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Split At The Root

Author : Catana Tully
ISBN : 1479114693
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In this dramatic and beautifully written memoir, the author explores questions of race, adoption and identity, not as the professor of cultural studies that she became, but as the Black child of German settlers in Guatemala who called her their "little Moor." Her journey into investigating the mystery of how these White foreigners became her parents begins when she reluctantly considered joining an African-American organization at the U.S. College where she taught. She realized it was not just her foreign accent that alienated her from Blacks. Under layers of privilege (private schools, international travel, the life of a fashion model and actress in Europe) she discovered that her most important story is one of disinheritance. The author's determination to find out who her mother and father really were, and why she was taken from them, tests the love of her White husband and their son, leads her to embrace and then reject the charismatic man she believes to be her biological father, and takes her to the jungles of Guatemala to find a family that has kept her memory alive as legend. In the book's shocking ending, she learns truths about her mother, and the callous disrespect committed long ago against mother and child in the name of love."--P. [4] of cover.

Concise Encyclopedia Of Composite Materials

Author : Anthony Kelly
ISBN : 0262111454
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Concise Encyclopedias draw relevant articles from the Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering, the only complete reference work in this rapidly developing field. Where necessary, articles have been revised and new articles have been commissioned to provide current accounts of the most recent developments in each area. Copublished with Pergamon Press. The Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials provides a full and up-to-date account of composite materials, particularly fiber composites. The important mechanical properties of fiber composites are covered and discussed in the context of particulate composites and naturally occurring composite materials. Metal matrix composites and fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resins are also covered.

Introduction To Geometric Computing

Author : Sherif Ghali
ISBN : 9781848001152
Genre : Computers
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Computing is quickly making much of geometry intriguing not only for philosophers and mathematicians, but also for scientists and engineers. What is the core set of topics that a practitioner needs to study before embarking on the design and implementation of a geometric system in a specialized discipline? This book attempts to find the answer. Every programmer tackling a geometric computing problem encounters design decisions that need to be solved. This book reviews the geometric theory then applies it in an attempt to find that elusive "right" design.

Structure And Function Of Roots

Author : F. Baluska
ISBN : 0792328329
Genre : Science
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In 1971, the late Dr. J. Kolek of the Institute of Botany, Bratislava, organized the first International Symposium devoted exclusively to plant roots. At that time, perhaps only a few of the participants, gathered together in Tatranska Lomnica, sensed that a new era of root meetings was beginning. Nevertheless, it is now clear that Dr. Kolek's action, undertaken with his characteristic enormous enthusiasm, was rather pioneering, for it started a series a similar meetings. Moreover, what was rather exceptional at the time was the fact that the meeting was devoted to the functioning of just a single organ, the root. One possible reason for the unexpected success of the original, perhaps naive, idea of a Root Symposium might lie with the fact that plant roots have always been extremely popular as experimental material for cytologists, biochemists and physiologists whishing to probe processes as diverse as cell division and solute transport. Of course, the connection of roots with the rest of the plant is not forgotten either. This wide variety of disciplines is now coupled with the development of increasingly sophisticated experimental techniques to study some of these old problems. These factors undoubtedly contribute to the necessity of continuing the tradition of the root symposia. The common theme of root function gives, in addition, a certain unity to all these diverse activities.

Modern B Tree Techniques

Author : Goetz Graefe
ISBN : 9781601984821
Genre : Computers
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Invented about 40 years ago and called ubiquitous less than 10 years later, B-tree indexes have been used in a wide variety of computing systems from handheld devices to mainframes and server farms. Over the years, many techniques have been added to the basic design in order to improve efficiency or to add functionality. Examples include separation of updates to structure or contents, utility operations such as non-logged yet transactional index creation, and robust query processing such as graceful degradation during index-to-index navigation. Modern B-Tree Techniques reviews the basics of B-trees and of B-tree indexes in databases, transactional techniques and query processing techniques related to B-trees, B-tree utilities essential for database operations, and many optimizations and improvements. It is intended both as a tutorial and as a reference, enabling researchers to compare index innovations with advanced B-tree techniques and enabling professionals to select features, functions, and tradeoffs most appropriate for their data management challenges.

Root Ecology

Author : Hans de Kroon
ISBN : 3540001859
Genre : Science
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In the course of evolution, a great variety of root systems have learned to overcome the many physical, biochemical and biological problems brought about by soil. This development has made them a fascinating object of scientific study. This volume gives an overview of how roots have adapted to the soil environment and which roles they play in the soil ecosystem. The text describes the form and function of roots, their temporal and spatial distribution, and their turnover rate in various ecosystems. Subsequently, a physiological background is provided for basic functions, such as carbon acquisition, water and solute movement, and for their responses to three major abiotic stresses, i.e. hard soil structure, drought and flooding. The volume concludes with the interactions of roots with other organisms of the complex soil ecosystem, including symbiosis, competition, and the function of roots as a food source.

