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Gels Handbook

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This major reference work, covering the important materials science area of gels, is a translation of a Japanese handbook. The three-volume set is organized to cover the following: fundamentals, functions, and environmental issues. Gels Handbook also contains an appendix, complete references, and data on gel compounds. Recently, polymer gels have attracted many scientific researchers, medical doctors, and pharmaceutical, chemical, and agricultural engineers to the rapidly growing field. Gels are considered to be one of the most promising materials in the 21st Century. They are unique in that they are soft, gentle, and can sense and accommodate environmental changes. Because of these unique characteristics gels have a huge potential in technological and medical applications. They are irreplaceable in the separation of molecules, the release of drugs, artificial skins and organs, sensors, actuators, chemical memories, and many other applications. The 21st century is also said to be the century of biotechnology, where two kinds of biopolymers play crucial roles: DNA as a bearer of genetic information and proteins as molecular machines. In spite of the dramatic progress in molecular biology and the Human Genome project, the basic principles behind the function and design of such polymeric machines are in the black box. Science and technologies that will emerge from those of polymer gels will shed light on such principles. Some researchers have already developed prototypes of artificial glands (pancreas), artificial muscles and actuators, and chemical sensors and molecular recovery systems using polymer gels. The Gels Handbook is an invaluable source of information on this rapidly growing field. It covers the entire area from the scientific basics to the applications of the materials. The authors are among the leading researchers, doctors, engineers, and patent officers in Japan. This book can be used as a textbook or an encyclopedia and is a must for those involved in gel research or applications. Key Features * Comprehensive coverage of a popular topic in materials science * Is the first english-language gels handbook * Includes numerous figures, tables, and photos
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780123946904

VoIP Handbook

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The number of worldwide VoIP customers is well over 38 million. Thanks to the popularity of inexpensive, high-quality services,it's projected to increase to nearly 250 million within the next three years. The VoIP Handbook: Applications, Technologies, Reliability, and Security captures thestate of the artin VoIP technology and serves as the comprehensive reference on this soon-to-be ubiquitous technology. Itprovides: A step-by-step methodology to evaluate VoIP performance prior to network implementation An invaluable overview of implementation challenges and several VoIP multipoint conference systems Unparalleled coverage of design and engineering issues such VoIP traffic, QoS requirements, and VoIP flow As this promising technology's popularity increases, new demands for improved quality, reduced cost, and seamless operation willcontinue to increase. Edited by preeminent wireless communications experts Ahson and Illyas, the VoIP Handbook guides you to successful deployment.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781420070200

REPO Handbook

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The book features an introduction to the structure and mechanics of repo, institutional practices and real-world examples. In addition the content includes necessary supplementary material such as bank asset and liability management, trading techniques, and a range of other applications of value in the global money markets. Repo markets play a pivotal role in the world's economy. The Repo Handbook is the definitive, comprehensive guide to this most important element of the global debt capital markets. It describes the use, motivations and mechanics of the repo instrument, and features invaluable coverage of specific country markets and institutions. The reader is taken through classic repo, sell/buy backs and structured repo, as well as additional products such as the total return swap and securities lending. As important is the treatment of related areas, such as money markets, banking asset & liability management and the implied repo rate, vital to a full understanding of repo. This book is the ultimate guide for bankers, repo traders and salespersons, money market participants, corporate treasurers, debt finance professionals and is organized into three parts: Part I covers the repo instrument, and examines repo mechanics and use of repo. There is also a look at selected country repo markets around the world. Part II of the book considers the institutional treatment of repo, with chapters on risk, netting, accounting, and legal issues. There is also a chapter on equity repo. Part III looks at basis trading and the implied repo rate. This includes results of original research on the gilt bond basis, presented in accessible style. * A complete guide to repo, including introductions to money markets and bonds * Contains the author's personal anecdotes from trading * Covers every aspect of repo for all participants including legal, tax, accounting and back office
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780750651622

