An issue in engineering design is a system's design lifetime. This book provides a systemic qualitative and quantitative approach to these problems addressing, first, the technicality of durability, second, the marginal cost of durability, and, third, the durability choice problem for complex systems with network externalities (competition and market uncertainty) and obsolescence (technology evolution). Also addressed is the increasing tension between the design lifetimes of complex systems and the shortening time scales associated with the obsolescence of the technology. The book ends with a discussion of flexibility in system design. Dr. Joseph H. Saleh is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and served as the Executive Director for the Ford-MIT Alliance. His research focuses on issues of design lifetime and how to embed flexibility in the design of complex engineering systems in general and in aerospace system in particular. Dr. Saleh is the author or co-author of 50 technical publications and the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and research contributions. He served as a technical consultant to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has collaborated on research projects with various aerospace companies.
True to the nature of the Gedenkschrift, this commemorative publication celebrates the work of sociologist Dr. William Freudenburg, one of the founding editors of RSPPP and Dehlsen Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara. Chapters include personal reminiscences as well as research that reflect and build on Dr. Freudenburgs theories including recreancy, bureaucratic slippage, his research in environmental disasters, climate change natural resources, technological risk and Scientific Certainty Argumentation Method (SCAM). Government transparency, power and control are also among the topics discussed.
With his mega-blockbuster Fit For Life, Harvey Diamond revolutionized the field of weight loss. Now, with "Fit for Life: A New Beginning", he delivers a complete wellness program. Beginning with his own story and the eye-opening discovery that eliminated his chronic health problems -- and 50 pounds of fat -- in just one month, Harvey Diamond focuses on the body's amazing natural ability to heal itself. Using his simple but astoundingly effective three-step CARE program, readers will discover: -- The seven stages of disease and the warning signals your body sends during each one.-- How to cleanse your body of the toxins that are making you sick.-- Groundbreaking new information on breast cancer prevention, as well as prostate and colon cancer.-- What to include and exclude from your diet.-- Why a juicer in the kitchen can be your fountain of youth.-- The easiest way ever to lose all the weight you desire...forever!-- How you can make digestive problems, headaches, and other chronic pain disappear.-- The power of your mind to heal your body.In addition, Diamond delivers a holistic program of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes that will truly safeguards your well-being. And most crucial of all, he helps you strengthen your lymphatic system, the heart and soul of the immune system. From day one, readers will see important and measurable body changes, including reduced weight, increased energy, lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure.
Anyone working to improve the childbearing experience and help women avoid unnecessary intervention has encountered numerous obstetric myths or old doctors' tales. And while the evidence in the medical literature may be solidly, often unequivocably, against whatever the doctor said, without access to that evidence, the pregnant woman is quite reasonably going to follow her doctor. This book is an attempt to make the medical literature on a variety of key obstetric issues accessible to people who lack the time, expertise, access, or proximity to a medical library to research concerns on their own. This compact, accurate, yet understandable reference is designed for people without medical training and organized for easy access.
After an introductory chapter giving basic information about the different types of medical studies, how to evaluate them, and some basic statistical concepts, Goer provides chapters on cesarean issues, pregnancy and labor management, and a review of alternative approaches. Each chapter begins with a stated myth, followed by an examination of the reality. Goer then analyzes the mainstream belief, pointing out its fallacies. Then comes a list of significant points gleaned from the studies and keyed to her abstracts. Next is the outline by which the abstracts are grouped. Finally come the numbered abstracts of relevant articles published, in most cases, after 1980. The book concludes with a glossary of medical terms and an index. This compact, accurate, and understandable reference tool is designed for people without medical training as well as care givers.
You just tried out for the school play. And who wants the lead part more than anyone? YOU! Imagine racing horseback across the plains. Making your own rules. Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs around the campfire. But be careful what you wish for. That might not be the way it was for a pioneer on the Oregon Trail "