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The Standard Theory of Particle Physics ~ Essays to Celebrate CERN's 60th Anniversary

The Standard Theory of Particle Physics: Essays to Celebrate CERN's 60th Anniversary

The Standard Theory of Particle Physics: Essays to Celebrate CERN’s 60th Anniversary (Advanced Series on Directions in High Energy Physics) by Luciano Maiani
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9814733504 | 483 pages | PDF | 24.80 MB
The book gives a quite complete and up-to-date picture of the Standard Theory with an historical perspective, with a collection of articles written by some of the protagonists of present particle physics. The theoretical developments are described together with the most up-to-date experimental tests, including the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the measurement of its mass as well as the most precise measurements of the top mass, giving the reader a complete description of our present understanding of particle physics.
Readership: Graduate students and researchers in particle physics.

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The Society of One – Matthew Lloyd and Steve Dean

The Society of One – Matthew Lloyd & Steve Dean

The Society of One – Matthew Lloyd & Steve Dean
English | 2017 | 295 Pages | ISBN: 1549670360 | EPUB | 326.29 KB
With the inception of ANI and the Educational A.I. program, the world is slowly becoming a better place for everyone. The Sleeping Death plague has been halted and life-changing leaps in technological development occur on an almost daily basis. Education is open and free to anyone who wants to learn. Such things as transportation, energy, housing and food are rapidly becoming freely available and affordable by even the poorest of people. Since previous events, Jonas has now moved to the US to recover from his ordeal under the care of Aaron Parker. The sisters Melissa Young and Sophia Riva are traveling together in order to bond and recover from their own experiences. ANI and the EDAI program continue on as before, spreading knowledge, good will and a spirit of cooperation to every nation on Earth. The Sleeping Death plague that killed millions has abated, and humanity is able to look to the future with hope. For the first time in recorded history, peace has fallen across the globe. The Earth isn’t yet a utopia, but it’s getting there, one step at a time. But some, a rare few, know the truth. While the improvement of the human condition is very real, the reason behind it has nothing to do with altruism or community. Shadowy organizations beneath and beyond human knowledge are fighting for the Earth and all life upon it. Forces of colossal power are manipulating the situation for their own purposes, making plans humans have no choice but to follow. Can ANI and the small group of humans do anything to resist such might Can the humans even trust ANI, who seems to working to her own plan Even if humanity survives the rising conflict, will they still be fully human
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The Social Origins of Language (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Series)

The Social Origins of Language (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Series)

The Social Origins of Language (Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Series) by Robert M. Seyfarth, Dorothy L Cheney
English | December 5th, 2017 (2018 Edition) | ASIN: B072MPJPWM, ISBN: 0691177236 | 137 pages | EPUB | 2.54 MB
How human language evolved from the need for social communication
The origins of human language remain hotly debated. Despite growing appreciation of cognitive and neural continuity between humans and other animals, an evolutionary account of human language–in its modern form–remains as elusive as ever. The Social Origins of Language provides a novel perspective on this question and charts a new path toward its resolution.
In the lead essay, Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney draw on their decades-long pioneering research on monkeys and baboons in the wild to show how primates use vocalizations to modulate social dynamics. They argue that key elements of human language emerged from the need to decipher and encode complex social interactions. In other words, social communication is the biological foundation upon which evolution built more complex language.
Seyfarth and Cheney’s argument serves as a jumping-off point for responses by John McWhorter, Ljiljana Progovac, Jennifer E. Arnold, Benjamin Wilson, Christopher I. Petkov and Peter Godfrey-Smith, each of whom draw on their respective expertise in linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Michael Platt provides an introduction, Seyfarth and Cheney a concluding essay. Ultimately, The Social Origins of Language offers thought-provoking viewpoints on how human language evolved.

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The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (Vintage International)

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (Vintage International)

The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal (Vintage International) by Gore Vidal
English | June 17th, 2008 | ASIN: B001AO0IS4, ISBN: 0385524846, 0307388689 | 482 pages | EPUB | 0.69 MB
Gore Vidalnovelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialistis America’s premier man of letters. No other living writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job of writing an essay.
This long-needed volume comprises some twenty-four of his best-loved pieces of criticism, political commentary, memoir, portraiture, and, occasionally, unfettered score settling. It will stand as one of the most enjoyable and durable works from the hand and mind of this vastly accomplished and entertaining immortal of American literature.

