Book Title : Ceramic Materials Research

ceramic materials research

Release Date : 1989-05-01
ISBN Code : 9780080983592
Book Author : R. Brook
Book Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 484

Book Summary :

The high expectations set on ceramic materials in recent years have always been balanced by the very considerable difficulties seen in reaching the required levels of reproducibility and cost. Indications of the significant progress, which can be seen in the papers presented in this volume, coupled with the recognition that considerable problems still lie between the state of the art and the full and confident exploitation of the many merits of ceramics, provide a healthy basis for the profitable selection of future research directions. The mastery of ceramic processing and the imaginative matching of the properties of these materials to diverse applications remain among the most promising sectors for technological development.

Book Title : The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

the blue sapphire of the mind

Release Date : 2012-12-04
ISBN Code : 9780199986644
Book Author : Douglas E. Christie
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 488

Book Summary :

"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.

Book Title : The Sapphire Talisman

the sapphire talisman

Release Date : 2014-12-10
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Brenda Pandos
Book Publisher : Brenda Pandos
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

The Sapphire Talisman, Book #2 in the bestselling Talisman Series. What if your destiny meant the one you loved would die? With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia's world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn't allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for. Can true love really conquer all? ** To find out about new releases, contests, and much more, email me at [email protected] ** Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Book Title : Nancy Drew 45 The Spider Sapphire Mystery

nancy drew 45 the spider sapphire mystery

Release Date : 1967-12-01
ISBN Code : 1101077468
Book Author : Carolyn Keene
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Thrilling, dangerous adventures confront Nancy Drew while on a safari in East Africa with a group of American college students. Excitement runs high as the teen-age detective delves into the theft of a fabulous sapphire formed by nature millions of years ago. The mystery starts in Nancy’s home town. Her lawyer father’s client, Floyd Ramsay, who fashions beautiful and unusual synthetic gems, is accused of stealing the magnificent spider sapphire and exhibiting it as his own creation. Mr. Ramsay’s enemies blackmail him and by their vicious acts try to deter Nancy from going on the safari. Readers will join Nancy as she uncovers a nefarious scheme and solves the strange disappearance of an injured jungle guide.

Book Title : Scarlet Tears of London

scarlet tears of london

Release Date : 2006-07-01
ISBN Code : 9781847280510
Book Author : Orikinla Osinachi
Book Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 100

Book Summary :

"Scarlet Tears of London" is a special collection of my most precious poems composed in the most precious moments of my passions and visions from June 2005 to January 2006. "Scarlet tears of London" is in memory of those killed in the Terrorist Bombings in London on July 7, 2005.

Book Title : Earth the Sapphire Planet

earth the sapphire planet

Release Date : 2016-04-10
ISBN Code : 9780486151304
Book Author : Url Lanham
Book Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

Concise, engaging biography of the planet reviews scientific studies of Earth, discusses the creation of continents, considers the origin and diversity of plant and animal life, and much more.

Book Title : Across The Sapphire Seas

across the sapphire seas

Release Date : 2013-07-04
ISBN Code : 9781405528917
Book Author : Heather Graves
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

To her parents' relief, Niamh is nothing if not respectable; Even though she works behind the bar at Tully McDiarmits' saloon, sober, high-necked gowns and her engagement to wealthy Hollis Maitland are quite enough to keep unruly customers at bay. Until the day she meets Judd Burden. Tall, broad-shouldered and with bold dark eyes that seem to see right through her prim facade, Niamh is both disturbed and fascinated by Judd -and she begins to stir again after long suppression in the name of duty. In their mutual fascination, neither Niamh nor Judd notice the powerful effect the name Burden has on Tully. And when Judd declares he intends to seek the uncle who disappeared with a mysterious inheritance, Tully must face losing the two things he holds most dear: his daughter and his business, founded on a secret which he fears must face the daylight once more . . . Discover Piatkus Entice: temptation at your fingertips - www.piatkusentice.co.uk

Book Title : The Corpse With the Sapphire Eyes

the corpse with the sapphire eyes

Release Date : 2015-04
ISBN Code : 9781771511209
Book Author : Cathy Ace
Book Publisher : TouchWood Editions
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

It's Cait and Bud's wedding weekend and for the first time she feels like a brideor at least, she's supposed to. But then the rain won't quit, the supposedly romantic Welsh castle feels creepy, and there's a dead body on the stairs. What first appears to have been the untimely, unfortunate, and accidental death of their wedding choirmaster quickly reveals itself to have been a murder. And when a series of mysterious events occur around the castle, Cait, Bud, and Cait's sister Sian tackle the case of The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes, attempting to solve the mystery before another sinister event can ruin their destination wedding. The fifth Cait Morgan mystery will have you stumbling to catch up to Cait's brilliant mind, and keep you guessing until its shocking conclusion.

