Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields:
Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields:Physics of Atoms and Molecules. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988.
Kieren Fallon was one of the world´s greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. Unabridged audio read by Frank Grimes. British Champion Jockey six times - without terrifying injury and mental trauma it could have been many more - he won more than 2,250 races, including the Derby three times, the Prix de l´Arc de Triomphe twice, and more 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas (nine) than anyone else in the history of the sport. He was also accused of race fixing, resulting in an astonishing Old Bailey trial at which he was completely cleared. No-one would question his ability in the saddle. Few, if any, have ever been as good at coaxing the best out of their rides. But his extraordinary rapport with the horse has not quite been matched by his dealings with humans - particularly not those in authority with whom he´s had a career-long battle. Now Fallon recalls his rise from a rural Irish family with no racing connections, and his frequent collisions with the media as well as many of the people who run the sport. With wit as well as absolute frankness, he tells of the huge pressures on top jockeys - even those without his external problems - and how his dazzling riding career was marred, then brought to a premature halt by campaigns of lies and innuendo. Brutally honest as well as entertaining, this is a unique sporting memoir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Grimes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ssuk/000034de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldn´t even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back.´´ (Heraclitus, 5 B.C) Sometimes the last man standing is a woman: The Near Future, a balkanized Earth drowns in greed and violence. Kali Muse, private military contractor on the shuttle Whiskey & Water, earns a living in Hostile Salvage, pulling artifacts and forgotten wealth out of the poisoned rubble of the planet´s numerous hot zones. Constantly trying to outrun her haunted past she pulls a long forgotten secret from a desiccated corpse, changing the course of her life. ´´You can´t spell slaughter without laughter.´´ (Anonymous) Possession of the salvaged information threatens to change the delicate political balance of the world, setting Kali on a collision course with murderous government agencies, ruthless mercenaries and worst of all; her ex-lover. ´´Your current plans remind me of act four in Julius Caesar,´´ Tom said. ´´In act five, everyone falls on their swords.´´ (Stephen King, Cell) Sudden Decompression is a fast paced para-military Science Fiction novel revolving around external conflict, personal betrayal and the price of loyalty. Fans of David Drake and John Ringo will find the action they demand mixed with an astute exploration of what our world will look like 15-minutes-into-the-future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Matic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002682de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Basic Finite Element Method as Applied to Injury Biomechanics provides a unique introduction to finite element methods. Unlike other books on the topic, this comprehensive reference teaches readers to develop a finite element model from the beginning, including all the appropriate theories that are needed throughout the model development process. In addition, the book focuses on how to apply material properties and loading conditions to the model, how to arrange the information in the order of head, neck, upper torso and upper extremity, lower torso and pelvis and lower extremity. The book covers scaling from one body size to the other, parametric modeling and joint positioning, and is an ideal text for teaching, further reading and for its unique application to injury biomechanics. With over 25 years of experience of developing finite element models, the authors experience with tissue level injury threshold instead of external loading conditions provides a guide to the dos and donts of using finite element method to study injury biomechanics. Covers the fundamentals and applications of the finite element method in injury biomechanics Teaches readers model development through a hands-on approach that is ideal for students and researchers Includes different modeling schemes used to model different parts of the body, including related constitutive laws and associated material properties Dr. King-Hay Yang received his B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1976 and Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University in 1985. He served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, West Virginia University from 1985 to 1988. Presently, Dr. Yang is a Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Bioengineering Center at Wayne State University. Since 2014, he has been serving as a member of the Human Factors Panel of the National Academies. Dr. Yangs research interests include injury biomechanics, contact impact biomechanics, and bone fracture biomechanics. His most recent research involves detailed modeling of the human body from head to toe in efforts to investigate mechanisms of injury related to motor vehicle collisions, contact sports, and blast-induced injuries. His team developed a human brain model that is now on a permanent display at the Computer World of the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Yang received the 1984 Volvo award in Biomechanics, The Creators: Metro Detroits Inventors award by Cranes Detroit Business; the Best Biomechanics Paper Award of the 2001 International Congress on Whiplash Associated Disorders; the 2001, 2007, and 2008 John Paul Stapp Best Paper Awards; and the 2009 Ralph H. Isbrandt Award for the best paper in automotive safety at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medicine and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a Fellow of SAE. He has served as a Visiting Professors at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1994; Monash University in Melbourne, Australia from 2001 to 2007; the National Cheng-Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan in 2003; the Honk Kong Polytech University in Kowloon, Hong Kong, in 2005; and the Taipei Medical University in 2011. He has also been a Chang-Jiang (Yangtze River) Professor of Hunan University in Changsha, Hunan, China since 2005. Dr. Yang is a member of the Stapp Advisory Committee of the Stapp Car Crash Conference, the premier forum for presentation of research in impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields that advance the knowledge of land-vehicle crash-injury protection. Additionally, he is a council member of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI), which aims at improving the scientific basis on which safety and crashworthiness standards are formulated. Lastly, he has been serving on the Advisory Committee of the Life Science Advisory Board, Lawrence Technical University, since 2007.