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Point of Origin

By Patricia Cornwell
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101207345
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 565
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The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell. “Sears its way into the psyche…Ablaze with Cornwell’s finest, scariest writing.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains—the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen’s every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her... Includes an Introduction by the Author

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
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  • Pages : 198
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Seafood Authenticity and Traceability: a DNA-based Pespective is a concise reference showcasing the latest developments in the field. Written for those in food authenticity who may not have a technical molecular biology background, the book covers methods used for DNA analysis and an overview of their applications in fish and seafood, also providing reviews of the technology and processes for each method. It offers a practical and succinct overview of the relationship between accurate identification, traceability, sustainability, and safety of seafood, including an overview of the supply chain and the industry's need for improved traceability. Presents current and future perspectives in the emerging field of traceability, including solid coverage of DNA analysis for origin detection Includes molecular authentication tools to improve species identification throughout the seafood industry Provides reviews of the technology and processes for each DNA analysis method Offers a comprehensive overview for those in food authenticity who may not have an in-depth molecular biology background

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  • Publisher : PennWell Books
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  • Pages : 347
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?

Introduction to Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and the N-Body Problem

By Kenneth R. Meyer,Daniel C. Offin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319536915
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 839
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This third edition text provides expanded material on the restricted three body problem and celestial mechanics. With each chapter containing new content, readers are provided with new material on reduction, orbifolds, and the regularization of the Kepler problem, all of which are provided with applications. The previous editions grew out of graduate level courses in mathematics, engineering, and physics given at several different universities. The courses took students who had some background in differential equations and lead them through a systematic grounding in the theory of Hamiltonian mechanics from a dynamical systems point of view. This text provides a mathematical structure of celestial mechanics ideal for beginners, and will be useful to graduate students and researchers alike. Reviews of the second edition: "The primary subject here is the basic theory of Hamiltonian differential equations studied from the perspective of differential dynamical systems. The N-body problem is used as the primary example of a Hamiltonian system, a touchstone for the theory as the authors develop it. This book is intended to support a first course at the graduate level for mathematics and engineering students. ... It is a well-organized and accessible introduction to the subject ... . This is an attractive book ... ." (William J. Satzer, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2009) “The second edition of this text infuses new mathematical substance and relevance into an already modern classic ... and is sure to excite future generations of readers. ... This outstanding book can be used not only as an introductory course at the graduate level in mathematics, but also as course material for engineering graduate students. ... it is an elegant and invaluable reference for mathematicians and scientists with an interest in classical and celestial mechanics, astrodynamics, physics, biology, and related fields.” (Marian Gidea, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 d)

Digital Doodles and Mind-Farts

By Prince Tippy
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 1490779337
  • Pages : 552
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 622
  • File Pdf: digital-doodles-and-mind-farts.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is a compilation of the author’s many observations, and all the crazy ideas that he has had in his lifetime, that he has been posting on his blog digitaldoodlesandmind-farts.blogspot.com.

Computer Applications for Handling Legal Evidence, Police Investigation and Case Argumentation

By Ephraim Nissan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 904818990X
  • Pages : 1340
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 754
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Book Summary:

This book provides an overview of computer techniques and tools — especially from artificial intelligence (AI) — for handling legal evidence, police intelligence, crime analysis or detection, and forensic testing, with a sustained discussion of methods for the modelling of reasoning and forming an opinion about the evidence, methods for the modelling of argumentation, and computational approaches to dealing with legal, or any, narratives. By the 2000s, the modelling of reasoning on legal evidence has emerged as a significant area within the well-established field of AI & Law. An overview such as this one has never been attempted before. It offers a panoramic view of topics, techniques and tools. It is more than a survey, as topic after topic, the reader can get a closer view of approaches and techniques. One aim is to introduce practitioners of AI to the modelling legal evidence. Another aim is to introduce legal professionals, as well as the more technically oriented among law enforcement professionals, or researchers in police science, to information technology resources from which their own respective field stands to benefit. Computer scientists must not blunder into design choices resulting in tools objectionable for legal professionals, so it is important to be aware of ongoing controversies. A survey is provided of argumentation tools or methods for reasoning about the evidence. Another class of tools considered here is intended to assist in organisational aspects of managing of the evidence. Moreover, tools appropriate for crime detection, intelligence, and investigation include tools based on link analysis and data mining. Concepts and techniques are introduced, along with case studies. So are areas in the forensic sciences. Special chapters are devoted to VIRTOPSY (a procedure for legal medicine) and FLINTS (a tool for the police). This is both an introductory book (possibly a textbook), and a reference for specialists from various quarters.

