the rise, fall, and future of the modern Supreme Court

Author: Edward Lazarus

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 598

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A former Supreme Court clerk reveals the judicial institution's inner workings and decision making processes, offering a detailed portrait of justice corrupted by politics and unduly influenced by the power of personality.
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Author: Becky Chambers

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037116

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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»Zwischen zwei Sternen« ist Becky Chambers zweiter Science-Fiction-Roman aus dem Wayfarer‐Universum – eine optimistische Space Opera mit High-Tech-Städten auf fremden Planeten, künstlichen Intelligenzen, außergewöhnlichen Aliens und einer gehörigen Portion Tiefgang. Früher hatte Lovelace ihre Augen und Ohren überall. Als KI-System der Wayfarer bekam sie alles mit, was auf ihrem Raumschiff passierte, und sie sorgte für das Wohlbefinden der Crew, für die Lovelace immer mehr eine Freundin war als nur ein System. Dann kam der totale Systemausfall. Ihre Crew sah nur eine Möglichkeit, Lovelace zu retten: ein Reboot all ihrer Systeme. Als sie aufwacht, ist sie in einem Bodykit gefangen, eingeschränkt auf modifizierte menschliche Körperfunktionen – in einer Gesellschaft, in der eine solche Umwandlung verboten ist. Doch Lovelace ist nicht allein: Pepper, eine chaotische Technikerin, die ihr Leben riskiert hat, um die künstliche Intelligenz zu retten, hilft Lovelace, ihren Platz in der Welt zu finden. Denn Pepper weiß selbst nur zu genau, wie es ist, ganz auf sich allein gestellt zu sein und das Universum neu kennenzulernen ... Für Fans von Firefly, Mass Effect, Joss Whedon und Star Wars. »Herzerwärmend, nachdenklich und echte Science Fiction!« The Guardian
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Author: Denis Loustau

Publisher: Editions Quae

ISBN: 2759203840

Category: Biogeochemical cycles

Page: 311

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"The results presented in this book summarize the main findings of the CARBOFOR project, which brought together 52 scientists from 14 research units to investigate the effects of future climate on the carbon cycle, the productivity and vulnerability of French forests. This book explains the current forest carbon cycle in temperate and Mediterranean climates, including the dynamics of soil carbon and the total carbon stock of French forests, based on forest inventories. It reviews and illustrates the main ground-based methods for estimating carbon stocks in tree biomass. Spatial variations in projected climate change over metropolitan France throughout the 21st century are described. The book then goes on to consider the impacts of climate change on tree phenology and forest carbon balance, evapotranspiration and production as well as their first order interaction with forest management alternatives. The impact of climate change on forest vulnerability is analysed. A similar simulation study was carried out for a range of pathogenic fungi, emphasizing the importance of both warming and precipitation changes. The consequences of climate change on the occurrence of forest fires and the forest carbon cycle in the Mediterranean zone are also considered."--Publisher.
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Author: Becky Chambers

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037108

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Willkommen an Bord der Wayfarer! Becky Chambers hat mit ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ eine zutiefst optimistische Space Opera geschrieben, die uns den Glauben an die Science Fiction (im Besonderen) und an die Menschheit (im Allgemeinen) zurückgibt. Als die junge Marsianerin Rosemary Harper auf der Wayfarer anheuert, wird sie von äußerst gemischten Gefühlen heimgesucht – der ramponierte Raumkreuzer hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen, und der Job scheint reine Routine: Wurmlöcher durchs Weltall zu bohren, um Verbindungswege zwischen weit entfernten Galaxien anzulegen, ist auf den ersten Blick alles andere als glamourös. Die Crewmitglieder, mit denen sie nun auf engstem Raum zusammenlebt, gehören den unterschiedlichsten galaktischen Spezies an. Da gibt es die Pilotin Sissix, ein freundliches und polyamoröses reptilienähnliches Wesen, den Mechaniker Jenks, der in die KI des Raumschiffs verliebt ist, und den weisen und gütigen Dr. Chef, der einer aussterbenden Spezies angehört. Doch dann nimmt Kapitän Ashby den ebenso profitablen wie riskanten Auftrag an, einen Raumtunnel zu einem weit entfernten Planeten anzulegen, auf dem die kriegerische Rasse der Toremi lebt. Für Rosemary verwandelt sich die Flucht vor der eigenen Vergangenheit in das größte Abenteuer ihres Lebens. ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ wurde für zahlreiche Preise nominiert, u.a. für den Kitschies Award, den Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction und den Arthur C. Clarke Award.
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Author: Jorgen Serup,Gregor B. E. Jemec,Gary L. Grove

