A man awakens from a 5-year coma to discover he has powers to see visions of the past, present and future, a power which drives him insane.
A modern clinical analysis of music icons Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.
He focused on Nicosia where the people who used to live together in one neighbourhood found themselves separated by a 'Dead Zone', two armies and a UN force. His was a journey to the various sides of the Dead Zone and to the various zones of the dead, the realms of memory and history. This book is the account of that journey."--Jacket.
This is not a manual on how to grieve quickly or successfully. Neither is it a “feel good” volume offering certainty about an afterlife and future reunions with departed loved ones, although it does not discount such a possibility. While remaining sensitive to the corporeal world around us, as well as to such spiritual possibilities that there are, it is above all a journey into the intricate workings of the mind of a massively bereaved parent. At times it is confronting, at others hopeful; yet the reader will surely experience an empathy and perhaps greater understanding of one of the worst missiles that Life can fire at us.
After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the contaminated area is known, doesn't look dead at all. In fact, wildlife seems to be thriving there. The Zone is home to beetles, swallows, catfish, mice, voles, otters, beavers, wild boar, foxes, lynx, deer, moose—even brown bears and wolves. Yet the animals in the Zone are not quite what you'd expect. Every single one of them is radioactive. In Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom, you'll meet the international scientists investigating the Zone's wildlife and trying to answer difficult questions: Have some animals adapted to living with radiation? Or is the radioactive environment harming them in ways we can't see or that will only show up in future generations? Learn more about the fascinating ongoing research—and the debates that surround the findings—in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
The poetry compilation is that of an amateur's works from years of misleading and misguided endeavors and pursuits of love and happiness. It is a self-published disaster waiting to be shared and hated or loved by the masses. It is a truly unpolished raw re-telling of one's horrific bad luck and broken memories. There are some doses of happy, however, in order to remedy the rocking of the boat.
Psychologist Dr. Gerald Faris and sociologist Dr. Ralph Faris explain their findings about two icons of 1960s music and how each suffered from a complicated condition psychiatrically defined as "borderline personality disorder.
Cabal finds that there are more mysteries and adventures to be had in the post-apocalyptic United Territories. * Lilith was convinced she was a living blasphemy; that the devil worked through her. * Contracts do not always go as planned, as Cabal finds out when he rescues a man from an area brood. * Miranda and Cabal find that babies don't always arrive at convenient times. One crisis at a time please!These stories and more in the second volume of Tales from the Dead Zone!
Many of the non-smooth, non-linear phenomena covered in this well-balanced book are of vital importance in almost any field of engineering. Contributors from all over the world ensure that no one area’s slant on the subjects predominates.
Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing comprehensively covers the various aspects of fluidization engineering and presents an elaborate examination of the applications in a multitude of materials processing techniques. This singular resource discusses: All the basic aspects of fluidization essential to understand and learn about various techniques The range of industrial applications Several examples in extraction and process metallurgy Fluidization in nuclear engineering and nuclear fuel cycle with numerous examples Innovative techniques and several advanced concepts of fluidization engineering, including use and applications in materials processing as well as environmental and bio-engineering Pros and cons of various fluidization equipment and specialty of their applications, including several examples Design aspects and modeling Topics related to distributors effects and flow regimes A separate chapter outlines the importance of fluidization engineering in high temperature processing, including an analysis of the fundamental concepts and applications of high temperature fluidized bed furnaces for several advanced materials processing techniques. Presenting information usually not available in a single source, Fluid Bed Technology in Materials Processing serves Fluidization engineers Practicing engineers in process metallurgy, mineral engineering, and chemical metallurgy Researchers in the field of chemical, metallurgical, nuclear, biological, environmental engineering Energy engineering professionals High temperature scientists and engineers Students and professionals who adopt modeling of fluidization in their venture for design and scale up
This book employs the powerful and popular adaptive backstepping control technology to design controllers for dynamic uncertain systems with non-smooth nonlinearities. Various cases including systems with time-varying parameters, multi-inputs and multi-outputs, backlash, dead-zone, hysteresis and saturation are considered in design and analysis. For multi-inputs and multi-outputs systems, both centralized and decentralized controls are addressed. This book not only presents recent research results including theoretical success and practical development such as the proof of system stability and the improvement of system tracking and transient performance, but also gives self-contained coverage of fundamentals on the backstepping approach illustrated with simple examples. Detail description of methodologies for the construction of adaptive laws, feedback control laws and associated Lyapunov functions is systematically provided in each case. Approaches used for the analysis of system stability and tracking and transient performances are elaborated. Two case studies are presented to show how the presented theories are applied.
This volume of Advances in Soft Computing and Lecture Notes in Computer th Science vols. 5551, 5552 and 5553, constitute the Proceedings of the 6 Inter- tional Symposium of Neural Networks (ISNN 2009) held in Wuhan, China during May 26–29, 2009. ISNN is a prestigious annual symposium on neural networks with past events held in Dalian (2004), Chongqing (2005), Chengdu (2006), N- jing (2007) and Beijing (2008). Over the past few years, ISNN has matured into a well-established series of international conference on neural networks and their applications to other fields. Following this tradition, ISNN 2009 provided an a- demic forum for the participants to disseminate their new research findings and discuss emerging areas of research. Also, it created a stimulating environment for the participants to interact and exchange information on future research challenges and opportunities of neural networks and their applications. ISNN 2009 received 1,235 submissions from about 2,459 authors in 29 co- tries and regions (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen) across six continents (Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania). Based on rigorous reviews by the Program Committee members and reviewers, 95 high-quality papers were selected to be published in this volume.
V VII X Table of Contents Table of Contents XI XII Table of Contents A. Taware and G. Tao: Control of Sandwich Nonlinear Systems, LNCIS 288, pp. 1-8, 2003. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003 A. Taware and G. Tao: Control of Sandwich Nonlinear Systems, LNCIS 288, pp. 9-16, 2003. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003 x(t), pilot valve piston position Return Pressure Source Return Load M, b y(t) A. Taware and G. Tao: Control of Sandwich Nonlinear Systems, LNCIS 288, pp. 17-28, 2003. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003 load displacement, y(t) 3 2 1 0 ?1 ?2 ?3 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 solid?without DZ, dotted? with DZ Load displacement, y(t) 0.4 0.2 0 ?0.2 ?0.4 ?0.6 ?0.8 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 solid?without DZ, dotted?with DZ, dashdot?compensated Load displacement, y(t) 3 2 1 0 ?1 ?2 ?3 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Control input, x(t) 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 ?0.2 ?0.4 ?0.6 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 solid?without DZ, dotted?with DZ, dashdot?compensated Load displacement, y(t) 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 ?0.2 ?0.4 ?0.6 ?0.8 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 solid?without DZ, dotted?with DZ, dashdot?compensated A. Taware and G. Tao: Control of Sandwich Nonlinear Systems, LNCIS 288, pp. 29-54, 2003. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
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