Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and Glasses
Author: David Wales
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The study of energy landscapes holds the key to resolving some of the most important contemporary problems in chemical physics. Many groups are now attempting to understand the properties of clusters, glasses and proteins in terms of the underlying potential energy surface. The aim of this book is to define and unify the field of energy landscapes in a reasonably self-contained exposition. This is the first book to cover this active field. The book begins with an overview of each area in an attempt to make the subject matter accessible to workers in different disciplines. The basic theoretical groundwork for describing and exploring energy landscapes is then introduced followed by applications to clusters, biomolecules and glasses in the final chapters. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, this book is aimed at graduate students and workers in the field.
Author: David Williams
Powerful images take you to many inspiring locations around Wales--from the glacial valley of Nant Gwynant and the stream at Fairy Glen to the sand dunes of Cardigan Bay and the mining valley of Rhondda Fawr. This book is a celebration of stunning locations, breathtaking photography, and informative captions. Over 20 powerful images from inspiring locations around Wales are included with extended picture captions.
Author: James Morris,Jim Perrin
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
An expansive look at the contemporary Welsh lansdcape.
The Hillforts of England and Wales
Author: Ian Brown
Publisher: Windgather Press
Category: Social Science
Of all Britain's great archaeological monuments the Iron Age hillforts have arguably had the most profound impact on the landscape, if only because there are so many; yet we know very little about them. Were they recognised as being something special by those who created them or is the 'hillfort' purely an archaeologists' 'construct'? How were they constructed, who lived in them and to what uses were they put? This book, which is richly illustrated with photography of sites throughout England and Wales, addresses these and many other questions. After discussing the difficult issue of definition and the great excavations on which our knowledge is based, Ian Brown investigates in turn hillforts' origins, their architecture, and the role they played in Iron Age society. He also discusses the latest theories about their location, social significance and chronology. The book provides a valuable synthesis of the rich vein of research carried out in Britain on hillforts over the last thirty years. Hillforts' great variability poses many problems, and this book should help guide both the specialist and non-specialist alike though the complex literature. Furthermore, it has an important conservation objective. Land use in the modern era has not been kind to these monuments, with a significant number either disfigured or lost. Public consciousness of their importance needs raising if their management is to be improved and their future assured.
The Howard League Guide to Criminal Justice in England and Wales
Author: Anita Dockley,Ian Loader
Category: Social Science
The Howard League for Penal Reform is committed to developing an effective penal system which ensures there are fewer victims of crime, has a diminished role for prison and creates a safer community for all. In this collection of ten papers, the charity has brought together some of the most prominent academic experts in the field to map out what is happening in a specific area of criminal justice policy, ranging from prison privatisation to policing and the role of community sentences. The Howard League guide has two main aims: first it seeks to paint a picture of the current state of the penal system, using its structures, processes and the specific groups affected by the system as the lens for analysis. However, each author also seeks to identify the challenges and gaps in understanding that should be considered to predicate a move towards a reduced role for the penal system, and prison in particular, while maintaining public confidence and safer communities. In doing so, we hope to inspire researchers and students alike to develop new research proposals that challenge the status quo and seek to create the Howard League’s vision for the criminal justice system with less crime, safer communities, fewer people in prison.
Author: Durk Gorter,Heiko F. Marten,Luk Van Mensel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the "same old issues" of language contact and language conflict in new ways.
A Magician's Landscape
Author: Michael Dames
Category: Arthurian romances
Michael Dames shows us the many aspects of the elusive and mercurial figure, Merlin, seer and enchanter, sage and madman, poet and god. Who was he? Did he ever exist?
Author: Simon Kitchin
Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location.
A Historical Companion
Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achivements.
Author: Frank H. Stillinger
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This book presents an authoritative and in-depth treatment of potential energy landscape theory, a powerful analytical approach to describing the atomic and molecular interactions in condensed-matter phenomena. Drawing on the latest developments in the computational modeling of many-body systems, Frank Stillinger applies this approach to a diverse range of substances and systems, including crystals, liquids, glasses and other amorphous solids, polymers, and solvent-suspended biomolecules. Stillinger focuses on the topography of the multidimensional potential energy hypersurface created when a large number of atoms or molecules simultaneously interact with one another. He explains how the complex landscape topography separates uniquely into individual "basins," each containing a local potential energy minimum or "inherent structure," and he shows how to identify interbasin transition states—saddle points—that reside in shared basin boundaries. Stillinger describes how inherent structures and their basins can be classified and enumerated by depth, curvatures, and other attributes, and how those enumerations lead logically from vastly complicated multidimensional landscapes to properties observed in the real three-dimensional world. Essential for practitioners and students across a variety of fields, the book illustrates how this approach applies equally to systems whose nuclear motions are intrinsically quantum mechanical or classical, and provides novel strategies for numerical simulation computations directed toward diverse condensed-matter systems.
Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette
Author: Meri Meredith
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Business & Economics
In an increasingly multicultural and international environment, librarians require communication and diplomacy to interact with their library patrons. This book clearly sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English as well as the differences in cultural etiquette. This is an essential guide for all information professionals.
Knowing Contemporary Wales Through New Localities
Author: Martin Jones,Professor of Human Geography and Director Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Martin Jones,Scott Orford,Victoria Macfarlane
Category: Business & Economics
This book is situated within the context of devolution and constitutional change. The territories of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England - armed with a Parliament (Scotland) and Elected Assemblies (Wales, Northern Ireland, and London) - provide the basis for doing things differently, and better. In Wales in particular, Devolution has certainly been the biggest shake-up to the British and UK state apparatus in recent times. This consolidation of Wales as a regional/national space of social and economic governance, with increasingly sharp territorial definition has refocused attention on the dynamics of spatial difference within the country. The authors of the book analyse the impact of the changes and the way the Welsh localities stack up against one another, with important conclusions for the economy, policy and governance.
Spain, France and the United Kingdom
Author: Frans Schrijver
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Social Science
Concentrating on three countries, Spain, France and the United Kingdom, and three regional case studies of Galicia, Brittany and Wales, this book offers an analysis of the development of political regionalism after regionalisation.
The Changing Face of Britain
Author: Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Political Science
British landscapes - from the tip of Scotland to the toe of Cornwall, including the cities - are under huge pressure from shifting population and increasing travel, climate change, new patterns of work and leisure, and changing farming practices. Many fear that these changes can only damage the landscape, but this is not the whole story. For example, the 'edgelands' around big cities have blossoming wildlife and are home to endangered species. And the current crisis in farming gives a chance to do things better in the arable lowlands as well as in the livestock uplands. Twelve expert contributors, including Simon Jenkins, Crispin Tickell, Marion Shoard, David Cannadine and Philip Lowe, develop exciting ideas covering such issues as the urban landscape, climate change, the aftermath of foot-and-mouth, ecology and sustainable development. Bryn Green and Oliver Rackham discuss the future of the countryside where farming is in retreat: will it be preserved as an ersatz museum, will low-density building proliferate or will the land revert to scrub and then to woodland?
Religious Identity and Political Extremism Between the Wars
Author: T. Villis
Category: Political Science
Drawing substantially on the thoughts and words of Catholic writers and cultural commentators, Villis sheds new light on religious identity and political extremism in early twentieth-century Britain. The book constitutes a comprehensive study of the way in which British Catholic communities reacted to fascism both at home and abroad.