This book is idented for three groups: students and professors of structural and ocean engineering, engineers and scientists in academic institutions, goverment laboratories, and inductries involved in research on offshore installations , espetically fluid structure soil interaction, and practicing professional engineers who considers conceptual design and need to employ dynamic analysis to evaluate facilities contructed offshore
Historically, a course on data structures has been a mainstay of most computer
science departments. Over the last 18 years, however, the focus of this course
has broadened considerably. The topic of data structures has now been subsumed
under the broader topic of abstract data types (ADTs)—the study of classes of
objects whose logical behavior is defined by a set of values and a set of operations.
The island of Venice has been sinking perceptibly for centuries, but recent news is that
global warming is likely to accelerate the cataclysm that will take the city below a viable
water level in the lagoon. A possible parallel may be drawn with the unwritten British
constitution that some reformers have long been threatening to abandon, but which
continues to be the basis of a rather unusual system of government, one that is often
visited and sometimes admired by constitutional tourists from other countries.
In this account of 60 years of Bible translation, Eugene Nida sets out his journey with a personal touch. On the way, he reveals the importance of a solid knowledge of Greek and Hebrew as well as of the historical settings in which the Bible was created, in order to render effective translations. Through his story we get to know Nida's views on translations through the ages, in different cultures and narrative traditions, right through to the 21st Century. This book is in the first place a study in anthropological linguistics that tells the rich history of Bible translation, the...
The size and principal
characteristics of a new ship are determined primarily
by its mission or intended service. In addition to
basic functional considerations, there are requirements
such as stability, low resistance, high propulsive efficiency,
and navigational limitations on draft or beam, all
of which influence the choice of dimensions and form.
Within these and other basic constraints, the ship’s structure
must be designed to sustain all of the loads expected
to arise in its seagoing environment.
Effective tourism managers who are able and willing to apply appropriate
management techniques are increasingly needed. They should
possess an understanding of the specialised management functions
such as financial management, human resource management, as well
as an appreciation of the structure, economics, and historical development
of the tourism industry.
This timely and hugely practical work provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. It also discusses computer-based projections and slide shows as well as overhead projections.
The conservation of artefacts and buildings has
a long history, but the positive emergence of
conservation as a profession can be said to
date from the foundation of the International
Institute for the Conservation of Museum
Objects (IIC) in 1950 (the last two words of
the title being later changed to Historic and
Artistic Works) and the appearance soon after
in 1952 of its journal Studies in Conservation.
The study of the formation and early evolution of stars has been an ever
growing part of astrophysical research. Traditionally, often in the shadow of
its big brothers (i.e., the study of stellar structure, stellar atmospheres and
the structure of galaxies), it has become evident that early stellar evolution
research contributes essentially to these classical fields. There are a few new
items on the list of traditional astrophysical studies, some of which are more
related to features known from the extreme late stages of stellar evolution.
Every aspect of a network-storage, file transfers, backup-depends on the filesystem for structure, functionality, and integrity. Surprisingly, UNIX-the operating system of choice for mission-critical networks-has historically had little documentation on its filesystem structures. Written by Steve Pate, a sen-ior member of the VERITAS Filesystems Group, this book sheds light on the inner workings of UNIX filesystems and gives you the know-how to fine-tune your UNIX filesystems for optimal performance.
It is difficult to overemphasize the importance of magnetic resonance techniques in
chemistry. Experimental spectra can usually be successfully interpreted empirically,
but more difficult cases require a prediction based on the electronic structure. In the
last 25 years the calculation of magnetic resonance parameters from first principles
has become a powerful research tool that can significantly enhance the utility of
magnetic resonance techniques when empirical interpretations are insufficient.
The success of Selznick, in particular, as an independent producer
working closely with the studios, pointed the way towards what was
to be the future structure of Hollywood production, which became
increasingly organized on a contracted-out basis from the 1950s
onwards. The studio production-line system gave way to the package
system, in which individual ﬁlm projects were put together on a one-
Since the subject of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was awarded its first
Nobel Prize in 1952 due to its successful detection by Bloch and Purcell in
1945, the technology and its applications have developed tremendously. The
first two decades were focused on technical developments of instrumentation
and methodologies to apply to the structure determination of compounds.
During the late 1970s, several research groups developed modifications of
NMR probes to convert them to an online mode for the analysis of sample
In the course of researching and writing this book, I have been blessed
with abundant help. Arthur McEvoy has been a personal and scholarly
model for more than a decade, and it is to him that I owe the greatest
thanks for anything that is creative in this project. Whenever recommending
one of his favorite books or his foolproof model for writing, he
often promised me, “This will change your life.” My studies with him
There is no doubt that we are now witnesses to an historic process marked by the spe-
cific needs arising from scientific developments and economic change. In this context,
beginning in the second half of the 20th century, we situate the linguistic concept “Lan-
guage for Specific Purposes” (LSP), a term currently used to refer to specialised com-
This book covers comprehensive text and reference work on atmospheric models for
methods of numerical modeling and important related areas of data assimilation and
predictability. It incorporates various aspects of environmental computer modeling
including an historical overview of the subject, approximations to land surface and
atmospheric physics and dynamics, radiative transfer and applications in satellite
remote sensing, and data assimilation.
Several books have been published in more than one edition, and it would have been interesting
to examine developments in the way their authors approached international accounting as the
. This type of historical perspective would reveal which issues were emerging, and
which declining. However, for the purposes of this study, we decided to examine the current state
of affairs, and only the most recent editions of the selected works were used.
Evolutionary biology and ecology share the goals
of describing variation in natural systems and
discovering its functional basis. Within this common
framework, evolutionary biologists emphasize
historical and lineage-dependent processes and
hence often incorporate phylogenetic reconstructions
and genetic models in their analyses. Ecologists,
while cognizant of historical processes, tend
to explain variation in terms of the contemporary
effects of biotic and abiotic environmental factors.
Historical development of the banking system, financial innovation and the growth of the shadow banking system, structure of the U.S. commercial banking industry, bank consolidation and separation of the banking, international banking,... is the main content of the lecture "Banking Industry: Structure and Competition". Invite you to consult the detailed content lectures to capture details.
About Lafferty: Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (November 7, 1914 - March 18, 2002) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer known for his original use of language, metaphor, and narrative structure, as well as for his etymological wit. He also wrote a set of four autobiographical novels, In a Green Tree; a history book, The Fall of Rome; and a number of novels that could be more or less loosely called historical fiction. Lafferty was born on 7 November 1914 in Neola, Iowa to Hugh David Lafferty (a broker dealing in oil leases and royalties) and Julia Mary Burke, a...