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Annual report on mineral industry operations in Ontario during calandar year ..
Ontario, Department of Mines and Northern Affairs
Toronto : The Department
Kresge TN27 .O4

Annual report on mining operations in Ontario during calendar year ..
Ontario Department of Mines
Toronto : The Department
Kresge TN27 .O4

Annual report of the Bureau of Mines
Toronto : The Bureau, 1907-1919
Kresge TN27 .O4

Report of the Bureau of Mines
Toronto : The Bureau, 1892-1906
Kresge TN27 .O4

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner : der Künstler als Fotograf = the artist as photographer
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1880-1938
Heidelberg : Kehrer, [2016]
Sherman TR647 .K57 2016

Eco-design for buildings and neighbourhoods
Peuportier, Bruno
Boca Raton : CRC Press/Balkema, [2015]
Sherman TH880 .P4913 2016

Baudelaire and photography : finding the painter of modern life
Raser, Timothy Bell
Leeds : Legenda, Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing, 2015
While Baudelaire's 'Le Peintre de la vie moderne' is often cited as the first expression of our theory of modernism, his choice of Constantin Guys as that painter has caused consternation from the moment of the essay's publication in 1863. Worse still, in his 'Salon de 1859', Baudelaire had also chosen to condemn photography in terms that echo to this day. Why did the excellent critic choose a mere reporter and illustrator as the painter of modern life? How could he have overlooked photography as the painting of modern life? In this study of modernity and photography in Baudelaire's writing, Timothy Raser, who has written on the art criticism of Baudelaire, Proust, Claudel and Sartre, shows how these two aberrations of critical judgment are related, and how they underlie current discussions of both photography and modernism.
Sherman TR187 .R37 2015

1882 Hugo Brehme 1954 : Fotograf : Mexiko zwischen Revolution und Romantik
Brehme, Hugo
Berlin : Verlag Willmuth Arenhövel, 2004
Sherman TR647 .B7347 2004

