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A Brief History of Time
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. To this day <i>A Brief History of Time </i>remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.
€8.49
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2009
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A la découverte des oiseaux
Pourquoi dit-on "tête de linotte" ? D’où vient le Bécasseau sanderling ? Ce guide de nouvelle génération, publié en partenariat avec le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, ouvre les portes de la nature à ceux qui veulent mieux la connaître. La première partie donne tous les conseils pour reconnaitre les oiseaux et réussir votre excursion. La seconde partie est consacrée à l’identification : les 120 espèces les plus courantes sont présentées sous forme de fiches et intègrent des extraits des chants de chaque oiseau. Il vous suffit de cliquer sur l’illustration pour écouter ces chants et apprendre facilement à mieux les reconnaitre. En annexe, un carnet pratique donne les...
€9.99
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2012
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A l'affût des étoiles - 18e édition
Le ciel est un spectacle merveilleux et mystérieux, et, chaque nuit claire, des milliers d’astronomes amateurs observent les astres pour leur seul plaisir.<br />Comment s’y prendre ?<br />Quels astres observer ?<br />Où et quand ?<br />Avec quel matériel et selon quelles techniques ?<br />Ce guide de référence est tout à la fois une introduction à <b>l’astronomie</b> et une initiation à <b>la pratique instrumentale</b>. Il donne de nombreux conseils pratiques pour repérer les astres, optimiser votre télescope et faciliter vos débuts d’astrophotographe.<br />Avec 70 nouvelles images, cette dix-huitième édition entièrement mise à jour tient compte des évolutions du matériel...
€17.99
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2015
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A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive
This book deals on self-belief that social planning and political action should rely primarily on scientific knowledge, not on authority, custom, revelation, or prescription.
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Abatement Techniques for Reducing Emissions from Livestock Buildings
This book identifies future scientific research priorities for developing emissions inventories, emissions abatement techniques and mitigation strategies in order to improve and sustain livestock production that is in line with climate change adaptation.&#xa0;Livestock production is a major source of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as methane, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide and ammonia, all of which directly contribute to global warming and climate change. Air pollutant emissions from agricultural practices have a negative environmental impact and are of relevant political importance, as highlighted in both the Kyoto and Gothenburg Protocols.&#xa0;&#xa0...
€41.99
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2016
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Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens
A Harvard psychiatrist, the author of <i>A Prince of Our Disorder</i>, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.
€8.99
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2009
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Abenteuer Spiel 1
Das Buch beinhaltet neben grundlegenden Theorien und Überlegungen zu kooperativen Abenteuerspielen auch viele Tipps und Anregungen für die eigene Praxis. Es setzt sich mit den verschiedenen Wahlmöglichkeiten und Verhaltensweisen der Spielleitung auseinander. Der Aufbau orientiert sich an den verschiedenen Phasen einen Spiels, angefangen bei der Planung bis hin zur Reflexion. Darüber hinaus werden einige Spielketten vorgestellt, Sicherheitsaspekte thematisiert und erklärt, wie es möglich ist, kurzfristig ein Spiel „aus dem Ärmel zu schütteln“. Ziel des Buches ist, die Komplexität und das Potenzial kooperativer Abenteuerspiele hervorzuheben und die Lust zu wecken, mit diese...
€17.99
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2014
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Abfallwirtschaft
Dieses Standardwerk der Abfallwirtschaft wurde von den Autoren komplett aktualisiert. Besonders hervorzuheben sind folgende Veränderungen:<br /><br />- Aktualisierung der rechtlichen Grundlagen<br /><br />- Aktualsierung der Angaben zu Abfallmengen und –zusammensetzungen<br /><br />- Aktualisierung der Themen Sammlung, Umschlag und Transport, Recycling und Kosten von Abfallbehandlungsanlagen<br /><br />- Neu in der 4. Auflage: Eine Zusammenfassung der aktuellen Entwicklungen zum Bereich Stoffstrommanagement und das Thema&#xa0;Automatische Sortierung<br /><br />In bewährter Weise werden durch dieses Fachbuch alle Fragen der täglichen Praxis zum Thema Abfall beantwortet.<br...
€74.99
22431kBs
2014
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Abgründe
Begegnungen mit der Bestie Mensch<br /><br />Das Unfassbare war bei ihm der Normalfall: Der legendäre Mordermittler Josef Wilfling hatte es tagtäglich mit Menschen zu tun, die Ungeheuerliches getan oder erlebt haben. In Abgründe erzählt er seine spektakulärsten Fälle, schildert Tathintergründe, gibt den Blick in seelische Abgründe frei und zeigt: Die Wirklichkeit ist packender als jeder Krimi.<br /><br />Als der Leiter der Münchner Mordkommission Josef Wilfling Anfang 2009 nach 42 Dienstjahren in Pension ging, verabschiedete sich eine Legende: Der Star-Ermittler und Vernehmungsspezialist klärte den Sedlmayr- und den Moshammer-Mord auf, schnappte Serientäter und verhörte H...
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2010
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About Life Book I: Understanding Existence
UNDERSTANDING EXISTENCE explores the fundamental question: How is it possible that we exist? But also other intriguing questions such as: Were the disappearing / downing / crashing of three Malaysian based airplanes in a single year, a mere coincidence? Or are there other as yet inexplicable dynamics at play?<br /><br />Although a bold call it attempts to interpret such an understanding by investigating cutting edge science.<br /><br />To this end it literally attempts to provide the ABC's of why we are here and I have to warn that in doing so I'm admittedly not attempting to be absolutely scientifically correct. This is because my aim from the onset was to draft a readab...
