Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids
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Microhydrodynamics, Brownian Motion, and Complex Fluids

Flows of complex fluids and other soft materials are ubiquitous in nature and technology, from blood flow to advanced manufacturing. Understanding them requires knowledge from a number of areas. This book brings these topics together in a unique, self-contained and integrated treatment, allowing the reader to see them in context.

Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States
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Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States

For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. America's economy and lifestyles have been shaped by the low prices and availability of energy. In the last decade, however, the prices of oil, natural gas, and coal have increased dramatically, leaving consumers and the industrial and service sectors looking for ways to reduce energy use. To achieve greater energy efficiency, we need technology, more informed consumers a...

Naturally Occurring Small Molecules for Disease and Cancer Treatment:Therapeutic Benefits in Combination Therapy
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Naturally Occurring Small Molecules for Disease and Cancer Treatment

Western drugs and target medicines for disease treatment come with undesirable side effects that have limited their use in patients for an extended period of time. It is warranted to develop a treatment strategy with alternative medicines to reduce toxicity relating to drugs, in particular, cancer drugs. Thus, a combination therapy with herbal medicines provides a more effective treatment method for hard-to-treat diseases. The recent...

La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2
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La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2

La obra La comprensión lectora en la enseñanza del español LE/L2. De la teoría a la práctica puede ser considerada como un manual que servirá de herramienta pedagógica sobre la destreza lectora mediante explicaciones claras, concisas y prácticas de los componentes que intervienen en el proceso de lectura, su funcionamiento y cómo plantearlos en el aula para ayudar al profesor de L2. El aspecto más positivo del libro radica en que res...

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language
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Programming in Python 3

This is a book for those who have programmed before. Novices would have heavy going here. Books is well structured and explains the concepts well. The one caveat is that the material gets pretty dense as it goes along so one has to be determined if you are going to get thru it all. This book could serve well as an ongoing reference once one gets up and running with the language. All in all a good resource for those with prior experie...

Chess Explained: The Queen's Indian
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Chess Explained: The Queen's Indian

what a great book! relatively easy to read, and i'm learning a great deal about structures and middlegame plans. lots of explanations of ideas, manoevers, when you want to do something and when you don't, etc. i'd give it six stars if i could.

Outsourcing Management Functions for the Acquisition of Federal Facilities
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Outsourcing Management Functions for the Acquisition of Federal Facilities

In this study outsourcing is defined as the organizational practice of contracting for services from an external entity while retaining control over assets and oversight of the services being outsourced. In the 1980s, a number of factors led to a renewed interest in outsourcing. For private sector organizations, outsourcing was identified as a strategic component of business process reengineering-an effort to streamline an organizati...

Reading Educational Research and Policy (Learning About Teaching)
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Reading Educational Research and Policy

Reading Educational Research and Policy will improve the ability of teachers to deconstruct policy, research and media texts. This accessible book examines in turn the message systems through which educational meanings are conveyed in modern society: official policy texts; written media and spoken media. Through understanding how and why messages are conveyed, teachers will develop strategies for becoming more critical and reflective...

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture
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Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Stories of Oprah is a collection of essays that explores Oprah Winfrey's broad reach as an industry and media brand. Contributors analyze a number of topics touching on the ways in which her cultural output shapes contemporary America. The volume examines how Oprah has fashioned a persona--which emphasizes her rural, poverty-stricken roots over other factors--that helps her popularize her unique blend of New Age spirituality, neolibe...