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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

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ISBN10 : 0735280452

Publisher : Knopf Canada

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Science

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

The Ratline

Author : Philippe Sands

ISBN10 : 052552097X

Publisher : Knopf

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: "Hypnotic, shocking, and unputdownable." --John le Carré From the author of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning East West Street: A tale of Nazi lives, mass murder, love, cold war espionage, a mysterious death in the Vatican--and "the Ratline," the Nazi escape route to Peron's Argentina. Baron Otto von Wächter, Austrian lawyer, husband, father, high Nazi official, senior SS officer, former governor of Galicia during the war, creator and overseer of the Krakow ghetto, indicted after as a war criminal for the mass murder of more than 100,000 Poles, hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the British, by Simon Wiesenthal, on the run for three years, from 1945 to 1948 . . . Philippe Sands pieces together, in riveting detail, Wächter's extraordinary, shocking story. Given full access to the Wächter family archives--journals, diaries, tapes, and more--and with the assistance of the Wächters' son Horst, who believes his father to have been a "good man," Sands writes of Wächter's rise through the Nazi high command, his "blissful" marriage and family life as their world was brought to ruin, and his four-year flight to escape justice--to the Tirol, to Rome, and the Vatican; given a new identity, on his way to a new life via "the Ratline" to Perón's Argentina, the escape route taken by Eichmann, Mengele, and thousands of other Nazis. Wächter's escape was cut short by his mysterious, shocking death in Rome, in the midst of the burgeoning Cold War (was he being recruited in postwar Italy by the Americans and the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps or by the Soviet NKVD or by both; or was he poisoned by one side or the other, as his son believes--or by both?) . . . An extraordinary discovery, told up-close through access to a trove of family correspondence between Wächter and his wife--part historical detective story, part love story, part family memoir, part Cold War espionage thriller. "Breathtaking, gripping, shattering." --Elif Shafak

Klara and the Sun

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN10 : 0735281254

Publisher : Knopf Canada

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

Author : Mark Solms

ISBN10 : 0393542025

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 432

Category : Science

Viewed : 1915

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Book Summary: A revelatory new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the center of mental life. For Mark Solms, one of the boldest thinkers in contemporary neuroscience, discovering how consciousness comes about has been a lifetime’s quest. Scientists consider it the "hard problem" because it seems an impossible task to understand why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain. Venturing into the elementary physics of life, Solms has now arrived at an astonishing answer. In The Hidden Spring, he brings forward his discovery in accessible language and graspable analogies. Solms is a frank and fearless guide on an extraordinary voyage from the dawn of neuropsychology and psychoanalysis to the cutting edge of contemporary neuroscience, adhering to the medically provable. But he goes beyond other neuroscientists by paying close attention to the subjective experiences of hundreds of neurological patients, many of whom he treated, whose uncanny conversations expose much about the brain’s obscure reaches. Most importantly, you will be able to recognize the workings of your own mind for what they really are, including every stray thought, pulse of emotion, and shift of attention. The Hidden Spring will profoundly alter your understanding of your own subjective experience.

Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development

Author : Basanta Kumara Behera,Ram Prasad,Shyambhavee Behera

ISBN10 : 0323904181

Publisher : Academic Press

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Healthcare Strategies and Planning for Social Inclusion and Development: Volume One: Health for All - Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Management examines health care management, particularly in developing countries, along with the key aspects of universal health required to address current global health issues. This new volume begins with an overview of the concept and definition of “Health for All. The book covers how international organizations like the WHO support national health authorities in managing their core healthcare systems, support healthcare workforces, utilize technologies like health information systems, ensure health coverage and funding, and provide primary healthcare education. This volume is a useful resource to graduate students in public health and health care policy, public health professionals, health and social work researchers, and health policy makers interested in global health and primary healthcare services, particularly in developing countries. Covers health issues caused by contagious and non-communicable diseases Examines types of funding for control and prevention, along with healthcare treatments for these diseases Presents the goal and principles of primary healthcare (PHC) that includes millennium development goals (MDGS), sustainable development for good health (SDGS), and political and economic determinants of healthcare Discusses rural healthcare and a framework for rural health management technologies

