Things, and the Strangeness of Being Who One Is
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 03 Sep 2021 09:18:57 | Comments : 0

Making Game: An Essay on Hunting, Familiar Things, and the Strangeness of Being Who One Is
Publisher: Au Press (February 28, 2022) | ISBN-10: 1897425287 | ENG | PDF | 168 Pages | 1.08 MB

"Making Game" is a mixed-genre composition in which the author reflects on the philosophical and ethical implications of hunting wild game. Through the activity of hunting, Atkinson finds a connection to the roots of his identity: both his family history and his sense of self.This engaging essay is informed by the author's significant background of scholarly engagement with the phenomenological tradition in modern philosophy, represented by the work of Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty.
Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 03 Sep 2021 05:07:15 | Comments : 0

Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive
Publisher : J-Lab and the Knight Citizen News Network | ISBN : N/A | PDF | ENG | 1.97 MB | 132 Pages

This is a book about people, not technology. Sure, there’s a lot of technology in the pages to follow, but if you boil it all down to its core, its essence, you’ll find people trying to extend a noble and grounded craft into a new and unpredictable landscape. And it’s the people who matter, not the latest software or Web site. If the people in this equation learn how make technology work for them, the rest is just details
Rheological Methods in Food Process Engineering
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 01 Sep 2021 13:04:27 | Comments : 0

Rheological Methods in Food Process Engineering
Publisher: Freeman Press; 2nd edition (January 1996) | ISBN-10: 0963203614 | ENG | PDF | 428 Pages | 1.3 MB

Bioprocessing Pipelines: Rheology and Analysis
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 01 Sep 2021 13:02:50 | Comments : 0

Bioprocessing Pipelines: Rheology and Analysis
Publisher: Freeman Press (January 2006) | ISBN-10: 0963203622 | ENG | PDF | 173 Pages | 2.02 MB

The intended audience for this book is students, technologists, and practicing engineers interested in processing biological fluids, primarily food and pharmaceutical fluids. These materials are subjected to a variety of mechanical forces and thermal treatments during processing. Our work is designed for self-study; and, after sufficient effort, we hope readers will be able to: 1) Explain the basic principles of fluid rheology needed to examine bioprocessing pipeline design problems; 2) Determine (using an appropriate instrument) the rheological properties of biological fluids needed to calculate pipeline design parameters; 3) Solve pumping problems (for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids) using the mechanical energy balance equation as the framework for the analysis; 4) Characterize the shear and thermal treatments given to biological materials in fluid processing systems.
The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 10 Aug 2021 14:16:12 | Comments : 1

The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
Publisher: Coachwhip Publications (10 April 2022) | ISBN-10: 1930585209 | ENG | PDF | 174 Pages | 640 KB

Walton's popular classic treatise on fishing goes far beyond techniques, as it embraces a life that values serenity and appreciation for creation. Some of the natural history lore is antiquated, but keen intelligence and good humor express themselves in a readable and enjoyable manner.
A Farewell to Oz : A Novel By March Laumer
Posted By : coolsanth | Date : 07 Aug 2021 08:17:12 | Comments : 0

A Farewell to Oz : A Novel By March Laumer
Publisher: Vanitas Press (January 1, 2022) | ASIN: B002AD2QBG | PDF | ENG | 229 pages | 600 KB

This is it, jam-packed with EVERYONE who's ever been to Oz, written about it, illustrated it, been in a movie about it, or was a character in it. March Laumer's last Oz book.
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