Metal matrix composites are making tangible inroads into the "real" world of engineering. They are used in engineering components such as brake rotors, aircraft parts, combustion engines, and heat sinks for electronic systems. Yet, outside a relatively limited circle of specialists, these materials are mostly unknown. Designers do not as a rule think of using these materials, in part because access to information is difficult as these materials have not really entered engineering handbooks. Metal Matrix Composites in Industry is thus useful to engineers who wish to gain introductory knowledge of these materials and who want to know where "to find" them. Additionally, it provides researchers and academics with a survey of current industrial activity in this area of technology.
The reason why most people do not save, or invest, is that they have been conditioned to believe that they do not have any extra money. Dr. Robards explains how the average person can make better financial decisions, climb out of debt to find hidden dollars, and put them to work. While the principles revealed in this book will work with other investments, his focus is on explaining the ins and outs of investing in precious metals, so that the average person can understand, and develop a financial plan to build wealth over time. His time-proven methods, and personal experience, makes this offering a must read for the person who is struggling with debt, or the man or woman who wants to understand the market before they invest.
Stylist of the stars and successful fashion designer, Leila Darkchylde, is on top of the world - in her professional life that is. Her love life sucks. She expected to spend another Singles Awareness Day, er, Valentine's Day alone when she receives an unexpected package. When Leila opens the giant cardboard box it is to find none other than the masochistic, bass guitarist Morg Di Morte, of the heavy metal band The Necromancers. Morg is naked and tied up with red ribbon like some kind of present. This is only the first of many strange surprises in store for Leila this crazy, topsy-turvy Valentine's Day! This is the illustrated version which contains ink drawings done by author KuroKoneko Kamen.
An index to the contents of 621 song books published between 1854 and 1992 and acquired by the State Library of Louisiana, Song Finder provides access to 32,000 songs, with emphasis on collections of theater songs, folk songs, children's songs, religious music, rock, country, and pop music standards. Also well represented are African-American music, movie and television theme songs, seasonal music, patriotic songs, military music, and songs of foreign lands. Three-fourths of the song books have never been indexed, and 85 percent are not included in any index currently in print. A third of the individual songs have never been indexed before.
Songs can be located in Song Finder by title only. Under each title are letter symbols representing song books which include the song. Bibliographical information on the song books can be found in the first section of the book, the list of collections indexed, which also provides OCLC numbers to facilitate interlibrary loan. For each printing of a song, Song Finder notes whether the book provides music only, words only, or both words and music. The index also identifies lyrics in a foreign language and whether there is an English translation. Other indexes do not offer this kind of detail, which allows users to find the version of a song that is suitable to their needs. Also helpful to the user are cross references which link alternate titles and compensate for variant and nonstandard spellings. Users uncertain of the title of an advertising jingle, or the theme song of a film or television show, will find cross references from the name of the product or show to the correct song title.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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