Unsolved Problems In Stellar Physics

Author: Richard J. Stancliffe
Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics
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Unsolved Problems In Stellar Physics. This volume is comprised of a series of papers dealing with some of the current unsolved problems in the field of stellar physics. It is also a celebration of the contributions made to this subject by Prof. Douglas Gough. Topics discussed include: stars, interiors, stars: evolution, asteroseismology, helioseismology, and fluid dynamics. The book will appeal to researchers in the fields of helioseismology, asteroseismology, stellar evolution, stellar physics and fluid dynamics.

When Asia Was The World

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306817292
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When Asia Was The World. While European civilization stagnated in the “Dark Ages,” Asia flourished as the wellspring of science, philosophy, and religion. Linked together by a web of spiritual, commercial, and intellectual connections, the distant regions of Asia's vast civilization, from Arabia to China, hummed with trade, international diplomacy, and the exchange of ideas. Stewart Gordon has fashioned a compelling and unique look at Asia from AD 700 to 1500—a time when Asia was the world—by relating the personal journeys of Asia's many travelers.

Fred Hoyle S Universe

Author: N.C. Wickramasinghe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401716056
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Fred Hoyle S Universe. This volume contains papers presented at an international conference to celebrate Fred Hoyle's monumental contributions to astronomy, astrophysics and astrobiology and more generally to humanity and culture. The contributed articles highlight the important aspects of his scientific life and show how much of an example and inspiration he has been for over three generations in the 20th century.

Magnetic Coupling Between The Interior And Atmosphere Of The Sun

Author: Siraj Hasan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642028594
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Magnetic Coupling Between The Interior And Atmosphere Of The Sun. Solar physics in India has a tradition that can be traced to the setting up of the Kodaikanal Observatory in 1899 when the Madras Observatory was relocated to a high altitude site with a view to initiate observations of the sun. This conference on Magnetic Coupling between the Interior and the Atmosphere of the Sun during 2–5 December 2008 was planned to coincide with centenary of the Evershed effect discovery at Kodaikanal in 1909. The aim of this meeting was to bring to a critical focus a comprehensive - derstanding of the important issues pertaining to solar magnetism with particular emphasis on the various MHD processes that operate in the solar atmosphere. The current status of magnetic eld measurements and their implications in the light of recenttheoriesandnumericalmodelingthataddressthe fundamentalscalesandp- cessesinthehighlymagnetizedturbulentplasmawerereviewedduringthismeeting. The meeting was timely for the following reasons: Space observations such as from SOHO and TRACE have provided a wealth of multiwavelength observations onprocessesoccurringinregionsofthe atmosphereextendingfromthe photosphere up to the outer corona. With the launch of Hinode and STEREO in 2006 and of SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) shortly, this conference provided a platform for in-depth discussions on new results from various space missions as well as a comparison with ground-based observing facilities such as the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope. Using sophisticated image processing techniques, such telescopes r- tinelygenerateobservationswitharesolutionbetterthan0. 1arcsec,therebyyielding more informative diagnostics for instance of the microstructure of ux tubes.

50 Great Myths Of Popular Psychology

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360744
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50 Great Myths Of Popular Psychology. 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

A History Of The World In Sixteen Shipwrecks

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611685400
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A History Of The World In Sixteen Shipwrecks. Roman triremes of the Mediterranean. The treasure fleet of the Spanish Main. Great ocean liners of the Atlantic. Stories of disasters at sea fire the imagination as little else can, whether the subject is a historical wreck - the Titanic or the Bismark - or the recent capsizing of a Mediterranean cruise ship. Shipwrecks also make for a new and very different understanding of world history. A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks explores the ages-long, immensely hazardous, persistently romantic, and still-ongoing process of moving people and goods across far-flung maritime worlds. Telling the stories of ships and the people who made and sailed them, from the earliest ancient-Nile craft to the Exxon Valdez, A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks argues that the gradual integration of localized and separate maritime regions into fewer, larger, and more interdependent regions offers a unique window on world history. Stewart Gordon draws a number of provocative conclusions from his study, among them that the European "Age of Exploration" as a singular event is simply a myth - many cultures, east and west, explored far-flung maritime worlds over the millennia - and that technologies of shipbuilding and navigation have been among the main drivers of science and technology throughout history. Finally, A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks shows in a series of compelling narratives that the development of institutions and technologies that made terrifying oceans familiar, and turned unknown seas into sea-lanes, profoundly matters in our modern world.

