Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 3rd Edition

Heart surgery, as we know it today did not exist when I graduated from medical school in 1944. During the last half of the twentieth century, however, cardiovascular surgery emerged as an important therapeutic discipline, and I am fortunate to have participated in the excitement of the specialty’s formative years.

Probably the most stimulating advance in the treatment of congenital heart disease occurred in 1944, when Alfred Blalock and Helen Taussig introduced their technique of systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunting for tetralogy of Fallot. The success of the “blue-baby” operation was so dramatic and promising that cardiac surgery began to grow at a frenzied pace. The early operative procedures for congenital anomalies, including the blue-baby operation, proved that the circulatory system could be altered to improve blood flow and cardiopulmonary function.

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Infectious Disease: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Case Studies

This book provides a valuable overview of the basic principles and issues pertaining to the pathogenesis and prevention of infectious diseases. The illustrations, the chapter summaries with relevant information, and the case studies are all particularly useful for the targeted readers. The book is well designed and manages to convey the general concepts of the various aspects of infectious diseases without overwhelming.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting

Collection of papers focusing on repairing, maintaining, rehabilitating, and retrofitting of existing infrastructures to extend their life and maximize economic return. Moreover, structural performance and material durability are discussed. Contributions are classified (i) Concrete durability aspects, (ii) Condition assessment of concrete structures, and (iii) Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting. Major attention is aid to innovative materials for durable concrete construction, integrated service life modelling of reinforced concrete structures, NDE/NDT and measurement techniques, repair methods and materials, and structural strengthening and retrofitting techniques. For researchers and practioners in structure and infrastructure engineering.

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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Hydrogeology

The proliferation of environmental regulations and subsequent concerns for soil and groundwater pollution has helped the field of hydrogeology evolve from its geologic roots and move from its early hydraulic affiliations with water supply and geotechnical concerns into a more complex discipline. The study of water as an environmental science has drawn froma number of disciplines, including advancedmathematics and computermodeling towater well drilling. As practicing hydrogeologists, we have found ourselves referring to amyriad of sources during our professional activities for consistent definitions. Further, in this search, we have also discovered an evolution in the definition of terms. In response, we have compiled an extensive list of terms typically encountered in the field of hydrogeology. We have endeavored to be as complete as possible without becoming "a series." This necessitates excluding various subjectwords that, although related, are not directly needed by the practicing hydrogeologist or is better covered ina separate book.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

2009 International Building Code Need to Know

2009 International Building Code Essentials at Your Fingertips
This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know explains and interprets the most common International Code Council requirements. Packed with illustrations, this essential tool brings together all the elements you need to design, estimate, and install building systems. Save time and money, reduce errors, stay in compliance, and increase job site safety using this quick reference.

2009 International Building Code Need To Know features:
* Clear explanations and interpretations of ICC International Building Code
* Helpful trade tips
* Detailed visual references

Inside this on-the-job guide: Use and Occupancy Classification
* Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
* General Building Heights and Areas
* Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction
* Fire-Protection Systems
* Means of Egress
* Accessibility
* Exterior Walls
* Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures
* Structural Design
* Soils and Foundations
* Wood
* Plastic
* Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

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Concrete Structions - Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation

If you work with concrete, then you need this detailed reference guide. Repairing and rehabilitating concrete is big business, but it is a specialized type of work. Rehab work is not the same as new construction. There are many considerations for protecting existing concrete from damage and bonding new concrete to old concrete properly. You are holding an indispensible tool when it comes to working with the combination of new and old concrete: this book.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis, 3rd Edition

This book incorporates developments in chronostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and sedimentation and tectonics that have taken place during the last decade. In particular, the wealth of case studies that have appeared since the late 1980s, focusing on sequence architecture and the relationships between sedimentation and tectonics, have required a virtually complete rewriting of Chapters 6 to 9. The global-eustasy model that was popular as a mechanism for sequence generation at the time of writing of the earlier editions of this book has been downplayed in this edition in the face of abundant new evidence pointing to the importance of tectonism as a process that may generate sequences over a wide range of temporal and physical scales. Amongst other additions, this edition contains new sections describing such topics as basin inversion and basement control of sedimentary basin development, and a range of new case studies of the plate tectonics of sedimentary basins.

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Fuzzy Neural Network Theory and Application

This book systematically synthesizes research achievements in the field of fuzzy neural networks in recent years. It also provides a comprehensive presentation of the developments in fuzzy neural networks, with regard to theory as well as their application to system modeling and image restoration. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamental concepts and architecture analysis of fuzzy neural networks. The book is unique in treating all kinds of fuzzy neural networks and their learning algorithms and universal approximations, and employing simulation examples which are carefully designed to help the reader grasp the underlying theory.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Basics of Hydraulic Systems

Providing the fundamental knowledge on how a typical hydraulic system generates, delivers, and deploys fluid power, Basics of Hydraulic Systems highlights the key configuration features of the components that are needed to support their functionality in a system, such as operating principles, structural features, functionalities, and applications of core composing elements. It also shows how those components work together to perform the designated power transmission task.