Efficiency of biomass energy : an exergy approach to biofuels, power, and biorefineries
Ptasinski, Krzysztof J., 1946-
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2016]
Machine generated contents note: Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I BACKGROUND AND OUTLINE 1. BIOENERGY SYSTEMS -- AN OVERVIEW 1.1 Energy and the Environment 1.2 Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source 1.3 Biomass Conversion Processes 1.4 Utilization of Biomass 1.5 Closing Remarks References 2. EXERGY ANALYSIS 2.1 Sustainability and Efficiency 2.2 Thermodynamic Analysis of Processes 2.3 Exergy Concept 2.4 Exergetic Evaluation of Processes and Technologies 2.5 Renewability of Biofuels 2.6 Closing Remarks References Part II BIOMASS PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION 3. PHOTOSYNTHESIS 3.1 Photosynthesis -- an Overview 3.2 Exergy of Thermal Radiation 3.3 Exergy Analysis of Photosynthesis 3.4 Global Photosynthesis 3.5 Closing Remarks References 4. BIOMASS PRODUCTION 4.1 Overview 4.2 Efficiency of Solar Energy Capture 4.3 Fossil Inputs for Biomass Cultivation and Harvesting 4.4. Fossil Inputs for Biomass Logistics 4.5 Closing Remarks References 5 THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION: GASIFICATION 5.1 Gasification -- an Overview 5.2 Gasification of Carbon 5.3 Gasification of Biomass 5.4 Gasification of Typical Fuels 5.5 Closing Remarks References 6 THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION: PARAMETRIC STUDIES AND GASIFICATION SYSTEMS 6.1 Effect of Fuel Chemical Composition on Gasification Performance 6.2 Effect of Biomass Moisture Content, Gasification Pressure and Heat Addition on Gasification Performance 6.3 Improvement of Gasification Exergetic Efficiency 6.4 Gasification Efficiency Using Equilibrium versus Non-equilibrium Models 6.5 Performance of Typical Gasifiers 6.6 Plasma Gasification 6.7 Thermochemical Conversion in Sub- and Supercritical Water 6.8 Closing Remarks References Part III BIOFUELS First-Generation Biofuels 7 BIODIESEL 7.1 Biodiesel: an Overview 7.2 Biodiesel from Plant Oils 7.3 Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil 7.4 Biodiesel from Microalgae 7.5 Closing Remarks References 8 BIOETHANOL 8.1 Bioethanol -- an Overview 8.2 Exergy Analysis of Ethanol from Sugar Crops 8.3 Exergy Analysis of Ethanol from Starchy Crops 8.4 Exergy Analysis of Lignocellulosic Ethanol (2nd Generation) 8.5 Alternative Ethanol Processes 8.6 Closing Remarks References Second-Generation Liquid Biofuels 9 FISCHER-TROPSCH FUELS 9.1 Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis -- an Overview 9.2 Exergy Analysis of Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) Process 9.3 Exergy Analysis of Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Processes 9.4 Exergy Analysis of Biomass-to-Liquid (BTL) Processes 9.5 Closing Remarks References 10 METHANOL 10.1 Methanol -- an Overview 10.2 Methanol from Fossil Fuels 10.3 Methanol from Biomass 10.4 Closing Remarks References 11 THERMOCHEMICAL ETHANOL 11.1 Thermochemical Ethanol -an Overview 11.2 Exergy Analysis 11.3 Closing Remarks References Second-Generation Gaseous Biofuels 12 DIMETHYL ETHER (DME) 12.1 Dimethyl Ether -- an Overview 12.2 Dimethyl Ether from Fossil Fuels 12.3 Dimethyl Ether from Biomass 12.4 Closing Remarks References 13 HYDROGEN 13.1 Hydrogen -- an Overview 13.2 Exergy Analysis of Hydrogen from Fossil Fuels 13.3 Exergy Analysis of Hydrogen from Water Electrolysis 13.4 Exergy Analysis of Future Hydrogen Production Processes 13.5 Exergy Analysis of Hydrogen from Biomass Gasification 13.6 Exergy Analysis of Biological Hydrogen Production 13.7 Closing Remarks References 14 SUBSTITUTE NATURAL GAS (SNG) 14.1 Substitute Natural Gas -- an Overview 14.2 SNG from Coal 14.3 SNG from Biomass Gasification 14.4 Closing Remarks References Part IV BIOENERGY SYSTEMS 15 THERMAL POWER PLANTS, HEAT ENGINES AND HEAT PRODUCTION 15.1 Biomass-Based Power and Heat Generation -- an Overview 15.2 Biomass Combustion Power Systems 15.3 Biomass Gasification Power Systems 15.4 Comparison of Various Biomass-Fueled Power Plants 15.5 Biomass-Fueled Internal Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines 15.6 Polygeneration of Electricity, Heat and Chemicals 15.7 Biomass Boilers and Heating Systems 15.8 Closing Remarks References 16 BIOMASS-BASED FUEL CELL SYSTEMS 16.1 Biomass-Based Fuel Cell Systems -- an Overview 16.2 Biomass Integrated Gasification: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (BIG/SOFC) Systems 16.3 Biomass Integrated Gasification: Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (BIG/PEMFC) Systems 16.4 Fuel Cell Systems Fed with Liquid Biofuels 16.5 Closing Remarks References 17 BIOREFINERIES 17.1 Biorefineries: an Overview 17.2 Comparison of Various Biomass Utilization Routes 17.3 Exergy Inputs to Basic Biorefinery Steps 17.4 Optimal Biomass Crops as Biorefinery Feedstock 17.5 Closing Remarks References Postface Appendixes Appendix A: Conversion Factors Appendix B: Constants Appendix C: SI Prefixes Glossary Notation Acknowledgments for permission to reproduce copyrighted material Author Index Subject Index.

