A Gentleman's Honor (Bastion Club, Book 2) by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

Unique booklet: 2003

The Season has but to start, and Bastion membership member Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is already a aim for each matchmaking mama in London. yet there's just one woman who sparks his interest...

Desperate and penniless, yet made up our minds, Alicia will make a dazzling fit for her ravishing more youthful sister! Masquerading because the widowed "Mrs. Carrington"—the ideal society chaperone—Alicia intends to boldly release her sibling into the ton. yet one moonlit evening walk may well turn out her undoing whilst it results in an accusation of murder.

Every intuition Tony Blake possesses tells him that Alicia—the beautiful, distraught good looks he discovers status over a lifeless physique in his godmother's garden—is blameless of significant wrongdoing. His connections will permit him to take regulate of the investigation,, his social prominence will surely offer her public support.

But it truly is greater than honor by myself that compels Tony to guard his impressive, imperiled beauty—and he'll do every thing in his seductive strength to make Alicia his.

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Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin

By Peter Kropotkin

During this cornerstone of recent liberal social idea, Peter Kropotkin states that the best human and animal groups are primarily cooperative, instead of aggressive. Kropotkin dependent this vintage on his observations of traditional phenomena and historical past, forming a piece of beautiful and well-reasoned scholarship. necessary to the certainty of human evolution in addition to social association, it bargains a strong counterpoint to the tenets of Social Darwinism. It additionally cites persuasive proof of human nature's innate compatibility with anarchist society.

“Kropotkin's simple argument is correct,” famous evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould. “Struggle does ensue in lots of modes, and a few bring about cooperation between contributors of a species because the top pathway to virtue for individuals.” Anthropologist Ashley Montagu declared that “Mutual Aid isn't from now on old-fashioned than will the assertion of Independence. New proof may perhaps more and more develop into on hand, yet we will already see that they're going to serve mostly to aid Kropotkin's end that ‘in the moral growth of guy, mutual support—not mutual struggle—has had the top part.’” doctor and writer Alex convenience asserted that “Kropotkin profoundly inspired human biology via his thought of Mutual Aid. . . . He was once one of many first systematic scholars of animal groups, and should be considered as the founding father of smooth social ecology.”

This is an unabridged republication of the paintings initially released in ebook shape by way of William Heinemann, London, in 1902. The preface, written by way of the writer, first seemed in a 1914 printing of the paintings. the current version additionally comprises an editorial via Thomas H. Huxley, “The fight for life in Human Society,” which was once first released within the magazine The 19th Century, London, in February 1888.

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Neutron Transmutation Doping in Semiconductors by J. M. Meese (auth.), Jon M. Meese (eds.)

By J. M. Meese (auth.), Jon M. Meese (eds.)

This quantity includes the invited and contributed papers provided on the moment foreign convention on Neutron Transmutation Doping in Semiconductors held April 23-26, 1978 on the collage of Missouri-Columbia. the 1st "testing of the waters" symposium in this topic used to be prepared via John Cleland and Dick wooden of the Solid-State department of Oak Ridge nationwide Laboratory in April of 1976, only one yr after NTD-silicon seemed at the market. on the grounds that this primary assembly, NTD-silicon has turn into tested because the beginning fabric for the ability equipment and reactor irradiations are actually measured in tens of lots of fabric every year making NTD processing the biggest radiation results expertise within the semiconductor undefined. because the first convention at Oak Ridge, new functions and irradiation options have constructed. curiosity in a moment con­ ference and in publishing the complaints has been tremendous excessive. the second one convention on the college of Missouri used to be attended via 114 people. nearly 20% of the attendees got here from international locations outdoor the U.S.A. making the convention really interna­ tional in scope.

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Long-Wavelength Infrared Semiconductor Lasers by D. R. Vij(eds.)

By D. R. Vij(eds.)

Long-wavelength Infrared Semiconductor Lasers presents a complete evaluate of the present prestige of semiconductor coherent assets emitting within the mid-to far-infrared spectrum and their functions. It comprises 3 subject matters now not lined in any past publication: far-infrared emission from photo-mixers in addition to from hot-hole lasers, and InP-based lasers emitting past micrometers. Semiconductor lasers emitting at greater than micrometers have many purposes reminiscent of in hint fuel research, environmental tracking, and business technique keep watch over. due to very quick growth lately, till this e-book no accomplished info past scattered magazine articles is obtainable at present.Content:
Chapter 1 Coherent Semiconductor assets within the Long?Wavelength Infrared Spectrum (pages 1–17): Hong ok. Choi
Chapter 2 2?µm Wavelength Lasers using InP?based Strained?Layer Quantum Wells (pages 19–68): Manabu Mitsuhara and Mamoru Oishi
Chapter three Antimonide Mid?IR Lasers (pages 69–143): Linda J. Olafsen, I. Vurgaftman and J. R. Meyer
Chapter four Lead?Chalcogenide?based Mid?Infrared Diode Lasers (pages 145–216): Uwe Peter Schie?L, Joachim John and Patrick J. McCann
Chapter five InP and GaAs?Based Quantum Cascade Lasers (pages 217–278): Jerome Faist and Carlo Sirtori
Chapter 6 extensively Tunable Far?Infrared Hot?Hole Semiconductor Lasers (pages 279–350): Erik Brundermann
Chapter 7 non-stop THz iteration with Optical Heterodyning (pages 351–386): John C. Pearson, okay. A. McIntosh and S. Verghese

