The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Graywolf Press

ISBN:1555970818

Total Pages:208

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* A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year * A San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New Hampshire Public Radio, Flavorwire, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy, and Slaughterhouse 90210 Best Book of the Year * * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * One of The Millions's Most Anticipated Books of 2013 * Mary and Eddie are meant for each other—but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile, ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon a sorcerer's car will speed down Mary's street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls. In Duplex, Kathryn Davis, whom the Chicago Tribune has called "one of the most inventive novelists at work today," has created a coming-of-age story like no other. Once you enter the duplex—that magical hinge between past and future, human and robot, space and time—there's no telling where you might come out.

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Duplex

Author:Orson Scott Card

Publisher:Blackstone Publishing

ISBN:1799903192

Total Pages:N.A

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Ryan wakes up to find his contractor dad building walls to turn their big old house into a duplex. The family that moves into the other side includes Bizzy Horvat, the pretty girl he has a crush on at school. Bizzy claims her mother is a witch with the power to curse people with clumsiness or, in Bizzy’s case, astonishing beauty. When a bee gets caught in Bizzy’s hair, Ryan acts so quickly and radically to save her from getting stung that he attracts the attention of a group of micropotents—people with micropowers. He soon realizes that Bizzy and her mother also have such powers. It becomes Ryan’s job, with the help of the other micropotents, to protect the Horvats from a group of witch hunters from their native country, who are determined to kill Bizzy, her mother, and all the other “witches”—micropotents—who have gathered to protect them.

The Duplex

Author:Lucky Stevens

Publisher:Waters and Baxter

ISBN:164704099X

Total Pages:N.A

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"...a perfect, entertaining and exceptional novel." — Reader's Favorite Los Angeles, 1956. Shangri-La. Palm trees, swimming pools, movie stars. And if you’re gay—persecution. In a society that demands conformity and lockstep conventionality, gay people find out quickly and the hard way, how difficult, dangerous and downright terrifying it is to be different. So, when the constant fear of arrests, evictions, job loss and ridicule become too much, four gay friends and lovers pull together to hatch an ingenious scheme designed to allow them to live freely, without harassment. But their secret plan is not without its flaws. Internal struggles and personality conflicts conspire to make their situation harder and more life-altering than any of them could have predicted, leading to valuable and universal lessons about the high cost of blending in—or not.

Duplex Stainless Steels

Author:R Gunn

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:1845698770

Total Pages:216

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Two very successful conferences - in Glasgow and Beaune - were held on duplex stainless steels during the first half of the '90s. This book takes keynote papers from each, and develops and expands them to bring the topics right up to date. There is new material to cover grades, specifications and standards, and the book is fully cross-references and indexed. The first reference book to be published on the increasingly popular duplex stainless steels, it will be widely welcomed by metallurgists, design and materials engineers, oil and gas engineers and anyone involved in materials development and properties. The first reference book on this relatively new engineering material Based on keynote papers from major international contributors Covers grades, standards and specifications

Duplex Stainless Steels

Author:Iris Alvarez-Armas,Suzanne Degallaix-Moreuil

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118599918

Total Pages:464

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Duplex Stainless Steels (DSSs) are chromium-nickel-molybdenum-iron alloys that are usually in proportions optimized for equalizing the volume fractions of austenite and ferrite. Due to their ferritic-austenitic microstructure, they possess a higher mechanical strength and a better corrosion resistance than standard austenitic steels. This type of steel is now increasing its application and market field due to its very good properties and relatively low cost. This book is a review of the most recent progress achieved in the last 10 years on microstructure, corrosion resistance and mechanical strength properties, as well as applications, due to the development of new grades. Special attention will be given to fatigue and fracture behavior and to proposed models to account for mechanical behavior. Each subject will be developed in chapters written by experts recognized around the international industrial and scientific communities. The use of duplex stainless steels has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, particularly in the oil and gas industry, chemical tankers, pulp and paper as well as the chemical industry. In all these examples, topics like welding, corrosion resistance and mechanical strength properties (mainly in the fatigue domain) are crucial. Therefore, the update of welding and corrosion properties and the introduction of topics like texture effects, fatigue and fracture strength properties, and mechanical behavior modeling give this book specific focus and character.

