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Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow T...
by Mark Miodownik

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<DIV><B>“Entertaining...From the physics of ballpoint pens to the origin of jet-aircraft contrails, the book rewards the reader with fascinating facts and insights. Every day, millions of people travel on an airplane. Fortunately, Mark Miodownik was recently one of them.” —<I>Wall Street Journal</I><BR /><BR /> Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the <I>New York Times-</I>bestselling author of <I>Stuff Matters</I> shows us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid “stuff.”</B><BR /><BR /> We all know that without water we couldn’t survive, and that sometimes a cup of coffee or a glass of wine feels just as vital. But do we really understand how much we rely on liquids, or the destructive power they hold?<BR />  <BR /> Set over the course of a flight from London to San Francisco, <I>Liquid Rules </I>offers readers a fascinating tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. Throughout the trip, we encounter fluids within the plane—from a seemingly ordinary cup of tea to a liquid crystal display screen—and without, in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids as substances of wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in <I>Stuff Matters,</I> Mark Miodownik’s unique brand of scientific storytelling brings liquids and their mysterious properties to life in a captivating new way.</DIV>
Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews
by Lewis C. Lin

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

November 27, 2013

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<b>Buyer Beware: Readers have reported that Amazon's 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeit versions of the book; the counterfeit pages have missing pages or pages in reverse order. We are working with Amazon to resolve the issue. In the meantime, <strong>we strongly recommend that buyers only purchase books sold by Amazon.com only</strong>. When purchasing, look for the Amazon.com logo: bit.ly/2B9xxBf<br />--<br />Featuring the world-famous CIRCLES Method™. Endorsed by Google recruiters. Praised by Business Insider.Seeking a product management position?Get <i>Decode and Conquer, the <strong>world's first book on preparing you for the product management (PM) interview</strong>. Author and professional interview coach, <strong>Lewis C. Lin</strong> provides you with an <strong>industry insider's perspective</strong> on <strong>how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions</strong>. <em>Decode and Conquer</em></i><em> reveals:<br /></em></b><em><ul><b><li><strong>Frameworks for tackling product design and metrics questions</strong>, including the famous CIRCLES Method™, AARM Method™, and DIGS Method™</li><li><strong>Biggest mistakes PM candidates</strong> make at the interview and <strong>how to avoid them</strong></li><li><strong>Insider tips</strong> on just what interviewers are looking for and <strong>how to answer so they can't say NO to hiring you</strong></li><li><strong>Sample answers</strong> for the <strong>most important PM interview questions</strong></li></b></ul><strong>Questions and answers covered in the book include:<ul><li>Design a new iPad app for Google Spreadsheet.</li><li>Brainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followers.</li><li>You're the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service. How do you respond to Uber?</li><li>You're part of the Google Search web spam team. How would you detect duplicate websites?</li><li>The billboard industry is under monetized. How can Google create a new product or offering to address this?</li></ul>Land that Dream Product Manager Job. Recommended by Executives from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle & VMWare</strong></em>
Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods
by Michael B. Smith

Language

English

Pages

740

Publication Date

July 07, 2014

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<p>The <i>Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods</i> serves as a handy desktop reference for organic chemists to browse new reactions and transformations of interest, facilitating the search for functional group transformations in the original literature of organic chemistry. Volume 13 contains both functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions from the literature in the years 2005-8. It presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds.<br /><br />The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods series facilitates the search for quality, selected functional group transformations, organized by reacting functional group of starting material and functional group formed, with full references to each reaction<br />Presents examples of published reactions for the preparation of monofunctional compounds from the literature of 2005-8<br />Provides a handy reference and a valuable tool to the working organic chemist, allowing a quick check of known organic transformations<br />Stringent criteria for inclusion of reactions, including real synthetic utility of reactions, reagents readily available or easily prepared and handled in the laboratory</p>
The Case Against Sugar
by Gary Taubes

Language

English

Pages

361

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<b>From the best-selling author of <i>Why We Get Fat, </i>a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.</b> <br /><br />Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
Dielectrophoresis: Theory, Methodology and Biological Application...
by Ronald R. Pethig

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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<p><b>Comprehensive coverage of the  basic theoretical concepts and applications of dielectrophoresis from a world-renowned expert.</b></p> <ul> <li>Features hot application topics including: Diagnostics, Cell-based Drug Discovery, Sensors for Biomedical Applications, Characterisation and Sorting of Stem Cells, Separation of Cancer Cells from Blood and Environmental Monitoring</li> <li>Focuses on those aspects of the theory and practice of dielectrophoresis concerned with characterizing and manipulating cells and other bioparticles such as bacteria, viruses, proteins and nucleic acids.</li> <li>Features the relevant chemical and biological concepts for those working in physics and engineering</li> </ul>
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New ...
by Paul Steinhardt

