Totally redesigned to meet today's mechanical design challenges, this classic handbook provides a practical overview of the complex principles and data associated with the design and control of dynamic mechanical systems.New Chapters on continuous control systems, digital control systems, and optical systems Covers power transmission and control subsystems
Lynnwood, by Thomas Brown, set in the New Forest, was listed for the 2014 People’s Book Prize;
A Taste for Blood, set in and around London, by the acclaimed Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies;
Ellipsis, set in London, a psychological thriller by Nikki Dudley;
Cold Remains, set in London and Wales, by crime writer and award-winning poet, Sally Spedding.
Four great reads, for those who like to wrap their minds round unusual plots.
Organized into 16 chapters, the book begins with an overview of the nervous system and the neuron, emphasizing the sensory systems: vision, audition, the chemical senses (olfaction and taste), and the somatosensory and vestibular systems. Then, it discusses the physiological bases of some of the more ""primitive"" behaviors, such as hunger, thirst, reproduction, sleep, and emotion. In particular, it examines the motor system of the brain, the motivation for food and water, the biological bases of sexual behavior, the biological rhythms and sleep, and the role of genetics, nutrition, environment, and hormones in development. The last chapter deals with the cortex and its role in the higher processes.
This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, nutritionists, and many others interested in the relationship between biology and behavior.
Mirrors hold many secrets. This anthology reveals some of those secrets and horrors as the talented writers who have allowed me to use their work explore in tales of woe, blood, gore and murder. Here are the real nasties hiding behind the silvered backs of seemingly innocuous mirrors.
Look in them at your peril.
The unthinkable is happening in Lynnwood – a village with centuries of guilt on its conscience.
Who wouldn't want to live in an idyllic village in the English countryside like Lynnwood? With its charming pub, old dairy, friendly vicar, gurgling brooks, and its old paths with memories of simpler times.
But behind the conventional appearance of Lynnwood's villagers, only two sorts of people crawl out of the woodwork: those who hunt and those who are prey.
'A dark horror story set in a picturesque village. I would recommend this to fans of classic English horror as well as fans of Stephen King.' – Lucy O'Connor, Waterstones
"A quintessentially British folk horror chiller, with an escalating power of dread that is rendered deftly. A new voice in British horror, that you'll want to read, has entered the field." – Adam Nevill
'The plot line is new and exciting ... I was surprised more than once at what was happening. If you are looking for a good book, definitely pick up this one.' – Alison Mudge, Librarian, USA
" ... A dark journey not only of the mind, but of the soul. Mr. Brown's extraordinary talent is evident as he paints a virtual feast for the reader with eloquently chosen prose in this powerfully engaging novel." – Nina D'Arcangela
'An exciting, on the edge of your seat gothic that will have readers begging for more.' – Rosemary Smith, Librarian
'An exciting début from a new young writer with a dark imagination. Thomas Brown's beautifully written novel proposes a modern gothic forest far from the tourist trail, a place filled with strange events and eerie consequences.' – Philip Hoare.
'This book was great! I loved the author's writing style - the words flowed perfectly. Reading this was less like reading a book and more like watching the movie in my mind's eye. Fantastic!' – Laura Smith, Goodreads Reviewer
David Welsh and J. E. Spence here examine the complex forces which lay behind that drama. They chart the rise and decline of apartheid ideology in South Africa, the internal insurrection and increased international isolation which characterised the 1980s and the political roller-coaster ride of the period after 1990 as constitutional negotiations got underway. Based on extensive interviews with those involved, Ending Apartheid traces the negotiating process in penetrating detail, noting the political skills of de Klerk and Mandela in keeping their potentially unruly constituencies in line and avoiding the major violence that many had predicted. Reaching agreement on a democratic constitution was a major achievement that surprised many sceptical observers, but the book ends on a more sombre note. Reviewing the period subsequent to the transition, it argues that while progress has been made, the future of South Africa's democracy is still far from assured.
Written by two eminent scholars with decades of experience teaching in the field, Ending Apartheid is an invaluable resource for all students of South African politics seeking a deeper understanding of a defining episode in recent history.
This is an illustrated book written in the style of a
children’s book that takes a humorous look at a serious subject by telling the
story as if told to a child. The text takes you from the 2010 accident on the
Deepwater Horizon drilling platform to the final capping of the leak,
illustrated in the manner of a comic book, with 50 hand-drawn pictures. It is a
satirical romp through the seemingly endless oil spill drama of the summer of
2010 off the coast of Louisiana,
and the reactions of everyone involved.
Through satire, the book draws attention to how the policies
and actions of big institutions we all deal with – corporations, government,
scientific organizations – are always going to be subject to the failings and
idiosyncrasies of the people who run them. The cast of characters: BP managers,
Tony Hayward, TV news people, birds and turtles, a judge, scientists, tiny
oil-eating microbes, President Obama, Ken Feinberg, and people living near the