Beginning Microsoft Sql Server 2008 Programming

Author : Robert Vieira
ISBN : 9781118059609
Genre : Computers
File Size : 72. 26 MB
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This comprehensive introduction to SQL Server begins with an overview of database design basics and the SQL query language along with an in-depth look at SQL Server itself Progresses on to a clear explanation of how to implement fundamental concepts with the new 2008 version of SQL Server Discusses creating and changing tables, managing keys, writing scripts, working with stored procedures, programming with XML, using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services, and more Features updated and new material, including new examples using Microsoft's AdventureWorks sample database

Beginning Microsoft Sql Server 2012 Programming

Author : Paul Atkinson
ISBN : 9781118236215
Genre : Computers
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Get up to speed on the extensive changes to the newest release of Microsoft SQL Server The 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server changes how you develop applications for SQL Server. With this comprehensive resource, SQL Server authority Robert Vieira presents the fundamentals of database design and SQL concepts, and then shows you how to apply these concepts using the updated SQL Server. Publishing time and date with the 2012 release, Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming begins with a quick overview of database design basics and the SQL query language and then quickly proceeds to show you how to implement the fundamental concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. You'll explore the key additions and changes to this newest version, including conditional action constructs, enhanced controls for results paging, application integration with SharePoint and Excel, and development of BI applications. Covers new features such as SQL Azure for cloud computing, client-connectivity enhancements, security and compliance, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses essential topics including managing keys, writing scripts, and working with store procedures Shares helpful techniques for creating and changing tables, programming with XML, and using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming demystifies even the most difficult challenges you may face with the new version of Microsoft SQL Server.

Professional Microsoft Sql Server 2008 Programming

Author : Robert Vieira
ISBN : 9780470632093
Genre : Computers
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This book is written for SQL Server 2008. However, it does maintain roots going back a few versions and looks out for backward compatibility issues with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000. These versions are old enough that there is little to no time spent on them except in passing. The book is oriented around developing on SQL server. Most of the concepts are agnostic to what client language you use although the examples that leverage a client language general do so in C#. For those who are migrating from early versions of SQL Server, some “gotchas” that exist any time a product has versions are discussed to the extent that they seem to be a genuinely relevant issue. This book assumes that you have some experience with SQL Server and are at an intermediate to advanced level. The orientation of the book is highly developer focused. While there is a quick reference-oriented appendix, there is very little coverage given to beginner level topics. It is assumed that you already have experience with data manipulation language (DML) statements and know the basics of the mainstream SQL Server objects (views, stored procedures, user defined functions, etc.). If you would like to brush up on your knowledge before diving into this book, the author recommends reading Beginning SQL Server 2008 Programming first. There is very little overlap between the Beginning and Professional books and they are designed to work as a pair.

Net 4 Wrox Pdf Bundle

Author : Bill Evjen
ISBN : 9780470937839
Genre : Computers
File Size : 22. 94 MB
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The books included in this set are: 9780470502204 Professional ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB: Written by three highly recognized and regarded ASP.NET experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage on ASP.NET 4 with a unique approach featuring examples in both C# and VB, as is the incomparable coverage of core ASP.NET. After a fast-paced refresher on essentials such as server controls, the book delves into expert coverage of all the latest capabilities of ASP.NET 4. 9780470502259 Professional C# 4 and .NET 4: After a quick refresher on C# basics, the author dream team moves on to provide you with details of language and framework features including LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, WPF, Workflow, and Generics. Coverage also spans ASP.NET programming with C#, working in Visual Studio 2010 with C#, and more. With this book, you'll quickly get up to date on all the newest capabilities of C# 4. 9780470548653 Professional Visual Studio 2010: This book gets you quickly up to speed on what you can expect from Visual Studio 2010. Packed with helpful examples, this comprehensive guide explains examines the features of Visual Studio 2010, which allows you to create and manage programming projects for the Windows platform. It walks you through every facet of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), from common tasks and functions to its powerful tools 9780470499832 Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference: This reference guide provides you with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming language to perform a variety of tasks. As a tutorial, the book describes the Visual Basic language and covers essential Visual Basic topics. The material presents categorized information regarding specific operations and reveals useful tips, tricks, and tidbits to help you make the most of the new Visual Basic 2010. 9780470477229 WPF Programmer's Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4: Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts. It is packed with helpful examples and progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. 9780470257029 Professional SQL Server 2008 Programming: This expanded best-seller includes new coverage of SQL Server 2008's new datatypes, new indexing structures, manageability features, and advanced time-zone handling. As an added bonus, also includes Professional SQL Server 2005 Programmers for .NET 4 developers still working in a SQL Server 2005 setting.

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