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Atlas of Microsurgery of the Lateral Skull Base, 2 edition

In this completely revised and enlarged new edition, Professor Sanna and his team provide systematic demonstrations of the major lateral skull base approaches, drawing from 20 years of experience of the eminent Gruppo Otologico located in Piacenza, Italy.   Key features:     Introductory chapters on the general principles, instrumentation, and special considerations that characterize this type of surgery Discussion of ...

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Atlas of Craniomaxillofacial Osteosynthesis

Now in a long awaited second edition, this groundbreaking atlas of osteosynthesis in craniomaxillofacial and oral surgery has been fully updated to reflect new techniques, applications, instruments, and materials. Illustrated in detailed, highly instructive full-color drawings, the book covers key advances in craniomaxillofacial and oral surgery, including the use of resorbable plates and screws, modern techniques of bone distraction...

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Zeta Functions for Two-Dimensional Shifts of Finite Type

This work is concerned with zeta functions of two-dimensional shifts of finite type. A two-dimensional zeta function $\zeta^{0}(s)$, which generalizes the Artin-Mazur zeta function, was given by Lind for $\mathbb{Z}^{2}$-action $\phi$. In this paper, the $n$th-order zeta function $\zeta_{n}$ of $\phi$ on $\mathbb{Z}_{n\times \infty}$, $n\geq 1$, is studied first. The trace operator $\mathbf{T}_{n}$, which is the transition matrix for...

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Connes-Chern Character for Manifolds With Boundary and Eta Cochains

The authors express the Connes-Chern of the Dirac operator associated to a b-metric on a manifold with boundary in terms of a retracted cocycle in relative cyclic cohomology, whose expression depends on a scaling/cut-off parameter. Blowing-up the metric one recovers the pair of characteristic currents that represent the corresponding de Rham relative homology class, while the blow-down yields a relative cocycle whose expression invol...

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This is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases

How to design and market services to create outstanding customer experiences Service design thinking is the designing and marketing of services that improve the customer experience, and the interactions between the service providers and the customers. If you have two coffee shops right next to each other, and each sell the exact same coffee at the exact same price, service design is what makes you walk into one and not the other. May...

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Non-Volatile In-Memory Computing by Spintronics

Exa-scale computing needs to re-examine the existing hardware platform that can support intensive data-oriented computing. Since the main bottleneck is from memory, we aim to develop an energy-efficient in-memory computing platform in this book. First, the models of spin-transfer torque magnetic tunnel junction and racetrack memory are presented. Next, we show that the spintronics could be a candidate for future data-oriented computi...

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A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

In this, the first fully documented study of British and Irish popular reactions to the outbreak of the First World War, Catriona Pennell explores UK public opinion of the time and successfully challenges the myth of British 'war enthusiasm'. A Kingdom United explores what people felt, and how they acted, in response to an unanticipated and unprecedented crisis. It is a history of both ordinary people and elite figures in extraordina...

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Fighting for a Living: A Comparative Study of Military Labour 1500-2000

Though fighting is clearly hard work, historians have not paid much attention to warfare and military service as forms of labor. This collection does just that, bringing together the usually disparate fields of military and labor history. The contributorsincluding Robert Johnson, Frank Tallett, and Gilles Veinsteinundertake the first systematic comparative analysis of military labor across Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East, ...

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Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems provides an electrical engineering perspective on offshore power stations and their integration to the grid. With contributions from a panel of leading international experts, this book is essential reading for those working in ocean energy development and renewable energy. Wave and tidal energy engineering has developed strongly in the past decade, with hundred-MW arrays of fu...

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Composition in the Digital World

American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American musi...