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Aquatic Facility Management

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Aquatic Facility Management
 
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Paul Fawcett

Aquatic Facility Management provides current and future aquatics professionals with a complete guide to running aquatics programs safely and effectively. This practical reference covers everything an aquatics director needs, including detailed information

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Sacred History and National Identity

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Sacred History and National Identity
 
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Jason Nice

The late sixteenth century saw a redrawing of the borders of north-west Europe. Wales and Brittany entered into unions with neighboring countries England and France. This book uses Brittany and Wales responses to unification to describe a comparative history of national identity during the early modern period.

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Coal Gasification and Its Applications

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Coal Gasification and Its Applications
 
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David A. Bell

Skyrocketing energy costs have spurred renewed interest in coal gasification. Currently available information on this subject needs to be updated, however, and focused on specific coals and end products. For example, carbon capture and sequestration, previously given little attention, now has a prominent role in coal conversion processes. This book approaches coal gasification and related technologies from a process engineering point of view, with topics chosen to aid the process engineer who is interested in a complete, coal-to-products system. It provides a perspective for engineers and scientists who analyze and improve components of coal conversion processes. The first topic describes the nature and availability of coal. Next, the fundamentals of gasification are described, followed by a description of gasification technologies and gas cleaning processes. The conversion of syngas to electricity, fuels and chemicals is then discussed. Finally, process economics are covered. Emphasis is given to the selection of gasification technology based on the type of coal fed to the gasifier and desired end product: E.g., lower temperature gasifiers produce substantial quantities of methane, which is undesirable in an ammonia synthesis feed. This book also reviews gasification kinetics which is informed by recent papers and process design studies by the US Department of Energy and other groups, and also largely ignored by other gasification books. Approaches coal gasification and related technologies from a process engineering point of view, providing a perspective for engineers and scientists who analyze and improve components of coal conversion processes Describes the fundamentals of gasification, gasification technologies, and gas cleaning processes Emphasizes the importance of the coal types fed to the gasifier and desired end products Covers gasification kinetics, which was largely ignored by other gasification books Provides a perspective for engineers and scientists who analyze and improve components of the coal conversion processes Describes the fundamentals of gasification, gasification technologies, and gas cleaning processesCovers gasification kinetics, which was largely ignored by other gasification books

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West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food from San Diego to the Canadian Border

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West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food from San Diego to the Canadian Border
 
by
Anna Roth

As a nation, we are beginning to understand the lesson behind that old maxim, you are what you eat. As locavore becomes part of our everyday vocabulary and food critics continue to give West Coast cuisine accolades for its freshness and sustainability, West Coast Road Eats shows how why we eat - and where we eat it - matters more than ever. West Coast Road Eats is the definitive guide to the cuisine of the West Coast. Part guidebook, part travelogue and part history lesson, this book is a love letter to the seafood shacks, farm stands, taquerias, ice cream parlors, burger joints, wineries, and more that make up our unique edible ecosystem. West Coast Road Eats offers a natives list of the dozens of extraordinary restaurants that dot our freeways and scenic byways, from the Canadian border to San Diego. The book includes suggested itineraries, overviews of major cities with trips that depart from them, and sidebars covering everything from captivating food factory tours to instructions on how to pick the best produce at any farm stand. This is not another book of disjointed restaurant reviews, however. At its heart is the unfolding highway - the enduring image of the American West. The restaurant reviews celebrate the spirit of the open road and put each pit stop into geographical and culinary context for the reader. The ingredients are the cuisine, and West Coast cooking is not defined by the staid regional boundaries that confine our Eastern counterparts, but by our history of migration and conquest, our endless skyways and sprawling landscapes, and above all, by the pleasures and possibilities of the open road.

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Energetic Food Webs: An Analysis of Real and Model Ecosystems

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Energetic Food Webs: An Analysis of Real and Model Ecosystems
 
by
John C. Moore

This novel book bridges the gap between the energetic and species approaches to studying food webs, addressing many important topics in ecology. Species, matter, and energy are common features of all ecological systems. Through the lens of complex adaptive systems thinking, the authors explore how the inextricable relationship between species, matter, and energy can explain how systems are structured and how they persist in real and model systems. Food webs are viewed as open and dynamic systems. The central theme of the book is that the basis of ecosystem persistence and stability rests on the interplay between the rates of input of energy into the system from living and dead sources, and the patterns in utilization of energy that result from the trophic interactions among species within the system. To develop this theme, the authors integrate the latest work on community dynamics, ecosystem energetics, and stability. In so doing, they present a unified ecology that dispels the categorization of the field into the separate subdisciplines of population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Energetic Food Webs is suitable for both graduate level students and professional researchers in the general field of ecology. It will be of particular relevance and use to those working in the specific areas of food webs, species dynamics, material and energy cycling, as well as community and ecosystem ecology.

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Finding Her Voice: A collection of Des Moines Register columns about womens struggles and triumphs in the Midwest

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Finding Her Voice: A collection of Des Moines Register columns about womens struggles and triumphs in the Midwest
 
by
Rekha Basu

The Des Moines Register is pleased to present this collection of columns by Rekha Basu. Alternately inspiring and infuriating, they offer a glimpse into real women’s lives inside America’s heartland – and show us their power to drive change. The book introduces us to ordinary women who are finding a voice, illustrating an injustice or contributing to our understanding of an issue.You will meet the 46-year-old who gave her kidney to a stranger; the Guatemalan meat packer forced to wear an ankle monitor like a homing pigeon; the high school girl expelled for insisting she was raped at school. Some battle addiction, others lack health coverage. One struggles with the feeling she was born into the wrong sex. Dozens of others offer unforgettable stories told poignantly by Basu.Pundits tell women how we vote, politicians tell us what we need and advertisements tell us what we want. Missing are the personal experiences and struggles that shape women’s campaigns for change.This book tells those stories.- The Pediment Group, Inc.

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Histologic Basis of Mouse Endocrine System Development: A Comparative Analysis

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Histologic Basis of Mouse Endocrine System Development: A Comparative Analysis
 
by
Matthew S. Kaufman

Transform Your Computer Monitor into a Virtual MicroscopeThe world s leading expert on mouse embryology, Dr. Matthew Kaufman is responsible for producing classic texts that are considered the most respected in the field. While the quality of their photowork at the time was considered state-of-the-art, the technology available when the books were produced limited the original printed pages to black-and-white photomicrographs and line diagrams, which are too small and not detailed enough to meet the requirements of today s mouse pathologists who demand high resolution, high detailed full color slides.Meeting this need and going beyond, Histologic Basis of Mouse Endocrine System Development: A Comparative Analysis not only offers upgraded slides but actually turns your computer into a virtual microscope that researchers from just a few short years ago could have only dreamt about.Working in conjunction with Dr. Nikitin and Dr. Sundberg, Dr. Kaufman has scanned the finest images from his previous collections and then using modern graphic technology has elevated the quality to levels not seen before. By installing the ImageScope software (Aperio Technologies, Inc.) and graphics from the accompanying DVD, readers will be able to turn their computers into virtual microscopes. Operating their computers like cutting-edge diagnostic tools, they can move the image from the glass microscope across the screen and enlarge areas of interest for more detailed evaluation. This tool allows them to look at specific organs or structures at various magnifications at different stages of embryogenesis, helping to identify structures in normal mouse embryos and providing a comparison for those embryos under investigation.While the emphasis of this one-of-a-kind book is on comparative embryology of the endocrine organs, the embryonic images at various developmental stages contain many other organs. It provides a series of representative figures that display the histological features of hematoxylin- and eosin-stained sections of the various endocrine organs at sequential stages of their development in the mouse.

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