Duplex Systems

Author:J.F.H. van Eijnsbergen

Publisher:Newnes

ISBN:0444600116

Total Pages:223

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This book is unique in several aspects. • It is the first comprehensive text ever written on the subject of duplex systems, which is the generic term for painted hot-dip galvanized steel. • Both the traditional batch hot-dip galvanizing process and the modern sheet galvanizing processes are covered. • The author offers a combination of practical information, which will enable the engineer to select the proper materials, and scientific background information. • The practical guidelines are backed up and supported by an impressive amount of technical and scientific discussions and justifications. • Modern surface analysis tools and recent applications are described. • The world literature on the subject matter is covered and is up to date. Duplex systems, which are based on the synergistic effect of galvanizing and painting, offer maximum protection against corrosion of steel surfaces in environments where galvanized steel alone cannot offer a sufficiently long resistance against rust formation. Since adhesion problems can be eliminated by the correct application of special paint products, and by sophisticated surface pretreatment and modern surface analyzing methods, duplex systems are nowadays used in a large number of industrial and domestic applications. Major savings can thus be achieved on materials and maintenance cost. Duplex systems serve also where colour is required, e.g. for aesthetic reasons, for enhancing visibility or for camouflaging. The author of this book has an unsurpassed experience in this field and the many case histories of successful (and unsuccessful) use of duplex systems for corrosion prevention provide a wealth of practical information. Including 108 colour illustrations, the book will be useful to a large group of industries, such as the paint, metallurgical, galvanizing, building, automotive, electrical and chemical industries.

Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks

Author:Hirley Alves,Taneli Riihonen,Himal A. Suraweera

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:9811529698

Total Pages:320

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This book focuses on the multidisciplinary state-of-the-art of full-duplex wireless communications and applications. Moreover, this book contributes with an overview of the fundamentals of full-duplex communications, and introduces the most recent advances in self-interference cancellation from antenna design to digital domain. Moreover, the reader will discover analytical and empirical models to deal with residual self-interference and to assess its effects in various scenarios and applications. Therefore, this is a highly informative and carefully presented book by the leading scientists in the area, providing a comprehensive overview of full-duplex technology from the perspective of various researchers, and research groups worldwide. This book is designed for researchers and professionals working in wireless communications and engineers willing to understand the challenges and solutions full-duplex communication so to implement a full-duplex system.

Religio Duplex

Author:Jan Assmann

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:0745681492

Total Pages:224

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In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West - that of 'religio duplex', or dual religion. He begins by returning to the theology of the Ancient Egyptians, who set out to present their culture as divided between the popular and the elite. By examining their beliefs, he argues, we can distinguish the two faces of ancient religions more generally: the outer face (that of the official religion) and the inner face (encompassing the mysterious nature of religious experience). Assmann explains that the Early Modern period witnessed the birth of the idea of dual religion with, on the one hand, the religion of reason and, on the other, that of revelation. This concept gained new significance in the Enlightenment when the dual structure of religion was transposed onto the individual. This meant that man now owed his allegiance not only to his native religion, but also to a universal 'religion of mankind'. In fact, argues Assmann, religion can now only hold a place in our globalized world in this way, as a religion that understands itself as one among many and has learned to see itself through the eyes of the other. This bold and wide-ranging book will be essential reading for historians, theologians and anyone interested in the nature of religion and its role in the shaping of the modern world.

Duplex and Color Doppler Imaging of the Venous System

Author:Gerhard H. Mostbeck

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3642185894

Total Pages:170

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A detailed, clearly written and up-to-date account of the application of color duplex Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of pathologic conditions of the human venous system. Basic principles of duplex and color Doppler sonography are discussed, and examination techniques clearly explained. The interpretation of findings is elucidated with the assistance of numerous high-quality illustrations. All chapters are written by recognized experts in the field. Ideal for all those who are interested in sonography of the venous system.

Full-Duplex Wireless Communications Systems

Author:Tho Le-Ngoc,Ahmed Masmoudi

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319576909

Total Pages:164

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This book introduces the development of self-interference (SI)-cancellation techniques for full-duplex wireless communication systems. The authors rely on estimation theory and signal processing to develop SI-cancellation algorithms by generating an estimate of the received SI and subtracting it from the received signal. The authors also cover two new SI-cancellation methods using the new concept of active signal injection (ASI) for full-duplex MIMO-OFDM systems. The ASI approach adds an appropriate cancelling signal to each transmitted signal such that the combined signals from transmit antennas attenuate the SI at the receive antennas. The authors illustrate that the SI-pre-cancelling signal does not affect the data-bearing signal. This book is for researchers and professionals working in wireless communications and engineers willing to understand the challenges of deploying full-duplex and practical solutions to implement a full-duplex system. Advanced-level students in electrical engineering and computer science studying wireless communications will also find this book useful as a secondary textbook.

xUnit Test Patterns

Author:Gerard Meszaros

Publisher:Pearson Education

ISBN:0132797461

Total Pages:944

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Automated testing is a cornerstone of agile development. An effective testing strategy will deliver new functionality more aggressively, accelerate user feedback, and improve quality. However, for many developers, creating effective automated tests is a unique and unfamiliar challenge. xUnit Test Patterns is the definitive guide to writing automated tests using xUnit, the most popular unit testing framework in use today. Agile coach and test automation expert Gerard Meszaros describes 68 proven patterns for making tests easier to write, understand, and maintain. He then shows you how to make them more robust and repeatable--and far more cost-effective. Loaded with information, this book feels like three books in one. The first part is a detailed tutorial on test automation that covers everything from test strategy to in-depth test coding. The second part, a catalog of 18 frequently encountered "test smells," provides trouble-shooting guidelines to help you determine the root cause of problems and the most applicable patterns. The third part contains detailed descriptions of each pattern, including refactoring instructions illustrated by extensive code samples in multiple programming languages.

