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Culloden : (Cùil Lodair) by Murray Pittock

By Murray Pittock

The conflict of Culloden lasted below an hour. The forces concerned on each side have been small, even by means of the criteria of the day. And it truly is debatable that the final word destiny of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion had actually been sealed ever because the Jacobite retreat from Derby numerous months ahead of.

But for all this, Culloden is a conflict with nice importance in British background. It used to be the final pitched conflict at the soil of the British Isles to be fought with usual troops on each side. It got here to face for the ultimate defeat of the Jacobite reason. And it was once the final family contestation of the Act of Union of 1707, the solution of which propelled nice Britain to be the dominant global strength for the following one hundred fifty years.

If the conflict itself was once brief, its aftermath was once brutal - with the depredations of the Duke of Cumberland by means of a crusade to suppress the extended family procedure and the Highland lifestyle. And its afterlife within the centuries considering that has been a desirable one, pitting British Whig triumphalism opposed to a turning out to be romantic memorialization of the Jacobite reason.

On either side there has lengthy been an inclination to treat the conflict as a dramatic conflict, among Highlander and Lowlander, Celt and Saxon, Catholic and Protestant, the outdated and the recent. but, as this account of the conflict and its lengthy cultural afterlife indicates, whereas viewing Culloden in any such means should be rhetorically compelling, it isn't unavoidably strong history.

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Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical by Kristin G. Congdon;Kara Kelley Hallmark

By Kristin G. Congdon;Kara Kelley Hallmark

Latin american citizens have lengthy been relegated to the cultural historical past, obscured via the dominant ecu tradition. This biographical dictionary profiles seventy five artists from the us and thirteen countries of critical and South the United States and the Caribbean, together with painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, printmakers, deploy artists, and function artists. a few of their works remember pre-Columbian instances; others confront the cultural imperialism of the U.S. over Latin the USA; and lots of discover how the dominant parts of tradition can impact identities of sophistication, gender, and sexuality.

Profiled artists diversity from the well known to the little-known: Frida Kahlo; Tina Modotti; Diego Rivera; Myrna Baez; Raquel Forner; Patrocino Barela; and plenty of extra. colour photos are supplied for lots of of the works. each one access contains information regarding the artist's early life, education, inventive development, and inventive kinds and issues. Exemplary artistic endeavors and affects are defined, in addition to a glance at renowned and demanding responses. Supplemental positive factors contain artist go references, a word list of crucial phrases from the paintings global, and a few shiny pictures portraying the artists of their inventive environments.

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Overcoming Students' Misconceptions in Science: Strategies by Mageswary Karpudewan, Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain, A.L.

By Mageswary Karpudewan, Ahmad Nurulazam Md Zain, A.L. Chandrasegaran

This ebook discusses the significance of opting for and addressing misconceptions for the profitable educating and studying of technology throughout all degrees of technology schooling from uncomplicated university to school. It indicates educating techniques in accordance with examine facts to deal with scholars’ universal misconceptions. specified descriptions of ways those educational methods should be included into instructing and studying technology also are integrated.
The technological know-how schooling literature commonly records the findings of reviews approximately scholars’ misconceptions or replacement conceptions approximately numerous technology suggestions. moreover, many of the stories contain systematic techniques not to simply growing but additionally enforcing educational courses to minimize the occurrence of those misconceptions between highschool technological know-how scholars. those stories, even if, are principally unavailable to school room practitioners, partially simply because they're frequently present in quite a few technology schooling journals that academics don't have any time to consult or will not be available to them. In reaction, this e-book bargains an important and simply available guide.

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Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production by P. Parvatha Reddy

By P. Parvatha Reddy

This ebook outlines a brand new paradigm, Sustainable Intensification of Crop construction (SICP), which goals to provide extra from an identical sector of land via expanding potency, decreasing waste, retaining assets, decreasing destructive affects at the surroundings and embellishing the supply of environment companies. using ecologically established administration concepts can bring up the sustainability of agricultural construction whereas decreasing off-site results.

The booklet additionally highlights the underlying rules and descriptions a number of the key administration practices and applied sciences – similar to minimal soil disturbance; everlasting natural soil covers; species diversification; number of appropriate cultivars, planting time, age and spacing; balanced plant foodstuff; agro-ecological pest administration; effective water administration; cautious administration of farm equipment; and built-in crop-livestock creation – required to enforce SICP.

The eco-friendly revolution (by utilizing high-yielding crop kinds, mono-cropping, fertilization, irrigation, and insecticides) has resulted in huge, immense earnings in meals construction and more suitable international nutrients safety. in lots of international locations, although, in depth crop construction has had unfavourable affects on creation, ecosystems and the bigger atmosphere, placing destiny productiveness in danger. as a way to meet the projected calls for of a growing to be inhabitants anticipated to exceed nine billion by means of 2050, farmers within the constructing global needs to double nutrition construction, a problem complex through the results of weather switch and turning out to be festival for land, water and effort.

This publication could be of mammoth worth to all individuals of the clinical group inquisitive about educating, study and extension actions referring to sustainable intensification. the fabric can be utilized for educating post-graduate classes, or as an invaluable reference consultant for coverage makers.

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New Advances on Chaotic Intermittency and its Applications by Sergio Elaskar, Ezequiel del Río

By Sergio Elaskar, Ezequiel del Río

One of crucial routes to chaos is the chaotic intermittency. despite the fact that, there are various situations that don't accept as true with the classical theoretical predictions. during this e-book, a longer thought for intermittency in one-dimensional maps is gifted. a brand new normal method to guage the reinjection likelihood density functionality (RPD) is constructed in Chapters five to eight. the foremost of this formula is the creation of a brand new functionality, known as M(x), that is used to calculate the RPD functionality. The functionality M(x) depends upon integrals. This attribute reduces the effect at the statistical fluctuations within the information sequence. additionally, the functionality M(x) is straightforward to judge from the information sequence, even for a small variety of numerical or experimental data.