"Details energy and exergy efficiencies of all major aspects of bioenergy systems Covers all major bioenergy processes starting from photosynthesis and cultivation of biomass feedstocks and ending with final bioenergy products, like power, biofuels, and chemicals Each chapter includes historical developments, chemistry, major technologies, applications as well as energy, environmental and economic aspects in order to serve as an introduction to biomass and bioenergy A separate chapter introduces a beginner in easy accessible way to exergy analysis and the similarities and differences between energy and exergy efficiencies are underlined Includes case studies and illustrative examples of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation biofuels production, power and heat generation (thermal plants, fuel cells, boilers), and biorefineries; Traditional fossil fuels-based technologies are also described in order to compare with the corresponding bioenergy systems."--
Feldberg TP339 .P79 2016

Fashion and the art of pochoir : the golden age of illustration in Paris
Calahan, April
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, [2015]
1. The Art of dress: the dresses of Paul Poiret as told by Paul Iribe -- 2. Poiret's new kingdom: the things of Paul Poiret as seen by Georges Lepape -- 3. Queen of the Rue de la Paix: fans and furs from the house of Paquin -- 4. Martin and the Modiste: fashion in 1912 from the house of Marcelle Demay -- 5. Stylizing 'La Femme': fashions and manners of today -- 6. Opulence resurrected: journal of ladies and fashions -- 7. Art, fashions, frivolities: gazette of good taste -- 8. The follies of fashion: dresses and women -- 9. At war with fashion: in style -- 10. The artist of luxury: the last Persian letter.

"The 1910s and 1920s witnessed an outpouring of luxury fashion publications that used a hand-stenciling technique known as pochoir (French for stencil). This highly refined, painterly technique, which consists of applying layers of gouache paint or watercolor to achieve bold blocks of saturated color, produced works of visual artistry previously unrivaled in the history of fashion illustration. Fashion and the Art of Pochoir presents a carefully curated selection of 300 of the most exceptional illustrations from albums produced by the leading French couturiers, as well as from high-end fashion magazines. Artists from Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and George Barbier to Umberto Brunelleschi, Eduardo Garcia Benito, and André E. Marty, these artists inaugurated the alliance between fashion and art with highly stylized depictions of the work of cutting edge designers such as Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, and Madeleine Vionnet, among others"--Publisher's description.
Sherman Oversize TT509 .C35 2015

Cuba 1959
Glinn, Burt, 1925-2008
London, UK : Reel Art Press, 2015
A collection of photographs of the unfolding of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, taken by photojournalist Burt Glinn.
Sherman TR820 .G59 2015

Carl Austin Hyatt : Portsmouth Harbor salt pile series
Hyatt, Carl Austin
[Portsmouth, New Hampshire] : The Banks Gallery, [2015]
Sherman TR6.N53 H92 2015

Memórias do vinho gaúcho
Pizzol, Rinaldo Dal
Porto Alegre : Instituto R. Dal Pizzol, 2014
Baker Berry TP559.B6 P59 2014

Roman Vishniac rediscovered
Maya Benton
New York : DelMonico Books-Prestel, [2015]
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered is a comprehensive reappraisal of Vishniac's total photographic output, from his early years in Berlin through the postwar period in America. The exhibition is drawn from the Roman Vishniac archive at ICP and serves as an introduction to this vast assemblage comprising more than 30,000 objects, including recently discovered vintage prints, rare moving film footage, contact sheets, personal correspondence, and exhibition prints made from his recently digitized negatives. Content: Over 220 framed objects including vintage gelatin silver and platinum prints and contemporary prints from Vishniac's original negatives, as well as over 150 ephemeral objects and 5 audiovisual elements.
Sherman TR140.V48 A4 2015

Manned Space Science and Advanced Manned Missions : program review
[Washington, D.C.] : Published by the Office of Programming, Program Reports, [NASA, Headquarters], October 7, 1965
Mission requirements / by Mr. E.Z. Gray -- Manned Space Science Program objectives / by Mr. Willis B. Foster -- Gemini and earth orbiting Apollo / by Dr. Richard J. Allenby -- Manned Space Science Program summary / by Mr. Willis B. Foster -- Apollo applications program / by Mr. William B. Taylor -- Advanced Manned Missions / by Mr. Douglas R. Lord.

