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The Skeptic's Dictionary, A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions
Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!
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A wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers"Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get."-James Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, randi.org"From alternative medicine, aliens, and psychics to the farthest shores of science and beyond, Robert Carroll presents a fascinating look at some of humanity's most strange and wonderful ideas. Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head!"-Clifford Pickover, author of The Stars of Heaven and Dreaming the Future"A refreshing compendium of clear thinking, a welcome and potent antidote to the reams of books on the supernatural and pseudoscientific."-John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper"This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed."-Stephen Barrett, M.D., quackwatch.orgFeaturing close to 400 definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on all things supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such categories as alternative medicine; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk science; logic and perception; New Age energy; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the soft or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this book offers a remarkable range of information that puts to the test the best arguments of true believers.
This is not surprising as the scientific basis of the technology is, by nature, highly complex and interdisciplinary.
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The use oflubricants began in ancient times and has developed into a major international business through the need to lubricate machines of increasing complexity. The impetus for lubricant development has arisen from need, so lubricatingpractice has preceded an understanding ofthe scientific principles. This is not surprising as the scientific basis of the technology is, by nature, highly complex and interdisciplinary. However, we believe that the under standing of lubricant phenomena will continue to be developed at a mol ecular level to meet future challenges. These challenges will include the control of emissions from internal combustion engines, the reduction of friction and wear in machinery, and continuing improvements to lubricant performanceand life-time. More recently, there has been an increased understanding of the chemical aspects of lubrication, which has complemented the knowledge and under standing gained through studies dealing with physics and engineering. This book aims to bring together this chemical information and present it in a practical way. It is written by chemists who are authorities in the various specialisations within the lubricating industry, and is intended to be of interest to chemists who may already be working in the lubricating industry or in academia, and who are seeking a chemist's view of lubrication. It will also be of benefit to engineers and technologists familiar with the industry who require a more fundamental understanding oflubricants.
; The history of vegetable oil-based diesel fuels; The basics of diesel engines and diesel fuel; Basics of the transesterification reaction; Alternate feedstocks and technologies for biodiesel production; Analytical methods for biodiesel; ...
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Introduction: what is biodiesel?; The history of vegetable oil-based diesel fuels; The basics of diesel engines and diesel fuel; Basics of the transesterification reaction; Alternate feedstocks and technologies for biodiesel production; Analytical methods for biodiesel; Cetane numbers-heat of combustion-why vegetable oils and their derivatives are suitable as a diesel fuel; Viscosity of biodiesel; Cold weather properties and performance of biodiesel; Oxidative stability of biodiesel; Literature overview; Stability of biodiesel; Biodiesel lubricity; Biodiesel fuels; biodegradability, biological and chemical oxygen demand, and toxicity; Soybean oil composition for biodiesel; Effect of biodiesel fuel on pollutant emissions from diesel engines; Influence of biodiesel and different petrodiesel fuels on exhaust emissions and health effects; Current status of biodiesel in the United States; Current status of biodiesel in the European Union; Biodiesel quality management: the AGQM story; Status of biodiesel in Asia, the Americas, Australia and South Africa; Environmental implications of biodiesel (life-cycle assessment); Potential production of biodiesel; Other uses of biodiesel; Other alternative diesel fuels from vegetable oils; Glycerol.