As a consequence, a extra normal shape for the RPD is located; the place the classical idea in response to uniform reinjection is recovered as a specific case. The attribute exponent commonly used to signify the intermittency variety, is now a functionality reckoning on the total map, not only at the neighborhood map. additionally, a brand new analytical method of receive the RPD from the mathematical expression of the map is gifted. during this means all circumstances of non general intermittencies are integrated within the similar body work.

This technique is prolonged to guage the noisy reinjection likelihood density functionality (NRPD), the noisy chance of the laminar size and the noisy attribute relation. this is often a huge distinction with appreciate to the classical technique in response to the Fokker-Plank equation or Renormalization staff idea, the place the noise impression was once frequently thought of simply at the neighborhood Poincaré map.

Finally, in bankruptcy nine, a brand new scheme to guage the RPD functionality utilizing the Perron-Frobenius operator is built. alongside the ebook examples of functions are defined, that have proven excellent contract with numerical computations.

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Nanotechnologies: Concepts, Production and Applications by Pierre-Camille Lacaze

By Pierre-Camille Lacaze

Nanotechnologies: suggestions, Processing and functions describes and explains how nanotechnologies have entered our daily lives via clinical and business functions with the emphasis put on the recent views in a number of fields relating to societal difficulties. This e-book information how successive discoveries of latest nanocarbon constructions in addition to development in numerous microscopy strategies have prompted nanomaterials to tackle an more and more vital function in electronics, electrochemical power garage – batteries and gas cells – and conversion of solar power. perspectives as soon as noticeable as futuristic on nanomachines and nanorobotics, healing hopes and clinical advances – equivalent to these because of the appliance of recent in-situ drug-delivery nanotechniques – are all presented.
the main cutting edge advancements are analyzed when it comes to purposes and will allow the reader to shape his or her personal opinion in regards to the truth of the growth that may be anticipated from nanotechnologies within the close to destiny. The booklet bargains heritage interpreting for lecturers in faculties who desire to have an outline in this subject.

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Through silicon vias: materials, models, design, and by Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Vobulapuram Ramesh Kumar, Manoj Kumar

By Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Vobulapuram Ramesh Kumar, Manoj Kumar Majumder, Arsalan Alam

Recent advances in semiconductor expertise provide vertical interconnect entry (via) that stretch via silicon, popularly referred to as via silicon through (TSV). This booklet offers a accomplished overview of the idea at the back of TSVs whereas protecting latest developments in fabrics, versions and designs. in addition, looking on the geometry and actual configurations, assorted electric similar versions for Cu, carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene nanoribbon (GNR) dependent TSVs are awarded. in accordance with identical types the functionality comparability one of the Cu, CNT and GNR established TSVs also are mentioned.

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Keratin-Based Biomaterials and Bioproducts by Narendra Reddy

By Narendra Reddy

Demand for items made of renewable, sustainable and green uncooked fabrics is expanding, and should additional bring up considerably sooner or later. expertise of the opposed affects of man-made items at the atmosphere, more and more stringent governmental rules at the use and disposable of non-biodegradable items, and affordability of customers are the various drivers for 'bioproducts'. probably the most competitively priced and functional methods to advance bioproducts is to take advantage of considerable inexpensive agricultural byproducts and coproducts. Residues left after harvesting meals plants, byproducts generated in the course of creation of biofuels, and conversion of animals and vegetation into nutrients are a few of the available uncooked fabrics compatible for improvement of bioproducts.

Keratins are distinctive biopolymers that experience particular constitution, homes and functions. Keratins are the foremost materials in hairs, feathers, claws, hooves and different components in people and animals. not like many physique elements, keratins are dispensable and are got rid of periodically. Examples comprise hairs and nails. even if keratins have specified performance and constitution, there are restricted commercial makes use of of keratin. Keratin is getting used commercially in cosmetics and a few medicinal drugs. even though, huge quantities of keratinaceous fabrics are being disposed as waste in landfills.

This booklet offers the constitution and houses of keratin and their attainable functions. info during this ebook may be worthwhile to researchers in academia and engaged on bioproducts and in addition on tissue engineering and drug supply. short details at the items constructed has additionally been integrated. Researchers, scholars, agriculturists, and farmers should be in a position to comprehend the potential for constructing numerous keratin-based bioproducts.

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Project-Based Learning for Academically-Able Students by Joseph C.L. Tan, Anne Chapman

By Joseph C.L. Tan, Anne Chapman

This ebook explores the dynamic method of student-centred studying referred to as project-based studying, or undertaking paintings. It addresses either the innovations and useful program of project-based studying to reinforce instructing and studying. It describes empirical case learn study into the impression of research-based venture paintings on self reliant studying for academically-able secondary institution scholars at Hwa Chong establishment, a most appropriate self sufficient tuition in Singapore. The examine investigated how scholars handled an cutting edge project-based studying curriculum outfitted on a social constructivist procedure designed to foster self sustaining studying attitudes. the scholars needed to examine and start up their very own tasks, and spot in the course of the whole technique with counsel from their instructor mentors. The case learn findings provide wealthy insights into pupil views and reviews as they have interaction in initiatives and reply to real-life demanding situations and difficulties. a brand new thought of project-based studying is gifted within the type of theoretical propositions. The study has implications for the pro improvement of lecturers as undertaking paintings mentors to assist arrange their scholars to be ‘future-proof’ in facing twenty first century research, paintings and social demanding situations with self assurance. The publication highlights compelling purposes for faculties to incorporate a few type of research-based undertaking paintings inside their curricula, thereby permitting scholars to interact in collaborative, real research.

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