A Quantum Kirwan Map

Consider a Hamiltonian action of a compact connected Lie group on a symplectic manifold M ,w. Conjecturally, under suitable assumptions there exists a morphism of cohomological field theories from the equivariant Gromov-Witten theory of M , w to the Gromov-Witten theory of the symplectic quotient. The morphism should be a deformation of the Kirwan map. The idea, due to D. A. Salamon, is to define such a deformation by counting gauge ...

Enterprise Interoperability

In a fast changing global economy governed by Enterprise Services and the Future Internet, enterprises and virtual factories will self–organize in distributed, interoperable, innovation Ecosystems where the issues of Enterprise Interoperability need to be solved in a multi–view of information, services and processes throughout Enterprise Networks. The book constitutes the proceedings of five workshops co– located with the Fifth IFIP ...

History on Film/Film on History

History on Film/Film on History demonstrates how films can be analyzed as historical sources. It offers undergraduates an introduction to some of the first issues involved with studying historical films. Rosenstone argues that to leave history films out of the discussion of the meaning of the past is to ignore a major factor in our understanding of past events. He examines what history films convey about the past and how they convey ...

Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems

This book provides an important overview of current topics in intelligent transport systems and clean mobility. Edited by two experts in the field, this book covers the full spectrum of transport from land to sea and aircraft, and includes some research from the economic and human sciences. Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems covers topics including ICT for intelligent public transport systems; ITS and freight transport;...

Italian Guitar Music of the Seventeenth Century

In the seventeenth century, like today, the guitar was often used for chord strumming (""battuto"" in Italian) in songs and popular dance genres, such as the ciaccona or sarabanda. In the golden age of the baroque guitar, Italy gave rise to a unique solo repertoire, in which chord strumming and lute-like plucked (""pizzicato"") styles were mixed. Italian Guitar Music of the Seventeenth Century: Battuto and Pizzicato explores this lit...

Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical tells the full story of the making and remaking of the most important musical in Broadway history. Drawing on exhaustive archival research and including much new information from early draft scripts and scores, this book reveals how Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern created Show Boat in the crucible of the Jazz Age to fit the talents of the show's original 1927 cast. After showing ...

Mark Twain's Helpful Hints for Good Living

Irreverent, charming, eminently quotable, this handbook—an eccentric etiquette guide for the human race—contains sixty-nine aphorisms, anecdotes, whimsical suggestions, maxims, and cautionary tales from Mark Twain's private and published writings. It dispenses advice and reflections on family life and public manners; opinions on topics such as dress, health, food, and childrearing and safety; and more specialized tips, such as those ...

English for Academic Research

Drawing on the errors found in thousands of academic texts by non-native users of English, this book is structured according to key lexical sub-fields and includes a wealth of relevant exercises alongside detailed explanation of common problem areas.

150 Recipes in a 13x9 Pan

13 x 9...the pan that can! Whether it's aluminum or steel, glass or ceramic, chances are you find yourself reaching for your favorite 13 x 9 pan all the time. Family meals don't get any easier than one-dish dinners like beefy bean & biscuit bake, black bean & rice enchiladas and chicken & asparagus. Just turn on the oven and call 'em in to dinner! In the morning, wake everyone up for overnight French toast or a hearty bre...

Culinary Reactions: The Everyday Chemistry of Cooking

When you're cooking, you're a chemist! Every time you follow or modify a recipe you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams. In your kitchen you denature proteins, crystallize compounds, react enzymes with substrates, and nurture desired microbial life while suppressing harmful microbes. And unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses. In Culinary Reactions,...