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Surface Detail

Author : Iain M. Banks
ISBN : 9780748117338
Genre : Fiction
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The ninth Culture book from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. It begins in the realm of the Real. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Author : United States. Patent and Trademark Office
ISBN : WISC:89050365139
Genre : Patents
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Computer Graphics

Author : James D. Foley
ISBN : 0201848406
Genre : Computers
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A guide to the concepts and applications of computer graphics covers such topics as interaction techniques, dialogue design, and user interface software.

Atlas Of Quartz Sand Surface Textures

Author : David H. Krinsley
ISBN : 0521169143
Genre : Science
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This 1973 comprehensive catalogue examines the many presences and absences found within the characteristics of different types of quartz grain sand. The focal point of this work is the numerous micrographs, selected specifically for their ability to demonstrate the many variations in the surface textures of quartz grain sand.

Shoot Macro

Author : Stan Sholik
ISBN : 9781608957750
Genre : Photography
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Macro photography has been surging in popularity, especially online with social media and internet marketplaces. No matter what your area of interest is, you'll find techniques in this book to create strong macro images in it. Readers will learn how to creatively solve common, specific close-up and macro photography problems in a wide range of areas. But while lighting, lenses, equipment and techniques are discussed in detail for each image, so is the creative process. Why compose it in this way? Why is this angle better than another? Why would you want everything in focus for one photo, but only a small area for another? Readers will be given guidance so they can answer these questions for their own photography.

Polymer Microscopy

Author : Linda C. Sawyer
ISBN : 9789400931398
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Modern materials include a vast array of polymers and plastics which are found in applications such as housing, appliances, clothing and household textiles and automotive and aerospace industries. Thus research scientists, engineers and materials science graduate students need to be aware of the methods and techniques required to understand the structure-property relations of polymer materials. This book will review the field of the microscopy of polymers. There is a vast literature which describes the research results obtained by study of polymer materials using microscopy and other complementary analytical techniques and such studies are best left to journals on specific topics. The major objective of this text is to provide the basic microscopy techniques and specimen preparation methods applicable to polymers. The book will attempt to provide enough detail so that the methods described can be applied, and also to reference appropriate publications for the investigator interested in more detail. The selection of two authors for this text came from the desire for a comprehen sive review of polymer microscopy with emphasis on methods and techniques, rather than on research results. The synergism provided by two authors with widely varied backgrounds was thought to be important: one author (LCS) has an industrial focus and a background in chemistry whilst the other (DTG) has an academic environment and offers a background in polymer physics.

Atlas Of Sand Grain Surface Textures And Applications

Author : W. C. Mahaney
ISBN : 0195138120
Genre : Science
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This volume reviews the microtextural literature of the last twenty-five years since the publication of Sand Grain Surface Texures by D.H. Krinsley and J. Doornkamp, in 1973, which inaugurated the use of the SEM in sedimentology. For over four decades, the SEM has proved itself to be the instrument of choice in the analysis of microstructures, whether they be mineral collages or intergrowths, whole grain or partial grain microfeatures including microtextures, dissolution characteristics and/or precipitates-coatings of various thicknesses and compositions. Its high resolution stereo imagery, coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry, provides a level of compositional analysis that far exceeds the traditional light microscope. With magnifications from 25 to 100,000X, virtually the surface of any molecular structure can be seen and studied from microphotographs or electronic imagery together with printouts from an interlinked energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). Offering an expanded list of microtextures, new interpretations of them and an assessment of how they may be used to discriminate sedimentary environments, this volume builds on the original "Atlas" and the work of practitioners worldwide. Including engineering tests designed to reproduce "glacial grains" under controlled conditions in the laboratory, new information on microtextures of heavy minerals, applications in the earth, forensic, archaeologic, and nutrition sciences, together with the use of the secondary and CL modes of the SEM, this book is a state-of-the-art presentation of where sand grain microfeature analysis lies at present and where it intends to go in the future.

Springer Handbook Of Experimental Solid Mechanics

Author : William N. Sharpe
ISBN : 9780387268835
Genre : Mathematics
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As a reference book, the Springer Handbook provides a comprehensive exposition of the techniques and tools of experimental mechanics. An informative introduction to each topic is provided, which advises the reader on suitable techniques for practical applications. New topics include biological materials, MEMS and NEMS, nanoindentation, digital photomechanics, photoacoustic characterization, and atomic force microscopy in experimental solid mechanics. Written and compiled by internationally renowned experts in the field, this book is a timely, updated reference for both practitioners and researchers in science and engineering.

Game Development Essentials

Author : Todd Gantzler
ISBN : 1401840663
Genre : Computers
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CD-ROM contains: plugins for 3D Studio Max -- 3D files and image files for use with book tutorials -- examples of topics discussed in book.


Author : Stephen F. Tonkin
ISBN : 1852332727
Genre : Science
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This clear easy-to-understand book helps "new" amateur astronomers by answering the most frequently asked questions. The idea is to quickly take the reader to a level of expertise significantly higher than that provided by general books. Each chapter is on a different subject, from what to buy through to how to use it and what to look at. The tips and techniques are applicable to all telescope users.

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