"Pozzolanic and cementitious admixtures are becoming increasingly important to enhance the environmental friendliness of portland-cement concrete and to improve workability, durability, and other properties of the material. This book provides a simple but comprehensive review of the composition and performance of important pozzolanic and cementitious admixtures, such as fly ash, granulated blast-furnace slag, natural pozzolans, silica fume, rice-husk ash and metakaolin."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Cardio-Oncology: Principles, Prevention and Management is a clinical volume that focuses on the basic science of cardio-oncology, addresses cardiotoxicity as a consequence of cancer therapy, and discusses prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease in patients with cancer. This comprehensive volume presents unique perspectives ranging from basic science to clinical medicine in the field of cardio-oncology. It would be a valuable resource for cardiologists, oncologists, internists, and pediatricians caring for patients with cancer who have cardiovascular risk factors, as well as for cardio-oncology researchers. Covers basic science of cardio-oncology to provide readers with the necessary background Addresses cardiotoxicity related to current cancer therapeutic modalities Discusses diagnostic and management approaches of patients with underlying cardiac risk factors as well as otherwise healthy cancer patients
Featuring beautiful photographs and insightful commentary this Japanese gardening book is a must have for any gardening or zen enthusiast. At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. Japanese Gardens celebrates and illustrates this ideal, showcasing the exquisite natural beauty of more than 20 quintessentially Japanese gardens—big and small, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary. The expert author-and-photographer team behind this book excels at capturing and explaining the essential elements and techniques that distinguish Japanese garden design from that of other countries. The featured sites reflect a cross section of Japanese culture and history including large feudal period gardens, temple and Zen gardens and private countryside gardens. The mountain flower garden, tea garden, rock garden and bonsai garden alike are all celebrated and appreciated in this beautiful book.
The Arivind Eye Care System treats 2.7 million patients a year in the developing world for blindness and other eye problems and seems to violate every rule of business. Patients pay what they want (if they pay at all, which most don't), it delivers services for one percent of the cost of comparable care in developed countries, functions at many times the volume with a lower complication rate, and is completely self-sustaining. This book is the first to tell its extraordinary story.
The Present book S.Chand's Principle of Physics is written primarily for the students preparing for CBSE Examination as per new Syllabus. Simple langauge and systematic development of the subject matter. Emphasis on concepts and clear mathematical derivations
The rate of interfaith marriage in the United States has risen so radically since the sixties that it is difficult to recall how taboo the practice once was. How is this development understood and regarded by Americans generally, and what does it tell us about the nation's religious life? Drawing on ethnographic and historical sources, Samira K. Mehta provides a fascinating analysis of wives, husbands, children, and their extended families in interfaith homes; religious leaders; and the social and cultural milieu surrounding mixed marriages among Jews, Catholics, and Protestants. Mehta's eye-opening look at the portrayal of interfaith families across American culture since the mid-twentieth ...