"This program review cover a report of activities in two program offices, that of Manned Space Sciences and that of Advanced Manned Missions"--Page 1.
Kresge TL789.8.U5 M26 1965

Walker Evans
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975
New York, N.Y. : Aperture Foundation, [2015]
The photography of Walker Evans (1903-75) is introduced in a new, redesigned and expanded edition of Aperture's classic book from its Masters of Photography series. Evans helped define documentary photography and is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He captured the American experience from the late 1920s to the early 1970s with graceful articulation. 0From 1935 to 1937, Evans documented rural America during the Great Depression while working for the Farm Security Administration. Much of Evans' work from that period focused on three sharecropping families in southern Alabama, culminating in the revolutionary 1941 photobook Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, with text by James Agee. His enduring appreciation for inanimate, seemingly ordinary objects and the vernacular as subject matter is evident in his photographs of shop windows, rural churches, billboards and architecture. Photography historian David Campany contributes a new introduction and image commentary to this volume, which includes some of Evans' best known and loved photographs.
Sherman TR653 .E93 2015

How to paint signs and sho' cards : a complete course of self-instruction containing 100 alphabets and designs
Matthews, E. C. 1892-1977
New York : J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, [1920]
Baker Berry Harvard TT360 .M38 1920

Multiphysics modeling : numerical methods and engineering applications
Zhang, Qun
San Diego, CA, USA : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2016]
Kresge TA350 .Z43 2016

White biotechnology for sustainable chemistry
edited by Maria Alice Z. Coelho, Bernardo D. Ribeiro
Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, [2016]
Principles of green chemistry and white biotechnology / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro, Maria Alice Z. Coelho, and Aline Machado de Castro -- Sustainability, green chemistry and white biotechnology / Roger A. Sheldon -- Biocatalysis in organic media / A. Illanes -- Microwave assisted enzyme catalysis : practice and perspective / Ganapati D. Yadav and Saravanan Devendran -- Lipase-catalyzed reactions in pressurized fluids / Raquel Loss, Lindomar Lerin, José Vladimir de Oliveira, and Débora de Oliveira -- Biocatalysis in ionic liquids / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro, Ariane Gaspar Santos, and Isabel M. Marrucho -- Biocatalysis in micellar systems / Adelaide Braga and Isabel Belo -- Green downstream processing in the production of enzymes / P.F.F. Amaral and T.F. Ferreira -- Lipases in enantioselective sytheses : evolution of technology and recent applications / Denise Maria Guimarães Freire, Angelo Amaro Theodoro da Silva, Evelin de Andrade Manoel, Rodrigo Volcan Almeida, and Alessandro Bolis Costa Simas -- Redox biotechnological processes applied to fine chemicals / J. Augusto R. Rodrigues, Paulo J.S. Moran, Bruna Z. Costa, and Anita J. Marsaioli -- Production of polymers by white biotechnology / S. Shoda, A. Kobayashi, and S. Kobayashi -- Production of aroma compounds by white biotechnology / Juliano Lemos Bicas, Gustavo Molina, Francisco Fábio Cavalcante Barros, and Gláucia Maria Pastore -- Biotransformation using plant cell culture systems and tissues / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro, Evelin Andrade Manoel, Claudia Simões-Gurgel, and Norma Albarello -- Development of processes for the production of bulk chemicals by fermentation at industrial scale : an integrated approach / Jørgen Magnus -- Trends and perspectives in green chemistry and white biotechnology / Bernardo Dias Ribeiro and Maria Alice Zarur Coelho.
Feldberg TP248.65.E59 W45 2016

陕西小吃小识录
贾平凹, author
Shanghai : Shanghai wen hua chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian TX724.5.C5 J53 2015

Vogue 100 : a century of style
Muir, Robin
New York : Abrams, 2016
Sherman TR679 .M858x 2016

Art photography
Bate, David, 1956-
London : Tate Publishing, [2015]
The idea of photography -- The pictorial turn -- The art of the document -- Conceptualism and art photography -- Archives, networks and narratives -- Geography as inhabited space.

