The Bass Book

Author: Tony Bacon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Music

Page: 108

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ÊThe Bass BookÊ offers a complete illustrated history of bass guitars from Fender's first in the 1950s through the models of the next 40 years that formed the foundation for modern music. The bass guitar is undoubtedly one of the most significant instruments of this century yet this book is the first to study its history. Features original interviews with bass makers past and present dozens of unusual specially commissioned color photos and a reference section that provides a wealth of information on every major manufacturer.

Advances in Blow Moulding Process Optimization

Author: Andres Garcia-Rejon

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing


Category: Plastics

Page: 112

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This report provides a review of the development and current understanding of blow moulding technology. The history and technology of blow moulding are reviewed and details are given on the research carried out in order to better understand the fundamental phenomena affecting the different stages of the process, and their interdependence in controlling final part characteristics. An additional indexed section containing several hundred abstracts from the Rapra Polymer Library database provides useful references for further reading.

Policy and Choice

Public Finance through the Lens of Behavioral Economics

Author: William J. Congdon

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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Traditional public finance provides a powerful framework for policy analysis, but it relies on a model of human behavior that the new science of behavioral economics increasingly calls into question. In Policy and Choice economists William Congdon, Jeffrey Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan argue that public finance not only can incorporate many lessons of behavioral economics but also can serve as a solid foundation from which to apply insights from psychology to questions of economic policy. The authors revisit the core questions of public finance, armed with a richer perspective on human behavior. They do not merely apply findings from psychology to specific economic problems; instead, they explore how psychological factors actually reshape core concepts in public finance such as moral hazard, deadweight loss, and incentives. Part one sets the stage for integrating behavioral economics into public finance by interpreting the evidence from psychology and developing a framework for applying it to questions in public finance. In part two, the authors apply that framework to specific topics in public finance, including social insurance, externalities and public goods, income support and redistribution, and taxation. In doing so, the authors build a unified analytical approach that encompasses both traditional policy levers, such as taxes and subsidies, and more psychologically informed instruments. The net result of this innovative approach is a fully behavioral public finance, an integration of psychology and the economics of the public sector that is explicit, systematic, rigorous, and realistic.

WCNN'93, Portland

World Congress on Neural Networks, July 11-15, 1993, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon


Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Psychology


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general chair: George G. Lendaris, Portland State University program chairs: Stephen Grossberg, Boston University Bart Kosko, University of Southern California Formed in 1987 in response to the extraordinary international interest in neural network research, INNS includes among its founders many of the most distinguished leaders of the field. The World Congress on Neural Networks was held to bring together academic scientists, students, industrial commercializers and financers in an open forum for the advancement of the full spectrum of significant neural network research and development, from biology through technology.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 93rd Edition

Author: William M. Haynes

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Science

Page: 2664

View: 967

Mirroring the growth and direction of science for a century, the Handbook, now in its 93rd edition, continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting tables of data, its usefulness spans every discipline. This edition includes 17 new tables in the Analytical Chemistry section, a major update of the CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants and updates to many other tables. The book puts physical formulas and mathematical tables used in labs every day within easy reach. The 93rd edition is the first edition to be available as an eBook.

Law of the Sea

Author: Hugo Caminos

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Law

Page: 600

View: 238

This series brings together the most significant published journal articles in international law as determined by the editors of each volume in the series. The proliferation of law, specialist journals, the increase in international materials and the use of the internet has meant that it is increasingly difficult for students and legal scholars to have access to all the relevant articles. Many valuable older articles are unable to be obtained readily. In addition each volume contains an informative introduction which provides an overview of the subject matter and justification of why the articles were collected. This series contains collections of articles in a manner that is of use for both teaching and research.

History of Technology

Author: Graham Hollister-Short

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: History

Page: 320

View: 941

The technical problems confronting different societies and periods, and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. Volumes contain technical articles ranging widely in subject, time and region, as well as general papers on the history of technology. In addition to dealing with the history of technical discovery and change, History of Technology also explores the relations of technology to other aspects of life -- social, cultural and economic -- and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.