All Gates Open

Author: Rob Young,Irmin Schmidt

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571311512

Category: Music

Page: 448

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All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, Rob Young gives us the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of what would come to be called the Krautrock scene in late sixties Cologne. With Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay - two classically trained students of Stockhausen - at the heart of the band, CAN's studio and live performances burned an incendiary trail through the decade that followed: and left a legacy that is still reverberating today in hip hop, post rock, ambient, and countless other genres. Rob Young's account draws on unique interviews with all founding members of CAN, as well as their vocalists, friends and music industry associates. And he revisits the music, which is still deliriously innovative and unclassifiable more than four decades on. All Gates Open is a portrait of a group who worked with visionary intensity and belief, outside the system and inside their own inner space. Book Two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by Irmin Schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a 'collage - a technique long associated with CAN's approach to recording. There is an oral history of the band drawing on interviews that Irmin made with musicians who see CAN as an influence - such as Bobby Gillespie, Geoff Barrow, Daniel Miller, and many others. There are also interviews with artists and filmmakers like Wim Wenders and John Malkovitch, where Schmidt reflects on more personal matters and his work with film. Extracts of Schmidt's notebook and diaries from 2013-14 are also reproduced as a reflection on the creative process, and the memories, dreams, and epiphanies it entails. Can Kiosk offers further perspectives on a band that have inspired several generations of musicians and filmmakers in the voices of the artists themselves. CAN were unique, and their legacy is articulated in two books in this volume with the depth, rigour, originality, and intensity associated with the band itself. It is illustrated throughout with previously unseen art, photographs, and ephemera from the band's archive.

Mathematica® Computer Programs for Physical Chemistry

Author: William H. Cropper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461222044

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 3000


Bringing the computational power and elegance of Mathematica to physical chemistry courses, this book is organized along the lines of most modern textbooks. It discusses the kinds of problems encountered in each area of physical chemistry, together with worked examples. An appendix outlines the important calculations in physical chemistry and demonstrates how to handle them in Mathematica code.

Tropical Deltas and Coastal Zones

Author: Chu T. Hoanh,Brian W. Szuster

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936183

Category: Science

Page: 477

View: 5362


Coastal deltas represent one of the most diverse biophysical regions in the tropical developing world. These regions are also home to large human populations and are significant areas of agricultural production and industrialization. Tropical deltas currently face a number of environmental pressures stemming from their intensive use and rapid development, and new threts are emerging as a result of global climate change and expected sea-level rise. Focusing on the developing countries of Asia, Africa and South America, chapters explore the impact of development strategies and existing land and water management practices on delta environments. New management techniques are also explored, which address conflicts between rice-based agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, and the emerging threat of climate change. Illustrating the current key management challenges involved in protecting tropical deltaic systems in the face of environmental change, this book will be an essential reference for students, researchers and policy makers in agriculture, environmental science and aquaculture.

An Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology

Author: Antonio Zaza,Michael Rosen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420021885

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 7202


Knowledge of the basic mechanisms of cardiac excitation is a prerequisite to the understanding of cardiac arrythmias and their response to therapy. The goal of this book is to provide readers unacquainted with the matter with the information necessary to develop pathophysiologically oriented clinical reasoning in this area. Besides covering normal aspects of cardiac cellular and tissue electrophysiology, An Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology illustrates recently acquired information on electronic abnormalities associated with cardiac disease and on molecular mechanisms of anti-arrhythmic drug action. The language used is suitable to address non-specialists, and the reference to physics has been limited to very basic principles. Enclosed with the book is an interactive computer model for cardiac action potential, that can be easily run on any IBM compatible PC, thus allowing readers to test the effects of changes in individual ionic currents on the shape and properties of the cardiac act.

The Use of Delft3D to Simulate the Deposition of Cohesive and Non-Cohesive Sediments in Irrigation Systems

Author: Shaimaa Abd Al-Amear Theol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000069265

Category: Science

Page: 148

View: 9414


Sediment deposition threatens the performance of many irrigation systems. Because of the high impact on irrigation performance and crop production, many studies have been done on how to deal with sediment deposition. In this research, the Delft3D model, originally developed for hydro-morphologic modeling of rivers and estuaries, was adapted for the use in irrigation systems simulations and applied to different case studies. This research addresses two shortcomings of previous studies of sediments in irrigation systems. Firstly, while previous studies primarily used 1D models, this research uses a 2D/3D model. The use of 2D/3D models in irrigation systems is significant because the non-uniform flow around structures such as offtakes, weirs and gates, leads to asymmetric sedimentation patterns that are missed by 1D simulations. Secondly, whereas previous studies mostly considered non-cohesive sediments, this research simulates cohesive, non-cohesive and a mix of both sediment types. This is important for irrigation systems that draw water from natural rivers that carry a mix of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments. The findings of this research are important for irrigation system maintenance and gate operation. It is also essential for the development of canal operating plans that meet crop water requirements and at the same time minimizes sediment deposition by alternating gates.

The Annotated Hodgkin and Huxley

Author: Indira M. Raman,David L. Ferster

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691220654

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 5879


The first annotated edition of the scientific papers that created the foundation of modern neuroscience and physiology The origin of everything known about how neurons and muscles generate electrical signals can be traced back to five revolutionary papers, published in the Journal of Physiology in 1952 by Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley. The principles they revealed remain cornerstones of the discipline, summarized in every introductory neuroscience and physiology course. Since that era, however, scientific practice, technology, and presentation have changed extensively. It is difficult for the modern reader to appreciate Hodgkin and Huxley’s rigorous scientific thought, elegant experimental design, ingenious analysis, and beautiful writing. This book provides the first annotated edition of these papers, offering essential background on everything, from terminology, equations, and electronics, to the greater historical and scientific context surrounding the work. The original journal pages are displayed opposite detailed notes explaining content, process, and background, with copies of the figures replotted according to modern conventions. Indispensable for scientists, teachers, and trainees alike, The Annotated Hodgkin and Huxley makes an essential body of knowledge—and an unparalleled approach to research—accessible to a new generation of readers. Reproduces the original articles paired with extensive annotations on facing pages Replots figures with modern conventions of data display Explains the development of the voltage clamp and the discovery of ionic currents and action potential generation, foundational to the study of neuroscience and physiology Summarizes the history of electrophysiology leading to Hodgkin and Huxley’s work Includes appendices on relevant concepts from mathematics, physics, electronics, chemical kinetics, and numerical methods