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Organic Laboratory Techniques - Ralph J. Fessenden, Joan S. Fessenden
This highly effective and practical manual is designed to be used as a supplementary text for the organic chemistry laboratory course - and with virtually any main text - in which experiments are supplied by the instructor or in which the students work independently. Each technique contains a brief theoretical discussion. Steps used in each technique, along with common problems that might arise. These respected and renowned authors include supplemental or related procedures, suggested
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Routing, Flow, and Capacity Design in Communication and Computer Networks. the Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking. - Deepankar Medhi, Michal Pióro
In network design, the gap between theory and practice is woefully broad. This book narrows it, comprehensively and critically examining current network design models and methods. You will learn where mathematical modeling and algorithmic optimization have been under-utilized. At the opposite extreme, you will learn where they tend to fail to contribute to the twin goals of network efficiency and cost-savings. Most of all, you will learn precisely how to tailor theoretical models to make them
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Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge - Ed Regis
Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy. With Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction on this freewheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is.
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Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond To The Redesigned Human Of The Future - James Hughes, Karl Yambert
A provocative work by medical ethicist James Hughes, Citizen Cyborg argues that technologies pushing the boundaries of humanness can radically improve our quality of life if they are controlled democratically. Hughes challenges both the technophobia of Leon Kass and Francis Fukuyama and the unchecked enthusiasm of others for limitless human enhancement. He argues instead for a third way, "democratic transhumanism," by asking the question destined to become a fundamental issue of the
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Computer Networks and Systems: Queueing Theory and Performance Evaluation - T. G., Robertazzi
Statistical performance evaluation has assumed an increasing amount of importance as we seek to design more and more sophisticated communication and information processing systems. The ability to predict a proposed system's per formance before one constructs it is an extremely cost effective design tool. This book is meant to be a first-year graduate level introduction to the field of statistical performance evaluation. It is intended for people who work with sta tistical performance evaluation
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Snakewoman of Little Egypt - Robert Hellenga
On the morning of her release from prison, Sunny, who grew up in a snakehandling church in the Little Egypt region of Southern Illinois, rents a garage apartment from Jackson. She's been serving a five-year sentence for shooting, but not killing, her husband, the pastor of the Church of the Burning Bush with Signs Following, after he forced her at gunpoint to put her arm in a box of rattlesnakes. Sunny and Jackson become lovers, but they're pulled in different directions. Sunny, drawn to
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Queueing Systems: Solutions - Leonard Kleinrock, Richard Gail
Queueing theory is an effective tool for studying several performance parameters of computer systems. It is a difficult subject, and the best way to comprehend queueing theory is by working on information processing problems. This manual contains all of the problems from Kleinrock's Queueing Systems, Volume 1 and their solutions. A summary heads each chapter and the solutions immediately follow the problems. The self-contained, user-friendly format makes this an ideal independent text or
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Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids: The Physics of the Chemical Bond - Walter A. Harrison
"Should be widely read by practicing physicists, chemists and materials scientists." — Philosophical Magazine In this comprehensive and innovative text, Professor Harrison (Stanford University) offers a basic understanding of the electronic structure of covalent and ionic solids, simple metals, transition metals, and their compounds. The book illuminates the relationships of the electronic structures of these materials and shows how to calculate dielectric, conducting, and bonding properties
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Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting - Michael Lynch, Ruth McNally, Simon A. Cole, Kathleen Jordan
DNA profiling—commonly known as DNA fingerprinting—is often heralded as unassailable criminal evidence, a veritable “truth machine” that can overturn convictions based on eyewitness testimony, confessions, and other forms of forensic evidence. But DNA evidence is far from infallible. Truth Machine traces the controversial history of DNA fingerprinting by looking at court cases in the United States and United Kingdom beginning in the mid-1980s, when the practice was invented, and continuing
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Random Signals: Detection, Estimation and Data Analysis - K. Sam Shanmugan
This treatise develops the theory of random processes and its application to the study of systems and the analysis of random data. The text covers three important areas: fundamentals and examples of random process models; application of probabilistic models - signal detection and filtering; and statistical estimation - the measurement and analysis of random data to determine the structure and parameter values of probabilistic models.