The Sum of Us

Author : Heather McGhee

ISBN10 : 0525509577

Publisher : One World

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1966

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

理財周刊 第1070期 2021/02/26

Author : 理財周刊

ISBN10 :

Publisher : 理財周刊股份有限公司

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1969

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Book Summary: 補漲行情啟動 掌握市場氛圍,從景氣循環的角度,提醒投資人注意低本益比景氣復甦股落後補漲的節奏,貨櫃航運本益比超低,鋼鐵塑化供需失衡,化纖紡織、食品也醞釀起漲。而高股息殖利率的質優股,在題材股衝高後,將有更大的比價補漲空間。 更多精采內容 ◆儲能系統部隊 天降奇兵 ◆經濟回升明確 留意金牛年四大低檔潛力族群 ◆貴州茅台市值新里程碑 白酒板塊拉回整理 ◆低總價小宅當道 10大熱區吸年輕人「輕」移民 ◆台灣菸酒用在地元素翻玩百年品牌

Research in Computer Science and Its Applications

Author : Youssou Faye,Assane Gueye,Bamba Gueye,Dame Diongue,El Hadji Mamadou Nguer,Mandicou Ba

ISBN10 : 303090556X

Publisher : Springer Nature

Number of Pages : 131

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1976

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Book Summary: This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Research in Computer science and its Applications, CNRIA 2021, held in June 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The 11 full papers presented were selected from 24 submissions and issue different problems in underserved and unserved areas. The papers are arranged in 3 tracks: data science and artificial intelligence; telecom and artificial intelligence; IoT and ICT applications.

理財周刊 第1068+1069期 2021/02/08

Author : 理財周刊

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Publisher : 理財周刊股份有限公司

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: 牛市新勢力 2020年有錢買不到的戰略物資首推晶片與疫苗,跨入2021年仍然供不應求,半導體聚落發達的台灣,與生產疫苗的先進國家,同列全球最搶手的地方。晶圓產能必須高價競標,IC設計醞釀再漲價,相關產業鏈仍然春風得意。 更多精采內容 ◆鴻海華麗轉身 500個變形金剛 ◆微軟財報報佳音 雲端成長最看好 ◆聯發科戰友 非洲搶佔智能終端商機 ◆50元以下的聯電今年恐怕見不到了 ◆劉樹添帶領海外台商突破困境

Under a White Sky

Author : Elizabeth Kolbert

ISBN10 : 0593136292

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Science

Viewed : 1981

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Book Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? “Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting.”—Helen Macdonald, The New York Times That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it’s said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.

The Burnout Epidemic

Author : Jennifer Moss

ISBN10 : 1647820375

Publisher : Harvard Business Press

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 617

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Book Summary: In this important and timely book, workplace well-being expert Jennifer Moss helps leaders and individuals prevent burnout and create healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces. We tend to think of burnout as a problem we can solve with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience. But evidence is mounting that applying personal, Band-Aid solutions to an epic and rapidly evolving workplace phenomenon isn't enough—in fact, it's not even close. If we're going to solve this problem, organizations must take the lead in developing an antiburnout strategy that moves beyond apps, wellness programs, and perks. In this eye-opening, paradigm-shifting, and practical guide, Jennifer Moss lays bare the real causes of burnout and how organizations can stop the chronic stress cycle that an alarming number of workers suffer through. The Burnout Epidemic explains: What causes burnout—and what organizations can do to prevent it Why traditional wellness initiatives fall short How companies can build an antiburnout strategy based on prevention, not perks How leaders can measure burnout in their own organizations What leaders can do to develop a healthier culture that prioritizes resilience and curiosity As the pandemic has shown, self-care is important, but it's not a cure-all for burnout. Employers need to do more. With fascinating research, new findings from the pandemic, and interviews with business leaders around the globe, The Burnout Epidemic offers readers insightful and actionable advice that will empower them to help themselves—and their employees—feel healthier and happier at work.