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2012
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About Method
Scientists’ views on what makes an experiment successful have developed dramatically throughout history. Different criteria for proper experimentation were privileged at different times,&#xa0;entirely new criteria for securing experimental results emerged,&#xa0;and the meaning of commitment to experimentation altered. In <i>About Method</i>, Schickore captures this complex trajectory of change from 1660 to the twentieth century through the history of snake venom research. As experiments with poisonous snakes and venom were both challenging and controversial, the experimenters produced very detailed accounts of their investigations, which go back three hundred years—making...
€42.99
1859kBs
2017
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About Time
From Stonehenge to beyond the Big Bang, an exhilarating scientific exploration of how we make time Time is the grandest conception of the universe that we humans have been able to imagine – and its most intimate, the very frame of human life. In About Time, astrophysicist and award-winning writer Adam Frank tells the scientific story of this wonderful and tyrannical invention. A Palaeolithic farmer moved through the sun-fuelled day and star-steered night in a radically different way than the Elizabethan merchants who set their pace to the clocks newly installed in their town squares. Since then, science has swept time into increasingly minute and standardized units – the...
€11.99
4666kBs
2012
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About Time
<b>The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. </b>Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again—as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet. <br /><br />In <i>The End of the Beginning</i>, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe’s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness fifty thousand years ago, our lived experience of time—from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture to the industrial revoluti...
€12.99
13182kBs
2011
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About Time
This is a book about the meaning of time, what it is, when it has started, how it flows and where to. It examines the consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity and offers startling suggestions about what recent research may reveal.
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2006
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Abrasive Water Jet Perforation and Multi-Stage Fracturing
<i>Abrasive Water Jet Perforation and Multi-Stage Fracturing</i> gives petroleum engineers, well completion managers and fracturing specialists a critical guide to understanding all the details of the technology including materials, tools, design methods and field applications. The exploitation and development of unconventional oil and gas resources has continued to gain importance, and multi-stage fracturing with abrasive water jets has emerged as one of the top three principal methods to recover unconventional oil and gas, yet there is no one collective reference to explain the fundamentals, operations and influence this method can deliver. The book introduces current c...
€154.99
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2017
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Abrupt Climate Change
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 193.<br /><i><br />Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts</i> brings together a diverse group of paleoproxy records such as ice cores, marine sediments, terrestrial (lakes and speleothems) archives, and coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models to document recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of abrupt climate changes. Since the discovery of the Dansgaard-Oeschger events in Greenland ice cores and the subsequent discovery of their contemporary events in the marine sediments of the North Atlantic, the search for these abrupt, millennial-scale events ac...
€114.99
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2013
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Absinthe & Flamethrowers
Written for reasonable risk takers and suburban dads who want to add more excitement to their lives, this daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects explains why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. All of the projects—from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning baritsu, and building a flamethrower—have short learning curves; are human-focused, as opposed to technology-centric; are affordable; and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. The guide maintains that risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. What would the world be like if ...
€12.99
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2009
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Abwassertechnik verstehen
Für alle, die als Nicht-Fachleute mit der Abwassertechnik<br/> konfrontiert werden, bringt dieses Buch Antworten auf die<br/> Fragen, die auftauchen, wenn man mit der Thematik umgehen<br/> muss. Sei es als Gemeinde- oder Stadtrat, sei es in der Verwaltung<br/> von Kommunen oder in der Industrie sowie als Anbieter<br/> von Produkten und Dienstleistungen für Abwasseranlagen. Hier<br/> erfahren Sie einfach, verständlich und kompakt dargestellt, was<br/> Ihnen im Gespräch mit Fachleuten, mit dem Betriebspersonal,<br/> mit Planern und Firmen manchmal &#34;spanisch&#34; vorkommt. Sie<br/> verstehen nach der Lektüre, wie Kanalsysteme aufgebaut sind,<br/> welche Bauteile eine Klä...
€19.99
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2010
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Abysmal
People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple observation, renowned geographer Gunnar Olsson offers in <i>Abysmal</i> an astonishingly erudite critique of the way human thought and action have become deeply immersed in the rhetoric of cartography and how this cartographic reasoning allows the powerful to map out other people’s lives.<br /><br />A&#xa0;spectacular reading of Western philosophy, religion, and mythology that draws on early maps and atlases, Plato, Kant, and Wittgenstein, Thomas Pynchon, <i>Gilgamesh</i>, and Mar...
€46.99
13659kBs
2010
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AC Electric Motors Control
The complexity of AC motor control lies in the multivariable and nonlinear nature of AC machine dynamics. Recent advancements in control theory now make it possible to deal with long-standing problems in AC motors control. This text expertly draws on these developments to apply a wide range of model-based control designmethods to a variety of AC motors.<br /><br />Contributions from over thirty top researchers explain how modern control design methods can be used to achieve tight speed regulation, optimal energetic efficiency, and operation reliability and safety, by considering online state variable estimation in the absence of mechanical sensors, power factor correction...
€104.99
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2013
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