The Bluffer's Guide to Opera

Author: Peter Gammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902825540

Category: Music

Page: 63

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In most areas of human endeavor, bluffing is an easy way of getting by -- a method of artificially appearing knowledgeable. The Bluffer's Guides are a three million-copy best-selling series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and inside information -- all that readers need to know to hold their own among the experts.
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The Bluffer's Guide to Music

Bluff Your Way in Music

Author: Peter Gammond

Publisher: Oval Projects Ltd

ISBN: 9781903096581

Category: Humor

Page: 62

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Be an instant expert on music and bluff your way Z99 classical composure No practicing required just a sense of humor Strike a chord Z99 The Bluffers Guide. to Music and score Z99 bravado in any conversational overture
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The Rough Guide to Nepal

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241238102

Category: Travel

Page: 456

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The Rough Guide to Nepal is the most passionate and knowledgeable guide to this inspiring country. Discover Nepal's highlights with stunning photography, itineraries and colour-coded maps, plus detailed, up-to-date descriptions of the country's best restaurants, lodges, shops and hotels, for all budgets. There's solid practical advice on what to see and do, from rooftop bars in Kathmandu to meditation retreats in Boudha, and from riverside adventure resorts on the Bhote Koshi to tiger-spotting safaris in Chitwan and Bardia national parks. All the finest Himalayan treks are covered in detail, from the Annapurna Sanctuary and Everest Base Camp treks to the less-trodden trails of the Upper Mustang. Dedicated chapters are devoted to mountain biking and whitewater rafting, and there is unrivalled detail on Buddhism, Hinduism and the many ethnic groups that make Nepal a unique destination.
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Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey,Karl Brown,Frederick Leypoldt,Bertine Emma Weston,Helen E Wessells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.
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The Bluffer's Guide to Science

Author: Brian Malpass

Publisher: Oval Projects Ltd

ISBN: 9781903096680

Category: Humor

Page: 63

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Be an instant expert on science and bluff your way Z99 all those who profess to know about the subject No experimenting required just a sense of humor From the Standard Model to the Twaddel and from atoms to ohms The Bluffers Guide. to Scie
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Recent Trends in Materials and Devices

Proceedings ICRTMD 2015

Author: Vinod Kumar Jain,Sunita Rattan,Abhishek Verma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319290967

Category: Science

Page: 547

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This book presents the proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials and Devices, which was conceived as a major contribution to large-scale efforts to foster Indian research and development in the field in close collaboration with the community of non-resident Indian researchers from all over the world. The research articles collected in this volume - selected from among the submissions for their intrinsic quality and originality, as well as for their potential value for further collaborations - document and report on a wide range of recent and significant results for various applications and scientific developments in the areas of Materials and Devices. The technical sessions covered include photovoltaics and energy storage, semiconductor materials and devices, sensors, smart and polymeric materials, optoelectronics, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, MEMS and NEMS, as well as emerging technologies.
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The Book Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

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Ge/SiGe Quantum Well Waveguide Modulator for Optical Interconnect Systems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Thanks to the development of silicon VLSI technology over the past several decades, we can now integrate far more transistors onto a single chip than ever before. However, this also imposes more stringent requirements, in terms of bandwidth, density, and power consumption, on the interconnect systems that link transistors. The interconnect system is currently one of the major hurdles for the further advancement of the electronic technology. Optical interconnect is considered a promising solution to overcome the interconnect bottleneck. The quantum-confined Stark effect in Ge/SiGe quantum well system paves the way to realize efficient optical modulation on Si in a fully CMOS compatible fashion. In this dissertation, we investigate the integration of Ge/SiGe quantum well waveguide modulators with silicon-on-insulator waveguides. For the first time, we demonstrate the selective epitaxial growth of Ge/SiGe quantum well structures on patterned Si substrates. The selective epitaxy exhibits perfect selectivity and minimal pattern sensitivity. Compared to their counterparts made using bulk epitaxy, the p-i-n diodes from selective epitaxy demonstrate very low reverse leakage current and high reverse breakdown voltage. Strong quantum-confined Stark effect (QCSE) is, for the first time, demonstrated in this material system in the telecommunication C-band at room temperature. A 3 dB optical modulation bandwidth of 2.8 THz is measured, covering more than half of the C-band. We propose, analyze, and experimentally demonstrate a novel approach to realize butt coupling between a SOI waveguide and a selectively grown Ge/SiGe quantum well waveguide modulator using a thin dielectric spacer. Through numerical simulation, we show that the insertion loss penalty for a thin 20 nm thick spacer can be as low as 0.13 dB. Such a quantum well waveguide modulator with a footprint of 8 [Mu]m2 has also been fabricated, demonstrating 3.2 dB modulation contrast with merely 1V swing at a speed of 16 Gpbs.
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The Bluffer's Guide to Tennis

Author: Dave Whitehead

Publisher: Bluffer's Guides

ISBN: 9781909937161

Category: Tennis

Page: 128

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Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of tennis. Never again confuse topspin with a flatshot or a reflex volley with a bolo. Bask in the admiration of your fellow tennis lovers as you pronounce confidently on the merits of the windshield wiper, the reverse forehand, and the run-around. Above all, never wear a headband.
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The Bluffer's Guide to the Quantum Universe

Author: Jack Klaff

Publisher: Oval Projects Ltd

ISBN: 9781902825571

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Multi-Photon Quantum Information Science and Technology in Integrated Optics

Author: Jonathan C.F. Matthews

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642328695

Category: Science

Page: 118

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Photons are an attractive option for testing fundamental quantum physics and developing new quantum-enhanced technology, including highly advanced computers and simulators, as well as precision sensing beyond shot-noise. Traditionally, bulk optical components have been bolted onto optical benches to realize metre-scale quantum circuits. However this approach is ultimately proving unwieldy for increasing the complexity and for scaling up to practical quantum technologies based on photons. The work presented here demonstrates a series of quantum photonic devices based on waveguide circuits embedded in miniature monolithic chips. This represents a paradigm shift in the underlying architecture of quantum optics and provides key building blocks for all-optical and hybrid quantum technologies.
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The Pension Trustee's Handbook

The Definitive Guide to the Trustee's Role and Obligations

Author: Robin Ellison

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854184105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This is the definitive guide for pension fund trustees and their advisors, offering jargon-free advice on pensions law, the role of the trustee, and how that has changed in light of amendments to the law as at September 2006.
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A Practical Guide to the Study of Calcium in Living Cells

Author: Richard Nuccitelli,Leslie Wilson,Paul T. Matsudaira

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125641418

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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A Practical Guide to the Study of Calcium in Living Cells describes popular techniques along with helpful do's and don't's and computer programs. The volume enables investigators to evaluate confocal images, use the latest dyes, and design Calcium buffers appropriate to their research needs. This book is designed for laboratory use by graduate students, technicians, and researchers in many disciplines, ranging from molecular to cellular levels of investigation. Describes techniques for detection of [Ca2+]I: Ca2+ - sensitive microelectrodes Fluorescent dyes Luminescent proteins Includes techniques for perturbing intracellular Ca2+ Covers detailed methodology plus problems and pitfalls of each technique Contains a practical guide to preparing Ca2+ buffers with an easy-to-use computer program Color plates illustrate techniques such as Confocal ratio-imaging Use of aequorin
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Bluffer's Guide to Journalism

Instant Wit and Wisdom

Author: Susan Boniface

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785215803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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