"The last few decades have seen a huge growth in interest in photography, with art photography now recognised as central to the development of modern and contemporary art. In this accessibly written survey, David Bate introduces the major themes from the earliest days of photography in the 1830s to the present day, examining the many ways in which photography and art have intersected since the birth of the medium. Introducing art photography through a series of frames - from pictorialism and documentary to archives, narratives and the conceptual uses of photography - he shows how vibrant, diverse and global art photography has become. Featuring works from a wide and international group of artists, including Fox Talbot, Roger Fenton, Lee Miller, Brassai, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Ed Ruscha and Gillian Wearing, Art Photography uncovers the Anglo-American and European contexts as well as those of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This is the essential introductory guide from one of the leading writers in the field - for students, gallery-goers and all those with an interest in photography and its place within contemporary culture." --Tate publishing.
Sherman TR642 .B39 2015

2005 CLEO/QELS, PhAST : Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics ; Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference ; Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies Conference
[Madison, Wis.] : Omnipress, 2005
Kresge TA1673 .C66 2005

Green processes for nanotechnology : from inorganic to bioinspired nanomaterials
Vladimir A. Basiuk, Elena V. Basiuk, editors
Cham : Springer, [2015]
Sustainable and very-low-temperature wet-chemistry routes for the synthesis of crystalline inorganic nanostructures -- Green techniques for biomedical metallic materials with nanotechnology -- Recent development of metal nanoparticles catalysts and their use for efficient hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid -- Green synthesis of metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles and their antibacterial activities -- Green synthesis: properties and potential applications in nanomaterials and biomass nanocomposites -- Solvent-free functionalization of carbon nanomaterials -- Green chemical and biological synthesis of nanoparticles and their biomedical applications -- Nanoparticle synthesis by biogenic approach -- Green synthesis of metal nanoparticles by plants: current trends and challenges -- Biomimetic soft polymer nanomaterials for efficient chemical processes -- Nanoarchitectonics prepared by MAPLE for biomedical applications -- Safer nanoformulation for the next decade -- Time-domain ab initio modeling of charge and exciton dynamics in nanomaterials -- Life cycle assessment of nanomaterials -- The economic contributions of nanotechnology to green and sustainable growth.

This book provides the state-of-the-art survey of green techniques in preparation of different classes of nanomaterials, with an emphasis on the use of renewable sources. Key topics covered include fabrication of nanomaterials using green techniques as well as their properties and applications, the use of renewable sources to obtain nanomaterials of different classes, from simple metal and metal oxide nanoparticles to complex bioinspired nanomaterials, economic contributions of nanotechnology to green and sustainable growth, and more. This is an ideal book for students, lecturers, researchers and engineers dealing with versatile (mainly chemical, biological, and medical) aspects of nanotechnology, including fabrication of nanomaterials using green techniques and their properties and applications. This book also: Maximizes reader insights into the design and fabrication of bioinspired nanomaterials and the design of complex bio-nanohybrids; Covers many different applications for nanomaterials, bioinspired nanomaterials, and complex bio-nanohybrids, with an emphasis on biomedical applications; Broadens readers' understanding of environmentally-friendly techniques for the synthesis of nanomaterials.
Feldberg TA418.9.N35 G74 2015

Paper : paging through history
Kurlansky, Mark
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Prologue: The technological fallacy -- Being human -- The moths that circle a Chinese candle -- The Islamic birth of literacy -- And where is Xátiva? -- Europe between two felts -- Making words soar -- The art of printing -- Out from Mainz -- Tenochtitlán and the blue-eyed devil -- The trumpet call -- Rembrandt's discovery -- The traitorous corruption of England -- Papering independence -- Diderot's promise -- Invitation from a wasp -- Advantages in the head -- To die like gentlemen -- Return to Asia -- Epilogue: change -- Appendix: Timeline.

Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. One has only to look at history's greatest press run, which produced 6.5 billion copies of Quotations from Chairman Mao (which doesn't include editions in 37 foreign languages and in braille) to appreciate the range and influence of a single publication, in paper. Or take the fact that one of history's most revered artists, Leonardo da Vinci, left behind only 15 paintings but 4,000 works on paper. And though the colonies were at the time calling for a boycott of all British goods, the one exception they made speaks to the essentiality of the material; they penned the Declaration of Independence on British paper. Now, amid discussion of "going paperless"--and as speculation about the effects of a digitally dependent society grows rampant--we've come to a world-historic juncture. Thousands of years ago, Socrates and Plato warned that written language would be the end of "true knowledge," replacing the need to exercise memory and think through complex questions. Similar arguments were made about the switch from handwritten to printed books, and today about the role of computer technology. By tracing paper's evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Baker Berry TS1090 .K87 2016