State of Terror

Author : Louise Penny,Hillary Rodham Clinton

ISBN10 : 1982173696

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 512

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1181

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Book Summary: AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER​ Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror. After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state. There is no love lost between the president of the United States and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it’s a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate. As the new president addresses Congress for the first time, with Secretary Adams in attendance, Anahita Dahir, a young foreign service officer (FSO) on the Pakistan desk at the State Department, receives a baffling text from an anonymous source. Too late, she realizes the message was a hastily coded warning. What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena. As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of power in the places where it counts the most. To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state. State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.

The Barbizon

Author : Paulina Bren

ISBN10 : 1982123923

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 336

Category : History

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Book Summary: From award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the “captivating portrait” (The Wall Street Journal) of New York’s most famous residential hotel—The Barbizon—and the remarkable women who lived there. Welcome to New York’s legendary hotel for women. Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchised and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manhattan. But they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses. They wanted what men already had—exclusive residential hotels with maid service, workout rooms, and private dining. Built in 1927, at the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Barbizon Hotel was designed as a luxurious safe haven for the “Modern Woman” hoping for a career in the arts. Over time, it became the place to stay for any ambitious young woman hoping for fame and fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and, over the years, it’s almost 700 tiny rooms with matching floral curtains and bedspreads housed, among many others, Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, Jaclyn Smith; and writers Joan Didion, Gael Greene, Diane Johnson, Meg Wolitzer. Mademoiselle magazine boarded its summer interns there, as did Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School its students and the Ford Modeling Agency its young models. Before the hotel’s residents were household names, they were young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase and a dream. Not everyone who passed through the Barbizon’s doors was destined for success—for some, it was a story of dashed hopes—but until 1981, when men were finally let in, the Barbizon offered its residents a room of their own and a life without family obligations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased; it was the hotel that set them free. No place had existed like it before or has since. “Poignant and intriguing” (The New Republic), The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is both a vivid portrait of the lives of these young women looking for something more and a “brilliant many-layered social history of women’s ambition and a rapidly changing New York through the 20th century” (The Guardian).

Blended Smoothies

Author : Sita Pendurthi

ISBN10 : 1649518730

Publisher : Notion Press

Number of Pages : 330

Category : Health & Fitness

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Book Summary: Blended Smoothies is a quick start guide to get the fastest results you want. Make a change in diet, lose weight and get healthy. This is a real program made with natural ingredients that are backed by solid nutritional science. These proven meal-replacement smoothie recipes will work with real people. It is easy and possible. Eating behaviour is dictated by a complex interaction between physiology, environment, psychology, culture, socio-economic factors and genetics that are not fully understood. This book provides an overview of a behavioural lifestyle intervention for obesity management along with an energy- and fat-restricted diet and a physical activity prescription that ranges from moderate to vigorous intensity. The main objective of this edition is to focus on macronutrient composition, meal replacements, and more novel dietary approaches such as reducing dietary variety and energy density to help weight loss. Meal replacement dietary prescription is a portion-controlled recipe in a liquid or a solid form. Regardless of the form, meal replacements are a successful tool to promote weight loss. It is considered to be a partial meal replacement prescription because a meal replacement is used for two meals and one meal includes conventional foods as determined by the self. Diets using meal replacements have been used to increase dietary adherence to an energy restricted low-fat diet. One challenge in adherence to any dietary prescription is consuming foods of appropriate portion size to meet the prescribed dietary goals, as weighing and measuring all foods and beverages consumed is burdensome to participants. Here in this book, I have taken utmost care in using meal replacements and assisting with portion control which may increase success at reducing intake to assist in weight loss. Besides, assisting in portion control meal replacements may aid in reducing energy intake by increasing the structure of the diet and enhance the ease of pre-planning meals and snacks – an important behavioural strategy. Followers of this prescription will find significant improvements in physical functioning, general health, vitality, mental health as well as an increased cognitive restraint of eating, reduced disinhibition and reduced hunger with no serious adverse events. Review: I found this wellness diet recipe compilation hugely informative. As a doctor who has been battling weight issues for decades I have tried every diet I could. Finally I realized that it is only a long term sustainable lifestyle modification that works. Substituting a healthy smoothie for a meal is definitely very doable long term for anyone whether a busy professional or work from home adult or teenager. This book guides us from how to choose ingredients to how to blend them and then serve it. Really looking forward to trying these scrumptious blends AND getting healthy. - Dr. Sharon Krishna Rao, Therapeutic Endoscopist, Billroth Hospital, Chennai