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003305

Category: Medical

Page: 1056

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Firmly established as the leading international reference in this field, Non-Invasive Methods and the Skin broke new ground with its comprehensive coverage of methods used in both clinical and experimental dermatology. Completely revised and updated, containing more than twice as much information, the Second Edition continues the tradition. The authors' thorough research and clear organization make this book a baseline reference for those using noninvasive biophysical methods to study the skin. Arranged by physical modality and structured to provide educational and practical information, the second edition, like its predecessor, will prove to be of value to young researchers and senior scientists alike. The coverage of major evaluation and measurement methods share a consistent format, including scope, sources of error, application, and validity. This edition incorporates 69 revised chapters with more than 90 new chapters covering topics such as computer technique, imaging techniques, skin friction, barrier functions, and more. New chapters provide coverage of: computers, computer techniques, and image analysis imaging techniques, including clinical photography legal situations and guidelines behind instrumental use skin friction barrier functions important new techniques such as in vitro confocal microscopy, OCT, and Raman spectroscopy veterinary/animal research use of methods The truly interdisciplinary, international panel of contributors includes experts from the specialties of dermatology, bioengineering, pathology, manufacturing engineering, medical physics, pharmacology, microbiology, neurology, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiovascular research, and pharmacy from academic institutions and hospitals in countries such as Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, and Singapore. The revision is extensive and covers a broad spectrum of methods while providing the same caliber of authoritative information that made the previous edition so popular. Application oriented, practical, and instructive, this Second Edition will meet the needs of the researchers today, and in years to come.
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Modern Analytical Methods

Author: Peter Hering,Jan Peter Lay,Sandra Stry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540402602

Category: Science

Page: 347

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This comprehensive reference work illustrates the state of the art of laser-induced analytical methods in environmental and life sciences via an interdisciplinary approach. Ky techniques for remote sensing in the atmosphere as well as diagnostic methods for soil, water and air contamination and exhaled breath are described. Each a prominent scientist, the authors report on their current research; demonstrate that multi-disciplinary applications are possible; and employ examples on how existing environmental diagnostic methods have found their way into the life sciences.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080961064

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Along with its companion volume on intraflagellar transport, this book provides researchers with a comprehensive and up-to-date source of methods for the analysis cilia and flagella, focusing primarily on approaches that have been devised or significantly extended since the last volume of Methods in Cell Biology on this topic (volume 47, 1995). Edited by Stephen M. King and Gregory J. Pazour, the newest installment of this highly acclaimed serial will serve as an essential addition to the study of cilia and flagella. * Covers protocols for cilia and flagella across systems and species * Both classic and state-of-the-art methods readily adaptable across model systems, and designed to last the test of time * Relevant to clinicians interested in respiratory disease, male infertility, and other syndromes who need to learn biochemical, molecular, and genetic approaches to studying cilia, flagella, and related structures
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Author: Shaobing Peng

Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 3540589066

Category: Science

Page: 374

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Issues of global climate change; Emission of greenhouse gases; Ultraviolet-B radiation; Carbon dioxide and temperature; Simulation modeling.
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An Integrated Methodology

Author: Werner L. Kutsch,Michael Bahn,Andreas Heinemeyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139483161

