American literature

Books in Print

Books in Print

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888426

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 133

Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Antistatics

Handbook of Antistatics

Author: George Wypych

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781927885147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 902

Handbook of Antistatics, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive handbook to cover all aspects of antistatic agents, including a complete review of existing literature and patent information on additives capable of modifying properties of materials to make them antistatic, conductive, and/or EMI shielding. Information on the use of additives in various polymers is divided into types and concentrations of antistatics used, the potential effect of antistatics on the polymer and other additives, and examples of typical formulations used for processing of polymers containing the antistatic additive. Each chapter addresses specific properties and applications of antistatic agents, including methods of quality control, compatibility of antistatic agents, and various polymer matrices (along with performance implications), incorporation methods, health and safety, and environmental implications. Includes everything engineers and materials scientists need to know about the use of antistatics in polymers, from incorporation methods, to regulations and standards Presents a combination of up-to-date properties data and authoritative analysis of materials performance Contains detailed coverage of processing methods, giving information on the amount and type of antistatics used in each processing method, along with the typical formulations used
Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

Author: Franz Konstantin Fuss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136966606

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 158

From carbon fibre racing bikes to ‘sharkskin’ swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of contemporary sports technology and engineering, providing a complete overview of academic, professional and industrial knowledge and technique. The book is divided into eight sections covering the following topics : Sustainable Sports Engineering Instrumentation Technology Summer Mobility Sports Winter Mobility Sports Apparel and Protection Equipment Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks) Sports Balls Sports Surfaces and Facilities Written by an international team of leading experts from industry, academia and commercial research institutes, the emphasis throughout the book is on innovation, the relationship between business and science, and the improvement of sports performance. This is an essential reference for anybody working in sports technology, sports product design, sports engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, sports business or applied sport science.
History

What Clothes Reveal

What Clothes Reveal

Author: Linda Baumgarten

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300095807

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 408

Illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, including many details and back views, What Clothes Reveal treats not only elegant, high-style clothing in colonial America but also garments for everyday and work, the clothing of slaves, and maternity and nursing apparel.".
Technology & Engineering

Textile and Clothing Design Technology

Textile and Clothing Design Technology

Author: Tom Cassidy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351652230

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

View: 373

In the textile industry, there is a pressing need for people who can facilitate the translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. The design technologist has to understand the elements and principles employed by designers and how these change for various textile media. One must also have a good understanding of the processes, materials and products for which the textile designer is required to produce creative solutions. This book will be for designers wishing to improve their technological knowledge, technologists wishing to understand the design process, and anyone else who seeks to work at this design-technology interface. Key Features: • Provides a comprehensive information about textile production, apparel production and the design aspects of both textile and apparel production. • Fills the traditional gap between design and manufacture changing with advanced technologies. • Includes brief summary of spinning, weaving, chemical processing and garmenting. • Facilitates translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. • Covers set of workshop activities.
Corrosion and anti-corrosives

ASM Handbook

ASM Handbook

Author: ASM International. Handbook Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: 0871707098

Category: Corrosion and anti-corrosives

Page: 1178

View: 248

These volumes cover the properties, processing, and applications of metals and nonmetallic engineering materials. They are designed to provide the authoritative information and data necessary for the appropriate selection of materials to meet critical design and performance criteria.
Social Science

Handbook on the Study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape

Handbook on the Study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape

Author: Miranda A.H Horvath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136184840

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 628

Whilst there is considerable literature on rape from various perspectives, there is very little that focuses on rape committed by multiple perpetrators (also referred to as group or gang rape). For the first time, this handbook brings together international multi-disciplinary perspectives on multiple perpetrator rape. The book is organised to provide readers with a comprehensive account of the thinking, theorising and empirical evidence on multiple perpetrator rape to date. Aspects covered include: different contexts in which multiple perpetrator rape occurs such as gangs, war, fraternities, South Africa; experiences of women and girls as victims and perpetrators; offence characteristics such as leadership and role taking, aggression and violence; the importance of group size; the prosecution of and treatment of offenders; and approaches to prevention. The contributions to this collection are written by leading academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines who bring together research and practice on multiple perpetrator rape by presenting new data from a strong theoretical and contextual base. This book will be a key text for students and academics studying multiple perpetrator rape and an essential reference tool for professionals working in the field including police officers, educationalists, forensic psychologists, youth workers, probation staff, lawyers, judges and policy makers.
Art

Handbook of Visual Communication

Handbook of Visual Communication

Author: Kenneth L. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135636531

Category: Art

Page: 625

View: 967

This Handbook of Visual Communication explores the key theoretical areas in visual communication, and presents the research methods utilized in exploring how people see and how visual communication occurs. With chapters contributed by many of the best-known and respected scholars in visual communication, this volume brings together significant and influential work in the visual communication discipline. The theory chapters included here define the twelve major theories in visual communication scholarship: aesthetics, perception, representation, visual rhetoric, cognition, semiotics, reception theory, narrative, media aesthetics, ethics, visual literacy, and cultural studies. Each of these theory chapters is followed by exemplar studies in the area, demonstrating the various methods used in visual communication research as well as the research approaches applicable for specific media types. The Handbook serves as an invaluable reference for visual communication theory as well as a useful resource book of research methods in the discipline. It defines the current state of theory and research in visual communication, and serves as a foundation for future scholarship and study. As such, it is required reading for scholars, researchers, and advanced students in visual communication, and it will be influential in other disciplines in which the visual component is key, including advertising, persuasion, and media studies. The volume will also be useful to practitioners seeking to understand the visual aspects of their media and the visual processes used by their audiences.
Science

