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Bahama Bill, Mate of the Wrecking Sloop Sea-Horse

By T. Jenkins Hains
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  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them, take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in English, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio, New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later, The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE, MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 07 NOVEMBER, 1976 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 56 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XLI. No. 45 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED (PAGE NOS): 13-54 ARTICLE: 1. Record Trade Surplus 2. The Fun of Finding Faults 3. Contribution of Research Department to Propagation Research 4. Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL): Some Spectacular Achievements 5. Drug and Alcohol Addiction Among Students : How to Prevent It ? 6. Family Planning and Women 7. Preserving Our Antiquities AUTHOR: 1. Swaminathan S. Aiyar 2. Balwant Singh Anand 3. Dr. Mangal Sain 4. M. R. Gavirayappa 5. Dr. Direndra Nath Nandy 6. Dr. Najma Heptulla 7. Mohan Mukerji KEYWORDS : 1. Sterling Performance,Prophets of Gloom Disproved,Increased Competitiveness,Diversification of Exports. 2. Pleasing Everybody. Husband and Wife. Teacher and Student, Sauce of Life. 3. A Major Discovery,Propagation, Medium Frequency,High Frequency, Ultra Frequency. Through Satellite. 4. Red Letter day, National Award. 5.Physical Dependence,Promotes Crime,Psychological Factors.Treatment 6. More Responsibility. Population Problems. More Freedom. Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals. For reproduction previous permission is essential.

Energy Never Dies

By Ayana Contreras
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252053001
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
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From Afro Sheen to Theaster Gates and from Soul Train to Chance the Rapper, Black Chicago draws sustenance from a culture rooted in self-determination, aspiration, and hustle. In Energy Never Dies, Ayana Contreras embarks on a journey to share the implausible success stories and breathtaking achievements of Black Chicago's artists and entrepreneurs. Past and present generations speak with one another, maintaining a vital connection to a beautiful narrative of Black triumph and empowerment that still inspires creativity and pride. Contreras weaves a hidden history from these true stories and the magic released by undervalued cultural artifacts. As she does, the idea that the improbable is always possible emerges as an indestructible Afro-Optimism that binds a people together. Passionate and enlightening, Energy Never Dies uses the power of storytelling to show how optimism and courage fuel the dreams of Black Chicago.

Splines and PDEs: From Approximation Theory to Numerical Linear Algebra

By Angela Kunoth,Tom Lyche,Giancarlo Sangalli,Stefano Serra-Capizzano
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 331994911X
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Mathematics
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This book takes readers on a multi-perspective tour through state-of-the-art mathematical developments related to the numerical treatment of PDEs based on splines, and in particular isogeometric methods. A wide variety of research topics are covered, ranging from approximation theory to structured numerical linear algebra. More precisely, the book provides (i) a self-contained introduction to B-splines, with special focus on approximation and hierarchical refinement, (ii) a broad survey of numerical schemes for control problems based on B-splines and B-spline-type wavelets, (iii) an exhaustive description of methods for computing and analyzing the spectral distribution of discretization matrices, and (iv) a detailed overview of the mathematical and implementational aspects of isogeometric analysis. The text is the outcome of a C.I.M.E. summer school held in Cetraro (Italy), July 2017, featuring four prominent lecturers with different theoretical and application perspectives. The book may serve both as a reference and an entry point into further research.

AKASHVANI

By Publications Division (India),New Delhi
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  • Publisher : Publications Division (India),New Delhi
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 194
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"Akashvani" (English) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO, it was formerly known as The Indian Listener.It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service, Bombay, started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio,New Delhi. From 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) w.e.f. January 5, 1958. It was made fortnightly journal again w.e.f July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/1961 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 64 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXVI. No. 51. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 13-64 ARTICLE: 1. Books That Have Influenced Me 2. Tagore's Nationalism 3.Talking About Tigers 4. Helping The Handicapped: The Physically Deformed AUTHOR: 1. K.G.Saiyidain 2. Radhakamal Mukherjee 3. N. Senapati 4. Lt. Gen. B. M. Rao KEYWORDS : 1. Worthy Of Legacy, Man Of Faith, Western Writers, Upton Sinclair, Bertrand russell, Romain Rolland, Inspiring Theme, Gocharnov, Real Greatness 2. Swadeshi Samaj Document ID: APH-1961 (July-Dec) Vol-XXVI-25 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matters published in this “AKASHVANI” and other AIR journals.For reproduction previous permission is essential.

THE INDIAN LISTENER

By All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
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  • Publisher : All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 703
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The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 22-02-1945 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Fortnightly NUMBER OF PAGES: 94 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. X, No. 5 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 12-13, 15, 17-21, 25-84 ARTICLE: 1. With the Navy in Arakan 2. Small Scale Industries 3. Points from Talks 4. Sun Energy Lost Through Fingers 5. Sneeze The Demon Out 6. The Burma Heroes 7. Transport These Days 8. Hero-Worship AUTHOR: 1. Commander E.V.R. Britter 2. Dr. J.P. Thomas 3. Unknown 4. Dr. Wall Mohammad 5. Dr. Hadi Hasan 6. T. Naryan 7. C.H. Barray 8. Drusilla Scott KEYWORDS: 1. Burma Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Indian Navy, Arakan Coastal Forces, Hunter's Bay , Hurribomber, Thunderbolt 2. Small Scale Industries, Handicraft, Handloom weaving, Cotton mill indutry, Cottage industry, Cottage worker 3. Unknown 4. Sun's energy, Earth and water 5. Alhamdu li Liah, Yaksha 6. Japan, Burma, Mawlu 7. Transport, Tyre-Hunting 8. Modern Inventions, Worship, Achivement Document ID: INL-1944-45(D-J) Vol-I (05)

