By Martin Willson
"Belief in reincarnation is likely one of the maximum cultural changes among japanese and Western concept. during this essay-published because the first of a brand new sequence of knowledge booklets-Martin Wilson offers arguments-devotional, scriptural, observational, logical, and scientific-for and opposed to rebirth. This soaking up article is a wonderful start line, with its a couple of hundred references for Westerners attracted to delving into this debatable topic. (From book's cover).
By A. Guerrero-Ruiz
"Spillover and Mobility of Species and strong Surfaces" collects the papers which have been awarded on the 5th overseas convention Spillover, both as oral or poster contributions, in addition to the summaries of the invited lectures. This congress and its booklet within the stories on floor technology and Catalysis sequence persist with the culture of earlier meetings on spillover, initiated in Lyon, 1983, and endured in Leipzig, 1989, Kyoto 1993 and Dalian, 1997. For the 5th convention, held in S.L. el Escorial (Madrid), the setting up committee has tried to assemble consultant contributions which illustrate the advances in knowing the spillover phenomenon due to the fact that 1997. Spillover is a approach happening throughout the interface of gasoline reactant molecules (mainly hydrogen and oxygen) on stable surfaces. although, varied contributions to the extra common zone of the chemistry at surfaces, comparable with the mobility and migration of species, diffusion via membranes, gasoline mobile catalysts, etc., have additionally been integrated. in truth the name of the current quantity summarizes this try to expand the convention subject matters in the direction of dynamics at surfaces. one of the 70 contributions obtained, the fifty six approved papers have been chosen at the foundation of the experiences of no less than overseas reviewers, in accordance with criteria such as these utilized for different specialized journals. those papers are from 21 assorted nations.
By Oscar Castillo, Patricia Melin, Janusz Kacprzyk, Witold Pedrycz
The target of this edited quantity is to supply a normal view on the fresh conceptual advancements of sentimental Computing (SC) considered as a basic method aiding the layout of hybrid platforms in addition to their varied purposes to modeling, simulation and keep watch over of non-linear dynamical platforms. As of now, SC methodologies include neural networks, fuzzy good judgment, genetic algorithms and chaos concept. every one of those methodologies indicates good delineated benefits and downsides. apparently, they've been discovered beneficial in fixing a huge variety of difficulties. notwithstanding, many real-world complicated difficulties require a prudent, rigorously orchestrated integration of a number of of those methodologies to totally in attaining the necessary potency, accuracy, and interpretability of the options. during this edited quantity, an outline of SC methodologies, and their purposes to modeling, simulation and keep watch over, may be given in an introductory paper through the Editors. Then, particular equipment for integrating the several SC methodologies in fixing real-world difficulties may be given within the papers through the opposite authors within the booklet. The edited quantity will disguise a large spectrum of purposes together with parts comparable to: robot dynamic platforms, non-linear vegetation, production platforms, and time sequence prediction.
By E. Lipinski
The land and sea routes of the Phoenicians of their place of birth and their buying and selling Empire are tested within the current quantity at the flooring of Neo-Assyrian army itineraries (Chapters I and II), and of data supplied by way of epigraphy, literary assets, and archaeological findings on Cyprus, in Anatolia, and within the Aegean (Chapters III, IV, and V). Chapters VI en Vii research the issues of Ophir and Tarshish, constructing clean insights, whereas Chapters VIII and Ix examine the Periplus of Pseudo-Scylax 104 and 110-111. The voyage of Hanno the Carthaginian to the Sebou basin (Morocco) and the Canary Islands is re-examined in bankruptcy X. ultimately, chapters XI and XII are dedicated to Byrsa (Carthage) and to Jerusalem, with exact awareness to lines of Phoenician presence and task during this urban. designated indices entire the quantity (Peeters 2003)
By Stanley E. Porter, Anthony R. Cross
The query of the that means and value of baptism is explored from a few diverse views during this quantity. encouraged by way of the honoree of this quantity and his very important paintings at the topic, the members strategy baptism from biblical, ancient, theological and useful views. a number of the essays re-evaluate the well known biblical texts, feeling unfastened to probe their implications. Others tease out the consequences of the concept that of baptism in various contexts, either old and sleek. individuals contain Joel eco-friendly, Geoffrey Bromiley, Larry Kreitzer, John Nolland, Ramsey Michaels and J.D.G. Dunn.
By Matthew H. Ciscel
Who're the Moldovans? The Language of the Moldovans explores this query from the viewpoint of debates concerning the languages spoken through the folk of this ex-Soviet country. finding language as a critical element of either unity and clash within the region's contemporary heritage, the peculiarities of the Moldovans are illustrated via a survey of language attitudes, a sequence of ethnographic interviews, and vast observations by means of the writer. the result's a picture of an rising country that's, immediately, just like the reviews of alternative ex-Soviet states and uniquely advanced. a lot of that complexity lies within the population's vast multilingualism and in uncertainty concerning the Romanian-ness of the legitimate language. This cross-discipline quantity is of significant curiosity to complicated scholars and researchers of linguistics, political technology, and japanese eu reports.
By David Theo Goldberg, John Solomos
Bringing jointly more than a few students from various disciplines and theoretical views, A spouse to Racial and Ethnic stories bargains an outline of latest debates in addition to an exploration of latest instructions within the dynamic box of race and ethnicity.
By Eugene H. Cordes
Engagingly written, linking examples from genuine existence with "how issues work", this article explains the root for all times in a fashion everybody can get pleasure from, comprehend and examine from--from highschool pupil to school professor. subject matters variety from what supplementations are and the way they paintings, to an up-to-date view of the "central dogma" of molecular biology and genomics, to such particular concerns as "steroids--sex and different good stuff" to the mind, together with "good and not-so-good things". may be crucial interpreting for an educated public!