Linkage Disequilibrium And Association Mapping

Author: Andrew Collins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597453897
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Linkage Disequilibrium And Association Mapping. As researchers continue to make enormous progress in mapping disease genes, exciting, novel, and complex analyses have emerged. In "Linkage Disequilibrium and Association Mapping: Analysis and Applications," scientists from around the world, who are leaders in this field, contribute their vast experience and expertise to produce a comprehensive and fascinating text for researchers and clinicians alike. The volume comprises four general sections: the first presents an overview and historical basis of the subject. The second section considers the developing methodology and recent findings from studies which have characterized the genome-wide linkage disequilibrium structure in enormous detail. The following section examines all aspects of disease association mapping methodology, and the final two chapters review the early successes in mapping genes involved in two of the most important human diseases: asthma and type 2 diabetes.

Communications In Asteroseismology

Author: Michel Breger
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences
ISBN: 9783700139164
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Communications In Asteroseismology. Contents: M. BREGER: Delta Scuti stars: Observational aspects; M.S. Cunha: Theory of rapidly oscillating Ap stars; M. SACHKOV et al.: Vertical structure of pulsations in roAp stars; G. HOUDEK: Theoretical asteroseismology of solar-like oscillations; B.L. POPIELSKI: Core modes as a seismic probe of mixing beyond the convective core; M. GODART: Temperature gradients in the core overshooting region; W.A. DZIEMBOWSKI J. DASZYNSKA-DASZKIEWICZ A.A. PAMYATNYKH: Interpretation of the Be star HD 163868 oscillation spectrum based on the MOST observations; D. KILKENNY: Pulsating Hot Subdwarfs An Observational Review; M.H. MONTGOMERY: Mapping Convection using Pulsating White Dwarf Stars; M. ROTH: The Network Activities in HELAS; I. KUDZEJ et al.: A New Slovak Observatory 500 km from Vienna; W.W. WEISS: Microsatellites; G. KOPACKI S. FRANDSEN: RR Lyrae stars in M4.

Women On Screen

Author: M. Waters
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230301975
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Women On Screen. A timely intervention into debates on the representation of feminist and feminine identities in contemporary visual culture. The essays in this collection interrogate how and why certain formulations of feminism and femininity are currently prevalent in mainstream cinema and television, offering new insights into postfeminist media phenomena.

Capital As Power

Author: Jonathan Nitzan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134022301
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Capital As Power. Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep crisis: after centuries of debate, they are still unable to tell us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists both think of capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count in universal units of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. But these units are totally fictitious. Nobody has ever been able to observe or measure them, and for a good reason: they don’t exist. Since liberalism and Marxism depend on these non-existing units, their theories hang in suspension. They cannot explain the process that matters most – the accumulation of capital. This book offers a radical alternative. According to the authors, capital is not a narrow economic entity, but a symbolic quantification of power. It has little to do with utility or abstract labour, and it extends far beyond machines and production lines. Capital, the authors claim, represents the organized power of dominant capital groups to reshape – or creorder – their society. Written in simple language, accessible to lay readers and experts alike, the book develops a novel political economy. It takes the reader through the history, assumptions and limitations of mainstream economics and its associated theories of politics. It examines the evolution of Marxist thinking on accumulation and the state. And it articulates an innovative theory of ‘capital as power’ and a new history of the ‘capitalist mode of power’.