Duplex Ultrasound of Superficial Leg Veins

Author:Erika Mendoza,Christopher R. Lattimer,Nick Morrison

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3642407315

Total Pages:332

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This book describes in detail the use of duplex ultrasound for exploration of the superficial veins and their pathology. It has a practical orientation, presenting numerous clinical situations and explaining how to identify the different sources of reflux, especially in the groin. The investigation of pathology of the saphenous trunks, perforators and side branches is described in detail. As duplex ultrasound plays an important role during various venous surgical procedures, its application pre, intra and postoperatively is presented. Furthermore, the sonographic appearances of thrombotic pathology of superficial and deep veins, edema and other conditions that may be observed while exploring the veins are fully described. The book is based on the authors’ extensive clinical experience and is intended to assist fellow practitioners who want to learn more about the technique it will be equally valuable for physicians and technicians. A wealth of informative images is included with the aim of covering every potential situation.

Multiplexing of Singleplex Real-Time-PCR Assays into Duplexes and Triplexes

Author:Patrick Maaß

Publisher:diplom.de

ISBN:3842814372

Total Pages:54

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: Breast Cancer: Cancer describes a group of various diseases, where cells start changing their molecular structure and begin to grow and to supersede normal cells. Cancer is induced by numerous different elicitors, which finally all lead to an interference of the genetically regulated balance between cell cycle and apoptosis. Although every organ in the human body can be afflicted with cancer, there are significant differences in frequency relating amongst others to age, sex, geographic region and personal habits. In the industrialized countries, breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women at the age between 30 and 60 years. With estimated 636.000 incident cases in the developed countries and 514.000 in the developing countries, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer type among woman worldwide. Once detected, the cancer is classified based upon pathological characterizations of the tumor or a biopsy and the lymph nodes. A clinical way of characterizing the tumor is the TNM-classification, which describes the size of the tumor (T), the number of affected lymph nodes (N) and the existence of distant metastases (M). The histological classification characterizes the carcinoma according to its structural and cellular appearance and the amitosis rate leading to a grading from 1 to 3. An immuno-histological examination provides information about the estrogen- and the progesterone-receptor- and about the Her-2/neu-status. Breast cancer is a very heterogeneous disease. There are basic classifications that are unquestioned, even today. Recent studies confirmed the need to determine well known markers (i.e. estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptor status or HER2 status), but the large variety of subtypes and the corresponding different molecular pattern impede a uniform treatment. Although already today other factors than anatomical classifications are being taken into consideration, there exists a need for further biological markers to assist the physician in charge with his evaluation. Beside the diagnostic recognition, the choice of appropriate therapy and the prediction of prognosis are goals that should be reached in order to prevent early stage cancer patients from therapies that provide minimal benefit but reduce their quality of life by intense adverse reactions. RNA Expression Profiling and Prediction: Already today there are numerous genes associated with breast cancer occurrence, therapy [...]

Strandness's Duplex Scanning in Vascular Disorders

Author:R. Eugene Zierler,David L. Dawson

Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:1469883368

Total Pages:584

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Now in its updated fifth edition, Strandness’s Duplex Scanning in Vascular Disorders proves why it’s still the classic text on the use of duplex scanning in the study and diagnosis of vascular disorders. This evidence-based, real-world text is now expanded to cover all vascular duplex ultrasound topics, including principles and instrumentation; cerebrovascular; aortoiliac and peripheral arterial; peripheral venous; visceral vascular; and preoperative planning, intraoperative assessment and procedural guidance.

Listen and Talk

Author:Yun Liao,Lingyang Song,Zhu Han

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319339796

Total Pages:100

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This brief focuses on the use of full-duplex radio in cognitive radio networks, presenting a novel spectrum sharing protocol that allows the secondary users to simultaneously sense and access the vacant spectrum. This protocol, called “Listen-and-talk” (LAT), is evaluated by both mathematical analysis and computer simulations in comparison with other existing protocols, including the listen-before-talk protocol. In addition to LAT-based signal processing and resource allocation, the brief discusses techniques such as spectrum sensing and dynamic spectrum access. The brief proposes LAT as a suitable access scheme for cognitive radio networks, which can support the quality-of-service requirements of these high priority applications. Fundamental theories and key techniques of cognitive radio networks are also covered. Listen and Talk: Full-duplex Cognitive Radio Networks is designed for researchers, developers, and professionals involved in cognitive radio networks. Advanced-level students studying signal processing or simulations will also find the content helpful since it moves beyond traditional cognitive radio networks into future applications for the technology.

