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.
Most publications on heavy metals and the environment have focused on environmental pathways and risks. The present book establishes a link between the environmental risks of heavy metals and the societal causes of the risks. Economic models, substance flow models and environmental fate and risk assessment models have been integrated into a single analytical framework that has been used to trace and understand the routes by which four heavy metals enter the economy, through to their final destination in the environment. The long-term impacts of the current metals management regime in the Netherlands have been used as a case study by which to assess the effectiveness of certain policy measures.
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.
Professional development is an issue of interest to all criminal justice faculty, from the newest Assistant Professor to the most senior Full Professor. The annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference has a number of panels and workshops that deal with the wide variety of issues that criminal justice faculty deal with as they move though their career. These panels are well-attended, attesting to the interest that faculty have in this topic.
Given the importance of staying apprised of changes in the discipline, from hiring expectations to tenure and promotion requirements, the fact that academic study of criminal justice has changed a great deal in the past decade, and that more is now expected of graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, and even senior faculty, this book is an attempt to address some of the most important topics that those engaged in the academic study of criminal justice are faced with as they move through their career. Each chapter is written by a well-regarded academic with experience in the area upon which they are writing. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
Metal A Treasure Hunt Dr. Frank Lally, a retired Navy podiatrist, is a family man and metal detector hobbyist. His wife is being treated for Alzheimer's disease at an expensive lifecare center. His step-daughter needs to divorce her cheating husband and move back home. His step-son is losing his job, his place to live, and he has hardly written a word of his great American novel. Frank wonders how he will keep it all together when, one day, he takes a long walk with his dogs ...
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