Life Journeys

By Petra Eisel
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  • Publisher : Petra Eisel
  • Isbn : 1925635821
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 537
  • File Pdf: life-journeys.pdf

Book Summary:

Have you ever questioned life after death? Do you wonder what it could be like? How different is it to the life you presently live? Is there only one place in heaven or can you ‘move’ around like on Planet Earth? Is there anything you do during your sleep time? Do Angels exist? Once again, my trio of Guides will answer many questions, some of which you did not know you needed to ask. Open your mind to new journeys and explorations. We like to take away your fear of death and help you enjoy your life in the physical reality even more. Once again Dear Reader, relax and let us show you different life experiences. Reviews I was literally blown away with this book, I could not put it down! What an excellent resource to every question you could possibly ask about this life and beyond. Well written and completely engaging I can't recommend Petra's book enough. Melissa Barry, Australia I very liked the straight forward approach. It seems that Max and his group have gone far b eyond other spirit guides in transposing their knolwedge into understandable human terms. In reading “Seth” stuff I continually felt that I was not grasping much of what was being presented, not so with this material. I am looking forward to Petra and Max’s next books. John Kramar, Bel Air, Maryland United States The insights in the book “Life Journeys” are reassuring and comforting in an insiane world. Diana Excerpt In the second edition of Life Journeys, the focus this time is more on the nonphysical universe to give you some idea of what life is about when you actually die. The choices are many, the places are unique and the possibilities are endless. This does not mean that your life on Earth is less exciting, even though, at times life on Earth seems to be hard and difficult. Nevertheless, everyone had lifetimes when living in luxury and plenty had become a very boring adventure. Yes, remember you have chosen your life for a purpose and we like to emphasise that every single human being has a purpose.

Levison's Textbook for Dental Nurses

By Carole Hollins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119401313
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 519
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Book Summary:

A fully updated edition of the best-selling textbook for students studying for their dental nurse qualification Levison’s Textbook for Dental Nurses continues to be an indispensable resource written specifically for those undertaking the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing. This new edition provides in-depth coverage in many areas, such as the structure of the dental profession; an update of the current, available NHS dental services; information on extended duties for dental nurses; legal and ethical issues; health and safety including COSHH and waste disposal legislation updates; general anatomy and physiology; and medical emergencies. New edition of a classic textbook, fully in line with the most recent developments in dental nursing practice and education Caters especially for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing Outlines the latest GDC standards for dental nurses Key Learning Points in every chapter to help readers master essential information Packed with illustrations and diagrams to assist with aiding comprehension, this student-friendly text is ideal for dental nurses studying for the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing. It will also be of great benefit to dental nurses studying for the City & Guilds Diploma in Dental Nursing, Level 3.

Lex Draconis

By Ray Machuga
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  • Publisher : Higher Grounds Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Reads : 482
  • File Pdf: lex-draconis.pdf

Book Summary:

In a world where fantasy is reality, you ARE the dragon.

Stanislavsky in the World

By Jonathan Pitches,Stefan Aquilina
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472587901
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 748
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Book Summary:

Stanislavsky in the World is an ambitious and ground-breaking work charting a fascinating story of the global dissemination and transformation of Stanislavsky's practices. Case studies written by local experts, historians and practitioners are brought together to introduce the reader to new routes of Stanislavskian transmission across the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and South (Latin) America. Such a diverse set of stories moves radically beyond linear understandings of transmission to embrace questions of transformation, translation, hybridisation, appropriation and resistance. This important work not only makes a significant contribution to Stanislavsky studies but also to recent research on theatre and interculturalism, theatre and globalisation, theatre and (post)colonialism and to the wider critical turn in performer training historiographies. This is a unique examination of Stanislavsky's work presenting a richly diverse range of examples and an international perspective on Stanislavsky's impact that has never been attempted before.

