The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1483695247

Total Pages:291

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Everyone knows the reputation that Goblins have; nasty, slobbering little creatures, whose only purpose is to die in droves, slain by some noble band of heroes. What if Goblins decided they wanted to become civilized? What then? Would a world dominated by Humans and Elves believe them, or even permit them to gather and build a city? Goblin City is the tale of an enterprising Goblin, named Grum, who strives to do that very thing. He struggles against all odds to unite several unruly Goblin clans, to settle and build a city on the outskirts of Human territory. Grum faces the challenge of curtailing the warriors’ natural blood lust, while overcoming racial prejudice and fostering trade with other civilizations. He also learns of a very frightening secret held by the Goblin women. Then, a war of a very unusual nature threatens to destroy all that they’ve built. Come in and explore the Goblin City.

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Language Acquisition in CLIL and Non-CLIL Settings

Author:Verena Möller

Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN:9027264902

Total Pages:417

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Language Acquisition in CLIL and Non-CLIL Settings builds a bridge between Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research (LCR) methodologies to take the evaluation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to a new level. The study innovates in two main ways. First, it is based on a highly diversified L2 database which includes learner corpus data as well as experimental data from the same learners. These linguistic components of the database are complemented with extensive information on learner variables, including cognitive and affective factors, which are rarely studied in LCR. Second, the study relies on multifactorial statistical analyses to assess the effectiveness of CLIL itself as well as the impact of the selectivity inherent in the CLIL system, which has frequently been ignored. The linguistic focus of the study is the English passive, which is investigated in CLIL and non-CLIL teaching materials, and subsequently related to learner output.

Verbs

Author:Roland Bielmeier,Katrin Häsler,Chungda Haller,Felix Haller,Veronika Hein,Brigitte Huber,Marianne Volkart,Thomas Preiswerk,Ngawang Tsering,Manuel Widmer,Marius Zemp

Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:3110554070

Total Pages:1111

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This landmark dictionary serves as a basis for historical-comparative research on Tibetan. Conceptualized empirically and etymologically, it builds on extensive data from the Tibetan dialects and establishes the relationship to Written Tibetan. It reflects historical sound change and semantic change in all of linguistic Tibet. Based on historical sound change and geographical distribution, the dictionary applies a new classification of the Tibetan dialects.

Radiometry

Author:Frank Grum

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0323154778

Total Pages:349

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Optical Radiation Measurements, Volume 1: Radiometry is an introduction to the measurement of optical radiant energy, with emphasis on the principles and generally applicable methods of radiometry. Topics range from basic concepts of radiant energy and its transfer to the calibration of instrumentation. Blackbody radiation and sources of radiation are also discussed, along with detectors and spectral analyzers. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the basic concepts and characteristics of radiometry as well as its applications such as photometry, photography, television, and vision research. The next chapters describe basic concepts such as radiation laws, terminology, and the transfer of radiant energy. The emphasis in these early chapters is on fundamentals. The major components of radiometric systems are then considered. The final three chapters focus on representative techniques, with particular reference to measurements of radiant power and radiant energy; reflectance, transmittance, and absorptance; and standards and calibration. This book is written for students, practitioners, and researchers in physics.

Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child

Author:Christopher Richardson

Publisher:Penguin Group Australia

ISBN:1742538452

Total Pages:232

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Pel Narine is on the edge of war, and Anni Tidechild's world is on the brink of change. Uncertain about her past and fearful of the future, Anni lives a life of evasion; avoiding both her guardian, Wavelord Filip Able, and the voice that calls to her from the sea. When she meets Duck Knifetooth, the new friends are catapulted into unforeseen danger: pirates, the last giant, a mysterious ship and ancient creatures of the deep. It was a message to the Tidechild from the Pool of Fire in the Deep. Just five words ... We are waiting for you. From an exciting new voice comes the first book in a thrilling series - an epic seafaring quest for truth and freedom.

Back to the Stone Age

Author:Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

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Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies another world - a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive. Lieutenant von Horst, member of an exploring expedition, was left behind in this lost land of Pellucidar. Back To The Stone Age is the thrilling story of his perilous adventures, along with the cavegirl he loved, in that primitive unknown world.

The Obsidian Key

Author:Eldon Thompson

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061856290

Total Pages:752

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In battle's fire, young Jarom became Torin, King of Alson, and now must forge his kingdom from the ruins of an empire. But by recklessly reclaiming the Crimson Sword of Asahiel, Torin reopened a dimensional realm no longer sealed by the power of the Obsidian Key. And now the Illysp have emerged from history's darkest hour—foul spirits that possess men's bodies and enslave their souls. With enemies advancing on all sides, Torin must undertake a perilous voyage to unearth the ancient secrets once used to overcome the vile interlopers. Yet even if Torin can somehow miraculously survive, it may already be too late for his devastated land.

The Wonder

Author:Susanna Centlivre

Publisher:Broadview Press

ISBN:1770483357

Total Pages:147

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Susanna Centlivre’s play The Wonder (1714) was one of the most popular works on the eighteenth-century English stage. Set in Lisbon, the plot interweaves two romantic intrigues around one “secret”: the heroine Violante is hiding her best friend, Isabella (who is the sister of her own lover, Don Felix) from Isabella’s father who wishes to marry her off to a rich but decrepit old merchant. Because she is sworn to secrecy, Violante cannot reveal Isabella’s whereabouts, nor can she explain to Felix why Isabella’s new lover, a dashing British soldier, happens to be about the house, prompting Felix’s intense jealousy. Centlivre’s critique on the tyrannical patriarchs in the world of the play is at the same time a veiled critique of similar conditions in Augustan-era Britain. This Broadview edition includes contemporary responses (by Richard Steele and Arthur Bedford), biographical accounts, selections of Centlivre’s poetry, and early nineteenth-century criticism (by Elizabeth Inchbald and William Hazlitt).

