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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and writer known around the world for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes, which all but created the literary field of crime fiction and made the name Sherlock Holmes synonymous with detectives. Aside from the Sherlock Holmes stories, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. In December 1893, in order to dedicate more of his time to more "important" works-his historical novels- Conan Doyle had Holmes and Professor Moriarty apparently plunge to their deaths together down the Reichenbach Falls in the story "The Final Problem." The public was having none of it, however, and there was an outpouring of support for bringing Sherlock Holmes back, leading Conan Doyle to write a new story in 1901, The Hound of the Baskervilles.A Study in Scarlet is the first detective mystery novel written by Conan Doyle to feature Sherlock Holmes, who is now the most famous literary detective characters. But back then, he barely garnered any interest. Conan Doyle wrote the novel at the age of 27 in less than three weeks. Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. To get an idea of how influential the Sherlock Holmes' stories and novels became, A Study in Scarlet was the first work of fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his companion Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it."
Carbon Capture and Storage, Second Edition provides a thorough, yet non-specialist introduction to technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels during power generation and other energy-intensive industrial processes, such as steelmaking. Extensively revised and updated, this second edition provides detailed coverage of key carbon dioxide capture methods alongside an examination of the most promising techniques for carbon storage.
The book opens with an introductory section that provides the background to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, an overview of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies and a primer in the fundamentals of power generation. The next chapters focus on key carbon capture technologies, including absorption, adsorption and membrane-based systems, addressing their applications in both the power and non-power sectors. New for the second edition, a dedicated section on geological storage of carbon dioxide follows, with chapters addressing the relevant features, events and processes (FEP) associated with this scenario. Non-geological storage methods such as ocean storage and storage in terrestrial ecosystems are the subject of the final group of chapters. A chapter on carbon dioxide transportation is also included.
This extensively revised and expanded second edition will be a valuable resource for power plant engineers, chemical engineers, geological engineers, environmental engineers and industrial engineers seeking a concise, yet authoritative one-volume overview of this field. Researchers, consultants and policy makers entering this discipline will benefit from this reference.
Many come to evil; many others search for a different way to be. Animated by the work of Caravaggio, Hendrik Slegtenhorst's poems inquire, what is a pursuit of right action? Caravaggio, the murderous, brilliant 16th-century painter, depicted the decapitation of John the Baptist at the moment the act is botched: jugular severed, head attached, the saint in agony - an exemplification of humanity's predilections. Early on, Slegtenhorst accepted Somerset Maugham's admonition of the error of adopting a course of action thought to be right, even though we knew it could not bring us happiness, ever. This is the central theme to Caravaggio's Dagger, a distillation of poems from several earlier books that measures aspects of the author's own life and awareness as a distinct individual animated by Canada and culture and guided by integrity and reason.
New friends is a story of a lonely, shy young man with Juvenile Diabetes. Unable to attend school because of his health issues, he becomes a loner until one day he meets a stray. A mutual relationship develops from which a whole new world of relationships are created. The young man finds that he has an undiscovered talent which will catapult him not only into a successful career but an ever widening circle of friendships.
The state of the art of multicarrier modulation for the transmission of high-speed data With DSL technology poised to provide the fastest means of Internet access for years to come, there is a growing need for practical information on running xDSL services over existing telephone lines. Communications expert John Bingham draws on three decades of intimate involvement with data transmission research to provide a complete guide to the state of the art and future direction of multicarrier modulation (MCM)-one of the key methods for high-speed data transmission today. Geared to designers and system planners working with DSL modems, Internet access, and telephony, ADSL, VDSL, and Multicarrier Modulation presents everything engineers and programmers need to design MCM modems, understand current implementations, and formulate strategies for future improvements and research. Detailed, thoroughly logical coverage includes:<br> * Precise descriptions of problems associated with the transmission of high-speed data and how to solve them<br> * Clear explanations of the DSL medium and how to calculate its capacity<br> * Discussions of the theory as well as advantages and disadvantages of MCM<br> * A link between physical and higher layers for Internet access<br> * Essential yet hard-to-find information on spectral management<br> * Over 100 tables and graphs of data rates illustrating the theory, plus MATLAB program listings
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