» Articles for May 2014 Year
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War of the Whales: A True Story - Joshua    Horwitz
Two men face off against an all-powerful navy—and the fate of the ocean’s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance. War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound—and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass
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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction (Pelican Books) - Robin Dunbar
What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why do we need them? The past 12,000 years represent the only time in the sweep of human history when there has been only one human species. How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about - and then go extinct? And why did we emerge such intellectual giants? The tale of our origins has inevitably been told through the 'stones and bones' of the archaeological record, yet Robin Dunbar shows it was our social
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Thermodynamics: An Integrated Learning System - Philip S. Schmidt, John R. Howell
What if there were no constraints on the use of photographs and graphics; if books could show objects dynamically to illustrate their multi-dimensional characteristics; and if new and revised material could be added at frequent intervals in response to direct feedback from users? Welcome to ThermoNet! Combining a concise text and Web component, ThermoNet not only covers standard thermodynamics topics but also enhances learning through interactive animations, tutorials, exercises, and problems.
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The Friend Zone - Kristen Callihan
Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy. The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire.
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Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us - Alexandra Morton
In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the
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Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics Revised Printing - James H. Williams Jr.
FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED DYNAMICS is a unique blend of both the modern and the historical, emphasizing dynamics with an analytical paradigm more commonly associated with the mechanics of solids. The distinction between momentum-based 2nd energy-based approaches is clearly drawn, and bold techniques are presented. This text presents engineering mechanics as a unified field and, though emphasizing dynamics, integrates topics from courses such as design, strength of materials, state-space systems
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A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis - David M. Friedman
Setting out to "make intellectual and emotional sense of a man's relationship with his defining organ," David Friedman moves from highbrow to lowbrow in this lighthearted but substantive cultural history. Successively viewed as a life source, a symbol of a sacred covenant with God, an emblem of shame, an instrument of domination, a mere prop for the pharmaceutical companies, and finally, as simply a means of penetration-the penis has always been at the core of Western man's (and woman's)
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Applied Mechatronics - A. Smaili, F. Mrad
Applied Mechatronics synthesizes the disciplines of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering to provide a comprehensive overview of the various technologies and tools used to develop mechatronic devices. Co-written by Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering professors who co-teach this interdisciplinary course, this text highlights the information each discipline might have considered prerequisite so students can focus on material new to them. Designed for a first course in
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Modern Food Microbiology - James M. Jay, Martin J. Loessner, David A. Golden
With 30 revised and updated chapters, the new edition of this classic text brings benefits to professors and students alike who will find new sections on proteobacteria, bottled water, food sanitizers (electrolyzed oxiding water, ozone, chlorine, activin, chitosans, endolysins, etc.), biocontrol, biosensors, quorum sensing, molecular genetic methods of analysis, food safety objectives, noroviruses and prions. The book builds on the trusted and established sections on food preservation by
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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century - Carl Schoonover
Portraits of the Mind follows the fascinating history of our exploration of the brain through images, from medieval sketches and 19th-century drawings by the founder of modern neuroscience to images produced using state-of-the-art techniques, allowing us to see the fantastic networks in the brain as never before. These black-and-white and vibrantly colored images, many resembling abstract art, are employed daily by scientists around the world, but most have never before been seen by the general