Resilience engineering : models and analysis
Attoh-Okine, Nii O
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
1. Introduction -- 2. Infrastructure systems -- 3. Disruptions -- 4. Graph and networks -- 5. Big data and resilience engineering -- 6. Graphical models -- 7. Belief functions -- 8. Tensors applications -- 9. Resilience index -- Selected examples -- 10. Epilogue.

"Resilience Engineering: Models and Analysis was written for readers who have backgrounds in probability. It is suitable for practicing engineers, analysts, and researchers. The text presents a general examination of resilience analyses as applied to infrastructure and energy systems at a 'system of systems' level. The book offers a balanced mix of background, theory, and applications tailored for practitioners, along with examples to illustrate key computational algorithms, end-of-chapter exercises and references, and case studies"--
Feldberg TA169 .A88 2016

화폭 에 담긴 한식 : 조선 시대 풍속화 에 그려진 우리 음식 / 기획 한식 재단 ; 글쓴이 김 상보 (대전 보건대)
김 상보, author
Sŏul : Hyollim, 2015
Baker Berry Korea TX724.5.K65 H5545 2015

Principles of composite material mechanics
Gibson, Ronald F
Boca Raton, FL CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
Feldberg TA418.9.C6 G53 2016

Cathedral of the pines
Crewdson, Gregory
"Cathedral of the Pines presents Gregory Crewdson's first new body of work in over five years. The series marks a return to Crewdson's classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery. This body of work marks a time of transition for the artist, including the end of his marriage and a retreat from New York to a remote home and studio in western Massachusetts--a period of time during which Crewdson chose to remain socially withdrawn, instead committing to daily, long-distance, open-water swims and cross-country skiing on wooded paths. Cathedral of the Pines is named after one of these trails, deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts, the site where he found the inspiration to make these new pictures. It was there that he felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with his artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity. The photographs are accompanied by an essay by Alexander Nemerov, who addresses the work in relation to the American past, focusing in particular on the way the images draw space and time down to ceremonial points, in which "all that ever happened in these places seems crystallized in his tableaux, as if the quiet melancholy of Crewdson's scenes gathered the unruly sorrows and other little-guessed feelings of people long-gone who once stood on those spots." -- Publisher's description
Sherman Folio TR647 .C74 2016

Nick Waplington : settlement
Waplington, Nick
[London, England] : Mack, ©2014
"'Settlement' was created under the auspices of a project entitled 'This place', which invited twelve international photographers to work in residence across Israel and the West Bank. 'This place' consists of a travelling exhibition, companion publications, and a program of live events" -- Colophon.
Sherman TR647 .W362 2014

New materials for catalytic applications
edited by Vasile I. Parvulescu, Erhard Kemnitz
Amsterdam : Elsevier Science Ltd, [2016]
Kresge TP159.C3 N49 2016

Inventology : how we dream up things that change the world
Kennedy, Pagan, 1962-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Part I: Problem finding -- Chapter 1: Martian Jet Lag -- Chapter 2: User-Inventors -- Chapter 3: Someone Else's Shoes -- Chapter 4: The Future of Feedback -- Part II: Discovery -- Chapter 5: Super-Encounters -- Chapter 6: Data Goggles -- Chapter 7: Building An Empire Out Of Nothing -- Part III: Prophecy -- Chapter 8: The Pong Effect -- Chapter 9: The Wayne Gretzy Game -- Chapter 10: The Mind's R&D Lab -- Chapter 11: How To Time-Travel -- Part IV: Connecting -- Chapter 12: The Go-Betweens -- Chapter 13: Zones Of Permission -- Chapter 14: Holistic Invention -- Part V: Empowerment -- Chapter 15: Paper Eyes -- Chapter 16: Tinkering With Education.