Managing Major Sports Events

Author : Milena M. Parent,Aurélia Ruetsch

ISBN10 : 100021088X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 522

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the principles and practical skills that underpin the running and hosting of major sports events, from initial bid to post-event legacy and sustainability. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book draws on the latest research from across multiple disciplines, explores real-world situations, and emphasises practical problem-solving skills. It covers every key area in the event management process, including: • Bidding, leadership, and planning; • Marketing and human resource management; • Venues and ceremonies; • Communications and technology (including social media); • Functional area considerations (including sport, protocol, and event services); • Security and risk management; • Games-time considerations; • Event wrap-up and evaluation; • Legacy and sustainability. This revised edition includes expanded coverage of cutting-edge topics such as digital media, culture, human resources, the volunteer workforce, readiness, security, and managing Games-time. Each chapter combines theory, practical decision-making exercises, and case studies of major sports events from around the world, helping students and practitioners alike to understand and prepare for the reality of executing major events on an international scale. Also new to this edition is an "Outlook, Trends, and Innovations" section in each chapter, plus "tips" from leading events professionals. Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice is an essential textbook for any course on sports event management or international sports management, and an invaluable resource for all sport management researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Online resources include PowerPoint slides, multiple choice questions, essay questions, stories, and decision-making exercises.

Yearbook of Astronomy 2021

Author : Brian Jones

ISBN10 : 152677190X

Publisher : White Owl

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Science

Viewed : 1972

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Book Summary: Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2021 contains comprehensive jargon-free monthly sky notes and an authoritative set of sky charts to enable backyard astronomers and sky gazers everywhere to plan their viewing of the year’s eclipses, comets, meteor showers, and minor planets as well as detailing the phases of the moon and visibility and locations of the planets throughout the year. To supplement all this is a variety of entertaining and informative articles, a feature for which the Yearbook of Astronomy is known. In the 2021 edition the reader is presented with articles covering a wide range of topics including Male Family Mentors for Women in Astronomy, Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Her Work, Solar Observing, Obsolete Constellations, Lunar Volcanism, Pages From the Past: Collecting Vintage Astronomy Books, M?ori Astronomy in Aotearoa-New Zealand and others. In addition to the above is the first in a series of articles entitled "Mission to Mars: Countdown to Building a Brave New World" scheduled to appear in the Yearbook of Astronomy throughout the 2020s. These articles will keep the reader fully up to date with the ongoing investigations, research and preparations that are already underway, as well as those in the planning phase, all of which are geared towards sending a manned mission to Mars at or around the end of the decade. We are at the start of what promises to be an exciting journey. The Yearbook of Astronomy made its first appearance way back in 1962, shortly after the dawning of the Space Age. Now well into its sixth decade of production, the Yearbook is rapidly heading for its Diamond Jubilee edition in 2022. It continues to be essential reading for anyone lured and fascinated by the magic of astronomy and who has a desire to extend their knowledge of the Universe and the wonders it hosts. The Yearbook of Astronomy is indeed an inspiration to amateur and professional astronomers alike, and warrants a place on the bookshelves of all stargazers and watchers of the Universe.

