By Lucian, A.M. Harmon (ed.)
Satire blends with comedian paintings in Lucian's stories, fantasies, and dialogues. With ebullient wit he mocks lecturers of literature, some of the philosophical colleges, well known religions, historians and writers, the Olympian gods, and the foibles of mortals. within the Dream he jocularly recounts his personal occupation. local of Samosata at the Euphrates, Lucian traveled largely within the Roman Empire so far as Gaul. His eighty extant works (published right here in eight volumes) provide perception at the highbrow global of the second one century CE besides mischievous and complicated leisure. From Lucian comes a comic book view of the Greek symposium, in his piece titled Carousal in Harmon's translation. the good satirist crowds into his banquet Stoics, Epicureans, Peripatetics, and Cynics--but there's as a lot high-spirited clowning as philosophy to be relished the following. this primary of the eight-volume variation of Lucian comprises fourteen different items, together with one of many earliest examples of technological know-how fiction, a real tale, the tallest of tall tales a couple of voyage to the moon.
By Dean Wesley Smith
A whole sunlight approach starts off to collapse into cosmic rubble, and Captain Kirk suspects that rumors of a brand new Klingon superweapon are all too precise. The Tautee process homes a flourishing pre-Warp civilization no longer relatively able to subscribe to the Federation, so the best Directive limits Kirk's skill to avoid the catastrophe, and to make issues worse his rescue efforts impress an assault from 4 Klingon warships. yet quickly Kirk acknowledges that he needs to unravel the forces at paintings within the Tautee approach, simply because they can spill over into the remainder of the galaxy.
By Project Gutenberg
By Kenneth Holmberg (auth.), Kenneth Holmberg, Adam Adgar, Aitor Arnaiz, Erkki Jantunen, Julien Mascolo, Samir Mekid (eds.)
E-maintenance is the synthesis of 2 significant tendencies in today’s society: the transforming into value of upkeep as a key know-how and the speedy improvement of knowledge and verbal exchange know-how. E-maintenance supplies the reader an outline of the chances provided by means of new and complicated info and communique expertise to accomplish effective upkeep strategies in undefined, power construction and transportation, thereby helping sustainable improvement in society. 16 chapters conceal various assorted applied sciences, corresponding to: • new micro sensors; • online lubrication sensors; • clever tags for situation tracking; • instant conversation; and • clever own electronic assistants. E-maintenance additionally discusses semantic data-structuring strategies; ontology dependent communications; implementation of diagnostics and prognostics; and upkeep choice help by way of monetary optimisation. It contains 4 commercial instances which are either defined and analysed intimately, with an summary of a world program answer. E-maintenance is an invaluable software for engineers and technicians who desire to improve e-maintenance in business websites. it's also a resource of recent and stimulating principles for researchers trying to make the next move in the direction of sustainable development.
By David Pollock
By Sophia KNIGHT
, 256 pages, with frontispiece
By William Allcorn;Chris Taylor
The Maginot Line, the large sequence of fortifications outfitted via France within the Nineteen Thirties to protect its borders with Germany and Italy, is likely to be the main maligned number of fortifications ever equipped. regardless of being a technological wonder, and the main subtle and complicated set of fortifications equipped as much as that point, it didn't retailer France from crushing defeat in 1940. but there are those that argue that it comprehensive precisely what it used to be designed to do. This publication presents a concise and informative remedy of the Maginot Line, from North-East France to the Mediterranean. jam-packed with plans, modern and glossy photos, plus electronic paintings, it provides a close visible exploration of this well-known fortification method.
By Margaret Von Ziegesar, Detlef Von Ziegesar
By Steven P. Macgregor
Digital groups represent a comparatively new wisdom sector that has risen from contemporary adjustments: the globalization of and markets, and advances in info communique know-how instruments. continuous technological development is determined opposed to a backdrop of overseas mergers, take-overs, and alliances, which at all times results in extra dispensed collaboration, either formal and casual. the idea that of creativity is frequently on the center of such proactive judgements. greater Creativity for digital groups: constructing structures for Co-Creation provides complex examine at the suggestion of creativity utilizing digital groups, demonstrating a selected concentration and alertness for digital groups. This e-book offers instruments, approaches, and frameworks to increase the final idea that leveraging rules from various destinations in a company and inside of prolonged networks is predicated on creativity, which may convey innovation.
By Chris Dukes
This primary ebook within the arms on publications sequence offers step by step guideline on find out how to make your pre-school atmosphere inclusive, and gives plenty of beneficial reproducible assets, checklists, and useful actions. matters lined contain: suggestion on inclusive environments, play and making plans to satisfy person wishes in zero – three and starting place level settings; assurance of present laws, resembling the incapacity Discrimination Act (DDA) and what it capacity for the pre-school practitioner; quick-reference fabrics, for making plans and auditing any early years environment; and a CD Rom with templates that may be personalized to suit you.