"The writer of the New York Times Magazine's popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "aha" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life,"--NoveList.
Baker Berry T15 .K46 2016

George Shiras : in the heart of the dark night
Shiras, George, 1859-1942
Paris : Xavier Barral Éditions, [2015]
Sherman TR140.S552 A4 2015

Electrostatic kinetic energy harvesting
Basset, Philippe, 1972-
Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction to Electrostatic Kinetic Energy Harvesting -- ch. 2 Capacitive Transducers -- 2.1.Presentation of capacitive transducers -- 2.2.Electrical operation of a variable capacitor -- 2.3.Energy and force in capacitive transducers -- 2.3.1.Energy of a capacitor -- 2.3.2.Force of the capacitor -- 2.3.3.Capacitive transducers biased by an electret layer -- 2.4.Energy conversion with a capacitive transducer -- 2.5.Optimization of the operation of a capacitive transducer -- 2.6.Electromechanical coupling -- 2.7.Conclusions -- 2.8.Appendix: proof of formula [2.32] for the energy converted in a cycle -- ch. 3 Mechanical Aspects of Kinetic Energy Harvesters: Linear Resonators -- 3.1.Overview of mechanical forces and the resonator model -- 3.1.1.Linear resonator as the main model of the mechanical part -- 3.1.2.The nature and effect of the transducer force -- 3.1.3.Remarks on mechanical forces -- 3.2.Interaction of the harvester with the environment -- 3.2.1.Power balance of KEHs -- 3.2.2.Efficiency of KEHs -- 3.3.Natural dynamics of the linear resonator -- 3.3.1.Behavior of the resonator with no input -- 3.3.2.Energy relation for the resonator with no input -- 3.3.3.Forced oscillator and linear resonance -- 3.3.4.Periodic external vibrations -- 3.3.5.Energy relation for a forced resonator -- 3.4.The mechanical impedance -- 3.5.Concluding remarks -- ch. 4 Mechanical Aspects of Kinetic Energy Harvesters: Nonlinear Resonators -- 4.1.Nonlinear resonators with mechanically induced nonlinearities -- 4.1.1.Equation of the nonlinear resonator -- 4.1.2.Free oscillations of nonlinear resonator: qualitative description using potential wells -- 4.1.3.Free oscillations of nonlinear resonator: semi-analytical approach -- 4.1.4.Forced nonlinear resonator and nonlinear resonance -- 4.2.Review of other nonlinearities affecting the dynamics of the resonator: impact, velocity and frequency amplification and electrical softening -- 4.3.Concluding remarks: effectiveness of linear and nonlinear resonators -- ch. 5 Fundamental Effects of Nonlinearity -- 5.1.Fundamental nonlinear effects: anisochronous and anharmonic oscillations -- 5.2.Semi-analytical techniques for nonlinear resonators -- 5.2.1.Normalized form of nonlinear resonators -- 5.2.2.Anharmonic oscillations demonstrated by straightforward expansion -- 5.2.3.Anisochronous oscillations demonstrated by the LPM -- 5.2.4.Multiple scales method -- 5.2.5.Nonlinearity of a general form -- 5.3.Concluding remarks -- ch. 6 Nonlinear Resonance and its Application to Electrostatic Kinetic Energy Harvesters -- 6.1.Forced nonlinear resonator and nonlinear resonance -- 6.1.1.Analysis of forced oscillations using the multiple scales method -- 6.1.2.Forced oscillations with a general form of nonlinear force -- 6.2.Electromechanical analysis of an electrostatic kinetic energy harvester -- 6.2.1.Statement of the problem -- 6.2.2.Mathematical model of the constant charge circuit -- 6.2.3.Steady-state nonlinear oscillations -- 6.2.4.Dynamical effects and bifurcation behavior -- 6.2.5.Other conditioning circuits -- 6.3.Concluding remarks -- ch. 7 MEMS Device Engineering for e-KEH -- 7.1.Silicon-based MEMS fabrication technologies -- 7.1.1.Examples of bulk processes -- 7.1.2.Thin-film technology with sacrificial layer -- 7.2.Typical designs for the electrostatic transducer -- 7.2.1.Capacitive transducers with gap-closing electrode variation -- 7.2.2.Strategies on the stopper's location in gap-closing e-KEH -- 7.2.3.Capacitive transducers with overlapping electrode motion -- 7.3.e-KEHs with an electret layer -- ch. 8 Basic Conditioning Circuits for Capacitive Kinetic Energy Harvesters -- 