Angle of Repose

Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101075821
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family. "Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." —The Atlantic Monthly "Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment of life." —Los Angeles Times This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Jackson J. Benson. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Angle of Repose

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
ISBN: 613083361X
Release Date: 2010-07-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The angle of repose (sometimes incorrectly confused with the 'angle of internal friction') is an engineering property of granular materials. It is the maximum angle of a stable slope determined by friction, cohesion and the shapes of the particles. When bulk granular materials are poured onto a horizontal surface, a conical pile will form. The internal angle between the surface of the pile and the horizontal surface is known as the angle of repose and is related to the density, surface area and shapes of the particles, and the coefficient of friction of the material. Material with a low angle of repose forms flatter piles than material with a high angle of repose. In other words, the angle of repose is the angle a pile forms with the ground.

Food Powders

Author: Enrique Ortega-Rivas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387276130
Release Date: 2006-04-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This useful reference is the first book to address key aspects of food powder technology. It assembles organized and updated information on the physical properties, production, and functionality of food powder, previously unavailable in book form.

The angle of repose

Author: Sarah Anne McNear
Publisher: Lasalle Bank Na
ISBN: UOM:39015051555236
Release Date: 2000-10
Genre: Photography

Egypt provides a classic rather than a unique experience. According to modern historians, it has been a tourist destination since 30 B.C., and the interest of foreign travelers has hardly waned since. The photographers presented here are no exception; each knits past with present while validating their own discovery of Egypt's ancient monuments. From the pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings, Lynn Davis' and Linda Connor's silver gelatin prints echo nineteenth-century photographers' documentations of their North African travels. Strewn with scaffolding, piecemeal temples and shattered sculptures of pharaohs, Tom Van Eynde's Egypt reveals the dramatic detail of its ruins. Harsh and colorful, Richard Misrach's landscapes juxtapose contemporary culture with ancient desert monuments, framing the Pyramids with tour buses, downtown Cairo, and cement housing complexes. The Angle of Reposeis the first book in a series featuring the LaSalle Bank Photography Collection, the second-oldest corporate collection of photography in America.

Workshop Math

Author: Robert Scharff
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 0806958022
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Covers the math needed for construction layout, rough carpentry, interior finishing, electrical circuits, heating, cooling, and plumbing systems, and energy saving

Malts and Malting

Author: D.E. Briggs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412298007
Release Date: 1998-09-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book gives a comprehensive overview of malts and malt competitors, how they are made and evaluated. Summary-outlines of the malting process and malt-using processes are followed by consideration of the structures, germinative physiology and biochemistry of cereal grains. Particular attention is paid to barley, but the malting of other cereal is described. The successive stages of malting are then considered. Topics covered include the selection and purchase of grain, its evaluation and how it is handled and stored. The types of equipment used by maltsters are described and experimental malting techniques outlined. A section devoted to the production and characteristics of materials that compete with malts, including industrial enzymes, sugar preparations and mash-tun adjuncts. The principles of malt evaluation are explained, and the effect of altering malting conditions summarized. This book should be of direct value to maltsters, brewers, distillers, foodstuff manufacturers and other malt users as well as being of more general interest to food scientists and technologists in academic research institutions.

Earth Lab Exploring the Earth Sciences

Author: Claudia Owen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538737005
Release Date: 2010-06-21
Genre: Science

Utilizing graphs and simple calculations, this clearly written lab manual complements the study of earth science or physical geology. Engaging activities are designed to help students develop data-gathering skills (e.g., mineral and rock identification) and data-analysis skills. Students will learn how to understand aerial and satellite images; to perceive the importance of stratigraphic columns, geologic sections, and seismic waves; and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Pattern Formation in Granular Materials

Author: Amand Faessler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540667016
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

Granular materials are an integral part of our everyday life. They are also the base material for most industrial processing techniques. The highly dissipative nature of the particle collisions means energy input is needed in order to mobilize the grains. This interplay of dissipation and excitation leads to a wide variety of pattern formation processes, which are addressed in this book. The reader is introduced to this wide field by, first, a description of the material properties of granular materials under different experimental conditions that are important in connection with the pattern formation dynamics and, second, by further details given later on in the description of the specific system.

