Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London
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Regina Mingotti: Diva and Impresario at the King's Theatre, London

Regina Mingotti was the first female impresario to run London's opera house. Born in Naples in 1722, she was the daughter of an Austrian diplomat, and had worked at Dresden under Hasse from 1747. Mingotti left Germany in 1752, and travelled to Madrid to sing at the Spanish court, where the opera was directed by the great castrato, Farinelli. It is not known quite how Francesco Vanneschi, the opera promoter, came to hire Mingotti, but...

Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production (Dissident Acts)
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Abject Performances: (Dissident Acts)

"In writing this, I am thinking of contemporary figures of abjection—the asylum seeker, the victim of domestic abuse and gang violence, the parent and child violently separated at the US border. Abject Performances does not make such figures more legible, but rather encourages readers towards being with illegibility so as to create a condition for thinking through alternatives to citizenship, to accept the unknown and unknowable as a...

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries (2nd Edition)
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Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries (2nd Edition)

Using classic thermodynamic principles as the point of departure, this new edition of a popular resource supplies the understanding and tools required to measure process efficiency and sustainability with much improved accuracy. Exploring the driving forces in the chemical and power industries, Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries: Scientific Principles and Case Studies, Second Edition investigates why ...

Circuit Design Techniques for Non-Crystalline Semiconductors
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Circuit Design Techniques for Non-Crystalline Semiconductors

"Macroelectronics has elicited much excitement in the past 10 years. There is however a clear disconnect between people who study materials or single devices and engineers who try to design circuits with these devices ... This is the first book I have seen where these issues are addressed explicitly. The author provides a few insights on strategies but in addition with the information contained in this book, practitioners have all th...

Progress against Poverty: Sustaining Mexico's Progresa-Oportunidades Program
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Progress against Poverty

"Santiago Levy is well placed to write about Mexico's flagship anti-poverty programme, PROGRESA/Oportunidades. As its principal architect, and as minister with responsibility for its implementation, he was among the pioneers of a new approach to poverty relief known today by the acronym CCT, or Conditional Cash Transfers. Levy provides an insider's account of the origins and evolution of his programme...[his] book is a welcome contri...

Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Public Administration and Public Policy)
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Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

Building upon the strengths of the first edition while continuing to extend the influence and reach of organizational behavior (OB), the Second Edition of this groundbreaking reference/ text analyzes OB from a business marketing perspective-offering a thorough treatment of central, soon-to-be central, contiguous, and emerging topics of OB to facilitate greater viability and demand of OB practice. New edition incorporates more compara...

Swiss German Intonation Patterns
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Swiss German Intonation Patterns

Switzerland is renowned for having a diverse linguistic and dialectal landscape in a comparatively small and confined space. Possibly, this is one of the reasons why Swiss German dialects have been investigated thoroughly on various linguistic levels. Nevertheless, natural speech intonation has, until today, not been examined systematically. The aim of this study is to analyze natural Swiss German fundamental frequency behavior accor...

Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Information Granulation Theory
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Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Information Granulation Theory

This Research Note addresses several pivotal problems in spectral theory and nonlinear functional analysis in connection with the analysis of the structure of the set of zeroes of a general class of nonlinear operators. It features the construction of an optimal algebraic/analytic invariant for calculating the Leray-Schauder degree, new methods for solving nonlinear equations in Banach spaces, and general properties of components of ...