By René Chartrand
The Spanish military was once remodeled throughout the 18th century by way of an inflow of innovative officials who modernised and elevated it. It was once heavily modelled at the French armies of Louis XIV and Louis XV in tactical doctrine, employer, armament and uniforms. In conflict, they have been frequently courageous to the purpose of carelessness, and have been therefore occasionally tricky to manage. the military additionally had numerous Swiss and Walloon regiments, much less given to all-out assaults, yet popular for his or her stability below hearth. during this first of 3 volumes, Réne Chartrand examines the enterprise and uniforms of the Spanish military of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).
By David Greene
An pleasing, instructive, varied, and weird booklet, mild and darkish: An Exploration in technology, Nature, artwork and know-how incorporates a wide variety of issues now not ordinarily present in one book.
With greater than a hundred diagrams, graphs, and figures, the topics mentioned contain the historical past of synthetic lights, eclipse cycles, light-sensitive eyeglasses, rainbows, artwork, bioluminescence, the clock atmosphere on the South Pole, zebra stripe styles, lighthouses, colour conception, the harvest moon, and the way details and speech might be conveyed by way of mild from the solar or a laser.
The booklet encourages readers to take a extra cautious examine many time-honored phenomena, akin to the diversities within the period of twilight during the yr and the power of human imaginative and prescient to misread styles of strains lower than definite stipulations. It describes the anatomical peculiarities of four-eyed fish and explains how the Jewish calendar contrives to stick with either sunlight and lunar cycles. It additionally offers the explanations why tortoise shell cats are commonly woman. Readers are trained the place they could see nineteenth century army apparatus that may express messages swiftly over titanic ameliorations.
By Michael S. Malone
In keeping with exceptional entry to the corporation’s data, The Intel Trinity is the 1st complete background of Intel Corporation—the crucial corporation of the electronic age— informed throughout the lives of the 3 most vital figures within the company’s heritage: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove.
Often hailed the “most vital corporation within the world,” Intel is still, greater than 4 many years after its inception, a defining corporation of the worldwide electronic economic system. The mythical inventors of the microprocessor-the unmarried most vital product within the glossy world-Intel this present day builds the tiny “engines” that energy nearly each clever digital machine at the planet.
But the real tale of Intel is the human tale of the trio of geniuses at the back of it. Michael S. Malone finds how every one introduced various things to Intel, and at diverse occasions. Noyce, the main revered excessive tech determine of his iteration, introduced credibility (and cash) to the company’s founding; Moore made Intel the world’s technological chief; and Grove, has relentlessly pushed the corporate to ever-higher degrees of luck and competitiveness. with none this kind of figures, Intel might by no means have completed its historical good fortune; with them, Intel made attainable the private laptop, net, telecommunications, and the non-public electronics revolutions.
The Intel Trinity is not only the tale of Intel’s mythical earlier; it additionally deals an research of the ambitious demanding situations that lie forward because the corporation struggles to keep up its dominance, its tradition, and its legacy.
By H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova (auth.), Dr. Hyatt M. Gibbs, Dr. Galina Khitrova, Dr. Nasser Peyghambarian (eds.)
Nonlinear photonics is the identify given to using nonlinear optical units for the new release, communique, processing, or research of data. This e-book is a development record on study into functional functions of such units. at the moment, modulation, switching, routing, decision-making, and detection in photonic platforms are all performed with electronics and linear optoelectronic units. although, this can quickly switch, as nonlinear optical units, e.g. picosecond samplers and switches, start to supplement optoelectonic units. The authors succinctly summarize prior accomplishments during this box and aspect to hopes for the long run, making this an incredible booklet for novices or professional researchers eager to layout and ideal nonlinear optical units and to spot functions in photonic systems.
By Chauncey Starr, Philip C. Ritterbush
Technology, expertise and the Human Prospect provides the technical and commercial improvement that has considerably altered the human existence. This publication examines the confident and dangers of fabric improvement and its relation to the values of life.
Organized into 3 elements encompassing 18 chapters, this publication starts with an outline of the leading edge method, together with the improvement, invention, and advertisement advent of goods and providers. this article then examines the determinants of financial development and the connection among study and improvement (R & D) and the speed of productiveness development. different chapters ponder some of the techniques to the strength challenge in view of the human prospect. This e-book discusses to boot some of the features of power call for, urbanization, and decentralization. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with the tendencies within the easy applied sciences of a communique system.
This e-book is a worthwhile source for engineers, economists, scientists, and examine employees.
By Tom DeMarco
To so much businesses, potency capability gains and development. yet what in the event that your "efficient" company--the one with the diminished headcount and the "stretch" goals--is really slowing down and wasting cash? What in case your staff are burning out doing the paintings of 2 or extra humans, leaving them no time for making plans, prioritizing, or perhaps lunch? What if you're wasting staff speedier than you could lease them? What in the event that your superefficient corporation is without notice falling behind?