Book Title : The Collected Works of St John of the Cross

the collected works of st john of the cross

Release Date : 1991-12-08
ISBN Code : 9780935216936
Book Author : St John of the Cross
Book Publisher : ICS Publications
Total Pages : 814

Book Summary :

This revised edition of The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross was produced to mark the fourth centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross (1542–1591). The result is an English translation of his writings that preserves the authentic meaning of the great mystic’s writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time gives the reader the doctrinal and historical information that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the teachings of the Mystical Doctor. Included in The Collected Works are St. John’s poetry, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The Dark Night, The Spiritual Canticle, and The Living Flame of Love, as well as his extant letters and other counsels. More Information: Complementing St. John’s writings are a comprehensive General Introduction for the entire work, as well as brief, enlightening introductions for each specific work, explaining theme and structure. These are enhanced by new and expanded footnotes and a glossary of terms. About the Translators Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. Father Kieran, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made his profession as a Discalced Carmelite in 1947. He has held several important positions within the order, including prior, formation director, and provincial councilor. A founding member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, he subsequently served as its chair, as well as publisher of ICS Publications. Father Kieran’s major contributions in the field of Carmelite studies are his translations from the Spanish of the works of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, in collaboration with Father Otilio Rodriguez. He also was the English translator of God Speaks in the Night: The Life, Times and Teaching of St. John of the Cross, a pictorial biography of St. John of the Cross commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, published in several languages. In addition to translations, Father Kieran is also the author of two ICS Publications’ study editions of the works of St. Teresa, and has written several other books on St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Father Kieran has lectured and written widely on the teaching of both of these Carmelite saints. He is a member of the Discalced Carmelite community in Washington, D.C. Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. Father Otilio was born in Mantinos, Palencia, Spain, and was a Carmelite for more than fifty years. He was provincial of the Burgos province several times and also served as rector of the Discalced Carmelites’ international pontifical theological faculty, the Teresianum, in Rome. Father Otilio was one of the founders of the Institutum Historicum Teresianum and was a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Both internationally and throughout the United States he gave retreats and lectures on Carmelite history and spirituality and wrote extensively on Carmelite subjects. Father Otilio died in Rome in 1994.

Book Title : Wide Bandgap Light Emitting Materials And Devices

wide bandgap light emitting materials and devices

Release Date : 2008-01-08
ISBN Code : 9783527617081
Book Author : Gertrude F. Neumark
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 228

Book Summary :

Wide bandgap light emitters include laser diodes and light-emitting diodes (LED), the most modern diodes widely used in current technologies as microelectronics and optoelectronics. Rapid advances have been made during the last few years, with the result that more research is devoted to applications in line with the expanding market for optoelectronics. This volume deals with recent research results on wide bandgap light emitting materials, introducing new concepts for devices based on these materials. The editors, scientists with the best reputations, have invited authors from different institutions who are acknowledged researchers in the field as well as being involved in industrial applications. They represent several lines of research: III-nitride compounds, ZnO and ZnSe, the most promising materials for device applications.

Book Title : Transparent Conductive Zinc Oxide

transparent conductive zinc oxide

Release Date : 2007-12-29
ISBN Code : 3540736123
Book Author : Klaus Ellmer
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 446

Book Summary :

Zinc oxide (ZnO) belongs to the class of transparent conducting oxides that can be used as transparent electrodes in electronic devices or heated windows. In this book the material properties of, the deposition technologies for, and applications of zinc oxide in thin film solar cells are described in a comprehensive manner. Structural, morphological, optical and electronic properties of ZnO are treated in this review.

