Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition
PDF
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics presents comprehensive coverage of the subject of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. The text provides a thorough exposition of the principles of thermodynamics, and details their application to chemical processes. The content is structured to alternate between the development of thermodynamic principles and the correlation and use of thermodynamic properties as w...

Jerusalem and Babylon: A Study of Augustine's City of God and the Sources of his Doctrine of the Two Cities
PDF
Jerusalem and Babylon

Although many studies have been devoted to Augustine's City of God and its most important theme, viz. the antithesis between the civitas Dei and the terrena civitas, until now no consensus has been reached concerning the sources of this doctrine. Was Augustine decisively influenced by Manichaeism, by (Neo)Platonism, the Stoa or Philo, by the Donatist Tyconius? Or should we look in another direction and refer to preceding Christian, J...

Kommunalpolitik und Kommunalverwaltung: Eine policyorientierte Einführung
PDF
Kommunalpolitik und Kommunalverwaltung: Eine policyorientierte Einführung

Die Autoren legen mit diesem Lehrbuch eine aktuelle politikwissenschaftliche Bestandsaufnahme der Kommunalpolitik und Kommunalverwaltung vor. Neben einer Vermittlung der Grundzüge des kommunalpolitischen Systems und der Genese der kommunalen Selbstverwaltung stehen die seit den 1990er Jahren einsetzenden Ökonomisierungs- und Partizipationstrends im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtungen. Welche Auswirkungen haben die tief greifende Haushaltsk...

Bioinspired Chemistry: From Enzymes to Synthetic Models
PDF
Bioinspired Chemistry: From Enzymes to Synthetic Models

The observation of Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration to promote innovations in chemistry. The bioinspired approach is a revolution in our paradigms because it is not based on what we can take to nature, but on what we can learn from it. Enzymatic systems involved in solar energy conversion (photosystem), hydrogen production (hydrogenases), dioxygen activation (oxydases et oxygenases), CO₂ reduction (CO dehydrogenase) u...

Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain
PDF
Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain

"By investigating the popular medievalism of the Romantic era, Simmons adds an essential and hitherto neglected facet to the continually evolving picture of the reception of medieval culture in postmedieval times. As an important corrective to the widely investigated medievalist reinventions of Romantic and Victorian elites, her study focuses on expressions of medievalism adopted by or accessible to the less privileged classes of Bri...

Policy and Choice: Public Finance through the Lens of Behavioral Economics
PDF
Policy and Choice: Public Finance through the Lens of Behavioral Economics

"This fantastic volume will become the standard reference for those interested in understanding the impact of behavioral economics on government tax and spending policies. The authors take a stream of research which had highlighted particular 'nudges' and turn it into a comprehensive framework for thinking about policy in a more realistic world where psychology is incorporated into economic decisionmaking. This excellent book will be...

Vegetarianism. Movement or moment
PDF
Vegetarianism. Movement or moment

I loved this book, even though I am not a vegetarian. This is because Dr. Maurer's writing style is excellent; she knows how to convey what she's writing about without making it sound like a lecture. It reads like a real book, supplying many facts, insights and ideas that propel you from one page to the next. It's not preachy at all, she just tells you what vegetarianism is about, and what life is like for vegetarians (The answer to ...

Acting Politics: A Critical Sociology of the Political Field
PDF
Acting Politics: A Critical Sociology of the Political Field

Following Bourdieu, this book seeks ‘to think about politics without thinking politically’, advancing the view that politics as conventionally understood does not take place in a social vacuum, but in the context of a certain topography of society that cannot be reduced to formal spaces (such as a parliament). Engaging with Bourdieu’s theory of fields and focusing specifically on the notion of the ‘political field’, the author analys...

Flexibilität und Sicherheit
PDF
Flexibilität und Sicherheit

Arbeitsmärkte werden flexibler. Doch zugleich benötigen Marktakteure Sicherheiten. Olaf Struck stellt die neuere Entwicklung stabiler und instabiler Beschäftigung vor und verdeutlicht die maßgeblichen Ursachen dieser Entwicklung. Darüber hinaus widmet er sich mit Blick auf Betriebe und zentrale institutionelle Rahmenbedingungender Frage: Wie können Qualifikation, Engagement, Koopperation und soziale Sicherheit auch in flexiblen Besch...