Tom DeMarco, a number one administration advisor to either Fortune 500 and up-and-coming businesses, has stumbled on a counterintuitive precept that explains why potency development can occasionally make a firm slow. in the event that your genuine organizational objective is to turn into speedy (responsive and agile), then he proposes that what you would like isn't extra potency, yet extra slack.
What is "slack"? Slack is the measure of freedom in a firm that enables it to alter. it may be whatever so simple as including an assistant to a division, letting costly expertise spend much less time on the picture copier and extra time making key judgements. Slack may also seem within the manner an organization treats staff: rather than loading them up with overwork, a firm designed with slack permits its humans room to respire, bring up effectiveness, and reinvent themselves.
In thirty--three brief chapters packed with inventive studying instruments and charts, you and your organization can find out how to:
∑make experience of the Efficiency/Flexibility quandary
∑run without delay towards hazard rather than clear of it
∑strengthen the inventive position of heart management
∑make swap and development interact for even higher profits
A cutting edge strategy that works for brand new- and old-economy businesses alike, this progressive guide will debunk ordinarily held assumptions approximately real-world administration, and provides you and your organization a brand-new version for attaining and preserving precise effectiveness--and a more fit backside line.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Howard Rheingold
Note: this can be a retail PDF from OverDrive, but the dossier as released is simply an online print-out of the book's content material, with out extra formatting.
Instead of asking even if the internet is making us silly, Howard Rheingold turns that query round and asks how designing and utilizing electronic media mindfully can make us smarter. What if people may possibly construct instruments that leverage our skill to imagine, converse, and cooperate? people invented social studying, speech, writing, alphabets, printing, pcs, and the net, this means that we must always be systematically directing the evolution of highbrow augmentation.
Mind Amplifier: Can Our electronic instruments Make Us Smarter? examines the origins of electronic mind-extending instruments, after which lays out the rules for his or her destiny. Rheingold proposes an utilized, interdisciplinary technology of brain amplification. He additionally unveils a brand new protocol for constructing techno-cognitive-social applied sciences that embody empathy, mindfulness, and compassion — components missing from current electronic mind-tools.
By M.T. Richardson, Dona Z. Meilach
Originally released in 4 volumes, Practical Blacksmithing continues to be as correct now because it was once on the flip of the 20 th century. that includes an abundance of knowledge and over 1,000 illustrations, this advisor offers every little thing you want to comprehend the suggestions and craftsmanship of blacksmithing. tactics coated contain soldering, welding, brazing, forging, tempering, slicing, bending, surroundings, drilling, fullering, and swaging. Richardson additionally describes using a number of smithing gear resembling forges, anvils, and a number of tools.
This unabridged advisor covers each element of operating with iron and metal with an collection of diagrams and concise directions. Richardson explains energy assessments for wrought iron and metal, heating and hardening metal, rotting and crystallization of iron, deciding on caliber metal, restoring burnt metal, creative ironwork, and the overall usefulness of those metals. how you can paintings on chains, knives, sleds, wagons, horseshoes, and extra. within additionally, you will locate plans for blacksmith retailers, which aspect chimney development, forge development, and blueprints for a number of workbenches.
The device collector also will locate this advisor of big price as Richardson covers the historical past of blacksmithing instruments. He offers a catalog of old instruments, that are now not commercially on hand, followed by means of directions for repairing, conserving, and replicating them. equally, this publication presents historians with a glimpse into the development of metalworking and its aesthetics and likewise contains an addendum of unique ads revealed within the unique variants of the overdue 1800s.
M. T. Richardson's Practical Blacksmithing is the great consultant for contemporary artisans of this old craft.
By Daniel Brown (Auth.)
Aimed toward info managers in businesses together with local/state executive, libraries and monetary companies. learning info Retrieval and Probabilistic selection Intelligence expertise reports the administration of knowledge and its concentration to humans empowered to make judgements. It offers managers and scholars of data with the assets to appreciate and begin to set up details retrieval platforms all through their supplier and the instruments to reply successfully to the big advancements in new technologies.
- Written by way of a professional practitioner within the field
- Helps to summarise and clarify the fundamental issues
- Covers either merits and demanding situations prone to be encountered in imposing a knowledge Retrieval system
Associated Open info (LOD) is a practical procedure for figuring out the Semantic internet imaginative and prescient of creating the internet a world, dispensed, semantics-based details procedure. This publication offers an outline at the result of the study undertaking “LOD2 -- developing wisdom out of Interlinked Data”. LOD2 is a large-scale integrating venture co-funded through the ecu fee in the FP7 details and verbal exchange applied sciences paintings application. starting in September 2010, this 4-year undertaking comprised top associated Open facts examine teams, businesses, and repair companies from throughout eleven eu nations and South Korea. the purpose of this undertaking was once to strengthen the state of the art in learn and improvement in 4 key components appropriate for associated information, particularly 1. RDF info administration; 2. the extraction, production, and enrichment of dependent RDF facts; three. the interlinking and fusion of associated info from assorted resources and four. the authoring, exploration and visualization of associated information.