The Elements

The chemical properties of an element are determined by the loosely held
electrons that orbit its nucleus. Hydrogen has certain properties because it has a
single electron. What differentiates one element from another is the number of
protons ...

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761327943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

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Discusses the history of the periodic table of the elements, includes biographies of major figures in the field of chemistry, and provides information on each element.

The Elements

SOUL LESSONS OF THE ELEMENTS Each soul has gradually to learn to master
the four elements in its being. Although all who are born under the same Sun
sign share the same lesson, the ways in which this will be worked out in the ...

Author: Barbara Goldsmith

Publisher: Barbara Goldsmith

ISBN: 0473153203

Category: Astrology

Page: 446

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Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max

He'd decided to take on some of the most challenging elements of CG effects that
even seasoned effects veterans dread. On top of that, he taught the reader how to
create them without the aid of costly 3rd party plugins as well as presenting ...

Author: Pete Draper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240521269

Category: Computers

Page: 321

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The unique tutorial approach of this book permits readers to learn essential techniques that every 3D artist needs to create CG environments by recreating the earth's elements of earth, air, fire and water. No extra plug-ins are required to perform the exercises. Draper studies the real world and then simulates it with 3ds Max -- a unique approach that reflects classical art training.

The Elements of Botany

THE > ELEMENTS OF BOTANY . § 1. Botany is that science which treats of the
vegetable kingdom . We cannot at present give a more correct notion of the
distinction between the three kingdoms at the commencement of this book , than
that ...

Author: Adrien de Jussieu



Category: Botany

Page: 750

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Phase Diagrams of the Elements

One of the main theoretical problems of phase-diagram studies is to explain the
common patterns seen in columns or rows of elements. Frequently the same
sequence of phases is found in a series of related elements, but with different ...

Author: David A. Young

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520911482

Category: Science

Page: 280

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The behavior of solid and liquid matter at high pressures and temperatures is best described in a phase diagram, which shows the regions of stability of different phases of the material. Thanks to the diamond-anvil cell, which has made possible much higher pressures, and to new and very accurate theoretical models and methods, Phase Diagrams of the Elements presents the most up-to-date information on the phase behavior of all the chemical elements from hydrogen to fermium. The book summarizes, with the aid of tables and illustrations, the experimental data and the theoretical calculations. Each element is discussed in a separate section. Other chapters deal with methods, the liquid-vapor transition, and an overview of the elements. While comprehensively reviewing all that has been done in this important area, the author also points to questions that need much more experimental and theoretical work.

Braving The Elements

Author: Harry B Gray

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 9780935702347

Category: Science

Page: 418

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An ideal primer for those who wish to improve their scientificliteracy, this book is beautifully written and especiallyrecommended for high school and undergraduate nonmajor sciencecourses. Amply illustrated chapters on chemical bonding,biochemistry, cancer, and the atmosphere are interspersed withsuch chapters as "The Alchemist's Dream,""Newsworthy Molecules" and "WallStreetChemistry." To facilitate this book's use in the classroom,a complete set of problems and sample exams are available fromthe publisher.

The Elements of Psychology

of PSYCHOLOGY § I. Mental Facts The world is made up of physical and mental
facts. On the one hand there are solids, liquids and gases, plants, trees and the ...

Author: Edward L. Thorndike

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415210447

Category: Psychology

Page: 351

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Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the International Library of Psychology series is available upon request.

The Elements of Computing Systems

Author: Noam Nisan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262140874

Category: Computers

Page: 325

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In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, The Elements of Computing Systems gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as its comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system. Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up. In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture. Designed to support one- or two-semester courses, the book is based on an abstraction-implementation paradigm; each chapter presents a key hardware or software abstraction, a proposed implementation that makes it concrete, and an actual project. The emerging computer system can be built by following the chapters, although this is only one option, since the projects are self-contained and can be done or skipped in any order. All the computer science knowledge necessary for completing the projects is embedded in the book, the only pre-requisite being a programming experience. The book's web site provides all tools and materials necessary to build all the hardware and software systems described in the text, including two hundred test programs for the twelve projects. The projects and systems can be modified to meet various teaching needs, and all the supplied software is open-source.

The Elements of Academic Research

Author: Richard H. McCuen

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784474051

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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Students and graduate students who are beginning to do research often have many difficult questions and concerns. This book is designed to give a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of all the key aspects of conducting and presenting research. It includes chapters on topic selection, time management, using the information highway, getting your research published, and more. Humorous, research-related illustrations enhance the text. Students, as well as the faculty who work with them, will find this book to be an invaluable research tool.

The Elements of Euclid

Author: Robert Simson



Category: Trigonometry

Page: 513

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The Elements of Representation in Hobbes

INTRODUCTORY NOTE Monica Brito Vieira's The Elements of Representation in
Hobbes breaks new ground in the study of that seminal thinker. Using the
concept of representation as a window into his political thought, she shows how ...

