Microcontinuum Field Theories constitutes an extension of classical field theories - of elastic solids, viscous fluids, electromagnetism, and the like - to microscopic length and time scales. Material bodies are viewed as collections of a large number of deformable particles (sub-continua), suitable for modeling blood, porous media, polymers, liquid crystals, slurries, and composite materials. This volume extends and applies the ideas developed in the first volume, Microcontinuum Field Theories: Foundations and Solids, to liquid crystals, biological fluids, and other microstretch and micomorphic fluids. The theory makes it possible to discuss properties of such materials that are beyond the scope of classical field theories and may provide a basis for the resolution of some outstanding problems, such as turbulence.
The second edition of Histological Typing of Salivary Gland Tumours is more extensive and detailed than the previous edition. New technical methods haveincreased our understanding of many tumours. The various types of carcinomas are categorized separately and the inclusion of the TNM Classification of salivary gland tumours and the more detailed description of the lesions will contribute to a better understanding.
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the ultimate beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
Recognizable species of birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, insects, and fishesfrom the singleleaf pinyon pine to the great purple hairstreak butterflyare included in this comprehensive and practical overview of the nature and wildlife found at Mount Santa Rosa and the San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. This indispensable and portable guide features specific local information, making it an ideal companion for visitors to the area and those preparing a trip.
101 Ways to Climb out of the Slough of Despondency – a literary guide (part memoir, part companion) to coming through depression. 'Depression is internal snow. Black snow. The flakes whirl around like motes in the water around your personal shipwreck. The quicker you dive down to see your sorry state, the better for you in life. For above you, if only you can reach it without getting the bends, are sunshine, laughter on a yacht, the clink of plates as a lunch of steaming fish is handed round.'Whilst the overall structure of ‘Sunbathing in the Rain' moves from dark to light, telling the story of Lewis's recovery, its different strands allow a variety of tones and subjects to be explored, from the profound to the frivolous. Alongside a paragraph about the proper relationship between the ego, the mind and the emotions nestles a passage on the therapeutic value of nail varnish. Practical hints on how to get better (diet, read Hello!, helpful pieces of music) are alongside striking quotations, ranging from sentences on crisp packets, to prayers, from Russian orthodox writings on silence to collections of slang. Part memoir – drawing on her own experiences, both adverse and encouraging, as a depressive and an alcoholic – and part guide or companion, this book brings Burton's ‘Anatomy of Melancholy' into the twenty-first century. For it will have two voices, one calling from the valley of despair, the other from a safer, calmer new place. The suffering depressive needs help from outside his or her own consciousness, a radical new perspective that makes life possible again. This unique book offers it.
In this text, differential aspects of dynamical symmetry breaking (DSB) in quantum field theory are discussed in detail. A deep connection between this phenomenon in condensed matter physics and particle physics is emphasized. Applications of DSB to such realistic theories as chromo-dynamics and electroweak interactions are also considered. Problems intimately connected with DSB (anomalies, effective lagrangian approach) are also discussed.