The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original paper and illustrations, and deteriorate with age. With meticulous detective work and Baker’s well-known explanatory power, Double Fold reveals a secret history of microfilm lobbyists, former CIA agents, and warehouses where priceless archives are destroyed with a machine called a guillotine. Baker argues passionately for preservation, even cashing in his own retirement account to save one important archive–all twenty tons of it. Written the brilliant narrative style that Nicholson Baker fans have come to expect, Double Fold is a persuasive and often devastating book that may turn out to be The Jungle of the American library system.
Simple sewing shortcuts for hasslefree seams, reducing fullness, marking a hem, handling tricky fabrics, and many finishing touches are included in a guide which also features more than eight hundred drawings
Need to learn iPhoto 6 fast? Try a Visual QuickStart! This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with this great iLife 06 application in no time. Best-selling author and instructor Adam Engst uses crystal-clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and friendly prose to introduce you to everything from importing, tagging, editing, and perfecting images to creating slideshows and photo albums to easy online Web publishing. You’ll also learn about everything new in iPhoto 6, including enhanced editing and special effects, calendars and cards, photocasting, and more!
Paul Schweitzer Festschrift : Conference in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Paul Schweitzer, S.J., August 6-10, 2007, PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Author: Paul A. Schweitzer
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
This volume represents the proceedings of the conference on Foliations, Geometry, and Topology, held August 6-10, 2007, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in honor of the 70th birthday of Paul Schweitzer. The papers concentrate on the theory of foliations and related areas such as dynamical systems, group actions on low dimensional manifolds, and geometry of hypersurfaces. There are survey papers on classification of foliations and their dynamical properties, including codimension one foliations with Bott - Morse singularities. Other papers involve the relationship of foliations with characteristic classes, contact structures, and Eliashberg - Mishachev wrinkled mappings.
Although its underlying concept is a relatively simple one—the measurement of the human body and its parts—anthropometry employs a myriad of methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes, from understanding the impact of disease on individuals to tracking changes in populations over time. The first interdisciplinary reference on the subject, the Handbook of Anthropometry brings this wide-ranging field together: basic theory and highly specialized topics in normal and abnormal anthropometry in terms of health, disease prevention, and intervention. Over 140 self-contained chapters cover up-to-date indices, the latest studies on computerized methods, shape-capturing systems, and bioelectrical impedance, data concerning single tissues and whole-body variables, and reports from different areas of the world. Chapters feature helpful charts and illustrations, cross-references to related chapters are included, and key points are presented in bullet form for ease of comprehension. Together, the Handbook’s thirteen sections entail all major aspects of anthropometrical practice and research, including: · Tools and techniques. · Developmental stages, from fetus to elder. · Genetic diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer. · Exercise and nutrition. · Ethnic, cultural, and geographic populations. · Special conditions and circumstances. The Handbook of Anthropometry is an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of a broad spectrum of health professionals, among them health scientists, physicians, physiologists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, public health researchers, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. It is also useful to college-level students and faculty in the health disciplines, as well as to policymakers and ergonomists.