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. <i>The Second Kind of Impossible </i>reads like James Gleick’s <i>Chaos </i>combined with an <i>Indiana Jones </i>adventure.</b><BR><BR>When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. <i>The Second Kind of Impossible</i> is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter—one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply <i>impossible</i>.<BR> <BR> <i>The Second Kind of Impossible </i>captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture—that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system.<BR> <BR> Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful—and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our M...
by Mark Miodownik

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

May 27, 2014

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<DIV><B><I>New York Times</I> Bestseller • <I>New York Times</I> Notable Book 2014 • Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books<BR /><BR /> “A thrilling account of the modern material world.” —<I>Wall Street Journal</I><BR /><BR /> "Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm." </B><B>—<I>Scientific American</I></B><BR /><BR />Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In <I>Stuff Matters</I>, Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, <I>Stuff Matters </I>will make you see stuff in a whole new way.<BR /><BR /><B>"<I>Stuff Matters </I>is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of materials we think boring, banal, and unworthy of attention...It's possible this science and these stories have been told elsewhere, but like the best chocolatiers, Miodownik gets the blend right." </B><B><B>—</B><I>New York Times Book Review</I></B><BR />  </DIV>
Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4t...
by David R. Klein

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 20, 2016

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<ul> <li>Helps develop the skills needed to solve a variety of problem types.</li> <li>Presents the fundamental topics clearly with an informal, friendly tone.</li> <li>Describes the how-to of problem solving, including approaching problems strategically.</li> <li>Discusses the relationship between concepts and puts topics in context.</li> <li>Covers important areas such as resonance, nomenclature, conformations, substitution reactions, synthesis and more.</li> </ul>
Empath: A Complete Guide for Developing Your Gift and Finding You...
by Judy Dyer

Language

English

Pages

104

Publication Date

November 12, 2017

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<h2><b>Have you ever felt the weight of the world on your shoulders?</b></h2><br /><h2><b>Do you live through your every day feeling waves of others’ emotions crashing into you?</b></h2><br />You may or may not have realized – but you carry the great blessing and power of being an Empath.<br /><br />Often, Empaths who are new to the understanding of their gift, find it difficult to control the sources of overwhelming feelings. The constant reception of other people’s emotions can cause a roller coaster of stress and anxiety. Due to the high sensitivity of feelings of those around them, an Empath can end up caring for the needs of everyone else but their own.<br /><br /><b>So where do you start in understanding how to embrace your gift and channel this hypersensitivity into something beautiful?</b><br /><br />In <i>Empath: A Complete Guide for Developing Your Gift and Finding Your Sense of Self</i>, you will find the loving and gentle ways Judy Dyer offers to guide a new Empath through their journey. This book will usher your spirit to embrace the many blessings of being an Empath. It will also open new doors of opportunity for you to live your life abundantly. You will learn strategies and coping skills such as:<br /><br /><ul><li>How to embrace your gift fully</li><li>Understanding the potentials of your energy and abilities</li><li>Coping with spiritual hypersensitivity</li><li>Utilizing spiritual healing tools</li><li>Healing from negative energies that lead to insomnia, exhaustion, and adrenal fatigue</li><li>Protecting yourself from draining your energy</li><li>Normalizing the day-to-days with your gift</li></ul>You will be given a set of practical solutions that you can try out immediately. In doing so, you gain the grounded knowledge of this book which will allow you to fully thrive through your journey.<br /><br />Won’t you want to start living with a much better understanding of the blessing you have at hand? Get your copy of this fantastic guide as a part of your commitment to improving <b>today!</b><br /><br /><h2>Learn the Secrets to Embrace Your Gift Today by Clicking the "<u>Buy Now</u>" Button at the Top of the Page.</h2><br />
Chemistry of Modern Papermaking
by , James W. Johnston

Language

English

Pages

431

Publication Date

September 08, 2011

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<P><STRONG>Chemistry of Modern Papermaking</STRONG> presents a chemist's perspective on the papermaking process. With roughly 3% of the mass of a paper product invested in water-soluble chemicals, paper makers can adjust the speed and efficiency of the process, minimize and reuse surplus materials, and differentiate a paper product as required by specific customers. With research and development scattered across academic journals or the proprietary information of a variety of companies, the modern paper maker requires a one-stop resource for the general picture of the paper chemicals organic chemistry.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>The remarkable effectiveness of chemicals at very low concentrations is a fascinating topic in paper chemistry. <STRONG>Chemistry of Modern Papermaking</STRONG> is an extensive collection of data combining the organic chemistry of paper with its potential applications. Within each chapter, paper chemicals are organized based on their chemical structure. After an introduction and brief history, the book explores the papermaking process, retention aids, temporary wet strength resins, wet strength resins, dry strength resins, internal sizing agents, creping adhesives and softeners, and chemicals for paper surface treatment. Uniquely, patents and scientific articles are included in almost equal number among the 3400 references. </P><br /><P><STRONG>Chemistry of Modern Papermaking</STRONG> focuses on the chemistry behind each application, on what has been done, and on what can be done. Never before has a book analytically arranged and lucidly explained such an expansive collection of details from both the patent and scientific literature. This synthesis is achieved not only through diligent work, but also through years of industrial experience. </P>

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