Cost-Affordable Titanium

Cost-Affordable Titanium

Author: F. H. Froes

Publisher: Wiley-TMS

ISBN: UOM:39015060390344

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 812

Titanium and titanium alloys are used in many demandingapplications in aerospace and terrestrial systems because of theirexcellent combination of mechanical properties and corrosionresistance. However, high costs resulting from an energy-intensiveextraction process and complex fabrication sequence excludestitanium alloys from many applications. This proceedings volumewill address all aspects of potential cost reduction of titaniumalloys, covering such segments of titanium technology asextraction, creative melting including cold-hearth approaches,near-net-shape techniques, processing and fabrication advances,high-speed machining and knowledge-based processing with emphasison computer-aided approaches, improved process control, andcreative designs. This volume will be of widespread interest tomaterials scientists and engineers working in the aerospace,automobile, chemical processing, medical, and consumer industries. From ahref="http://www.tms.org/Meetings/Annual-04/AnnMtg04Home.html"target="_blank"2004 TMS Annual Meeting/a to be held inCharlotte, North Carolina, March 14-18, 2004. An ahref="http://www.tms.org/pubs/Books/Errata/04-5603-Errata.pdf"target="_blank"errata document/a for the volume is available forcomplimentary download.
Social Science

Sinews of Survival

Sinews of Survival

Author: Betty Kobayashi Issenman

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774841894

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 667

Betty Issenman examines all aspects of winter and summer Inuit clothing, going back 4000 years, with particular emphasis on northern Canadian Inuit. She also describes the kinds of material and tools used to make the clothing. The focus is on on Inuit clothing as protection, identity, and culture bearer, roles it has played for thousands of years. No other book brings together contemporary and historical material from the circumpolar worlds with original research. Sinews of Survival is a fascinating study of Inuit clothing, past and present. It includes over 200 illustrations of various kinds of clothing. The voices of the Inuit are heard throughout the text in quotations from consultations and the literature. By describing one component of Inuit society, the author opens a pathway to understanding the culture as a whole.
Music

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

Author: Lynsey McCulloch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190498795

Category: Music

Page: 904

View: 410

Shakespeare's texts have a long and close relationship with many different types of dance, from dance forms referenced in the plays to adaptations across many genres today. With contributions from experienced and emerging scholars, this handbook provides a concise reference on dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into movement - a process that raises questions of authorship and authority, cross-cultural communication, semantics, embodiment, and the relationship between word and image. Motivated by growing interest in movement, materiality, and the body, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance is the first collection to examine the relationship between William Shakespeare - his life, works, and afterlife - and dance. In the handbook's first section - Shakespeare and Dance - authors consider dance within the context of early modern life and culture and investigate Shakespeare's use of dance forms within his writing. The latter half of the handbook - Shakespeare as Dance - explores the ways that choreographers have adapted Shakespeare's work. Chapters address everything from narrative ballet adaptations to dance in musicals, physical theater adaptations, and interpretations using non-Western dance forms such as Cambodian traditional dance or igal, an indigenous dance form from the southern Philippines. With a truly interdisciplinary approach, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance provides an indispensable resource for considerations of dance and corporeality on Shakespeare's stage and the early modern era.
Computers

The Mathematical-Function Computation Handbook

The Mathematical-Function Computation Handbook

Author: Nelson H.F. Beebe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319641102

Category: Computers

Page: 1115

View: 106

This highly comprehensive handbook provides a substantial advance in the computation of elementary and special functions of mathematics, extending the function coverage of major programming languages well beyond their international standards, including full support for decimal floating-point arithmetic. Written with clarity and focusing on the C language, the work pays extensive attention to little-understood aspects of floating-point and integer arithmetic, and to software portability, as well as to important historical architectures. It extends support to a future 256-bit, floating-point format offering 70 decimal digits of precision. Select Topics and Features: references an exceptionally useful, author-maintained MathCW website, containing source code for the book’s software, compiled libraries for numerous systems, pre-built C compilers, and other related materials; offers a unique approach to covering mathematical-function computation using decimal arithmetic; provides extremely versatile appendices for interfaces to numerous other languages: Ada, C#, C++, Fortran, Java, and Pascal; presupposes only basic familiarity with computer programming in a common language, as well as early level algebra; supplies a library that readily adapts for existing scripting languages, with minimal effort; supports both binary and decimal arithmetic, in up to 10 different floating-point formats; covers a significant portion (with highly accurate implementations) of the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology’s 10-year project to codify mathematical functions. This highly practical text/reference is an invaluable tool for advanced undergraduates, recording many lessons of the intermingled history of computer hardw are and software, numerical algorithms, and mathematics. In addition, professional numerical analysts and others will find the handbook of real interest and utility because it builds on research by the mathematical software community over the last four decades.