Techniques Using Slips

Techniques Using Slips

Author: John Mathieson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780812221176

Category: Art

Page: 145

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Slip, a form of liquid clay, has been used since ancient times to add color and texture to ceramics. Expert potter James Mathieson and forty of the world's best ceramic artists guide readers through basic slip formulation, application methods, and firing techniques.

Resist and Masking Techniques

Resist and Masking Techniques

Author: Peter Beard

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812216113

Category: Art

Page: 132

View: 937

A well illustrated, clearly explained guide to using a wide variety of materials as masks and resists to achieve unusual finishes on clay.

Complete Pottery Techniques

Complete Pottery Techniques

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241421772

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 258

View: 758

Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish. Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both handbuilding beginners and potting pros. Step-by-step photographs - some from the potter's perspective - show you exactly where to place your hands when throwing so you can master every technique you need to know. Plus, expert tips help you rescue your pots when things go wrong. The next in the popular Artist's Techniques series, this book is the ideal companion for pottery classes of any level, or a go-to guide and inspiration for the more experienced potter looking to expand their repertoire and perfect new skills. With contemporary design and ideas, Complete Pottery Techniques enables the modern maker to unleash their creativity.

Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichoke

Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichoke

Author: Stanley J. Kays

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420044966

Category: Science

Page: 496

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A unique plant on many levels, the distinctive properties of the Jerusalem artichoke, or Helianthus tuberosus L., present novel answers to some of today's most pressing problems. The potential of Jerusalem artichoke as a source for inulin, a fructose polymer that may provide dietary health benefits for obesity, diabetes, and several other health issues and the possible use of the crop for biofuels are drawing tremendous recent interest. With its ready cultivation and minimal pest and disease problems, Jerusalem artichoke is an underutilized resource that possesses the potential to meet major health and energy challenges. A comprehensive, up-to-date reference, Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichoke presents the unique biological and chemical properties that distinguish it from other crops. Citing a diverse cross-section of references, it reviews the history, classification, morphology, and anatomy of the plant. It details inulin chemistry addressing properties and structure, extraction, and modification using microbes, enzymes, and a wide range of chemical processes. The book examines the use of Jerusalem artichokes as a biofuel and the role of inulin derived from the crop in combating obesity and diabetes, as well as promoting bone, blood, bowel, and immune health. A comprehensive chapter addresses genetic resources, breeding, breeding methods, hybridization, and the heritability of important traits. The book details developmental biology in terms of maximizing yield and determining resource allocation as well as controlling pests and disease. It concludes with practical information on agronomic methods, storage, the economics of crop production, and future prospects for utilization. Gathering a wealth of information into a single volume and drawing on the authors' 25 years of research, Biology and Chemistry of Jerusalem Artichoke provides the most comprehensive resource to date on this extremely useful crop.

Experimental Slips and Human Error

Experimental Slips and Human Error

Author: Bernard J. Baars

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489911643

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

View: 936

Whereas most humans spend their time trying to get things right, psycholo gists are perversely dedicated to error. Errors are extensively used to in vestigate perception, memory, and performance; some clinicians study errors like tea leaves for clues to unconscious motives; and this volume presents the work of researchers who, in an excess of perversity, actually cause people to make predictable errors in speech and action. Some reasons for this oddity are clear. Errors seem to stand at the nexus of many deep-psychological questions. The very concept of error presupposes a goal or criterion by comparison to which an error is an error; and goals bring in the foundation issues of control, motivation, and volition (Baars, 1987, 1988; Wiener, 1961). Errors serve to measure the quality of performance in learning, in expert knowledge, and in brain damage and other dysfunctional states; and by surprising us, they often call attention to phenomena we might otherwise take for granted. Errors also seem to reveal the "natural joints" in perception, language, memory, and problem solving-revealing units that may otherwise be invisible (e. g. , MacKay, 1981; Miller, 1956; Newell & Simon, 1972; Treisman & Gelade, 1980).