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Structure and Function

The thermodynamic properties, reactivities and electronic properties of molecular compounds and materials depend on structure. Therefore, an important basis for progress is to fully appreciate and fundamentally understand the intimate relation between structure and function.

Structure and Function describes various fundamental aspects of structures, dynamics and physics of molecules and materials. The approaches, data and models discussed include new theoretical developments, computational studies and experimental work from molecular chemistry to biology and materials science.

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MySQL Admin Cookbook

What you will learn from this book:
* Set up MySQL replication to manage load balancing, online back up, and fail-over scenarios
* Create, modify, and delete indexes; also identify duplicate indexes to optimize your MySQL servers' performance
* Leverage the power of MySQL Administrator, Query Browser GUI Tools, and the MySQL command line client
* Back up your database and restore the data efficiently and reliably with advanced techniques such as on-the-fly compression, point-in-time recovery, avoiding extended lock situations, backup in replication scenarios, and partial backup and restore.
* Manage data by deleting data in a highly efficient manner, inserting data based on existing database content, and importing and exporting data in a customizable manner
* Monitor table space usage and use database metadata to your advantage
* Deal with typical performance bottlenecks and lock-contention problems
* Configure MySQL and leverage available settings to their full potential
* Manage MySQL user accounts and assign appropriate privileges
* Restrict access sensibly and regain access to your database in case of loss of administrative user credentials
* Manage the schema by adding and removing columns from tables, choosing a suitable storage engine and character set for individual needs
* Add a new primary key column to a table already filled with data and also manage and automate database schema evolution in the context of application updates.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services: Problem, Design, Solution

An authoritative guide to designing effective solutions for data cleansing, ETL, and file management with SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is the leading tool in the data warehouse industry, used for performing extraction, transformation, and load operations.

After an overview of SSIS architecture, the authors walk you a series of real-world problems and show various techniques for handling them.
* Shows you how to design SSIS solutions for data cleansing, ETL and file management
* Demonstrates how to integrate data from a variety of data sources,
* Shows how to monitor SSIS performance,
* Demonstrates how to avoid common pitfalls involved with SSIS deployment
* Explains how to ensure performance of the deployed solution and effectively handle unexpected system failures and outages
* The companion Web site provides sample code and database scripts that readers can directly implement

This book shows you how to design, build, deploy, and manage solutions to real-world problems that SSIS administrators and developers face day-to-day.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Modern Medicines: The Discovery and Development of Healing Drugs

Billions of dollars are spent each year for the research and development of pharmaceutical drugs. Who invents or finds these healing drugs? How do we know they are safe? How are they tested, and how much time does it take from their invention to public use? What is the FDA, and how does it control the drug industry? Modern Medicines answers all of these questions and more. It tells the fascinating story of pharmacology, beginning with ancient medicine men and their herbs and continuing to today's high-tech research labs. This fully revised volume in the Science and Technology in Focus series presents the most recent research available in simple, straight-forward language that students and researchers can easily understand. Its over-arching perspective covers a wide array of topics, such as painkillers, antihistamines, hormone and steroid therapy, antibiotics, vaccinations, and much more.

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Structural Analysis: In Theory and Practice

Structural Analysis Rules of Thumb provides a comprehensive review of the classical methods of structural analysis and also the recent advances in computer applications. The prefect guide for the Professional Engineer's exam, Williams covers principles of structural analysis to advanced concepts. Methods of analysis are presented in a concise and direct manner and the different methods of approach to a problem are illustrated by specific examples. In addition, the book include the clear and concise approach to the subject and the focus on the most direct solution to a problem. Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers? understanding of the topics.

Structural Analysis Rules of Thumb is perfect for anyone who wishes to have handy reference filled with equations, calculations and modeling instructions as well as candidates studying for professional engineering registration examinations. It will also serve as a refresher course and reference manual for practicing engineers. Registered professional engineers and registered structural
Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers? understanding of the topics
Comprehensive coverage of the whole field of structural analysis
Supplementary problems are given at the end of each chapter with answers provided at the end of the book
Realistic situations encountered in practice and test the reader's ability to apply the concepts presented in the chapter
Classical methods of structural analysis and also the recent advances in computer applications

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Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work, 3rd Edition

The job of the estimator is explained in detail at every key stage, from early cost studies, through the preparation of the estimate, to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. Each step is illustrated with examples and notes, and appropriate technical documentation.

Over recent years there have been significant developments in construction management, notably new procurement methods, greater emphasis on innovation and partnering, a greater reliance on cost planning as a methodology, and new developments in both industry and governmental reports and guidance.

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