I Love My Bike by Matthew Finkle, Brittain Sullivan

By Matthew Finkle, Brittain Sullivan

Biking is ready pleasure. convinced, it takes determination, energy, and grit, yet at its middle, being on a motorbike is all approximately rejoicing within the maximum transportational invention in background. i admire My motorcycle is a photographic social gathering of the grand kinship of bicycles, a bond shared by way of thousands of individuals all over the world. This particular and reasonable espresso desk e-book for cyclists collects the simplest of the tales, images, and bicycles encountered by means of the authors in the course of various cross-country photo-journaling journeys. Readers will meet longtime messengers and hardcore roadies, informal commuters and weekend day-trippers, tattoo artists and skate boarders, motorcycle developers and first-time owners—all of them in love with their two-wheeled devices. With lovely full-color pictures on each unfold, i like My motorcycle promises the trifecta of remarkable for any bike owner: cool humans, cool pictures, and very, fairly cool motorcycles.

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Quantum Error Correction by Daniel A. Lidar, Todd A. Brun

By Daniel A. Lidar, Todd A. Brun

Quantum computation and data is among the most enjoyable advancements in technological know-how and expertise of the final 20 years. to accomplish huge scale quantum desktops and verbal exchange networks it's crucial not just to beat noise in kept quantum info, but additionally mostly defective quantum operations. Scalable quantum pcs require a far-reaching concept of fault-tolerant quantum computation. This accomplished textual content, written by means of top specialists within the box, makes a speciality of quantum mistakes correction and punctiliously covers the speculation in addition to experimental and useful matters. The booklet isn't really constrained to a unmarried process, yet studies many alternative the right way to regulate quantum mistakes, together with topological codes, dynamical decoupling and decoherence-free subspaces. easy topics in addition to complicated idea and a survey of themes from state of the art learn make this e-book helpful either as a pedagogical advent on the graduate point and as a reference for specialists in quantum details technology.

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Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam: Muslim by Julia Bray

By Julia Bray

With contributions from experts in numerous components of classical Islamic notion, this obtainable quantity explores the ways that medieval Muslims observed, interpreted and represented the area round them of their writings. Focusing regularly at the 8th to 10th centuries advert, often called the ‘formative interval of Islamic thought’, the publication examines historiography, literary prose and Arabic prose genres which don't fall smartly into both class. Filling a spot within the literature via supplying targeted discussions of either fundamental texts and up to date scholarship, Writing and illustration in Medieval Islam may be welcomed via scholars and students of classical Arabic literature, Islamic heritage and medieval background.

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Ethnicity and Nationalism in Africa: Constructivist by Paris Yeros (eds.)

By Paris Yeros (eds.)

Ethnicity and Nationalism in Africa incorporates a sequence of 'constructivist' contributions by means of major students within the box of ethnicity and nationalism, and explores the diversities between those that have become often called 'constructivists'. The individuals replicate upon ongoing methodological debates in ethnography, historiography, and political conception. They reveal the variety of strategies and strategies inside of constructivism, and investigate the political implications of the recommendations themselves. the talk among them is inter-disciplinary, serious and cutting edge, and may be of worth to a person drawn to the research of ethnicity and nationalism.

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Ecstasy (Drugs: The Straight Facts) by Brock E. Schroeder

By Brock E. Schroeder

In 1912 the German pharmaceutical corporation Merck first synthesized and patented a compound known as 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA for brief. on the time, many new chemical substances have been synthesized within the hopes that they could be invaluable in destiny examine. MDMA, as an amphetamine-derivative, had strength as a nutrition drug. even though, like many different compounds, examine on MDMA was once quickly deserted via Merck. Many pharmaceutical businesses at the moment utilized for and got patents on every little thing they synthesized, simply in case the compound was once ever discovered to be priceless or in case they ever determined to do extra examine at the compound. lots of those chemical items, like MDMA, didn't exhibit sufficient promise to be investigated extra, and therefore study was once abandoned.

More than 50 years later, an American scientist named Alexander Shulgin resynthesized the compound and started experimenting with it. Shulgin believed that MDMA will be important medically, might be in treating humans for mental problems. (As may be mentioned in bankruptcy four, many present researchers don't think that MDMA has precious medicinal merits, specifically while weighed opposed to the damage that it truly is inspiration to cause.) almost immediately after, within the early Eighties, MDMA (soon to be identified around the world as “Ecstasy”) was once simply starting to be used as a leisure drug. Ecstasy used to be truly named through an enterprising drug broker, who was once trying to capitalize in this new drug. MDMA used to be first known as “empathy” which describes its results extra competently as emotions of closeness, yet “ecstasy” was once a way more marketable identify. hence Ecstasy used to be born. In colleges, at events, and at a brand new kind of functionality known as a “rave,” Ecstasy use started to appear and extending in recognition. long ago two decades, that easy compound, MDMA, has grown into probably the most regularly abused medications by means of kids in the United States and round the world.