Author: Mónica Brito Vieira

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181741

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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This book offers a powerful, comprehensive and compelling rereading of Hobbes's theory of representation, by reinstating it in a wider pattern of Hobbes s theorizing about human thought and action in relation to images, roles and fictions of various types.

The Elements of Statistical Learning

f(X) = M∑ m=1 β m h m (X), (5.1) T. Hastie et al., The Elements of Statistical
Learning, Second Edition, 139 DOI: 10.1007/b94608_5, © Springer Science+
Business Media, LLC 2009 1A cubic spline with four knots is eight-dimensional.
The bs() ...

Author: Trevor Hastie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387848587

Category: Computers

Page: 745

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This book describes the important ideas in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of colour graphics. It is a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorisation, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for "wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates.

The Elements

Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements

Author: Science Writer in Residence in the Chemistry Department John Emsley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198558194

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements

The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

OTHER WORKS It has already been emphasized that Human Nature and De
Corpore Politico , the two parts of The Elements of Law , were Hobbes's earliest ...

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836823

Category: Law

Page: 284

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`the state of men without civil society (which state we may properly call the state of nature) is nothing else but a mere war of all against all.'Thomas Hobbes was the first great philosopher to write in English. His account of the human condition, first developed in The Elements of Law (1640), which comprises Human Nature and De Corpore Politico, is a direct product of the intellectural and political strife of the seventeenth century. Itis also a remarkably penetrating look at human nature, and a permanently relevant analysis of the fears of self-seeking that result in the war of `each against every man'.In The Elements of Law Hobbes memorably sets out both the main lines of his general philosophy, later augmented in De Corpore (1655), and the moral and political philosophy later made famous in Leviathan (1651).Copies of Human Nature and De Corpore Politico, until 1889 printed as separate works, are rare antiques or scarcely less rare scholarly texts; this is the first complete popular edition. It is here supplemented by chapters from De Corpore and Three Lives, two from Hobbes's original Latin. Thesehave never before been published together in English.

The Elements of Cooking

Your chicken did not turn brown in the pan by magic. The various elements of
your sauce held together for a reason. Others came before you—ruining plenty of
similar chickens and sauces before getting it right. Chances are you have
learned, ...

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743299787

Category: Cooking

Page: 245

View: 839

A succinct resource to the basics of good cooking, presented in an A-to-Z format, contains eight brief essays on such topics as making stock, using the right tools, and understanding heat, in a culinary guide that features a single recipe for veal stock. 75,000 first printing.

The Elements of Canon Law

... as the Archbishop thought fit to reserve for his own hearing ( TM 102 The
Elements of Canon Law .

Author: Oswald Joseph Reichel



Category: Canon law

Page: 306

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The Elements A Very Short Introduction

Chapter 5 The atom factories: Making new elements So how many elements are
there? I do not know, and neither does anyone else. Oh, they can tell you how
many natural elements there are – how many we can expect to find at large in the

Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578258

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author examines our relationship with matter, from the uncomplicated vision of the Greek philosophers, who believed there were four elements - earth, air, fire, and water - to the work of modern-day scientists in creating elements such as hassium and meitnerium. Packed with anecdotes, The Elements is a highly engaging and entertaining exploration of the fundamental question: what is the world made from? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Elements of F cking Style

If you did, it was most likely The Elements of Style, a widely distributed manual on
grammar and usage that happens to be required by pretty much every college
and high school English teacher on the planet. It has sold more copies than Harry

Author: Chris Baker

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429940212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring. Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks--it's enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower and into the gutter, injecting a dull subject with a much-needed dose of color. This book addresses everything from common questions ("What the hell is a pronoun?") to philosophical conundrums ("Does not using paragraphs or periods make my thesis read like it was written by a mental patient?"). Other valuable sections include: •All I've got in this world are my sentences and my balls, and I don't break 'em for nobody •A colon is more than an organ that gets cancer •Words your bound to f*ck up One glance at your friend's blog should tell you everything you need to know about the sorry state of the English language. This book gives you the tools you need to stop looking like an idiot on message boards and in interoffice memos. Grammar has never before been so much f*cking fun.

The Elements of Astronomy

Author: Samuel Vince



Category: Astronomy

Page: 297

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The Biological Chemistry of the Elements

17 Survival of systems : summary of the value of the elements In chemistry , major
concerns are the stability of a material either in a thermodynamic sense or in a
kinetic sense . The systems are stationary . In biological chemistry the ...

Author: J. J. R. Frausto da Silva

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198508489

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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This text describes the functional role of the twenty inorganic elements essential to life in living organisms.