Kabbalah Handbook

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A comprehensive single-volume reference guide to the terms and ideas of Kabbalah by a longtime teacher of Jewish mysticism -perfect for the serious student and newcomer alike. People of all faiths and backgrounds are drawn to the inspiration, knowledge, and spiritual insight that Kabbalah offers. But too often writings on Jewish mysticism are impenetrable for the novice, overly simplified for the advanced student, or misrepresent and sensationalize Kabbalistic practice. The Kabbalah Handbook is the first comprehensive single-volume Kabbalah reference guide that is indispensable for Kabbalah students of every level. The Kabbalah Handbook features: - more than five hundred key terms and concepts in straightforward, easy-to-read definitions and thorough, well-researched discussions; - Hebrew, English, and Hebrew transliteration for each item; - the language of origin for each term; - a discussion of all sides of differing opinions within Kabbalistic philosophy; - pronunciation guides; - nondiscriminatory, gender-neutral language; - important historical information; - extensive cross-referencing that enables readers to find all terms, whether they are looking up a word in English or transliterated Hebrew; - twenty-eight original and innovative illustrations; - thirty-two tables and charts that organize and break down unwieldy material into manageable items; and - appendices covering topics such as the 613 Mitzvot (biblical commandments), the lunar calendar, and the sacred names of God.
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9781585425600

The Handbook

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Writing to a Roman layman and enquiring Christian named Lawrence in AD 421, Augustine intended The Handbook : A Guide on Faith, Hope, and Love as a guide for catechesis and spiritual development. In this strikingly concise book, he breaks down Christian life to its most basic elementsfaith, hope, and loveand by examining these central commitments he provides one of the most accessible and direct introductions to Christianity and to his thought. The Handbook distills the essence of Christian belief and, whether read for spiritual growth or for its intellectual significance, shows the power of Augustine's mind and the clarity of his prose. Augustine writes with an unmatched range, drawing from classical scholarship, Christian scripture, and his own experiences to address the key issues in Christian faith, including the creation of the world, evil, original sin, Jesus and the incarnation of God, justification, baptism, the Church, faith and works, salvation, and the destiny of man. Few have ever matched Augustine's grasp of what it means to view the world as a Christian. He presents a fully formed vision of Christianity in a clear and pastoral form that keeps the reader always engaged in the practical applications of faith and leaves little doubt as to why his work continues to be read and appreciated in the present day.
Category: Religion. ISBN: 0307592456

Enzyme Handbook

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In the five years since the appearance of the Enzyme Handbook several hundred new enzymes have been described. The Supplement includes molecu lar and kinetic data on about half of these and also on several enzymes omitted from the Handbook, information on many of the remainder will be found in Enzyme Nomenclature (1972). An incomplete search of the literature may have resulted in the omission of a number of enzymes from the Sup pleinent and I apologize to the authors whose contributlOns I have misseQ. The labour involved in compiling the data for the Supplement was greatly reduced by the kindness of Professor E. C. Webb who sent me a draft copy of Enzyme Nomenclature (1972) prior to publication. Dr. E. A. Jones ana Dr. G. S. Knaggs reviewed the entire text of the Supplement and I am grateful for their criticisms and suggestions. I also thank-the manYleople who offered constructive criticisms of the earlier Enzyme Handboo . Several of these suggestions have been incorporated into the Supplement. I am grateful to Mrs. Anna Knaggs for her expert typing and for making the manuscript ready for photomechanical reproouction, to Mrs. Lucia Barman for preparing the lists of references and the index and to the staff of Springer-Verlag for giving me every possible assistance in seeing the Supplement to completion. I am indebted to Professor E. C.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783540067610