The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes

Author:E. E. Mazier

Publisher:Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN:1601382065

Total Pages:288

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It is no secret that investing in real estate can significantly boost one's income. Many people begin by investing in single-family residential properties and work their way up to commercial properties, such as duplexes, triplexes, and quads. However, moving from one to the other may seem like a big leap. This new book, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes, will make the transition effortless, as it explains everything you need to know in easy-to-understand language and points out dozens of hints and suggestions. By reading this new, extensively-researched book, you will become knowledgeable in all areas of commercial real estate investing, including cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup and leveraging, due diligence, gross rental income, vacancy loss, operating expenses, debt service, zoning, triple net leases, and contracts. You also will learn about the potential gains and losses, the consequences, loans, proven techniques, effective strategies, advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect investing, and asset management techniques. In addition, you will discover how to buy with no money down, how to get cash back at closing, how to eliminate your risk, how to decide whether to buy or hold, how to keep good tenants, how to determine and compare property value, how to structure deals, how to limit your personal liability, how to inspect a building, how to take out a mortgage, how to secure financing, how to negotiate, how to read economic cycles, how to avoid the common mistakes, and how to decipher tax issues. You will be prepared for restrictions pertaining to children, pets, parking, vehicles, boats, music, maintenance, club memberships, recreation facility leases, use of recreational facilities, and common areas. Whether you are a new investor looking to get started or a seasoned veteran looking to enhance your portfolio, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes will provide you with all the information you need to accomplish your investment goals. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

XXIVth International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Author:Yong Zhou

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:1483278662

Total Pages:196

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XXIVth International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 2 contains lectures presented at the XXIVth International Congress of Pure and Applied Chemistry held at Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany in September 1973. The book consists of papers discussing a wide range of subjects on pure and applied chemistry The compendium has papers that deal with sequences in nucleic acids, the structure and synthesis of a tyrosine transfer RNA gene, and fragments of phenylalanine and serine specific transfer ribonucleic acids. The text also presents papers covering topics on the chemistry of some mycotoxins, essential fatty acids and prostaglandins, and Organic - inorganic systems for the chemical modification of molecular nitrogen under mild conditions. Chemists will find the book highly interesting.

Configuring Juniper Networks NetScreen and SSG Firewalls

Author:Rob Cameron,Chris Cantrell,Anne Hemni,Lisa Lorenzin

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:9780080502847

Total Pages:512

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Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN appliances provide a complete range of remote access appliances for the smallest companies up to the largest service providers. This comprehensive configuration guide will allow system administrators and security professionals to configure these appliances to allow remote and mobile access for employees. If you manage and secure a larger enterprise, this book will help you to provide remote and/or extranet access for employees, partners, and customers from a single platform. Configure Juniper’s Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) Install and set up IVE through either the command line interface (CLI) or Web-based console Master the "3 Rs": Realms, Roles, and Resources Realize the potential of the "3Rs" for endpoint security, sign-in policies, and authorization of servers Get Inside both the Windows and Java Versions of Secure Application Manager (SAM) Learn to implement SAM, manage the end-user experience, and troubleshoot SAM in the field Integrate IVE with Terminal Services and Citrix Enable terminal services proxy and configure role options, configure Citrix using a custom ICA, configure terminal services resource policies and profiles, and configure terminal services and Citrix using a hosted Java applet Ensure Endpoint Security Use Host Checker, Cache Cleaner, Secure Virtual Workspace, and IVE/IDP integration to secure your network Manage the Remote Access Needs of Your Organization Configure Web access, file access and telnet/SSH access for remote users and offices Configure Core Networking Components through the System Menu Create clusters, manage virtual systems, and monitor logs, reports, and alerts Create Bullet-Proof Sign-in Policies Create standard and custom sign-in pages for both user and administrator access and Secure Meeting pages Use the IVE for Log-Related Tasks Perform log filtering, log management, syslog exporting, SNMP management, and system resource monitoring and reporting.

Web Services and Formal Methods

Author:Marco Carbone,Jean-Marc Petit

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3642298346

Total Pages:143

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Web Services and Formal Methods, WS-FM 2011, held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in September 2011. The workshop was co-located with the 9th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2011. The 9 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 submissions. They deal with service oriented computing (SOC), cloud computing and formal methods.