Distinguished with Distinctions

Author: Anslem M. Diayi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462052769

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 4954

Distinguished with Distinctions is a book that reveals key secrets of distinction. Get to read live stories of people who were classifi ed as failures and how they became distinguished in life. It also tells us about the mistakes made by those who allowed destructive inhibitors to take over their lives and how they were cut down in their prime on the express way to distinction. This book reminds everyone that distinction is never ending therefore we must strive to get more every passing day.

3G, HSPA and FDD versus TDD Networking

Smart Antennas and Adaptive Modulation

Author: Lajos Hanzo,Jonathan Blogh,Song Ni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470754281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 596

View: 9634

3G, HSPA and FDD versus TDD Networking, Second Edition is the only book that contrasts the network capacity gains that may be achieved with the advent of adaptive antenna arrays and HSDPA-style adaptive modulation techniques in the context of FDD and TDD CDMA cellular networks. In the five years since the first edition of this book was published the wireless landscape has evolved further. The new book addresses the recent developments in the field of HSDPA-style wireless networking, focusing particularly on the issues and challenges of FDD versus TDD networking. These solutions are particularly powerful in shadow-faded scenarios, when the antenna array elements experience correlated, rather than independent fading. Furthermore, the flexible up-link/down-link time-slot allocation of TDD is beneficial for supporting the Wireless Internet, but results in erratic interference fluctuations, which is efficiently combated by the antenna arrays and adaptive modulation. Additionally, whilst the adaptive modulation aided system simply drops the instantaneous transmission rate during instances of high interference, conventional networks would drop the call. Builds on successful previous edition to include recent developments in the field of HSDPA-style wireless networking Provides an all-encompassing self-contained overview of the subject for a wide range of readers of all levels. Treats the topics of both physical-layer and network-layer aspects of wireless systems using a cross-layer optimization approach. One of the first books to contrast in detail both FDD and TDD networking. The material is presented clearly and logically allowing the uninitiated reader to commence reading it at fundamental non-mathematical conceptual level at the beginning of the book, while advanced readers can turn directly to the required chapter describing solutions to a number of wireless FDD or TDD networking problems. This book will inspire researchers, practicing engineers, operators, marketing engineers and advanced postgraduates.

Library of American History

A Reprint of Standard Works, Connected by Editorial Remarks

Author: Samuel Lorenzo Knapp

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: N.A

View: 9841


Introduction to Food Engineering

Author: R Paul Singh,R. Paul Singh,Dennis R. Heldman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080919621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

View: 7030

This fourth edition of this successful textbook succinctly presents the engineering concepts and unit operations used in food processing, in a unique blend of principles with applications. Depth of coverage is very high. The authors use their many years of teaching to present food engineering concepts in a logical progression that covers the standard course curriculum. Both are specialists in engineering and world-renowned. Chapters describe the application of a particular principle followed by the quantitative relationships that define the related processes, solved examples and problems to test understanding. New chapters on: -Supplemental processes including filtration, sedimentation, centrifugation, and mixing -Extrusion processes for foods -Packaging concepts and shelf life of foods Expanded information on Emerging technologies, such as high pressure and pulsed electric field Transport of granular foods and powders Process controls and measurements Design of plate heat exchangers Impact of fouling in heat transfer processes Use of dimensional analysis in understanding physical phenomena

Powers of Distinction

On Religion and Modernity

Author: Nancy Levene

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022650767X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 8788

In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of religion and modernity. Deep in their operating systems, she argues, are dualisms of opposition and identity that cannot be reconciled with the forms of life they ostensibly support. These dualisms are dead ends, but they conceal a richer position—another kind of dualism constitutive of mutual relation. This dualism is difficult to distinguish and its concept of relation difficult to commit to. It risks contention and even violence. But it is also the indispensable support for modernity’s most innovative ideals: democracy, criticism, and interpretation. In readings from Abraham to the present, Levene recovers this richer dualism in its difference from the alternatives—other dualisms, nondualism, multiplication. From Abraham we get the biblical call to give up tribal belonging for a promised land of covenantal relation. Yet modernity, inclusive of this call, is also the principle that critiques the promise when it divides self from other, us from them. Drawing on a long tradition of thinkers and scholars even as she breaks new ground, Levene offers here nothing less than a new way of understanding modernity as an ethical claim about our world, a philosophy of the powers of distinction to include rather than to divide.

Illustrations of British Entomology

Or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; Containing Their Generic and Specific Distinctions; with an Account of Their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as Far as Practicable

Author: James Francis Stephens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Insects

Page: N.A

View: 8405


The Essence of Christianity

Author: Ludwig Feuerbach

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605204447

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

View: 9392

"The essence of Christianity was originally published in 1902"--T. p. verso.

Completing Distinctions

Interweaving the Ideas of Gregory Bateson and Taoism into a unique approach to t herapy

Author: Douglas G. Flemons

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829371

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 7277

Completing Distinctions develops a new way of thinking about the connection between problems and solutions for family and systems therapists. The author suggests that addiction and other social and ecological dilemmas stem from the belief that distinctions such as hate and love, sickness and health, or problem and solution are irreconcilable oppositions. Flemons shows how much separations can be completed so that genuine healing can occur in individuals, families, organizations, and ecologies. Written in a playful style, the book includes short client-therapist dialogues that illustrate the author's approach.

The Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine

Comprising Treatises on the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Materia Medica and Therapeuties, Medical Jurisprudence, Etc., Etc

Author: Sir John Forbes,Alexander Tweedie,John Conolly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 1350


Poésie de lumière. Une lecture de Prudence

Author: Lieven Boeve,Yves De Maeseneer,Stijn Van den Bossche

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042916470

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 4345

In this volume we present the proceedings from the fourth international Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST IV, November 5-8, 2003), which focussed on a critical investigation of the place and role of religious experience in the legitimation structures of contemporary theological thinking patterns. In the first part, the keynote lectures, including the responses, are gathered (among others from L. Boeve, F. Fiorenza, L. Hemming, G. Jantzen, S. Painadath, S. Robert, R. Schaeffler, and S. Van den Bossche). In the second part, a selection of the contributions offered in the thematic seminars is presented.

Luhmann Explained

From Souls to Systems

Author: Hans-Georg Moeller

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697510

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 814

What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained results in an overall analysis of "world society". Special attention is given to the present-day relevance of Luhmann's theory with respect to globalization, electronic mass media, ethics, and new forms of protest.

Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories

Author: Sandro Segre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317160517

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 3779

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology, covering schools of thought or intellectual movements within the discipline, as well as the work of individual scholars. The author provides not only a rigorous exposition of each theory, but also an examination of the scholarly reception of the approach in question, considering both critical responses and defences in order to reach a balanced evaluation. Chapters cover the following theorists and perspectives: ¢ Alexander ¢ Bourdieu ¢ Ethnomethodology ¢ Exchange Theory ¢ Foucault ¢ Giddens ¢ Goffman ¢ Habermas ¢ Luhmann ¢ Merton ¢ Network and Social Capital Theory ¢ Parsons ¢ Rational Choice Theory ¢ Schutz and Phenomenalism ¢ Structuralism ¢ Symbolic Interactionism An accessible and informative treatment of the central approaches in sociology over the course of the last century, this volume marks a significant contribution to sociological theory and constitutes an essential addition to library collections in the areas of the history of sociology and contemporary social theory.