8.1.Introduction -- 8.2.Overview of conditioning circuit for capacitive kinetic energy harvesting -- 8.3.Continuous conditioning circuit: generalities -- 8.3.1.Qualitative discussion on operation of the circuit -- 8.3.2.Analytical model in the electrical domain -- 8.4.Practical study of continuous conditioning circuits -- 8.4.1.Gap-closing transducer -- 8.4.2.Area overlap transducer -- 8.4.3.Simple conditioning circuit with diode rectifiers -- 8.5.Shortcomings of the elementary conditioning circuits: auto-increasing of the biasing -- 8.5.1.Appendix: listing of the Eldo netlist used to obtain the presented plots -- ch. 9 Circuits Implementing Triangular QV Cycles -- 9.1.Energy transfer in capacitive circuits -- 9.1.1.Energy exchange between two fixed capacitors -- 9.1.2.Case of a voltage source charging a capacitor -- 9.1.3.Inductive DC-DC converters -- 9.1.4.Use of a variable capacitor -- 9.2.Conditioning circuits implementing triangular QV cycles -- 9.2.1.Constant-voltage conditioning circuit -- 9.2.2.Constant-charge conditioning circuits -- 9.2.3.Analysis of the circuit implementing a constant-charge QV cycle -- 9.2.4.Practical implementation -- 9.3.Circuits implementing triangular QV cycles: conclusion -- ch. 10 Circuits Implementing Rectangular QV Cycles, Part I -- 10.1.Study of the rectangular QV cycle -- 10.2.Practical implementation of the charge pump -- 10.2.1.Evolution of the harvested energy -- 10.3.Shortcomings of the single charge pump and required improvements -- 10.3.1.Need for a flyback -- 10.3.2.Auto-increasing of the internal energy -- 10.4.Architectures of the charge pump with flyback -- 10.4.1.Resistive flyback -- 10.4.2.Inductive flyback -- 10.5.Conditioning circuits based on the Bennet's doubler -- 10.5.1.Introduction of the principle -- 10.5.2.Analysis of the Bennet's doubler conditioning circuit -- 10.5.3.Simulation of a Bennet's doubler -- ch. 11 Circuits Implementing Rectangular QV Cycles, Part II -- 11.1.Analysis of the half-wave rectifier with a transducer biased by an electret -- 11.2.Analysis of the full-wave diode rectifier with transducer biased by an electret -- 11.3.Dynamic behavior and electromechanical coupling of rectangular QV cycle conditioning circuits -- 11.4.Practical use of conditioning circuits with rectangular QV cycle -- 11.5.Conclusion on conditioning circuits for e-KEHs.
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Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Margaret A. Boden reviews in this work the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence (AI), considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious. Moreover she shows how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate how human and animal minds are possible.
Baker Berry Cook TA347.A78 B63 2016

System dynamics and control with bond graph modeling
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Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2013
1 Introduction to System Dynamics -- 2 Basic Bond Graph Elements -- 3 Bond Graph Synthesis and Equation Derivation -- 4 The State space and numerical simulation -- 5 Laplace Transforms -- 6 Impedance Bond Graphs -- 7 Time Domain Analysis -- 8 Frequency Domain Analysis -- 9 Classical Control Systems -- 10 Modern Control Systems.
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Analytical methods for heat transfer and fluid flow problems
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Linear partial differential equations -- Heat transfer in pipe and channel flows (parabolic problems) -- Analytical solutions for Sturm-Liouville systems with large eigenvalues -- Heat transfer in duct flows for small peclet numbers (elliptic problems) -- Nonlinear partial differential equations -- Fully developed velocity profile for turbulent duct flows -- Fully developed velocity profile in an axially rotating pipe -- Numerical solution method for eigenvalue problems -- Detailed derivation of certain properties of the method for solving the extended Graetz problems -- Short solutions of the chapter problems.
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