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Engineering Mathematics

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the w...

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Performing Dark Arts

From David Blaine’s death-defying feats of will to Harry Potter’s boarding-school victories against evil forces, the darker side of magic and its performance clearly strikes a cultural nerve. The conjuror’s act of bringing the impossible into being and summoning both the grotesque and marvelous with a sudden gesture challenges spectators’ assumptions of reality and fantasy. Performing Dark Arts explores the paradox of the conjuror an...

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Degenerate Art - The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany

Looks at the reconstructed exhibit of degenerate art censored by the Nazis in 1937 Examines the 1937 Nazi-arranged exhibition "Degenerate Art," comprised of 650 avante-garde artworks stripped from German museums. Includes essays, a diagrammed catalogue of the exhibition, artist biographies, a translated facsimile of the exhibition guide, and other reference resources, accompanied by reprints of the artworks and photos of the exhibiti...

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The Firm Divided

A battle is being fought within corporations. Shareholders want managers to make their shares as valuable as possible, managers want shareholders to leave them alone, and the board of directors is caught in the middle. The Firm Divided shows how strong boards persuade managers to do what's best for shareholders-and why weak boards don't. Graeme Guthrie blends the stories of particular firms and individuals with the insights of schola...

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The Upcycled T-Shirt

Did you know the average American throws away more than 68 pounds of clothing each year? Join the revolution to reduce your carbon footprint―one T-shirt at a time! Widely known for her recycling efforts, environmental crafter and blogger Jenelle Montilone will inspire you to upcycle tees into fun and fanciful quilts, accessories, toys, and gifts for the whole family. The 28 easy-to-make projects are economical, eco-friendly, and ecle...

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Puer Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic

Puer tea has been grown for centuries in the "Six Great Tea Mountains" of Yunnan Province, and in imperial China it was a prized commodity, traded to Tibet by horse or mule caravan via the so-called Tea Horse Road and presented as tribute to the emperor in Beijing. In the 1990s, as the tea's noble lineage and unique process of aging and fermentation were rediscovered, it achieved cult status both in China and internationally. The tea...

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Kitchen Hacks

Meet your new best friend in the kitchen. You won’t ever cook without it by your side! Every so often, you have a “WOW” moment that changes your life… this book is full them. Regardless of experience, the innovative tips and tricks in Kitchen Hacks will instantly improve how you do things. These groundbreaking ideas are easy and quick to execute. Discover how to be more efficient in your kitchen, save time, money, and tap into your g...

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Molecular Modeling for the Design of Novel Performance Chemicals and Materials

Molecular modeling (MM) tools offer significant benefits in the design of industrial chemical plants and material processing operations. While the role of MM in biological fields is well established, in most cases MM works as an accessory in novel products/materials development rather than a tool for direct innovation. As a result, MM engineers and practitioners are often seized with the question: "How do I leverage these tools to de...

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Fuels, Chemicals and Materials from the Oceans and Aquatic Sources

Fuels, Chemicals and Materials from the Oceans and Aquatic Sources provides a holistic view of fuels, chemicals and materials from renewable sources in the oceans and other aquatic media. It presents established and recent results regarding the use of water-based biomass, both plants and animals,for value-added applications beyond food. The book begins with an introductory chapter which provides an overview of ocean and aquatic sourc...