Trapped In The Gap

Author: Emma Kowal
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782386009
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In Australia, a ‘tribe’ of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. ‘White anti-racists’ find themselves trapped by endless ambiguities, contradictions, and double binds — a microcosm of the broader dilemmas of postcolonial societies. These dilemmas are fueled by tension between the twin desires of equality and difference: to make Indigenous people statistically the same as non-Indigenous people (to 'close the gap') while simultaneously maintaining their ‘cultural’ distinctiveness. This tension lies at the heart of failed development efforts in Indigenous communities, ethnic minority populations and the global South. This book explains why doing good is so hard, and how it could be done differently.

Trapped In The Gap

Author: Emma Kowal
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ISBN: 9781782386049
Size: 15,82 MB
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In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. 'White anti-racists' find themselves trapped by endless ambiguities, contradictions, and double binds - a microcosm of the broader dilemmas of postcolonial societies. These dilemmas are fueled by tension between the twin desires of equality and difference: to make Indigenous people statistically the same as non-Indigenous people (to 'close the gap') while simultaneously maintaining their 'cultural' distinctiveness. This tension lies at the heart of failed development efforts in Indigenous communities, ethnic minority populations and the global South. This book explains why doing good is so hard, and how it could be done differently.

Optical Solitons In Fibers

Author: Akira Hasegawa
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540436959
Size: 12,72 MB
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Authored by internationally recognized experts on optical solitons, this book addresses the forefront of technology in the important field of optical communications. It deals with topics from the motion of light waves in optical fibres to the evolution of light wavepackets, and other applications.

Emergent Nonlinear Phenomena In Bose Einstein Condensates

Author: Panayotis G. Kevrekidis
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540735915
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This book, written by experts in the fields of atomic physics and nonlinear science, covers the important developments in a special aspect of Bose-Einstein condensation, namely nonlinear phenomena in condensates. Topics covered include bright, dark, gap and multidimensional solitons; vortices; vortex lattices; optical lattices; multicomponent condensates; mathematical methods/rigorous results; and the beyond-the-mean-field approach.

Green Carbon Dioxide

Author: Gabriele Centi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118831942
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PROMISING NEW APPROACHES TO RECYCLE CARBON DIOXIDE AND REDUCEEMISSIONS With this book as their guide, readers will learn a variety ofnew approaches and methods to recycle and reuse carbon dioxide(CO2) in order to produce green fuels and chemicals and,at the same time, minimize CO2 emissions. The authorsdemonstrate how to convert CO2 into a broad range ofessential products by using alternative green energy sources, suchas solar, wind, and hydro-power as well as sustainable energysources. Readers will discover that CO2 can be a drivingforce for the sustainable future of both the chemical industry andthe energy and fuels industry. Green Carbon Dioxide features a team of expert authors,offering perspectives on the latest breakthroughs in CO2recycling from Asia, Europe, and North America. The book beginswith an introduction to the production of CO2-basedfuels and chemicals. Next, it covers such topics as: Transformation of CO2 to useable products throughfree-radical-induced reactions Hydrogenation of CO2 to liquid fuels Direct synthesis of organic carbonates from CO2 andalcohols using heterogeneous oxide catalysts Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 in methanolmedium Fuel production from photocatalytic reduction of CO2with water using TiO2-based nanocomposites Use of CO2 in enhanced oil recovery and carboncapture and sequestration More than 1,000 references enable readers to explore individualtopics in greater depth. Green Carbon Dioxide offers engineers, chemists, andmanagers in the chemical and energy and fuel industries aremarkable new perspective, demonstrating how CO2 canplay a significant role in the development of a sustainableEarth.

Handbook Of Adhesive Technology Revised And Expanded

Author: Antonio Pizzi
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203912225
Size: 18,47 MB
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The Handbook of Adhesive Technology, Second Edition exceeds the ambition of its bestselling forerunner by reexamining the mechanisms driving adhesion, categories of adhesives, techniques for bond formation and evaluation, and major industrial applications. Integrating modern technological innovations into adhesive preparation and application, this greatly expanded and updated edition comprises a total of 26 different adhesive groupings, including three new classes. The second edition features ten new chapters, a 40-page list of resources on adhesives, and abundant figures, tables, equations.

Quintessence

Author: David Walton
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429992816
Size: 16,56 MB
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Imagine an Age of Exploration full of alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest explorers to the alluring Western Ocean. Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship. Fleeing an inquisition, physician Stephen Parris follows Sinclair to an island that perches upon the farthest horizon, bringing his daughter Catherine with him. The island teems with fantastical animals and alluring mysteries...and may even harbor the most coveted secret of all ... in this novel by David Walton. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Innocence Of Father Brown Illustrated

Author: G K Chesterton
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ISBN:
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"The first of G.K. Chesterton's books about seemingly hapless sleuth Father Brown, ""The Innocence of Father Brown"" collects twelve classic tales: ""The Blue Cross,"" ""The Secret Garden,"" ""The Queer Feet,"" ""The Flying Stars,"" ""The Invisible Man,"" ""The Honour of Israel Gow,"" ""The Wrong Shape,"" ""The Sins of Prince Saradine,"" ""The Hammer of God,"" ""The Eye of Apollo,"" ""The Sign of the Broken Sword,"" and ""The Three Tools of Death.""""Father Brown is a direct challenge to the conventional detective and in many ways he is more amusing and ingenious."""

One Tough Ombre

Author: John Sandifer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469157144
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The 90th Texas Oklahoma Division was nick-named The Tough Ombres. The men wore a T/O patch on their shoulders. But it was anything but tough when it hit Utah Beach and tried to move inland. Taking terrible casualties and making stupid mistakes, the Division was called the worst on the continent by top brass. Charles Sarge Goodson, a farm kid from Childress, Texas, came to the 90th Division as another green replacement. He was intensely proud of the Tough Ombres. But both Charles and the 90th Division had some fast growing up to do if they were going to survive.

Particle Adhesion And Removal

Author: K. L. Mittal
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118831543
Size: 13,40 MB
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The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessiblereference source covering all important aspects of particleadhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover bothfundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removalwith emphasis on recent developments. Among the topics to be covered include: 1. Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion andremoval. 2. Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal. 3. Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) tounderstand particle-particle and particle-substrateinteractions. 4. Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscaleparticles. 5. Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety ofsubstrates. 6. Surface modification techniques to modulate particleadhesion. 7. Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particleremoval. 8. Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies rangingfrom simple to ultra-sophisticated.