Triumphal Chariot of Antimony
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Triumphal Chariot of Antimony

Basil Valentine was allegedly a 15th-century alchemist. Here he describes the preparation of Antimony, which, in the form of its natural sulfide, was known to the ancients and was used by them as a cosmetic and as a medicine.

The Descent of Man
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The Descent of Man

No book made a greater impact on the intellectual world of its first Victorian readers nor has had such an enduring influence on our thinking on science, literature, theology and philosophy. In The Descent of Man, Darwin addresses the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind, that he had deliberately left out of On the Origin of Species. And the evidence he presents forces us to question what it is ...

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Ip Multimedia Subsystem (ims) Handbook

Take Part in the Future of Wireless/Wireline Convergence The IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), established as the foundation for future wireless and wireline convergence, is the bedrock that will facilitate easy deployment on new, rich, personalized multimedia communication services that mix telecom and data services. Designers, planners, and researchers of communication systems will need to make full use of the technology occurring wit...

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The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts have been driven through the delicate fabric of the biosphere. The economy and the earth are headed for a fateful collision—if we don’t a...

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Dam Projects And The Growth Of American Archaeology: The River Basin Surveys And The Interagency Archeological Salvage Program

The Smithsonian Institution’s River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program were the most ambitious archaeological projects ever undertaken in the United States. Administered by the National Park Service from 1945–1969, the programs had profound effects—methodological, theoretical, and historical—on American archaeology, many of which are still being felt today. They stimulated the public’s interest in heritag...

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Ouvrages d'art en zone sismique : Guide d'application de l'Eurocode 8

La construction parasismique concerne un nombre croissant de professionnels et d'architectes depuis que le nouveau zonage sismique de la France s'applique à 60% des communes. Revue et augmentée d'une importante annexe touchant à l'application de la réglementation, cette deuxième édition consacre un titre désormais classique de la collection "Eurocode". Les professionnels de la construction trouveront notamment dans ce manuel : un rap...

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Statische Beurteilung Historischer Tragwerke: Band 2: Holzkonstruktionen (bauingenieur-praxis)

Die Aufgabe der Beurteilung existierender Tragwerke stellt sich bei Umbauten oder Umnutzungen, und zunehmend auch bei der Einschätzung der Standsicherheit von öffentlich zugänglichen Bauwerken. Bei realistischer Beurteilung können Tragreserven durch Reparaturmaßnahmen aktiviert und somit die Eingriffe auf ein Mindestmaß begrenzt werden, was besonders unter denkmalpflegerischen Randbedingungen erwünscht ist. In Band 2 werden die handw...

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Carbohydrates: Comprehensive Studies On Glycobiology And Glycotechnology Ed. By Chuan-fa Chang

This comprehensive book is to readers who are interested in carbohydrates. This book contains excellent chapters written by experts from the fields of chemistry, glycobiology, microbiology, immunology, botany, zoology, as well as biotechnology. This book also offers much in the way of experiences, tools, and technologies for readers who are interested in different fields of Glycobiology. The readers can obtain more than anticipated f...

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Arduino – Maîtrisez Sa Programmation Et Ses Cartes D’interface (shields)

L’Arduino permet de réaliser à moindre coût des applications à base de microcontrôleur sans nécessiter de connaissances particulières en électronique ni en programmation, sans avoir besoin de sortir le fer à souder et sans devoir investir dans des outils de développement. C’est en grande partie grâce à ces atouts que l’Arduino doit son succès planétaire. Après un bref rappel de ce qu’est un microcontrôleur et une présentation des dif...

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Volcanic Ash: Chemical Composition, Environmental Impact And Health Risks

Attracting structures in volcanic ash transport and the correlation to environmental hazard zones / Jifeng Peng and Peter Webley -- The impact of volcanic ash fallout on industrial facilities : natural-technological hazards in wastewater treatments (grit removals) / G. Ancione, P. Primerano, E. Salzano, G. Maschio and M.F. Milazzo -- A review of tephra transport and dispersal modeling strategies and applications to far-range hazard a...