Paediatric Handbook

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The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is a leading clinical and training centre in paediatrics. This Handbook is a highly popular, succinct guide to managing common and serious disorders in childhood. It is used far beyond the hospital by medical, nursing, and allied health professionals caring for children. It emphasizes the community-based approach to the management of children's problems along with clinical management by the doctor of first contact. This new 8th edition has been updated in line with the Hospital's Clinical Practice Guidelines and features clear illustrations and diagnostic and management algorithms. The must have management guide for all paediatric clinicians and students With today’s busy clinician requiring an reliable, ‘one-stop-shop’ to questions on important paediatric conditions, who better to present the latest edition of a popular paediatric handbook than the team at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, long-regarded as the leading clinical and training centre for Paediatric Medicine in Australia? Some of the exciting new features of the 8th edition include: • New chapters on sleep, continence, slow weight gain (failure to thrive) and obesity • Extensively revised chapters on renal conditions, pain management and immigrant health • New topics on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (pumps), cystic fibrosis, stroke and management of illicit drug poisoning • Links to useful internet websites are now included, indicated by a www symbol in the text margins • A new supplementary website at www.rchhandbook.org • Resuscitation guide and Australian Immunisation schedule on inside covers Besides being a clinical management guide to paediatrics, this is also an excellent supplemental handbook for students, junior medical staff and any medical practitioners needing a tool to enable fast decisions at point of care. Review of the previous edition “ This is an excellent handbook, which is most comprehensive and easy to use. It is highly recommended for all resident and registrar staff in paediatric hospitals and paediatric units. “ - Journal of Paediatric Child Health
Category: Medicine. ISBN: 9781405174008

WiMAX Handbook

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WiMAZ, a new wireless broadband technology, is revolutionary because it's cheaper and simpler than existing broadband options. This book provides a basic technical introduction to WiMAX, allowing engineers, technologists, and decision-makers to manage this potentially disruptive technology.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780071454018

Pump Handbook

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Rely on the #1 Guide to Pump Design and Application-- Now Updated with the Latest Technological Breakthroughs Long-established as the leading guide to pump design and application, the Pump Handbook has been fully revised and updated with the latest developments in pump technology. Packed with 1,150 detailed illustrations and written by a team of over 100 internationally renowned pump experts, this vital tool shows you how to select, purchase, install, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot cutting-edge pumps for all types of uses. The Fourth Edition of the Pump Handbook features: State-of-the-art guidance on every aspect of pump theory, design, application, and technology Over 100 internationally renowned contributors SI units used throughout the book New sections on centrifugal pump mechanical performance, flow analysis, bearings, adjustable-speed drives, and application to cryogenic LNG services; completely revised sections on pump theory, mechanical seals, intakes and suction piping, gears, and waterhammer; application to pulp and paper mills Inside This Updated Guide to Pump Technology Classification and Selection of Pumps Centrifugal Pumps Displacement Pumps Solids Pumping Pump Sealing Pump Bearings Jet Pumps Materials of Construction Pump Drivers and Power Transmission Pump Noise Pump Systems Pump Services Intakes and Suction Piping Selecting and Purchasing Pumps Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Pump Testing Technical Data
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780071460446

Compressor Handbook

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The benchmark guide for compressor technology pros You don't have to scour piles of technical literature for compressor answers any longer. The Compressor Handbook compiled by Paul Hanlon packs all the answers on design procedures, practical application, and maintenance of compressorsstraight from top experts on these widely used machines. You get details on everything from fundamentals and theory to advanced applications, techniques, and today's materials -- including sought-after data on compressors that inflate tires, spray paint, increase the density of natural gas, or perform any of a myriad of other important industrial and day-to-day functions. This fully illustrated Handbook can help you: Understand the structure and operation of compressors of all types Design or select compressors for any use, from power-cleaning to chemical processes Follow step-by-step design procedures for fewer errors and optimized results Specify leading-edge materials, components, and lubricants Operate and maintain all types of compressors at peak efficiency Answer questions on and provide designs for ancillary and auxiliary equipment Invent new applications for compressor technology Easily find tabular data on gas properties, efficiency curves, compression ratios, and horsepower, plus definitions of nomenclature
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780070260054
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