Author: Lawrence P. Bevy
Publisher: Nova Publishers
The chemical or biological process whereby the presence of an external compound, a catalyst, serves as an agent to cause a chemical reaction to occur or to improve reaction performance without altering the external compound. Catalysis is a very important process from an industrial point of view since the production of most industrially important chemicals involve catalysis. Research into catalysis is a major field in applied science, and involves many fields of chemistry and physics. The new book brings together leading research in this vibrant field.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
The Cutting Edge
Author: Richard Delgado,Jean Stefancic
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Social Science
In this wide-ranging second edition, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic bring together the finest, most illustrative, and highly accessible articles in the fast-growing legal genre of Critical Race Theory. In challenging orthodoxy, questioning the premises of liberalism, and debating sacred wisdoms, Critical Race Theory scholars writing over the past few years have indelibly changed the way America looks at race. This edition contains treatment of all the topics covered in the first edition, along with provocative and probing questions for discussion and detailed suggestions for additional reading, all of which set this fine volume apart from the field. In addition, this edition contains five new substantive units -- crime, critical race practice, intergroup tensions and alliances, gay/lesbian issues, and transcending the black-white binary paradigm of race. In each of these areas, groundbreaking scholarship by the movement's founding figures as well as the brightest new stars provides immediate entre to current trends and developments in critical civil rights thought.
Power Plays 06
Author: Tom Clancy,Martin H. Greenberg,Jerome Preisler
WIRED. Africa becomes the battle ground in 21st-century war. As fiberoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it. One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fiberoptic ring is his most ambitious—and expensive—endeavor to date. His nemesis, Harlan Devane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information. To ensure his success, Devane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts—and kidnaps his daughter. Now, Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against Devane…once and for all.
Tracking Caribbean Popular Music
Author: Curwen Best
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
Looks at the staus of such traditional Caribbean music styles as gospel and calypso, explores the arrival of new musical styles in the Eastern Caribbean, and discusses electronic music and Caribbean music videos.
Author: Richard J. Semiatin
Publisher: CQ Press
Category: Political Science
Helping students make sense of how and why campaigns are changing, this thoroughly updated second edition focuses on evaluating current trends and assesses how campaigns are making cutting-edge changes—on the presidential, congressional and, gubernatorial levels.
Find Out What's Happening Out on the Edge...
Author: Mark Dziuba
Publisher: Alfred Music
Find out what is happening out on the edge of blues guitar that will challenge and excite your imagination. Learn licks in the most unusual styles on the scene. You'll find background information on unique recording artists as well as lots of rarely seen photos. All licks are shown in standard music notation and TAB. Great scales for blues improvisation are included.
Technology, Information Capitalism and Social Revolution
Author: Jim Davis,Thomas A. Hirschl,Michael Stack
Category: Business & Economics
A robot can build a car. But a robot cannot buy a car ... The explosion in the development of computer- and robot-based manufacturing is seeing the rapid expansion of laborless production systems. Such systems create enormous instability, both for the overall world economy where money previously paid in wages is now invested in labor-saving technology and therefore cannot be spent on goods, and for workers whose jobs are being de-skilled or are simply disappearing. Bringing together contributions from workers employed in the new electronics and information industries with theorists in economics, politics and science, Cutting Edge provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the complex relations between technology and work. Individual essays look at topics including the cyclical nature of a technologically driven economy, the privatization of knowledge which new information industries demand, the convergence of different economic sectors under the impact of digitalization, and the strategies which trade unionists and governments might deploy to protect jobs and living standards. Technology has the potential to end material scarcity and lay the foundations for higher forms of human fulfillment. But under existing power structures, it is more likely to exacerbate the poverty and misery under which most people live. Cutting Edge weighs that balance and, in helping us to understand how technology interacts with the production of goods and services, tips it in the direction of a more equal and creative world.
Author: Sal Rachele
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you tired of the same old stuff (S.O.S.)? Do you long for something fresh and exciting? Then perhaps this book is for you. It takes a no-nonsense look at what is really happening. It addresses the issues you and I are facing right now.