MDMA’s chemical constitution has houses which are just like either amphetamines and hallucinogens. those chemical similarities are at once liable for the psychoactive, mind-altering results of the drug. Amphetamines are psychostimulants, this means that they reason a “rush” or “high,” elevated power, and wakefulness. In constitution (and in name), MDMA is basically so much just like methamphetamine, or “speed.” MDMA additionally is analogous with psychedelic or hallucinogenic medicinal drugs resembling LSD and mescaline.While it doesn't frequently reason overt hallucinations like LSD, the psychedelic homes of Ecstasy do reason altered perceptions and emotions of peacefulness, empathy, and acceptance.

Most frequently MDMA is taken within the kind of a pill that is simply produced in unlawful laboratories. Like many unlawful medications, one of many hazards of taking Ecstasy is consumer is rarely fairly certain what she or he is getting. additionally, it really is tough to figure out the purity of a capsule. From a chemical point of view, Ecstasy is comparatively effortless and inexpensive to supply. whereas a unmarried pill might in basic terms rate pennies to supply, it's offered for among $20 and $50 consistent with pill—a hefty revenue. due to its profitability, the Ecstasy exchange has turn into an enormous undefined, attaining around the complete globe. the worldwide marketplace is particularly complicated. for instance, a unmarried tablet may perhaps make its manner from an unlawful laboratory within the Netherlands to a criminal offense syndicate in Israel, the place it then might be smuggled in a plastic bag (which a person swallows and later “recovers”) via customs. That capsule might locate its means via numerous purchasers and middlemen ahead of finishing up on the neighborhood rave.

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Embedded Systems Development: From Functional Models to by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Haibo Zeng, Marco Di

By Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Haibo Zeng, Marco Di Natale, Peter Marwedel

This publication deals readers extensive insurance of innovations to version, be certain and validate the habit and function of advanced disbursed embedded structures. The authors try to bridge the distance among the 3 disciplines of model-based layout, real-time research and model-driven improvement, for a greater realizing of the ways that new improvement flows will be developed, going from system-level modeling to the proper and predictable iteration of a allotted implementation, leveraging present and destiny examine results.

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The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice by Frank A. Sloan, V. Kerry Smith, Donald H. Taylor Jr.

By Frank A. Sloan, V. Kerry Smith, Donald H. Taylor Jr.

How do people who smoke assessment facts that smoking harms well-being? a few proof means that people who smoke overestimate overall healthiness dangers from smoking. This publication demanding situations this end. The authors locate that people who smoke are typically overly positive approximately their durability and health in the event that they hand over later in existence.

Older adults' judgements to stop smoking require own adventure with the intense well-being affects linked to smoking. people who smoke over fifty revise their threat perceptions purely after experiencing an incredible well-being shock--such as a center assault. yet much less severe signs, akin to shortness of breath, don't reason adjustments in perceptions. awaiting any such jolt to happen is imprudent.

The authors express that well-crafted messages approximately how smoking impacts caliber of lifestyles can significantly impact present perceptions of smoking dangers. If people who smoke are proficient of long term effects of a affliction, and in the event that they are instructed that quitting can certainly come too past due, they may be able to overview the dangers of smoking extra appropriately, and act therefore.

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South Asian Cultures of the Bomb: Atomic Publics and the by Itty Abraham

By Itty Abraham

On account that their founding as autonomous international locations, nuclear concerns were key components of nationalism and the general public sphere in either India and Pakistan. but the connection among nuclear hands and civil society within the zone is seldom taken into consideration in traditional protection experiences. those unique and provocative essays learn the political and ideological elements of nationwide drives to own and try out nuclear guns. equivalent insurance for related matters in every one nation frames the amount as a real discussion throughout this contested boundary. (2010)

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Nations and Nationalism in the Theology of Karl Barth by Carys Moseley

By Carys Moseley

Karl Barth was once famous for his feedback of German nationalism as a corrupting impression at the German protestant church buildings within the Nazi period. Defining and recognising nationhood as targeted from the kingdom is a crucial even though underappreciated activity in Barth's theology. It flows out of his deep obstacle for the potential for nationalist dogma - that each state should have its personal kingdom - to advertise struggle. the matter inspired him to make his well-known holiday with German liberal protestant theology.

In this ebook, Carys Moseley strains how Barth reconceived nationhood within the gentle of a lifelong curiosity within the exegesis and preaching of the Pentecost narrative in Acts 2. She indicates how his obligations as a pastor of the Swiss Reformed Church required preaching in this textual content as a part of the church calendar, and hence how his defence of the inclusion of the filioque clause within the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed stemmed from his ministry, homiletics and implicit missiology.

The predicament to disclaim that international locations exist primordially in construction used to be an important reason behind Barth's dissent from his contemporaries over the orders of production, and that his polemic opposed to 'natural theology' used to be principally pushed by way of rejection of the German liberal concept that the increase and fall of countries is a part of a cycle of nature which easily mirror divine motion. by contrast conceit, Barth complex his well-known doctrine of the election of Israel as a part of the election of the group of the folk of God. this can be the way in which into figuring out the department of the area into countries, and the divine acceptance of all countries as groups in which individuals are intended to hunt God.

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