Foundation s Edge

  • Filename: foundation-s-edge.
  • ISBN: 0008117527
  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Voyager



It is 498 years since the two Foundations came into existence - half-way through the Interregnum planned by Hari Seldon. The Second Foundation has once more successfully concealed its existence so that the laws of psychohistory can operate to usher in a new Empire ruled by the mental sciences. The Second Foundation is thought to be extinct...except by Councilman Golan Trevize. Trevize fears that the mysterious Second Foundation will bid for power once a new Galactic Empire is established. To prevent Trevize spreading alarm‚ the Mayor of Terminus exiles him to the abandoned ruins of Trantor.Accompanying Trevize is Janov Pelorat‚ Professor of Ancient History at the University of Terminus. Pelorat hopes to find on Trantor a clue to the location of the planet that gave birth to the human race. His belief in the existence of Earth is considered as far-fetched as Trevize's belief that the Second Foundation endures. But the truths discovered by both of them on Trantor are far stranger than they could have guessed.

Foundation s Edge

  • Filename: foundation-s-edge.
  • ISBN: 9780586058398
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



"This book, while self-contained, is a continuation of the Foundation trilogy, which is made up of three books: Foundation, Foundation and empire, and Second foundation"--Afterword.

Foundation

  • Filename: foundation.
  • ISBN: 055390034X
  • Release Date: 2004-06-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra



For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.

Foundation and Empire

  • Filename: foundation-and-empire.
  • ISBN: 0553900358
  • Release Date: 2004-06-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra



Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...? From the Paperback edition.

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

  • Filename: aid-on-the-edge-of-chaos.
  • ISBN: 9780199578023
  • Release Date: 2013-10-24
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Ben Ramalingam
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Aid has become a tangle of donors and recipients, so unwieldy that it is in danger of collapse. This ground-breaking book presents fresh thinking that transcends the 'more' verses 'less' arguments. Drawing on complexity theory it shows how aid could be transformed into a truly dynamic form of global cooperation fit for the twenty-first century.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

  • Filename: foundations-of-psychological-testing.
  • ISBN: 9781483369273
  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Leslie A. Miller
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications



Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

Third Culture

  • Filename: third-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780684823447
  • Release Date: 1996-05-07
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John Brockman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



This eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today--in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe--is certain to spark fervent intellectual debate.

Foundations of Early Childhood

  • Filename: foundations-of-early-childhood.
  • ISBN: 9781446297599
  • Release Date: 2014-01-14
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Penny Mukherji
  • Publisher: SAGE



'This text will be an invaluable addition to the reading of students and tutors alike. It has been written thoughtfully for students embarking on university courses that study aspects of early childhood education. The introductory chapters give the reader a sense of the thinking and reflection that is helpful for them at the beginning of their studies and a clear focus on the rights of our youngest children roots the text in a sound pedagogical frame. The later chapters broaden the argument and feel very relevant to the current context in their explorations of the policy and practice of EYFS. I would strongly recommend this text.' -Jo Albin-Clark, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, Edge Hill University This book introduces all the most important aspects of early years care and education, and will help you develop the key skills needed to study at degree level. Each chapter introduces major concepts and theories which allow you to explore the foundations of key early childhood issues and apply them in practice. Topics include: Children’s rights The Early Years curriculum How children learn and develop Health and well-being As well as looking at important aspects of study such as: How to search primary sources, such as policy documents and journals How to use your personal experience in studying How to develop critical reading and writing skills With specific learning features designed for different levels of study, this book will be invaluable to students studying at levels 4 and 5 of early childhood degrees and foundation degrees, with features designed to support students as they make the transition to honours level study. Digital resources for extra support! Check out the companion website for additional material including: interactive glossary flashcards journal tasks web links to more handy online resources

The Edge of the World

  • Filename: the-edge-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9780241963845
  • Release Date: 2014-11-06
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Michael Pye
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Featured in New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015 Michael Pye's The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells the amazing story of northern Europe's transformation by sea. 'An utterly beguiling journey into the dark ages of the north sea. A complete revelation . . . Pye writes like a dream. Magnificent' Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps This is a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know. When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything. A thousand years later, it was the heart of global empires and the home of science, art, enlightenment and money. We owe this transformation to the tides and storms of the North Sea. The water was dangerous, but it was far easier than struggling over land; so it was the sea that brought people together. Boats carried food and raw materials, but also new ideas and information. The seafarers raided, ruined and killed, but they also settled and coupled. With them they brought new tastes and technologies - books, clothes, manners, paintings and machines. In this dazzling historical adventure, we return to a time that is largely forgotten and watch as the modern world is born. We see the spread of money and how it paved the way for science. We see how plague terrorised even the rich and transformed daily life for the poor. We watch as the climate changed and coastlines shifted, people adapted and towns flourished. We see the arrival of the first politicians, artists, lawyers: citizens. From Viking raiders to Mongol hordes, Frisian fishermen to Hanseatic hustlers, travelling as far west as America and as far east as Byzantium, we see how the life and traffic of the seas changed everything. Drawing on an astonishing breadth of learning and packed with human stories and revelations, this is the epic drama of how we came to be who we are. 'A closely-researched and fascinating characterisation of the richness of life and the underestimated interconnections of the peoples all around the medieval and early modern North Sea. A real page-turner' Chris Wickham, author of The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 'Elegant writing and extraordinary scholarship . . . Miraculous' Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of Periodic Tales and Anatomies 'Splendid. A heady mix of social, economic, and intellectual history, written in an engaging style. It offers a counterpoint to the many studies of the Mediterranean, arguing for the importance of the North Sea. Exciting, fun, and informative' Michael Prestwich, Professor of History, Durham University Michael Pye has written eleven previous books, translated into eleven languages, including two British bestsellers and two New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He took a First and various prizes in Modern History at Oxford, and was then for many years a highly successful journalist, columnist and broadcaster in London and New York. He now lives between London and rural Portugal.

Structural Foundations Manual for Low Rise Buildings

  • Filename: structural-foundations-manual-for-low-rise-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9780415266437
  • Release Date: 2003-11-04
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Michael F. Atkinson
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This book provides practical and buildable solutions for the design of foundations for housing and other low-rise buildings, especially those on abnormal or poor ground. A wealth of expert information and advice is brought together dealing with the key aspects a designer must consider in order to achieve effective and economic foundation designs. This second edition of Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings has been completely updated in line with the new government guidelines on contaminated land and brown-field sites. The book includes well-detailed design solutions and calculations, actual case histories, illustrations, design charts and check lists, making it a user-friendly reference for contractors, structural engineers, architects and students who have to deal with foundations for low-rise buildings on sites with difficult ground conditions.

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils

  • Filename: foundation-engineering-for-expansive-soils.
  • ISBN: 9780470581520
  • Release Date: 2015-02-09
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John D. Nelson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



"Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats; includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design; profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies; and covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils"--

Handbook of Machine Foundations

  • Filename: handbook-of-machine-foundations.
  • ISBN: 0070966117
  • Release Date: 1976-01-01
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: P. Srinivasulu
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education



Imperfect designing of machine foundations based on empirical formulations has led to the problem of troublesome vibrations in the existing foundations. Recent developments in the field of structural and soil dynamics have helped establish basic design principles for various types of machine foundations. In order to achieve efficiency and economy in the design, it is imperative that the designer have an in depth knowledge of various aspects of analysis, design and construction of machine foundations

Convergence

  • Filename: convergence.
  • ISBN: 0838933823
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 283
  • Author: Library and Information Technology Association (U.S.). National Conference
  • Publisher: Amer Library Assn



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