McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology

2004

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Author: McGraw-Hill,McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780071427845

Category: Reference

Page: 434

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Surveys recent developments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics

McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 2010

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Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071782982

Category: Reference

Page: 496

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Includes coverage of forefront fields such as cell and molecular biology, environmental science, genetics, information technology, nanotechnology, chemistry, and theoretical physics An extensive subject index makes finding information fast and easy Features numerous cross-references to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and bibliographies of key literature after each article 250+ images, diagrams, and tables enhance the text

Mcgraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2005

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Author: McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780071445047

Category: Reference

Page: 426

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McGraw-Hill's world-renowned annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles. * Approximately 150 articles from 200 leaders in their respective fields cover technical disciplines from Agriculture to Zoology * 225 images and two-color illustrations enhance the text * Features numerous cross-references to the "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th Edition," and references of key literature after each article * An extensive subject index makes finding information a snap * Up-to-date coverage of forefront topics such as bioterrorism, earth simulator, electric power systems, extreme programming, HIV vaccines, human impact on vertebrate extinction, polymers for micro-electronics, solar storms, and Voice-over IP.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell

Understanding the Feel of Consciousness

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Author: J. Kevin O'Regan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199775222

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

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The book starts by analyzing the problem of how we can see so well despite what, to an engineer, might seem like horrendous defects of our eyes. An explanation is provided by a new way of thinking about seeing, the "sensorimotor" approach. In the second part of the book the sensorimotor approach is extended to all sensory experience. It is used to elucidate an outstanding mystery of consciousness, namely why, unlike today's robots, humans actually can feel things. The approach makes predictions and opens research avenues, among them the phenomena of change blindness, sensory substitution, and "looked but failed to see", as well as results on color naming and color perception and the localisation of touch on the body.

Environmental Valuation in South Asia

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Author: A. K. Enamul Haque,M. N. Murty,Priya Shyamsundar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504789

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This book is about understanding the value of environmental services in South Asia. It provides an overview of different environmental problems in South Asia and examines how economic valuation techniques can be used to assess these problems. It brings together multiple case studies on valuation undertaken by economists and environmental scientists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka under the aegis of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). The book addresses the challenges of valuing environmental changes that are unique to developing countries. Each chapter starts with a description of an environmental problem and the valuation strategy used, followed by a discussion of estimation methods and results. It is designed to serve as a reference book for students, teachers, researchers, non-government organizations and practitioners of environmental valuation. Those interested in development and environmental economics, and natural resource management policies, will also find it useful.

E-Government Website Development: Future Trends and Strategic Models

Future Trends and Strategic Models

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Author: Downey, Ed

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161692019X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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"This book provides fundamental clues about the direction forward in electronic government needed to achieve even greater value from websites and assist the continuing transformation of governmental interaction with citizens"--Provided by publisher.

Manual of Ornithology

Avian Structure & Function

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Author: Noble S. Proctor,Patrick J. Lynch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300076196

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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This book--a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds--is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written. A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated before. The text is as informative as the drawings; written at a level appropriate to undergraduate students and to bird lovers in general, it discusses why birds look and act the way they do. Designed to supplement a basic ornithology textbook, the Manual of Ornithology covers systematics and evolution, topography, feathers and flight, the skeleton and musculature, and the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, reproductive, sensory, and nervous systems of birds, as well as field techniques for watching and studying birds. Each chapter concludes with a list of key references for the topic covered, with a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the volume. The book will be a guide and reference for every level of bird study--a basic tool for investigation for anyone curious about the fascinating world of birds.