Powders and Bulk Solids

Author: Dietmar Schulze
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540737681
Release Date: 2007-09-26
Genre: Science

The book concentrates on powder flow properties, their measurement and applications. These topics are explained starting from the interactions between individual particles up to the design of silos. A wide range of problems are discussed – such as flow obstructions, segregation, and vibrations. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the powder flow, and to show practical solutions.

Theory and Practice of Physical Pharmacy E Book

Author: Gaurav Jain
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9788131232651
Release Date: 2013-01-10
Genre: Medical

A core subject in pharmaceutics, physical pharmacy is taught in the initial semesters of B. Pharm. The methodical knowledge of the subject is required, and is essential, to understand the principles pertaining to design and development of drug and drug products. Theory and Practice of Physical Pharmacy is unique as it fulfils the twin requirements of physical pharmacy students: the authentic text on theoretical concepts and its application including illustrative exercises in the form of practicals. Covers all the topics included in various existing syllabi of physical pharmacy Provides an integrated understanding of theory and practical applications associated with physicochemical concepts Explore the latest developments in the field of pharmaceutics Reviews the relevance of physicochemical principles in the design of dosage form Ensures proper recapitulation through sufficient end-of-chapter questions Provides valuable learning tool in the form of multiple choice questions Multiple choice questions section especially useful for GPAT aspirants

Advances in Heat Transfer

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 008057579X
Release Date: 1995-01-17
Genre: Science

Advances in Heat Transfer is designed to fill the information gap between regularly scheduled journals and university level textbooks by providing in-depth review articles over a broader scope than is allowablein either journals or texts.

Beyond Innocence Or The Altersroman in Modern Fiction

Author: Linda A. Westervelt
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826211372
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism

In this groundbreaking work, Linda A. Westervelt defines an important yet previously unidentified and therefore unnamed type of novel, the altersroman, or age novel. Fictions focusing on a protagonist's confrontation with mortality toward the end of middle age are likely to become ever more prominent in a Western world in which the average age of the population increases and more people reach late middle age and old age. Working from a diverse sample of modern literature, Westervelt analyzes the variety of responses to the life evaluation. Some characters achieve a level of affirmation that allows renewal, redirection, or simply peace, while others confront feelings of disgust or despair that so little time is left them. Her altersromane are books about seeking wisdom, though not everyone of this age becomes wise. The use of the term altersroman highlights the fact that the altersroman is a classification comparable to but also clearly distinguishable from the bildungsroman, wherein characters make the transition from youth to adulthood. Westervelt contrasts her older protagonists' characteristics with the equivalent characteristics in the bildungsroman through an examination of Don Quixote, part 2, as well as six American novels: The Ambassadors, by Henry James; The Professor's House, by Willa Cather; The Mansion, by William Faulkner; The Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner; A Book of Common Prayer, by Joan Didion; and Jazz, by Toni Morrison. These seven works, though remarkably different, share the common features of the altersroman. Westervelt articulates the traits clearly, rests them on the psychological literature, and then shows in depth how the characteristics of the altersroman can enrich and more deeply inform our reading of a significant subset of modern literature that previously went unheralded. Readers can use Westervelt's analysis to identify altersromane in literature other than their own, and she begins this process by identifying exemplars written in other languages. Beyond Innocence, or the Altersroman in Modern Fiction introduces readers to the altersroman as a tool for classification and analysis and demonstrates the power and utility of that tool. It offers a meaningful and enriching complement to the more established category of the bildungsroman.


Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874172748
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

Wallace Stegner, a major American novelist and conservationist, is interviewed by Etulain, a renowned Western scholar, in a series of discussions. Originally published in 1983 and entitled Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western History and Literature, this book is the ultimate Stegner interview. New foreword by Stewart Udall.

Evolution Equations Applications to Physics Industry Life Sciences and Economics

Author: Mimmo Iannelli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764303743
Release Date: 2003-07-24
Genre: Mathematics

The international conference on which the book is based brought together many of the world's leading experts, with particular effort on the interaction between established scientists and emerging young promising researchers, as well as on the interaction of pure and applied mathematics. All material has been rigorously refereed. The contributions contain much material developed after the conference, continuing research and incorporating additional new results and improvements. In addition, some up-to-date surveys are included.