Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
La photographie intitulée Point de vue pris d'une fenêtre de la propriété du Gras à Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, réalisée par Nicéphore Niépce sur une plaque d'étain recouverte de bitume de Judée, est considérée comme la photographie la plus ancienne de l’histoire. Elle a probablement été obtenue en 1827. Mais le processus qui a conduit à la mise au point d'un dispositif fiable d'enregistrement de la lumière est antérieur de plusieurs siècles à cet événement. Il a été rendu possible au début du XIXe siècle grâce aux avancées obtenues lors des deux siècles précédents dans les domaines de la chimie et de l'optique. L’invention de Niépce n’est pas isolée : elle est portée par son temps et d’autres acteurs s’y trouvent associés. Dès l’origine, ce mouvement s'inscrit de manière cohérente dans l’histoire plus globale des révolutions industrielles. Comme elles, l’essor de la photographie s’inscrit dans une accélération du progrès technique qui affecte à la fois les modes de production et de consommation. Ce Dossier Universalis, composé d’articles empruntés au fonds de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis, rend compte de cet essor.
Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
En quinze articles empruntés à l’Encyclopædia Universalis, cette histoire de la police française du Moyen Âge à nos jours alterne articles de fond (la police sous l’Ancien Régime, la Révolution et l’Empire, la République, l’Occupation, de la Libération à nos jours) et biographies des « grands » policiers qui ont écrit cette histoire (La Reynie, Fouché, Vidocq, les Bertillon...). Une synthèse brillante sur un sujet neuf et passionnant.
Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: Siduri Books
Five years ago such questions didn't matter; Wikipedia was one source among many, and no one took it very seriously. Two years ago they hardly mattered, because the newspapers said Wikipedia couldn't be trusted, and there was always a more 'reliable' source to check later.
Author: Yoel Natan
Publisher: Yoel Natan
This is volume one of a two-volume study of a war and moon god religion that was based on the Mideast moon god religion of Sin.
Author: Pavel Grinfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This textbook is distinguished from other texts on the subject by the depth of the presentation and the discussion of the calculus of moving surfaces, which is an extension of tensor calculus to deforming manifolds. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this text invites its audience to take a fresh look at previously learned material through the prism of tensor calculus. Once the framework is mastered, the student is introduced to new material which includes differential geometry on manifolds, shape optimization, boundary perturbation and dynamic fluid film equations. The language of tensors, originally championed by Einstein, is as fundamental as the languages of calculus and linear algebra and is one that every technical scientist ought to speak. The tensor technique, invented at the turn of the 20th century, is now considered classical. Yet, as the author shows, it remains remarkably vital and relevant. The author’s skilled lecturing capabilities are evident by the inclusion of insightful examples and a plethora of exercises. A great deal of material is devoted to the geometric fundamentals, the mechanics of change of variables, the proper use of the tensor notation and the discussion of the interplay between algebra and geometry. The early chapters have many words and few equations. The definition of a tensor comes only in Chapter 6 – when the reader is ready for it. While this text maintains a consistent level of rigor, it takes great care to avoid formalizing the subject. The last part of the textbook is devoted to the Calculus of Moving Surfaces. It is the first textbook exposition of this important technique and is one of the gems of this text. A number of exciting applications of the calculus are presented including shape optimization, boundary perturbation of boundary value problems and dynamic fluid film equations developed by the author in recent years. Furthermore, the moving surfaces framework is used to offer new derivations of classical results such as the geodesic equation and the celebrated Gauss-Bonnet theorem.
Author: John Lewell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Take photos like a pro without breaking the bank by using FREE and nearly FREE software and hardware explained in this book. Get professional looking shots from a low-cost camera Save money by building your own lighting rigs, tripods, monopods and stabilisers for next to nothing Learn how to use older lenses on modern digital cameras, and make your own macro lens, lens hoods, flash diffusers, flash concentrators, decorative Bokeh effect lenses and more Use dozens of FREE and low cost photo applications for processing, viewing, cataloguing, editing, creating HDR, and photo stitching Build powerful photography processing and editing suites with free software and plugins that go head to head with expensive tools like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
Author: Patricia B. Seybold
Publisher: Harper Collins
How dynamic businesses of every size can unleash innovation by inviting customers to co–design what they do and make. Reading line: The 8 Roles Customers Play in Trend–Setting Companies The refrain is familiar for Patricia Seybold in her journeys as a top technology and management strategist: "I want our company to be acknowledged as the most admired and most customer–valued in our industry and to be recognized as the company that has forever changed the way things are done." "How can we become the Google of banking?" "How can we be the eBay of software?" "I want to be the JetBlue of manufacturing." "How can we become the undisputed trend–setter in our industry–with a competitive bar no one can topple?" In Outside Innovation, bestselling author Seybold taps her close relationship with dozens of high–innovation companies to reveal the untold strategy behind the trendsetters and the next HUGE leap forward in customer strategy. Seybold shows that companies that are dominating their category and staying ahead of the pack are collaborating at every level of their business with their customers.
Author: Andrzej Paczkowski, Malcolm Byrne, Gregory F. Domber, Magdalena Klotzbach
Publisher: Central European University Press
Presents 95 documents on the months between Au. 1980 when Solidarity was founded and Dec. 1981 when Polish authorities declared martial law and crushed the opposition movement.
Author: Graham Allan, Graham A. Allan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A unique collection, first published in 1999, bridging social psychological and social structural research to advance understanding of friendship.
Author: Baruch Kimmerling
A compelling history of Sharon's rise to power, and a forensic account of his crimes against the Palestinians.
Author: Michael A. Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features: Chronology Introductory essay Appendixes Bibliography Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues, people, operations, laws, regulations