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Carbon stored in soils represents the largest terrestrial carbon pool and factors affecting this will be vital in the understanding of future atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This book provides an integrated view on measuring and modeling soil carbon dynamics. Based on a broad range of in-depth contributions by leading scientists it gives an overview of current research concepts, developments and outlooks and introduces cutting-edge methodologies, ranging from questions of appropriate measurement design to the potential application of stable isotopes and molecular tools. It includes a standardised soil CO2 efflux protocol, aimed at data consistency and inter-site comparability and thus underpins a regional and global understanding of soil carbon dynamics. This book provides an important reference work for students and scientists interested in many aspects of soil ecology and biogeochemical cycles, policy makers, carbon traders and others concerned with the global carbon cycle.
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Author: Shashi Bhushan Agrawal,Madhoolika Agrawal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566703413

Category: Nature

Page: 408

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One of the most problematic issues confronting societies today is the massive transformations of the environment throughout the world. The challenge of maintaining a sustainable environment is the most pressing issue of our time.
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Effects on soil CO2 fluxes in Jambi, Sumatra

Author: Louis-Pierre Comeau,Kristell Hergoualc’h,Joanne U. Smith,Louis Verchot

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 18

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Tropical peatlands are among the largest pedologic pools of organic carbon. This study compared soil CO2 fluxes in an intact peat swamp forest, a transitional logged drained forest and an oil palm plantation located on the same alluvial peat plain (peat dome) in Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia. Dynamic closed chambers were used to measure soil CO2 efflux from January to September 2012. Chambers were placed in pairs, with one close to a tree/palm and the other at mid-distance to the next tree/palm. In the oil palm plantation additional chambers were placed in frond decomposing lines and tertiary drainage canals. During the experiment, air and soil temperatures, water table level and rainfall were recorded. The fluxes were significantly larger in the oil palm plantation (28.4 ± 1.2 Mg C-CO2 ha–1 y–1) than in the transitional logged drained forest (18.5 ± 0.7 Mg C-CO2 ha–1 y–1) and in the intact peat swamp forest (16.0 ± 1.2 Mg C-CO2 ha–1 y–1). The CO2 fluxes were spatially variable according to distance to tree/ palm or when emitted from tertiary drainage canals but no clear trend was detected. A significant but weak relationship was found between CO2 fluxes and water table level in the peat swamp forest. Soil CO2 emissions in oil palm plantations were higher than those reported from Borneo by other authors. The soil CO2 flux should be separated into its auto- and heterotrophic components and balanced with C inputs and other C outputs in further studies to determine soil net atmospheric impacts on the climate system of this land-use change.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146499112X

Category: Science

Page: 992

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Alkanes—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Alkanes. The editors have built Alkanes—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Alkanes in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Alkanes—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind

Author: Barbara Ann Perry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275965990

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 1954

Examines how the Supreme Court has successfully maintained a lofty public image.
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Author: William Mitchell Ramsay,Gertude L. Bell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108043348

Category: Architecture

Page: 650

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First published in 1909, this archaeological guide establishes the chronology of the Byzantine churches of Bin-Bir-Kilisse in Turkey.
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Ein Forschungsansatz zur Politologie der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit

Author: Robert Chr. van Ooyen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658079487

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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Das Buch skizziert einen Forschungsansatz, der im Unterschied zu eher machtanalytisch orientierten Zugängen auf die politisch-theoretischen Verständnisse und ideengeschichtlichen Rezeptionslinien von „Staat“, „Demokratie“, „Politik und Recht“, „Volk“, „Parlamentarismus“, „Föderalismus,“ „Parteien“, „Europa“, „innere und äußere Sicherheit“, „Grundrechte“ und „Beamtentum“ abzielt. Es ist das Ergebnis der rund zehnjährigen Forschungen des Autors zur Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit, insb. zum Bundesverfassungsgericht.
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