God Inside Out: Siva’s Game of Dice by Don Handelman (author), David Shulman (author), Carmel

By Don Handelman (author), David Shulman (author), Carmel Berkson (photographs)

This booklet deals a brand new exploration of the mythology of the Hindu god Siva, who spends his time enjoying cube together with his spouse, to whom he habitually loses. the results of the sport is our international, which turns the god inside-out and alterations his inner composition. Hindus keep that Siva is without end absorbed during this online game, that's recreated in innumerable tales, poems, work, and sculptural carvings. This suggestion of the god at play, arguee Handelman and Shulman, is without doubt one of the so much significant and expressive veins within the metaphysics elaborated throughout the centuries, in lots of idioms and modes, round the god. The booklet includes 3 interlocking essays; the 1st offers the dice-game right, within the mild of the texts and visible depictions the authors have gathered. the second one and 3rd chapters absorb mythic "sequels" to the sport. in accordance with their research of those sequels, the authors argue that notions of "asceticism" so often linked to Siva, with Yoga, and with Hindu faith are, in reality, international to Hinduism's inherent good judgment as mirrored in Siva's online game of cube. They recommend an alternate examining of this set of practices and ideas, supplying startling new insights into Hindu mythology and the most important poetic texts from the classical Sanskrit culture.

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Bataan: A Survivor's Story by Eugene P. Boyt, David L. Burch

By Eugene P. Boyt, David L. Burch

Like many different younger American males through the depression-era Thirties, Gene Boyt entered Franklin D. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. Later, after receiving an ROTC fee within the military Engineers and a bachelor's measure in mechanical engineering from the Missouri tuition of Mines, Boyt joined the Allied forces within the Pacific Theater. whereas construction runways and infrastructure within the Philippines in 1941, Boyt loved the regal lifetime of an American officer stationed in a tropical paradise--but no longer for lengthy. whilst the USA surrendered the Philippines to Japan in April 1942, Boyt turned a prisoner of warfare, soreness unthinkable deprivation and brutality by the hands of the ruthless eastern guards. one of many final bills to come back from a Bataan survivor, Boyt's tale info the notorious Bataan dying March and his next forty-two months in jap internment camps. during this fast paced narrative, Boyt's voice conveys the quiet braveness of the new release of fellows who fought and received history's maximum armed clash.

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Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent by Robert N. Lass, Evan A. Sultanik (auth.), Raj Madhavan,

By Robert N. Lass, Evan A. Sultanik (auth.), Raj Madhavan, Edward Tunstel, Elena Messina (eds.)

Performance overview and Benchmarking of clever structures provides learn devoted to the topic of functionality review and benchmarking of clever platforms via drawing from the reviews and insights of top specialists won either via theoretical improvement and sensible implementation of clever platforms in numerous diversified software domain names. This contributed quantity deals an in depth and coherent photograph of state of the art, contemporary advancements, and extra examine parts in clever platforms.

The chapters disguise a vast diversity of functions, reminiscent of assistive robotics, planetary surveying, city seek and rescue, and line monitoring for car meeting. Subsystems or parts defined during this booklet contain human-robot interplay, multi-robot coordination, communications, notion, and mapping. Chapters also are dedicated to simulation aid and open resource software program for cognitive structures, supplying examples of the kind of permitting underlying applied sciences which can aid clever platforms to propagate and bring up in services.

Performance overview and Benchmarking of clever platforms serves as a qualified reference for researchers and practitioners within the box. This e-book is usually acceptable to complicated classes for graduate point scholars and robotics execs in a variety of engineering and similar disciplines together with laptop technology, car, healthcare, production, and repair robotics.

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Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

By Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

A rare account of a Satguru's internal non secular life.What is it wish to be a mystic, someone devoted to truths past the grab of universal males? This booklet offers a window into that interesting international during the 3rd eye of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, affectionally referred to as Gurudeva, one of many premiere Hindu leaders of the twentieth century.In ninety five pages, you'll find out about fourteen of Gurudeva's visions and reviews in his personal notice. The tales are captivating but profound. classic photographs and encouraged paintings entire this strong account from an American yogi.

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Cablebolting in Underground Mines by Hutchinson/Diederichs

By Hutchinson/Diederichs

Cablebolts are versatile tendons composed of multi-wire strand that are regularly put in and grouted in drillholes at typical spacings to supply reinforcement and aid of excavations. This complete guide covers nearly all elements of cablebolting, for help of underground excavations in rock, from thought to implementation with an emphasis on (but now not constrained to) program within the mining undefined.

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East-West Arms Control: Challenges for the Western Alliance by David Dewitt, Hans Rattinger

By David Dewitt, Hans Rattinger

Assuming a flow in the direction of detente, East-West hands Control assesses the position and relevance of hands keep watch over in an period of quickly eroding bipolarity and East-West disagreement. It takes a sober examine the importance of what has been completed to this point, the place the hands keep watch over procedure is at present heading and what customers and demanding situations the Western Alliance will face.

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