Témoignages sous influence, La vérité du sensible

By Michael Rinn
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  • Publisher : Presses de l'Université Laval
  • Book Code : 2763725813
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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La valeur de vérité des témoignages est fréquemment remise en question par le soulignement des influences qui pèsent sur le discours du témoin survivant. Ce livre étudie les modalités des influences décelables dans la production du témoignage, la nature de ces influences et la validité même de cette notion dans la réception. Il interprète le témoignage à la trace de l'inconscient du témoin, aux conditionnements idéologiques et aux objectifs de persuasion qui excèdent la simple attestation des événements. Il montre comment le but communicatif du témoignage consiste à relater une expérience extrême, mais véridique, pour esquisser un projet de société, souvent idéalisé, validant de nouvelles règles de vie après le génocide et la guerre. Cette réflexion sur les notions de sujet autonome, responsable de son discours, d'aliénation, de dialogisme et d'intertextualité, permet de comprendre pourquoi l'interaction cognitive et affective à l'oeuvre dans le témoignage sous influence contribue à affirmer la vérité de la sensibilité dans nos sociétés contemporaines.

Petites expériences extra-sensorielles - Télépathie, voyance, hypnose...

By Richard Wiseman
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  • Publisher : Dunod
  • Book Code : 2100579541
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
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Voulez-vous contrôler vos rêves, flotter au-dessus de votre corps, dialoguer avec les morts ou convaincre de parfaits inconnus que vous savez tout d’eux ? Il est temps de vous révéler les secrets des phénomènes paranormaux ! Richard Wiseman, montre avec humour la façon dont nos choix peuvent être orientés. Dans ce nouveau livre, il explore la science de l'impossible : télépathie, voyance, fantômes... Où l'on découvre, expériences très sérieuses à l'appui, que ces phénomènes sont en réalité liés aux incroyables pouvoirs de notre cerveau !

The Other Singapore Story: One man’s journey from PSLE failure to University graduate

By Ravindran Kanna
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  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Book Code : 9814634794
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This book tells the story of a young man who failed his PSLE examinations, but through sheer determination, perseverance and hard work is now a graduate teacher at a primary school in Singapore. Attending a full-time vocational course (Maintenance Fitting) in the day and part-time night classes, he scored his first success — a GCE N Level certificate in 1989. While in National Service, he studied and sat for the O Level exams, not once but twice so as to get better results to enter a polytechnic. While holding full-time day jobs, he attended night classes at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and in 1997 obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. In 2000, he joined the Ministry of Education and attended teacher training courses in the day while continuing at the polytechnic at night; by 2002, he had two more diplomas to his name — a Diploma in Education and an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management. Capping it all is a Bachelor of Arts in English with Psychology awarded by UniSIM in 2005. The author did not let failure set him back nor problems or challenges defeat him. He forged on with an iron will. He took a shot at every available educational opportunity Singapore offered to better himself – and he succeeded. A firm believer in lifelong learning, his 16-year journey of part-time studies covers true events of the many people who have helped him in one way or other.

Bengali Folk Tales

By Lal Behari Day
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  • Publisher : The Planet
  • Book Code : 1910880221
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A collection of Bengali folk tales with 32 color illustrations by Warwick Goble.

Energy Harvesting

By Alireza Khaligh,Omer C. Onar
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1439815097
  • Total of Pages : 382
  • Category : Science
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Also called energy scavenging, energy harvesting captures, stores, and uses "clean" energy sources by employing interfaces, storage devices, and other units. Unlike conventional electric power generation systems, renewable energy harvesting does not use fossil fuels and the generation units can be decentralized, thereby significantly reducing transmission and distribution losses. But advanced technical methods must be developed to increase the efficiency of devices in harvesting energy from environmentally friendly, "green" resources and converting them into electrical energy. Recognizing this need, Energy Harvesting: Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems describes various energy harvesting technologies, different topologies, and many types of power electronic interfaces for stand-alone utilization or grid connection of energy harvesting applications. Along with providing all the necessary concepts and theoretical background, the authors develop simulation models throughout the text to build a practical understanding of system analysis and modeling. With a focus on solar energy, the first chapter discusses the I−V characteristics of photovoltaic (PV) systems, PV models and equivalent circuits, sun tracking systems, maximum power point tracking systems, shading effects, and power electronic interfaces for grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems. It also presents sizing criteria for applications and modern solar energy applications, including residential, vehicular, naval, and space applications. The next chapter reviews different types of wind turbines and electrical machines as well as various power electronic interfaces. After explaining the energy generation technologies, optimal operation principles, and possible utilization techniques of ocean tidal energy harvesting, the book explores near- and offshore approaches for harvesting the kinetic and potential energy of ocean waves. It also describes the required absorber, turbine, and generator types, along with the power electronic interfaces for grid connection and commercialized ocean wave energy conversion applications. The final chapter deals with closed, open, and hybrid-cycle ocean thermal energy conversion systems.