Mining in the 21st Century
Author: James B. Goode
Category: Technology & Engineering
On the Cutting Edge of Bioethics
Author: Jonathan D. Moreno
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In this timely book, Jonathan D. Moreno takes up some of the most important questions in clinical ethics today. Moreno's view is that moral values emerge out of human experience, a view that creates a compelling conceptual framework for bioethics. To begin, Moreno recalls his experience as a hospital ethicist and how that shaped his understanding of what bioethics is about, both as theory and practice. His focus then turns to a difficult moral paradox: the need to advance medical knowledge by using human beings in research. His account of the way American medicine has reached a strong protectionist approach to managing this paradox leads to discussions of vulnerable groups whose circumstances demand that we reflect on the way this issue should be approached in the future. Moreno then takes up the historical and ethical role of the national security dimensions of human experimentation. His account casts a drastically different light on the origins of modern bioethics, especially on the central document of modern human experimentation, the Nuremberg Code. In the last section, Moreno pushes the bioethics envelope in a naturalistic examination of emerging values concerning the neurosciences and bioterrorism. Is There an Ethicist in the House? tackles difficult issues with clarity and insight. The book will be welcomed not only by medical professionals but also by lay readers who seek to understand the philosophical foundations of contemporary medical ethics.
The Great Chefs' Dining Revolution
Author: Bob Macdonald
Publisher: Scarletta Press
A respectful yet unvarnished tribute to the greatest chefs in Europe and the United States who over the last two decades have led a revolution unlike any in the history of dining. Knives on the Cutting Edge is a culinary pilgrimage that examines the several current and important megatrends such as the rise of celebrity chefs, the healthy eating movement, and the growing emergence of bolder flavors in gourmet foods. Through visits to many of the world's greatest restaurants, Bob Macdonald provides anecdotes, personal insights, and memories that demystify the dining experience and make ordering wine at a restaurant an enjoyable hobby rather than a formidable ordeal.
Author: Linda Howington,Yukako Midori
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Just after she makes love to Brett, the first man she's ever fallen in love with, Tessa plummets from the heights of joy. “We have a warrant for your arrest,” the detectives tell her. Tessa can’t believe her ears. She may work in the accounting department, but how could they suspect her of embezzlement? At least Brett, the man her boss trusts most, will search for the evidence to prove her innocence, right? Wrong. Tessa is bowled over by the harsh truth. The one prosecuting her for embezzlement is Brett himself, and he only got close to her as part of his investigation!
Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-Garde
Author: Joan Hawkins
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Experimental films
A Half Century of Fighter Aircraft R&D
Author: Mark A. Lorell,Hugh P. Levaux,United States. Air Force,Project Air Force (U.S.)
Publisher: Rand Corporation
The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R&D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers.
Author: Mark Dziuba
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Find out what is happening out on the edge of the rock guitar scene. Licks and lessons of the most cutting edge styles are shown in standard music notation and TAB including. Styles include ska-influenced rock, surf rock, rap-influenced rock, hiphop-influenced rock, acoustic-influenced rock, new psychedelic rock and avant-garde rock. Check out rare photographs and background information on unique recording artists. The CD includes all the licks found in the book.
200 years of crystal
Author: Penny Sparke
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Ned Sherrin's Anthology of Wit
Author: Ned Sherrin
Category: American wit and humor
Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza,Jane Schaberg,Alice Bach,Esther Fuchs
Publisher: A&C Black
These essays in honor of Professor Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza come from international feminist scholars indebted to her ground-breaking achievements in the areas of biblical studies, feminist thought and social justice. The contributors represent a wide variety of backgrounds, commitments, methodologies, talents and interests. They are united here by their appreciation for Schussler Fiorenza as a scholar, teacher, mentor, colleague and friend. The spectrum is full of vitality, with important convergences and intersections. It exemplifies what Schussler Fiorenza has called 'critical collaboration': women thinking together and creating together. This Festschrift is unique in that it celebrates the work of women in the field. On the Cutting Edge is indexed in H.W. Wilson's Essay and General Literature Index.