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 s Edge

  • Filename: foundation-s-edge.
  • ISBN: 9780553900934
  • Release Date: 2012-02-22
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra



Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly. Too perfectly. Now an impossible planet -- with impossible powers -- threatens to upset the Seldon Plan for good unless two men, sworn enemies, can work together to save it! From the Paperback edition.

Foundation and Empire

  • Filename: foundation-and-empire.
  • ISBN: 9780586013557
  • Release Date: 1962
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Catastrophic events unfold as predicted by Hari Seldon--"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 ...?"--Publisher description.

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.

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.

Prelude to Foundation

  • Filename: prelude-to-foundation.
  • ISBN: 9780553900958
  • Release Date: 2012-03-14
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra



It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.

A Cultural History of Physics

  • Filename: a-cultural-history-of-physics.
  • ISBN: 9781568813295
  • Release Date: 2012-01-25
  • Number of pages: 636
  • Author: Károly Simonyi
  • Publisher: CRC Press



While the physical sciences are a continuously evolving source of technology and of understanding about our world, they have become so specialized and rely on so much prerequisite knowledge that for many people today the divide between the sciences and the humanities seems even greater than it was when C. P. Snow delivered his famous 1959 lecture, "The Two Cultures." In A Cultural History of Physics, Hungarian scientist and educator Károly Simonyi succeeds in bridging this chasm by describing the experimental methods and theoretical interpretations that created scientific knowledge, from ancient times to the present day, within the cultural environment in which it was formed. Unlike any other work of its kind, Simonyi’s seminal opus explores the interplay of science and the humanities to convey the wonder and excitement of scientific development throughout the ages. These pages contain an abundance of excerpts from original resources, a wide array of clear and straightforward explanations, and an astonishing wealth of insight, revealing the historical progress of science and inviting readers into a dialogue with the great scientific minds that shaped our current understanding of physics. Beautifully illustrated, accurate in its scientific content and broad in its historical and cultural perspective, this book will be a valuable reference for scholars and an inspiration to aspiring scientists and humanists who believe that science is an integral part of our culture.

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.

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 s Fear

  • Filename: foundation-s-fear.
  • ISBN: 0061793604
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Gregory Benford
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the high-water marks of science fiction. It is the monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline, and the secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the inevitable Dark Age with the science of psychohistory. Now, with the permission -- and blessing -- of the Asimov estate, the epic saga continues. Fate -- and a cruel Emperor's arbitrary power -- have thrust Hari Seldon into the First Ministership of the Empire against his will. As the story opens, Hari is about to leave his quiet professorship and take on the all but impossible task of administering 25 million inhabited worlds from the all-steel planet of Trantor. With the help of his beautiful bio-engineered "wife" Dors and his alien companion Yugo, Seldon is still developing the science that will transform history, never dreaming that it will ultimately pit him against future history's most awesome threat.

Foundations Of Playwork

  • Filename: foundations-of-playwork.
  • ISBN: 9780335222919
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Brown, Fraser
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



This book provides a holistic overview of contemporary play and playwork.

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"--

Psychotherapy Research

  • Filename: psychotherapy-research.
  • ISBN: 9783709113820
  • Release Date: 2014-12-24
  • Number of pages: 648
  • Author: Omar Gelo
  • Publisher: Springer



This book provides readers with essential information on the foundations of psychotherapy research, and on its applications to the study of both psychotherapy process and outcome. The aim is to stimulate a reflection on these issues in a way that will benefit researchers and clinicians, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, at different levels and from different perspectives. Accordingly, the book presents a balanced mix of chapters summarizing the state of the art in the field from different viewpoints and covering innovative topics and perspectives, reflecting some of the most established traditions and, at the same time, emerging approaches in the field in several countries. The contributors, who were invited from among the experts in our national and international professional networks, also represent a healthy mix of leading figures and young researchers. The first part of the book addresses a number of fundamental issues in psychotherapy research at a historical, philosophical, and theoretical level. The second part of the book is concerned with research on psychotherapy processes; in this regard, both quantitative and qualitative approaches are given equal consideration in order to reflect the growing relevance of the latter. The book’s third and last part examines research on psychotherapy outcomes, primarily focusing on quantitative approaches. Offering a balanced mix of perspectives, approaches and topics, the book represents a valuable tool for anyone interested in psychotherapy research.

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