By Tadhg P. Begley
The Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology is an authoritative new paintings whose target is to light up the the most important position of chemistry and chemical innovations within the existence sciences. The encyclopedia will undertake an inclusive editorial procedure, encompassing basic and blue-sky technological know-how in addition to these components of analysis that experience extra speedy clinical or advertisement functions. The scope and constitution of the paintings will replicate the multidimensional personality of chemical biology, focusing particularly at the basic technology of organic constructions and platforms, using chemical and organic concepts to clarify that technological know-how, and the purposes of this information in parts as different as drug discovery, sensor know-how, and catalysis.
Major issues parts lined within the encyclopedia:* Chemical perspectives of Biology* Biomolecules in the mobile* Chemistry of organic approaches and platforms* Chemical Biology of mobile cubicles* artificial Molecules as instruments for Chemical Biology* applied sciences and strategies in Chemical Biology* purposes of Chemical Biology
By Andreas Mortensen
SynopsisThis Concise Encyclopedia attracts its fabric from the award-winning Encyclopedia of fabrics: technology and know-how, and comprises updates and revisions now not on hand within the unique set. This personalized selection of articles offers a convenient reference for fabrics scientists and engineers with an curiosity in composite fabrics made up of polymers, metals, ceramics, carbon, biocomposites, nanocomposites, wooden, cement, fibers, and so forth.
By Philip Soergel
Profiling milestones and activities within the arts, literature, song and faith from a particular interval, every one quantity during this set is helping scholars and researchers comprehend some of the disciplines of the arts with regards to one another, in addition to to historical past and tradition. an summary of the interval and a chronology of significant international occasions commence every one quantity. 9 chapters stick to protecting the foremost branches of the arts: structure and layout, dance, type, literature, tune, philosophy, faith, theater and visible arts. Chapters commence with a chronology of significant occasions in the self-discipline through articles protecting the activities, faculties of concept and masterworks that represent the self-discipline through the period and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters and different well-liked figures within the box. Chapters additionally contain major fundamental files from the interval, together with quotations, excerpts from artists approximately their paintings and/or commentaries/criticism released in the course of the interval, and an inventory of common references for extra info.
By Paul Poplawski
Maybe the 1st glossy novelist, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has left an indelible mark at the global of letters. She is healthier often called the writer of penetrating reviews of household existence and manners in Georgian England, and her works stay learn and preferred at the present time. Her writings have additionally generated a tremendous quantity of scholarship, and critics proceed to supply insightful interpretations of her writings. This reference booklet is a correct, accomplished, and precise consultant to her lifestyles and works. The chronologies that commence the amount define the relevant occasions in her existence and position her works inside of higher historic and literary contexts. the masses of alphabetically prepared entries that persist with determine characters, talk about works and subject matters, and synthesize the significant physique of feedback dedicated to her writings. the amount concludes with vast bibliographies of works through and approximately Austen.
By John Stewart
This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" publication, 4 years within the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the 1st edition's entries to 30,000, protecting geographical good points, old occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, journey operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, flowers, goods of common curiosity and lots more and plenty extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60Â°S. details for geographical beneficial properties is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to ÂEnglish-Âlanguage assets. broad cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical features' names, for instance, might range generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional advanced by way of having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are integrated and cross-referenced.
First variation Award: A Library magazine most sensible Reference
By W L Pearn;Samuel Kotz;Wen-Lea Pearn
This precise quantity offers an updated and special description of some of the method strength indices extensively (and occasionally misleadingly) utilized in the functions at construction websites. The authors, who're across the world well-known specialists during this region with a variety of contributions to the sphere, supply a lucid exposition, which covers all of the major features, advancements and advances. the idea that of method power Index (PCI) is only two decades outdated, however the multitude of obtainable types can crush even the main professional practitioner. The geared up and self-contained presentation of the fabric ranging from 1980's primitive indices (Cp and Cpk) as much as the newly proposed indices for the instances of a number of established features ends up in an authoritative and quintessential reference. a formal stability among theoretical research and "rule-of-thumb" useful tactics is maintained in an effort to do away with the tensions between numerous methodologies of assessing the potential of commercial procedures.
By (auth.), David Padua (eds.)
Containing over three hundred entries in an A-Z layout, the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing offers effortless, intuitive entry to suitable details for pros and researchers looking entry to any element in the huge box of parallel computing. subject matters for this accomplished reference have been chosen, written, and peer-reviewed through a global pool of wonderful researchers within the box. The Encyclopedia is huge in scope, protecting laptop association, programming languages, algorithms, and purposes. inside of each one zone, thoughts, designs, and particular implementations are awarded. The highly-structured essays during this paintings contain synonyms, a definition and dialogue of the subject, bibliographies, and hyperlinks to similar literature. large cross-references to different entries in the Encyclopedia help effective, straight forward searchers for instant entry to worthy information.
Key thoughts provided within the Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing contain; legislation and metrics; particular numerical and non-numerical algorithms; asynchronous algorithms; libraries of subroutines; benchmark suites; purposes; sequential consistency and cache coherency; laptop periods akin to clusters, shared-memory multiprocessors, special-purpose machines and dataflow machines; particular machines reminiscent of Cray supercomputers, IBM’s telephone processor and Intel’s multicore machines; race detection and car parallelization; parallel programming languages, synchronization primitives, collective operations, message passing libraries, checkpointing, and working structures.
subject matters coated: Speedup, potency, Isoefficiency, Redundancy, Amdahls legislations, computing device structure techniques, Parallel desktop Designs, Benmarks, Parallel Programming thoughts & layout, Algorithms, Parallel applications.
This authoritative reference might be released in codecs: print and on-line. the web variation beneficial properties links to cross-references and to extra major learn.
comparable topics: supercomputing, high-performance computing, dispensed computing
By M. Keith Booker, Anne-Marie Thomas
The technological know-how Fiction Handbook deals a finished and available survey of 1 of the literary world's so much attention-grabbing genres.
• comprises separate historic surveys of key subgenres together with time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian technological know-how fiction
• each one subgenre survey comprises an in depth checklist of suitable serious readings, advised novels within the subgenre, and steered motion pictures correct to the subgenre
• positive aspects entries on a few key technology fiction authors and wide dialogue of significant technology fiction novels or sequences
• Writers and works comprise Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula ok. Le Guin; The struggle of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and lots of more
• A 'Science Fiction Glossary' completes this fundamental Handbook