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The Role of Deposit Guarantee Schemes as a Financial Safety Net in the European Union

The Role of Deposit Guarantee Schemes as a Financial Safety Net in the European Union

The Role of Deposit Guarantee Schemes as a Financial Safety Net in the European Union by Jakub Kerlin
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319541625 | 351 Pages | PDF | 19.2 MB
This book examines the changing role of Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGSs) as a financial safety net of the European Union, with specific emphasis on post-crisis reforms. The author identifies the institutional weaknesses of DGSs and analyses their functioning in post-crisis conditions. Readers discover the extent to which the participation of DGSs in bank resolution increases effectiveness, and whether such enhancement of the financial safety net allows for the liquidation of large financial institutions. Finally, the book identifies, categorises, and analyses possible forms of involvement of DGSs in the EU resolution, as well as the proposal of methods for the quantitative measurement of the preparedness of DGSs to participate in this process.

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The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian History of Aviation)

The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian History of Aviation)

The Published Writings of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Smithsonian History of Aviation) by Rick Young, Peter L. Jakab
English | June 21st, 2016 | ASIN: B01E2H0BPU, ISBN: 1560989386, 1588341429 | 368 pages | EPUB | 9.22 MB
For the first time, nearly seventy of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s published writings are brought together in a single, annotated reference. Spanning the decades from the brothers’ turn-of-the-century experiments with gliders until Orville’s death in 1948, the articles describe the design of their aircraft, early test flights, and camp life at Kitty Hawk. Because Wilbur’s sudden death in 1912 ended any hope that the Wrights would produce a book of their own, the articles collected in this volume are their only published words.

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The Principal Agent Model and the European Union (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)

The Principal Agent Model and the European Union (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics)

The Principal Agent Model and the European Union (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) by Tom Delreux
English | 2 Nov. 2017 | ISBN: 3319551361 | 324 Pages | PDF (True) | 2.72 MB
This book assesses the use and limitations of the principal-agent model in a context of increasingly complex political systems such as the European Union. Whilst a number of conceptual, theoretical and methodological challenges need to be addressed, the authors show that the principal-agent model can still provide deeper insights into a wide range of political phenomena. Through an empirical analysis of multiple principal-agent relations in the EU, covering a variety of policy fields and political actors, the volume refines our theoretical understanding of the politics of delegation and discretion in the EU. It will appeal to scholars in interested in EU politics and policy, public administration and governance, and international organisations.

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The Plutocene ~ Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth (Modern Approaches in Solid Eart…

The Plutocene: Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth (Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences)

The Plutocene: Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth (Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences) by Andrew Yoram Glikson
English | 21 July 2017 | ISBN: 3319572369 | 154 Pages | PDF | 11.26 MB
This book presents projections and blueprints of the future geologic period, climate and biosphere, based on our current understanding of the Earth’s history and recent developments in the atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system.
By the second decade of the 21st century it has become clear that, rather than channel its efforts into protecting its planetary biosphere and living species, Homo sapiens continues to sink its remaining resources into weapons, including nuclear missiles thus increasing the risk of intentional or accidental spread of radioactive nuclides on land, oceans and atmosphere.
With time, possibility becomes probability, and probability becomes certainty heralding a transition from the Anthropocene to a new geological period, named here as Plutocene after the element Plutonium. During the Plutocene the biosphere is dominated by elevated temperatures, analogous to the Pliocene (2.6 5.3 Ma ago) or the Miocene (5.3 – 23 Ma ago) when mean global temperatures were 2 to 4 degrees Celsius warmer and sea levels 20 to 40 meters higher than pre-industrial levels. High levels of radioactivity will persist for at least 20,000 years and acid oceans will severely limit biological activity to the hardiest species. Atmospheric CO2 higher than 500 ppm with residence time on the order of thousands of years will delay the subsequent glacial cycle.
These factors restrict comparisons of the Plutocene with biosphere conditions during the Miocene and Pliocene periods, partly because the flora and fauna evolved more gradually during these periods, unlike the abrupt climate shift of state during the second half of the 20th century and first part of the 21st century. Following a long lull in biological activity dominated by radiation-resistant organisms, especially Arthropods, a resumption of glacial cycles and decline in radioactivity will lead to the re-emergence of descendants of burrowing mammals and other genera. Depending on the intensity of radioactive pollution, hunter-gatherer humans may survive in northern latitudes, relatively cold high-altitude mountain valleys and elevated volcanic islands. In some areas subsistence farming may be possible. A new cycle will commence.

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The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies
by Katherine Runswick-Cole and Tillie Curran
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1137544457 | 661 Pages | PDF | 9.3 MB
Disabled children’s lives have often been discussed through medical concepts of disability rather than concepts of childhood. Western understandings of childhood have defined disabled children against child development norms’ and have provided the rationale for segregated or special’ welfare and education provision. In contrast, disabled children’s childhood studies begins with the view that studies of children’s impairment are not studies of their childhoods. Disabled children’s childhood studies demands ethical research practices that position disabled children and young people at the centre of the inquiry outside of the shadow of perceived norms’.
The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, as well as practitioners in health, education, social work and youth work.

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