Data Gathering, Analysis and Protection of Privacy through Randomized Response Techniques: Qualitative and Quantitative Human Traits

Data Gathering, Analysis and Protection of Privacy through Randomized Response Techniques: Qualitative and Quantitative Human Traits

Author:

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444635716

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

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Data Gathering, Analysis and Protection of Privacy through Randomized Response Techniques: Qualitative and Quantitative Human Traits tackles how to gather and analyze data relating to stigmatizing human traits. S.L. Warner invented RRT and published it in JASA, 1965. In the 50 years since, the subject has grown tremendously, with continued growth. This book comprehensively consolidates the literature to commemorate the inception of RR. Brings together all relevant aspects of randomized response and indirect questioning Tackles how to gather and analyze data relating to stigmatizing human traits Gives an encyclopedic coverage of the topic Covers recent developments and extrapolates to future trends

An Investigation of the Slip-casting Mechanism as Applied to Stainless Steel Powder

An Investigation of the Slip-casting Mechanism as Applied to Stainless Steel Powder

Author: W. G. Lidman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015095041201

Category: Powder metallurgy

Page: 23

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The slip-casting technique, which is successfully employed in the ceramic industry, was utilized to produce sintered stainless steel components experimentally. The procedure used is described, along with an evaluation of the physical and mechanical properties of the samples produced. Specimens were made with properties comparable to those of wrought stainless steel and of cold pressed and sintered steel powder.

Exploring Primary Design and Technology

Exploring Primary Design and Technology

Author: Rob Johnsey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847140494

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 919

Beginning by defining what exactly the subject of design and technology should involve at primary level, this text proceeds to describe the elements of the subject and how it should be taught. It outlines many easily-understood uses of design in the modern world and shows how children can be encouraged to make useful day-to-day objects in the classroom. The book is a basic introduction to what the subject involves and how best to teach it.

Wetland Techniques

Wetland Techniques

Author: James T. Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400769311

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 520

Wetlands serve many important functions and provide numerous ecological services such as clean water, wildlife habitat, nutrient reduction, and flood control. Wetland science is a relatively young discipline but is a rapidly growing field due to an enhanced understanding of the importance of wetlands and the numerous laws and policies that have been developed to protect these areas. This growth is demonstrated by the creation and growth of the Society of Wetland Scientists which was formed in 1980 and now has a membership of 3,500 people. It is also illustrated by the existence of 2 journals (Wetlands and Wetlands Ecology and Management) devoted entirely to wetlands. To date there has been no practical, comprehensive techniques book centered on wetlands, and written for wetland researchers, students, and managers. This techniques book aims to fill that gap. It is designed to provide an overview of the various methods that have been used or developed by researchers and practitioners to study, monitor, manage, or create wetlands. Including many methods usually found only in the peer-reviewed or gray literature, this 3-volume set fills a major niche for all professionals dealing with wetlands.

Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics: From the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics: From the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Author: John A. Herring

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323566957

Category: Medical

Page: 2184

View: 265

With complete coverage appropriate for residents through experienced pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics, 6th Edition, continues a 50-year tradition of excellence as the most comprehensive, authoritative guide to diagnosing and treating pediatric musculoskeletal disorders. Editor John Herring, MD, and experts from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children offer step-by-step instruction and detailed visual guidance on both surgical and non-surgical approaches. It’s everything the orthopaedic surgeon needs to know to accurately treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic conditions and injuries. Presents complete coverage of the latest knowledge on etiology, imaging, differential diagnosis, growth instrumentation, and non-operative and surgical techniques for a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Provides expert guidance on difficult diagnostic and clinical management issues for your most challenging cases. Covers today’s most effective approaches for management of severe spinal deformities, early onset scoliosis, hip preservation methods, long-term follow-up of trauma conditions, and much more. Offers superb visual guidance with nearly 2,500 full-color illustrations and 70 videos (many are new!) of pediatric surgical procedures, including a number that highlight clinical examination and unusual clinical findings.

Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics E-Book

Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics E-Book

Author: John A. Herring

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455737406

Category: Medical

Page: 1696

View: 673

Continuing the tradition of excellence that began in 1972, this latest edition of Tachdjian s Pediatric Orthopaedics offers the detailed visual guidance; and unmatched expertise you need to effectively diagnose and treat pediatric musculoskeletal disorders. Extensive updates offer you the latest knowledge on etiology, imaging, differential diagnosis, and non-operative and surgical techniques for a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. "... delivers the most comprehensive text on this subject." Reviewed by Dr. Neel Kamal on behalf of BACCH Newsletter, March 2015 Access expert guidance on difficult diagnostic and clinical management issues for your most challenging cases. Perfect your technique with the visual guidance of nearly 2,500 full-color illustrations and 60 videos of pediatric surgical procedures, including a number that highlight clinical examination and unusual clinical findings. Produce the best possible outcomes using today's most effective approaches for management of severe spinal deformities, hip impingement, early-onset scoliosis, and other pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. See exactly how to proceed step-by-step with instructional videos demonstrating repair of bilateral dislocated hips, triple arthrodesis for planovalgus foot, patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy, and more. Access the full contents online at Expert Consult.