The Autotrophic Biorefinery

Author : Robert Kourist,Sandy Schmidt

ISBN10 : 3110549956

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Number of Pages : 414

Category : Science

Viewed : 466

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Book Summary: The depletion of fossil resources and an ever-growing human population create an increasing demand for the development of sustainable processes for the utilization of renewable resources. As autotrophic microorganisms offer numerous metabolic pathways for the fixation of carbon dioxide and the metabolic utilization of light, electricity and inorganic energy donors, they are expected to play a pivotal role in an emerging carbon neutral society. This text-book presents the metabolic principles of autotrophy and current efforts for their utilization in biotechnology, including photoautotrophic, chemolithoautotrophic and electroautotrophic organisms. It outlines how modern molecular biology and process engineering create technologies that allow to use industrial off-gases and inorganic energy for the synthesis of bio-based plastics, materials and other chemical products. The text-book is ideally suited for students in advanced graduate and master courses and offers a reference for PhD students, engineers, chemists, biologists and all with an interests in biotechnology and renewable resources.

Hands-On Smart Contract Development with Hyperledger Fabric V2

Author : Matt Zand,Xun (Brian) Wu,Mark Anthony Morris

ISBN10 : 149208607X

Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

Number of Pages : 318

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1274

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Book Summary: Blockchain technology continues to disrupt a wide variety of organizations, from small businesses to the Fortune 500. Today hundreds of blockchain networks are in production, including many built with Hyperledger Fabric. This practical guide shows developers how the latest version of this blockchain infrastructure provides an ideal foundation for developing enterprise blockchain applications or solutions. Authors Matt Zand, Xun Wu, and Mark Anthony Morris demonstrate how the versatile design of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 satisfies a broad range of industry use cases. Developers with or without previous Hyperledger experience will discover why no other distributed ledger technology framework enjoys such wide adoption by cloud service providers such as Amazon, Alibaba, IBM, Google, and Oracle. Walk through the architecture and components of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 Migrate your current Hyperledger Fabric projects to version 2.0 Develop blockchain applications on the Hyperledger platform with Node.js Deploy and integrate Hyperledger on Amazon Managed Blockchain, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud Develop blockchain applications with Hyperledger Aries, Avalon, Besu, and Grid Build end-to-end blockchain supply chain applications with Hyperledger

A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology

Author : Larry Pasavento,Shane Smoleny

ISBN10 : 1118420551

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Look to the stars for a whole new approach to market cycle forecasting A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology is the definitive guide to trading market cycles based on astrological data. Written by a highly-respected technical analyst, this book makes the connection between the movements of planets and the volatility of the market. Readers can draw upon one hundred years of historical data as they learn how to spot correlations from the past, and refer to planetary and lunar data for the next five years as they shape their own strategy. The book covers the principles of astrological forecasting as applied to the financial markets, explaining what to watch for and how to interpret planetary and lunar activity, plus expert insight on everyday practical application. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta determined that the U.S. stock markets tend to be negatively affected by geomagnetic storms, and the Royal Bank of Scotland demonstrated that a trading system based on the phases of the moon would have outperformed the market. A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology shows traders how to tap into the planetary forces that influence market activity. Readers will: Learn how planetary and lunar movements relate to the financial markets Draw upon 100 years of historic correlations and five years of forecast data Forecast long-term and short-term activity based on planetary relationships and lunar movement Enter the markets at key turning points, using price patterns and other tools When integrated with technical trading patterns, astrology can be an effective way of shifting perspective and approaching the market differently. For traders who have always wanted to know what to do when Mercury is in retrograde or the moon is new, A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology provides information and insight from a leading market educator.

SQL Pocket Guide

Author : Alice Zhao

ISBN10 : 1492090352

Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

Number of Pages : 356

Category : Computers

Viewed : 1903

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Book Summary: If you use SQL in your day-to-day work as a data analyst, data scientist, or data engineer, this popular pocket guide is your ideal on-the-job reference. You'll find many examples that address the language's complexities, along with key aspects of SQL used in Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, and SQLite. In this updated edition, author Alice Zhao describes how these database management systems implement SQL syntax for both querying and making changes to a database. You'll find details on data types and conversions, regular expression syntax, window functions, pivoting and unpivoting, and more. Quickly look up how to perform specific tasks using SQL Apply the book's syntax examples to your own queries Update SQL queries to work in five different database management systems NEW: Connect Python and R to a relational database NEW: Look up frequently asked SQL questions in the "How Do I?" chapter