Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science -- by Dick Teresi

By Dick Teresi

Misplaced Discoveries, Dick Teresi's cutting edge historical past of technological know-how, explores the unheralded medical breakthroughs from peoples of the traditional international - Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New international and Oceanic tribes, between others - and the non-European medieval international. They left a tremendous history within the fields of arithmetic, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology.The mathematical origin of Western technology is a present from the Indians, chinese language, Arabs, Babylonians, and Maya. the traditional Egyptians built the idea that of the bottom universal denominator, they usually constructed a fragment desk that smooth students estimate required 28,000 calculations to bring together. The Babylonians built the 1st written math and used a place-value quantity procedure. Our numerals, zero via nine, have been invented in historical India; the Indians additionally boasted geometry, trigonometry, and one of those calculus.

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The New Yorker (1 February 2016)

The hot Yorker is an American journal of reportage, statement, feedback, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry released by means of Conde Nast guides. beginning as a weekly within the mid-1920s, the journal is now released forty seven occasions according to 12 months, with 5 of those matters masking two-week spans. even though its experiences and occasions listings frequently specialise in cultural lifetime of big apple urban, the recent Yorker has a large viewers open air of recent York and united states. it truly is renowned in its commentaries on pop culture and kooky Americana; its cognizance to trendy fiction by way of the inclusion of brief tales and literary experiences; its rigorous truth checking and copyediting; its journalism on international politics and social concerns; and its well-known, single-panel cartoons sprinkled all through each one factor.

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Values-Based Safety Process: Improving Your Safety Culture by Terry E. McSween(auth.)

By Terry E. McSween(auth.)

Behavior-Based defense, in accordance with the paintings of B.F. Skinner, comprises selecting severe behaviors, watching genuine behaviors and delivering suggestions that bring about replaced and enhance habit. The Values-Based defense strategy: bettering Your security tradition with a Behavioral strategy, moment version presents a concise and sensible advisor for imposing a behavior-based defense process inside of any organization. 

contains new chapters on sizzling subject matters in behavioral security, remoted employees, and the position of management in assisting behavorial defense.

  • Updated examples of the commentary checklist.Content:
    Chapter 1 defense fundamentals (pages 1–18):
    Chapter 2 The imaginative and prescient (pages 19–20):
    Chapter three Value?Based Behavioral security method (pages 21–28):
    Chapter four Behavioral protection technique (pages 29–32):
    Chapter five defense evaluate (pages 33–50):
    Chapter 6 administration review and preliminary Workshops (pages 51–54):
    Chapter 7 ultimate layout (pages 55–60):
    Chapter eight Step 1: developing undertaking, Values, and Milestone objectives (pages 61–67):
    Chapter nine Step 2: growing the protection remark method (pages 68–93):
    Chapter 10 Step three: Designing suggestions and Involvement systems (pages 94–101):
    Chapter eleven Step four: constructing reputation and get together Plans (pages 102–119):
    Chapter 12 Step five: making plans education and Kickoff conferences (pages 120–124):
    Chapter thirteen Step 6: accomplishing administration evaluate (pages 125–127):
    Chapter 14 imposing Behavioral defense procedure (pages 128–134):
    Chapter 15 protecting the Behavioral protection strategy (pages 135–142):
    Chapter sixteen a few ultimate feedback on Implementation (pages 143–144):
    Chapter 17 exact themes: defense management (pages 145–156):
    Chapter 18 distinctive issues: Serious?Incident Prevention (pages 157–168):
    Chapter 19 targeted subject matters: Self?Observation method (pages 169–177):
    Chapter 20 unique subject matters: The guidance Committee (pages 178–187):
    Chapter 21 complex subject matters: Why it really works and Behavioral fundamentals (pages 188–198):
    Chapter 22 complex subject matters: development initiatives (pages 199–207):
    Chapter 23 different help courses (pages 208–215):
    Chapter 24 Long?Term Case experiences (pages 216–222):
    Chapter 25 Self?Observation Case stories (pages 223–233):
    Chapter 26 Small?Company Case reviews (pages 234–239):
    Chapter 27 Observer impression (pages 240–252):
    Chapter 28 unique Case reviews (pages 253–270):

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Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles by Michael Freeman, Ronald G. Knapp

By Michael Freeman, Ronald G. Knapp

A resource of fascination to the West, China's well known artwork items and standard synthetic items have lengthy been sought by means of creditors. Things Chinese offers sixty specific goods which are ordinary of chinese language tradition and jointly current a window onto the folks, the historical past and the society of the world's biggest nation.

Featuring descriptions and full-color photos, the background, cultural value and customs surrounding those gadgets and their value turns into transparent. goods coated include:

• Bamboo furniture

• Ivory carving

• Snuff Bottle

• Mooncake moulds

• Musical Instruments

• Mahjong sets

• Fengshui compasses

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Computational Noncommutative Algebra and Applications by Garret Sobczyk (auth.), Jim Byrnes (eds.)

By Garret Sobczyk (auth.), Jim Byrnes (eds.)

Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgments. Clifford Geometric Algebras in Multilinear Algebra and Non-Euclidean Geometries.- Geometric algebra
Projective Geometries;Affine and different geometries; Affine Geometry of pseudo-euclidean house; Conformal Geometry and the Horosphere; References.
Content-Based info Retrieval via staff Theoretical Methods.- creation; Motivating Examples; basic notion; Fault Tolerance.- functions, Prototypes, and try out effects; similar paintings and destiny learn; References.- 4 difficulties in Radar.-Introduction; Radar basics; Radar Waveforms; sign Processing; Space-Time Adaptive Processing; 4 difficulties in Radar; Conclusions. advent to Generalized Classical and Quantum sign and method Theories on teams and Hypergroups.-Generalized classical signal/system concept on hypergroups; Generalized quantum signal/system thought on hypergroups; end; References. Lie teams and Lie Algebras in Robotics.- Introduction—Rigid physique Motions; Lie teams; Finite Screw Motions; Mechanical Joints; Invisible movement and Gripping; ahead Kinematics; Lie Algebra; The Adjoint illustration; The Exponential Map Derivatives of Exponentials; Jacobians; Concluding comments; References. Quantum/Classical Interface: a geometrical procedure from the Classical Side.- creation
Paravector area as Spacetime; Eigenspinors; Spin; Dirac Equation; Bell’s Theorem; Qubits and Entanglement; Conclusions; References. PONS, Reed-Muller Codes, and staff Algebras.- advent; Analytic idea of One-Dimensional PONS (Welti);Shapiro Sequences, Reed-Muller Codes, and practical Equations;Group Algebras;
Reformulation of Classical PONS; workforce Algebra of Classical PONS; crew Algebra Convolution; Splitting Sequences; old Appendix on PONS; References.
Clifford Algebras as a Unified Language.- creation; Clifford algebras as versions of actual areas; Clifford Algebras as types of Perceptual Multicolor Spaces;
Hypercomplex-Valued invariants of nD multicolor photographs; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References. fresh development and functions in staff FFTs.-
Introduction; Finite staff FFTs; FFTs for compact teams; Noncompact teams; References. team Filters and photograph Processing.- advent: Classical electronic sign Processing; Abelian team DSP; Nonabelian teams; Examples; workforce Transforms; workforce Filters; Line-like photographs; Acknowledgments; References. a geometrical Algebra method of a few difficulties of robotic Vision.- creation; neighborhood research of Multi-dimensional indications; wisdom dependent Neural Computing; Acknowledgments; References. crew conception in Radar and sign Processing.- advent; How a Radar Works;Representations; Representations and Radar; Ambiguity Functions;The extensive Band Case; References. Geometry of Paravector house with functions to Relativistic Physics.- Clifford Algebras in Physics; Paravector house as Spacetime; Interpretation; Eigenspinors; Maxwell’s Equation; Conclusions; References. A Unified method of Fourier-Clifford-Prometheus Transforms- creation; New building of classical and multiparametric Prometheus transforms; PONS linked to Abelian teams; speedy Fourier-Prometheus Transforms; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References. quick colour Wavelet Transforms.- creation; colour photographs; colour Wavelet-Haar-Prometheus transforms;Edge detection and compression of colour photos; end; Acknowledgments; References. chosen difficulties; quite a few Authors.- adjustments of Euclidean house and Clifford Geometric; Algebra ;References; at the Distribution of Kloosterman Sums on Polynomials over Quaternions; References; Harmonic Sliding research difficulties; References;
Spectral research less than stipulations of Uncertainty; A Canonical foundation for Maximal Tori of the Reductive Centrizer of a Nilpotent point; References;6 The Quantum Chaos Conjecture
References; 4 difficulties in Radar; subject Index; writer Index

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Chamulas in the World of the Sun: Time and Space in a Maya by Gary H. Gossen

By Gary H. Gossen

The oral culture of the Chamula humans in southern Mexico is wealthy and sundry in its humor, element, kind, imagery, and perception. Descendants of the traditional Maya, the Chamulas use language in a fashion that expresses their precise figuring out of the social and cosmic order to which they belong. The Sun/Christ deity presides over this universe. during this cutting edge research in anthropology and folklore, Gary Gossen bargains an excellent research of the cosmology, symbolism, and verbal habit of the Chamulas, dependent upon his systematic collections in their oral traditions in the framework in their personal folks type scheme of language. now not unusually, the underlying constitution of Chamula different types of time and house additionally offers a massive key to realizing the fashion, constitution, and function in their folklore. Cosmology is hence utilized in this publication as a metalanguage for reporting and interpreting one other language, the reservoir of symbols and knowledge in Chamula oral culture. Mr. Gossen's research runs the gamut from kid's improvised video games and songs via courtroom language and oratory to the best language for joking, gossip, sacred narrative, prayer and formality formulation. additionally, his description and research are augmented by way of greater than a hundred and eighty abstracts of narrative texts and a number of other unique Chamula drawings. there's a stable likelihood that this ebook could end up considered as a vintage within the box of symbolic research of delusion and oral culture. There are few, if any, released experiences facing this kind of impressive choice of texts and helping ethnographic fabrics. -- Gary H. Gossen teaches anthropology on the college of California, Santa Cruz.

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