Book Title : GaN and Related Alloys 2000

gan and related alloys 2000

Release Date : 2001-09-04
ISBN Code : UOM:39015047826089
Book Author : Christian Wetzel
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 967

Book Summary :

This year's nitride proceedings provides an integrated view of advances in both the basic sciences and the technology of group-III nitride electronic and optoelectronic devices. The devices discussed include high-frequency, high-power, and high-temperature devices as well as light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, and UV photodetectors. Challenges and goals for the advancement of this field include the further optimization and stabilization of growth processes, and growth of GaInN, AlGaN, AlInN, and quaternary layers. The book captures the most exciting developments of this field, and should prove useful for both researchers and students of this novel science and technology. Topics include: advances in growth; advanced alloys and characterization; growth and characterization; dopants and processing; lateral epitaxy and growth; optical properties and light emitters; electronic transport and quantum dots; characterization and bandstructure; quantum dots and photo detectors; electronic properties and transport; light emitters and strain control and light emitters and electronic devices.

Book Title : Proceedings of the Xth International Scientific Congress in Fur Animal Production

proceedings of the xth international scientific congress in fur animal production

Release Date : 2012-10-25
ISBN Code : 9789086867608
Book Author : P.F. Larsen
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 496

Book Summary :

These proceedings present the latest achievements and developments within the scientific community of fur animal research organised by the International Fur Animal Scientific Association (IFASA). The book contains papers on the following topics: nutrition, feeding and management, health and disease, breeding, genetics and reproduction, behaviour and welfare and a theme on 'WelFur for mink and foxes'. The scientific results presented do not only come from traditional mink producing countries, but also from countries with more recent developments in fur animal production. The scientific community in the field of fur animal production is small, but the biologic diversity and thus the need for scientifically based knowledge in this area is similar to, or often exceeds, that of other farm animals. In this book, the most diverse and recent advancements in fur animal production were brought together in order to provide a clear overview for all those involved in the fur animal industry.

Book Title : State of the Art Program on Compound Semiconductors 46 SOTAPOCS 46 and Processes at the Semiconductor Solution Interface 2

state of the art program on compound semiconductors 46 sotapocs 46 and processes at the semiconductor solution interface 2

Release Date : 2007-01-01
ISBN Code : 9781566775519
Book Author : C. O'Dwyer
Book Publisher : The Electrochemical Society
Total Pages : 631

Book Summary :

Section 1 addresses the most recent developments in processes at the semiconductor-solution interface include etching, oxidation, passivation, film growth, porous semiconductor formation, electrochemical, photoelectrochemical, electroluminescence and photoluminescence processes, electroanalytical measurements and related topics on both elemental and compound semiconductors. Section 2 addresses the most recent developments in compound semiconductors encompassing advanced devices, materials growth, characterization, processing, device fabrication, reliability, and related topics.

Book Title : History in the Comic Mode

history in the comic mode

Release Date : 2007-05-22
ISBN Code : 9780231508476
Book Author : Rachel Fulton
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 408

Book Summary :

In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions, and explanations are viable. They draw on a variety of sources in Latin, Arabic, French, German, Middle English, and more, and employ a range of theories and methodologies, always keeping in mind that environments are inseparable from the making of the people who inhabit them and that these people are in part constituted by and understood in terms of their communities. Essays feature close readings of both familiar and lesser known materials, offering provocative interpretations of John of Rupescissa's alchemy; the relationship between the living and the saintly dead in Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons; the nomenclature of heresy in the early eleventh century; the apocalyptic visions of Robert of Uzès; Machiavelli's De principatibus; the role of "demotic religiosity" in economic development; and the visions of Elizabeth of Schönau. Contributors write as historians of religion, art, literature, culture, and society, approaching their subjects through the particular and the singular rather than through the thematic and the theoretical. Playing with the wild possibilities of the historical fragments at their disposal, the scholars in this collection advance a new and exciting approach to writing medieval history.

Book Title : Favorite Father Brown Stories

favorite father brown stories

Release Date : 2012-03-27
ISBN Code : 9780486115221
Book Author : G. K. Chesterton
Book Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 96

Book Summary :

Beloved clerical sleuth in roster of remarkable cases: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," "The Man in the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," more.

Book Title : The Innocence of Father Brown

the innocence of father brown

Release Date : 2010-06-24
ISBN Code : 9781849891202
Book Author : G. K. Chesterton
Book Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages : 199

Book Summary :

This first collection of Father Brown mysteries, widely considered the author’s best, includes "The Blue Cross" "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo" and more. Father Brown is the opposite of Sherlock Holmes — the quiet, nondescript little priest whom nobody notices. Readers who enjoy classic fiction - and a good mystery - will love this special hand-crafted, digitally-formatted ebook edition.