The purpose of this handbook is to provide in one location detailed, up-to-date information on various
facets of mass measurement that will be useful to those involved in mass metrology at the highest level
(at national standards laboratories, for example), in science and engineering, in industry and commerce,
in legal metrology, and in more routine mass measurements or weighings. We have pursued clarity and
hope that we have in some measure succeeded.
See what's new in the Second Edition: · Number of species included is increased from 6300 to over 8700, about 85% of the world's birds · Better data for many of the species included in the first edition - an exhaustive compilation of new data published from 1992 through 2007 · More comprehensive coverage of Latin America, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and more coverage of research published in non-English language journals In 1992 the CRC Handbook of Avian Body Massesbroke new ground by providing a compilation of body masses for 6300 species, about two-thirds of the world's species.
he Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce which deals with issues involving national security and high technology. A principal goal for the bureau is helping stop proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, while furthering the growth of United States exports. The Bureau is led by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security.
The mission of the BIS is to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests.
Coronal Mass Ejections are a spectacular an violent phenomenon of the solar atmosphere
with repercussions throughout the entire heliosphere. They are a spectacular
sight when seen to erupt from the Sun with the aid of a coronagraph such as LASCO
on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory SoHO. They are a violent phenomenon
when arriving at Earth, pounding on our magnetosphere, and sometimes disrupting
all kinds of achievements of the industrial and information age.
The Second Industrial Revolution transformed the Western industrialized societies. Cities grew, mass forms of culture and politics emerged, and the revolutionary ideas of Marx, Darwin, Freud, and others left an enduring mark. Chapter overviews: The growth of Industrial Prosperity, The Emergence of Mass Society, the national state and democracy, toward the modern consciousness.
Chapter 4 - Newspapers. In this chapter we will discuss: History, newspapers in the digital age, defining features of newspapers, organization of the newspaper industry, newspaper ownership, producing the print and online newspaper, economics, feedback.
Chapter 5 - Magazines. The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: History, magazines in the digital age, defining features of magazines, organization of the magazine industry, magazine ownership, producing the magazine, economics, feedback.
Chapter 6 - Books. In this chapter, you will learn: understand that books are the oldest form of mass communications, recognize the factors that led to the commercialization of book publishing, explain how the digital revolution may change the underlying structure of the book industry, identify the main parts of the book industry, understand the -economics that support the book industry.