Perfect/Complete Scattering Experiments

Author:Hans Kleinpoppen,Bernd Lohmann,Alexei N. Grum-Grzhimailo

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:3642405142

Total Pages:340

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The main goal of this book is to elucidate what kind of experiment must be performed in order to determine the full set of independent parameters which can be extracted and calculated from theory, where electrons, photons, atoms, ions, molecules, or molecular ions may serve as the interacting constituents of matter. The feasibility of such perfect' and-or `complete' experiments, providing the complete quantum mechanical knowledge of the process, is associated with the enormous potential of modern research techniques, both, in experiment and theory. It is even difficult to overestimate the role of theory in setting of the complete experiment, starting with the fact that an experiment can be complete only within a certain theoretical framework, and ending with the direct prescription of what, and in what conditions should be measured to make the experiment `complete'. The language of the related theory is the language of quantum mechanical amplitudes and their relative phases. This book captures the spirit of research in the direction of the complete experiment in atomic and molecular physics, considering some of the basic quantum processes: scattering, Auger decay and photo-ionization. It includes a description of the experimental methods used to realize, step by step, the complete experiment up to the level of the amplitudes and phases. The corresponding arsenal includes, beyond determining the total cross section, the observation of angle and spin resolved quantities, photon polarization and correlation parameters, measurements applying coincidence techniques, preparing initially polarized targets, and even more sophisticated methods. The `complete' experiment is, until today, hardly to perform. Therefore, much attention is paid to the results of state-of-the-art experiments providing detailed information on the process, and their comparison to the related theoretical approaches, just to mention relativistic multi-configurational Dirac-Fock, convergent close-coupling, Breit-Pauli R-matrix, or relativistic distorted wave approaches, as well as Green's operator methods. This book has been written in honor of Herbert Walther and his major contribution to the field but even to stimulate advanced Bachelor and Master students by demonstrating that obviously nowadays atomic and molecular scattering physics yields and gives a much exciting appreciation for further advancing the field.

Life of Shabkar, The

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Publisher:SUNY Press

ISBN:1438417225

Total Pages:705

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The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the master works of their religious heritage. Following his inspired youth and early training in his native province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters, Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat. With determination and courage, he mastered the highest and most esoteric practices of the Tibetan tradition of the Great Perfection. He then wandered far and wide over the Himalayan region expressing his realization. His autobiography vividly reflects the values and visionary imagery of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the social and cultural life of early nineteenth century Tibet.

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South

Author:N. Kshetri

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137021942

Total Pages:249

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Integrating theories from a wide range of disciplines, Nir Kshetri compares the patterns, characteristics and processes of cybercrime activities in major regions and economies in the Global South such as China, India, the former Second World economies, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Author:Becky Chambers

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN:1473619777

Total Pages:608

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity #SmallAngryPlanet When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed. PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS 'Never less than deeply involving' DAILY MAIL 'Explores the quieter side of sci-fi while still wowing us with daring leaps of imagination' iBOOKS 'So much fun to read' HEAT 'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent, quietly and beautifully redefining the space opera' TOR.COM 'The most fun that I've had with a novel in a long, long time' iO9

Stress Evaluation Using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation

Author:Anke Pyzalla,A. Borbely,Hans P. Degischer

Publisher:Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN:303813175X

Total Pages:600

Viewed:1974

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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This collection addresses specific topics within the field of stress measurement in solids using neutrons, X-rays and synchrotron radiation. Particular attention is paid to multidisciplinary approaches involving an understanding of the measured stress field and the implications of the stress field for the behaviour of materials and components.

Handbook of Optics Third Edition, 5 Volume Set

Author:Optical Society of America

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071753427

Total Pages:5600

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds. Individual chapters are written by the world's most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications. Volume I covers geometrical and physical optics, polarized light, components, and instruments. Volume II covers design, fabrications, testing, sources, detectors, radiometry, and photometry. Volume III, all in full color, covers vision and vision optics. Volume IV covers optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics, and quantum optics. Volume V covers atmospheric optics, modulators, fiber optics, and x-ray and neutron optics. Visit www.HandbookofOpticsOnline.com to search all five volumes and download a comprehensive index.

Handbook of Optics, Third Edition Volume II: Design, Fabrication and Testing, Sources and Detectors, Radiometry and Photometry

Author:Michael Bass,Casimer DeCusatis,Jay Enoch,Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan,Guifang Li,Carolyn MacDonald,Virendra Mahajan,Eric Van Stryland

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071629270

Total Pages:1264

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date optics resource available Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, the five carefully architected and cross-referenced volumes of the Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, contain everything a student, scientist, or engineer requires to actively work in the field. From the design of complex optical systems to world-class research and development methods, this definitive publication provides unparalleled access to the fundamentals of the discipline and its greatest minds. Individual chapters are written by the world's most renowned experts who explain, illustrate, and solve the entire field of optics. Each volume contains a complete chapter listing for the entire Handbook, extensive chapter glossaries, and a wealth of references. This pioneering work offers unprecedented coverage of optics data, techniques, and applications. Volume II covers design, fabrications, testing, sources, detectors, radiometry, and photometry.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Author:Deepak Chopra

Publisher:Amber-Allen Publishing

ISBN:1934408123

Total Pages:128

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In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life. Based on natural laws that govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. Instead, Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away, this is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within its pages are the secrets to making all your dreams come true. "A must-read for anyone who missed The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran." — The New York Times

How Doctors Think

Author:Jerome Groopman

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:9780547348636

Total Pages:320

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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong—with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can—with our help—avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.