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Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production by Jason Puskar

By Jason Puskar

This ebook argues that language and literature actively produced probability within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries via categorizing accidents and losses as blameless of layout. vehicle collisions and occupational accidents turned "car injuries" and "industrial accidents." throughout the post-Civil battle interval of racial, ethnic, and class-based hostility, likelihood was once an summary enemy opposed to which society may possibly unite. by way of generating likelihood, novels by way of William Dean Howells, Stephen Crane, Anna Katharine eco-friendly, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, and James Cain documented and helped determine new modes of collective interdependence. probability this is hooked up now not with the aggressive individualism of the Gilded Age, yet with very important revolutionary and social democratic reforms, together with advancements in coverage, which had lengthy hired coincidence narratives to form its personal "mutual society." Accident Society finds the level to which American collectivity has depended—and keeps to depend—on the literary creation of chance.

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White Diaspora: The Suburb and the Twentieth-Century by Catherine Jurca

By Catherine Jurca

This can be the 1st booklet to research our suburban literary culture. Tracing the suburb's emergence as a vital environment and topic of the twentieth-century American novel, Catherine Jurca identifies a decidedly masculine obsession with the suburban domestic and a preoccupation with its alternative--the adventure of non secular and emotional dislocation that she phrases "homelessness." within the method, she demanding situations representations of white suburbia as prostrated by means of its personal privileges. In novels as disparate as Tarzan (written by way of Tarzana, California, real-estate developer Edgar Rice Burroughs), Richard Wright's local Son, and up to date fiction via John Updike and Richard Ford, Jurca reveals an emphasis at the suburb less than siege, a spot the place the lucky are likely to see themselves as powerless. From Babbitt to Rabbit, the suburban novel casts homeowners residing in groups in their identifying as dispossessed humans. fabric merits develop into artifacts of oppression, and affluence is fraudulently pointed out as impoverishment. The delusion of victimization reimagines white flight as a white diaspora. Extending cutting edge traits within the examine of nineteenth-century American tradition, Jurca's research means that self-pity has performed a constitutive function in white middle-class id within the 20th century. It breaks new flooring in literary heritage and cultural reviews, whereas telling the tale of 1 of our such a lot respected and reviled destinations: "the little suburban condo at number 1 million and ten Volstead street" that Edith Wharton warned might damage American existence and letters.

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The Sociology of Nationalism: Tomorrow's Ancestors by David McCrone

By David McCrone

In recent times nationalism has emerged as one of many dominant problems with our time. during this lucid and balanced account, David McCrone lays out the major matters and debates round a subject matter that's too frequently obscured through polemic. between themes lined are: * classical and modern theories of nationalism * nationalism and ethnicity * nationalism and the country kingdom * colonial and post-colonial nationalisms * neo nationalism and submit communist nationalism.

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Pentatonicism from the Eighteenth Century to Debussy by Jeremy Day-O'Connell

By Jeremy Day-O'Connell

Pentatonicism from the Eighteenth Century to Debussy deals the 1st entire account of a widely known element of song heritage: the expanding use of pentatonic ("black-key scale") suggestions in nineteenth-century Western art-music. Pentatonicism in nineteenth-century tune encompasses thousands of cases, lots of which predate by means of many years the extra recognized examples of Debussy and Dvorák. This publication weaves jointly ancient observation with track idea and research with the intention to clarify the resources and importance of a big, yet hitherto purely casually understood, phenomenon. The publication introduces numerous specific different types of pentatonic perform -- pastoral, primitive, unique, non secular, and coloristic -- and examines pentatonicism in dating to adjustments within the melodic and harmonic sensibility of the time. The textual content concludes with an extra appendix of over four hundred examples, an extraordinary source demonstrating the person artistry with which nearly each significant nineteenth-century composer (from Schubert, Chopin, and Berlioz to Liszt, Wagner, and Mahler) dealt with the doubtless "simple" fabrics of pentatonicism. Jeremy Day-O'Connell is assistant professor of tune at Knox university.

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The Monetary Imagination of Edgar Allan Poe: Banking, by Heinz Tschachler

By Heinz Tschachler

During this first-of-its-kind remedy, Heinz Tschachler bargains an account of Edgar Allan Poe's relation to the realm of banking and funds in antebellum the United States. He contends that Poe gave the whole strength of his censure to the acrimonious debates approximately America's cash, Andrew Jackson's financial institution battle, the panic of 1837 and the consequent melancholy, and the nation's lack of ability to provide a "sound and uniform currency." Poe's perspective is overt in his early satires, extra subdued in "The Gold-Bug," and virtually an undercurrent in writings that input into and historicize the invention of gold in California. In Poe's writings a lot is hid, notwithstanding his artwork additionally finds whereas it conceals, during this example, a deep felt wish for an expert that will warrantly a degree of permanence and continuity to the kingdom' s forex. that sort of foreign money used to be eventually offered by means of Abraham Lincoln (both have been born in 1809; Poe died in 1849), at one time a committed reader of Poe's stories and sketches. Wielding his "power of regulation," Lincoln got here to avoid wasting the Union not only militarily but additionally economically. below him, the us executive ultimately supplied the type of "sound and uniform foreign money" that Poe in his writings may possibly in basic terms identify and rehearse.

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