The Genetic Mechanism and the Origin of Life

By Lawrence Dillon
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 146842436X
  • Pages : 563
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 511
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As shown in the text, there can be little doubt that the genetic mechanism is, for all practical purposes, equivalent to life itself. Consequently, it is unrealistic to seek knowledge of the origin of life and its subsequent evolution without si multaneously searching for an understanding of how this apparatus arose and evolved. Fortunately, the annual publication over the recent years of thousandS" of papers dealing with the genetic processes has brought the state of knowledge to a level where a synthesis of their major details in relation to life's history is feasible. Because of the voluminous body of literature, no single book can pos sibly treat all the ramifications of this fundamental subject; subdivision into multiple volumes is necessary. This volume, the first of a trilogy, explores the molecular aspects of the problem in connection with the precellular aspects up to the point of the origin of the cell. The second, currently in progress, is con cerned with the subsequent evolution of the cell as revealed by the energy related organelles and their genetic apparatuses and by ultrastructural details of other cellular parts. The third volume, as presently planned, deals with devel opmental, immunological, and other complexities at the organismic level and, in so doing, throws additional light on basic properties of the genetic processes themselves. Thus, the genetic apparatus provides the warp, and evolution the woof, of the intricate fabric that emerges.

Workaway

By Moses, Jonathon W.
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Isbn : 1529211034
  • Pages : 314
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 396
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This agenda-setting book shows how freedom of movement has made the integration of Europe’s labour markets a contentious issue, for example in the aftermath of the eurocrisis, where workers had to make great sacrifices to enable the currency area to function. It argues that the process of market integration in Europe has undermined the power and influence of European workers and generated significant human costs. In starting from the position of labour, this book offers an alternative approach which balances the needs of justice and efficiency. With appeal across a wide range of readers interested in economic integration, it provides lessons for policymakers in how to integrate Europe’s member states to better protect workers and citizens.

Science, Explanation, and Rationality

By James H. Fetzer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0195352912
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 392
  • File Pdf: science-explanation-and-rationality.pdf

Book Summary:

Carl G. Hempel exerted greater influence upon philosophers of science than any other figure during the 20th century. In this far-reaching collection, distinguished philosophers contribute valuable studies that illuminate and clarify the central problems to which Hempel was devoted. The essays enhance our understanding of the development of logical empiricism as the major intellectual influence for scientifically-oriented philosophers and philosophically-minded scientists of the 20th century.

Sustainable Transport Studies in Asia

By Akimasa Fujiwara,Junyi Zhang
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 4431543791
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 211
  • File Pdf: sustainable-transport-studies-in-asia.pdf

Book Summary:

This book aims to provide a good understanding of and perspective on sustainable transport in Asia by focusing on economic, environmental, and social sustainability. It is widely acknowledged that the current situation and trends in transport are not always sustainable in Asia, due in part to the fast-growing economy and the astounding speed of urbanization as well as least-mature governance. As essential research material, the book provides strong support for policy makers and planners by comprehensively covering three groups of strategies, characterized by the words “avoid” (e.g., urban form design and control of car ownership), “shift” (e.g., establishing comprehensive transportation systems and increasing public transportation systems for both intracity and intercity travel), and “improve” (e.g., redesign of paratransit system, low-emission vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, and eco-life). These are elaborated in the book alongside consideration of the uncertainty of policy effects in the future. The book is also valuable for scholars and scientists because of the diverse methodologies presented and proposed herein. Among those are the four-step model with full feedback mechanisms, the bi-level programming model with sustainability goals, data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis approaches, structural equation models, discrete and/or continuous choice models, copula-based models, survival models, and driving risk models with short-term memory. Using data collected from more than ten Asian cities, including those in both developed and developing nations, the pathway to sustainable transport in Asia gradually becomes clear.