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Download The Companion Guide to Sicily: New Edition (Companion by Raleigh Trevelyan PDF

By Raleigh Trevelyan

The gorgeous island of Sicily, poised among Europe and Africa, has obvious many invaders, the vast majority of whom have left their mark in artwork and structure. it's also a land of delusion and enigma, pagan less than the Catholic floor, bothered by way of the shadow of the Mafia - within the phrases of the good Sicilian author Leonardo Sciascia, a myth global. Raleigh Trevelyan is familiar with the island in detail, and his wisdom provides immeasurably to the adventure of traveling the good websites: Segesta, Agrigento and the mosaics of the Roman villa close to Piazza Armerina, Palermo and Monreale, the theatre at Syracuse and the baroque marvels of Noto. Unforgettable even though those are, Sicily's particular personality is extra absolutely published because the writer makes his leisurely approach from province to province, describing the panorama and monuments, nice treasures and distant villages, and spicing those discoveries with own anecdote and references from writers down the centuries.

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Download Reduced-Order Modelling for Flow Control by Bernd R. Noack, Marek Morzynski, Gilead Tadmor PDF

By Bernd R. Noack, Marek Morzynski, Gilead Tadmor

The e-book makes a speciality of the actual and mathematical foundations of model-based turbulence regulate: reduced-order modelling and keep watch over layout in simulations and experiments. prime specialists supply common self-consistent descriptions of the most equipment and description the cutting-edge. lined parts comprise optimization concepts, balance research, nonlinear reduced-order modelling, model-based keep watch over layout in addition to model-free and neural community ways. The wake stabilization serves as unifying benchmark regulate challenge.

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Download Slippery math in public affairs: price tag and defense by William J. Adams PDF

By William J. Adams

Highlighting how slippery numbers and questionable mathematical conclusions emerge and what might be performed to shield opposed to them, this e-book examines improper utilization of math in public affairs via real circumstances of the way mathematical facts and conclusions will be distorted and misrepresented to steer public opinion. the writer analyzes the price of "slippery math" by way of squandered assets and identifies universal misperceptions concerning the position of math in public affairs. He discusses how math schooling may be reformed to sharpen public expertise of "slippery math", the improvement of math versions and their use and misuse, and correct and unsuitable polling tools.

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Download Scales of Gold: The Fourth Book of The House of Niccolò by Dorothy Dunnett PDF

By Dorothy Dunnett

With the bravura storytelling and smelly authenticity of element she dropped at her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the old novel, offers the home of Niccol? sequence. The time is the fifteenth century, whilst intrepid retailers turned the recent knighthood of Europe. between them, none is bolder or extra crafty than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his strategy to the helm of a mercantile empire.       The 12 months 1464 reveals Nicholas again in Venice. suffering from enemies bent on dissolving his resources and smearing his personality, he units sail for Africa, mythical place of the Fountain of minor, domestic to a descendant of Sheba and Solomon, and the resource of gold in such abundance that males wish to barter in shells. he'll study firsthand the brutality and grandeur of the darkish Continent, from the horror of the slave exchange to the austere the Aristocracy of Islamic Timbuktu. he'll detect, too, the charms of the gorgeous Gelis van Borselen--a girl whose ardour for Nicholas is rivaled in simple terms by means of her wish to punish him for his function in her sister s dying. Erotic and plush with aspect, Scales of Gold embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, the place mercantile event with extra own quests at the back of the silken curtains of the Age of Discovery.

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